Fermenting your wash for home distillation of moonshine has taken yet another step forward. It is now possible to ferment near-Vodka quality (low alchohol) for home distillation (ideally with a reflux still) of hyper pure Vodka.
The new breakthrough in moonshine fermentation technology came when we managed to add activated carbon in liquid form to a fermenting wash. It is not as easy as it sounds - if you just go ahead and add carbon, you will very likely disturb the fermentation to a point where it will no longer work well, resulting in low alcohol of poor quality.
With our new recipe - based on years of researching new trace minerals in combination with exotic yeast strains - it is now possible to include activated carbon during fermentation and achieve a new degree of purity.
25 litres of 14% alcohol in 9 days
Mix hot and cold water to a liquid temperature of 30 C in a sterilized fermenter (capable of holding minimum 27 litres). Adjust volume to exactly 21 litres.
Add either 7 kgs of Brewing Sugar (Dextrose Mononydrate) or 6 kgs of normal white granulated sugar and mix well until liquid is completely clear.
Add contents of both sachets (yeast/nutrient and activated carbon) to the liquid. NOTE: shake the carbon sachet before opening to make sure there are no lumps, especially near the edges of the sachet.
Leave to ferment at room temperature (18 C - 24 C) for 7 days (until no more activity - can take 1-2 days extra if cool room temp).
NOTE: If ambient temperature is above 24 C your fermentation will stick prematurely.
NOTE: Always consider the risk of leaks, frothing etc when choosing where to place fermenter.
Add a good fining agent (Alcotec Turbo Klar or similar) and leave to clear for 2 days (the wash does not have to be completely clear for distilling) or longer if you plan to use it without distilling.
NOTE: It is important to use turbo clear, otherwise unwanted substances absorbed during fermentation will be released again during boiling.
Siphon off, and your wash is ready for distilling or other use.
Stacking: Fermenting Larger volumes (over 25 ltrs) Can be done, but only to a very limited extent. For stacking we recommend the