Tequila yeast, DistilaMax® TQ is an active dry yeast for use with fermentations of agave/agave extract. This tequila yeast also works well for Mezcal and fruit brandies.

  • Alcohol Tolerance: 15% ABV
  • Optimal pH Range:  3.5-6.0
  • Optimal Temp.: 68-91.4F (20-33C) This Tequila yeast ferments at wide range of temperatures including low temperatures. However highest alcohol production yields at temperatures between 86F to 95F ( 30C to 35C )

Tequila Yeast DistilaMax TQ active dry yeast is selected strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae isolate selected for use in inulin or sucrose based fermentations. Produces a wide range of flavor congeners and gives a desirable taste profile on many different substrates which interns gives it many distillation applications.

Directions for use:

To restore the dried yeast to its fully active state, the yeast needs to be rehydrated  by adding the yeast to 10 times volume of water at 95F to 104F ( 35C to 40C ) Then stir and let stand for fifteen minutes.

The recommended pitching rate is 1.3 grams of yeast per 1 gallon of wash/mash continuous stirring.


DistilaMax® TQ should be stored in a cool, dry area for maximum stability and adequate shelf life. When stored under these conditions, the product is
stable for 36 months from the date of manufacture.

Please note that this is just dry yeast and will need a nutrient to work correctly. Suggested yeast nutrient is DistilaVite