Re: newbie fermenting question
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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pguy40" <pguy40@y...> wrote:
> Rick and grayson,
> Thanks for the response- it has now dropped to .980 and the
> has stopped. Not having a clearing agent, how long will I need to
> it stand to get clear enough for the still? Are we talking a day
> And, where do I get a "clearing" agent? Is it something common or
> it made specifically for fermenting?
> --- In email@example.com, "Brewhaus" <rmorris@b...>
> > Although it is possible that it was going to ferment down to 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
> > dioxide is created gets dissolved into the liquid, and will
> > released (similar to a glass of soda, but obviously to a much
> > 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
> > Although this will drop out on its own, I suggest using a
> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 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
> > it still seems very active. Should I wait until all bubbling
> > should I distill now since SG is so low?
> > Also, it is a milky white color, will it remain this color until
> > distill it?
> > TIA
> > peter
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