Sugar Wash Story
I finally found how to brew a sugar wash! The key (for
me) is to add brown sugar. I added 4kg of brown sugar
to 6kg of white sugar diluted to 40L . Alcohol potent
13% (1.094 S.G.)
Also, after 3-4 days the fermentation was beggining to
slow down. I verifyed the Ph and it was very acid. I
can't tell exactly how acid, I use little Ph papers,
(very approximative...) So I added 15 tsp of Sodium
bicarbonate to get it in the right zone. This helped
a lot, it is now fermenting faster it started smelling
like rotten eggs. I think this is a good sign.
Initially when I pitched the yeast the ph was of about
4-4.5ph but after a couple of days of fermentation it
seems that the wash gets more acid by it's own. Next
time, I won't add acid at the beggining.
I think I could use half less brown sugar and ferment
at an higher %. I'll try this next batch. My first
intention was to add DAP to my nutrient Fermaid, but I
couldn't find DAP. I think brown sugar is the
cheapest alternative. 2.80$ canadian for 2kg.
In about 5 days of fermentation the wash is now at
Note that I started with only 10gr of EC-1118. (No
Lèche-vitrine ou lèche-écran ?