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interrupted by life event

Post by Mofosheee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:19 am

I am in the middle of making moonshine (for the very first time)
my whiskey mash has about finished its fermenting cycle

A family emergency necessitates that I leave home for 7 to 10 days

Am I OK to leave the mash in the fermentation carboy for a few extra days as long as it remains sealed? Thanks all.

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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by Expat » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:28 am

Yes it's fine. Closed and undisturbed it'll last months if not longer.
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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by HomerD » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:30 am

It should be fine if it has an airlock on it. It will build up a CO2 layer that will protect it.

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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by Durhommer » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:11 am

What they said just dont touch it.hope the emergency is ok or getting better
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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by Bushman » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:03 am

A friend of mine was making hard cider and forgot it in a car boy for a year. It looked bad and he was going to throw it out, I said let me distill it and see what happens. Turned out great!

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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by Mofosheee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks all!

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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by RedwoodHillBilly » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:43 pm

Hope all goes well. Let us know when you want a design review. Life, of course, comes first.
John Barleycorn must die.
"and little Sir John in the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last.
The huntsman he can't hunt the fox, nor so loudly to blow his horn
and the tinker he can't mend kettle nor pots without a little barleycorn."

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Re: interrupted by life event

Post by Mofosheee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:50 am

Will do.............thanks for the support!

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