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Basic Fermentation 101 - Was: Re: High octaine Yeast Question???

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  • gff_stwrt
    Thanks, Harry and Jim. Great answers, very helpful. Regards, The Baker
    Message 1 of 24 , May 18, 2009
      Thanks, Harry and Jim.
      Great answers, very helpful.

      Regards,

      The Baker



      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Nother short answer:
      >
      > Now that you understand how you can measure sugars and what levels to
      > use, then you should never be in that situation to begin with - if you
      > "do it right the first time...."
      >
      > Vino es Veritas,
      >
      > Jim aka Waldo.
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "gff_stwrt" gff_stwrt@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi, folks,
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for that, Jim.
      > > >
      > > > But could you (or anyone) give me the short answer, if there is
      > one...
      > > >
      > > > (or did I miss that?)....
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Could there be a benefit to deliberately stopping the fermentation
      > of a wash (maybe of every wash) a little before it would have stopped by
      > itself?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Short answer:
      > >
      > > If the thing is still bubbling, it still had unused sugar in it. Three
      > things will happen if you artificially stop it...
      > >
      > > 1. The residual sugar will caramelise during distillation (good for
      > rum, not good for most other things, including subsequent still
      > cleaning.)
      > >
      > > 2. The yeast will not be able to remove any excess diacetyl, leaving a
      > rancid butter flavour in your spirit (good for Scotch & some Rums, bad
      > for anything else, particularly vodkas).
      > >
      > > 3. Your potential yield will be lower because not all the sugar is
      > converted to alcohol & CO2.
      > >
      > > Your call on whether you want these things or not.
      > >
      > >
      > > Slainte!
      > > regards Harry
      > >
      >
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