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Yeast and nutrients before Re: Miracle Gro

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  • castillo.alex2008
    Hi Jim. Have you used this yeast?: http://www.ethanoltech.com/beverage/instant_dry_yeast.html Some sites claim may go up to 20%, even when I know is not
    Message 1 of 29 , Jun 20, 2008
      Hi Jim. Have you used this yeast?:


      Some sites claim may go up to 20%, even when I know is not advisable,
      but I think it may go fantastic at 14 -18%. Also is affordable and
      needs no hydration.


      Side note. About nutrients what I just did was to prepare my own
      proprietary blend as follows:

      DAP: 3 Kg
      and 1/4 cup of each of the following (since vitamines and minerals
      are suppose to be in minute quantities)

      Magnesium sulfate;
      folic acid (vitamin B9);
      Nicotinamide (niacin, vitamin B3);
      Calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5);
      Thiamine Hydrochloride (vitamin B1).

      This gives me about 1.8% of each of the components other than DAP.
      For me is affordable (about US$ 0.5 per 1/4 cup, some 60 grams, which
      is what I plant to use for 10 lbs/ 20 liters batches), but must
      important I do not have to wait for it since got all the ingredients
      in town). Only missing yeast hulls I think however that no
      commercial yeast nutrient will have this much B complex blend. If
      also using molasses, i.e. 2 cups, (1 pint) for the above batch will
      give, extra nutrients and I hope lots of flavor.


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1"
      <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
      > Yes Wal,
      > But even Brandy makers (who mostly use white grapes) use no more
      > a 12% ABV in their musts to distill. Sake is tasteless to begin
      > with, unless served warm, and Shochu hasn't won any world taste
      > awards that I know of lol. Probably the reason Chinese gave up on
      > malted grains, is that rice is the major crop, and if you go to any
      > Chinese festival or wedding, their main goal is getting drunk, and
      > they insist on their guests getting drunker!!! (believe me I've
      > to a few....).
      > I disagree on standard yeast strains going up to 20% ABV unless
      > have been specifically cultured for Turbo Yeasts, with all the
      > nutrients and additives. If you can name me a strain, please do
      > and I will get it tomorrow (one of my goals is to duplicate Turbo
      > yeast performance :).
      > While Irish Whiskey may be distilled to 180 proof (never too fond
      > that either - except maybe Bushmills), the requirement for Bourbon
      > that it cannot be distilled to more then 165 proof (correct me if
      > wrong Mason - talking from memory again :).
      > I also disagree that 80% of the flavors of Whiskey come from
      > If you have ever tasted some of my white lightening or some of the
      > stuff going around the South here in the US, you would question
      > too. If in fact, 80% of flavors do come from aging, the why the
      > isnt anyone aging Vodka or sugar washes ????? (Please cite your
      > source on this figure).
      > Vino es Veritas,
      > Jim.
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > Wine is distilled to make brandy.
      > Sake is distilled to make shochu.
      > I doubt that if you are using all grain & malted grain you can use
      > more than 5kg/20l (10%abv) using for practical reasons.But the
      > Japanese can use only rice grain to make 20%abv due to a "parallel
      > fermentation" technique. The Chinese gave up on malted grain
      > ago!
      > Port and sherry are fortified to 20%abv.
      > Yeast have specific requirements and some will happily go to 20%abv.
      > By adding dextrose to grain the home distiller can save time. In any
      > case 80% of whisky flavor is from oak (Irish whiskey comes out at
      > abv).
      > Turbo yeasts were designed for fuel alcohol and their flavor profile
      > is not equal to wine or ale yeasts.
      > wal
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