rum fermentation

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kazoo
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rum fermentation

Post by kazoo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:25 am

My rum wash, in which I used molasses frome the grocer, 10 lbs. sugar, and bread yeast, has been working for 3 days, in a 5 gallon bucket that has 4 to 4.5 gallons in it. Its fizzing, is the best way I can describe it. When you look into the wash with a light overhead, it almost looks like sparks under the surface. Its not bubbling much at all, but maybe it will start. Do I need to add nutrients or something, if so, What? Kazoo

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Re: rum fermentation

Post by Tater » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:37 am

Its doing fine .Fix ya a airlock and give it time . Will quit fizzin and loses it sweet taste when done.
I use a pot still.Sometimes with a thumper

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Re: rum fermentation

Post by RumBull » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:34 am

I assume you don't have an ariloc so put some plastic wrap over it to keep the co2 in and oxygen out. Fizzing is what you should see. You are not going to see large bubbles.
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Re: rum fermentation

Post by kingstonshine » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:57 pm

I'm doing the same thing as we speek and was wondering if it is possible to ferment for too long?? I have looked on this site and searched high and low and can't seem to find an answer. My rum wash has been going for 5 days and I'm leaving the country for a week, in two weeks so I wanted to know if I leave it till i get back will it be OK to distill still... And yes I'm a rookie at this game I came here for help and to learn along the way. We all started somewhere :wink:

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Re: rum fermentation

Post by Ugly » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:12 pm

I've heard that leaving it alone may cause spontaneous combustion of any cat that happens to pass by it during your absence.

If it's covered nice it'll be fine when you get back. If it's done before you leave you can rack it off and let it clear if you like.

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Re: rum fermentation

Post by blind drunk » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:41 pm

Hey Kazoo, my last wash took a couple of days of sparking and then all of a sudden it formed a cap. Cheers, BD.
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Re: rum fermentation

Post by punkin » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:24 pm

blind drunk wrote:Hey Kazoo, my last wash took a couple of days of sparking and then all of a sudden it formed a cap. Cheers, BD.

You're mollasses wash formed a cap???

A cap of what?

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Re: rum fermentation

Post by blind drunk » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:59 pm

My mistake, I misread. Mine's a grain. :oops: Good catch though. 8)
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Re: rum fermentation

Post by Mud » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:09 am

blind drunk wrote:My mistake, I misread.
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