If you don't know what marmite is you can stop reading now.

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:


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! :-)

  • 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
    Commented Dec 16, 2012 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. Commented Dec 18, 2012 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
    Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 19:10

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