43081Re: Universal sugar mash mark III
- Jul 3 6:56 AM--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@...>
>Very interesting Riku,
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@>
> > Gudday,
> > As the quest for ultimate simple sugar mash goes on I started yet
> > another version. This one is really simple:
> > 5 kg sugar
> > 3 tbsp fertilizer (garden variety)
> > 2 packs of fresh bakers yeast
> > Starting SG at 1070 and 25 liters in total. I added fertilizer untill
> > the pH vent below 6, it's now in between 5.5 and 6. If the
> > fermentation does not go well I'll add some tomatoes to the mash but
> > this experiment shall give us an idea whether extra proteins are
> > needed or not.
> > Cheers, Riku
> I had almost forgotten this experiment. Took SG today and it was 1060,
> not good. Took a can of tomatoes, pureed them and mixed to the mash.
> It foamed considerably while stirring. This mash is now basically a
> MUM so let's see if it starts to work as it should. If not I'll try
> pitching some more baker's yeast.
> I think it's safe to say now that some source of proteins is indeed
> needed for a mash.
> Cheers, Riku
1.070 to 1.060 in 4 days is not good at all.
Please keep us posted. What did the wash smell like with out
the tomato. Harsh or fruity? I was also interested in seeing if the
tomato's may have also contributed to smell and taste.
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