Turbo Yeast?

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Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:45 pm

How much turbo yeast do i use in a 5 gallon batch?

7 gallons distilled water
Used 7lbs wheat
3.5 lbs rye
3.5 lbs sugar

Finished about 5 gallons
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby DavidWatkins » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:28 pm

Zero grams.

If you've already made a high gravity wash, go ahead and pitch ec-1118 or Premier Cuvee, otherwise bread yeast will ferment to 14% rather quickly and will not leave terrible flavors behind.

Turbo yeast tastes like shit in anything but a 100% white cane sugar wash, and even that is only ok when run through a reflux still.

Sorry to hear you wasted $7.
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby DavidWatkins » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:29 pm

Forgot to mention the ec-1118 and Cuvee yeast are both less than a buck a pack at your local home brew store. Hell you can get 10 packs for $5 on amazon.

Save your cash and do it right.
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:49 pm

well to late... LOL i will make note of how it tastes and let everyone on here know!

Ps it was only $4.54 haha but next time i look into different yeast. Also i am using a reflux still
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby rumbuff » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:20 pm

I'm actually surprised nobody gave you a really hard time about the turbo. Around here it's pretty hated stuff. I've never used it personally, and if you'd done a search you'd probably read all the stuff that I did that made me not want to use it! Good to hear it didn't cost you too much though. Good luck with the hobby!
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:04 pm

Haha yea i found that out after my trip to the brew store the guy at the shop loves the stuff so i went with it. note to self lol

thanks i hope it still turns out good!
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Prairiepiss » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:03 pm

Mprourke wrote:How much turbo yeast do i use in a 5 gallon batch?

7 gallons distilled water
Used 7lbs wheat
3.5 lbs rye
3.5 lbs sugar

Finished about 5 gallons


Did you mash the grains? What did you use for enzymes? What SG did you get from it? Your recipe as posted would only be 3.5% ABV?
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:15 pm

yes mashed all grains boiled for about 3 hours. I got the recipe out of a book i was reading on distilling.
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Durace11 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:47 pm

Mprourke wrote:yes mashed all grains boiled for about 3 hours. I got the recipe out of a book i was reading on distilling.


Not sure why you would boil for three hours unless your volume was crazy big and then you would need a huge boil kettle for it to reduce for three hours. Don't get me wrong, you can boil but for three hours sounds like you misunderstood the instructions or mistyped it. What book was it? Just curious.
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Postby Prairiepiss » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:52 pm

Was either the rye or the wheat malted? And did you boil the malted grain too?
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:20 pm

Durace11 wrote:
Mprourke wrote:yes mashed all grains boiled for about 3 hours. I got the recipe out of a book i was reading on distilling.


Not sure why you would boil for three hours unless your volume was crazy big and then you would need a huge boil kettle for it to reduce for three hours. Don't get me wrong, you can boil but for three hours sounds like you misunderstood the instructions or mistyped it. What book was it? Just curious.



the home distillers workbook by jeff king it was a 7 gallon boil
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby maheel » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:22 pm

Mprourke wrote:Haha yea i found that out after my trip to the brew store the guy at the shop loves the stuff !


they sure do it makes them great profit on all the carbon / filters / plastic junk they sell you :)
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Postby Prairiepiss » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:20 am

Prairiepiss wrote:Was either the rye or the wheat malted? And did you boil the malted grain too?


I guess you didn't se my question? It's kinda an important one.
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby rad14701 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:04 pm

Mprourke wrote:the home distillers workbook by jeff king it was a 7 gallon boil

Not the best source of information... :problem: Based on limited personal experience and from publicly available sources... :think:
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Mprourke » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:00 am

Do u have a good vodka recipe can't seem to find one. I normally brew beer so complexity not really an issue.
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Re: Turbo Yeast?

Postby Durace11 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:12 am

All the recipes are in this section:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=14

Birdwatchers, Wino's, Gerber & All Bran all have good reviews when making a neutral product.
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