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Old 10-19-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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My attempt at a quick and higher alcohol content cider with "turbo" yeast by liquor quick leaves a lot to be desired. It stinks! literally. I started it friday afternoon and by saturday afternoon it had consumed all the sugars and stopped , I then added 2 more pounds of brown sugar and it again burnt up all the sugar in less than 12 hours. I pulled some out today when I added a bit more sugar to start it up again and its like drinking cheap vodka with a tiny apple hint and a dash of sewer water. The alcohol will knock you off your feet but I learned an important lesson.....dont use turbo yeast. I have sipped a little to taste but i reckon I need to find a way to kill off the yeast before drinking too much of it since the yeast is so insanely active and hyper. I wouldnt want it to ferment after drinking it.

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Turbo yeast is specialized. Flavor was not a consideration when it was developed.

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Old 10-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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It sure is fast making the alcohol though. If flavor isnt much of a concern you can have some high power hooch in just a couple days. Im thinking if I can kill off the yeast and then add it about 50/50 with fresh apple cider it might turn out pretty good.

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It also ferments hot and produces methanol and some major hangover-inducing garbage.

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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this is my turbo yeast, dangerous stuff

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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no matter what yeast you used a high gravity cider will take a few months to the better part of a year to be good

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no matter what yeast you used a high gravity cider will take a few months to the better part of a year to be good
You mean to be at its full potential , I made a batch in 7 days using Lavlin EC-118 yeast and 2 pounds of brown sugar that was good enough to make you slap your grandma , with a decent alcoholic kick.....and carbonation , only thing is it was really cloudy and tart with a lot of sludge at the bottom. I bottled a bunche of it and after it was 2 weeks in the bottles it was even better. So if you are looking for it to be clear and perfect it may take that long , but for a good smooth and great tasting apple hooch it only takes 1 to 2 weeks.
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good smooth and great tasting
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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Is turbo yeast the same thing as the high-gravity yeast Dogfish uses for the 120-minute IPA? I think it can go to 25%.

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Turbo yeast was never meant for cider, beer, mead, wine etc. It was designed for something else which I don't want to mention in case the fun police read this.

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