Category Archives: Yeast

Yellow Label Angel Yeast (A Distiller’s Guide To Angel Leaven)

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Finding a suitable yeast can be a daunting task, as it can make or break a spirit’s flavor profile.  That’s where yellow label Angel yeast comes in.  This unique blend of fungi and enzymes is a popular choice amongst distillers because it has high alcohol tolerance and can produce a smooth spirit that allows other{…}

Double Pitching Yeast (And Co-Pitching Explained)

Double pitching and co-pitching are two different techniques to alter the fermentation process of your beer, wine, or spirit wash. Double pitching involves adding more of the same yeast, while co-pitching is where two different yeast are mixed together to get a particular flavor, aroma, or fermentation characteristic. Both are somewhat controversial topics in the{…}

The Best Yeast for Distilling Brandy, Schnapps and Pisco (Our 5 Top Picks!)

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With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making brandy, schnapps or any other fruit spirit can be confusing. 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,{…}

How To Use Turbo Yeast (Step by Step)

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Turbo yeast has made fermenting a high-ABV wash fast and easy. It works by using high alcohol tolerant strains of yeast and a concoction of potent yeast nutrients. These sachets can be incredibly efficient, but also lead to producing some nasty flavors and overall a poor quality product. In this article, we’ll explain how to{…}

The Best Yeasts For Distilling (Our Top 4!)

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There are currently over 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from. But yeast is yeast, right? Well while they may all seem similar enough, there are plenty of differences you should be aware of. Some yeast types perform better than others based on the ingredients you’re fermenting. Others impart unique flavors that are critical{…}

The Best Turbo Yeast For Distilling (In 2023)

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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)

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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{…}

5 Best Yeasts for Making and Distilling Rum (Best Rum Yeast Explained!)

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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!)

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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{…}

8 Vevor Replacement Parts and Upgrades (Master Distiller Advises)

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The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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