Yeast Efficiency

Hi, I am looking for recommendations for yeast strains to ferment sugar washes. Currently I am starting with an SG of 1.1, using champagne yeast at a rate of 40g/100L and fermControl nutrients at 60g/100L with some tomato paste but fermentation to 1.01 still takes 14-17 days. Need to improve this by at least a week and wondering what commercial yeast brands or techniques are recommended to speed this up? or do I just need to significantly increase my inoculation rates? Turbo brand is not an option. Too expensive. Cheers

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  • edited April 14

    You'll do a lot better if you keep your O.G. <1.080
    Healthier, faster ferments make for cleaner distilling runs.

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  • Thanks, I did wonder if that was the case. I did try that last brew and got it to 14 days but want it within 7 ideally.

  • This is just sugar wash for neutral right? Around 10kg sugar (or less) for every 60 liters water with your nutrient of choice and dried bakers yeast. I use like 100g/HL

  • Do check your pH after adding the sugar, just above 5 is great for a tasteless end product. You can adjust the pH if it isn't right, or see if you can find Five Star 5.2 pH stabilizer and let it do it's magic. Don't use more than 1g/L yeast, maybe even less (.8g). Bakers yeast will work but I wouldn't use more than 11kg sugar/hectoliter (6.5% ABV) with it, better use champagne yeast like Lalvin EC-1118 with 14kg sugar/hectoliter (8.2% ABV).

  • edited April 14

    Which champagne yeast are you using?

    I have to say i like red pastuer (1116) much better than EC1118. As said 1080 will give you a 10 or 11% wash and that's as high as you want to go for fast turn around. I would look also at the nutrient schedule you have, maybe look up yeast bomb or some other added nutrient like some grain.

    The other option is to do an extra ferment.

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  • @Kapea said: You'll do a lot better if you keep your O.G. <1.080
    Healthier, faster ferments make for cleaner distilling runs.

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