Category Archives: Ingredients

The Best Water For Making Whiskey (And How To Treat It!)

Water is by far the biggest component in whiskey making. From the steeping and mashing of the grains, right through to diluting (proofing) the final spirit. And when an ingredient is so important, we need to make sure we use the right type of water! Felipe Schrieberg points out that  “while whisky nuts obsess over every{…}

The Best Turbo Yeast For Distilling (In 2023)

Hobby distillers are often overwhelmed with choice when it comes to selecting what yeast to use for their wash. A popular option is to go with a product called ‘Turbo Yeast’ in the hopes of achieving a fast and clean fermentation. This is a hybrid form of yeast used to acquire higher levels of distilled{…}

The Best Yeast Nutrient For Homebrewing and Distilling (Updated For 2023!)

Yeast nutrients may not be a strange topic for you if you’ve been into brewing for some time. It is a popular ingredient in numerous wine formulas. What precisely is a yeast nutrient, why is it needed and when should it be used?  This post will provide answers to these questions and also highlight how{…}

Best Yeast for Making and Distilling Rum (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making rum can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Rum{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Tequila and Mezcal (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to choose when making tequila can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is the wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Agave{…}

The Best Yeast for Distilling Whiskey (Our 5 Top Picks!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making whiskey can be baffling. And because any type of yeast *can* be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Vodka And Neutral Spirits? (Explained!)

With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use in distilling vodka can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

Is Turbo Yeast Any Good? (Turbo Yeast Explained!)

Much has been said about turbo yeast since it came into the market. Some would claim that works like magic, while others would say that it was only fit to produce alcohol good enough to be used as paint thinner. Nevertheless, much improvement has been done to it since it was introduced by Gert Strand{…}