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Temp and activity

Postby Dusty_ben » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:54 pm

Habent pitched yeast since gen 1. Is bubbling. Has been for over a week. I think ph to but habent got strips yet. Running two rums side by side it interesting to see the difference.
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby Yummyrum » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:14 pm

Dusty_ben wrote:Got the same problem
ATM. Two 25l batches of gen4 macrum. Both put down on same day. One in a fridge set at 30c. On in spare room which is at 28 or 30c every time I check it. One in fridge is on 1100sg. Other one is way of the end of the hydrometer. Maybe 1400. Might swap positions


If your SG is 1.400 then I'm not surprised its not fermenting .Did you fuck the recipe or something because that is ridiculously high

SG 1.100 is a much more typical Rum reading
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Temp and activity

Postby Dusty_ben » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:11 pm

Same as every other rum
Ive gone. 4l backseat. 3l mollasses. 3kg brown sugar on the old dunder. I'll recheck when I get home.
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Postby Dusty_ben » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:35 pm

Just checked it from the top not tap. Same reading. Looks like I buggered up. Halves it into a spare fermenter n filled with water. Bit more yeast hope for the best
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby Listo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:44 pm

I've just had to throw 2 25l washes out that failed due to cold weather. I've just put 2 new down today to see how it goes. I've got a jumper around each bucket, and a heat belt on the outside of them positioned about 4 inches from the bottom. Given that I don't really know what I'm doing, I'm going to experiment with the two, one for a few hours at a time as recommended on here & the other through a heat regulator that I bought with them. Not sure how to get the probe into the bucket without drilling a hole, so I'll tuck it inside the jumper in a position higher up the bucket.
Hopefully that works as stocks are so low it's scaring me lol
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby Zak Griffin » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:18 pm

You don't have to throw out a 'failed' wash, mate... Generally, a wash will start fermenting again with a good stir and some heat or, in some cases, another sprinkle of yeast...

Also, if the wash is more than half fermented, it's probably worth chucking it through the still anyway, if you don't want to wait for a whole new batch to ferment :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby Urrazeb » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:34 pm

Zak Griffin wrote:You don't have to throw out a 'failed' wash, mate... Generally, a wash will start fermenting again with a good stir and some heat or, in some cases, another sprinkle of yeast...

Also, if the wash is more than half fermented, it's probably worth chucking it through the still anyway, if you don't want to wait for a whole new batch to ferment :handgestures-thumbupleft:


:text-+1: Even infected washes go through my still 8-}
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby twentytwo250 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:38 am

A good method of keeping your wash warm is using a couple of heater bands which can be switched on and off depending on the ambient temp, but to also pull old tee shirts and sweat shirts over your fermenter.
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Re: Temp and activity

Postby Urrazeb » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi 22-50 it is customary to swing by the welcome centre and tell us a bit about yourself and your drink preferences :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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