Is it possible to use regular instant or "bread" yeast to homebrew beer and is the tast affected by this?!

Question: Is it possible to use regular instant or "bread" yeast to homebrew beer and is the tast affected by this!?
I am curious about getting started in homebrewing and luckily my parents already have most of the neccessary tools but I am a college student without alot of money and am looking for an economic way to get started!. I also want to add that I'm not a big partier and I don't want to brew a beer just to get wasted!. I would seriously like to make an excellent beer and do it well!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Just today asked at my favorite homebrew supply store about champagne yeast!. Yes, it will yield a higher alcohol content!. But remember that it does so at the expense of the sweetness of the brew!. Consider that some of your favorites do have some residual sugars!.

As to using bread yeast: Absolutely! Go for it! Then compare the results with other yeasts you use!. It could be that the beer most pleasing to your palate will be made with ingredients others would sneer at!.

The only way to make a truly excellent beer is to make a truly horrible beer first, then figure out what needs to be changed!. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, either!.

If you can make The Perfect Beer the first time every time, kindly post a picture of yourself walking on water!.!.!.or even better: on beer!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Do you have an extra dollar to spend on yeast!? Then get a dry packaged ale yeast rather than the bread yeast!. Your taste buds will thank you for it!. Bread yeast is, umm, bred to produce a lot of carbon diozide and little alcohol, just the opposite or what you want!. Once you have mastered the art of making drinkable ale, you may want to move on to the liquid yeast cultures!. They will set you back a few dollars more but I think that the results are worth it!.

To get started cheaply, haunt eBay, Craigslist, thrift shops, and flea markets for the equipment!. Two books to be on the hunt for are New Complete Guide to Home Brewing (for brewing instructions) and Brew Ware (if you want to build some of your equipment!. Your local bakery may be able to set you up with free food-grade buckets from their icing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You could probably use bread yeast to ferment alcohol, but it will definitely affect the flavor!. Probably not for the worse!. The cost of brewer's yeast will be among the least of your expenses, especially if you still have to buy equipment!. There is also a way to reuse yeast from brew to brew or to cultivate your own strain, but I don't have any experience with this!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Possible, but DO NOT DO!. You would just be wasting all the money you spent on other ingredients because the taste more than likely will not be to you expectations!. Use a dry yeast such as Nottingham!. Depending on where you buy, cost is $1!.50-$3!.00 per pack, compared with close to $10 for liquid yeast!. Easy to use to, either hydrate in ~70degree H2O for 10 minutes, or you can also pitch directly into your wort!. I have always used liquid yeast, except one time I did use Nottingham!. It was for a Northern English Brown Ale and it turned out great!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

"U" need clean stafff!.!.!.!.it is possible !.!.!."but"!.!.!."U"!.!.need pation!.!.!.because takes about 30 days 2 fermentat; after that 'u' have 2 transfer the clear liquid into plastic botells[ex!."pepsi", etc] & keep them on cool 4 2 wks!. before drinking!.!.!.!.
!.!.!.also before botelling 'u' can insert some special peels 4 carbonization process!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

yes it is possible, but not the best idea!. you'll never be able to fully kill the yeast and your beer or mead or wine whatever you're making will taste like yeasty bread!. use champagne yeast!. it's not that expensive and it gives a high alcohol content!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I tried this once!. Years later, I still regret that I haven't been able to block out the memory of the first time I tasted the result!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It will work, but the results won't be the best!. Brewer's yeast is NOT the same as baker's yeast!. 'Nuff said!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

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