• kwood78 posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    In reply to: kwood78 posted an update in the group Mash Recipes I got a mash I made this past Sunday out of sweetfeed I started it at a 14% yield with yeast from the grocery store , it has stalled out at 8% right now . Should I add more or just keep letting it go to see what happens? The mash is at about 98 degrees so I know it\'s not the cold View

    I’ll check when I get home but I used 50lbs sugar and 27 gallons of water, I checked my reading and I had a temp of 101f at one time so I bet my yeast died out

    • Most yeast will produce “off flavours” at that high of temperature and from my experience I only get 8- 10% abv from bakers yeast before it really slow down with all grain mashes. Just my experience. White Labs yeast says to ferment at 90 degrees if on the grain and 72-75 degrees if the grain is removed before fermentation .

  • kwood78 posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    In reply to: kwood78 posted an update in the group Mash Recipes I got a mash I made this past Sunday out of sweetfeed I started it at a 14% yield with yeast from the grocery store , it has stalled out at 8% right now . Should I add more or just keep letting it go to see what happens? The mash is at about 98 degrees so I know it\'s not the cold View

    It’s at about 8% right now

  • kwood78 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 3 years, 6 months ago

    I got a mash I made this past Sunday out of sweetfeed I started it at a 14% yield with yeast from the grocery store , it has stalled out at 8% right now . Should I add more or just keep letting it go to see what happens? The mash is at about 98 degrees so I know it’s not the cold

    • It’s at about 8% right now

    • I’ll check when I get home but I used 50lbs sugar and 27 gallons of water, I checked my reading and I had a temp of 101f at one time so I bet my yeast died out

      • Most yeast will produce “off flavours” at that high of temperature and from my experience I only get 8- 10% abv from bakers yeast before it really slow down with all grain mashes. Just my experience. White Labs yeast says to ferment at 90 degrees if on the grain and 72-75 degrees if the grain is removed before fermentation .

  • kwood78 posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

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    Can someone tell me what I should clean the inside of my flute with, I haven’t used it in 9 months and the inside is oxidized or would it be fine to run it like it is?

    • ya could mix some citric acid with water and flood the inside let it sit for 10 minutes and flush it out with water. thaty how I clean my potstill head.

    • if you use hot water with the citric acid it will work the best. You could even run a few gallons of this through the column, that may be the best thing to clean it all out.

    • Can someone tell me what I should clean the inside of my flute with, I haven’t used it in 9 months and the inside is oxidized or would it be fine to run it like it is?

      • ya could mix some citric acid with water and flood the inside let it sit for 10 minutes and flush it out with water. thaty how I clean my potstill head.

      • if you use hot water with the citric acid it will work the best. You could even run a few gallons of this through the column, that may be the best thing to clean it all out.

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