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Offline pedrovic

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Red Star Ale
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:44:38 AM »
Hi,

I found on Beersmith's yeast list one called Red Star Ale (https://www.beersmith.com/Yeasts/yeast_9.htm). Would it be equivalent to a baker's yeast like Fleischmann's Active Dry?

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 08:16:39 AM by pedrovic »

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Re: Red Star Ale
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 05:01:10 PM »
Many people have brewed with baker's yeast successfully.  I am not sure there is an equivalent in the profiles, but that one might get you started.  Don't sweat the final gravity estimation, as I am sure it will come out different.  One head-to-head study of baking yeast versus Safale US-05 can be found here: http://brulosophy.com/2020/03/30/yeast-comparison-fleischmanns-active-dry-yeast-vs-safale-us-05-american-ale-yeast-exbeeriment-results/ which may be of interest to you.

If you use it a couple of times and enter in all the brew data into the session tabs, the program will calculate out the results of your apparent attenuation.  Track this over a few brews and you can enter in a yeast profile which will give you results which will be more reliable.

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Re: Red Star Ale
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 05:31:19 PM »
Red Star Ale Yeast looks to be different than the bread yeast. If you go to their home page and scroll to the bottom there is a link to their beer and wine yeast products. That link takes you to fermentis.com who makes safale brewing yeasts. Unfortunately there is nothing about "Red Star" on their site so you would have to pick one that best suits the style you are making. US-05 is a good all-around yeast.
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Re: Red Star Ale
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 08:01:14 AM »
Great! This infos and the Brulosophy article really will help me a lot! I didn't know that Fermentis had acquired Red Star, but the possibility of using baker's yeast interested me a lot.

Thank you!

 

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