Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
5lbtest, Short fuse 8_5, flymt, ken1, bbrandog
106356 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86921
hopalong 78792
Pilothawk 75571
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65725
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58859
Tritonman 57719
LoneStarSon® 53705
SkeeterRonnie 53102
facebook
Forum Stats
106356 Members
61 Forums
861925 Topics
12250650 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12254731 - 05/20/17 01:37 PM Chum headache!... Too much yeast??
JRammit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/08/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Rhome, Tx
I just made my first batch of chum last Saturday.. Today (Saturday) it has been fermenting for one week... Out of pure curiosity, I took the lid off today.... I scooped some out to inspect, and of course give it a nose test

Well, after only a few minutes of handling it, I feel like [censored]!.. Mean headache and an uneasy stomach.... I was outside, so ventilation wasn't an issue.... And I don't necessarily have a weak stomach either, punch bait doesn't bother me at all, and this stuff doesn't smell much stronger

Ingredients (5 gallon bucket):
- cracked corn
- 1/2 lb sugar
- 6 small packets of yeast
- water

I have a feeling I used too much yeast... Am I right?.. And could that explain the headache??
_________________________
Live to fish, drive to live

Top
#12254733 - 05/20/17 01:39 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 6884
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
You've been gassed.
_________________________
Cast



Top
#12254791 - 05/20/17 02:46 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Littlefeather Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 313
Loc: Brownwood, Texas
You made alcohol! I see it advised to add yeast and sugar all the time. From my personal experience I would advise just milo, water, hot sunshine. I've done your method and it never ends up smelling like chum. This time of year chum should be ready in a week or so if you leave out sugar, yeast, beer, etc. Try and see for yourself.
_________________________
Never let truth stand in the way of a good fish story!

Top
#12254798 - 05/20/17 02:52 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
JRammit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/08/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Rhome, Tx
Hmm

I thought that was the point... To make "alcohol", per-say

So, grain can ferment on its own in water?
_________________________
Live to fish, drive to live

Top
#12254802 - 05/20/17 02:58 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Ronnieb7575 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 787
Loc: fort worth
I've never added sugar to mine and it ferments just fine. I've always used hen scratch or milo and just put it in a five gallon bucket keep it wet and keep it in the sun. Once ripe it will gag a maggot.

Top
#12254880 - 05/20/17 04:24 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
JRammit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/08/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Rhome, Tx
No yeast either?
_________________________
Live to fish, drive to live

Top
#12255225 - 05/20/17 10:00 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
taterpop Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 802
I have noticed when I add fresh milo or wheat to already fermented chum the new stuff seems to take longer to get ripe than starting with dry milo or wheat and water.

Top
#12255254 - 05/20/17 10:30 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1099
Loc: Cisco,tx
glad you weren't smoking when you opened the lid.

Top
#12255314 - 05/21/17 12:38 AM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Ronnieb7575 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 787
Loc: fort worth
I've done it both with and without yeast and couldn't tell a difference. You can also use range cubes as chum with out having to ferment it. Just make sure you get the cubes with 20% protein so it sinks. The range cubes seemed to attract more blue cats and the sour grain seemed to appeal more to the channel cats. At least from what I noticed.

Top
#12255367 - 05/21/17 06:25 AM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
ChuChu1 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3122
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
All you need to do is half a five gallon bucket of maze and water. All that other stuff is for fishermen, not catfish.
_________________________
It's the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of Needs.



Top
#12255389 - 05/21/17 07:04 AM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
BAIT956 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 393
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
I use either no yeast or 1 packet of yeast per 5 gallons. The yeast just speed up the process. It will ferment soon enough on its own with sun and warm temps. You don't need sugar, the natural sugar in the maize is enough.

Top
#12255478 - 05/21/17 08:26 AM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1613
Loc: Euless
Whole Wheat, Water and time. No yeast needed. The older the better. Only takes a few days when the weather is warm. Just set the bucket out where the sun shines on it. I use those 5 gal home depot buckets with the gasketed lid. 1/3 wheat and fill to 2/3 full with water and less than a week the bucket is plumb full.

Chum a hole with range cubes a few times a week and then go fish with the soured wheat chum.
Catfish train easy when you feed them.
_________________________
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!


Top
#12255495 - 05/21/17 08:42 AM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 6884
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Grain, water and yeast makes beer.
_________________________
Cast



Top
#12255893 - 05/21/17 02:40 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
Kat-man-do Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/16/01
Posts: 3813
Loc: Round Rock, Texas USA
I've got a 5 gallon bucket that's been going for almost 20 years. I'm afraid to open it laugh

Top
#12256153 - 05/21/17 07:04 PM Re: Chum headache!... Too much yeast?? [Re: JRammit]
JRammit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/08/14
Posts: 34
Loc: Rhome, Tx
Yea, I figured smoking was a bad idea since I'm technically making moonshine

So, question... If all you need is water, grain and heat... Could you make chum in a crock pot??.... Like, for the seasons that don't offer much sunshine??.... And would it be faster?
_________________________
Live to fish, drive to live

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide