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Still Spirits Rum Distillers Yeast 72g - 94356

A specialist active dried rum distiller's yeast. This strain produces an optimum congener profile, producing fruit esters and aromas, making it ideal for rum spirit. It is also highly viable and robust, ensuring a short lag phase and reduced risk of bacterial infection.

Attenuation: Very High Flocculation: Very Low Alcohol Tolerance: 15% Well Suited Style: Rum

Sufficient for up to: 25 L (6.6 US Gal) fermentation.

Instructions: Leave to ferment between 20-28ºC (62-68ºC) ambient air temperature for optimum performance and quality.

NOTE: Distiller's Yeasts are designed for use when making spirit in the more traditional way, i.e. molasses.

Price: £2.40

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With 2kg Molasses:

Will produce rich rum flavour. Malaysia’s best selling Dark Rum is made in exactly as follows.

Instructions 1.Add 2kg molasses and 4.5kg dextrose into your clean fermenter with 3L boiling water, stir to mix (don’t worry if doesn’t dissolve at this stage). Top up to 25 Litres with cold water, stir to completely dissolve.

2.Add Turbo Carbon – this is important to absorb impurities produced by the yeast during fermentation.

3.Add the Rum Yeast and leave to ferment for 7 days at ideally 22 – 28C. Lower temperatures are fine down to 15C but will double fermentation time. Higher temperatures will increase flavour and aroma production of the yeast. Using molasses will create excessive foaming so place somewhere appropriate and don’t use an airlock (just rest fermenter lid loosely on bucket).

4.After fermentation, add Turbo Clear to remove >99% of the solids (spent carbon / yeast cells and other fermentation solids). Don’t worry if the wash remains hazy after treatment with Turbo clear – it’s more important that the wash doesn’t sit on the spent yeast and solids for >24hrs rather than trying to remove the last 1% solids…so go ahead and distil the wash 1 day after adding Turbo clear even if still hazy.

5.Distil the clear wash after siphoning off the sediment. For rum the perfect still will produce alcohol at between ideal 84 – 88% so if using a Turbo 500 still run for only 2 ½ to 3 hours to achieve this lower alcoholic strength. (Operating temperature will be about 680C) For a fuller flavoured rum try using a pot still.

6.Once you’ve collected your distillate, dilute to 50%ABV with good quality water then hold for three days in a 10L bucket adding one further sachet of Turbo Carbon. Stir twice daily then allow the activated carbon to settle on day 3 before fine filtering. Do not pass through activated carbon column filter as this will remove too much of the character from your rum.

7.Dilute to 40%ABV with good quality water, bottle and leave to smooth for at least 1 month. For an amazing quick result, add one of the Classic Rum Essences.

Ingredients: Dried yeast, yeast nutrients, amyloglucosidase enzyme, anti foaming agent, vitamins, trace minerals.

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