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can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« on: April 03, 2011, 08:24:06 PM »
i'd be brewing and baking outside the house, in basically the same place.  uncovered area.  is this ok?  i heard you can't bake and brew in the same place due to the different types of yeasts. 

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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 08:32:22 PM »
I do it inside all the time, and it always works.  Not sure why this could ever be an issue unless you're sprinkling baker's yeast in your beer.

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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 02:05:03 AM »
Yes you can - no worries.
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 03:40:42 AM »
In fact..... People take yeast cakes after fermentation and make bread with them. I hear Belgian yeasts make great bread.

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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 06:04:06 AM »
There is a guy in our club who brews in this garage and has a small comercial bakery in the room just inside.  He has been doing this for a long long time.  His beers and his bread are both excellent.

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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 06:13:13 PM »
I've baked bread and brewed in the same area, on the same day, with no problems.
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 11:51:08 PM »
I do both in my kitchen. I'm just careful to keep my sourdough starters away from my pure yeast starters and beers.
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 12:16:18 AM »
Its kind of become a tradition for us on brew day. We use some of the spent grain from the mash and use a bit of cooled wort to wake up the bread yeast. It's like making your beer and eating it too! Go for it!
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 06:00:51 AM »
thanks to all for dispellng the myth i've heard circulated for quite some time!

now to find a good bread book!

suggestions?
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 09:36:14 AM »
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 10:19:25 AM »
Anything that starts with "New Complete" must be good :)
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2011, 10:31:11 AM »
Bernard Clayton used to live in Hilo too.   ;)
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011, 10:59:57 AM »
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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 12:33:57 PM »


this one.  He has a few others, and they're all good.

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Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2011, 08:55:29 AM »
He has a few others, and they're all good.

Agreed, Reinhart is the man when it comes to baking.
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