Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

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Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:59 pm

Theoretically if you distill a 1/2 finished sugar wash, what's the worst that could happen?

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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by rad14701 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:18 pm

New to distilling wrote:Theoretically if you distill a 1/2 finished sugar wash, what's the worst that could happen?
Foaming, puking, low yield... I wouldn't do it, personally...

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Post by Prairiepiss » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:36 pm

Loose half your money. And what Rad said.

Wait for it to finish.
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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Yip fair call, my wash is still ticking away, but curious anyhow. Ocasionally there must be a wash that you just can't kick start?

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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by Fastill » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:32 pm

New to distilling wrote:Yip fair call, my wash is still ticking away, but curious anyhow. Ocasionally there must be a wash that you just can't kick start?
Nope, never had one that I couldn't find a way to make it finnish.. Heat, yeast bomb, yeast neutrients, dilute if s.g is high, calcium carbonate for ph. adjustments... There is always a way to use up that sugar.
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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:54 pm

calcium carbonate for ph To bring it up? and what down?

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Post by Fastill » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:02 pm

New to distilling wrote:calcium carbonate for ph To bring it up? and what down?
Never had one need to go down. Washes get acidic.. mostly if sourmashing. Calcium carbonate brings it right back without the adverse effects that sodium bicarb can have.
Citric acid or lemon juice could bring it the other way if needed..
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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:12 pm

Yeast Bomb? I have 2 washers down at the moment 1x25ltr in a 30ltr drum which is going fine, the other made at the same time with exactly the same ingredents same yeast the lot (except) 25 ltr wash but in a 60 ltr drum, which is not very happy at all. Had a sip, still very sweet with hardly any activity? Any thoughts.

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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:47 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by rad14701 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:53 pm

Is the excess drum wicking too much heat out of the wash, causing it to make the yeast colony sluggish...???

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Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Post by New to distilling » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Hmm, never thought of that, my other drum has pretty much finished, so I will transfer over and see if that makes a difference. Thanks Rad.

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