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by Antaean
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Internal Heating ELement for 15.5 Gal Keg
Replies: 14
Views: 5988

Re: Internal Heating ELement for 15.5 Gal Keg

On a 15.5 gallon Keg I have a 5000 watt element and it takes me approx. 45 minutes to heat Witch to me is no big deal what everyone seem to be having trouble with is the controller. I looked around every where . I a lot I found cost $300- $500. I did find one at still dragon But you have to put it ...
by Antaean
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Red Star Pasteur Champagne VS Distillers yeast (DADY)
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Red Star Pasteur Champagne VS Distillers yeast (DADY)

Thanks for the replies, I have 30 gallons ready to distill....looking forward to seeing how the flavor changed.
by Antaean
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119994

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Is there anything wrong with bringing your cooking water up to a boil before adding the rice? I see most people bring everything to a boil together. I do not have a false bottom brewing pot. I figured it would be easier to prevent scorching if I brought the water to a boil first and slowly stir in ...
by Antaean
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 119994

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

does anyone recommend a site to buy the Alpha Amylase and Gluco Amylase? I looked at midwestsupplies.com but they do not seem to have them both, unless I just did not look correctly
by Antaean
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Red Star Pasteur Champagne VS Distillers yeast (DADY)
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Red Star Pasteur Champagne VS Distillers yeast (DADY)

I have been using Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast since I started home distilling. I use one packet (.176 oz or 5 grams) to a 5 gallon batch. I have moved up to a larger fermenter now and looking into buying yeast in a larger quantity. I am looking at Distillers yeast (DADY).....my questions are, d...
by Antaean
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A use for foreshots
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: A use for foreshots

red dirt shiner wrote:Ant killer,charcoal lighter fluid,label remover,grease remover,solvent,gun part cleaner,so on and so fort.
ant killer??? that is cool, I was wondering Sunday if it would kill grass? Figured I would try it on the drive way and side walls. your left over wash after making a run, will kill grass.
by Antaean
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: List of woods suitable for aging
Replies: 112
Views: 28529

Re: List of woods suitable for aging

This may be a silly question, but what are some of the techniques you guys use to cut out the heart of the wood like oak? As if it was a branch that was 6-10" across. Assuming the heart of the wood is the dark center, and the lighter around it is the sap wood. Chop it into 6 inch sections and then ...
by Antaean
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: List of woods suitable for aging
Replies: 112
Views: 28529

Re: List of woods suitable for aging

This may be a silly question, but what are some of the techniques you guys use to cut out the heart of the wood like oak? As if it was a branch that was 6-10" across. Assuming the heart of the wood is the dark center, and the lighter around it is the sap wood.
by Antaean
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Worm/Condenser question
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Worm/Condenser question

So that gives me 3/8 I.D.
by Antaean
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Worm/Condenser question
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Worm/Condenser question

I did say 1/2 O.D. and it is O.D.
by Antaean
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Worm/Condenser question
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Worm/Condenser question

My question is on the size of the tubing, I am using 1/2" O.D. copper tubing now and wondering if I upgrade to 3/4" O.D. if that will condense more product. My worm now is 1/2" O.D. copper tubing and right at 14' long coiled in containment. My current cooking pot is only 4-5 gallons. I am getting it...
by Antaean
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: List of woods suitable for aging
Replies: 112
Views: 28529

Re: List of woods suitable for aging

Always did understand pecan to be the fruit of hickory, having been belted with a hickory stick don't remember thinking how soft it felt :lol: . I don't know how good it would taste but I certainly have heard talk of ppl using it, (BBQ comes to mind) unless you were intending to make a cask out of ...
by Antaean
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: List of woods suitable for aging
Replies: 112
Views: 28529

Re: List of woods suitable for aging

Thanks Alphacheese, I will redistill the product, and give up on the Pecan wood
by Antaean
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

Correct, you can see the color shift from the heartwood to sapwood. Cut out the heartwood. Cut it into strips. I use 1x1x5 inches size which seems about right to drop in 1 quart. Then cook it in your oven at 400 for 2 hours (that brings out the carmel, vanilla. After that, char it all sides with a ...
by Antaean
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

Thank you for the reply. I posted on another thread asking since I have oak cut as firewood, what steps do I need to take to cut out the desired area of the wood. I read it is the hearts, so that would be the center of the trunk/limb?
by Antaean
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: List of woods suitable for aging
Replies: 112
Views: 28529

Re: List of woods suitable for aging

I just tried spirits I had on pecan chips that was kiln dried. I nuked them 4 times and let them sit for two weeks. Taste tested them yesterday or day before and it was not good. I am trying to find out if it is not safe to drink or should I just add more clean spirits to the jars to so to speak wat...
by Antaean
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

Thank you for the reply, if I am not to use the kiln dried wood, is the product not good to drink? or can I dilute it with more spirits
by Antaean
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

I used a brand called western pecan bbq smoking chips. Since it says they are kiln dried I figured they did not need to be placef in an oven. But my product has an off taste. Any thoughts?
by Antaean
Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

I always toast them unless they're JD chips (already toasted). Don't taste right to me without it. 350degF for an hour is my starting point. Used to char in the broiler, but use a torch now- faster and less grief from the wife. Like FS said, up to the distiller. When you use the oven for an hour at...
by Antaean
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143889

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

The chips you can buy for smoking (cooking) in a bar-b-q pit. Do you toast them in the oven before putting them on a spirit or straight out of the bag them come in? I ask since I bought a bag of Pecan wood chips (which are labeled in a way that made me think they had been heated) filled a quart jar ...
by Antaean
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach Pie Shine
Replies: 18
Views: 4164

Re: Peach Pie Shine

Dnderhead wrote:lay slices on a grill and toast until nice and browned.
Thanks Dnderhead, I know that sounded a little silly but I figured it was done that way or use sugar also.
by Antaean
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My 100 year old still .
Replies: 15
Views: 3658

Re: My 100 year old still .

This looks awesome !!!!
by Antaean
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach Pie Shine
Replies: 18
Views: 4164

Re: Peach Pie Shine

Dnderhead wrote:try a few peach slices "caramelized"
Peach slices caramelized? please explain your process..
by Antaean
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach Pie Shine
Replies: 18
Views: 4164

Re: Peach Pie Shine

I make something that is in my opinion wonderful.. I take a quart of shine or something that is fair to decent and a pint of canned peaches. I mix them together juice and all. I let it set for a month or 2. Then I start sipping to see when it taste great. When I get to the bottom of it in my opinio...
by Antaean
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach Pie Shine
Replies: 18
Views: 4164

Re: Peach Pie Shine

I've made it a few times and everyone loves it ....I take a 1 qt mason jar and drop a peeled and sliced fresh peach in there, add a pich of ground cinnimon , and 1/4 cup sugar (brown if you have it) top with 80 proof white and leave it be for 3-6 months . When you cant wait any longer, remove the p...
by Antaean
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Roasted Pecans
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Roasted Pecans

did you only allow it to sit over night before removing the pecans? How did it taste?
by Antaean
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Coffe Infused...
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Coffe Infused...

I would put beans in the vodka and nuke the feck out of it ... why wait..... FS EDIT: Just nuked a pint with 1oz of kona coffee... went dark instantly when it was nuked... smells like hot coffee... is pulling a vacuum now will post the bump in the nuke thread if it works out... after i get it filte...
by Antaean
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Coffe Infused...
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Coffe Infused...

I found this instruction on http://www.ineedcoffee.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow by Paul Rj Muller and wanted to share this. I will try this next week and follow up Coffee Infused Vodka by Paul Rj Muller There are a great many site out there which go into detail o...
by Antaean
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Question about sugar in Whiskey....
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Question about sugar in Whiskey....

Dnderhead wrote:you sure you dont mean caramel ? "burnt" sugar.
Dnderhead, it may be.....I was sure there was a big write up explaining the process companies like Jack Daniels uses. Maybe I am losing it :?
by Antaean
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Question about sugar in Whiskey....
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Question about sugar in Whiskey....

I was sure I had read somewhere on this forum about a recipe using brown sugar in a mixter that you can add to likker that had been aged on oak to add a sweet favor. It also talked about how some whiskey makers such as Jack Daniels uses sugar in the final product. I am asking if anyone knows where I...