Put this wash together last night. It's bubbling away right now. Took a while for it to start working. Pitched the yeast last night around 2:00 am and it was working at 9:00 am. I got the recipe from the Colonels website. Seems like something is missing from this wash. Perhaps nutrients for the yeast. Is there useful nutrients in the sweet feed for the yeast to use? Do I need to add something like DAP, tomato paste, multivitiam? Whacta fellers think?
SWEET FEED MOONSHINE
5 gallon bucket of sweet feed
(Sweet feed has several different grains and molasses making it a great tasting whiskey.)
1package of yeast (using distillers yeast will increase quality and quantity) I pitched 1/2 cup of Bakers Yeast
Put enough feed to cover bottom of 5 gallon bucket a good 4 inches deep
Add 5 pounds of sugar.
Fill 1/2 full with boiling water.
Mix until sugar is dissolved.
Let it set for 90 minutes and then finish filling with cool water.
Add the yeast after it has cooled to the recommended temperature on the yeast label.
4-5 days later it's ready to run
This is an old-timer recipe and works quite well.
My liquor is always 150-180 proof.
I don't recommend this for pot stills unless you filter it by pouring it through a pillow case into a 5 gallon bucket after it has finished fermenting. Otherwise the meal will settle and burn in the bottom of your still. Some folks leave the solids in the pillow case and tie it off where it will not touch the bottom of the still.
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