RE: [new_distillers] Sugar wash colour ?
Yes it is normal to have a yellowish tinge to the wash and is nothing to worry about, this can be either the turbo or the sugar used as in the processing of sugar some sugar will give a slight pinkish colour…best to use top quality table sugar …I have noticed that with dextrose there is no colour?. Each yeast imparts it’s own “taste” and characteristics to the final product some create a dry taste others are more sweet …I generally use Still Spirits Turbo Classic and get great results, however, with the power 23 will notice “Flavours…….also depends on whether the ferment was slow or quick or un-complete plus in the distill if there is catching will leave tastes.
Cheers Ken Mc
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Sent: Wednesday, 16 February 2011 2:50 p.m.
Subject: [new_distillers] Sugar wash colour ?
Just a quick question... I've noticed that since I have been using still spirits yeast with my sugar washes - that my wash ( once cleared ) has a distinct yellowish tinge to it...
Is this normal, given that I'm using water - sugar and yeast ? Or is this colouration caused by the yeast and nutrient ?
I recall many years ago that my wash used to come out clear like water...
Or is it just me ? ( I notice that I can also 'taste' the wash in the final product... Even at 95%... I've started using finings and clarifiers before the boil and reactive charcoal in the end product )