Re: [new_distillers] Fermenting??
- Take the lid and airlock and throw them away! Yeast needs, NEEDS o2 to survive and do its job. Put a clean towel over the top of the bucket and watch it go, also use EC1118 yeast and you'll get better results.Jim
From: reynoldsfirstpaul <reynoldsfirstpaul@...>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 4:12 AM
Subject: [new_distillers] Fermenting??
I am new to the group.Seems I have trouble with my mash not making enough alchol.I use champanine yeast which is supposed to make more alchol.I also kjeep my fermenting bucket at around 70 degrees.I use cracked corn and have a sealed 5 gallon mash bucket with air lock.I have only been getting maybe a quart or a quart and a half of quality liquor out of 5 gals of mash.Seems like my mash takes forever to ferment sometimes 2 to 3 weeks .need someone to explain what I'm doing wrong.By the way Im using well water and using 10 lbs of sugar for the 5 gallons of mash and 1 packet of the yeast.HELP!!!!????????