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18-08-2008, 12:56   #1
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Drink on a yeast-free diet?!

Hey all!

I'm on a health-related diet at the moment and have to avoid yeast and wheat-does anyone know of anything that I can drink while on such a diet?!
I was told that vodka is ok, due to the triple distillation process, but can anyone think of anything else?
I assue yeast must be present in all alcohol to convert the sugars to alcohol? I'm off to a music festival next week and would like to be able to have a few tipples! I miss beer and wine and cider!!!

Thanks in advance everyone!
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18-08-2008, 13:29   #2
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Hey all!

I'm on a health-related diet at the moment and have to avoid yeast and wheat-does anyone know of anything that I can drink while on such a diet?!
I was told that vodka is ok, due to the triple distillation process, but can anyone think of anything else?
I assue yeast must be present in all alcohol to convert the sugars to alcohol? I'm off to a music festival next week and would like to be able to have a few tipples! I miss beer and wine and cider!!!

Thanks in advance everyone!
champagne is also yeast free, can pretend your celebrating everytime u have a drink !
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18-08-2008, 13:36   #3
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Is it really? Oh wow-that's great news Worthy of a celebration in fact, hehe!! Champers anyone?!
I wonder if that applies to the cheaper versions-cava and the like?

Thanks for your reply, much appreciated
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18-08-2008, 13:41   #4
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Gin and tonic.
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Miller is sterile filtered, although this wont remove soluble yeast proteins that may cause a response.
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18-08-2008, 14:43   #6
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champagne is also yeast free, can pretend your celebrating everytime u have a drink !
The méthode champenoise will remove the majority of the lees/yeast but I doubt they are sterile filtered so there will be some yeast left

Although some sparkling wines maybe filtered and the forced carbonated before bottling
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19-08-2008, 13:59   #7
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No spirits will have yeast, unless it is some oddball stuff that mixes it back in. No need for triple distillation, just one distillation will get rid of all solids & yeast. Not all vodka is triple distilled anyway, if you use a fractionating still it goes past once but can be the equivalent of 20 distillations/plates if done right.

I also would have thought the amount of yeast in clear beer/wine would be only trace amounts. I would expect more yeast in a few crumbs of bread than my 8 pints of clear beer, i.e. I would be far more worried about the food I ate.
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Once again Whiskey is the solution and so many great Irish ones to choose from
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21-08-2008, 12:22   #9
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yeasty booze!

Thanks a million for your replies, I feel much better now
I know what you mean about being more worried about food Rubadub-I was shocked to see that there is yeast extract in certain brands of cooked ham recently!
I had a couple of experimental glasses of wine last night and haven't turned green or keeled over so far so all looking good ;-)

What are clear beers by the way? Do you mean the likes of lager, pilsner etc as opposed to the darker ales or stouts for example?

Cheers!
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What are clear beers by the way? Do you mean the likes of lager, pilsner etc as opposed to the darker ales or stouts for example?
Any non-cloudy beer, really. So lagers yes, but you'd be fine with the like of Guinness and Smithwicks since they're boiled and filtered and processed nine ways from Sunday, but also a lot of the bottled ales as well. Just avoid anything cloudy -- wheat beers like Erdinger, Paulaner, Hoegaarden -- and anything that says it's "bottle conditioned".
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I do think brewing yeast gets some bad press, there is a suggest that a lot of the yeast problems people have is the fast acting yeast used in you slice pans and such.
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23-08-2008, 13:39   #12
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Thanks very much, this has all been really, really helpful!

Much appreciated
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Is it a yeast, wheat and refined sugers excluding diet?
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