methanol content from potatoes

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methanol content from potatoes

Postby billgates955 » Tue Sep 17, 2002 11:38 am

I know malasses produces very little methanol, and grapes produce alot but how much methanol does fermenting potatoes produce?
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Postby Freon12 » Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:51 pm

Are you distilling?
Bad bill, bad.

I don't know that I have seen a beer that includes potatoes. Mushroom yes, Potatoe, no.

As for methanol, it would be more of a function of yeast and fermentation tempreture than source of converted sugar unless you are in fact steam column distilling.

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