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Re: [new_distillers] Re: Maiden Voyage

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  • Kyle
    The og was 1.760 and the fg was 1.00 I also collected about 1/2 qrt of heads and about a quart of tails. ... From: rye_junkie1 Sender:
    Message 1 of 5 , May 26, 2010
      The og was 1.760 and the fg was 1.00

      I also collected about 1/2 qrt of heads and about a quart of tails.
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      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Maiden Voyage
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        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "surferscca" <surferscca@...> wrote: > > so I completed distilling my first batch of sugar wash, I've noticed a subtle off flavor. Its kind of a fruity flavor and is a little unnerving. Is this because i made my cuts wrong or do i have something funky going on. > > Heres the story > Wash: 20lbs of sugar, 10 gals of water, 6 packs of bakers yeast, 1tsp 0f ferm k( brewers yeast nurtiant), 1 tsp of DAP (Di amouna phosphate)i know its spelled wrong. fermented 3 weeks. > > 1 stripping run > > 1 spirit run > > total yield 2.5 quarts of hearts > > does this sound right? > Assuming you had a successful ferment That wash should have given you near 5 liters of 90+%(from a reflux Still) So 2.5 quarts sounds like something went wrong somewhere. 2lbs/gallon is a little stiff for bakers yeast but it should have done it. Did you check your starting and ending gravity or did you just "wing it"? Fruity taste and smell is usually heads. I'm betting you had a bad ferment. Cant say without the Sg info. Mason

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