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Postby mrcasual » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi, I've done my first wash with the Turbo yeast that came with the T500. It's filtering now.

I've also got the Classic 6 and Classic Pure turbo yeasts. Is it best to use the Turbo Sugar with these or will regular sugar do?

I'll try the TPW when I've finished the Turbo yeast.
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Re: Hi

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:11 pm

You wont gain anything by using dextrose. Normal sugar will do the job :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hi

Postby Professor Green » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Welcome mrcasual.

:text-+1: on what bluc said but I reckon you're better off cutting your losses on the turbo yeasts and going straight to TPW or a WBAB, you'll end up with a much better product.

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Re: Hi

Postby woodduck » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:20 pm

G'day mate and welcome :greetings-waveyellow:

Personally I would throw those turbo yeasts, clearers and chemicals in the bin and have a read of the TPW discussion thread again, I know there's alot of pages there but just read a few to get the idea. Trust me you won't regret it. I'm not trying to give you a hard time mate, just trying to save you some time and money because I garentee once you try a TPW with good "cuts"(check the newbies corner for that one) you will never use a turbo product again. I have never heard anyone say they wanted to go back to turbos :handgestures-thumbupleft:

If you do choose to stay with the turbos, normal plain white sugar will be fine.

Enjoy your new hobby mate, good to have you aboard :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hi

Postby hillzabilly » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:24 pm

G-day Mr C ,welcome to our little corner of the distilling world,use up the turbo stuff so ya have a bench mark ta start with ,my first few batchs was about gaining some basic experience,I did try dex in the early days but did not see any advantage ,its more expensive harder to clean up spills and the extra fine dust nearly choked me ,go normal granulated sugar available at any supermarket instead,I normaly buy up enough for a few batchs when its on special too.cheers hillzabilly :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hi

Postby Lowie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:13 pm

G'day mrcasual, and welcome. :handgestures-thumbupleft: I used dextrose for years, then switched to plain old sugar and didn't really notice the difference - I'm sure there is one though as it's more refined :think: . Either way, you'll find your own way, use up that turbo stuff then try out the TPW and Teddys FFV. You won't go back to the local home brew shop :D
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