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Re: Fwd: ammonia

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  • mikestaggs04609
    My question is - What is a little bit of lemon juice? How much? I too have made two batches of ammonia. I had tryed a different yeast and now am regretting
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 2, 2007
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      My question is - What is a "little" bit of lemon juice? How much?
      I too have made two batches of ammonia. I had tryed a different yeast
      and now am regretting it. I would love to hear that I could save it.
      Best,
      Mike

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "John Wheeler"
      <riodutchie@...> wrote:
      >
      > Also - (I had similar happen to me just recently) if you do
      get "The blues"
      > - you can just run it back through your still with a little citric
      acid and
      > it'll come out fine. I turned a nasty blue rum into a tasty vodka
      that way
      > using some lemon juice.
      >
      > Cheers!
      >
      > On 11/15/06, Jan Wouter <janwouter.mailgroups@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > In other words, add some citric acid to your wash before
      distilling it.
      > > Jan Wouter
      > >
      > >
      > > 2006/11/15, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@...>:
      > > >
      > > > not that old one again?
      > > > The source of the ﷯ammonia﷯ (most likely the nutrients in the
      turboyeast)
      > > > is not really important. The reason you are getting blue spirit
      and
      > > > ﷯ammonia﷯ during the ﷯distillation﷯ is that your wash is not
      sufficiently
      > > > acidic.
      > > > Only free ﷯ammonia﷯ (or amines) in solution will be released on
      heating.
      > > > Ammonium salts (formed when you acidify the wash) are not
      volatile
      > > > under the conditions found during distilling.
      > > > cheers
      > > > Rob.
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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