Gin Distiller's Yeast Pack

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This yeast pack has everything you need to make Gin with Sugar

It will make a 25L (6.6 US Gal) 14.4% ABV Pure Sugar Wash which will yield approximately 9L of 40% quality craft Gin. You will have left over Distiller’s Nutrient - Light Spirits with this pack as the container is 450g and the recipe calls for 150g.

What you will get:

  • 20g Distiller’s Yeast - Gin
  • 450g Distiller’s Nutrient - Light Spirits
  • Still Spirits Turbo Carbon
  • Still Spirits Turbo Clear

In addition, you will need 6kg of white refined Sugar, or 6.6kg Dextrose. 

We recommend using the Turbo 500 to make the pure spirit for this gin in the first distillation, and the Alembic Pot Still to infuse the gin botanicals in the second distillation.

Recipe: How to make Gin from Sugar

Using 25 L (6.6 US Gal) 14.4% ABV Pure Sugar

What you will need:

Directions:

  1. Add 21 L (5.5 US Gal) of water at approximately 30°C (86°F) to your clean fermenter.

  2. Add 6 kg (13 lb) sucrose or 6.6 kg dextrose and stir to dissolve. You will now have approximately 25 L (6.6 US Gal) of sugar solution ready for fermentation.

  3. Take your Distiller’s Nutrient – Light Spirits and shake it well. For up to 15% ABV, measure out 150 g (5.3 oz) or see the instructions on the label or the Distiller’s Nutrient – Light Spirits page in the Distiller’s Range booklet for further measuring unit options.

  4. Take your Distiller’s Yeast – Gin, and at the same time take the measured out Distiller’s Nutrient – Light Spirits, add them both directly to the fermentation vessel and stir well to dissolve, then fit your lid and airlock (half filled with sterile/boiled water).

  5. Leave to ferment at 20-32°C (68-90°F) ambient temperature for optimum performance and quality. If you wish (it is optional) you can also add Still Spirits Turbo Carbon to absorb impurities produced by the yeast during fermentation, improving the quality of your alcohol.

  6. Once your airlocks stops bubbling, this indicates fermentation is complete. This should happen within approximately 7 days, providing the temperature has been 20°C (68°F) or above throughout. If you taste the wash at this stage it should taste dry and not at all sweet, or if using a hydrometer the gravity reading should have stabilised.

  7. You should now leave your wash to stand for 1-2 days for any remaining solids and yeast to settle out. Still Spirits Turbo Clear can be used here to speed up the clarification process.

  8. You are now ready to distil your wash to make spirit. The wash should be siphoned into your still to leave behind the sediment. For best quality spirit we recommend using a column still such as the Turbo 500 with Condenser Column for your first distillation, followed by a second distillation with Botanicals Basket infusion to flavour your spirit. (Note that use of a pot still such as the Pot Still Alembic Copper Dome and Condenser will yield lower quality alcohol, requiring double distillation and resulting in very low yield). Please refer to the instruction manual for your distillation unit for detailed instructions on distilling your spirit.

  9. After your first distillation (or double distillation if using a pot still), you may wish to filter your spirit through a carbon filter to polish the spirit, for cleaner, smoother gin. For this purpose we recommend the Still Spirits EZ filter.

You are now ready for your botanical infusion distillation run. For this we recommend using a pot still such as the Pot Still Alembic Dome Top and Condenser with the Still Spirits Botanicals Basket attachment, but alternatively the Turbo 500 can be used with the saddles removed (also with the Botanicals Basket). For your botanicals, you can either use one of the Still Spirits Gin Botanical blends, or make your own blend based on your own custom recipe. Please refer to the instruction manuals for your distillation unit and botanicals basket for detailed instructions on distilling your spirit.

    About the Yeast

    A particularly clean active dried yeast, especially selected for gin production. This strain gives neutral congener profile, making clean and crisp spirit alcohol perfect for showcasing your botanicals.

    Application

    For fermentation of sugar, potato or grain mash for distillation of Gin spirit using the Turbo 500 System with Mangrove Jack's Boiler or Grainfather Brewing System with either the Turbo 500 Stainless Steel Condenser or Turbo 500 Copper Condenser. If attaching the Turbo 500 condenser to the Grainfather, you will need the lid attachment.

    Information

    • Net Weight: 20 g (0.7 oz)
    • Sufficient for: Up to 25 L (6.6 US Gal)
    • Alcohol Tolerance: 18% ABV
    • Attenuation: 70-100 % (Low-High)
    • Flocculation Rate: Low
    • Recommended Temperature Range: 12-32°C (54-90°F)
    • Strain Classification: Saccharomyces bayanus
    • Viable Yeast Cells/g: >1 x 1010
    • Dry Weight: 92-96%
    • Wild Yeast Cells/g: <1 per 106 cells
    • Total Bacteria: <1 x 105 cfu/g
    • GMO Status: GMO Free
    • Shelf Life: 24 Months
    • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
    • Place of Origin: Made in the UK from imported and local ingredients.
    • Packaging: Packaged in a protective atmosphere.

    Instructions

    Add directly to fermentation vessel and leave to ferment at 12-32°C (54-90°F) ambient air temperature for optimum performance and quality.

    Ingredients

    Dried yeast (yeast, emulsifier [E491]).