Re: Help needed
- Please ignore this post (I actually sent it yesterday, not sure why
it took so long to show up). Hubby has had enough of fooling around
with it and has sold the whole setup. The bloke is picking it up
after lunch. We have done some money but that's life.
To be honest, I thought the whole process would be easier when we
bought it. I guess it just isn't for me.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Debbie" <jidykomt@...> wrote:
> Hi all. I have been lurking here for awhile, reading the facinating
stuff you guys do.
> I am having problems and hope someone can give me some advice. I
have comercially bought super reflux still. I have run 4 batches
through it now. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I am only
getting between 62 and 73 %. The 73 was a one off, one was a 71% and
the other two have been in the low 60's.
> The still is packed with ceramic saddles, they came with it. I have
used sw24, sw48 and 2 by 24 hour yeasts. With the sw yeasts I used
8kg of sugar. With the 24 hour yeasts I used 6kg of sugar. This is a
25 litre fermenter. I started them at 30%. The 73% and 71% came off
the 24 hour yeasts. With them I used turbo clear. The washes have
gone off well, except for one which gave me the 62%. I am running my
still at between 75 and 80 degrees. I take off 100 ml of head.
> Can someone give me some advice on what to do. I am so
disappointed. I have a mate with a pot still and he is getting up to
96%. He is mighty pleased with himself comparing his results to my
those of my flash store bought still.
> Help! I am very new at this so please keep all advice pretty basic.
> Deb in oz