Re: [new_distillers] jkingpawn ferment question reply
- In a message dated 5/21/03 4:17:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< i've mixed 25# sugar 6 onces of yeast 25 gallon of water,, today is 1
week an its quit working >>
BLUEFLAME456 wrote: << sounds to me like u might have used too much
And my thoughts are: I'd say you haven't given us enough info about what
type of yeast you used, what if any nutrients are included, starting and
current hydrometer readings, ferment temperature, water quality, jeez what
else....the fermentation, to me, is more intricate (and important) than the
Blueflame may be correct if you used a high yield yeast. If you use
bakers yeast, then your mix may be close. Low yield isn't very efficient but may
be a player when looking for a certain flavor.
If you don't have a hydrometer, get one. It's the most important tool in
my "toolbox". I can feel temp but not abv.
My first few ferments were disasters because of nutrient deficiency.
Sugar, water and yeast alone just won't finish. If you read as much as is
tolerable about this subject you will be rewarded with a high yield corresponding
with the flavor you seek. I'm not an expert so that's all I have to say about