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by Johnny Reb
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

Uncle Jessie, I must say hats off to ya for ya knowledge and experience and hope that lisence gets to ya with God's speed. "I will never do an all grain wash again without sugar" Johnny Reb That's an oxymoron, and yer misusin' terms. First of all a "wash" is sugar based. A "mash" is made from grains...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

mtnwalker2 wrote:An honest apology and mistake.

I try to learn from every mistake I make, and that teaches me more than every success. I remember it longer, and make better judgements later.

mtnwalker
Many Thanks :)

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: MAJOR PROBLEM????? (long question)
Replies: 28
Views: 4939

2 things come to my mind. PH and the yeast fermenting for 4 days. The yeast could be getting old and you might need longer then 4 days. You might be fermenting the 4 days and only getting a 5% alch where you might be needing to get around 12% for a good run. Your PH might be extremely low and need ...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

junkyard dawg wrote:
I will never do an all grain wash again.
:shock:

wtf?

don't say things you may regret....
LOL. I should have re-worded this to "I will never do an all grain wash again without sugar"

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

I am red faced on this one :oops: After confronting a friend who also owns a still and asking a few probing questions I got a true answer from him. I was helping him at the time to make this recipe which came from somewhere I found on the net. During the time he was cooking the wash I was sent off t...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: interesting "vodka"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

thanks for the comments. I am running a 2" purchased still with a liebig condenser. As I stated, the temp is pretty stable at 78-79 for most of the run and ran out at about 15-20 ml/min. I thought this was in the right range for my column but perhaps I am running it with too much heat. The column i...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

Tell me Johnny Reb how many time youve made this recipe? And how much end product did ya get? I made it 1 time and got just a little over 1 gallon Johnny Reb 10 lbs grain bill and got little over a gallon.Interesting malt ya showed looks like a malt thats been converted and wont convert anything el...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Need heating tip (I use coal)
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

manu de hanoi wrote:im on top of the rooftop ! lot of air there.

20kg can be used for 3 distill. How long a propane bottle would last ?
My propane is 17 pound bottle.

I get about 4 runs with mine doing a 13 gallon wash or 7 runs doing a 5 gallon wash

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

tater wrote:Tell me Johnny Reb how many time youve made this recipe? And how much end product did ya get?
I made it 1 time and got just a little over 1 gallon

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Fried dill pickles
Replies: 34
Views: 6833

Hear are a few recipies I used Deep-Fried Pickles Peanut oil 1 quart dill pickles 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups plain cornmeal 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more, if desired Place enough peanut oil in a 4 to 5-quart cast iron Dutch oven to come halfway up the side of the pot. Place over medium-high heat...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:49 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Need heating tip (I use coal)
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

Re: Need heating tip (I use coal)

Hi Dudes, I really want to save time on heating these 100liters. Anyone has tips on using a coal heater ? I m afraid using electricity would be too expensive and dont see myself bringing gas bottle to my rooftop. Thanks Are you doing this on your rooftop? if so that must be a pain bringing coal up ...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

my question was more about - which of the listed grains is malted? the 1 lb of malt listed does not have enough enzymes to do any conversion on the other grains. are the rye and barley malted? No and what grain is malted to get the 1 lb of malt? corn malt? wheat malt? rye malt? barley malt? ??? cho...
by Johnny Reb
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Need heating tip (I use coal)
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

new_moonshiner wrote:I agree with propane Lots of power when ya need it .. and its much cleaner and easier to control thank coal.. I remember the coal heat all too well ya was either to hot or to cold...
My back remembers livin a few years up in the northern states shovlin coal to a furnace

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Need heating tip (I use coal)
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

I cant help ya on the coal but can tell ya my propane tank weighs around 35 pounds when full (17 to 20 pounds of this weight is propane) I heat a 16 gallon stainless steel sanke beer keg boiler with a 2" pipe column thats 36" tall and 12 to 15 gallons of wash in about 30 to 45 minutes with propane. ...
by Johnny Reb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: interesting "vodka"
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

Make a few more sugar washes and collect enough 86% to do another full run and you should see a nice increase to around 91% to 93% (If my figures are correct)

I do hope your planning on cutting it down and not be drinking 170+ Proof

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: MAJOR PROBLEM????? (long question)
Replies: 28
Views: 4939

2 things come to my mind. PH and the yeast fermenting for 4 days. The yeast could be getting old and you might need longer then 4 days. You might be fermenting the 4 days and only getting a 5% alch where you might be needing to get around 12% for a good run. Your PH might be extremely low and need t...
by Johnny Reb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

if i use malted rye and malted barley do i still need the malt? can i cut the steep time if i use dextrin malt barley? what kind of specific gravity are you shooting for? do i need to check the ph of the mash before pitching the yeast? do you do an iodine test to confirm conversion? also, can i fer...
by Johnny Reb
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Whiskey Mash #2
Replies: 36
Views: 32148

Hey Johnny Reb, I have a bag of rye berries, and a bag of barley. It doesn't say whether 2 or 6 row, though i think its the latter. Does it make a diff. is one better than the other here? Some malt comeing soon and will give this a try. Do you run again with setback, or just go with the sweet? Stri...
by Johnny Reb
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aluminum pot?
Replies: 58
Views: 85967

Re: Aluminum pot?

I have an aluminum pressure cooker that I would like to use to make a still. Is there any problem with using aluminum? Alum tends to pit after a while. You can get away with using it for a bit but eventually you will end up getting a stainless steel so to be honest buy the SS now and use the Alum f...
by Johnny Reb
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Thanksgiving liqeuer
Replies: 11
Views: 3536

Re: Thanksgiving liqeuer

Last year I made a peppermint schnapps for the holidays, this year I want to do a Thanksgiving bottle. I tried to think about what would go well with the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Here's my idea. I want to make a gallon of 185 proof shine and add 13 fresh sliced vanilla beans, an unknown amou...
by Johnny Reb
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: distillers yeast
Replies: 15
Views: 3863

Re: distillers yeast

What happened Johnny Reb? Ya used to post in proper English, then it switched to a venacular that doesn't actually exist in usage. Now we get: The bestest thang I can learns ya My family is from the Deep South, Gulf Coast. No-one there talks like that. Are ya just postin' drunk and makin' it up as ...
by Johnny Reb
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Yeast Nutriants
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Yeast Nutriants

Hi I'm a new soul in the magical World of the Holly Spirit. My question is what can be used as nutriant for a good bakers yeast in corn, barley, oat ferment? :?: Thanks Ifin ya done read alots here yas been able to sees that alots of folk use em thems can of tomato paste. I likes to usa somes white...
by Johnny Reb
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: distillers yeast
Replies: 15
Views: 3863

Re: distillers yeast

How much to add for a apple brandy and what nuturents to add if any. allso how much to use for a 20 liter sugar wash what nuterents to add to it? Casin_boy The bestest thang I can learns ya is too go and find an apples wine recipe and it will tells ya what all ya needs and you follows thet ana make...
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 161608

ER70S-2 wrote:In the original post it doesn't say how much yeast to use. Does anyone have a recommendation for this recipe?
Thanks
ER70s-2
taters original recipe says "I like to use red star champagne yeast it is only 79 cents around here."

I used 1 packet Lavlin EC-1118...

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 64
Views: 21239

ER70S-2 wrote:In the original post it doesn't say how much yeast to use. Does anyone have a recommendation for this recipe?
Thanks
ER70s-2
taters original recipe says "I like to use red star champagne yeast it is only 79 cents around here."

I used 1 packet Lavlin EC-1118...

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Man v. Woman
Replies: 15
Views: 3090

punkin wrote:Why get off the lounge to adjust dials???? :roll:






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I was wondering where my remote got too :lol:

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Lemonaide
Replies: 9
Views: 3630

With this recipe do you use lemonade with NO preservatives? Correct. You can use a concentrate but make sure their is no preservitives like Potassium Sorbate in the ingrediants label I have made about 10 different batches of this and they all seemed to take about 3 days to start fermentation Johnny...
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 598
Views: 67102

bourbonbob wrote:
zimne_piwo wrote:M1 Garand in the original 30-06
Mossberg 500a
Glock 19 9mm
Ruger MkII
Cobra Industries Derringer
You're a one man army :lol:
Git r done

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Man v. Woman
Replies: 15
Views: 3090

Re: Man v. Woman

HookLine wrote:http://www.math.fsu.edu/~wright/lifeexplained.jpg

Shhh, don't let the missus see it, you'll never hear the end of it. :wink:
Thats the outside...... Someone forgot to take a pic of whats on the inside too :lol:

Johnny Reb
by Johnny Reb
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lurkers
Replies: 28
Views: 4964

Re: Lurkers

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