# Question: Will Corn Syrup Ferment??

“There is no corn syrup or any of the other simple sugars left in the beer by the time it reaches the consumer!” The process of fermentation gets rid of all the corn syrup.

Yeast, used to add both alcohol and bubbles to beer, uses up the sugars in corn syrup during fermentation.

### How much moonshine will 5 gallons of mash make?

A 1 gallon run will yield 3-6 cups of alcohol. A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol.

### How much sugar do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

If you are making a 5 gallon sugar mash with 8 pounds of sugar- add the sugar and then you will add around 4.5 gallons of water to reach the 5 gallon mark.

## How much yeast do I need for 30 gallons of mash?

Create a simple yeast starter for 5 gallons of mash. Add 1/2 cup of 110 degree water to a sanitized jar. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the water and mix thoroughly. Add 2 packets of yeast (14 grams or 1 tablespoon if you are using bulk yeast).

### Can corn syrup freeze?

High fructose corn syrup has a lower freezing point, so “frozen” beverage concentrates have the added convenience of being pourable straight from the freezer and easier for consumers to thaw and mix with water.

### Does natural light have corn syrup?

The company uses corn syrup in some of its other products, including Busch Light and Natural Light.

### What temperature does moonshine distill at?

We get a lot of questions about distillation and temperature. If you’ve read anything about distilling you might have come across information stating that the boiling temperature of ethanol is 174 degrees Fahrenheit.

## Can you put too much yeast in moonshine mash?

There’s too much sugar for the yeast strain you’re using. So it’s easy to assume that more sugar = more alcohol. However, too much sugar in your mash can actually hinder your yeast’s ability to make alcohol, and most people want to get as high an alcohol content as possible when making moonshine.

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