Gen 2 help

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Gen 2 help

Postby Matt_Pl » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:00 pm

Hi Guys,

I need some help with maths..

I got home tonight and found my 60 litre ferment er leaking like a sieve. Ive had to pour the contents into my 220 litre Olive drum i normally use for my FFV washes.

I used 6 kgs of molasses and 6 kgs of raw sugar in gen 1, which resulted in a SG of 1040, which was a bit low but all good. My boiler is 18 gallons in capacity so I am wanting to slowly increase the size of my wash as move through the gens.
Based on the ratios in Hook Rum recipe, Should I just add 40% of my rum dunder after distilling Gen 1, 15kgs of Raw sugar, 21 kgs of molasses and DAP to suit to make 180 litres of wash ? This opens up the fact that I will have to store my dunder seperately until ive finished running all 3 batches, prior to mixing my dunder and molasses back into the original olive drum to start gen 2...

Or is it just easier to stick with 60 litre fermenters that dont leak ?
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:39 am

I do 21kg sugar and 21L molasses in 180l total volume. I dont add anything else and in summer it has been known to ferment out in 3 days :D I havnt done gens but no reason you couldnt...
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby Dig Brinker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:58 am

You won’t need that much dunder. Just add some from your last run to your next ferment. Get rid of the rest or make a dunder pit :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby Plumby » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:50 am

I do 20 litres of molasses and 20 litres of dunder with 20kg raw sugar with a handful of Epsom salt with a wash volume of 180-200 litres.
Same ferment time as Bluc in the middle of summer, even had the 220 litre drum wobbling a little bit last summer it was fermenting that hard.
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby db1979 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:11 am

Plumby wrote:even had the 220 litre drum wobbling a little bit last summer it was fermenting that hard.

:scared-eek:
No wonder this stuff ends up on garage floors!
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby Matt_Pl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Thanks a lot Lads!!
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby Plumby » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:03 pm

db1979 wrote:
Plumby wrote:even had the 220 litre drum wobbling a little bit last summer it was fermenting that hard.

:scared-eek:
No wonder this stuff ends up on garage floors!

If it does it again this summer, I'm thinking about strapping it down. Although I'd have to use the straps from the s&m dungeon too get it done. Lol.
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Re: Gen 2 help

Postby RC Al » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:20 pm

Not sure highly acidic sugar wash and leather play together well :violence-smack: (there's no whip emoji)
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