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Exactly. Cut everything in half for 5 gallons.
That 7.9 gallon jug will work great.
We need some more information on what you are doing and what you are using.
What is the starting gravity of your wash?
130 sounds about right for a pot still with about an 8% ABV wash.
What type of still are you using?
How fast are you running the still? (do you have a full stream or just drips?)
What is your budget? That will determine quite a bit. You also have to decide if you wan to go stainless steel or copper? If you are on a budget the clawhammer 5 gallon copper still is a good choice. I personally have been using the 10 gallon clawhammer still for 4 years.
Give us your budget and we can help you make a good decision. ALso, what kind of final product are you going to make
I make 10 gallon mashes:
12.5 pounds raw cane sugar
9 gallons water
160 oz. unsulphured molasses
After fermentation my mash is a brown color- pretty dark- not quite black. Yours might not be as dark as you did not use molasses- but I figure brown cane sugar would add some color. The color is really not that important as long as fermentation finished. It will be clear after distillation.
but i measured it during the fermentation and sugar degrees was 20 than 15. But i can tast the sugar on it.
You might want to read this article on using a hydromter: http://www.clawhammersupply.com/blogs/moonshine-still-blog/12044309-how-to-use-a-hydrometer
How do I know how much sugar can the yeast convert to alcohol?
If you pitch the correct amount of healthy yeast it should be able to eat the majority of the sugar. I usually start around 1.065 starting gravity and ferment down close to 1.000
How do I know how much yeast can i add to my mash they can convert sugar to alcohol?
I add about 1 tablespoon of yeast per 5 gallons of mash.
Good question. Their kits aren’t designed for thumpers, so you should definitely be careful to avoid increasing head pressure if modifications are made. I’d stick with 1/2″ output on the thumper, not 1/4″. Just my opinion though.
Haven’t tried it but would be interested in hearing how your batch goes if you make it!
Did you build the 1 gallon yourself or buy it from somewhere? If you bought it (and this is just a guess) i’d stick with 1/2″ because anything less than that may cause more head pressure than your still is designed for.
Soonershine, sounds about right to me. I was calculating a max yield of 7 gallons of 100 prof (assuming that the corn was just for flavor and wasn’t contributing any sugar). If you proofed your 5 gals of 130 down to 100 you’d have 6.5 gallons. Did you make cuts or is it all mixed together?