FRUITY yeast blended with a complete, chemically defined nutrient complex.  Designed to be used to ferment any sugar substrate up to 18% ABV, but best results are achieved using fruits and berries.


FRUITY yeast based on active dried yeast for use with fruits and berries or sugar fermentation systems.

A high ethanol tolerant active dried yeast blended with complete macro and micro nutrient complex ideal for fermentation of fruits and berries or any fermentable sugar-based feedstock. FRUITY yeast is especially recommended wherever rapid and high alcohol fermentation of fruit-based substrate is required, but can also be used to ferment pure sugar substrates.

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain in this yeast is ethanol tolerant up to 18% ABV and capable of fermenting between 20—30°C liquid temperature.

Note that ethanol tolerance is significantly reduced above 26°C. This strain is also tolerant to difficult fermentation conditions, has high SO2 tolerance, produces low volatile acidity and is low foaming.

FRUITY yeast contains only pure, chemically-defined ingredients and does not contain yeast extract or other non-chemically defined nutrients which can taint alcohol quality. FRUITY yeast includes fermentation activators to ensure rapid start to fermentation; combined with low bacterial count < 5 x 10⁴ cfu/g this greatly reduces potential for bacterial spoilage.

Yeast species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Alcohol tolerance: Up to 14 % ABV

Temperature range: 20-35°C

Killer factor: Positive / Active

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

Total bacteria: < 1 x 103 cfu/g

Wild yeast: < 1 per 106 cells

Lead: < 5 mg/kg Arsenic: < 2 mg/kg Heavy Metals: < 10 mg/kg GMO status: GMO Free

Sachet sufficient for 25 L fermentation.

Sugar addition:

6-7.5 kg

Approx. % ABV:


Water Start Volume:

20 L

Water Start Temp:


Air Temp Range:


Air Temp Tolerance:

Max 30°C

Fermentation Time 20°C:

10-14 days

*Can be used to ferment pure sugar (max. 6kg) but best results achieved using fruit or fruit-sugar mixture (max. 7.5kg fermentable sugars). Max. ABV achieved from 6kg pure sugar approx. 14.5%