Alcotec 48

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  1. Sep 4, 2019 #1

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    Um...bought this by mistake, I should have bought the Restart version (duh):(...can anyone tell me whether it's suitable for general winemaking-by-the-gallon? Can't tell from the packet.

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    I suppose you could divide it by 5 and give it a try, i cannot remember anyone ever doing this.

    From Brew UK
    Alcotec 48 is a "dual" turbo yeast. It can ferment 6 kg sugar/25 litres water up to 14% in 48 hrs or 8kg sugar / 25 litres of water up to 20% in 5 days. You simply choose how much sugar to ferment. It is temperature tolerant so its perfect for hot summer temperatures. Makes a base Alcohol which can then be flavoured to make your favourite tipples.

     
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    Hmm...don't think I'll risk it. Thanks, Chippy
     
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    I don't blame you. ;)
     
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    It's a distiller's yeast.
     
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    If i remember right some members have used it to get 25l of water to between 14% and 20% and have then flavoured it, not something i would try i am not that impatient. :D
     
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    What An An said, so don't do it.
     
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    I am a bit confused (not for the first time ime)

    In the Brew UK description below it says it makes a base alcohol which you can flavour and I know members have done this so although not ideal for normal use what harm would usig a small amount in an emergency have done?

     
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    I don't think it would do any harm at all. As far as I know it's a finely balanced mixture of yeasts and nutrients designed to provide a "clean" wash from a predetermined amount of table sugar for distillation. Of course, home distillation is illegal in the UK and so it's marketed as you say above. I've no doubt that most of it is used for making "moonshine" though.
    So, to get to may point, while I don't think it would produce bad wine, and it's not that much more expensive than what you would normally use, it's not specifically designed for winemaking and won't give your wine any character.
    Actually, I'm surprised at how cheap it is. It's come down in price since last I looked.
     
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    Thanks for explaining.
     
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    Believe me this stuff is used for one thing and one thing only and that's to get the highest abv you can before the process that can't be mentioned on here. The resulting "wine" has a smell that isn't nice so stick to wine yeast or if you want to get to 15 - 16% use a champagne yeast.
     

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