Using bread yeast for carbonating non alcoholic beverages

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Using bread yeast for carbonating non alcoholic beverages

Post by Bad 'Ed » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:53 pm

I fancy making some lemonade or something similar (but sour). I've made ginger beer a few times before but always carbonated it with sugar and beer yeast.

I assume bread yeast would work just as well? We've pretty much always got some to hand and would mean I don't have to waste the more expensive beer yeast.
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Re: Using bread yeast for carbonating non alcoholic beverages

Post by wmfd » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:44 pm

I am pretty sure I used bread yeast for some elderflower I made a few years ago. It was fine although I did end up with quite a lot of yeast in the bottles (which may have been me rather than the yeast).

Not sure how alcohol tolerant bread yeast is?
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