best yeast for hot weather

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best yeast for hot weather

Postby hubabajub » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:18 pm

any suggestions for yeast in hot weather, over 30 degrees? for making rums etc. temps usually exceed 30 + upto 37 lately... thanks
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Re: best yeast for hot weather

Postby MacStill » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:22 pm

Lowans works for me, hot or cold :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: best yeast for hot weather

Postby Andy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:02 pm

at temperatures like that the yeast will be working faster and thus releasing more flavor, so for something like a rum 30 degrees should be no problem. lowans will be fine.

if you want to cool the fermenter down try sitting the fermenter in a small try of water and put a towel over the top, making sure the towel makes it into the water. its evaporation technique. google it- it will probably produce some detailed instructions, possibly a video. it is my understanding that most off flavors are produced at the start of fermentation, so keeping it cool initially (first 2-3 days) will control fermentation.

if you are set on specific yeasts there are some HBS yeasts- such as turbo heat wave- but most people are less then impressed with the flavor of the turbo yeasts.
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Re: best yeast for hot weather

Postby hubabajub » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:31 pm

thanks guys. question answered :text-thankyoublue:
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Re: best yeast for hot weather

Postby bear74 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:42 pm

last 7 ferments have been with lowans and it has worked spot on in the hotest driest wet season i can remember, thumbs up from me :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: best yeast for hot weather

Postby bt1 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:50 pm

Distila Max their HT version...

Down side you have to get from States..I only get a couple of deliveries a year so can't help for some time.

http://www.ethanoltech.com/PDF/Distilamax_HT.pdf

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