What Type of Yeast Should I Use?

Posted by Rob 09/01/2019 0 Comment(s) Articles,

What Type of Yeast Should I Use?

You'll notice we have several types of yeasts available on our site and we try to name them accordingly to help you determine which is the best one to use.  But maybe you have an application you want to try out, or maybe you want to do some experimenting and want to know a little bit more about the yeasts we have.  Below, we'll give a little bit more information on each of the yeasts we carry and hopefully it helps in your distilling.
 

  1. 24-Hour Turbo Yeast - Basically a supercharged yeast designed to get the fermentation process kicked off quickly.  This stuff will yield 14% ABV (alcohol by volume) within 24 hours.  This is accomplished by this yeast using some extra yeast nutrient to speed things up.  This is a good yeast for your sugar wash.
     
  2. 48-Hour Turbo Yeast - As you probably figured, it's a little slower than the 24-hour yeast.  Yes, this yeast will get your ABV to 14% in 48 hours and 18% in 5-7 days.  Straight forward, this is a solid yeast for simple sugar wash fermentations.
     
  3. Rum Turbo Yeast - Obviously designed for distilling rums, but more specifically, it's designed for molasses fermentation.  Fermentation time is about 4-7 days and you'll get 12% ABV.
     
  4. Vodka Turbo Yeast - Specially formulated for grain washes (like vodka), it also includes nutrients, vitamins and minerals that typically lack in high-gravity grain washes.  14% ABV.
     
  5. Fruit & Schnapps Pot Distilling Turbo Yeast - This is designed for fruit washes.  As these washes typically are lacking certain minerals, nutrients, etc., this yeast has included those missing micro & macro nutrients as well as other vitamins and minerals.  This should get your fruit fermentations up to 18% ABV
     
  6. Whiskey Turbo Yeast - With the inclusion of micro nutrients, whiskey turbo yeast is designed to increase congener production and reduce negative byproducts.  It's intended for grain mash fermentation and will yield 12% ABV.
     

Hopefully, that helps give you a little more insight into our yeasts.  Let us know if you have any other questions and we'll do our best to answer them.