Whether you are the owner of a distillery or an avid home brewer of various alcoholic beverages, you should realize that only the right yeast ensures proper ethanol alcohol production. Yeast fermentation is the process that turns sugars present in the mixed ingredients into ethanol or alcohol as it is commonly known.
Ethanol is also known as drinking alcohol, among other names and various alcoholic beverages require this key ingredient to produce alcohol drinks with varying strengths. Alcohol or ethanol production involves several processes such as brewing that include milling, boiling, mashing, cooling, fermenting, filtering, and even distilling the key ingredients before packing the resultant alcohol. Based on the drink that needs to be produced, active yeast in the form of brewing yeast, which is suitable for milder alcohols or distillers yeast, which is suitable for stronger alcohols and spirits, is added to the mash.
This mash is a mixture of water along with various key ingredients such as wheat, corn, maize, barley, potatoes, apples, grapes, or other sources of starch. These ingredients need to contain a lot of starch since each process converts those starches into sugars before the fermentation process acts to convert those sugars into ethanol or alcohol. The yeast that is added also depends on the product to be produced. Thus, while beers including lager might require saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, wines require wine yeast, while strong alcohols and spirits such as vodka require stronger vodka yeast to convert the mash into drinking alcohol.
The conversion of the mash containing water along with other ingredients into ethanol or alcohol can take several days as the fermenting yeast sets about converting all fermentable sugars into alcohol. Sometimes, a second fermentation process is required to further improve the quality of alcohol and increase the strength. Various sugars in the mash such as glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc are converted into the desired alcohol.
The production of ethanol alcohol has been going on for centuries and along with scientific advances being made in alcohol production, the science of yeast fermentation too has resulted in yeasts that offer higher output on a wider temperature range. Maintaining yeast temperature between 15 to 27 degrees Celsius is critical for optimum alcoholic fermentation since most yeast die at higher temperatures. However, new types of sturdy yeast such as turbo yeast offer a better option for brewers, distillers as well as enthusiasts that love to produce alcohols and spirits at home.
Turbo yeast can produce stronger alcohols of around 17% at 38 degrees Celsius and around 14% at 40 degrees Celsius. This instant yeast has high alcohol tolerance as well as high temperature tolerance and also manages to provide better alcohols even in weak mashes. This yeast does not contain wild yeast or other bacteria that can contaminate your desired alcoholic beverage. Your alcohol yield will improve and this will lead to lowered costs and improved profits, especially if you are a professional brewer or distiller.
If you love to produce alcohol on a large or small scale then you should ensure that the yeast that you use to ferment your mash is of the best possible quality. Good-quality yeast such as turbo yeast will offer better alcohol tolerance and wider temperature tolerance, and will produce higher quantities of ethanol alcohol with higher strength, better taste and perfect character to please all taste buds that come in contact with the final product.