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Old 12-10-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Package of Still Spirits Turbo Yeast and filter carbon - eBay (item 380081858200 end time Dec-15-08 04:56:37 PST)
I was browsing ebay for different yeasts and wine supplies and came across this? whaa? when does it quit being 'wine' and become 'hooch'?!!!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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the minute you dump distillers yeast in it.

A few people here have given this stuff a go, and it's decidedly bad news.

Even real distillers dont' use that crap....

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ya, I figured it was bad news - scary that anybody can get it...... I wonder if they sell it to KIDS too, egads........

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ya, I figured it was bad news - scary that anybody can get it...... I wonder if they sell it to KIDS too, egads........
What difference does it make? It's just yeast...and a ton of nutrient. If a kid is interrested...they will sooner or later figure out to put some bread yeast in a bottle of welches grape juice and let the lit leak the co2.
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^We all had to start somewhere lol

I started with 5 gallons of welchs though.

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One lightly documented feature of turbo yeasts, it can easily generate enough heat to kill itself. This is above and beyond the long-chain alcohols that are poisonous. So, you can end up with a jug of lethal sewage. The only time I've used it was to dry out a very high gravity barleywine. Wasn't impressed with its performance relative to champagne yeast. With the new high gravity ale yeasts available, not much need any more.

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As I've said previously I envy your range of yeast choices over there, however the shame of it all for me is if I want choice here the range of turbos is enormous.
Real yeasts tho are damn limited.
As the BK said even distillers don't use it. Hooch makers and other desperates do, but real distillers don't and from my readings here and there turbos are something I just wouldn't bother with.
(Wish I had your choices tho )

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