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.
lol, i used to read those too and i know what you mean, with exceptions.
but was checking some LHBS and they still sell this and similar stuff. Why? as far as i can tell its just an overpowering amount of aggressive and highly attenuative yeast with a pile of nutrients, right?
i wonder if you attempted to collect a second generation and simply used a proper amount of slurry on a proper, normal gravity wort what the results would be? im guessing its diastaticus maybe too? maybe its just nottingham?
these instructions are crazy. ive made an all sugar... alcoholic drink of 12% ABV using wine yeast and timed nutrient additions etc. it was NOTHING like vodka or flavour neutral, just odd unpleasant tastes and a disgustingly sweet taste. it was undrinkable.
i cant even imagine something double the strength of that, that would be purely for alcoholics in poverty. i mean wow.
i guess obviously the subtext is that this stuff is to be distilled, but there must be people out there unable or unwilling to distill this alcoholic wash. and even if you did distill it, from what i know, youd still end up with some less than stellar stuff from this.