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  • DistilaMax® High Temperature Yeast (500g)

General Description


With a resistance to high fermentation temperatures and a good tolerance to high gravity mashes, the Distilamax  HT yeast is an excellent choice for a wide variety of different alcohol fermentations including but not limited to sugar washes, grain mashes, fruit fermentations and more.




This yeast produces a neutral fermentation profile.

This yeast has an alcohol tolerance of up to 18% ABV.

Does not contain yeast nutrients.


Fermentation Guidelines


The optimal fermentation temperature for this yeast is around 25 - 37°C


Though fermentation temperatures below and above this temperature range are possible, lower fermentation temperatures will produce a slower rate of fermentation, and even stagnation below 15°C, higher temperatures may create an increase in ester production.


It is recommended to use a pitching rate of 0.5 – 1g yeast p/L of wort.

Can be pitched either directly or after rehydration.


Direct pitching

Pitch the yeast directly in the fermentation vessel on the surface of the wort at or above the fermentation temperature.
Progressively sprinkle the dry yeast into the wort ensuring the yeast covers all the surface of wort available to avoid clumps. Ideally, the yeast will be added during the first part of the filling of the vessel; in which case hydration can be done at wort temperature higher than fermentation temperature, the fermenter being then filled with wort at lower temperature to bring the entire wort temperature at fermentation temperature.

With prior rehydration

Alternatively, sprinkle the yeast in minimum 10 times its weight in sterile water 25 - 29°C. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes, gently stir and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.


For less than 6 months: the product must be stored below 24°C. For more than 6 months: the product must be stored below 15°C.  For short periods not exceeding 7 days there is an exception to these rules.

Shelf life

36 months from production date. Refer to best before end date printed on the brick. Opened bricks must be sealed and stored at 4°C .

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DistilaMax® High Temperature Yeast (500g)

  • Product Code: Yeast
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • R457.13

  • Ex Tax: R397.50