Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

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Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby Shanus » Thursday Jan 15, 2009 1:51 pm

im just wondering what is the difference between all the yeasts and whats the best to use to get the best end product
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby warra48 » Thursday Jan 15, 2009 4:07 pm

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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby drsmurto » Thursday Jan 15, 2009 4:30 pm

I assume as you posted this in the sprits section you are after info on yeasts for making wash prior to distillation?

Most LHBS will sell you turbo yeast. I have a few sachets of SafWhiskey i will be trying soon in the bid to make a nice peaty malt whiskey.

have a read of this forum - Home Distiller for more info.

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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby warra48 » Thursday Jan 15, 2009 8:32 pm

Aaahh, sorry, missed the bit about it being in the spirits section.
Listen to what DrSmurto said, not me.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby drsmurto » Thursday Jan 15, 2009 9:15 pm

Will also depend on whether you have a pot still or a reflux still.

If its a pot still then choice of yeast is more important as it cant separate all the alcohols that shite yeast produce (eg turbo))
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby DavidP » Friday Jan 16, 2009 4:45 am

Turbo yeasts are not too popular with alot of the distilling guys because of the off tastes and smells they produce from being pushed too far with alcohol production.

A popular choice for yeast is plain ol bakers yeast and ec-1111. With the bakers yeast, try not to push your wash over 10% abv or the yeast will stuggle.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby Shanus » Friday Jan 16, 2009 2:46 pm

thankyou very much guys
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby sato » Friday Jan 30, 2009 7:37 pm

Alcotec 48hr turbo and Samuel Willards 48hr turbo are surpossed to be the same or come from the same producers but i have found that the Samuel Willards does work better then the Alcotec 48.
As for non turbo's i haven't tried them as i still need more experience or knowledge in using them with different wash ingredients in the fermentation stage.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby DavidP » Thursday Feb 26, 2009 2:43 am

if your going non turbo all you need to do is find some nutrients.
DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate)
Vit B
Epsom salts (Magnesium sulfate)

I've seen a popular recipe with tomato paste as the nutrient....sounds strange I know, but it does have alot of the nutrients needed.
If your doing rum and your fermenting with mollasses just adding vit B would probably do you...because the mollasses has alot of nutrients in it. My rum wash will always finish in a few days.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby Brewz 2 You » Friday Sep 03, 2010 2:34 pm

Does anyone else use Super6 yeast?
It takes 6kg Sugar not 8kg and NO smell during ferment.
Makes 3.8+L of 92%ABV consistently. It is a wine base yeast and you can actually filter your wash and drink/mix it 16%.
Just need to ferment at 28C, using a heat belt or pad...unless you live way up north where it's 30C+ all day everyday.
Costs less then SW turbos too.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby ryanm » Friday Mar 04, 2011 2:53 pm

i dont think you can go past the still spirits classic yeast. Yes it takes a lot longer to ferment but you end up with a far greater result.
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Re: Whats the best sort of yeast to use?

Postby lethaldog » Friday Mar 04, 2011 4:28 pm

ryanm wrote:i dont think you can go past the still spirits classic yeast. Yes it takes a lot longer to ferment but you end up with a far greater result.

Agreed ive tried a couple of others but always come back to the old classic, best yeast ive used and wont use any others now, in saying that im not too concerned with time and i dont even use clearing agent i just let it sit in the shed till it clears then do my thing!!!
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