Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Fermenting Cider w/ Turbo yeast?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
miloa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 53
Default

I'm thinking of using turbo yeast next year, get the abv as high as posible and then freeze distill.should'nt have to freeze more than twice,and the turbo yeast brews in 3 days or less.

__________________
miloa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
brewmonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sharon,MA
Posts: 1,122
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Turbo yeast is designed for distillation, and ester production is not an issue in that arena. If you really have to use it to get ~10 percent, use an ale yeast first, and as that kicks out spike it with a champaigne yeast or the Turbo.

Or else ya better plan on some heavy flavoring.

__________________
brewmonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,995
Liked 631 Times on 394 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miloa View Post
freeze distill
To avoid confusion, use the term fractional freezing or freeze concentration. In concentrating your beverage this way, you will also concentrate off flavors from the turbo yeast. Again, it's the wrong yeast for the application. If all you want is fast, high proof hooch, you're on the wrong forum.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 07:54 PM   #14
lthursdayl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Jesey
Posts: 40
Default

That is not what I am looking for. Just saw the turbo yeast at my LHBS and was curious. Sorry if this is not appropriate for this forum.

__________________
lthursdayl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 10:40 PM   #15
brewmonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sharon,MA
Posts: 1,122
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

I think it's perfectly appropriate.

You asked, and got replies from different points of view, and I'm glad you asked. (Again, for regular brewing, I've tried it, and it has some wacky, bitter, sweet-n-sour, yeasty, mung flavor.
But ... it *DO* work FAST!

__________________

-I'm not getting older, but the floor is getting further away.

brewmonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009, 11:13 PM   #16
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,916
Liked 122 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
And as ribbon points out, illegal in the USA.
http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.ph...ywine-ice-beer

As far as I understand it's not federally illegal but check local and state laws for your locality. Freeze distillation(actually concentration) is perfectly legal.
__________________

Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

smokinghole is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2009, 02:51 AM   #17
brewmonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sharon,MA
Posts: 1,122
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Hmmm, well I learned a little something today, I think. And I'll pitch some thing TOMORROW! Sue me, it's 13 outside.

__________________

-I'm not getting older, but the floor is getting further away.


Reason: no, we're not starting a distillation thread
brewmonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #18
miloa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 53
Default

If you did use turbo yeast,from what i understand about the stuff,when you are done fermenting after 5 days and reached 20-25% abv you need to put it through a activated carbon filter. The only thing that worries me is if the cider will pass through the filter alright.By using the filter you remove alot of the off flavors of the turbo yeast.

__________________
miloa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2010, 11:40 PM   #19
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 89 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewmonk View Post
Turbo yeast is designed for distillation, and ester production is not an issue in that arena. If you really have to use it to get ~10 percent, use an ale yeast first, and as that kicks out spike it with a champaigne yeast or the Turbo.

Or else ya better plan on some heavy flavoring.
The last cider I made was just over 16% using Lalvin-1118, or 6, I forget which.
__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 PM   #20
AnotherFinch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 67
Default

I once did a five-gallon batch of apple juice with five pounds of sugar and Lalvin-1118 Yeast, myself (that yeast is used for high content wines, by the way). Being my first brew and just wanting to see how many people I could get drunk for $15, we ended up with this VERY high alcohol content... thing that after two weeks (yeah, we were too eager to have a drink) took a sip of the most bittersweet drink known to man.

I threw in a few tea-bags and shook it cold in a few of the jugs to loosen up the flavour, and we somehow ended up with a mix that, after half an hour of sitting in silence trying to put a name to it, we decided could be described as nothing other than "Chex Mix."

Don't ask me how.

Or force cider. Follow others' mistakes and go by the recipe, but have fun with it at the same time.

__________________
Primary: Soon, my precious. Soon.
Secondary: Nada


Quote:
Originally Posted by kaptain_karma
edited for druck spelling
AnotherFinch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
turbo yeast for cider ohiochris Cider Forum 18 10-02-2014 04:21 PM
Turbo Cider D@VID Cider Forum 28 02-18-2012 05:22 AM
Super-turbo cider? Robcore Cider Forum 11 11-11-2008 06:39 PM
Newbie - Turbo Cider Wilkes777 Cider Forum 19 10-09-2008 10:29 PM
Turbo cider? lapaglia Cider Forum 6 09-07-2008 02:51 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS