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This product is imported from Australia when ordered, so the lead time is about 2 weeks. It comes in a manufacturer-packed foil 500g packet.
DistilaMax RM (493 EDV) active dry yeast is a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that was selected for use in the production of rum and other cane-based spirits. Isolated in a tropical region from cane molasses, this strain demonstrates high temperature tolerance and provides a desirable congener prole for the production of rum, aguardiente and rhum agricole.
DistilaMax RM displays highest alcohol production yields at temperatures between 86°F to 95°F (30°C to 35°C). It demonstrates a short lag phase, which helps it compete against contaminant bacteria. It also possesses a killer factor activity that helps keep wild yeast in check.
As a producer of low levels of acetaldehyde and amyl alcohols, and supporting the synthesis of ethyl esters of short chain fatty acids, DistilaMax RM provides desirable smoothness and classic fruitiness to beverage spirits.
It is recommended to rehydrate the yeast before utilization. To rehydrate, add yeast to a 10X volume of fresh water at 104°F (40°C), then stir and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Pitching rates will depend on the process, but generally range between 10 and 50g/hl. Lower levels can be used if there is a conditioning stage before the fermentor. If added straight to the fermentor, temperature should be between 86°F to 95°F (30°C to 35°C).
Please store in fridge or freezer. Recommend use within 6 months.
This product is not eligible for further discounts.