Moonshine mash dilemma

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Waywardson

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ok first time posting friends, i need sum info, i hope im posting in the right forum, bare with me, i built a still outta a 1/2 keg , 3 thump mason jars, 1/2 gal ones, n worm, im having alil trouble with mash i guess, i use 10 lbs cracked corn, i also grind in processor, 12 lbs of pure sugar, not store bawt stuff,5 packets of bread yeast, sat for 14 days n ran yestrday, i got 2 qrts of 130 pr n 2 jars of 120 proof n it died off to nothin but water, las time i ran this recipe i got 8 jars of likker, only thing difrent was the PURE sugar, are my quantites off, ingredients off, im stumped, i have about 12 gal of mash n get about 6-7 gal of liquid strained to run? Any help would b sppreciated, ive dun allotta research n had pretty good sucess, dunno wat hapnd this time! Holla!🤘
 
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For starters, the 10 pounds of cracked corn did exactly nothing to make more alcohol. You need to boil the corn first, cool it a bit and add powdered amylase.
 
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Sorry i did boil for about 1/2 hr, let it cool too 100 deg n added yeast, i did not add amylase, wat does that do? Thanx fellers!
 

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The amylase will actually convert the starch in the corn mash that you made to sugars, which the yeast can then convert to alcohol. Without any enzymes you just have a big pot of starch which the yeast cannot convert to alcohol.
 
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