Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: Salt in your Mash?

Expand Messages
  • hugh harnett
    How much bi-carb does one add per litre of low wines? Just got back into distilling, once again this group is a wealth of information! Thanks! ... the ... hard
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 7, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      How much bi-carb does one add per litre of low wines?

      Just got back into distilling, once again this group is a wealth of
      information!

      Thanks!


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > The purpose of add bicarb/baking soda to a wash is to suppress ester
      > formation. In essence that just removes the flavor from your wash. If
      > you want to make tasteless vodka and you've made a turbo wash that
      > tastes foul, bicarb in your second-distillation wash is a great thing.
      >
      > On the other hand, if you've spent time and money to develop wonderful
      > flavors in your rum, single malt, or fruit brandy, adding bicarb to
      the
      > low wines will destroy those lovingly-created flavors you worked so
      hard
      > to get. If you want to turn your home-made Laphroig into Monarch
      vodka,
      > use bicarb.
      >
      > The reason I'm stressing using bicarb only in the second (or later)
      > distillation is this: Adding bicarb to a wash with lots of
      > nitrogen-bearing yeast nutrients (think turbo wash) sets you up for
      the
      > "blue ookies", Schweizer's reagent, in your distillate, and no-one
      wants
      > that.
      >
      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
      > <http://kelleybarts.com/MFS.html>
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Adam Fordham bluwater2828@
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > <p>Wanted add on this thread.....anyone add Arm & Hammer baking
      > soda? <br><br><br><br><br><br></p>
      > > <p>Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android</p>
      > >
      >
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.