Tips to make the best possible product with the Turbo 500
Pure Turbo Yeast is the highest quality yeast we sell to make the best possible spirit, perfect for vodka and gin.
This yeast needs to be fermented between 18°C-24°C. If it's too hot the yeast will die and if it's too cold the yeast will fall asleep. It can be a challenge to keep the yeast fermenting in this temperature range. If having the highest quality is important to you, we recommend investing in temperature controller fermentation with the Grainfather Conical Fermenter and Glycol Chiller. Set the fermentation temperature to a comfortable 20°C and leave the fermenter to do the work. Overall it should take about two weeks to fully ferment out at this temperature.
When using the Grainfather Conical Fermenter and Glycol Chiller with the Pure Turbo Yeast, don't use the trub discharge tap as this ‘may’ clog. You can use the other tap to take the wash off the sediment at the end.
Once you add the Turbo Clear at the end, leave it for a few extra days and lower the temperature to as cool as it can go. 10°C would be great if you can achieve this, or as low as 4°C would be even better. This will help drop all the impurities and give you a super clean wash.
The process above does take longer and you will need to manage the fermentation a more, however this will give you the best possible result. Once complete, go ahead and distil using the Turbo 500 making sure to keep the distillation temperature between 55°C-65°C. This should yield you about 3.5L of perfectly pure 93% ABV alcohol.
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