Re: [Distillers] Re: Yeast Comment
- ZBob-Yes, A very wise man indeed. This is the main reason that I tie a cloth around the opening of my carboys instead of using airlocks. I don't even trust leaving the screw-tops loosely on the jug. Someone, sooner or later, maybe even the dog or cat will screw these lids on tight (it seems always in the middle of the night). Maybe ghost or gremlins do it, I don't know but it does happen.A bit of my opinion, lose or toss those screw-top lids, they only invite "mopping the ceiling".White BearFrom: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 9:40 AM
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Yeast Comment
Every time some one posts a warning like this, with an implied experience, it conjures up an ugly image from either my imagination or my experience, and I've got some truly spectacular images stuck in my head.
Who was it who said, "You're not a real brewer until you've mopped your ceiling"? A wise man.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, White Bear <sha_man_1@...> wrote:
> Â When you poured the wash into your gallon containers, you added oxygen.Â These 1-gallon containers will continue to bubble until the O2 is used up or the ABV increases enough to stall the ferment.Â In any case DO NOT lid the jugs, this will cause a very untimly explosive mess seemingly at the wee hours of the morning, or when you are gone.
> TRUST ME, I KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK!!!
> White Bear
> From: RLB last2blast@...
> To: "Distillers@yahoogroups.com" Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:44 PM
> Subject: [Distillers] Yeast Comment
> Just when you think you have yeast and fermentation figured out; you don't.Â I did a 5 gal sugar wash with an airlock, and the air lock had not moved in 4 days.Â My wash was transferred to 5 - 1 gal jugs to make distilling easier, and the next day those jugs looked like balloons.Â Some how the transfer re-activated the yeast and it's fermenting up a storm (bubbles are visible through the plastic.)
- Whisky yeast I gather contains glucoamylase which helps to finish off the starch conversion more completely. It is also used to make "dry" beers.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Lemmen <robertle@...> wrote:
> hi henry,
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 02:24:03PM -0800, henry sangret wrote:
> > I use this yeast Prestige Whisky Yeast with AG from Brewhaus. Of course with a starter I am required to use a enzyme cocktail for starch reduction. Another alternative is to buy 10 packs and get a discount.
> great that you bring this up! this is something I don't understand at
> all: why would it be any good to have AG in your yeast? shouldn't the
> starch be converted by your malt before you pitch the yeast? what's the
> thanks robert
> Robert Lemmen http://www.semistable.com