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June 16, 2019 / By Audley
Question: the recipe calls for 3 cakes of yeast, which i assume is brewer's yeast. i cannot find any locally. can i substitute the packets of dry active yeast that i can find in the baking section at the grocery store? it is a marigold wine recipe.. and all it says is "3 yeast cakes". there is 20# of citrus involved as well as the marigold blossoms and about 18# of sugars. i got a hold of a local beer supply guy who said yeast cakes is a old term (and style of yeast) that isn't used much any more. he told me to use wine yeast. thanks for the input folks
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Vicki Vicki | 3 days ago
No, you really can't. It's a totally different strain of yeast and the two can not be interchanged. As yeast eats the sugar in a recipe, it creates alcohol. Different strains of yeast die off at different alcohol levels. Bread yeast will die off before you have much alcohol in your brew. Beer yeast dies off at around 3-8%. Wine yeast at around 10-15%. Champagne yeast at around 16-20% and so on. I order all my supplies at midwestsupplies.com since I don't have a local supply either.
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Vicki Originally Answered: in home brewing wine.. can i substitue active dry yeast for brewer's yeast ?
No, you really can't. It's a totally different strain of yeast and the two can not be interchanged. As yeast eats the sugar in a recipe, it creates alcohol. Different strains of yeast die off at different alcohol levels. Bread yeast will die off before you have much alcohol in your brew. Beer yeast dies off at around 3-8%. Wine yeast at around 10-15%. Champagne yeast at around 16-20% and so on. I order all my supplies at midwestsupplies.com since I don't have a local supply either.

Shae Shae
Yes. If you are substituting active dry yeast for instant yeast in a recipe, read the instructions on the package to figure out how to activate the yeast before adding it to the recipe and reduce the amount of water you add later in the recipe by the amount of water you proof the yeast in (i.e., if you activate the yeast in a half a cup of water, add a half a cup of water or less later so that you end up with the same total amount of liquid in the recipe).
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Oneida Oneida
Not if you want it to taste like wine. Bakers' yeast is designed to produce a lot of carbon dioxide and little alcohol, the opposite of what you want. It will give off-tastes too. Montrachet is a good general wine yeast. If there is no home brew shop near you, go to http://byo.com and click on Reader Resources to find links to catalogs. The one exception is if you are trying to duplicate a colonial-era (US) wine. That is the only time cake yeast would be appropriate.
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Maeveen Maeveen
Yeast cakes are distinct as you know. One old country lady I knew made Dandelion wine and she used cakes of yeast. She distilled that concoction to produce what she called distilled dandelion wine, a very potent beverage. Other than that I don't have a clue.
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Kerri Kerri
No. And you can find brewer's yeast at any healthfood or vitamin store because a lot of people take it for other reasons.
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Kerri Originally Answered: I've had a yeast infection for almost a month!
Changes in your period, cramps and a chronic yeast infection are all tell tale signs of a deeper Candida overgrowth going on. These are my suggestions to deal with the yeast infection once and for all: There are many things you need to start doing and addressing if you are suffering from a yeast infection. To start, do the following: 1. Wear loose clothing and undergarments, oxygen kills yeast, going commando and wearing nothing down there if possible is even better. 2. Get some unsweetened yogurt and rub it onto a tampon, insert the tampon and do this continually until the yeast infection is gone. 3. Cut out any and all sugar, alcohol and yeast from your diet. All three will promote the infection further. 4. Start drinking cranberry juice, pure not from concentrate with no added sugar, I know this goes against the no sugar thing but the acid content in the cranberries will alter the PH balance of your vagina and cause the yeast to die off. 5. If you can tolerate it, use a raw garlic clove and apply it to the infection, this may burn so dilute it with some olive or coconut oil, both of which can also help eliminate the yeast, especially the coconut. 6. Lastly if all else fails, begin adding 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bath. Only fill the tub up high enough to submerge your genital area. Stay in the tub for 20-30 minutes at a time. Hope this helps, the yogurt is the key really, by putting good bacteria directly on the area you will eliminate it quickly. Make sure it is unsweetened and ideally keep an eye out for a variation called Kefir which has even more beneficial bacteria in it to snuff out the infection. When all is said and done I would suggest you research Candida and take a test to determine if you are suffering from it, as anyone who gets yeast infections has Candida, it's just a matter of how bad it is.

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