BackyardBrewer wrote:Agreed but if it sat at 34° for a day or two? I don't reckon that is a problem. Just take any heat or blankets off and let it drop back to sub 30's and that will be fine I'm sure.
Yeah thats what I done. I thought it was all good until I ran it today. Something wrong though. :crying-blue: So everyone says not to bother using a hydrometer with rum washes. How do you check if the wash is done?
I put my 4th gen rum on last friday. 55L, 6L molasses, 6kg white sugar, 10L dunder, epsom salts and a couple of table spoons of tomato paste. Heat belt and blanket and it bubbled away as per usual. Like I said earlier it did get a bit warm but it kept bubbling for a couple of days after so I figured it was all good. Last night it had slowed right down, this morning it had stopped. (one bubble through the airlock every minute or so) I just put 25-30L through my pot still but only got 1L of spirit. :o :shock:
I only got my ph meter yesterday. I just checked the rest of the wash in the fermenter and it is 3.6. So I have dissolved 1 table spoon of bicarb in a cup of water and chucked that in. I also mixed a table spoon of tomato paste in some water and added that. I will check the ph in an hour or so. What do you think?
Also what should I do with the stuff I have just run. If the wash has not finished than I assume there is quite a bit of sugar left. Should I wait for the stuff left in my boiler to cool and put it back in the fermenter or is it a write off and i should just chuck what I got from the still in with my feints?