Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

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Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby Sourwood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:21 am

Hello All,
I wanted to reach out and check to see if it really matters what kind of yeast i use. I already have brewers yeast, but if I want to make a rum do i need to go out and get rum yeast or will it taste the same as long as I'm using Molasses in my mash?

Also, champagne yeast seems to be getting a lot of love in recipes i am reading. Is it just because the ABV is increased, or is it a taste thing as well?

Any feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks!
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby Saltbush Bill » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:24 pm

For Rum bakers yeast or a specialized Rum yeast would be my pick. 493EDV springs to mind.
A champagne yeast would be my last choice.
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby Yummyrum » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 pm

I agree with Salt bush

I tried the 493 EDV Rum yeast in a couple of fermentations but to be honest I couldn't tell the difference between it and bread yeast , certainly not on my all molasses Rum .......perhaps it might be noticable on a Panela type rum .

Good rum fermentaions are Hot and fast ....pretty much the exact opersite of what a wine yeast likes .
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby zapata » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:36 pm

I like champagne yeast for neutrals only.
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby SaltyStaves » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm

Yummyrum wrote:I agree with Salt bush

I tried the 493 EDV Rum yeast in a couple of fermentations but to be honest I couldn't tell the difference between it and bread yeast , certainly not on my all molasses Rum .......perhaps it might be noticable on a Panela type rum .

Good rum fermentaions are Hot and fast ....pretty much the exact opersite of what a wine yeast likes .


That yeast is an industrial product designed to get greater yields. Taste isn't really a factor as to why its so popular with commercial distillers.
All molasses washes is precisely what it was isolated for. It can convert sugars in molasses that baker's yeast won't touch.

Its also a killer strain, so a rum could be started with a wild yeast and then finished with the 493.
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby Yummyrum » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 am

Interesting Saltystaves . :thumbup:
Thought it must have been an ester thing but quantity makes more sense , especially from a commercial point of view .
Wasn't looking for that .
Think I have one more serve of that yeast in the fridge . Will check it out . Thanks
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby SaltyStaves » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:33 am

33C is the sweetspot for it. Yields drop off if the temps are higher or lower apparently.
I've got some in the fridge ready to go.
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Re: Rum Yeast Vs Champagne Yeast Vs Brewers Yeast

Postby casamayor » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:49 am

I tried the 493 EDV Rum yeast, no difference in taste with the baker yeast :wink:
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