- Will soap reducing the surface tension of water harm a wash? I started a 5 gal sugar wash on the 13th, and noticed there was a little soap bubbles floating onMessage 1 of 4 , Feb 14, 2013View SourceWill soap reducing the surface tension of water harm a wash?
I started a 5 gal sugar wash on the 13th, and noticed there was a little soap bubbles floating on top. I started my yeast in a cup, and it almost instantly started producing CO2. If this batch doesn't stall, it should give me between 5 and 7 qt. in my stripping run, and it would be disappointing to loose that much alcohol over a little soap. Will start another 5 gal. in a few days as a control by rinsing it out even better than the first.
From: Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Soap
Most soaps don't kill bacteria, they just decrease surface tension of water. Anti bacterial soaps usually contain triclosan or a similar chemical, which is extremely deadly to yeast, even in small amounts.
On Feb 13, 2013, at 6:27 PM, "last2blast" <last2blast@...> wrote:I know that they add a little soap to almost everything we eat to kill bacteria.
Will a little soap harm a wash in anyway?