Re: [Distillers] Re: Stopped wash
- Yep. Did that. As I said, I have done many previous batches.
cartierusm2004 <htcustom@...> wrote: Well all I can figure is did you top up to 23 lites or add 23 liters
of water to the sugar? Because my first batch years ago went weird
and I called brewhaus and he say it's top up to a total of 23 liters
not add 23 liters. Other than that anything can happen in a
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Bugal <bwyze44@...> wrote:
> Anybody comment on this?
> I started a new wash last week. Usual procedure - 8 kilos
sugar, 23 litres water and a packet of Alcotec 48 hour turbo yeast -
same as always. Temperature was 32 degrees C and dropped over 5
hours to a bit under 30 degrees.
> Although it did not go insane initially as it usually does, it
did start bubbling away after about 9 hours and all through the next
day (I run a plastic hose from the top of the carboy into a jug of
water because 1 - I hate the smell and 2 - it gives me feedback via
sound that it is working)..
> Then it stopped. I gave it a couple of days and drew some off
for measurement with an alcoholmeter. Results? Zero alcohol
according to the Alcoholmeter. I waited a day and took another
reading - same result. I then took an SG reading and it claims 5%.
This is strange as it WAS working for a day and a bit.
> Normally, I get between 16% and 20% alcohol by volume after a
week and have completed many batches this way.
> Anybody have any idea why this happened and is it possible to
kick it along again? Allow me to say that all elements involved in
the fermentation were sterilised.
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