Re: [Distillers] Re: Cheap yeast
- Na, I'll be getting tanked with the father inlaw (his B'day) We'll see who
goes down though I dont think it will be the aussies. I hope its not the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lindsay Williams" <linw@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 8:01 AM
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Cheap yeast
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "pthoma_nz" <pthoma_nz@y...> wrote:
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "DeanThomas" <deanlil@p...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi, pete. I hope me last reply didnt sound mean I sure didnt
> > intend it that
> > > way (I think thats what Lindsay thought).
> > No offense taken... Its all good fun...
> Hey, agreed, it sure is fun. Anyway, if an Aussie can't take the
> mickey out of a Kiwi, and vice versa, where would we be?! Hope you
> will be watching your lot go down again in Sydney Sat night, Dean!!
> >You should see my mountain of homemade wine...
> What's it taste like? Seems like you need more thirsty friends!
> > I use code 6 Turbo. I leave all my washes for 2 weeks, this leaves
> > them clear. All washes come out at 18-20% abv. I haven't used 1
> > yeast for 1 wash in ages now. This way of using a 'starter' rather
> > than half the yeast at the start seems to work better. I'll need to
> > see if it finishes Ok since there is a chance it may run low on
> > nutrient, if so I'll need to add more on the next batches.
> Interesting that you don't seem to need more nutrients. When I looked
> at yeast splitting I thought tomato paste (or other nutrient) and
> vitamin B would need adding thus making the cost difference pretty small.
> > I have tried alcotec 12 hour but didn't like it but want to try
> > alcotec 48 (this seems to be the most popular). Anybody tried both?
> > what are your thoughts on tastes? I found code 6 had less flavours
> > but it has become less of a concern now that I'm getting higher abv
> > from my still.
> I have only used Still Spirits yeast. I now use their Turbo Yeast.
> Don't have much of a caomparison but am happy with this stuff.
> > I shop around for the cheapest sugar I can get, and now I can use
> > less yeast I figure I'm saving about $45 each time I start my
> > washes.. that makes it worth trying for me...
> $45 is worth saving, for sure. I buy my sugar from Moshims for $20 for
> a 25kg bag (Thai sugar). Use it in the kitchen, too! I reckon 80c/kg
> is OK.
> Cheers, and thanks for info, Lindsay.
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