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Old 01-31-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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I have a package of turbo yeast, it is supposed to produce abv in the 23% range.
Would it be possible to use this in a beer. I know the initial gravity would have to be quite high, and the finish flavor may not be the best.. Also I wonder what type of beer would be best suited for this experiment?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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sounds like a distiller's yeast, but i'm not familiar with it, only saw another poster talking about it once. i s'pose you could brew a high gravity beer and give it a shot, the issue there would be that a high gravity beer would require more than on packet of yeast to be properly pitched.

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Old 01-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yea, distillers yeast are not well suited to beer. They really only go after the simplest sugars and are going to throw a ton of weird funky flavors, because most of that will be removed or left behind in the distilling process. You will just end up with a poorly attenuated, nasty tasting beer.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'll just stick to a super high gravity yeast then.
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