Its good to see that you will be distilling shortly.With the turbo yeast is
very simple to use, just follow the instructions.Aeration will help but is
not critical.You dont have to use boiling water as the Brisbane supply is
warm enough to disolve the sugar quickly.The first few days you notice that
the temperature will rise a few degrees but it will settle down..The high
temp turbos are very good this time of the year.In winter i prefer alcotec 8
as the results are unbelievable.
Best of luck. Regards Jan.
P.S I am pleased that the 60 litre 316 drum worked out OK.
>Subject: [new_distillers] Turbo Yeast - How to use?
>Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 23:03:59 -0000
>OK - Its time to put my first batch on to ferment, and I'm going to
>use a standard Turbo yeast pack.
>I'm got a 30L fermenter, so will make up the 25L batch, which states
>6kg white sugar, the satchet of Turbo yeast and nutrients, and
>ferment for 3-4 days at 25 degrees. Other than that thr instructions
>aren't that good.
>As I understand it, I dissolve the sugar in boiling water, and make
>up to 25L. As I have a 25 degree constant temp room, I place it in
>there, and wait for it to stabilise at 25 degrees, take a SG
>reading. Then I add the yeast/nutrient sachet, give it a stir, close
>the fermenter and wait for it to finish fermenting.
>Is it as simple as that?
>After reading various posts and bits from both the books (Corn
>Whiskey and Vodka) it would seem it needs some airation at the
>start. I've heard people say just pouring the water in from a height
>will be enough. Is this correct?
>And finally, any other pointers with using Turbo yeasts?
>Thanks in advance,
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