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The Real Story on Distillers Yeast

Yeast might be considered the most essential element of producing moonshine whiskey, rum, vodka or other spirits. For until we ferment a mash or wash into a fluid containing alcohol we have nothing to distill into a spirit. Different yeasts can be used successfully. Each however has its own character and performance which does effect the outcome a distiller wishes to achieve. Furthermore stuck and incomplete fermentation, off flavors and odors, and overproduction of volatile chemicals can all be avoided by the proper selection of a quality yeast. Many a distiller has kicked himself over wasting time and money producing a bad batch of whiskey just because he was trying to save a buck (or even less) by using improper yeast. If you read the blogs on the internet there are people who swear they can make good moonshine liquor using simple cheap bread yeast. Maybe they did or maybe they just have unrefined tastes. Certainly bread yeast does produce some alcohol. But it will die off at a lower alcohol percentage than distilling yeasts. Low yield not withstanding perhaps the biggest problem with bread yeast is the inconsistent results. There are many brands and types of bread yeasts. All of which are different strains developed for a specific baking purpose. However the manufacturers never reveal what yeast strain is being used. Nor do they always use the same strain. As a result distillers never know if they are buying the same yeast as they used previously. Bread yeast also never contains the added nutrients the yeast needs to survive in an alcohol fermentation.

Here at MoonshineStillPro we offer the highest quality yeasts available for the hobby distiller. Our Turbo Yeast is an advanced alcohol tolerant strain combined with all the nutrients needed for a quality fermentation. This next generation turbo yeast is a mile high ahead of cheap turbos being sold by some of our competitors. If you have read old web posts defaming the turbo yeasts of yesteryear you really need to try this one. We also offer modified turbo yeasts developed for specific types of spirits (whiskey, vodka, rum, etc.). Together with the proper yeast strain for the purpose these yeasts contain just the right quantity and type of nutrients that may otherwise be missing so that you will get the best possible fermentation. Most of our yeasts also contain the enzyme amyloglucosidase for breaking longer chain sugars therefore increasing the alcohol yield. Distilling yeast technology has improved greatly in recent years. Don't produce inferior moonshine whiskey, vodka, rum and other spirits using using old school yeasts. Buy the best at really good prices from us here at MoonshineStillPro and you will taste the difference.
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Distiller's Yeast Nutrient Turbo Yeast with Amyloglucosidase Alcotec Restart
Distiller's Super Yeast Nutrient, 12 oz.
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Yeast, MoonshineStillPro Turbo
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Yeast, ReStart
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A complete nutrient blend to provide the necessary nutrition to complete a fermentation. Not to be confused with other yeast nutrients on the market that consist all or mostly of just DAP (Diammonium Phospate). 12 oz. MoonshineStillPro Turbo Yeast with Amyloglucosidase for alcohol yield up to 20%. Alcotec ReStart yeast strain is especially chosen for its ability to be added straight to a brew with some alcohol already present. It will handle up to 7-8% alcohol without any starter culture required. Use when a wash either doesn't start adequately or gets stuck before it is finished. You should estimate the alcohol level first before adding the yeast. In particular if it is a high alcohol brew that has been fermenting for a while. If above 8%, you must do a starter culture by adding the restart to 1-2 quarts from the wash, diluted by an equal amount of water. Then add this after 12-24 hours when there are good signs of fermentation. 49g sachet.
Alcotec Rum Yeast Alcotec Turbo Yeast 200 Alcotec Turbo Yeast Pure 48
Yeast, Rum
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Yeast, Turbo 200
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Yeast, Turbo 48
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Rum Yeast with nutrients and Amyloglucosidase for alcohol yield up to 15%. Alcotec 200 Batch Turbo Yeast is extremely temperature tolerant and can withstand the high temperatures that develop when fermenting larger volumes of wash into alcohol. It has its name from the fact that it can handle up to 200 liters without any cooling system if you "stack" it (using multiple sachets up to 8 sachets for 200 liters or 53 gal). Also perfect for smaller batches when the ambient temperature is high (those hot summer months). Alcotec 200 is packaged in 86g sachets. Use 1 packet for a 5.5 gallon wash. Alcotec 48 Turbo Yeast is the best selling turbo yeast in the world. It is a state of the art formula based around a "pure" yeast strain which is temperature and high alcohol tolerant. With the unique precisely composed nutrition, containing the nitrogen source, pH regulator, trace minerals, vitamins and an antifoaming agent, it is the perfect yeast compound for creating a high alcohol wash. It has a "dual" use, you can either use it for 20% (21% in special circumstances) alcohol in 5-6 days, or 14% in 48 hours (hence the name). The alcohol level is simply determined by the amount of sugar you add at start. Alcotec 48 includes mineral absorbents for ultra purity. Comes in 135g sachets.
Vodka Yeast with Amyloglucosidase Alcotec Whisky Yeast
Yeast, Vodka
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Yeast, Whiskey
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Vodka Yeast with nutrients and Amyloglucosidase for high yield (up to 15%) clean ferment. Whiskey Yeast with nutrients and Amyloglucosidase for alcohol yield up to 15%.