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joepetro88 Original Post: Sep 03 '06,  7:39 pm           
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Allergy to Brewer's yeast

Hello,
I have an allergy to brewer's yeast. Beer bothers me but wine does not. I am not sure if wine has brewer's yeast or if it is the same kind if it does have brewer's yeast. Does anyone know if any hard liquor does or does not have brewer's yeast? If you know whether or not a specific liquor has brewer's yeast please let me know.
Thanks,
joe

     
popsrocks Posted: Sep 03 '06,  7:43 pm (Updated: Sep 03 '06,  7:45 pm)           
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RE: Allergy to Brewer's yeast

Quote: joepetro88
Hello,
I have an allergy to brewer's yeast. Beer bothers me but wine does not. I am not sure if wine has brewer's yeast or if it is the same kind if it does have brewer's yeast. Does anyone know if any hard liquor does or does not have brewer's yeast? If you know whether or not a specific liquor has brewer's yeast please let me know.
Thanks,
joe


May I suggest you take this question over to the Restaurant Category. We have a couple of guys that may be able to answer that question for you there.

It may take a day or two so I also suggest you don't go chugging anything else just yet.

Phil
     
davidmanning Posted: Sep 03 '06,  9:13 pm (Updated: Sep 03 '06,  9:15 pm)           
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RE: Allergy to Brewer's yeast

Quote: joepetro88
Hello,
I have an allergy to brewer's yeast. Beer bothers me but wine does not. I am not sure if wine has brewer's yeast or if it is the same kind if it does have brewer's yeast. Does anyone know if any hard liquor does or does not have brewer's yeast? If you know whether or not a specific liquor has brewer's yeast please let me know.

Seeing as how this wasn't moved, I'll just answer it here and the mods can shunt it to its proper destination.

Liquor is distilled. I strongly suggest you drink it. Completely different process. There's no yeast in existence that can be coaxed past around 24-25% alcohol by volume in solution -- it dies. Are you saying you've tried beer and wine, but not liquor? Why? A little research (Google Is Your Friend) might help clear things up.

There are a lot of yeasts used in brewing beer, and sometimes wine yeast, especially champagne yeast, is used to brew beer of higher strength.

For beer -- brewing lesson alert! -- 'ales' generally use a variant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 'lagers' Saccharomyces carlsbergensis. Some Belgian beers use Brettanomyces too; bacteria is sometimes used to intentionally sour beer also, but it does ferment the wort (the name for unfermented beer; think Goya Malta). However, there are literally hundreds of slightly-different yeast strains in use in the United States alone.

But all beer and all wine is fermented with some type of yeast. That's how the alcohol, and for some craft beers, the carbonation, is produced. You're certain you're allergic to the yeast itself? Because baker's yeast isn't that much different than brewer's yeast, and will sort-of ferment the sugars present after brewing beer (and before the yeast is pitched to ferment).

Basically, if you're allergic to actual brewer's yeast, any of the big brewery beers as well as most other beers you'll encounter should be fine for you to drink, since the yeast has been filtered out of the beer. Don't drink cloudy beers (hefeweizens would be a big no-no), or bottle-conditioned beers. If you're not sure, you can ask the individual brewers. I'd figure wine doesn't bother you because there's no yeast in the bottle, but that's also true for 95% of the beer you'll ever encounter.
     
PattyTherre Posted: Sep 03 '06,  11:51 pm           
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I would delete this but since it contains info (albeit non Eps related), I will just lock it and we can move on.

Patty

     
joepetro88 Posted: Sep 04 '06,  6:29 am           
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Thanks for your help.

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