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by Uncle Remus
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 26
Views: 14297

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Hey all. Haven't been here in a while. Sounds like this rice vodka been working out good for a lot people. Just did a spirit run on a couple of stripped batches the other week. What I did this time is put the final product through about a 3' carbon filter. A friend and myself tied into a jug of it l...
by Uncle Remus
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Hey all. Haven't been here in a while. Sounds like this rice vodka been working out good for a lot people. Just did a spirit run on a couple of stripped batches the other week. What I did this time is put the final product through about a 3' carbon filter. A friend and myself tied into a jug of it l...
by Uncle Remus
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: A gin experiment of sorts
Replies: 31
Views: 9173

Re: A gin experiment of sorts

Hey all it's been a while! I'm gonna upgrade this recipe a bit. I made a batch the other night with about 8 litres of 95% neutral spirit. Ingredients: 1/2 a cup of nice ripe purple juniper berries 4 tsp corriander seed 2 tsp anise seed the zest from 1 orange the zest from 1 lemon the zest from 1 lim...
by Uncle Remus
Thu May 21, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 26
Views: 14297

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Everything I ferment is in a controlled cabinet set at 20-22 C. If it is still fermenting then let it run it's coarse. I just told the story about what happened the first time. The last time I did it I got a stuck fermentation and have no idea why. I ran it anyway and got less yield but still a grea...
by Uncle Remus
Thu May 21, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Everything I ferment is in a controlled cabinet set at 20-22 C. If it is still fermenting then let it run it's coarse. I just told the story about what happened the first time. The last time I did it I got a stuck fermentation and have no idea why. I ran it anyway and got less yield but still a grea...
by Uncle Remus
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Made some Gin
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Made some Gin

This is what I use per gallon: 1 tablespoon fresh juniper berries (crushed) 1 tsp coriander seed 1/2 tsp anise a 1" piece of lemon rind a 1" piece of cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp ground cardamom I've never been able to find angelica or orris root so I've never used them. I also put 1 lime leaf in each bot...
by Uncle Remus
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A simple way to flavor whiskey
Replies: 13
Views: 11877

A simple way to flavor whiskey

My partner got this from some moonshining book he has. It's very simple just add a small handfull of darkly toasted malt barley to a gallon of white whiskey and let it sit for a while. It takes on a nice colour fairly quickly and after it sits a month or so it has quite a nice flavor. We know even w...
by Uncle Remus
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Expensive booze
Replies: 22
Views: 5600

Re: Expensive booze

About a year ago I heard on the radio, about a scotch tasting and offering that was happening in Calgary Alberta. I don't remember the name of the distillery, but what they had was 2 casks of 70 year old single malt. It was being offered for $25,000 per bottle.
by Uncle Remus
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Brown Sugar Wash?
Replies: 29
Views: 20096

Re: Brown Sugar Wash?

I've used Rogers Golden Sugar for rum several times, but I add a liter or so of molasses too to each batch. It makes for a good rum. I now use wheat germ as well in my rum as well as a half a cup or so of lemon juice, I get a much faster ferment with the wheat germ. Yes I guess I do invert the sugar...
by Uncle Remus
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting your own rye
Replies: 138
Views: 87249

Re: Malting your own rye

I never removed all the sprouts and the distillate had an earthy kinda grassy flavor, not unpleasant but not what I was after either. I still got a few lbs of that malt left, when I go to use it I will try to get rid of the sprouts... not really sure how I will go about it yet.
by Uncle Remus
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Triple distilling
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

Re: Triple distilling

A lot of the reason for the third distill is to further expose the distillate to the copper which removes oxidants from the whiskey. Don't make any cuts other than removing foreshot (everything that comes off before 172 F) during the first 2 distillations. On your 3rd distill make your heads and tai...
by Uncle Remus
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Bear Hunting
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: Bear Hunting

You want to get a black bear, book a hunt in BC. We get em coming into town looking for apples this time of year. I used to guide for black bears years ago, but personally have only shot one bear that was being a problem. There's lotsa bears here but nobody really hunts them much, mostly Americans. ...
by Uncle Remus
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Martyn this is where I buy my enzymes http://www.milehidistilling.com/additives_s/26.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow They are about $15 per pound. A pound of each will last a long time, make sure you keep it in the fridge.
by Uncle Remus
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Potato Vodka
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Re: Potato Vodka

Freezing potatoes also converts some of the starches to fermentable sugars.
by Uncle Remus
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

No never did. This was the first and to date the only rice vodka I made. Have not been distilling anything lately, been a busy summer/fall. Winter is coming soon, I'm definitely going to give the purist route a go. I will post a report when I do.
by Uncle Remus
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 26
Views: 14297

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I used cheap generic brand white long grain rice.
by Uncle Remus
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I used cheap generic brand white long grain rice.
by Uncle Remus
Thu May 15, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I'd use a pot still you want the flavor. A valved reflux would work okay too if you used little or no reflux. The hearts portion of my run came off 76-80 % AV.
by Uncle Remus
Thu May 15, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 26
Views: 14297

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I'd use a pot still you want the flavor. A valved reflux would work okay too if you used little or no reflux. The hearts portion of my run came off 76-80 % AV.
by Uncle Remus
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Refurbishing oak barrels?
Replies: 16
Views: 5888

Re: Refurbishing oak barrels?

From what I've read, most of the scotch distillers want used barrels to age their wares in. They like old rum barrels and sometimes old sherry barrels. Why don't you throw your whiskey in the barrels the way they are and see what happens?
by Uncle Remus
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: vodka lab analysis results : I'm pissed
Replies: 42
Views: 13021

I would bet if you took the same spirit you got tested and run it through a reflux or even a pot still for that matter and did a proper head and tails cut it would pass with flying colours. A couple years ago when Golden Pond was still with us, he showed me an analysis of his corn whiskey. It was do...
by Uncle Remus
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Barrel Mill Infusion Spirals
Replies: 41
Views: 7192

So Pinto if I was to try these what level of toast would you suggest. My instinct would be to go for the heavy toast..... Your thoughts??
by Uncle Remus
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Your thoughts on this recipe.
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

I wouldn't use boiling water. Boiling water might kill a lot of the enzymes in the malted corn. You should read about cooking mash. The best temperature for starch conversion is around 66.5°C.
by Uncle Remus
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Lincoln County Process
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

I figure JD is swill. I've never really understood why it is so popular? I suppose it's the marketing. Like Coronna beer is swill it tastes like my old tom cat sprayed it, but they got a lot of great commercials, so people buy it. I haven't drank a lot of American whiskies. Jim Beam is okay (not gre...
by Uncle Remus
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: FLOUR MASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 10605

Flour is too fine. I tried using a bag of rye flour in a mash once, it was too hard to try to filter out after, it ended up being a mess. I also tried barley chop once which isn't near as fine as flour and it to was too finely ground. I'm sure you can go to a feed store and buy yourself a sack of ro...
by Uncle Remus
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: useing wood
Replies: 19
Views: 6866

Boy this a an old post. R.I. P. Golden Pond....I wish you and I could of got together in real life, instead of just here.................had to get that out of the way. Anyways I'm gonna stray from the original post a bit. Fidell you mentioned devils club shoots? They grow all over here too in the a...
by Uncle Remus
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

NP. Glad it turned out for you. I believe this recipe is a keeper. I am gonna give it a go next time without any added sugar, just to see the difference (if there is any).
by Uncle Remus
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 26
Views: 14297

NP. Glad it turned out for you. I believe this recipe is a keeper. I am gonna give it a go next time without any added sugar, just to see the difference (if there is any).
by Uncle Remus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Good brown sugar recipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

I've been running a half brown sugar - half fancy molasses recipe while I'm learning to make the cuts. For yeast, I've tried turbo yeasts - had some packs I needed to use up, and I've also used baker's yeast/EC-1118 yeast combo. I think rum You shouldn't mist different strains of yeast. They don't ...
by Uncle Remus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119829

After I've put a wash to ferment (after stirring in the yeast) I never stir it again. Sounds like your almost ready. At this point, since you gave it a stir, let it settle again without disturbing it, and the siphon the wort off the grain into a carboy or another fermenter (no real need to filter it...