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What is the best yeast

I want to use my own mix in my Nutrafin Co2 generator, the stuff they supply does not last very long.

What is the best yeast to use, baking yeast or brewing yeast or something else? I can get Red Star yeast very reasonable.

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I usually just use baker's yeast, as it is readily available and cheap. However, there are other strains of yeast/types of yeast that have been used that seem to be a little more longer lasting.

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Fleischmann's Baking Yeast available at most grocery stores. Refrigerate unused portions in a sealed glass jar.


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Fleischmann's Baking Yeast available at most grocery stores. Refrigerate unused portions in a sealed glass jar.
+1 on Fleischmann's. It starts creating CO2 much faster than the RedStar that is also sold in grocery stores. I have read that yeast made for wine and champayne lasts much longer but, I have never tried it.
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The other problem is the cost. Where I have seen the wine and champagne yeast for sale it's like $12 to $30 for a little packet. I give the Fleischmann's a go.

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in my opinion this is the best co2 DIY system, 1 bubble per second for 3 weeks
http://freshwater-aquarium-passion.b...injection.html


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I like brewers yeast, but have used both wine and reg. bakers yeast with only a few days difference (the wine yeast seems to last a tiny bit longer)


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"The other problem is the cost. Where I have seen the wine and champagne yeast for sale it's like $12 to $30 for a little packet. I give the Fleischmann's a go."

Someones trying to rob you! I can get brewers yeast or wine or champagne yeast in single use packets for like a buck or two at the home brew store.
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Seems the jello yeast formula last the longest. Don't if it will work with nutrifin system though. I read it lasted 3 months for Rolo
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I just started up a bottle of co2 mix on saturday using a package of brewers yeast from my local home brew store for $1.79. I only used 1/2 tsp of it in a bottle with the Jell-O recipe. After 24 hours it was only producing 10 bpm. So this morning I went and purchased a jar of Red Star Active Dry Yeast. I removed a 1/4 cup of solution form the yeast bottle and added a 1/4 of water with the proofed red star in it. Within an hour I was producing yeast at a much faster rate. Last time I checked it it was going at 35 bpm. I'm not sure about Fleischmann's vs. Red Star, but so far I have no complaints with it.

Will I purchase brewers yeast again? Probably not

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