You missed the point completely. It is the economy of production time.
MUM can ferment 3 batches of 10% in the time it takes, even with a
great performing turbo at USD$7.95, for one 18% batch. So that is a
performance factor of 30 to 18. This is the economy. Needless to say
that it is only going to cost 3 sachets of bakers yeast at US$0.79.
That is an economy factor of 10 to 1.
Now we are looking at performance and price of 300 to 18. The numbers
Argue all you want for turbo but they are not economical either with
time or money regardless of the sugar source. I have and will continue
to drink wines made with bakers yeast and really cheap Red Star wine
yeasts, but I can't bear the thought of drinking anything turbo with
one exception. A friend of mine has a concoction that he uses a turbo
like yeast which can ferment to 22%. He racks and carbon filters the
resulting wine. It is a tolerable mixer with really strong
artificially flavored "Kid" drink mix we in the USA call Kool-Aid. Of
course you cold cover up the flavor of anything but heads with that.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brendan Keith" <bkeith@...> wrote:
> Sure it's legal as a beverage. Legal anywhere that home brewing of
> legal. That's all you've made, a sugar wine.
> But per your other comment that it's economical for production, it's not
> much more economical than a turbo that produces 18%, or a MUM wash
> 8-12%. The alcohol comes from the sugar. You still only get about
> per kilo, whether it is 8kg in a batch or 10kg or whatever.
> Brendan Keith
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> Subject: [new_distillers] has anyone tried this yeast?
> Product Description:
> SuperStart Distiller’s Yeast (DADY) Alcohol tolerance to 22% (1
> lb. bulk pack): Ferments up to 22% before slowing. Use nutrients to
> obtain the highest alcohol level prior to distillation (which of
> course is NOT legal as a beverage!). Usually not used for wines or
> beers. Sufficient yeast for approx 500 gallons.