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Title: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: 1vertical on July 30, 2011, 02:58:21 pm
 ;D ;D
How bout you Fred Bonjour high gravity king???  Well?>??

    18%???
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: tubercle on July 30, 2011, 03:34:59 pm
Yes


Don't
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on July 30, 2011, 07:34:53 pm
And why would you do that?
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: nateo on July 30, 2011, 07:49:57 pm
If you're trying to get beer in a hurry, maybe you should just go buy it. That's a lot quicker, and will taste a lot better.
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: a10t2 on July 30, 2011, 08:28:27 pm
It isn't necessary to get to 18%. A few sequential pitches can do that for you.

http://seanterrill.com/2009/11/05/batch-25-tasting-notes/
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: 1vertical on July 31, 2011, 06:57:07 am
I put this up because it seems like that yeast is a good performer and wanted
to know.....

Thanks for the good read Sean, I musta missed that somehow....  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: nateo on July 31, 2011, 07:54:22 am
I read some home distilling forums from time to time, and even home distillers don't like using the turbo yeast. Harsh flavors, bad character, etc.

In the White and Zainasheff book, they talk about using WLP099 to increase attenuation in high gravity beers, after a traditional lower gravity fermentation.
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: 1vertical on July 31, 2011, 08:01:19 am
I was convinced when tubercle chimed in... ;D
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: majorvices on July 31, 2011, 08:34:42 am
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I’m not quite sure how to describe this beer. If a fallen angel had sex with Summer Glau, and their love child was an alcoholic, this is what his urine would taste like. In a good way.


I'll be honest, sean, I never expected you were actually that clever.  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: bluesman on July 31, 2011, 08:46:15 am
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I’m not quite sure how to describe this beer. If a fallen angel had sex with Summer Glau, and their love child was an alcoholic, this is what his urine would taste like. In a good way.


I'll be honest, sean, I never expected you were actually that clever.  ;)

+1

Nice experiment Sean. Someday, I want to try something similiar to this or a DFH 120min. I'll refer to your notes when I do.
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: punatic on July 31, 2011, 03:50:50 pm
Turbo yeast makes a lot of fusels. 
Title: Re: Anyone ever try Distillers Turbo yeast for Beer?
Post by: 1vertical on July 31, 2011, 04:40:32 pm
Turbo yeast makes a lot of fusels. 
Got it!   Now it is recorded here for the masses!!! 
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