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43283Re: [new_distillers] Soap

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  • RLB
    Feb 14, 2013
      Will soap reducing the surface tension of water harm a wash?

      I started a 5 gal sugar wash on the 13th, and noticed there was a little soap bubbles floating on top.  I started my yeast in a cup, and it almost instantly started producing CO2.  If this batch doesn't stall, it should give me between 5 and 7 qt. in my stripping run, and it would be disappointing to loose that much alcohol over a little soap.  Will start another 5 gal. in a few days as a control by rinsing it out even better than the first.


      From: Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:30 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Soap

      Most soaps don't kill bacteria, they just decrease surface tension of water. Anti bacterial soaps usually contain triclosan or a similar chemical, which is extremely deadly to yeast, even in small amounts.  

      On Feb 13, 2013, at 6:27 PM, "last2blast" <last2blast@...> wrote:

      I know that they add a little soap to almost everything we eat to kill bacteria.

      Will a little soap harm a wash in anyway?


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