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contact the TTB lab for laboratory distillation/ABV determination instructions at Compliance.Laboratory@ttb.gov. 2. FINAL SUGARS IN THE WASH. The same methods described at the beginning of the article; for the determination of sucrose, reducing sugars and dextran can be applied at this stage to determine their presence or absence.

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Distillers are in the business of producing alcohol: the more efficient they are at fermenting, the less time and money it will take for them to have a profitable product. Fermentation efficiency starts by knowing how much fermentable sugar one has and then by comparing the real outcome to the maximum potential yield. Any delta between actual vs. potential is then addressed by finding the sources of the deficiencies and correcting them one by one.

Luis Ayala is an international rum consultant and broker of specialty aged rums. He is founder of The Rum University, Rum Central and Got Rum? magazine. Visit www.gotrum.com or email luis@gotrum.com for more information

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Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.

Artisan Spirit: Summer 2018  

The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.