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Re: HFCS fermentation

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  • waljaco
    HFCS has had some of the dextrose converted to fructose to make it resemble sucrose (sugar) as it is intended for the soft drink market. Pure corn syrup would
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 10 6:43 AM
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      HFCS has had some of the dextrose converted to fructose to make it resemble sucrose (sugar) as it is intended for the soft drink market.
      Pure corn syrup would be dextrose and would give a better neutral alcohol.
      wal

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Stephane Grand <sjgrand@...> wrote:
      >
      > Distillers,
      > I have started fermenting High Fructose Corn Syrup and was wondering if
      > anyone had any recommendations regarding the process.
      > My first batch (20L HFCS, 80L water, one cup yeast nutrients and 2
      > spoonfulls of yeast) went putrid quite quickly and stunk up the still, as I
      > did not realize it before the distillation had started.
      > My second batch, containing the same ingredients plus 2 pouches of white
      > vinegar and some tomato paste (2 cans), did better, but I was not impressed
      > by the yield.
      > Many thanks for your comments,
      > SJ
      >
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