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by cluey
Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: RUM AND FRUIT FLIES
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: RUM AND FRUIT FLIES

Thanks Beelah sounds like a good idea, i will put together a couple this afternoon.
by cluey
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: RUM AND FRUIT FLIES
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

RUM AND FRUIT FLIES

I have been keeping three fermentors going, one with a neutral bran wash, one with a corn flake/flaked rye/oatmeal/brann flake wash, and one with a rum wash. Since the weather has gotten warmer the rum wash has fruit flies non stop. i use a capped bubbler half filled with water. i have tried everyth...
by cluey
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

Walking Wolf I use a recipe very similar to what u used. To get a more intense flavor I use a sour mash method. Save enough of the left over backset from each run to start a new wash. After 4 generations the flavor will be very distinct and well worth the effort. Another trick that adds flavor is to...
by cluey
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Candy Flavoring
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Candy Flavoring

Funny you should post this. Last time I posted about something "unnatural" i was almost run off the board. I had considered making a post on a quite succesful try i had with a candy called Hot Tamales. It is a cinnamon flavored candy found most often in Movie Theaters. My supermarket had large boxes...
by cluey
Fri May 21, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Run: All Bran Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: First Run: All Bran Questions

DoubleBarrel, I have run 12 washes of this basic recipe so far and intend to keep it as the basis of my neutral and whiskey wannabe runs for the foreseeable future. Rads basic recipe is great for making a neutral and if u run it through a reflux column you will get a nice neutral that has less heads...
by cluey
Wed May 12, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

This is in response to Rad's question about yields achieved. I made a spirit run of my fake whiskey wannabe based on this recipe yesterday (6.25 gallons of 40%), and a run of the original tried and true recipe for neutral today (5.5 gal of 43%). I had taken off a half cup of foreshots in each of my ...
by cluey
Wed May 12, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

Aquaneo the yeast u had links to are fine to use. In fact, the first link u had to regular fleschmanns dry yeast is the same that i use, except I can buy it in bulk at a Gordons Food Store (a distributor to commercial restruants, bakeries etc. that lets ordinary customers come in to buy also). I jus...
by cluey
Mon May 10, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: "Flash oil" reference
Replies: 65
Views: 18398

Re: "Flash oil" reference

Damn Good Stuff, I love it, thanks
by cluey
Mon May 10, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

DIYhooch, I have made about ten washes of this recipe with a few variations. After I did my first one i had the same thought as u about the boiling time. Now all I do is bring it to a boil then shut off the stove and prepare the rest of the wash, it usually takes me 15 minutes before I get to the po...
by cluey
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Jack Daniel's 100% Oak Barrel Smoke Chips
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Jack Daniel's 100% Oak Barrel Smoke Chips

Just got me a bag, twice the size of the oaking products in my brewstore at a third the price. No I would be money there is no harmful chemicals added to these barrels, after all they have to "breathe" and why would jack take the chance of some harmful chemical leaching through into their whiskey, t...
by cluey
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: "Flash oil" reference
Replies: 65
Views: 18398

Re: "Flash oil" reference

Thanks. Again. Your storytelling is great, I enjoy it very much.
by cluey
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: 64 proof beer headed to the US
Replies: 6
Views: 987

64 proof beer headed to the US

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100411/us_time/08599197870500" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Super-High Alcohol Beer Heads to the U.S. Thanks to a war between European brewing companies, it's never been easier to catch a healthy beer buzz. Or get yourself totally sloshe...
by cluey
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

I forgot to add that I have added one cup of oatmeal to my canadian wannabe and seems to mellow out the rye nicely.
by cluey
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

An update on what i have learned about this recipe after running 4 generations of my canadian wannabe and 4 batches of standard recipe. Using 2 gallons backset for canadian wannabe. The taste gets more distictive with each generation. Taste - Without having aged much and tasting the wash and lowines...
by cluey
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: "Flash oil" reference
Replies: 65
Views: 18398

Re: "Flash oil" reference

Thank you for taking the time to give us the latest installment. I enjoyed it very much.
by cluey
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Drawbacks of a shorter column?
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Drawbacks of a shorter column?

Read more. Not long ago I was in the same position as you. Didnt have enough information to make a good decision. I too thought buying something on the market would be a better/easier choice. I had almost convinced myself to buy the same unit. People on here soon encouraged (browbeat?) me to make my...
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4289
Views: 722929

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Shiner your best bet if you have a question on how much yeast to pitch it to do a starter one or two days prior. Their are a number of ways to do it, but the easiest I have found is to take a 2 quart jar add one quart of of 90 f water. To this add a quarter to half t of DAP and a couple teaspoons of...
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

Ok, I have committed a sin. I have completed two of Rad's Original Recipe and came away so impressed that I am using it as the basis for some experiments. The first is adding extra adjuncts such as rye and corn flakes to make what i call a canadian wannabe. The second experiment I wanted to try is i...
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: "Flash oil" reference
Replies: 65
Views: 18398

Re: "Flash oil" reference

Thankyouthankyouthankyou!! That is a pure joy to read. It is a story that would enjoyed by the masses I am sure. Please please continue. Then go find someone in publishing to represent you. The world would be a better place to hear this story.
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: The Water of Life... (Part Two)
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: The Water of Life... (Part Two)

Thanks.....again
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: The Water of Life.... (Part One)
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: The Water of Life.... (Part One)

A Great Story and Lesson. Thank you for taking the time to share it.
by cluey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

Rewind. I too had a prob with the finishing temp because of all the extra heated products besides sugar you add. I solved this by refrigerating the water I was adding overnight and by freezing 4 half quart containers that I could get the ice out of ez by running warm water over the container. I add ...
by cluey
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

Thanks for the kinds words Larry.. oh yes i plan on continuing with this and using latest backset for each new wash.. In fact I love this recipe so much I am keeping Rad's Oringinal Recipe going to use as neutral washes, with no backset being used. In addition, I will keep a run of the hopeful Canad...
by cluey
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Column Length vs Purity vs Running Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Column Length vs Purity vs Running Time

I had been wondering why my purity level was in the high seventies and lo eighties on the first run of my pot still. It also seemed I was running much longer then what others were to get these results. I read a recent post where someone asked the same question and he was told he was running too slow...
by cluey
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1983
Views: 248833

Re: All Bran Recipe

I ran Rad's recipe twice and told myself "THIS IS THE ONE". it ferments like a mad banshee, I cant even put a bubbler on til the second day or the lid is blown off. Both of the orginal batches finished in 4 days and I cleared the wash In the fridge for two days. After reading the posts about adding ...
by cluey
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: first things first
Replies: 57
Views: 1342

Re: first things first

Go to main site under equiptment and then under still designs until u see this

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if u do this design use 2" pipe instead. Other good design ideas link on same page. Just click on Bokabob designs link.
by cluey
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Rum Runners, Moonshiners, and bootlegging
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

Rum Runners, Moonshiners, and bootlegging

Rum Runners, Moonshiners, and bootlegging special on History TV running from 5 to 7 pm est today.
by cluey
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Splenda
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: Splenda

I was just wondering if anyone used it as a sweetner to make a panty dropper, Not to use in a wash for distillation. Most of the recipes I have seen for a liquor panty droppers use 30 to 50 percent by volumn sugar. Lots of emty calories. In doing a serach using splenda there were no references to it...
by cluey
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MY TWO
Replies: 7
Views: 3082

Re: MY TWO

Finished making the new head. I have included a few pics of how it was done if anyone is interested. I began by drilling 4 holes about 3 inches down the one inch pipe and then putting the reducer on. http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2183/001aye.jpg I then pounded the reducer down until the holes w...
by cluey
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Splenda
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Splenda

Has anyone ever used splenda to make liquers with instead of sugar? I know many who would appreciate a lower calorie drink. The main problem would be the texture of the drink. I think splenda would result in a much thinner tasting drink then most are used to in liquors. Maybe there is something that...