41580Re: How long to ferment corn mash
- Nov 1, 2011what exactly is clear? I have let the mash sit for a few days and it still cloudy. Should it clear as water or is cloudy ok. I got some KC clear, should I add it to the mash before I distill?
Thanks for the help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "olrgernr" <olrgernr@...> wrote:
> thanks checked and it tasted sour, so strained out the grain and now letting it settle until next dayoff to run. I got about 8% abv
> --- In email@example.com, "Shot Man" <shotman@> wrote:
> > Hi olrgernr,
> > Mine takes anywhere from 5 days to a couple weeks to ferment. I open mine every couple days and taste it. If it's still sweetish let it continue. You will know when it is about done or finished because the cap thins out or falls and it is bitter to sour. Then I get a sample and check with my hydrometer. Even after finishing I have let it sit a week or so till I could run it. If it's sweet not finished or stalled - sour or bitter check it and run it.
> > See you,
> > shotman
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: olrgernr
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 3:09 PM
> > Subject: [new_distillers] How long to ferment corn mash
> > I am running my first mash. 80% cracked corn 10% rye and 10% in an 7 GAL plastic fermenting bucket I got from my local brew shop. Fermenting on the grains, I added the yeast 5 days ago and the air lock started bubbling fast with in a couple of hours. Now, I am still getting regular bubbles from the air lock, although is is slowing. Should I wait until the airlock stops bubbling? Can I open the bucket and test the alcohol content without screwing it all up? Am I to impatient and should just sit back and wait?
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