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by Taxy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Glass syringe: easy tasting directly from the still
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Glass syringe: easy tasting directly from the still

I'm still learning how to make cuts by taste. I tried several ways of tasting while distilling but the easiest one I found was capturing a small amount of distillate in a glass, pull out 2ml distillate with a syringe, put in a tablespoon and add 3ml of water (my reflux produces around 90 ABV). This ...
by Taxy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 955
Views: 142093

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

I should have clarified my question in more detail: in Odin's 'pure whisky' method, he distills a first batch of whisky with a reflux still, uses the hearts for a white dog (or recycling as neutral) but keeps the heads and tails and adds them to a second batch 'pure whisky' distillation. In the refl...
by Taxy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 955
Views: 142093

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

In the thread "Making pure whiskey" (recipe development) Odin talks about making whisky with a reflux (LM) column.

Would the same principles apply to his Easy Gin recipe?
by Taxy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Oat Whiskey
Replies: 67
Views: 9748

Re: Single Malt Oat Whiskey

I did the mash yesterday, so I was too late to read about TB's suggested experiment. Mash steps: - added 4,5 kg oat malt to 18l water of 66°C - 1 hour - heated mash to 85°C - added 1kg rolled oats and AA enzyme - 1 hour - cooled to 56°C, ph was 5.4 so ok for amyloglucanase enzyme - 1 hour - sparged ...
by Taxy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Oat Whiskey
Replies: 67
Views: 9748

Re: Single Malt Oat Whiskey

Many thanks for your swift input. @SS Wasn't planning to do an iodine check as I read that it doesn't work reliably with oats. Doesn't hurt to try, though. @TB Yes, I just milled 4,5kg of malted oats (Fawcett). So you think I would be better off with a single infusion mash? At 66C (151F)? Afterwards...
by Taxy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Oat Whiskey
Replies: 67
Views: 9748

Re: Single Malt Oat Whiskey

I just tried a 1.5kg rolled oat / 3kg sugar wash and it came out very tasty as a white dog of only 3 days old. I was afraid of getting a gooey mess with the oats but after having converted them with alfa-amylase / gluco-amalyse enzymes the resulting wash was quite thin. For the conversion mash you d...
by Taxy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Barrel Surface Area to Volume Ratio, Bourbon and Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

Re: Barrel Surface Area to Volume Ratio, Bourbon and Wine

DeepSouth, I am not a mathematician but I believe that, under the generally quoted hypothesis on barrel sizes and maturation time, that you would need to take the cube root from the V/v in your formula. The generally quoted hypothesis is that the maturation time is proportional to the volume per sur...
by Taxy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Birdwatcher's - butyric acid smell because of bicarb?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Birdwatcher's - butyric acid smell because of bicarb?

Thx SS and NZ for your knowledgeable input!

Being a newbie, it seems like I am worrying needlessly.
by Taxy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Birdwatcher's - butyric acid smell because of bicarb?
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Birdwatcher's - butyric acid smell because of bicarb?

Hi, I am only on my third and fourth wash. They are at day 10 and 8, respectively. According to my wife, they both smell like 'stomach acid'. I am trying to figure out why. These are the ingredients: BW3: 5kg plain sugar, 210 gr tomato paste, 84 grams fresh baker's yeast, pinch of epsom, 1/4 teaspoo...
by Taxy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Hello from Belgium

Thanks SL for Odin's Cornflake tip. It sounds like a good stepping stone to an AG.

It's gonna be real hard not to sample any of the sacrificial run distillate. Will need to follow it up quickly with a real first run.
by Taxy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Hello from Belgium

A newbie here in the distiller's trade. I have been reading this forum for the last two weeks and I already learned a ton about this new and exciting hobby. I started my first brews about ten days ago (three 25l birdwatcher's sugerwashes) and they are almost done. As I am a whisky lover, I will prob...