Too bad you don't have a starting SG. Not preaching, it just makes trouble shooting easier. So 6kg sugar in 21 l wash would give you starting SG ~ 1.109 SG and 16.8% alcohol. You say the final SG was 1.000, right? Assuming that that is 21 l off the trub and into the boiler, then you'd have about 3.5 l pure ethanol in the pot. You collected 2.5 at 90% for 2.25 l ethanol, and lost 1.25 l somewhere. Unless you've got a leak the most likely explanation is one of your measurements was off somewhere. I wouldn't worry about it if it was just once, but this sounds like your third issue like this. The dextrose isn't weak or cut with something. There is something funky in your measuring system. Are you using carbon or anything to clean the wash from that high octane turbo ferment?ARK ANGEL wrote: Now, as for my new still and recently cooked off wash, Something is still not quite right, I only got 2.5 liters at 90% from my 21 liter wash, I left it for a week longer than normal to make sure it had finished, I used 6kg of dextrose in 21 liters with a few punnets of cooked strawberries for flavor and nutrients with turbo temp tolerant yeast, but the SGM read almost 1000, I can't figure why it's just not playing the game, I've had great success all throughout winter and spring, the weather has gone mild lately so I'm stumped, it's not like I haven't done my homework or its my first run.
If I thought it possible, I'd say the dextrose is weak or cut with something.
I'll just have to eliminate the ingredients one by one, so my next wash will be sugar, we'll see what happens.
How do you prepare that? essences? mixers? Do you filter it? Are you happy with the product? You are drinking this, right? It's not for fuel or something?