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by FranklinNewhart
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Foaming issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 2657

Re: Foaming issues.

Well I am winning . . . sorta. Used a good squirt of defomer and about an ounce of cooking oil. As soon as the heat started to rise up the reflux column I turned the heat down and ran it slow. It ran good from 70% down to 40% but just under 40% it started to puke again. So tomorrow I will pull it ap...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Foaming issues.
Replies: 24
Views: 2657

Re: Foaming issues.

I just finished brewing a 200 gal Rum Wash. I used 8 litres of Blackstrap and the rest was white sugar. There is still carmel left at the end of the brew. Now when I try to run it it pukes before anything comes off. I have a 30 litre still with a three foot column and I normally run 20 liters in it....
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Craft Distilling
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Craft Distilling

There are big changes happening here in Saskatchewan for the Craft Distillers. Here is the story on it. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/sask ... -1.3760378" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by FranklinNewhart
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Finally got everything running right. Used the bottom valve and got most of the gunk out. Sieved it all and then racked it over night in a plastic garbage can. What is left in the fermenter is all clear now. As for the still, I do not use a thumper because of the design of my still. The Reflux colum...
by FranklinNewhart
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)
Replies: 110
Views: 13786

Re: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)

Had some of the stuff I made last night in a cup of tea. Earl Grey with I 1/2 ounces of 50% ABV Lemon. Wowzer. That will cure any cold or else make you forget you have one for awhile. I am thinking it will also go great in Ginger Ale as well as in Orange Juice. Might even use it to spike Lemonade th...
by FranklinNewhart
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Until I get the crud down below the top valve I am going to have to take it off the bottom one and sieve it. I already tried the air but it just reclogged. There is that much crud. After I sieve it, I will put it in carboys and rack it. I don't expect to get all the crud out by sieve. When I distil ...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Well the Bananas are done working and all the crap is in the bottom of my 800 litre fermenter. I pulled a one gallon sample and distilled that in my little test still. Lots of Banana flavour. But here is the problem. There are two drains on my fermenter. The low one for removing everything at the en...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)
Replies: 110
Views: 13786

Re: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)

Well I am back here after a long time waiting for three carboys of lemon wash to ferment. Man it took a long time. So to get all the flavour I could, I took the reflux off the still and ran it in pot mode. My still is in segments so I can do things like that. So now I have a bunch of alcohol that on...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Haze and it's causes and what it is
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Haze and it's causes and what it is

I did a bit more research on this and it is called the Ouzo effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouzo_effect" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow It is caused by the Fusil Oils that are in the tails. When they are joined with the High proof they become macerized with the wat...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Haze and it's causes and what it is
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Haze and it's causes and what it is

Most people get haze in the tails. I have not experienced that. I get haze in the fore-shots and I determined that it is Tert Amyl that occurs there. But now I have experienced another situation of haze. I had ten ounces of heads that was really smelling medical. I don't drink these heads but I use ...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Non fermenting wash
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: Non fermenting wash

Hi all I have a stuck ferment as in nothing.... I am trying to ferment McDonalds orange syrup this stuff is full of sugar/ glucose- fructose, sugar, water, citric acid, orange juice concentrate, flavour, sodium benzoate, colour ( sunset yellow FccF) My guess is a preservative is killing the yeast. ...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G'day from the great white north
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: G'day from the great white north

Great to have another Canuck on board. I used to hale from just north of Huntsville but I now live in South Scatch. The land where we grow the barley and malt it too. :moresarcasm:
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Whisky a very peculiar history
Replies: 82
Views: 20241

Re: Whisky a very peculiar history

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by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Specific Gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Specific Gravity

Pikey wrote:Were you running with solids in the wash ? Or just a little yeast like most of us do ?
no solids
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Specific Gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Specific Gravity

But why an SG that is greater than zero? The alcohol hygrometer rose in the parrot about an inch above the zero mark.
:thumbdown:
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: molasses vodka
Replies: 75
Views: 12774

Re: molasses vodka

Coug95man2 wrote:
Rastus wrote: After that filter it all and you have some Rum that slowly melts in your mouth. It's truly a shame to mix it with Coke.
Then try it with a mug of Java. Goes down good in cold weather sitting in front of the fire. Or just try it neat. Neat is always good.
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Specific Gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Specific Gravity

Was just doing a run and had a weird thing happen. I was near the end of my run and the SG was down near 20% and a sudden thing occurred. The SG went down critically from 20% to an inch below the zero mark. The stuff that was coming off was heavier than water. What could possibly be going on. I have...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

NZChris wrote:Bananas? Lid? Bubbler?
That was always a recipe for a comedy :D
They call me Mellow Yellow. Donovan
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)
Replies: 110
Views: 13786

Re: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)

Franklin this is not the Lemon thread. this is the Geist thread! It is a maceration and infusion processed spirit, if you please. So Lemon washes and Banana washes do not belong here. Will you please avoid hijacking threads? thank you. Just to note Geist and Lemoncello is made out of lemons. Start ...
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)
Replies: 110
Views: 13786

Re: The art of making a Geist (Lemon and Orange)

For those of you that might not be following the Banana thread that Banana Wash turned into 425 litres. But this is the Lemon Thread so don't worry about the Bananas right now.
by FranklinNewhart
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Well I pitched the yeast yesterday on the 400 litres of bananas but before I did I realized I had forgotten to put in the last bag of raisins and two more lemons. Puried those in the blender and boiled them up and added another 25 litres to the batch. So the total batch is now 425 litres. Checked th...
by FranklinNewhart
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

I suppose I could build a whole new still with continuous wort injection and double reflux columns with a reboiler at the bottom with distilled water overflow coming out at the bottom and product out at the top. Gee that would be just like the big one they use over at the Encanna oil refinery south ...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Three runs a day. 27 runs to do. 9 days work. A little more than a week and then there is the double distilling of the heads and tails to clean out the garbage and I figure it is going to be the better part of two weeks to get it all done. I think when this is out of the road I am going to go back t...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Well here is an update on todays work. Big changes in how much wash there is. First of all there was still more bananas in the second half than there was in the first. Went to set up two more fermenters and could not find the lids. Even worse one of them had the drain fitting removed and I couldn't ...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

...Still gotta add water at some point. Nope. I was able to ferment pure banana with no water or added sugars. I estimated an OG of around 1.050 and it really thinned out during fermentation. I am hoping for some thinning to. That slop is slimy. Read my next post where I tell you what I did about it.
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

well enough of the off topic on this thread. Getting back to brewing the Bananas. I just want to mention that in the recipe a bunch of that water is used two cups at a time in the blender with four bananas. Also I use a 60 litre Sanke Keg as a boiler. That is 13 1/2 US Gallons. I did the boil in two...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

WAA , WAA , WAA :cry: Drove 3 million miles OTR as an owner/operator . SOH and I agreed that we was just drivin from one breakdown to the next . The trick was to hang on to enough money during that trip to fix the next break . I like this hobby much more than being a professional tourist . I think ...
by FranklinNewhart
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

aceswired wrote:Psst ... if you roast them they liquify. No blending needed.... ;)
Still gotta add water at some point. I did hear about roasting them though. Just found it was quicker and easier to do them this way.
by FranklinNewhart
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Didn't say it wasn't fun. Just said it was a lot of hard work. I was brought up on the concept of, If you don't work then you don't eat. Well in this case Drink, and I am going to need a lot of that when I am the Dumb Arse Under the Vehicle at Zombie Motors. I Resurrect Dead Cars. Not a Ford Fan eit...
by FranklinNewhart
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help
Replies: 38
Views: 3161

Re: 75 pounds of free ripe bannanas need a little help

Truckinbutch wrote:Please keep us updated . This sounds like a fun project .
Fun? You say fun. It's bloody well a lot of hard work. My wife's Ford 4X4 has a broken front left CV Joint and I am hiding in my basement until the parts come.