- Apr 1 4:53 PM--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Smith"
>knowledge. I have a question. I make straight corn washes and the
> Hi Harry,
> I have been monitoring these emails and it seems you have a lot of
end product comes up bitter. I think I am not clearing the wash well
enough. after straining through a nylon stocking and letting settle
over night in 20 degree weather the top half is somewhat clear but
the bottom half has the consistency of pancake batter. does any
body have any ideas on filtering this. perhaps a sand swimming pool
filter or a centrifugal filter to clarifiy this for stripping. any
information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Sand filters work.........messy, time-consuming.
Decanting into 20 lt pails & freezing works...I often do this, but
then I've got the facilities.
Time works....probably the best option of all for amateur stillers.
If you don't open the fermenter, you avoid the possibility of
infections. Then you can just leave it sit for a week or so before
distilling. Two benefits of this...
1) The yeast will go dormant & drop out (which is what you want).
2) The beer gets a Diacetyl rest (look it up). Beneficial to final
taste & quality of spirits.
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