Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

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Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:39 pm

Hey guys, I've heard most baking yeasts will only ferment out to 3 to 7 percent but the forum members here tell me I can expect about 13 percent out of lowans red tin yeast, can anyone confirm that please? If I'm gonna use good ole bakers yeast I want to use the most alcohol tolerant of them!
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby vsboost » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:17 pm

Correct.

I used it for my TPW and got 12%
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby 1 2many » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:21 pm

Just get Lowans works great very cheap or there is Tandaco cost alot more and never tried to, no need , both available at coles or woolys :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:13 pm

tandaco would just be too expensive when I can buy a whole tin of Lowans so cheaply
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:26 pm

Valoren wrote: I can buy a whole tin of Lowans so cheaply


... and you can even make pizza dough & bread with it too :dance:
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:08 pm

MacStill wrote:
Valoren wrote: I can buy a whole tin of Lowans so cheaply


... and you can even make pizza dough & bread with it too :dance:

I've got about two tins around half empty because of making pizza dough, it's a great yeast for baking
Does an awesome pizza dough with some nice italian flour!
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:16 pm

I've been using one called Fermex lately, seems like a real work horse on the molasses wash's.

MMMMMMM Pizza & rummmmm (insert gurgling Homer emo here) ^:)^
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby bt1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:06 am

Howdy,

If your real particular with your Lowans yeast, keep it fed, warm and in the right pH zone 13 -15% is no prob but it should be run cooler at about 27/28 to give a realistic chance. It seems to tolerate high sugar levels well however.

If your chasing fewer washes and better yields it's nearing import time for yeasts... Some up to 18% potentially.

btw Tandaco is most prolly the worst yeast I can ever remember using , apart from the cost. I would use a Willards 48 hour turbo before using it again ... taste like shit in spirit imparts a real nasty smell. Could be a one off here but I'll never use it again.

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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:50 pm

What yeast would you recommend, also I'm on the look out for suppliers of DAP and yeast nutrient cheaply, so far I haven't been able to find any suppliers in Sydney aside from home brew joints. Do you guys know of any suppliers? If I was in SA I'd have access to tons of winery suppliers but I have no idea about suppliers here in NSW.
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:54 pm

Valoren wrote:If I was in SA I'd have access to tons of winery suppliers but I have no idea about suppliers here in NSW.


Surely the SA mobs would mail order ?

If you do find one please let us know :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby googe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:05 pm

From.what bt said here Mac, fermex make lowmans. viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3210 does that mean it's the same thing?.
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:19 pm

googe wrote:From.what bt said here Mac, fermex make lowmans. http://www.aussiedistiller.com.au/viewt ... =30&t=3210 does that mean it's the same thing?.


Yeah pretty much I'd guess, only difference being my local HBS sells it for $5 for a 500 gram block :D
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby googe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:42 pm

Is that dry or fresh Mac?
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:04 pm

dry, same as lowans :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:09 pm

MacStill wrote:
googe wrote:From.what bt said here Mac, fermex make lowmans. http://www.aussiedistiller.com.au/viewt ... =30&t=3210 does that mean it's the same thing?.


Yeah pretty much I'd guess, only difference being my local HBS sells it for $5 for a 500 gram block :D

Which HBS is that?
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:12 pm

TWOC brewing, Bibra Lake WA
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:24 pm

MacStill wrote:TWOC brewing, Bibra Lake WA

Probably work out cheaper for me to get lowans at woolies considering shipping costs or wouldn't it?
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:33 pm

Valoren wrote:
MacStill wrote:TWOC brewing, Bibra Lake WA

Probably work out cheaper for me to get lowans at woolies considering shipping costs or wouldn't it?


Well I guess if you got them to post you a few blocks it would be pretty cheap, you'd get 6 blocks in a 3kg express bag for $14 postage :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby Valoren » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:34 pm

that would work out good for me, whats the alcohol tolorance and taste like?
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Re: Lowans red alcohol tolorance?

Postby MacStill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:39 pm

the few times I've used it seems just the same as any other bakers yeast, I dont push my yeast past 10% alc in a wash so couldnt say to be axact.

we had a few chilly nights here below 8 Celsius and the UJSM wash it's currently working didnt stall, so it's pretty good I reckon.

edit: taste is fine :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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