DADY (Distillers Active Dry Yeast) is a specially selected strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisae designed for distillers use in grain mash fermentations for ethanol. DADY will produce maximum alcohol yields under controlled temperatures (less than 90F/32C). It has been the choice of many producers in North America for over 20 years. DADY has been used in the manufacture of light spirit and Whiskeys. It is also used on corn mash and syrup fermentations. DADY is recommended for ABV productions lower than 15 percent.
This stuff works great. I put a heaping tablespoon into 3 gal of mash and it finishes in about 4-5 days holding it at ~80F
This is an extremely vigorous top fermenting yeast. As stated it is very alcohol resistant. The actual tolerance of this yeast strain for alcohol is somewhat higher then the stated 22%, however the rate of fermentation does slow considerably above 22%.
This yeast strain also does not have any problem functioning in high gravity sugar solutions. So, I have found it unnecessary to do multi-stage fermenting. This is a moderate sulphur producing yeast. Nothing that should be a problem given some conditioning.
The flavor profile is actually fairly neutral, with just a little fruitiness. There is noticeable phenol alcohol production at temps above 80F. This is a bit of a “take no prisoners” kind of yeast. As in, it tends to ferment anything even remotely fermentable. In that way it’s a bit like a champagne yeast.
Overall, I’m very pleased indeed. This is a great yeast for un-sticking your fermentation, or for making a fast batch of cider. Unless you like your cider very dry, you will probably want to cold-crash your cider during peak fermentation. If you wait until primary fermentation is done, your likely to end up with rocket fuel instead of cider.
JoyNorth Washington, PA
Proofed good, no delay or after taste for wine. Honey wine, apple cider, pumpkin cider, changing grape juice to wine.
Found this product to be on par with using champagne yeast with good nutrients. It did get the job done but was nothing to write home to mother about.
TomiTaos Ski Valley, NM
This yeast works great for malt amd molasses mash. I use about 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons of wash with very good success. Yeast is tolerant and long lived.