The essencia range of flavours offer the home user a range of spirit flavourings previously only available to commercial producers.
Each makes 2.25 Litres, approx 3 bottles of classic 'spirits'.
Navy Rum (Lambs Navy Style)
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Brewing & Winemaking Sugar - 1kg£2.10
This will produce a finer, cleaner & faster ferment.
The sugar is a spray dried glucose (aka dextrose) which dissolves easily in cold liquids to form a syrup and importantly leaves no after taste.
Being 100% fermentable, it promotes fast fermentation & can be used for priming during the secondary fermentation.
It is is highly recommended for use in making beers, liqueurs and wines in preference to household sugar (sucrose - being glucose+fructose, with the yeast first having to convert the unfermentable fructose into fermentable glucose prior to fermentation).
Well worth the extra pence per pint or bottle.
Alcotec Super Turbo Yeast 48£2.95
This is a great dual purpose yeast.
It will turbo-ferment out either 6kg of sugar in 25 litres of water in 48 hours to produce 14% ABV, or 8kg in about 10 days to produce 20% ABV.
The use of Brewing Sugar will produce a faster/cleaner ferment.
This is definitely the best choice if you are fermenting in high ambient temperatures as it works within a temperature range of 20C - 32C.
The use of activated carbon is highly recommended with this yeast in order to clear the brew of any residual nutrient in suspension post fermentation.
Available in two size options.
Alcotec 23% Turbo Yeast - maximum alcohol.£5.00
The new Alcotec 23% Turbo Yeast will produce upto 23% alcohol using 10.5kg of brewing sugar (dextrose monohydrate).
Included with the yeast are sachets of nutrient to assist the yeast & activated carbon for a clear clean finish.
Fermentation is normally around 7 days with another 2 days for clearing.
Whilst the use of normal sugar (sucrose) is not recommended it can be used by accepting that the brew will have a slower ferment & be of lesser quality than that produced by the use of Dextrose, producing around 19% abv & slightly sweeter due to the non fermentation of approx 3Kgs.
It has been produced with a new recipe with added carbon and minerals and should be cleared using Alcotec TurboKlar Finings
Spirit Base Kit£8.49
Makes 5 litres of base alcohol suitable for mixing with essences and extracts to make liqueurs, half strength 'spirits' or other drinks - up to 20% ABV.
Needs the addition of 1.63kg of sugar or Brewing Sugar - preferred for a faster/cleaner ferment.