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Re: [new_distillers] Re: Home made turbo recipe - new to group

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  • sonum norbu
    Thank you once again, Harry. That s what I thought, but was no way going to dispute it as I wasn t sure. blanik ... Most of the troubles of the world are
    Message 1 of 49 , Nov 1, 2007
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      Thank you once again, Harry. That's what I thought, but was no way going to dispute it as I wasn't sure.


      > 3. Bakers yeast:
      > Using bakers yeast is a proven and acceptable method in distilling.
      > Used correctly, it can produce very fast fermentations (48-72 hrs),
      > thus reducing the chance of bacterial infections. It was used
      > commercially for centuries to make some of the world's most famous
      > Scotch Whisky. As a baker with 30+ year's experience in a previous
      > profession, I've seen all sides of using bakers yeast. Many of the
      > so-called specialty brewing & distilling yeast strains used
      > commercially today were first discovered as mutations of bakers
      > yeast (Saccharomycetes Cerevisiae). Interestingly enough, evolution
      > has come full circle as it was wild yeasts used in brewing &
      > winemaking that were subsequently harvested after brewing was
      > complete to produce ancient breads & other baked products. Life's
      > like that.

      "Most of the troubles of the world are caused by human beings". (Shakyamuni Buddha)


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    • David
      Yes, you can substitute KOH, potassium hydroxide, (potash lye)(NOT regular sodium lye) which should be locally available as generic brand liquid drain cleaner.
      Message 49 of 49 , Dec 3, 2007
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        Yes, you can substitute KOH, potassium hydroxide, (potash lye)(NOT
        regular sodium lye) which should be locally available as generic
        brand liquid drain cleaner. Please be careful with this stuff. I
        don't know the exact proportions, (a teaspoon per 15L?? depending on
        strength) but it will be similar, probably less??? Check the
        ingredients, there should be no sodium hydroxide and it should be
        nearly clear. For experimenting only, use lab grade KOH if you are
        going to drink it. Remember to adjust the final Ph to about 6.0 with
        citric acid before pitching the yeast. [This is a VERY strong base
        and will soapify your skin on contact.] I have also used potassium
        vitamin supplements but not exclusively and the amount required is so
        great that it won't be inexpensive (they usually come in 99mg pills)
        for large batches. Yeast needs for K are on the order of 4500mg per
        15 liter, that's a lot and is equivalent of one cup normal molasses
        or 1/2 half cup blackstrap molasses. Molasses is loaded with K.

        I must warn you that the acid should be added to the sugar solution
        first and then the potassium. (especially if you already added the
        DAP first by mistake). You can make small adjustments either way when
        the PH is closer to 6PH. Kind of a catch 22 I know.

        I'm sure I will be chastised for suggesting drain cleaner. But it is
        a convenient economical source of K for testing purposes only cause
        we don't know what else may be in it.


        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, RAY HARRISON <rahar2005@...>
        > Hi David,
        > I have downloaded your recipe and ready to give it a go. I have
        all the ingredients apart from the potassium carbonate-seems that no
        one seems to stock this locally.
        > Does it go by any other name (i,e. a commercial or generic name)
        > If I cant find it do you think I could subsitute something else?
        > If so what would you recommend?
        > Cheers
        > Ray H
        > David <david@...> wrote:
        > Thank you to everyone!
        > If you followed this thread last month, here are the results. I
        > posted my final recipe in the files section here...
        > files
        > All Distillers Recipes
        > Reflux Still Recipes
        > Wash Recipes
        > Sugar wash's
        > david
        > turbo.txt
        > I tried everything I could scrounge up on the web finding every
        > amino acid and trace mineral and 'secrets' only to come full circle
        > to a very basic formula. I would very much like anyone with the
        > ability to try it and report back with their individual results. My
        > original goal was a clean good tasting wash that would produce the
        > least amount of byproducts possible for a neutral spirit wash, and
        > do it at least as fast as commercial turbo's. IMHO I have achieved
        > these goals.
        > Thanks again, David
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