Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

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Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby jono091 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:54 am

Just household sugar + water + bakers yeast -undistilled. Does it contain methanol, if so why doesn't ordinary home beer making contain methanol ?
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby Prairiepiss » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:19 am

It does. And sugar, water, yeast needs nutrients.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby rubber duck » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:06 am

Ordinary beer does contain a small amount of methanol. Sugar washes may contain a small amount of methanol. Technically if it's just sugar, water, and yeast it shouldn't contain methanol, but it's not going to ferment either so there won't be much there except sweet water.

You will not go blind from drinking your own home brew. You will never go blind from drinking a non distilled product unless it has had methanol added to it.

Do you know what they do in the hospital for methanol poisoning? They administer pharmaceutical grade ethanol intravenously because ethanol is the antidote for methanol.

So there is no problem with drinking home brew, go make a batch of sugar head and drink yourself sick.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby jono091 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:18 am

rubber duck wrote:Ordinary beer does contain a small amount of methanol. Sugar washes may contain a small amount of methanol. Technically if it's just sugar, water, and yeast it shouldn't contain methanol, but it's not going to ferment either so there won't be much there except sweet water.

You will not go blind from drinking your own home brew. You will never go blind from drinking a non distilled product unless it has had methanol added to it.

Do you know what they do in the hospital for methanol poisoning? They administer pharmaceutical grade ethanol intravenously because ethanol is the antidote for methanol.

So there is no problem with drinking home brew, go make a batch of sugar head and drink yourself sick.



What do you mean it's not going to ferment, ofc it does ?
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby junkyard dawg » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:39 am

It needs nutrients to ferment. You might get a little yeast action without adding nutrients to that wash, but it will not ferment properly. Look at tried and true recipes for better sugar wash recipes.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby rad14701 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:33 am

Yeast convert sugar to CO2 and alcohol but they derive virtually no life sustaining nutritional value during the process... Therefore the yeast requires nutrients in order to properly multiply into a large and healthy enough colony to take on the task of fermentation as well as to maintain their health... If they receive no nutrients the colony will turn to autolysis (cannibalism) in an effort to insure survival of the fittest... Unfortunately, within a short amount of time there won't be enough live yeast cells left to complete the fermentation process...

As for drinking the fermented wash, you can... However, you should make sure the wash has fully completed fermentation and that the wash has cleared and been racked before consumption... Ending up with too much live yeast in your digestive tract is not the most pleasant experience and should be avoided...
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby Prairiepiss » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:40 am

Why would you want to drink a sugar wash? If its going to be consumed without distilling use a grape juice or concentrate and make a wine. If your looking for something cheap to drink that don't taste good just buy some Nightrain or Boons Farm.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby rad14701 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:21 am

Prairiepiss wrote:If your looking for something cheap to drink that don't taste good just buy some Nightrain or Boons Farm.

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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby Bagasso » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:28 pm

Sugar wash is safe to drink. It would be just like any homemade wine. Cheaper than the store bought mentioned so far.

Want to change the flavor then mix it up with some juice or soda or whatever at serving time.

Only you can decide if it's to your liking and you only have to do it once to find out.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby Braz » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:18 pm

Hey P.P., don't be badmouthin' Boone's Farm now. It got me through college.
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Re: Is sugar wash safe to drink ?

Postby Prairiepiss » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:48 pm

Braz wrote:Hey P.P., don't be badmouthin' Boone's Farm now. It got me through college.


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