Re: [Distillers] 55 gal. of mash
- I don't no yet (Lack of experience).
But I would think that if you Stripped the hole lot, that is no mucking
around put it through the still as quick as you can You would be able to get
it done quick enough with out worrying about spoilage. And then re run it at
Another option is buy an old fridge that still works maybe from a garage
sale, find the biggest container that will fit inside and refrigerate your
mash. In Australia you can pick up good old fridges for less than $50.
I can see both sides of the argument about size, 55 gallons is pretty big
but its not exactly mass production.It is good to see how passionate some
people are about our little hobby though. One suggestion don't take a
difference of opinion so personal (I've done that already) Id like to think
of us all as distant friend with a common interest and a little narkyness
goes along way to upsetting the apple cart.
Just my thoughts.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Distillers] 55 gal. of mash
> In a message dated 7/31/04 2:16:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> unit_77@... writes:
> I think the main reason no one has answered your question is because
> there are too many variables involved,such as ...do you plan to 'cook' 8
> hours a day...16...24?.....what is the output of your still?....what is
> %ABV of the wash?..etc,etc.....my advice is to experiment with ALL the
> variables including the size of the wash....you will find that asking
> question on these forums will usually result in several different and
> conflicting answers/opinions...also,I used to ferment in 55 gallon drums
> now I use 30l buckets...sometimes 4 of them at once...:>)...OH
> NO!!!...theres someone at the door!!!!....OHHHH-NOOOOOO!!!.......its only
> UPS bring me 25 pkgs of Turbo Yeast...again....:>)
> short and simple. yes ya will be aight. old timers would run much bigger
> quantities than that thru a "turnip" pot still in one night then double it
> next night. you are safe fer a few days with mash left in open before the
> critters start makin vinegar.
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