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    Default sweet feed mash

    I,m very new to this In a 5 gallon bucket i put 4 inces of sweet feed filled 3/4 with hot water the added i 1/4 ounce pkg of yeast put my bubbler on it how long before it starts to bubble

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    Did you use this recipe? [url]http://homedistiller.org/grain/wash-grain2/moonshine[/url]

    You may have left out the sugar since you didn't say.

    Like BW said, if the water wasn't too hot that the yeast are killed, you should see some activity in under 2 hrs

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    I did not add any sugar . I thought the sweet feed had molasses so i did'nt need the sugar. I used hot tap water to dissolve the yeast Shoul I just scrap this batch and start over

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    Sweet feed does have molasses. But does it have malted grain? You need malted grain to convert the starch of the grains to sugars available for the yeast.

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    I wouldn't scrap it....just boil it, add sugar and malt and when it cools pitch more yeast

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    Boil it?
    Maybe I have the wrong recipe I have 4 inches of sweet feed in the bottom of a bucket then add hot water to fill add 1 pkg of yeast and ferment for 5-7 days. Now i'm told to add sugar which is no problem. Is this the most easy way to make a mash I have been told use just cracked corn but the sweet feed would give me a better tasting product. any help would GREATLY be appreciated
    Thank you

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    Boil it for sterilization, otherwise this batch is likely contaminated. Just so you don't have to scrap it

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    Yeah, without the addition of sugar I fear you will be sorely dissapointed.

    Just pour the liquid off the fermenter and bring it up to a good hot temp (hot enough to melt the sugar) and then when the sugar is melted - either let it cool (if you did'nt kill the yeast ) or just pour it back in. But you may need another addition of yeast????

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    I think thge first go around the water was too hot and i killed the yeast so i took out about 1/2 gal of liqued heated it up dissolved 5 gal of sugar I also removed 2 cups of liqued and dissolved 1 pkg of yeast. stirred it up then caped it back so now i'm going to un cap and stir for the day and recap this evening. I'm I suppose to keep the mash warm some how its kind of chilly not cold where I have it.

    Also Is there an easyier recipe or should I keep trying with this one?
    Thanks

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    when i lifted the lid to stir the mash is a bubbling but my makeshift air lock is not Possible I do not have a good enough seal somewhere?

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