Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

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Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby dave from downunder » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:13 pm

Hey all.

I have a question about turbo yeast and I know the consensus is not to use it but I have a few packs that came with my kit.
I was wondering if I could boil the hell out of it, to kill it and open it up, and then just use a little as yeast nutrients for the bakers yeast in the sugar washes for vodka.
Its just that I have it and would like to put it to some use without picking up all the bad flavours that it can make in the wash.
Cheers and Thanks in advance

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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby The Stig » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:19 pm

I used to split a turbo pack into 4 and add a little bakers yeast ( teaspoon), tomato paste and sugar.
Not ideal but better than straight turbo
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby dave from downunder » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:27 pm

The Stig wrote:I used to split a turbo pack into 4 and add a little bakers yeast ( teaspoon), tomato paste and sugar.
Not ideal but better than straight turbo


Hey There Stig

When you split it up did you still get the unwanted flavours??
I opened up and pack and there seems to be an absolute s##tload of yeast in there.
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby The Stig » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Not as much crap and after filtering it was ‘ok’
It’s not all yeast in the pack, you’ve got a ton of fertilizer in there as well.
Give it s go
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby Stonemaker1 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:36 pm

If your worried about the off flavours just use bakers yeast and keep the turbo sh##t for a sacrificial run down the track :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby orcy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:38 pm

Double distilled with cuts and you can make turbo drinkable. No point throwing it away.
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby bluc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:50 pm

Horrible stuff :puke-huge: especially when pot stilled.... :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby The Stig » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:55 pm

bluc wrote:Horrible stuff :puke-huge: especially when pot stilled.... :laughing-rolling:

Would be the sweat from a goats scrotam from s pot still but .....
Strip, spirit run then filter via the good old T500 and it ain’t all that bad (given s bunch of luv)
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby orcy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:09 pm

i've refluxed turbo twice (three "stripping" reflux runs) and one spirit reflux run. carbon filtered and flavoured it was fine, and I got a LOT for the amount of effort.
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby woodduck » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Wouldn't the power to do the extra runs be worth more than a packet of bakers yeast? Doesn't seem economical to me at all?
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Re: Oh No..Another turbo yeast question

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:58 am

What turbo yeast is it there not all the same have used Essencia Super 6 Yeast to ferment bottled apple juice using only a teaspoon full at lower temperatures 23 liters with no problems.
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