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MASH AND SOME HINTS

Mash

To get important prerequisites around a good liquor from fruits:

1. Use never faulted, mouldy or unripe fruits.
2. Never cut up the cores or stones. They contain poisonous prussic  acid.
3. Use only clean and washed fruits.
4. Use only sterile and  hundred percent clean containers, agitators and accessories!
5. Controll always with a  saccharimeter before and after the fermentation of the liquid.
6. Use only Prestige turbo-yeastor Jumbo -yeast for the fermentation.
           These  yeasts bring the largest alcohol yield!
7. Measures the pH.value before fermenting
           A too small pH value leads to false  fermentations and impairs the taste!

Production of a mash from fruits.

For the production and treating  the position 1 to 7 (mash) is to be considered.
 
Prescription for 25 litres = 5 Gallons!

Necessary quantity of fruit:
 
Juicy and soft fruits 5 to 8 kg,
hard fruits as, apples, pears etc. 8 to10 kg of fruits.

A) Wash the fruits in warm water.
B) Remove stalks, leafs, stones and cores.
C) Give the fruits in a fruit  mill or a mixer and cut up the fruits by portion!
D) Give the cut up fruits to a clean container with contents of 30 litres.
E) Add 5 litres cooking water and  agitate well. Now cause 3 kg to sugars and agitate approx. 3 minutes.
F) The maische is cooled down under 50C = 122F  adds Pectolytic enzymes and agitates well.
G) After 1-2 hours the enzyme diminished the pektine.
           Temperature  from 40 to 50 C is the best, keep and control!
H) Afterwards fill up with water cold up to18 litres and agitate well.
I) The best pH value is to be about 3 to 3.2 pH. If the pH value is too high, then add apple/lactic acid.
           Follow the operating instruction of the product!
           In case the temperature of the mash approx. 25C = 77F , then add a bag of yeast                                and leave all 2 to 3 days fermentieren. Keep in mind 1 bag turbo yeast for 8 kg fruit!
J) After this time filter the mash and squeeze out the fruit pulp well and pour all liquid into
           the fermenting container back.
K) At  the same time resolve 4 kg of sugar into 4 litres hot water. If the liquid  achieved 30C = 86F
           (not more highly), then the sugar liquid pours into the fermenting container and fills up with
           cold water up to 25 litres. Agitate well! 
L) Cover the fermenting container with the clean cloth and let 7 to 10 days with 20C = 68F fermentieren. M) If the fermentation is terminated, then check this  with a clean saccharimeter and note the result
           of measurement.
N) If one is not safe itself whether all sugar fermented is, one fills approx.. 100 ml fermented  liquid into
           a clean bottle and a small piece causes to baker-yeast. Vibrate to itself  the yeast solve.
           Lock the bottle with cotton wool and leave all for 3-4 days at even
           temperature of 20 to 22C = 68 F be . Vibrate daily the bottle 2 times!
O) After this time check again with the saccharimeter  whether the result of measurement of position
N) Changed the result. If the result of measurement changed, then the liquid have to ferment again.
           For this purpose one adds a package  of turbo yeast of the liquid and agitates particularly well.
           An even temperature  from 20 to 22C is to be kept, in addition daily 2 times agitates!
           Check again  afterwards with the
saccharimeter.
P) If everything is fermentiert and if the sediment issued itself, then the liquid is taken off with a syphon .
Q) The mash is now finished for distilling.
             Importantly: No sediment or fixed of  materials may be distilled with, since these
                                 materials in the pot burn and the  taste and unpleasantly change smell!
R) Difference between mash and wash:
           mash is made of fruits + water     and the
           wash is made of sugar and water only .

 

 

Which is needed to make a mash:

1. A balance for weighing the fruits.
2. A clean fermenting container from plastic or glass.
3. A clean and sterile stirring-ladle from plastic or wood.
4. Turbo yeast
5. a saccharimeter 0-26 % for measuring the  sugar content, before and after the fermentation.
           Tighten whether the mash fermented is!
6. pH meters or indikator-Papier for pH-value.
7. Pectolytic enzyme addition for the liquefaction of the mash and reduction of the pektine.
8. Ever a rough stitch and a fine stitch cloth strainer. Must be clean and sterile!
           Cloths are needed for filtering the mash and for taking on the fermenting container.
           As filters one can take also a fold-filters!
9. A thermometer for the temperature check.
10. Apple/lactic acid for acidifying the mash, if the pH is excessive value.
11. One uses basic materials around  the pH value to increase = lime
12. One uses clearing = clarifying means, if the sediment do not set down itself and does
           not clarify themselves. Same you use for the wine production!

Importantly: pH value outline
           neutrally 7 pH -
           sour = 0 to 6.5 -
           basic = 7.5 to 14 pH

 

Wash with sugar only for 25 litres


A wash with sugar  is the fastest and safest method.

This method is particularly suitable for the beginner and for hasty distillers.
The reason is  situated in the fact that with the fermentation of sugar only small quantities 
of by-products develop. The methodology is simple and one proceeds as follows.
Resolve 8 kg sugars into 8 litres  hot water.  US = 18 lbs sugars +  9 quart hot water.
If everything is completely resolved, everything pours into a fermenting container  of 30 litres
and fills up up to 25 litres with cold water. Control the  fermenting temperature!
It must always be under 25C, over 27C  the yeast dies!
Mix well and add under constant agitating the Jumbo- yeast.
Within 10-14 days and an even fermentierungs temperature from 20 to 23C = 68 to 73F
one  receives the highest alcohol content

One the best turbo yeasts are: Prestige  turbo-yeast and jumbo -yeast.
Both fermenting up to 20% volume alcohol.

Importantly: Set never more than 25 litres in a container!

For the  quite particularly hasty distillers there is now the new
prestige batches yeast  and jumbo batch yeast.
These yeasts ferments in 2-3 days up to 14%  volume at an even temperature
of 20 to 25C = 68 to of 77F.
A  fermenting in a containers of 200 litres is possible.
For this however 8 bags yeast  are needed.
Check with a Saccarimeter whether the wash is fermented. Is  the wash fermented,
the sediment = yeast etc. issues itself. Now taken off the crystal-clear liquid with a Syphon.
Same one makes it also with the  wine!

Only now the quite clear liquid can be distilled.
After distilling dilute  the alcohol on 45% volume and remove with activated carbon
the remaining  by-products.

The process is terminated pours into a bottle with 750 ml = 25 fl.oz. a
natural taste material = Essenz of 20 ml e.g. Whisky and fills up too   with alcohol.
Vibrate = shake 10 times and fill up to 4/4.
Do not forget to shake again 5 times. 

Importantly: The longer one the bottle stores darkly at 20 C = 68F the  better tastes the liquor!
According to experience can be called 4-6 weeks!

Saccharimeter

With the saccharimeter the sugars % in a liquid are measured only ..

The  most well-known types of Sacchartimetern are according to Brix % and Mas % at 20C =  68F.
In former times one also measured after Gew.% =  % by weight, Plato or also after  Balling .



For more information see measuring
 

Drinking Culture
 

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