48 Universal

Active dried alcohol yeast combined with complete nutrient, designed to ferment up to 14% ABV in 48 hours or 21% ABV in 7-9 days.  Used to make distilled drink and rectified spirit.


Active dried alcohol 48 UNIVERSAL yeast combined with a complete nutrient complex, designed to ferment up to 14% ABV in 48 hours or 21% ABV in 7-9 days.

A vigorous active dried 48 UNIVERSAL yeast strain blended with complete macro and micro nutrition ideal for fermentation of any sugar based feedstocks, pure sucrose or other fermentable substrates such as molasses, thick sugar juice etc.

48 UNIVERSAL contains only pure fully chemically defined ingredients and does not contain yeast extract or other non-chemically defined nutrients which can taint the quality of beverage alcohol.

48 UNIVERSAL includes fermentation activators to ensure rapid start to fermentation this combined with the very low total bacteria count of less than 1 x 10⁴ CFU/gram greatly reduce the potential for bacterial spoilage.

Yeast species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Alcohol tolerance: Up to 21 % ABV

Temperature range: 18-35°C depending upon alcohol level required

Viable yeast cells: > 1 x 1010 cfu/g of yeast

Total bacteria: < 2 x 104 cfu/g

Wild yeast: < 1 per 106 cells

Lead: < 3 mg/kg Arsenic: < 1 mg/kg Heavy Metals: < 10 mg/kg GMO status: GMO Free

Sachet sufficient for 25 L fermentation.

Sugar addition:

6 kg

7 kg

8 kg

9 kg

Approx. % ABV:





Water Start Volume:

21 L

20 L

20 L

20 L

Water Start Temp:





Air Temp Range:





Air Temp Tolerance:

Max 35°C

Max 33°C

Max 27°C

Max 24°C

Fermentation Time 20°C:

Approx. 2 days

3-4 days

5-8 days

8-12 days