39560Re: problems with a simple sugar mash
- Jun 4, 2007im using a yeast slurry i use 2 to 3 packets 5 grams and i start it
about 2 to 3 days before i make my mash and then i add it to it. my
yeast nutrients is fermaid K i add a gram for every gallon what the
label says. when i add my yeast it only takes about a day for it to
start to bubble the airlock. i dont know about the O2 it could be but
i didnt boil every mash it was my first experiment after my first 3
mashes had the same problems. the temp. around here has been in the
80's and at night the 70's. should i try a fish aerator in the mash
for a few hours before i add the yeast?
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Trid <triddlywinks@...> wrote:
> --- cadence22003 <cadence22003@...> wrote:
> > sourkrout,,good start,, but if i could add to both TRID and HARRY'S
> > excellent advice
> > i'll bet my new porsche,,[i wish ] that your wash is not warm enough
> > and more likely although you are adding yeast and nutrient no-where
> > near enough is being pitched
> My money is on oxygen and pH...mostly O2.
> > 5 x weeks to attenuate ? struth !!!
> Allowing the yeast to multiply madly in the first day or so makes
> difference in the rate at which the ferment occurs. Yeast can only
> much sugar per critter. More critters, higher rate of consumption.
> pitch is only the beginning, not the total amount yeast that you're
> put to work.
> > what is your temp. ? and of course it is best kept constant
> > what weight in grams [or ounces]of yeast are you pitching ?
> > what weight in grams [or ounces] of yeast nutrient are you pitching ?
> > please tell us a little more about the yeast and the yeast nutrient
> > have you considered molasses as an alternative to yeast nutrient ,,say
> > a ratio of 25 % molasses to 75% sugar
> > your mash bill ratio at circa 12kg sugar to circa 50 litres of water
> > is well inside "tidy" ratio
> Seconded...all valuable details to the process. I had no idea there
> many possible variables when I first struck out on this hobby.
> > those links in harry and trid's replies are invaluable use
> > them-congratulations on choosing distilling as a hobby ,,better than
> > building an ant farm
> I will confess to having an odd liking for ant farms :) I just fear the
> possibility of them getting out in my house *twitch*
> > don't skimp,,,,,,,skimps are nasty bastards of animals they come back
> > to bite you,,,and the pain and agony is usually in the hip pocket ==
> > OUCH !!!!!!!!!
> This is a double edged sword. After you get a few batches under
> while improvising (versus "skimp"), it will make a noticeable
> you apply that part of the experience to doing subsequent batches
all the way,
> without improvising. You may not get a stellar result now, but each
run is a
> building block to subsequent improved batches.
> > keep up the good work and thankyou for getting my brain out of the
> > brian
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