RE: [new_distillers] Clearing Wash
Now that is a good question Steve. I am a newcomer to turbo yeasts having used " ordinary " wine yeasts for years both for home wine production and our hobby too. I could ferment, rack and use these in approx 6 weeks as they were then " crystal " clear withiut the addition of any clearing product.
Can anyone please tell me how long ( assuming no temperature problems in fermentation etc. ) it takes for a wash to clear enough to distill using these products. I started 25 L over two weeks ago and it went down to .996 OK. It has been sitting in a cold 58 F cellar since then and is still far too cloudy to use. Weeks .... Months.?? Apart from the obvious high alcohol production is there any point in using these expensive chemicals ?
Just wondering folks ..... and impatient as I am waiting to do a first run on a new outfit.
Steve <sbeek@...> wrote:
Hi Rev. David M. Cunningham,
Thanks for your information.
> knowledge that was passed down to me through family tradition. I have
> never used these methods, so I can offer no further advise on tips or
If you've never used any of the suggested methods then how do you clear
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- << If you've never used any of the suggested methods then how do you
clear your wash? >>
Just to clear up some things (no pun intended), I never "suggested" the
methods that I described. I only offered them as a piece of "historical"
knowledge. I have no idea how well those methods really work, but by the
amount of old wine making instructions that I have came across, they
must have worked real well for those times. My family members used to
use them, so I guess they were good for something.
For my "brews," I let it sit and allow for it to clear itself. I don't use those "Turbo"
yeasts, as I use regular EC-1118 and K1-V1116 by Lalvin.
I make wine and this is where most of my "brewing" knowledge comes
from. I follow my recipe's (yes Lynne, I do add and subtract from them
when necessary) and make them just like any other type of wine. I have
have used Sparkiloid (spelling?) a few times for real stubborn ones.
Plain and simple -- that is the way I like things.
Rev. David M. Cunningham
P.S. I never received the original e-mail asking me this question, so I
apologize for not answering sooner. It seems that Yahoo! and local law
enforcement like to play with my e-mail at times.
- peter_vcb in msg 3263 recommended "Common Wine and Beer Finings" site
Good description of the various finings available - appears you might
need a positive and negative charged fining to be absolutely sure?
--- In new_distillers@y..., "Steve" <sbeek@i...> wrote:
> Hi Rev. David M. Cunningham,
> Thanks for your information.
> > knowledge that was passed down to me through family tradition. I
> > never used these methods, so I can offer no further advise on tips
> If you've never used any of the suggested methods then how do you
> your wash?