Re: [Distillers] Re: Yeast Comment
- Hi,I have used EC1118 to make wine for years with perfect results, 'winexpert' a leading supplier of wine kits use this yeast in their top of the range kitsRegards
From: RLB <last2blast@...>
To: "Distillers@yahoogroups.com" <Distillers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, 4 March 2013, 7:19
Subject: Re: [Distillers] Re: Yeast Comment
www.homedistiller.org under yeastRobert
From: waljaco <waljaco@...>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:49 AM
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Yeast Comment
Your sources are questionable. EC1118 is widely used for winemaking worlwide! A distilling yeast (turbo yeast) has certain characteristics that make it unsuitable for good flavoured musts.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, RLB wrote:
> most of the comments I have read is that 1118 is not a good wine yeast because of a possible stale taste, but it makes for a good distillers yeast.
- Whisky yeast I gather contains glucoamylase which helps to finish off the starch conversion more completely. It is also used to make "dry" beers.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Lemmen <robertle@...> wrote:
> hi henry,
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 02:24:03PM -0800, henry sangret wrote:
> > I use this yeast Prestige Whisky Yeast with AG from Brewhaus. Of course with a starter I am required to use a enzyme cocktail for starch reduction. Another alternative is to buy 10 packs and get a discount.
> great that you bring this up! this is something I don't understand at
> all: why would it be any good to have AG in your yeast? shouldn't the
> starch be converted by your malt before you pitch the yeast? what's the
> thanks robert
> Robert Lemmen http://www.semistable.com