Lalvin QA23 Yeast 5g

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Comes in a 5 gram sachet for fermentation of 1-6 gallons of sugar of fruit (4-23L).

A unique wine yeast strain that works well for many types of white wine-based brandies.

Lalvin QA23 has low nutrient and oxygen requirements, and it has been known to ferment at low temperatures (15 °C/59 °F) to dryness. It produces large amounts of the enzyme beta-glucosidase during growth which can aid in fermentation.  It also manages to ferment in the presence of furfural in tequila quite well, making it our pick for the fermentation of agave when a fairly neutral tequila is being targeted.

Check out the book How To Distill for further recipes that use QA23, including:

  • Easy Blanco Tequila