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by beerbaron
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 6950

Re: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast

I was told that a slow fermentation for beer makes a better beer. Don’t know for sure if that applies for a wash for making spirits, but I think it dose. Supposedly, a slow fermentation makes better alcohol.
by beerbaron
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 77935

Re: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.

And other option that I was looking at was getting a BBQ grilling plank. There made to cook food on. I could just get one of these, cut it up in small cubs and toast them in the oven for 3hr at 200 c. It would be a lot cheaper that getting the oak at the brew store. The only thing that concerns me i...
by beerbaron
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 77935

Re: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.

I just got my self and oak stick. The stick is arealy dark color so I’m assuming that it must be already toasted. Thanks for the info Barney. :D
by beerbaron
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 77935

Re: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.

:?:

My local home brew store sells oak sticks. I was just wondering if any body knows if the oak sticks would already be cook. Is there any way that you could tell if the oak was already cook?

Thanks
by beerbaron
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not
Replies: 148
Views: 125009

Re: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not

My favourite is Aussie Gold Rum from SS. I fin it delicious. Just mix with ice.
by beerbaron
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2087
Views: 498708

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi … I have a question on the birdwatchers recipe . I did one 23L batch of birdwatchers wash. The wash temp was around 26 to 27c during the fermentation. The initial sg was 1.090. I let it ferment for 10 day’s and now the sg is 1.002. Is the fermentation complete? According to the recipe my final sg...
by beerbaron
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 6950

Re: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast

Cool... Thanks every body.

I did a batch and it's already working.
by beerbaron
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 6950

Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast

I’m planning on making a birdwatchers wash. I plan on using Fleischmann's Yeast. I will be using 5 gallon “25 L” fermenter. I know that the starting temp of the wash is suppose to be 30c. My question is what should my ROOM temperature be? I know that when the fermentation starts, the temp of the was...
by beerbaron
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The next morning, I had no headache???
Replies: 29
Views: 1398

Re: The next morning, I had no headache???

Over all, where I’m form, the carbon is not that expensive. The Liquid carbon is about $4 per pack. That will do one 25L bucket fermenter. And the dry carbon will filter about 25L after distillation. That cost me about $1 per filtration. I can buy 1 big bag of carbon 500g for about $8. Total cost fo...
by beerbaron
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The next morning, I had no headache???
Replies: 29
Views: 1398

Re: The next morning, I had no headache???

Fist I would like to mention that when I was camping, I was drinking 750ml bottles. Second, the wife wasn’t there… lol Sudsy had mention Turbo Yeast, so I though that I would post what I used and how I did it. I use Turbo Yeast classic. Now I know that most distilling connoisseur don’t like Turbo ye...
by beerbaron
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The next morning, I had no headache???
Replies: 29
Views: 1398

The next morning, I had no headache???

I’m still new at distilling, just did one batch a few months ago. One thing that I noticed is that my spirits doesn’t give me a headache. I went camping a few weeks ago and did a test on my spirits. I had 1 “store bought bottle” of rum and 3 bottles of my own distilled rum. The first day I drank the...
by beerbaron
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: This is my first still
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: This is my first still

If you can get hold of a keg for around $40, and spend $100-$150 more for some copper, you can build a real still which will be far superior. OD ha ha...lol. I wish that a Keg was $40. Not in Canada. I cant even buy a 24 for that price. I checked with the Liquor stores and they told me that the bre...
by beerbaron
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: This is my first still
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: This is my first still

Thanks for all of your info I’ve been doing research every day on this forum. I only discovered this site a week a go. As for the still… Where I live, I only had 2 options for a still. The Turbo air Still = $260 and the other still = about $700. Not sure of the name of the $700 still. It dose 5 gal ...
by beerbaron
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: This is my first still
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: This is my first still

Hey BB Have just done a couple of runs with bakers yeast instead of turbo.... Chalk and Cheese Have used turbos in the past and will never ...... never go back to them. There are discussions on this site about the turbos being high in alcohol but having much clean up as well. To much time spent get...
by beerbaron
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: This is my first still
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

This is my first still

I just got my first still. I’v bin making beer for about 8 years. Since I have never done spirits before, I just got the small 4L turbo air still. If anybody has any experience with this still, I would love to hear from you. Any advice you can give me will be much appreciated. My first wash will be ...