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    • #4911

      Is a secondary fermentation vessel needed? If so what is the process for moving the wash from one vessel to the next? Or is secondary fermentation even a required process?


    • #4914


      It is not a needed process. I ferment everything in primary- I don’t do any secondary with my mashes.

    • #4949

      secondary only if trying to make good wine (racking)

    • #4950

      What you ferment in is typically a w 5 gal fleet farm bucket or a 5 gallon water cooler jug. You could even use a 30 gal plastic garbage can they are made of type 5 plastic it is safe. Fermenting is easy not hard sugar water yeast. I used my own pee once added sugar and yeast to it and it fermented just fine. Fermentation is not hard some company’s use open fermentation (no lid) because the bacteria in the air is not a threat it is only a threat if you listen to people who know nothing about distilling. Im the smartest one on this site I should be an admin.

    • #5051

      I’m having a problem I can’t seem to figure out.. I made a mash using fruit . I made the mash fermented it the first go round but noticed that that Alcohol content wasn’t that high . So I added more sugar to it brought it back up to a specific gravity of 1.040……. > 25 % ABV activated the Turbo Yeast in a glass with 2 Tsp of sugar and 104 F Water .. Then I pitched it into the mash.. And airated it… I added 2 1/2 Tsp of yeast nutrient to it … So far after 12 hrs I still have no activation .
      > Is the existing Alcohol in the mash over powering the yeast ?
      > Or is the sugar ?
      > Should I get Distillers yeast ?
      > And if that is the case can I mix it with the existing yeast ?
      > What can I do to kick this off ?

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