Ammonia smell in wash

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Ammonia smell in wash

Postby Spidermonkey » Tuesday Feb 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Hi Guys,

I have just mixed up a new wash: 6kg Sugar topped up to 25l, Turbo yeast and turbo carbon. As I was screwing down the lid I noticed a strong ammonia smell. Should I be worried? If so is there anything I can do?
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Re: Ammonia smell in wash

Postby RickyD » Thursday Apr 24, 2014 3:24 pm

ok first monkey don't believe what everyone tells u about turbos etc they are perfectly balanced ingredients all clean with the quickest time to ferment.
what u prob smelling is more likely sulphide usualy left over from cleaning with steriliser don't be concerned it will polish out as long as u carbon filter it when it distilled
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Re: Ammonia smell in wash

Postby Tipsy » Monday Apr 28, 2014 4:52 pm

RickyD wrote:with the quickest time to ferment.


And that's probably the problem with them right there.
Ask most people on here about how they ferment their beer and they will probably tell you cool and slow ( with a couple of exceptions )

If you like the turbos go for it, but for me they smell and the spirit needs carbon filtering to clean it up.
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Re: Ammonia smell in wash

Postby drsmurto » Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Agree with tipsy. If it needs post distillation cleaning it's not producing a high quality spirit.

Sulphide smells like rotten eggs. Sulphite is what I think you meant.
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