RE: [Distillers] unfermented sugar
- Gary i agree 100%. All this farting around just for the sake of saving a few
dollars. one thing we must remember is in NZ we are not allowed to use
Urea(nitrogen as a fermentation enhancer) because of the carcinogenic
possibilities. With the product available we can make an end product that is
100% safe. And safety is of paramount importance. Using the "OLD" way might
be fine for an experiment, but we are into "The Best We Can Make",with
quality our primary concern.
Pete at Brewers Barn
From: Gary Gluyas [mailto:gluyas@...]
Sent: Monday, 4 September 2000 21:53
To: Distillers@egroups.com; yldog@...
Subject: Re: [Distillers] unfermented sugar
It seems to me that from time to time, there are always few who are always
trying to cut corners in order to save cost - and ending up with problems
Beer yeast is specifically designed for that - BEER!
Forget the beer yeast, "spend a dollar, or two" and purchase a decent
alcohol yeast that is designed specifically for distillation.
Clenliness is absolutely vital! If you have allowed bacteria into your
brews, throw them out - and preferably also the container - nothing will
While you're at it spend a few more $$ and purchase some quality carbons.
I reckon, on average, we're making spirits for around $NZ5 per litre
bottle, and liqueurs for around $NZ9! It simply isn't woth the frustration
- is it? Why bother trying to shave a few cents here and there off the
cost - when all that seems to arise are problems.
Subject: [Distillers] unfermented sugar
Date: Monday, 4 September 2000 19:53
i have been having some problems with unfermented sugar which cloges
up the still and wasts sugar. i have a starting SG of about 1060
is 200 grams per liter or something like that and i am using a beer
yeast. It is only fermenting down to and SG of 1020 even when i have
added more than enough nutrient and the tempurature is at a constant
Does anyone have any idea's on what could be the problem?
i had a thought that maybe i didn't have enough oxygen at the start
for the yeast after reading the last few messages concerning this
topic. Yet if i was to pump air into it, it wouldn't be clean air
all of the bacteria in the air and i don't think the fish tank
take out bacteria does anyone know if the do?