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shiner153
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Newbie Question

Post by shiner153 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:13 am

When do i know when my mash is done making alcohol when im distilling it.

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by Dnderhead » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:18 am

dont quite understand the question,,the mash dont make alcohol..
the mash makes sugars,,the yeast make alcohol..the still refines or removes this alcohol.

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by shiner153 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:51 am

I meant how do i know that the still is done getting the alcohol out of the mash? Idk if thats any better sorry

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by LWTCS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:37 am

If you don't have an alcometer or a thermometer,,,,,,you should collect in small jars. If ya put the likker to your lips and ya can't feel any of that familiar alcohol sting on your lips,,,then yer likely done.
Ya gotta collect in small jars any way so you can learn to make your cuts.
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Re: Newbie Question

Post by shiner153 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:40 am

Thank you very much that is exactly the kind of answer i was looking for.

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by rad14701 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:57 pm

The old fashioned simple way is going by smell, taste, and feel... That's how they did it before the invention of fancy instruments...

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by shiner153 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:03 am

sounds easy enough haha

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by Dnderhead » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:23 am

a hydrometer/ the head temperature/the taste/the bead/throwing on the hot still..

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