The smell of raw alcohol

Hi All

I have just distilled 3.5 litres of a wash made from turbo yeast48 and 6kgs of sugar. I allowed the wash 4 days to ferment ( it had stopped bubbling)

The liquid that came out of the still was crystal clear but does have a strange aroma about it (yeasty)

Does this sound like something has gone wrong or is this natural till a flavour or water is added?


  • HBO_StaffHBO_Staff Administrator Posts: 2,115
    The aroma of the finished alcohol that comes from the still can have a certain smell to it, there are couple of checks you could do which should help to establish if it is OK. If you have one it would be useful to take the reading of the alcohol using a spirit meter before any flavourings etc are added and this will establish it is fully fermented and as expected. It is essential to discard the first 20ml or so that comes from the still too as this should not be consumed, and the rest can then be watered down and flavoured
  • PartxPartx Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for your response, i made sure to tip away first 100ml. Will water down a try results .

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