So... bakers yeast

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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Curmudgeon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:07 pm

Mash wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:16 am
Curmudgeon wrote:
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French bread doesn't rise as high or have as many yeast made bubbles as allinson's so that makes sense.
Eeer nope, I think you are confusing your apples and power tools.
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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Mash » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:29 pm

very good indeed.
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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Easydrinker » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:18 pm

Just to be contentious..
I prefer to use half and half Allinsons and Saf yeast for my neutral.
Have done so for years.
It works for me.
I will leave others to find what works for them.
But don't be afraid to try stuff. :D

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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Mash » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:42 pm

That's interesting - Do you think is more neutral?

That is a serious question, Blending yeasts is normally done for flavour. Wondered if that was the results you are getting?
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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by gaza the instructor » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:54 pm

Nahhh Mash!!! The French stuff is piss cheap and its
got to be used up. :lol:
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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Michael » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:16 pm

I buy 1500g of Saf Yeast every so often from Amazon (£10 for three tins @ 500g per tin) as I make bread and pizza. It is a lovely Yeast for that.

Used it for my kale wash and mine has been going for three weeks. very slow, but still dropping in specific gravity. I recon another week or two to go. I make wine, so used to the wait.

I believe the Allison's Yeast has improvers in, which may explain the time differences. Saf does not.

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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Easydrinker » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:50 am

Mash wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:42 pm
That's interesting - Do you think is more neutral?

That is a serious question, Blending yeasts is normally done for flavour. Wondered if that was the results you are getting?
Yes,When I started doing this it was for whisky, and reading that some distilleries used two yeasts, thought I would give it a go.
These days I am up to my ears in whisky specific yeast, but switched to two yeasts for neutral a while back.
I cannot claim it is "more neutral", but am happy with it and don't fix what ain't broke.
TBH, I ran out of Allinson's a few months back and have been using SAF and Anchor Whisky yeast for neutral since.
A fast ferment and neutral enough taste for me.
But don't forget that I am one of the heathen that Carbon filters neutral! :P

My undestanding of the intent of Whisky yeast is a fast ferment, as low as it will go, no flavour.

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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Mash » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:08 am

My undestanding of the intent of Whisky yeast is a fast ferment, as low as it will go, no flavour.
Yeah I would agree with that. It would also make sense to use blended yeasts to get there.
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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by gaza the instructor » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:12 pm

Mirror-signal-manoeuvre.

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Re: So... bakers yeast

Post by Mash » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:22 am

Good find. Surprised it was what I expected.
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