8% ABV in 6 hours

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Re: 8% ABV in 6 hours

Postby greggn » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:01 am

> People say dextrose runs are cleaner


Given that dextrose is a monosaccharide, and readily/easily consumed by yeast, it can produce a perfectly transparent product. I often use it as an adjunct to my AG recipes because it provides a nice bump to ABV without coloring the flavor.

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'till my clothes were ratty and torn
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Re: 8% ABV in 6 hours

Postby Bagasso » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 am

hoochlover wrote:Tried a dextrose run?

No, for the same reason I have not tried an all grain, both dextrose and barley are relatively expensive where I live.

The sugar whitening process usually uses sulphur dioxide and the amounts allowed to remain in finished products in some places seems to be above the international standards which might have something to do with my sugar wash experience not matching those of other members of HD.

Oh well, last night I ran the wash treated with copper, bentonite and AC and it tasted worse than the one just treated with copper from the other night.

I'm going to have to try treating the sugar water with copper before fermenting. Hope it doesn't kill the yeast.
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Re: 8% ABV in 6 hours

Postby hoochlover » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:39 am

Bit surprised my brews are still going but their average temperature has only been 22C . The sugar brew is nearly done as it is only bubbling every few seconds now, looking at probably 6 days at 10g/litre yeast for 12.5% ABV at 22C. The dextrose run is closer to 15% and probably has 2 more days to go.
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