What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!)

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Re: What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!

Postby Dipsomania » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 pm

TPW is hell cheaper, I just brought some High Activity yeast from a bulk catering shop. $3.80 for 500 grams. You can also buy the yeast in 10kg packs if you are mad enough.

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Re: What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!

Postby Ozbrew72 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:37 pm

Hi there,
Can only confirm what is supported here.
Follow the TPW recipe, strip it, then spirit run.
Awesome neutral and cost is comparatively minimal.
Made my first TPW in a 10l batch as a test, no special carbon in the wash, no special flocking agent, no special post spirit run carbon filtering.
Awesome spirit!
A few rules I learnt from years of all grain home brewing ( that somehow still spirits made forget)
If the mash/wort smells bad the final product will taste bad
Stressed yeast makes crap beer
Ferment low and slow (no stress)
Aerate wort (wash) give nutrients = happy yeast

Using bakers yeast is counterintuitive for quality to beer makers but yeast in beer is a large part of the flavour profile.
If you're making a neutral why do you need a flavour profile?

Forget home brew shops multi layered money making products
Keep it simple you'll never go back.
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Re: What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!

Postby Valoren » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:56 pm

bt1 wrote:Well val,

what have you decided to do here/...be interested to hear your thoughts.

cheers
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Going the TPW wash defiantly. Just need a scaled up recipe for an 180L wash, I'd rather a little less for a LOT cheaper with a little longer time fermenting, I save that time back as well as additional money due to the fact I'll need no to minimal carbon filtration (For a crystal clear Vodka I still would give it a filter but for essences or oaking why bother)
If you guys do want to filter and cant stand those bloody cartridge filters take a look at Fuselex spirit filters, all stainless steel and a controllable drip rate. it uses granular carbon so you aren't commited to those fucking cartridges
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Re: What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!

Postby SBB » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Valoren wrote:I use a large reflux still that pulls about 94 percent, so up until this point I've never bothered with stripping runs, since I was mostly interested in neutral

Valoren wrote: (For a crystal clear Vodka I still would give it a filter


I think if you strip your TPW first, the try n wring an extra percent outta that still your going to be pleasantly surprised at how clean this can be.
Presuming you already know about cuts
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Re: What's the issue with Turbo yeasts? (A newbies question!

Postby Valoren » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:26 pm

I'm not an expert with cuts but the bottom line is even if you are harsh with them you can fortify your next wash with the tails from your last run as far as I know, I'm not one to throw away good ethanol.
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