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  • GWN
    Greetings, The fermenter should clear in a few days. Of course, the longer you wait the clearer it will get. Pick a day when it seems good to you and go for
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 25, 2004
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      Greetings,

      The fermenter should clear in a few days. Of course, the longer you
      wait the clearer it will get. Pick a day when it seems good to you
      and go for it!

      A clearing agent can be purchased from most any brewshop. Local or
      on the web.

      I find it easer and cheaper to let time do my clearing.

      GWN


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "pguy40" <pguy40@y...> wrote:
      > Rick and grayson,
      >
      > Thanks for the response- it has now dropped to .980 and the
      bubbling
      > has stopped. Not having a clearing agent, how long will I need to
      let
      > it stand to get clear enough for the still? Are we talking a day
      or a
      > week?
      >
      > And, where do I get a "clearing" agent? Is it something common or
      is
      > it made specifically for fermenting?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > peter
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Brewhaus" <rmorris@b...>
      > wrote:
      > > Although it is possible that it was going to ferment down to as
      low
      > as
      > > 0.980, the more likely answer is that your bubbles are just the
      > result of
      > > dissolved CO2 being released. During fermentation, some of the
      > carbon
      > > dioxide is created gets dissolved into the liquid, and will
      slowly
      > be
      > > released (similar to a glass of soda, but obviously to a much
      lesser
      > > extent). It is nothing to be concerned about, although it will
      > hinder the
      > > clearing of your product.
      > >
      > > The milky appearance is caused by all of the spent yeast in
      > solution.
      > > Although this will drop out on its own, I suggest using a
      clearing
      > agent to
      > > speed this. In my opinion, it is wise to always put a clear
      > product into
      > > your kettle- you will get a better finished product.
      > >
      > > Rick
      > >
      > > Brewhaus (America) Inc.
      > > Keller, TX 76248
      > > (817) 271-8041
      > >
      > > check us out on the web: www.brewhaus.com
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: pguy40 [mailto:pguy40@y...]
      > > Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 9:21 PM
      > > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [new_distillers] newbie fermenting question
      > >
      > > I'm using a 48hr turbo yeast in sugar and have followed package
      > > directions- It has been fermenting for 4 days and SG is at .990
      but
      > > it still seems very active. Should I wait until all bubbling
      stops
      > or
      > > should I distill now since SG is so low?
      > >
      > > Also, it is a milky white color, will it remain this color until
      I
      > > distill it?
      > >
      > > TIA
      > > peter
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > New Distillers group archives are at http://archive.nnytech.net/
      > > FAQ and other information available at http://homedistiller.org
      > >
      > >
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