Fermenting sugar present in the mixture of water with various types of grains, fruits or vegetables is crucial for ethanol production and after perfect fermentation ethanol can be converted to alcoholic beverages. In addition to producing delicious alcohol drinks from ethanol, bio ethanol too can be created after perfect yeast fermentation, which in turn is now reaching into the gas tanks of many more vehicles in the form of biofuel.
Alcohol or ethanol is produced when any grain or vegetable or fruit such as wheat, barley, potatoes, grapes, apples, corn, etc is first mixed with water and then passed through a brewing process and even a distilling process to separate ethanol from water. The brewing process involves milling the key ingredients, boiling and then cooling the mixture or mash so that it is ready for the fermentation process. The earlier processes convert all starch in the mixture into fermentable sugars such as dextrose, fructose, sucrose, and glucose, etc since yeast can now ferment these sugars into ethanol or alcohol.
Depending on whether whiskey, wine, beer, vodka or any other alcohol or spirit that needs to be made, appropriate yeast variants need to be added to the cooled mixture or mash. The reason for cooling the mixture is that fermenting yeast can ferment only in temperatures between 15 and 27 degrees Celsius and any variation can cause the yeast to slow down the fermentation process or simply die. Most yeast variants be it wine yeast, vodka yeast or whisky yeast are normally derived from the saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast although their ability to survive in higher temperature along with their alcohol tolerance levels does vary based on the type of yeast.
One strong variant of the above yeast that can help several ethanol producers operate with a higher margin of error is turbo yeast. This powerful super yeast can easily ferment strong alcohol even at 38 degrees Celsius. This yeast can perform admirably in stronger alcohols and also handle higher yeast temperature without resulting in stuck fermentation or producing low yields from the mash. Since turboyeast is available in bulk packing as well as small sachets, it is a boon for commercial breweries and distilleries as well as domestic enthusiasts that want to make small batches of drinking alcohol or bioethanol at home.
With perfect fermentation ethanol that needs to be distilled to produce stronger alcohols and spirits such as whiskey, brandy, vodka, etc can also produce a better flavor with increased strength while also producing a higher yield per batch, which in turn will help lower production costs. Production yeast such as turbo yeast are also fortified with micro nutrients and the absence of wild yeast or harmful bacteria in this yeast ensures top-quality ethanol alcohol minus any harmful contaminants. The end product too would be consistent in strength, taste, color and character.
Ethanol production depends on several processes but fermenting mash perfectly is one vital process that can affect the vary nature of the final alcoholic beverage. The fermentation process again depends on the quality and quantity of yeast used and better quality yeast such as turbo yeast is sure to reward ethanol producers with purer and better quality of ethanol. After perfect sugar fermentation ethanol can be converted to alcoholic beverages that are sure to please the palate of any drinker that takes a sip of that beverage.