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by butterpants
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Apple Brandy Recipe
Replies: 80
Views: 17088

Re: Apple Brandy Recipe

Terrific writeup.
by butterpants
Sat May 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale
Replies: 65
Views: 6755

Re: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale

DuckofDeath wrote:So it has been 9 months since I filled mine. The end result is fantastic :) I am going to let it ride and see how it progresses.

Good to know. I've got one that is dry as all hell but havn't used it yet (still). This fall I'll do a bourbon
by butterpants
Sat May 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region
Replies: 29
Views: 3427

Re: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region

Well I finally got around to doing this. 10x 10 gallon mashes using 25# Golden Promise per, no sparge and a bit of lactic acid ~1.060-5 OG. Fermentis USW-6 at 72F, overpitched. 10 hard strip runs yielding 2 gallons low wines each, 3 hours a run. 2x spirit runs through a 3" stainless tower pot still ...
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region
Replies: 29
Views: 3427

Re: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region

The Sauternes casks play a major part. I'm not sourcing a Sauternes cask. I have some quality used Bourbon wood. Got your hands on a bottle of Sauternes/or similar wine. Put the wine and some of your, used and dried Bourbon wood in a preserving jar and pressure cook it, in water/ not dry, for about...
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region
Replies: 29
Views: 3427

Re: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region

Probably less confusing to lead in with that then. I'm still awaiting more specifics :)
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region
Replies: 29
Views: 3427

Re: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region

SaltyStaves wrote:The Sauternes casks play a major part.
I'd imagine just dosing with some sweet wine will come into play. I'm not sourcing a Sauternes cask. I have some quality used Bourbon wood.

Thanks for reminding me of that.
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalization now
Replies: 52
Views: 5867

Re: Legalization now

Thanks Fiz
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalization now
Replies: 52
Views: 5867

Re: Legalization now

Story behind Pint?
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Still It! Page
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Still It! Page

TY
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region
Replies: 29
Views: 3427

Re: Single Malt Whisky Defined by Region

One of my winter projects will be trying to make something close to Glenmorange Nectar D'or. Before I start up a thread on this anyone care to point me in the right direction from the get go? For those who haven't had it.... well I'm sorry. It's amazing. Highlands, no smoke, no peat, golden color, l...
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Still It! Page
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Still It! Page

Monty671 wrote:Forgive me, but what is his name here?
I'd like to know as well
by butterpants
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Bourbon Barrel aged mead
Replies: 46
Views: 4604

Re: Bourbon Barrel aged mead

Not all honey is created equal. It's not like going to the feed store and snagging 50# of dent corn. Source and quality matter.

If you don't want to use 71B/D47 like everyone else because of the 14% tolerance, then go with one of the Wyeast or White Labs sweet mead strains. They top out lower.
by butterpants
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 27770

Re: Butter Rum

Diacetyl is interesting because not only is it a byproduct of fermentation by sacc yeast but also by contamination (for instance Pediococcus, some Lactobacillus and other microorganisms). Even more interesting is that its boiling point is very close to ethanol (190F vs 173F respectively) and it can ...
by butterpants
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 27770

Re: Butter Rum

Hey hpby, did you use Redstar, or Fleischmans? Nevermind - reviewing back pages, 'butterpants' used Redstar - my wash had high quality molasses and not blackstrap or feed, and the red wheat. I think it's the red wheat somehow. Or possibly not blackstrap? Anyone got this without using blackstrap or ...
by butterpants
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Mead
Replies: 151
Views: 14246

Re: Mead

I don't like to dry out the meads... I fermented my last batch (15 gallons) with 3.5 lbs honey per gallon. 3 lbs per gallon is more typical for sweet meads. I've been liking 71B for it. Needless to say, there's a lot of residual sweetness. Just gave it lots of time before bottling and all was good....
by butterpants
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726159

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

I'd save the feints up untill you've got enough to charge the boiler then run all feints. Should be extra flavorful. I've added feints back into spirit runs and always been dissapionted. I feel like I just pick up more heads n tails while never improving hearts cut volume. All feints run or toss the...
by butterpants
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale
Replies: 65
Views: 6755

Re: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale

zapata wrote:And 10% off site wide!
:crazy:
Should make them <$100 delivered for most!
Pretty amazing deal... too bad I don't need. another
by butterpants
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Mead
Replies: 151
Views: 14246

Re: Mead

jb-texshine wrote:Pasturing has worked well for me. Don't get hot enough to lose alcohol and it don't change the flavor but you only can use for a still mead.
There's no need to pasturize mead with proper fermentation technique.....and it can be detrimental.
by butterpants
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 50l - Upgrade from my 5 gal.
Replies: 85
Views: 4218

Re: 50l - Upgrade from my 5 gal.

I left my stickers on. Zero F's given
by butterpants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: We should talk more about blending our products.
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: We should talk more about blending our products.

You're right. The hard part is having blending stock!
by butterpants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Mead
Replies: 151
Views: 14246

Re: Mead

I've learned a valuable lesson the last week, DO NOT think you've gotten the yeast completely out!!! I now have 5+ gallons of traditional all over the damn floor of my barn, I guess the lids were on a bit too tight and 6 of the 10 one gal jugs have busted. I feel sick as hell thinking of the amount...
by butterpants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale
Replies: 65
Views: 6755

Re: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale

jonnys_spirit wrote:You could use cork. Drill the hole to the size you want or measure it. These guys have corks on amazon. http://www.widgetco.com/large-cork-stoppers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Cheers,
-jb
Yea I'm doing cork. It's a small hole.
by butterpants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: (Discussion) Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Safale US05 fruity esters?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Safale US05 fruity esters?

05 is pretty clean unless you get cold.... like into the low 60ies. 04 is much more fruity.
by butterpants
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1552
Views: 90209

Re: What is everyone drinking?

I really think that EH Taylor single barrel is one of the finest Bourbons I've ever had. Now the small batch is NOT on par at all, different beast.....and I get the Single BBL for 60$ USD, don't know the exchange rates off hand but I'm happy to pay it. That's interesting butterpants. I read alot of...
by butterpants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: The Biochemistry of Yeast: Yeast Respiration
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: The Biochemistry of Yeast: Yeast Respiration

O2 is insurance downstream for stronger cell walls and more vital cells, especially when you're repitching over muktiole generations (common practice for pro brewers). You can overpitch to compensate but at least in beer it can lead to perceptible flavor differences. I don't think it matters much in...
by butterpants
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale
Replies: 65
Views: 6755

Re: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale

HA, ok... much more descriptive
by butterpants
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Craigslist never ceases to be gross
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Craigslist never ceases to be gross

Pixx plz.... haha
by butterpants
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Suggestions for commercial rums?
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Suggestions for commercial rums?

It turned out well just cost like 2x as.much...nbd
by butterpants
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale
Replies: 65
Views: 6755

Re: New (sorta) balcones barrels for sale

zapata wrote:Measure the volume for us when you swell it?
That sounds perverted zap. Gonna be a while tho... I'm taking summer off hoochin
by butterpants
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Facebook Page
Replies: 43
Views: 6171

Re: Facebook Page

FB is festering turd of humanity