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Re: Help vodka star

Postby crow » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:44 am

hey Aud nice to see ya back, just to be safe I would add a little extra but 3 months is not a great deal ;-)
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Re: Help vodka star

Postby audistiller » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:35 am

Good to be back in the saddle, now to make up for the time I was away.

I wasn't sure if the VodkaStar was any good being 5 months out of date, but also because I wasn't seeing anything through the airlock. I have 2x 30L fermenters, and I think the lids may be matched to the fermenter, either that or one of my lids is slightly twisted, because once I swapped them over, I immediately had bubbling through the airlock. When I first used both of these, I washed them both out, and left them outside for weeks with the lids off, so they probably got mixed up. Its now bubbling away very well so I guess the VodkaStar is fine after all, but its still too early to tell if it will ferment all the way out without getting stuck.

Although I doubt the lids are matched, I also doubt that one of the lids is twisted, so this might be something for people to remember if you are having problems and have more than one fermenter.
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Re: Help vodka star

Postby Urrazeb » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:49 pm

I mix my fermenter lids all the time 8-} 8-} though If any stop doing their shit then im all over it, good on ya swapping the lids! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Help vodka star

Postby Bnr032 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:49 pm

sorry to possibly also hi jack the thread, i have bought some vodkastar recently, and just ran one through my still..
Does it take longer to still for anyone else.
Usually takes me approx 4 hrs if i use alcotec 48, but this vodkastar took approx 6 hrs..

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Re: Help vodka star

Postby Sam. » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:57 pm

Bnr032 wrote:sorry to possibly also hi jack the thread, i have bought some vodkastar recently, and just ran one through my still..
Does it take longer to still for anyone else.
Usually takes me approx 4 hrs if i use alcotec 48, but this vodkastar took approx 6 hrs..

Michael


Are you getting more product out of your Vodkastar?

Might be taking longer cos you got more to get ;-)
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Re: Help vodka star

Postby Bnr032 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:54 pm

no actually, its about the same, even though, its only 6kgs sugar for vodka star, 8kgs for A48...

im just wondering if in theory anyting could be wrong with the still, even though the process has not changed...
it is literally dripping out slower
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