Re: [new_distillers] Re: Help needed
- What a bugger, Debbie. Pity you didn't stick with it. It's a fascinating hobby with a nice, consumable end product. :)
> ----- Original Message -----"Most of the troubles of the world are caused by human beings". (Shakyamuni Buddha)
> From: Debbie <jidy66@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Help needed
> Date: Mon, 23 Jul:16:53 -0000
> Please ignore this post, hubby has had enough of fooling around with
> it and has sold the whole setup. The bloke is picking it up after
> lunch. We have done some money but that's life.
> To be honest, I thought the whole process would be easier when we
> bought it. I guess it just isn't for me.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Debbie" <jidykomt@...> wrote:
> > Hi all. I have been lurking here for awhile, reading the facinating
> stuff you guys do.
> > I am having problems and hope someone can give me some advice. I
> have comercially bought super reflux still. I have run 4 batches
> through it now. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I am only
> getting between 62 and 73 %. The 73 was a one off, one was a 71% and
> the other two have been in the low 60's.
> > The still is packed with ceramic saddles, they came with it. I have
> used sw24, sw48 and 2 by 24 hour yeasts. With the sw yeasts I used
> 8kg of sugar. With the 24 hour yeasts I used 6kg of sugar. This is a
> 25 litre fermenter. I started them at 30%. The 73% and 71% came off
> the 24 hour yeasts. With them I used turbo clear. The washes have
> gone off well, except for one which gave me the 62%. I am running my
> still at between 75 and 80 degrees. I take off 100 ml of head.
> > Can someone give me some advice on what to do. I am so
> disappointed. I have a mate with a pot still and he is getting up to
> 96%. He is mighty pleased with himself comparing his results to my
> those of my flash store bought still.
> > Help! I am very new at this so please keep all advice pretty basic. Deb in oz
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