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42896Re: hydrometer reading

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  • kekedog13
    Dec 29, 2012
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      Hey, Cal, I was wondering . You say to top it up with cool water , how many gallons do you top it up to ?

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Cal Anderson <cpa59@...> wrote:
      > Hello
      > The wash that I make.
      > I start with 1 pound of malting rye and 1 pound of malting
      > barley, ground.
      > I place it in my fermenter and pour in 2 ½ gallons of water
      > at 180 degrees.
      > I let set for ½ hour then add 14 pounds of sugar, then fill
      > up with cool water. When the temp is about 80 I add the yeast. I use a whiskey yeast.
      > I let it work for about 2 weeks then run through the still.
      > I filter it and place it in milk jugs with charred white oak
      > and a small amount of cherry wood.
      > When finished it is like a Irish whiskey. 
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