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Old 13-09-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Alcotec 21% vodka kit

I have followed the instructions on this kit and after 3 weeks at the correct temp my hydrometer read 1030 where instructions say it should be at 978,

I'm guessing the fermentation failed, the mix still looks like a water & sugar mix, would I be ok adding wine yeast or is it possible to get spirits yeast somewhere?
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Old 13-09-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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Is it still bubbling?

What temperature has it been sitting at?
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I think wine yeast is only good for 15-18%
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Is it still bubbling?

What temperature has it been sitting at?
Not bubbling and it was sat at 19.5c
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I think wine yeast is only good for 15-18%
15-18% would be better than pouring it down the sink though
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It could be the yeast as Simon says. Try pitching another yeast but it needs to be one that will tolerate high alcohol levels.

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It could be the yeast as Simon says. Try pitching another yeast but it needs to be one that will tolerate high alcohol levels.

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Any idea where I can get that yeast from?
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Seen some online, but I think i'll email the manufacturer about this
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http://www.turboyeast.co.uk/turbo-ye...3-alcohol.html

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