Re: Feeling lucky to be alive...
- Well, you'll never get wood alcohol (methanol) from a sugar wash, and once you've run it through the still bacteria is a thing of the past, but you'll get better tasting stuff (as well as more reliable fermentations) with a little less sugar and some good yeast nutrients. You'll find the yeast nutrients (with instructions) at your local homebrew supply.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
--- In email@example.com, "skub13" <chris2pher13@...> wrote:
> Hi all, i took up distilling about a year back and stupidly enough didn't research it at all, just went "hey chuck this all together and see what i get."
> Using nothing but un-distilled water, white el-cheapo brand sugar, instant dry yeast and unclean equipment i somehow came out with a 17% product which i then drank. after then researching it a bit i feel luck that i didn't kill my self with wood alcohol or bacteria and i have now decided to take it up again and advice would be appreciated.
> Please and thanks.
- Well good to know that I can see I still have a lot to learn and still as
egar as ever to get a nice sold batch, one more question with distill I'm
How long should I let a 20L batch distill for and how much should I have at