Re: [new_distillers] Re: No go fermentation
The wash tasts sour and sweet,the 400ml that came out before i tuned it of is 33abv, and i run a reflux still 50mmx1meter high column on 50lt keg ,I might just warm it up and put some bakers yeast in and hope for the best, what do you think.
--- On Fri, 8/7/11, tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: No go fermentation
Received: Friday, 8 July, 2011, 11:01 AM
Hi Other Bob,
If you got a final gravity of .990, your ferment finished nicely and everything worked fine. Since your wash (from your starting sugar concentration numbers) probably was close to 17% ABV, that translates to a starting wash boiling point of (all very roughly) 90C, so if you are running a potstill, you should see a head temperature of 90C when the ethanol starts coming off. Because your wash is not a simple mixture of ethanol and water, but contains so low-boiling congeners, you can often expect a few drops to come across before 90C, but it'll be some nasty stuff. I suspect that's what you are seeing, and it means you're still doing fine.
I made the assumption from your statement "before anything came out" that you were running a potstill. Hope I got that right.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Dobinns <bbbob@...> wrote:
> Thanks for that, i found out i left the air trap of but i dont know how far it went, final sg was 990
> the reason i thought something was up was it went up to 85deg in the still before anything came out.....bbbob