Re: For Jameson Beam NU SALT
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Don't even bother with the nusalt. It costs a couple of dollars for
a few ounces of the stuff, a total waste of money. You can buy the
same thing as potassium chloride pellets. I bought a sixty pound bag
for roughly eight bucks. It is used as water softener tablets. It
is better than nusalt as it contains no sodium, only KCL. Sodium
slows yeast metabolism. I usually throw a large tablet in a five
gallon wash. Each bag contains several hundred tablets. A sixty
pound bag could fulfill most home distillers needs for years, for
only pennies per
This may be off topic but concerning your wash, I too had always
used epsom salts in my wash, but ran out and did a few without. I
realized there was no difference in fermentation time w/o the salts,
and the wash didn't smell as bad. I thought it was a fluke and
actually did side by side fermentations and the results were the
same again. Has anyone seen similar results? I think the vitamin I
throw in the wash provides enough magnesium where the salts are not
> Hey Mason,
> Suprised you could'nt find it.. Its made by Sweet'N Low -
> http://WWW.NUSALT.COM Should be easy to find a distributer in
> Anyways, it came out very nice and a bit quicker... The extra
> Potassium helped out. But I've been doing some additional
> to come out with even a quicker mash. Remember, yeast needsseveral
> major minerals including Potassium, Nitrogen, Phosphates andMagnesium.
> Not to mention the various nutrients and vitamins required.Econ-
> A few weeks ago, Sherman (Pint O) posted a response to David about
> O-Wash with a simple recipe (msg #26213):inversion by
> For a 13 gallon wash the recipe is pretty easy.
> > 30lbs HFCS(half a pail) will give 1.080
> > You can substitute 23.4 lbs white sugar but it requires
> > simmering it for almost an hour with the citric acid to get agood
> > conversion.in
> > 2 one a day style multivitamins ground fine.
> > 1/4 cup 10-10-10 any brand without herbicide or insecticide.
> > 1/4 cup yeast
> > 2 tsp citric acid
> > 1/4 tsp USP grade Epsom's salt
> I have followed this for a 7 gallon wash but cut everything about
> half and substituted:in
> - 16 lbs. sugar, inverted with acid blend (2 teaspoons).
> - 1 box Rice Krispies for vitamins (boiled until mash).
> - Instead of the 10-10-10 plant food, used Expert Gardener 24-8-16
> plant food from Walmart (5 tablespoons).
> - 6 cups of trub from previous fermentation of EC-1118 yeast (now
> its 17th mash generation).24-8-
> - 2 gallons of sourmash from last distillation.
> - 2 cups of boiled trub (with solids) for nutritents and lipids.
> Aerated for first 4 hours, then again for 2 hours 12 hours later.
> 1/2 way through fermentation, added another 2 tablespoons of the
> 16 plant food.to
> The starting SG was 1.100 about and within 3.5 days the SG dropped
> One of the fastest washes ive every done. After Distilling, the
> was very smooth, though not much flavor. Also had much lesstails,
> probably because the yeast was'nt so stressed out.like
> Anyways, Im trying another wash using this formula and it looks
> its even fermenting faster.going to
> Vino es Veritas,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rye_junkie" <rye_junkie@>
> > Jim,
> > You had mentioned in a thread a few days back that you were
> > try the NUSALT in a fermentation. If you got to it how did itdo. I
> > was unable to find that particular brand but did pick up some NOSALT
> > which looks to have the same ingredients. I put a tablespoon ina 5
> > gallon wash with a start sg1.100. Within 24 hrs it was down to1.070.
> > That may not be a great accomplishment. I don't have a lot ofthough. I
> > experience with high gravity washes. It seems fast to me
> > added it to a new sour mash. The other thing I notice was howfast
> > the fermentation took off. 30 minutes after pitching it alreadyhad
> > formed a nice cap.
> > Mason