Q: How much yeast should I use with a 218 gallon fermentation at a gravity of 1.080
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Q: What is the ratio of yeast to sugar
A: 1-2 grams of yeast per gallon is recommended at 1.045-1.050 gravity
Q: do you put it straight into mash or mix it with water and sugar how many teaspoons in a gram
A: this can be added to the finished mash after the conversion process is completed or added to the wash that is run off of the mash. There is approximately 3 grams in one teaspoon of this particular yeast.
Q: What is to cold for the red star DADY to work, I know it should be below 90f thanks for any help you can offer.
A: This would work best in the 80-90 range. It can ferment in the 70's but will begin to be more sluggish and run the possibility of a stall the further we go below 80
Q: Will this yeast stop and die off at 15% abv causing the ferment to get stuck with remaining sugar ?
A: the yeast will not "die off" per say but will go dormant as it has a alcohol tolerance in solution of about 15% for the max this can produce
Q: What is in this yeast please? Does it have sorbitan monostearate? Thank you.
A: DADY (Distillers Active Dry Yeast) is a specially selected strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.
Q: Is this yeast safe for people with nut and wheat allergies?
A: This product does not contain any nut products, but we cannot guarantee that it is nut allergen free as it is packaged in a facility that may or may not contain nut products at the time of packaging. This product is not certified as nut allergen free due to that fact.
Q: Is it recommended to store the opened package in the refrigerator?
A: Yes, the refrigerator is the best place to store an opened package.
Q: Can I use this DADY with a sugar wash (no grain)? do I need to add a nutrient?
A: Nutrient is always a benefit to help limit lag or stalling of the yeast. It can be used with a stirght suagr wash or with a wash produced from grains as well
Q: is this certified kosher and does it have a kosher symbol on the packaging? thanks.
A: The yeast is not marked on the packages with the Kosher Certification but is certified Kosher when produced
Q: Trying this yeast for first time on a Rum batch -- it's moving VERY slowly! in 5 days it's only dropped from 1.1 to 1.085. The temp has been stable at 85F in a clean, controlled environment. What is the expected fermentation time for this yeast to get down closer to 1.0? If nutrient is "required" for this yeast, what type and how much is recommended?
A: This typically does ferment out a bit faster on a 5-6 gallon wash. Nutrient would help out. Go Ferm is a great product to use on stuck and sluggish fermentaions. It is pricey but gets the job done-Item#772-15161A
Q: can I use this for beer ferment, I have good luck w/ Red Star Monchecete? Looks like I must keep wort 86-89 degrees.
A: This is a distillers strain so the batch will ferment down much lower in Final gravity than a brewers strain. That being said it can be used for beer, just with the obvious flavor profile and fermentation temp differences
Q: Does this yeast need nutrient or energizer?
A: This will depend on what you are using the yeast for. This is always optional, but if you are using this for a high gravity it would be recommended to use a nutrient or energizer.
Q: I have used this yeast for the first time , I made a corn mash . Is it supposed to start fermenting in just a few minutes after I mixed it all together, I had air bubbles in bout 10 minutes?
A: It sounds as if this product is performing as expected.
Q: Should this yeast be pitched directly or set up with a starter?
A: This can be pitched alone.