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5305Re: [new_distillers] Pot Distiller's Yeast

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  • Zeke Jones
    Sep 2, 2002
      I have used this turbo with good results....with sugar and water only....I
      never noticed the 'fruit' thing you mentioned....:>)

      >From: Ian Macsween <ianelamacsween@...>
      >Reply-To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      >To: New Distillers <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: [new_distillers] Pot Distiller's Yeast
      >Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 16:31:14 -0700
      >I am certain that many members of our group have used Prestige Pot
      >Distiller's Yeast.
      >On the packet the instructions state:
      > "1. Add your fruit into a 25 - 30 liter ... clean plastic bucket and
      >add 5 liters ... of water ..." etc.
      >I find this first step fuzzy as there are no directions given as to how
      >much fruit one should use. The rest of the instructions on the packet seem
      >clear enough.
      >My main question is - how many pounds/kilos of fruit should be added to
      >make a batch of schnapps?
      >If I follow a standard fruit wine recipe and eliminate the additives
      >usually called for in fruit wines - and substitute pot distiller's yeast
      >for regular wine yeast - will I be on the right track to making a good
      >For example: my winemaking booklet calls for the following amounts of
      >fruit per batch.
      > Apricot - 7 kg (15 lbs.) for 19 litres (5 U.S. gallons)
      > Blackberry - 2.6 kg (6 lbs.) per 4 litres (1 gallon)
      > Blueberry - 1 kg (2 1/2 lbs.) per 4 litres (1 gallon)
      >I look forward to any guidance I can get.

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