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11811Re: [new_distillers] Is my mash done?

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  • Carter Cathey
    Sep 2, 2004
      If it is still bubbling, then it is still going. The bubbling is from the
      production of CO2 which means that sugars are still being converted into
      alcohol. For $10 you can get a hydrometer to test how closer you are. It
      is nice to have for many reasons.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "joebobfla" <joebobfla@...>
      To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:41 AM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Is my mash done?

      > Hi all. I used 1/4 cup of yeast, 23L water and 10-12 lbs sugar in 3
      > seperate containers.. My bublers are moving at a rate of less then
      > once every few min. after 8 days of going at a fair clip. I am
      > thinking of opening the containers tonight to take a look. What am I
      > looking for? and if there is a layer of nasty looking stuff on the
      > top, should I just skim it off. That's what I did last time but gave
      > no time to settle again before cooking. Came out clean, clear, 130
      > proof and crappy, cause of the tails we assume.
      > bottoms up, Joe
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