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A friend of a friend reckons you can make marmite from the yeast leftovers of your brew. Does anyone know how to do this? Any one have a recipe?

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Yes, apparently you can. There's a recipe for it here:

http://marmitelover.blogspot.no/2011/04/how-to-make-your-own-marmite.html

The author says she uses 'top fermentation from a brewery' - which I imagine is the krausen, although on a homebrew scale I wonder if that gives enough yeast.

She also mentions that it doesn't taste like the original - lacking the equipment to debitter the yeast, it's more bitter and beery. But sounded like a fun project to try.

PS: love/hate? Me, I hate Marmite! :-)

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Great, thanks that's interesting. Was quite surprised to read that you use the krausen - I'd have thought the trub would be used .. –  Poshpaws Dec 16 '12 at 9:58
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I've heard anecdotally that one of the major breweries in my city sell off their excess "post fermentation" yeast (presumably washed trub) to manufacturers of (the superior) Vegemite. –  C4H5As Dec 18 '12 at 23:59
    
The update to the blog post mentioned that she ended up washing the yeast in a similar fashion to those who re-use the yeast in batches. This ended up removing a lot of the bitter flavors and off notes. –  BrianV 9 hours ago
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