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    Jy ook. Sit met home made dark rum
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    Post #109 hierbo. https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...28#post4437328

    Dit was dag 2.

    5kg bruinsuiker.
    3kg molasses
    2 tubs tamatiepast
    Sap van een suurlemoen
    80gram bakers yeast
    Opgevul met water tot 30L in 'n 35L plastiek drom.
    Gehou by so 28 grade die heel tyd.

    Op dag 7 het dit opgehou bubble.

    Ek sit nou hier by my ketel en kook dit. Lyk goed.
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    I'm gonna buy tomato paste tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce_k View Post
    Looks very well done Riaan. It's not weird to name your still. Mine is named Stelio after its Italian grappa stilling past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    I am having issues to properly develop the alcohol in the wash. I've running the still all day and got 7l of 30% out of 20l.

    My recipe was:

    2kg molasses
    4 kg sugar
    50g bakers yeast
    50g yeast nutrient
    total volume 20l in a 25 l container.
    Fish tank heater to keep it at 28C.


    That yield looks to low to me.

    Any advice?
    I dont think there is anything wrong with your mix, maybe too much nutrient, but if you got 7 litres of 30% thats not bad.
    I just ran a batch of wash today, around 10L starting off at 11-12% and I got out 1L @ 54%
    Binned my last 400mls as I didnt like the smell (plus was low abv)

    If you want a higher abv you would need to re-run and not mix in your low abv stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeGP View Post
    I dont think there is anything wrong with your mix, maybe too much nutrient, but if you got 7 litres of 30% thats not bad.
    I just ran a batch of wash today, around 10L starting off at 11-12% and I got out 1L @ 54%
    Binned my last 400mls as I didnt like the smell (plus was low abv)

    If you want a higher abv you would need to re-run and not mix in your low abv stuff.

    I also used Buccaneer Bob's recipe. It stood for 10 days and I started stripping it this morning. I almost did not bubble at all - a bit the first day. I did not have Dunder or Trab to start with so I didn't have much hope for it other than getting Dunder and Trab.

    The ABV is a bit on the low side, but man: the taste is fantastic! So today and tomorrow I'll be running 40l 4 liter at a time through the still in a stripping run. Then mix it 50/50 with Dunder and pass it through again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeGP View Post
    maybe too much nutrient,
    Why would too much nutrient be a problem? Isn't basically like putting more food in the dog's bowl than he would eat?
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    Uys, watse nutrient gebruik jy?

    Ons kan nie sulke fensie goed hier koop nie. Ek gooi 2 van hierdie op 30 liter.
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    Kobus, ek het die een by Brewcraft gekry.


    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Uys, watse nutrient gebruik jy?

    Ons kan nie sulke fensie goed hier koop nie. Ek gooi 2 van hierdie op 30 liter.
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    So the upgrade was done and it runs well. We had an agonising time trying to get this done and sorted, the pipe ( sourcing) and the new urn lid were the main problems. Every time we thought this is it, something else crops up. Again and again. Still to do are clips for the new lid, which is another story.

    But anyway and at last, meet "Knersus"
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    Jy gaan daai pype moet colour code! Iewers langs die pad gaan die verkoelings water in die ketel beland!

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    Here is my setup.

    I stripped 40l today with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Here is my setup.

    I stripped 40l today with this.

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    Uys how much wash does the still take at a time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    So the upgrade was done and it runs well. We had an agonising time trying to get this done and sorted, the pipe ( sourcing) and the new urn lid were the main problems. Every time we thought this is it, something else crops up. Again and again. Still to do are clips for the new lid, which is another story.

    But anyway and at last, meet "Knersus"
    Nice, happy distilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    Uys how much wash does the still take at a time?

    It is only a 5l. I fill it with about 3.5l.

    I'd like a bigger one, but Rome wasn't built in one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    It is only a 5l. I fill it with about 3.5l.

    I'd like a bigger one, but Rome wasn't built in one day.
    It has its place, just built a 7l from and old vintage pressure cooker for my son.

    So you simply make a large wash and set aside some time and do multiple batches in a day? That what my son will have to do.

    I like those stills, they look like the real deal, my stainless keg just does not have the same WOW factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    It has its place, just built a 7l from and old vintage pressure cooker for my son.

    So you simply make a large wash and set aside some time and do multiple batches in a day? That what my son will have to do.

    I like those stills, they look like the real deal, my stainless keg just does not have the same WOW factor.
    Yip.

    I run it very ht and quick on the stripping runs. When I have to change the content I first heat it on the gas stove to about 60C and then back onto the gas bottle and cooker at a lower temp.
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    Two more topics for discussion:

    1. Oxygen - do we allow it in or not?
      • Most of use bubbling as a measure of fermentation - therefor the airlock. But form all I've read oxygen entering the wash for spirits is not an issue - only for beer.
      • Also, CO2 forming is not a accurate measure of fermentation.
      • But if you open and stir the wash daily it does bubble more and longer, so it must be some indication of something that is happening.......

    2. Water level of the airlock - does it have an effect on fermentation if the pressure inside vessel is higher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Two more topics for discussion:

    1. Oxygen - do we allow it in or not?
      • Most of use bubbling as a measure of fermentation - therefor the airlock. But form all I've read oxygen entering the wash for spirits is not an issue - only for beer.
      • Also, CO2 forming is not a accurate measure of fermentation.
      • But if you open and stir the wash daily it does bubble more and longer, so it must be some indication of something that is happening.......

    2. Water level of the airlock - does it have an effect on fermentation if the pressure inside vessel is higher?
    1. Bubble oxygen through, but be aware this might promote bacteria
    2. I don't bother with an air lock, I open ferment
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