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Re: [new_distillers] Re: Help needed

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  • sonum norbu
    What a bugger, Debbie. Pity you didn t stick with it. It s a fascinating hobby with a nice, consumable end product. :) ... Most of the troubles of the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 23, 2007
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      What a bugger, Debbie. Pity you didn't stick with it. It's a fascinating hobby with a nice, consumable end product. :)

      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Debbie <jidy66@...>
      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.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.
      > Deb
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "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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