Distilling unaired wash

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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Curmudgeon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:46 am

There are indeed some copper shekels in my still.

I would need a LOT of sciencey type explaining to convince me that O2+heat=danger in an open system
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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Mash » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:43 am

Degassing is a technique employed by kit / quick wine makers. Fermentation leaves a lot of dissolved co2 which can be tasted.

Shaking and whisking are employed to reduce it to circa 800 ppm.

It doesn't apply to Traditional wine, beer and spirit washes.
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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Pinky » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:45 am

ED. u could add this to your pointless tat.

https://www.art-of-brewing.co.uk/degass ... RuEALw_wcB

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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Easydrinker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am

I will leave that gadget on the shelf.
But I will beg to differ about de-gassing.
IME, CO2 laden washes are more lively in a strip.
But, we all have foibles.
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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by myles » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:49 am

I have never de-gassed a wash before putting it in a still boiler.

De-gassing a wine after fermentation as an aid to clearing is a valid option, however I find that given time in a cool place the wine will clear regardless.

I do deliberately AERATE at the start of fermentation to get oxygen into the wash to aid yeast growth - the opposite of de-gassing.

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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by borntobewild » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:48 pm

borntobewild wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Ok so iv seriously damaged my leg and I can't pick up my fermenter.
To air my wash I usually tip bucket to bucket 5 to 10 times, I don't have a gizmo for a drill.
It's been on the kitchen side for weeks now finished but not aired and it's nice and clear.

What would happen if I distill it now, would I get a splurge?
After reading the comments I decided to go for it with my airstill, had zero problems! Distilled flawlessly

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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Jennysgin » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:04 pm

Good result! 8-)

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Post by gaza the instructor » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:17 pm

Yep knew it I have never de-gassed, well not in public.
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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by StillDave » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:12 pm

I only ever air (oxygenate) when making a new brew, never ever have I done it at any other stage of the process. I have a 25 litre (to the top of the neck) boiler, and charge it with 18-20 litres. I have had a few pukes, but that was because I put more than usual in it. :geek:
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Re: Distilling unaired wash

Post by Curmudgeon » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14 pm

StillDave wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:12 pm
I have had a few pukes, but that was because I put more than usual in it. :geek:
Me too.

Ohh, wait, you meant the still? :mrgreen:
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