Out of each gallon of mash or wash, how much drinkable hooch do you get?
kiwi wrote:How long do you age?
Fester wrote:I've been told that max yield is about 2 gallons of ethanol per bushel of corn, if everything is PERFECT.
It sounds like you have done very well indeed.
I did what you are doing. Several times. Each time I felt defeated because I was spoiled to fermenting sugar.
Sugar is easy, corn is hard. Everybody know this after they mash corn.
Its your decision to follow the best possible flavor with a tiny yield or cop out and be a sugar wimp like me.
Cry on my shoulder, fellow wimp, and dump a 50 pound sack of sugar in the trash can fermenter.Out of each gallon of mash or wash, how much drinkable hooch do you get?
Assuming a 6% potiential ABV mash then 1 gallon = .06 gallons of ethanol potential. About 60% of that will be good stuff.
So .06 gallons times 60% = a tiny piss in a cup. OK, more scientifically... .06 gallons = about one cup
At best, about 60% of that is the keepers so about 1/2 Cup of high proof per gallon of 6% mash.
Cut to drinking strength = about 1 cup of finished booze per gallon of mash.
Stop me at anytime so we can cry together.
You did 7 gallons of all-grain and are bitching about low yield? No, no, my friend, you did good.
big worm wrote:this is why you need a beer keg sized boiler that holds 13-14 gal., and a fermenter that holds 55.
ujssm might give you the corn flavor, and the sugar yeilds you'r looking for.
3 hours to strip 7 gal or 9 hours for 21 gal?? what size pot and heat source? that seems a bit long for that small amount on a striping run.
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