What to do with this turbo wash

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Farside
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What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Farside » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:39 pm

I was just given 6 gallons of sugar wash made with some sort of turbo yeast that has been sitting for over 2 years

I opened the pail and it's not infected. It has a dark appearance and I confirmed with the brewer that they added carbon.

It has a strong aroma of acetone / fusel alcohol and when I tasted it it has a lot of residual sugar.

What should I do with this? Split the batch, add water and a yeast like lalvin 1118?

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Farside » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Maybe add some tomato paste for nutrients as well?

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Saltbush Bill » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:55 pm

Is it really worth the trouble of trying to save it?

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Bryan1 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:07 pm

re-distill it then add a bit to your fuel tank every fill for a bit more power, that all turbo yeast is good for

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by NineInchNails » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:15 pm

Gabage. Toss that $hit and make your own. Garbage in = garbage out.

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Zeotropic » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:29 pm

NineInchNails wrote:Gabage. Toss that $hit and make your own. Garbage in = garbage out.
No its perfect for a cleaning run.
Build something new and run it then dump it.

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by NZChris » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:38 pm

What is the SG?

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by The Baker » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:32 pm

I would probably add some water. At the right temperature to bring the wash to a ferment temperature.
Maybe not add nutrients because turbo has excessive nutrients.
Maybe if it doesn't take off add some tomato paste.
And just add bakers yeast, it's cheap and usually works fine.

Then see how it turns out!
My philosophy is (usually) to NEVER throw anything out.
If it is not good you can re-distil it or use it for cleaning.

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Demy » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:36 am

To be on the safe side I would recommend using it only as a cleaning alcohol for a sacrificial run (when building something new like a column for example).

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Chauncey » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:43 am

Cut it with water and let it ferm the residual sugar out, possibly adding yeast. Or run it as is. Or toss it. Regardless free up the fermenter space.
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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by goinbroke2 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:04 am

Run it! It's free, don't invest any time/ money in it besides heating costs.

Just run my first turbo just to see (been distilling forever including all grain etc)
50l and about 19lbs of sugar, showed 17-18% potential. Fermented 4 days and was at .998.
While racking into the still got a taste of it, still sweet, ran it anyway. Got almost a full car boy of low wines starting at 75 and dropping to 25%.

Putting on a second batch and will let it ferment longer.

It was free, run it, the more you try to "fix" it, the more cost you're putting into it for potentially zero return.
It'll either work, or not, run it.
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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Yummyrum » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:34 pm

Zeotropic wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:29 pm
NineInchNails wrote:Gabage. Toss that $hit and make your own. Garbage in = garbage out.
No its perfect for a cleaning run.
Build something new and run it then dump it.
Yes :thumbup:

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Re: What to do with this turbo wash

Post by Swedish Pride » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 am

run it, see what it's like.
might be better that your worst
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