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    You ll get very little alcohol from such a small wash. Not enough to work with. Minimum wash should be 20 litres or more. Start your learning journey in the
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      You'll get very little alcohol from such a small wash. Not enough to work with. Minimum wash should be 20 litres or more. Start your learning journey in the files section. Mason's instructions is a good place to begin...
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/files/Mason%20Jar%20Dixon%20-%20Rye%20Junkie/


      Slainte!
      regards Harry
      Admin
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, regal de silva <silvax321@...> wrote:
      >
      > As a beginner, I wanted to follow the easier step of getting
      > alcohol via freezing the mash in the refrigerator.  Out of the 2 liter mash, as a trial, I used only
      > 1 liter of the mash to freeze but results were disappointing.  The total mash was frozen.  There was hardly separation of ice and
      > alcohol.
      >  
      > The formula used was : 3-1/2 cups white sugar, 2 liters of
      > water and 12 grams of instant dry yeast (used for making bread) Sugar was
      > dissolved in lukewarm water, and the yeast dissolved separately in a pan with
      > lukewarm water till yeast was dissolved, thereafter added the yeast in the pan
      > to the container with the sugar/water.
      > An improvised fermentation lock was used to prevent outside
      > air getting into the ferment container. Left for 8 days by which time fermentation
      > has stopped.  However the fermentation
      > (wash) was cloudy, yellowish color  and
      > sweet tasting. (This formula given  by  Zero)
      >  
      >  
      > I tried the above method two times &  could not get good results.  Now I am on my third trial and after 8 days
      > the fermentation appears to have stopped but I will allow it to stand for
      > further 3 weeks! Before I start the freezing method.
      >  
      > I will venture to the distillation process in the not too
      > distant future.  I accessed your site for
      > information but these are two complicated for a beginner.  Sugar and baker’s yeast is available, so its
      > very helpful if some experienced guy will publish the step by step method of
      > obtaining the correct mash ready for distillation and or freezing. The process
      > must be clearly written.  
      >  
      > If I can get quarter liter of alcohol from 2 liter mash I
      > will be more than happy.  This is dirt
      > cheap than the legal bottled stuff which are prohibitively taxed & hence
      > expensive.
      >  
      > Help in this matter will be greatly appreciated as home made will save a big dent in my purse! 
      >
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