First batch with turbo type yeast came out OK.
My first batch I used about 13 lbs sugar, 40 oz Blackstrap molasses (Unsulphured, Groeb Farms product from GFS) in a 5 gallon fermenter and Liquor Quick Super Yeast X-press started at 1.160 stopped at 1.04 at about 15.5% as I figured. (start -final) X 129= approx abv
This run I am trying to use bakers yeast 10 lbs sugar, 40 oz Blackstrap molasses (same as above) in a 6.5 gallon fermenter about 1/4 cup yeast. Started about 1.10 stopped at 1.01, as I figure about 11.6% on this batch
I have read that bakers yeast gives a better flavor than turbo yeast and uses less sugar, but it tops out about 12-14%.
Here is my questions:
How much Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast should I be using?
If I use K1-V1116 or EC-1118 how much should be used to start?
What is reasonable start and stop readings w/bakers yeast ..I have never reached below 1.0