Re: [new_distillers] 1st real run
- Get a thumper for your still that is the same as running it twice.
A way to stop grain from burning is to drain 3/4 of your liquid wash from ferment vessel and start a new wort. Normally, all it takes is sugar, water, nutrients, and yeast. If grain is floating scoop that grain out and cook a similar amount of new grain. Some people ferment grain as many as 8 times before tossing. It isn't a good idea to place solids into a still because burnt grain can leave an unwanted taste in your distillate.
From: Thomas <stought1@...>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 11:11 AM
Subject: [new_distillers] 1st real run
Hey all! Just ran about 6 gallons and turned it into almost 3 liters of 100 proof. I stopped running at 80 proof. How low should I go when running?
Also, what constitues "burned mash"? I had a little brown stuff on the bottom. Nothing smelled burned though.
Last but not least, I'm looking for a stock pot 6 gallons or bigger so I don't have to run twice,