Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

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Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Divey » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:01 am

A couple of weeks ago the owner of my local homebrew store gave me a couple of packets of a new yeast which is produced by Still Spirits. He wanted me to give it a run and see what I thought of it. I have created one wash using their Turbo yeast and the smell nearly made me chunder. :puke-huge:

I would like to know if there is anyone who has tried this yeast and can advise me what to expect. Seeing as I am doing all grain whiskey mashes, I don't want to destroy one as there is a fair amount of work and time involved in knocking one up.

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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby law-of-ohms » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:57 pm

I've been tring to get my hand on some of this yeast for ages....

lucky sod.
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Divey » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:02 pm

law-of-ohms wrote:I've been trying to get my hand on some of this yeast for ages....

lucky sod.


Seeing as I was given two packets and I'm rather concerned about ruining a brew, how about you send me a P.M. with your address details and I'll chuck one in the post for you. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby crozdog » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:46 pm

Generous offer that Divey - good onya. (BTW - I'm not putting my hand up for it - it's all Law Of's)

I can't comment other than to say I've read on US boards where a lot of folks are happy using a whiskey yeast with AG. Could it be the same one??

I's gotta be worth 5-6kg of sacrificial grain to try - surely! I'm gonna be back in sydney to judge a beer comp on the weekend if you want a grain donation - for the greater good of course :shhh:
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Divey » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:11 am

The yeast will be sent today.

I'm right for grain, recently bought 26 bags. :D

If you get onto Dave's home brew website I'm sure you would be able to buy some of this yeast online.
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby law-of-ohms » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Divey wrote:The yeast will be sent today.


I wet myself a bit when I read that!!!

soooo exited :-)
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Divey » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:59 pm

law-of-ohms wrote:
Divey wrote:The yeast will be sent today.


I wet myself a bit when I read that!!!

soooo exited :-)


It's gooone mate, on it's way.
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Sam. » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:18 pm

So has it been tried yet? :think:
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby kiwikeg » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:36 pm

I have tried the whisky and also the rum version of these yeasts.
both were good definatley worth a try i got good flavours and a higher yeild.
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Linny » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:11 pm

Well i dropped into the LHBS today to get some 5L demijohns and a brew bag.... and saw this , i have been thinking about it for a while figured i could support the LHBS... but with MtnMoonshine "downscaled" recipe, and i get my barley and rye tomorrow, i figure this is a perfect oppertunity to attempt some generations doing this ... I'll let you know how it goes...

Has anyone finished a run of this lately ?
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Linny » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Well this was going along well nice and slow with no huge smell,,, nothing like a turbo like i was worried about ,,, so i decided to do alittle but of research....

LOL i just paid $6 for bakers yeast - Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.... aparently the Still spirits version has extra nutrients and is optimised for whiskeys etc .... sounds like advertising ,,,, all i read it blah blah blah "bakers yeast"
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby kiwikeg » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:52 pm

Theres also some enzymes inthe packet too.
I would use the rum version again but I don't drink that much rum so I can justify the spending the extra cash on a specific yeast for a molasses wash for the extra yeild if I do.
These yeast packs are good but just not nessercary with the tried and true recipes and similer washes.
Jury is still out on whether the whisky version is worth the cost.....
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Linny » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:55 pm

Yeah so far im not seeing it , i am glad that a turbo company is putting out a half decent attempt of good spirits .... im not too worried its only $6 ... still bakers yeast though in fancy packaging :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby invisigoth » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:50 pm

linny, that's like looking at a chihuahua and saying it's a rottweiler :wtf:
different strains of the same species have their own unique properties which contributes to flavour profile, alcohol tolerance and resistance to osmotic pressure. :teasing-neener:
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Brendan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:05 pm

:text-imwithstupid:
Yep, pretty much all brewing/distilling/baking yeasts are Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, except for some fruit specific yeasts.
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Linny » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 am

Cool thanks.... it actually fermented out pretty good. Still yet to taste it though.... doesnt smell like a turbo... which I spose was good... just clearing it now . Will run and update how much heads and tails are in it
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby DevilsBugs » Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 pm

There is a Vodka yeast available now, might be good for neutrals..
O/T ,I still like the Vodka Star, I heard a rumour that it it has been canned due to the presence of Urea in it. :?
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby ozybottler » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:00 pm

this is the question im doing my first sugar wash with turbo S.W yeast i always use bakers yeast and dont go to bad any body know what im in for
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby Linny » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:06 pm

the distillers years isnt a turbo ... its actually quite clean and i was pleasantly suprised and would use it again
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Re: Still Spirits Distillers Yeast.

Postby ozybottler » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:10 pm

ill see how my wash comes out but i think i will give it a go :clap:
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