## Can i make a 42 litre wash with one turbo bag??

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• My problem is this.... With a 50 litre boiler, i want to make about a 42 or 43 litre wash, now my question is, if i have a 60 litre fermenter, would i get more
Message 1 of 3 , May 1 3:04 AM
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My problem is this....
With a 50 litre boiler, i want to make about a 42 or 43 litre wash,
now my question is, if i have a 60 litre fermenter, would i get more
alchohol by adding more water and sugar but still using one bag of
turbo yeast. For example 12 kgs of sugar, 1 bag of turbo and water to
make up to 42 litres. Would this make more alchohol than 8 kgs sugar,
one bag of turbo, and 25 litres of water???
Thanks
Nathan
• G day Nathan,look at your grams per litre,your 12 Kg wash is 285 grms.per litre where your 8 Kg wash is 320 grms. per litre.Now if 17 grms per litre produces
Message 2 of 3 , May 1 4:01 AM
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G'day Nathan,look at your grams per litre,your 12 Kg wash is 285 grms.per
litre where your 8 Kg wash is 320 grms. per litre.Now if 17 grms per litre
produces 1% alc. you get 16.76% in your 12 Kg. wash and 18.82% from your 8
Kg. wash.That is in theory at 100% % conversion of all fermentable sugar to
ethynol.If you can achieve 90% conversion you are going well.Make sure you
culture up a quantity of yeast to pitch and good luck.Regards,Ken.

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> My problem is this....
> With a 50 litre boiler, i want to make about a 42 or 43 litre wash,
> now my question is, if i have a 60 litre fermenter, would i get more
> alchohol by adding more water and sugar but still using one bag of
> turbo yeast. For example 12 kgs of sugar, 1 bag of turbo and water to
> make up to 42 litres. Would this make more alchohol than 8 kgs sugar,
> one bag of turbo, and 25 litres of water???
> Thanks
> Nathan
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• Message 3 of 3 , May 1 5:28 PM
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<< if i have a 60 litre fermenter, would i get more alchohol by adding more
water and sugar but still using one bag of
turbo yeast. For example 12 kgs of sugar, 1 bag of turbo and water to make
up to 42 litres. Would this make more alchohol than 8 kgs sugar, one bag of
turbo, and 25 litres of water??? >>

It will not afford you any more alcohol that you would get in a smaller
batch. It would be relational to the quantity. You may, however, run into
the issue of not having enough yeast and nutrients to ferment off the larger
quantity. Your yeast may become stressed when working in these conditions.
Therefore you may end up with less alcohol that you would have had you stuck
with the recommended quantities.

Rev. David M. Cunningham
distiller@...

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