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Old 07-03-2010, 07:08 AM   #1
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Ok, we have all heard the story that bread yeast is useless for fermenting sugars into drinking alcohol because the bread yeast would get so drunk that it dies before it can create a beverage that is much higher than say 8 percent alcohol.

Well Leanne claims she was able to ferment sugar water to 20% plus by step feading the yeast, So i of course am gona try and see if i can replicate the results. I myslef have seen bread yeast ferment way higher than one should expect so im all game for this experiment.

Procedure: (1) fill a gallon sized container 3/4 of the way up with sugar water untill i get a potential alcohol of 10 percent. ( 1.075 for all of yall specific gravity folks)

(2)add in a ground up B 100 complex vitamen
(3) pour in the bread yeast starter ive made
(4)Once the fermentation starts crawling take a gravity reading and pour in a cup and a half more suga. Take a new reading afterword and keep track of all readings so that a final alcohol can be determined.


How does this sound to yall? any recomendations or suggestions?


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Old 07-03-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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Are you sure you're not one of Troy's lost sons? Anxious to here what you come up with. The only differance is if Troy was doing this he would have it all drunk before the end of the experiment . May the forces be with you!


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HEY!!!!!! I resemble that remark!

The most scariest thing abut Seth is that he was considering majoring in Nuclear Physics!!

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Seth.

STOP RIGHT NOW!.

Look up Kilju on the internet and follow the recipe.

Kilju is a basic sugar water that is a Finnish wine. Typically Sometimes a bit of Lemon or Lime Juice is added. most say it tastes like sheet. Yes, it will work, and yes, this is what Leanne claimd she was able to feed to over 20% by Chaptilizing it, look that up too.

You dont just arbitrarily add sugar. You need to wait till it gets down to about 1.020 before you add sugar, and it needs to be dissolved first! And dont add a ton of it.

Want dont you just go and buy some frozen juice concentrate, use some real wine yeast, preferably champagne yeast and see how high you can get.......................................it?

Geeze Louise!

This is a wine making forum, not a science experiment forum! Not that I fault you at all for experimenting.

Enough already!

Vitamins? We call that yeast nutrient, it too is quite cheap!
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Bread yeast can easily ferment out sugar but it usually has a low threshold for abv which means it usually stops around 12% unless babying it with chaptalization which is the means of adding sugar while fermenting gradually so as not to over expose your yeast to too much sugar all at once.
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I plan on using bread yeast because i want to see exactly how much alcohol it is good for. Alot of us have good idea's but no real solid numbers... Ive made sugar alcohol before and its not the worlds best tasting stuff lol but im trying to replicate her results.

maybe troy can get her to poke her nose in her and shed some light on her method.

Im gona look up on the specifics on step feeding. I havnt made a wash yet. Im actually plannin this one out guys!
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I already told you what she did!!!! Start at around 1.080 or soething, juice sugar water, grapes, dog pee, what ever, when it gets down to around 1.020 add about a cup o dissolved sugar water. Measure the SG. getit down to the same, 1.020 or something, add another cup[ of dissolved sugar. You could ask her yourself but she is the one who told me his.

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I make sugar alc all the time but do something else with it after its been fermented wink wink!
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I make sugar alc all the time but do something else with it after its been fermented wink wink!
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ahh, ull use that as my procedure then haha. How much sugar was would you start with if ur using a gallon sized cooker


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