Re: Yeast optimal temp
- On the other extreem, Fermenting a Molasses wash to make rum
simply won't taste right if you ferment it in "cool" temperatures.
Though most rum distilleries have to water cool their fermenters
to prevent "overheating" the yeast, the intent is for a FAST
fermentation of 48 to no more than 72 hours.
there are fungus and bacterial infections that can take hold if the
fermentation goes any longer...
It's the same basic reason virtually all commercial distilleries
try for a quick fermentation.... Not to mention that something like
90% of the alcohol is produced in the first 72 hours of active
Added to this the sooner they get it out of the fermentation tank the
sooner they an start the next badge.
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>drawing a blank ) I like 68F to 75F tops. I dont like the paint
> Higher temps usually produce more Phenolics and other nasties (
thinner smell from some high temp yeast.Red Star is not high temp .