What is a wash? Nat June 18, 2021 09:06 Updated Follow A wash is a mix of water, sugar, yeast and nutrients. You ferment this to make an alcoholic base for distilling. See here for choosing the right sugar See here for choosing the right yeast (and nutrients) Related articles Why is my wash not clearing? What is fermentation in distilling? How to Video - Alembic Pot Still - Making the Wash and Preparing the Still Why isn't my airlock bubbling? Can I use Distiller's Yeast instead of Turbo Yeast to make a neutral spirit?