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  1. Sep 10, 2019 #1

    Grumpysmurf

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    Hi all iam a total novice and just starting out in home brewing.
    I have just made a 25 litre batch of sugar wash using 6 kilos of sugar and alcotec 48 turbo yeast if I remember the starting gravity was 1.090? It fermented to 990.
    I never used finings charcoal ect and just bottled it so I could use sodastream flavors and carbonate to make alcohol pops .
    Iam worried however after reading that I have just made toxic methanol. Should I bin it I have no idea please help .
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019 #2

    LED_ZEP

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    You have just made a sugar "wine", ethanol, at around 12.7% abv. From experience I can confirm that having used alcotec 48 turbo it may taste like it's toxic but it isn't, just has a nasty bouquet.

    I'd follow one of the WOW recipes on here with a wine yeast and you would get nicer results.

    Try this it's simple:
    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/raspberry-lowicz-12.82927/
     
  3. Sep 14, 2019 #3

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    Thanks for the reply Led_zep it has put my mind at ease I'll let it clear then see lol .
    I just set a summer fruits cider of with start gravity 1.60 .
    I used 4.5 ltr apple juice
    40 raspberry and strawberry teabags (brewd in a jug juice extracted bags binned)
    150 g sugar
    Youngs wine yeast super compound
    Youngs yeast nutrient.
    Smells amazing and lush colour cant wait for it to finish.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2019 #4

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    That's a better route to go.

    One of my fav wines is made using Tesco imperfect berries, again low cost and easy to make.
     

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