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Re: [Distillers] failure

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  • Pete Sayers
    Hi Spiritual, you may have committed the cardinal sin of COMPLACENCY. ie Did you check that the wash was fermented out completely?. The fact that the left over
    Message 1 of 2 , May 1, 2002
      Hi Spiritual, you may have committed the cardinal sin of COMPLACENCY. ie Did you check that the wash was fermented out completely?. The fact that the left over wash was a brown colour indicates that residual sugar had burned on the element, giving the brown colour.This is the result of the wash not completing fermentation. ALWAYS check the wash with a hydrometer, this is the only way to ensure that the yeast has done it's job.
      Pete
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: spiritual
      Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 11:53 AM
      Subject: [Distillers] failure

      I use a 25l still spirits reflux still evrything has been fine for a lng time...perfect even.  The last batch i ran through it was a complete dud! basically the still time was right up the % was down by 10% and the output volume was down by about a liter.  Upon tipping the used wash out of the still it was a very distinct brown colour...almost like it was burnt???? Im thinking perhaps for some reason there was an unusal amount of sugar in the wash that had not be yeastified...causing the colour and lack of everything else? The wash should have been ok..exactly like always  aprox 8 days ferment then couple days in fridge to settle...can anyone shed some light?


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