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by toofless one
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Molasses Question
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Molasses Question

So let me get this straight, I will get good quality molasses AND new buckets/ barrels?! too good to be true!! :D
by toofless one
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Molasses Question
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Molasses Question

Hey guys, help a newb out here please (before I go to the feed store and look like an idiot...again).#1 Blackstrap molasses, is it sold at feed stores? #2 Does it come in a liqiud form? #3 If it doesnt come in a liquid form, is it water soluble(I assume it is) 4. To avoid confused looks, what is the...
by toofless one
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

yea, my equipment was all clean, the gasket on the cooker lid wasnt coming apart, so the germ is the best guess ive got as well. thanks
by toofless one
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

solid black. not see thru. seem almost oily, but solid. like soil particles. all my equipment is clean. best i can come up with is there is some very small wheat germ particles making their way up with the distillate.
by toofless one
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

Got an update. Ran the dwwg last nite. all went well except for one thing...there were these little black floatys coming out in the distillate. I filtered them through with a coffe filter then did my spirit run. all was well after that...but WTF were these floaties?
by toofless one
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

Bubbling has stopped as of this morning. Tasted wash and it has no sweetness to it 8) . Gunna rack it off today when I get home and place it in the snow till it settles.
by toofless one
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

No, I never got any foaming. My dad gave me a heating pad (among other things) for christmas. I have it wrapped around my carboy thats fermenting dwwg. The temp is around 72F and the ferment is still bubbling strong. Last night I noticed it didnt taste very sweet anymore. Im planning on letting it f...
by toofless one
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

So I reckon that there are two possibilites that could lead to my slow ferment: Possibly the use of honey and definietly the low temp, ~60f. Am I about right on this assumption?
by toofless one
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

Does the fact that the wash was still sweet when I ran it tell me anything about how far along the ferment was? Thanks alot for all your help guys. This is a great source of information and everyone here is just too cool and helpful (unlike alot of other forum websites). Thanks again fellers.
by toofless one
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: Hydrometer

I made my wash with 8lbs of dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup honey, 2 oz of highly active bakers yeast and about 5 gallons total of water. They were left to ferment for 14 days, however i live in a cold climate. the temp prolly never got about 62F. The wash in one bucket still tasted kinda sweet, I think i...
by toofless one
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hydrometer
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Hydrometer

Hey! I am new to distilling, just ran my first batch (20L+/-) of rum through my pot still. It turned out ok, did the trick, but I think I could have gotten more out of the batch. I yielded about 750ml plus a half mason jar of "hearts" (pretty sure it was hearts). Have about a half a mason jar of fie...