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Re: New Rum Mother, new strange growth, dundar growth looking strange.

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  • MoSS
    Wonderful, Then it looks like I ve got the right growth. Greg, I added to the wash in the same proportions 50/50 and the results do speak for themselves. Do
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 8, 2011
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      Wonderful,
      Then it looks like I've got the right growth.

      Greg, I added to the wash in the same proportions 50/50 and the results do speak for themselves.

      Do try it....



      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "G" <gregclarkee@...> wrote:
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      >
      > Moss,
      > The dunder will go through several stages and will often start off looking like coloured cotton wool on top and then as time progresses this will slowly disappear and sink and then its left with thin translucent film on top. Sometimes kinda oily looking but I have about 80 litres outside in the shade in all weathers from -20 deg C to 35 deg C and irrespective of what it looks like I always add it to my still immediately prior to distillation. I add about 50% by volume but only immediately prior to running the still. I haven't been brave enough to add it to the wash yet but know several people who do and they swear the results are even better. I have found that just by adding the dunder to the still improves the flavour and body of the distilate very significantly and I would highly recommend it.
      >
      > Cheers
      > Greg
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "MoSS" <mike@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to throw out my highly respected Mother/Starter/Dunder at the start of the year. Now as the weather warms up I have re-started my Molasses/Golden syrup/Trecal washes.
      > > After the first one I left the dunder in an open container in order to infect it.
      > > I've had success, but the type of infection appears odd, my last one was crusty, this one appears more as a viral growth.
      > > Has anyone any idea if it's a good one or should I bin it and start again?
      > > Doesn't smell like viniger..yet....
      > >
      > > https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8ERw_5pTtXA/TthPYw_0uEI/AAAAAAAAAFY/3ZvrAk2J7i4/s144/DSC_0068.JPG
      > >
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