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  • ivnatt77
    Hi, thanks for that, think your right on the Stuck ferment, it did stop fermenting, quicker than i thought it should.
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 21, 2011
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      Hi, thanks for that, think your right on the Stuck ferment, it did stop fermenting, quicker than i thought it should.


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ivnatt,
      >
      > Sorry to chime on so late, but the most obvious possibility is that your
      > wash had a very low alcohol percentage. That's usually due to either a
      > low percentage of fermentable sugars in the original wash, or a
      > fermentation that has stopped before all the sugars have been fermented,
      > a "stuck ferment".
      >
      > A couple of common causes of stuck ferments are lack of sufficient yeast
      > nutrients, and extremely high or low fermentation temperatures.
      >
      > What instrument did you use to measure that 30% ABV?
      >
      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
      > <http://kelleybarts.com/MFS.html>
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ivnatt77" <ivnatt77@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Just distilled a new batch of spirit, did an alcohol reading and it
      > read 30%....why is the reaing so low.
      > >
      >
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