• Distilling Yeast  100g (BrewersDIY)

General Description


A general purpose active dry distilling yeast, meant to produce a wide range of different products at a relatively low cost, though especially adept at fermenting grain based products.




This yeast produces few esters, though this wil vary greatly depending on the fermention temperature.

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

Does not include yeast nutrients.


Fermentation Guidelines


The optimal fermentation temperature for this yeast is around 18 - 30°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 14°C while higher fermentation temperatures will produce a higher rate of fermentation but at a great increase of ester production.


It is recommended to use a pitching rate of 1 – 2g 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 sachet. Opened sachets must be sealed and stored at 4°C and used within 7 days of opening. Do not use damaged sachets.

Distilling Yeast 100g (BrewersDIY)

  • Product Code: Yeast
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R74.75

  • Ex Tax: R65.00

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