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Distiller's Yeast (1 lb. bulk pack)

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Distiller's Yeast (1 lb. bulk pack)

SKU: Y009

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

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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
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4.9 / 5.0
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Although I lack much expertise in the hobby, this yeast seems pretty top notch. I've used it for several batches already and the flavor was consistent; it's very active and I consider it a good value. I used this in combination with the yeast nutrient sold on this site, but this yeast did plenty of work on its own before stalling and needing the nutrient.
March 5, 2012
This yeast loves corn mash
I have first hand experience with it going through corn mash like wildfire. This is way way stronger yeast than brewing yeast. I got to 23% alcohol after 2 weeks._x000D_It wont taste so good so you have to process it. I've slowly been using the pound, I just keep it dry and cold and take what I need when I need it.
September 3, 2013
works great
I love this yeast it is very hardy and taste good too. I have made hundreds of gals of mash with it best yeast for the price. My wife even made bread with it once.
October 26, 2011
This stuff takes off.. very active on day two through four then drops off and keeps going and going.. 12lb sugar in 4gal water went on for about two weeks and was still going steady.. i figure was @21% on day 13. very much worth the wait..
August 28, 2012
Roughly three years and it still works haha
I ordered this from Midwest probably 3 years ago and I actually have been keeping it in a tupperware bowl the whole time. When I used it when it was new it worked very very well and fast. I recently used it again almost 3 years later and it still works great. I figured it would be no good by now but I was apparently wrong. I would probably not recommend yeast that is so old but It worked for me in a pinch after 3 years. I recommend this yeast for sure.
January 5, 2013
Powerful yeast
It starts very fast - in an hour, and you will need a blow off hose._x000D_Its very active while fermenting._x000D_It reaches a low final gravity._x000D_I reached 20% in two weeks._x000D_This is the most powerful yeast I've used.
April 29, 2013
Distillers Yeast
So far seems to be doing what it's suppose to do.
January 12, 2016
good and fast
good and fast
March 5, 2016
Time will tell how long a shelf life this has as I have subsequently read since my purchase that yeast are tender. Perhaps smaller packets? Use this with a yeast stimulant, nutrients or energizer to get the maximum oomph from a wash. My first attempt was 4.5% so I will take my own advice and re-try. It will apparently keep bubbling forever and I distilled at eleven days.
November 21, 2012
gluey taste
Tried to use this to make a high alcohol base for a liquor. It ferments great to high alcohol tolerance as stated, but the resulting liquid tastes like water mixed with glue and alcohol, even after filtering several times. But to the product's credit, it is not really intended for this purpose.
January 9, 2013
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How much of yeast i shuld used on 6 gall of mashed?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: one and a half table spoon if your mash is at the proper temp. range and your bill has started its conversion to starch
How long does it remain active in dry form (shelf life)?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When I receive my 1 pound package of distillers yeast i put it in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf. I take out what I need when i need it. If i have kept it in the frig 1 month, i take it out a day earlier. 2 months - 2 days, 3 months -:3days and so on. I have kept it out as long as 6 days.
whats the fermentation temp for this yeast? Will it survive in a garage in the summer while fermenting?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, 77 degrees is ideal although a wide range will work

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