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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:01 pm 
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I've been trying to buy some live yeast but nowhere sells the stuff! I'm sure it was available years ago.
Supermarkets are more than useless, health food shops just shrug sholders :?

I've had 25 litres of damson juice on the froth since Septemer with a nice thick crust of mold (my Tree went mad with fruit this year, even though the rest of the country had a damson draught!), it was only supposed to be for 2 weeks before draining/straining and adding the ingrediants, but it's been nearly 6 months it's probably fermenting under it's own natural skin yeast by now.

So where can I buy live yeast from in Chester?!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:48 pm 
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i used to work in the 'in store bakery' for Safeways. we used to sell the fresh yeast that they use, you could ask any store with a bakery. it wasn't openly advertised, but was just a few pence to by a few ounces.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:50 pm 
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Assuming you want bread yeast, try a bakers.

Up until 2 or 3 years ago we used to get fresh yeast from the instore bakery in our local Asda/Sainsburys - sometimes free, sometimes they would charge a few pence. Only available when they were baking (obviously).

Probably still available, but the handmade bread/naan/pizza dough fad passed in our house and now we just chuck the dry ingredients into the machine :oops:.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:10 pm 
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hmmm that's got me thinking, "bread yeast" and i used to be a baker :oops:

It's wine yeast i need. I can't find any yeast, in dry form or anything else, nevermind wine yeast.

The last health food shop i went in (who was closing down, quite sad) said he had people ask hime all the time for yeast but he could never get hold of it from his suppliers :shock:

I've even been in these fancy wine shops thinking they'll have a brewers section... bah nothing.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Easy_Rider wrote:
The last health food shop i went in (who was closing down, quite sad) said he had people ask hime all the time for yeast but he could never get hold of it from his suppliers :shock:


They probably couldn't supply it due to "health" and safety :roll:.

High street shops selling homebrew supplies and kit are almost non-existant now - replaced by the internet. You should have no trouble getting wine or beer yeast in dried form.

As for fresh yeast, perhaps a friendly local microbrewery might have a source? CAMRA would probably be a good place to start.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:45 pm 
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I don't think you can buy fresh 'live' yeast from a shop as it's classed as a culture, I guess unless they have some license to sell such things, supermarkets will not.
They can of course give it away for free ;)

They could have changed rules & regs / old wife tales since I last looked ;)


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FluffyChicken wrote:
I don't think you can buy fresh 'live' yeast from a shop as it's classed as a culture, I guess unless they have some license to sell such things, supermarkets will not.
They can of course give it away for free ;)

They could have changed rules & regs / old wife tales since I last looked ;)


Isn't live yogurt the same then? I'm not talking about those silly little pots, i mean proper live yogurt, yummy stuff.

I'm sure my local health food shop used to sell it in bar form from the fridge. But that was bread yeast, i need wine yeast, don't know the difference tbh.

I'll try ur tips nimbus.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:01 pm 
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e-bay !!

Try Turbo Yeast - Simply add this yeast with 6 kg of granulated sugar to 21 litres of water to produce 14%abv alcohol in 48 hours!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alcotec-Turbo-Yea ... 240%3A1318


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:04 pm 
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No idea :lol:


do you have Wilko's down there, just get the dried yeast they sell it on there site
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0022659


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seems you do
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/page/store ... mit=search


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Any homebrew shop. Large Boots used to have some. Wine yeast can take a higher % of alcohol before it dies.


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