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From: dw <Wegeng.Henr@Xerox.COM>
Subject: Brewers Yeast
Date: 1989-11-30 14:02:17 GMT

>I was reading a Vegitarian Mag the other day, an article touting
>the wonderful benefits of Brewers yeast in your diet. The
>article mentioned a brewers yeast available at health food stores
>which is cultured without the characteristic malts and grains and
>thus tastes "Good".
>My question is..... Will this work to build a better brew?
>Having no so called characteristic to style, what flavor or
>style if you will, would this yeast impart to a beer?

The brewers yeast that people use as a dietary supplement is usually dead,
so you can't use it to make beer with. It comes in both tablet and powdered
form, and is usually processed yeast sludge from a brewery (yep - it's the
same as the stuff that settles to the bottom of your primary fermenter).
The brewers yeast that the vegetarian magazine refered to is cultured
specifically for use as a dietary supplement, rather than to brew beer,
using something other than malted barley as the source of food for the


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