Re: [new_distillers] Re: Fermenting on grains
From: tim cheek <cfrewilly@...>
Sent: Sun, January 3, 2010 10:35:09 PM
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Fermenting on grains
Thanks I will give that a try, I don't have the problem as bad in the winter, but the summer 90% humidity and 90*f plus, all the flying, crawling and God knows what else seams to find it's way into the liquid. I can only imagine what the good ole boy's in the hills found in there liquid years ago. This is a new area for me and it seams a lot like cooking from scratch, which I love to do. I am glad to have found this group and I am sure to be asking more questions and making more mistakes.
coastal corn liker
From: jamesonbeam1 <jamesonbeam1@ yahoo.com>
To: new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sun, January 3, 2010 9:33:29 AM
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Fermenting on grains
Again sorry for the delay in responding, as I said earlier, most of us were away or just enjoying the holidays.
For our purposes, it is highly recommended to keep your fermentation covered at all times. While I dont recommend an air lock for primary fermentations, a tight fitting platic garbage bag tied down works fine.
Not only does this keep air borne bacteria and flying critters out, but also maintains a CO2 layer over the liquid. Our friends Down Under also have to watch out for them land based critters like geckos while up here its those blue tailed lizzards and slugs....
Not to mention the occasional alcoholic raccoon that loves knocking over containers filled with mash .
Vino es Veritas,
Jim aka Waldo.
--- In new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com, tim cheek <cfrewilly@.. .> wrote:
> Does anyone have any sugestions forÂ controling fruit flies, I had a hell of a time trying to controll them in open fermentations?
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> From: waljaco waljaco@...
> To: new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Sat, December 26, 2009 12:54:18 AM
> Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Fermenting on grains
> That's all very well but it is acknowledged that in open fermentation, which is practiced by commercial distilleries, wild things add to the character. Ever tried Belgian geuze beer?