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Dan

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Re: dandelion beer
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 09:39:41 am »
I'm just about to make a batch - what yeast did you use Hester? We've got dried bread yeast, I was going to try with that but wonder now...  ???

HesterF

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Re: dandelion beer
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2013, 09:45:55 am »
I used dried bread yeast but it was my fault, not the yeast. I activated the yeast separately because I was worried about whether it'd be OK and I just did it too early. So I was waiting, waiting, waiting for the dandelion stuff to cool and meantime the yeast was frothing over in its jug. I got impatient and added it too soon to the dandelion stuff while it was still too hot so that killed that yeast. So then I added some more yeast when it got cooler but couldn't filter out all the yeast when I transferred it to bottles. Whatever the cause it was flat and tasted awful! So if you are going to use the bread yeast, activate it at the last minute (or just add it direct!).

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Dan

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Re: dandelion beer
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013, 02:41:51 pm »
Brilliant, thanks.  :thumbsup:

benkt

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Re: dandelion beer
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 04:04:06 pm »
I used wine yeast as I had plenty spare. Tastes good - in fact my wife has been drinking some which is a rare compliment for something I've brewed! Will do again - thanks.

 

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