Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs)

Are champagne yeast and brewer’s yeast the same?

No, both of these yeasts have their own taste and characteristics. For instance, champagne yeast imparts the taste of champagne (small bubbles, dry taste) specially to beer whereas brewer’s yeast is used for standard beer-making processes.

Is there any legal age to buy champagne yeast?

As of now, in the US, there’s no certain age limit for buying champagne yeast. 

Is champagne yeast top-fermenting or bottom?

Champagne Yeast, also known as Saccharomyces bayanus, is a top-fermenting yeast. Hence, the flocculating yeast gets to the surface during the fermentation process. 

What is the difference between commercial yeast and wild yeast?

Wild yeasts, as the name suggests are natural yeasts that are present naturally on food surfaces. They may belong to different strains as against the commercial yeast, which is a single yeast strain, proven to enhance fermentation.

Wild yeast may give unexpected flavors whereas the final result of commercial yeast is pretty much known to the user.

Which are the different types of baking yeast?

Mainly, there are three types of baking yeast available, Active, instant, and fresh yeast.

What can you use instead of yeast to make alcohol?

You can use Rice bran. It performs ethanol fermentation almost similar to the regular yeast extract powder.