Re: [Distillers] Re: Those Expensive Turbo Yeasts
Well, I'm cheap! Also since I'd make about 100litres of wash at a time, it starts to add up. Your $5.00 a pack Turbo yeast doesn't sound too bad though.
To date I've been using high alcohol yeast, Lalvin EC-1118, which gets the wash up to 12.5%. For 50 litres, you just have to add 180mg of wine nutrient which has the same stuff as the nutrient in the turbo yeast package. So converted to an equivalent 25litre batch, yeast plus nutrient works out to about $2.50.
"rodmacd2000 <rmacdoug@...>" <rmacdoug@...> wrote:
So what's so expensive? My input costs in Canada for a batch yielding
18.3 l of 40% abv Vodka total Can $30.00 of which $10.00 is for two
packets of 8 kg Turbo Yeast purchased from BrewHaus Canada (other
costs are $16.00 for 14 kg sugar and $4.00 for electricity).
This yeast has been absolutely foolproof for me yielding 60 l wash at
13.5% in just three days.
My opinion and experience FWIW
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Rob Marshall <micheljmartyn@y...>
> The turbostyle high alcohol tolerant yeast is pretty expensive
compared with the regular beer or wine yeast. When I made a lot of
beer, I used to save some of the thick froth from the top of the
fermentation vat, roll it into a small ball, wrap it in plastic wrap
and freeze it for next time. Can we do this with the turbo type
yeast, provided we put in enough yeast nutrient?
> Besides the packaged nutrient that you can buy at a wine supply
store, is there any product from the kitchen pantry that can be used?
I've of using tomato paste (please don't tell me to use Vegamite
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