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by Up in the Shed
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 87
Views: 34186

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Ive been using this recipe for a couple years now exclusively. I do it all on a pot still, but I Strip it and then run it mulitple times (3-4) diluted very low with clean water. It takes a little longer then a reflux would overall, but I end up with good yeilds and as neutral a product as I've ever ...
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1770

Re: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?

Where I live, a 60 ouncer of cheapest crap booze cost $65, no exception. So definitely enjoy making it for $5 a bottle. However, now I prefer homemade. Enjoy the flavour more and the quality.
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 87
Views: 34186

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Ive fermented TFFV a few times at higher ABV.... If its the first generation, I found it just takes proportionately longer.... Instead of 4 days, 6 days, etc. However, I would assume this is only accurate until the ABV gets up to the point where the yeast struggle. TFFV was designed to be low ABV an...
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Good off the shelf power controller
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Good off the shelf power controller

I recently did a build using Auber Instruments controls. It is also available as a prebuilt unit. I highly recommend Auber. I have been using their PID's for over 10 years in my smokers, without a single failure or replacement. Been using their power regulator PID combo for over a year doing All gra...
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the big smoke
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Hello from the big smoke

Welcome. Sounds like your experience may be valuable here
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Introduction

Welcome. Not many questions can't be answered here! Enjoy
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the North
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Hello from the North

Welcome. Lots of people from the North here!
by Up in the Shed
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

canning pickled Mash
by Up in the Shed
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller
Replies: 606
Views: 58789

Re: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller

If someone says.... Some one just puked in there.....and you innocently think....Theres a Still in there? You might be a distiller
by Up in the Shed
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

A Nun Arrives
by Up in the Shed
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

of Smatchy Gravy
by Up in the Shed
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

For a lifer
by Up in the Shed
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

up the ass
by Up in the Shed
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

when they're fake
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: 1ST DISTILLING IN PROGRESS
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: 1ST DISTILLING IN PROGRESS

Sounds like you have a lot of oils come over. I personally don't know how to clear cloudy distilate, other then to mix with a higher proof spirit, or to run it again. I do know that if you dilute it, you may end up with a lot more cloudiness as the proof goes down. Also, good Idea in taking lots of ...
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Having another go
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Having another go

Hey Welcome aboard. I too have a few years under my belt doing All Grain Brewing, but the transition to making Alcohol is very easy. And the good habits you learned with sanitization and fermentation will go a long way in making a good product.
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Glad to come aboard
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Glad to come aboard

I highly recommend trying Teddys Fast Ferment Vodka or Deathwish Wheat Germ... they are similar. I consistently can get it dry to 0.994 in a 4-5 days or less, cool it to clear, and you can be running it inside a week or slightly longer. Enjoy the hobby. I love Jess's videos too. Seems like he relies...
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

"I Just removed..."
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

"Right Here Dammit!"
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180484

Re: Three Word Story

after it flooded
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience
Replies: 31
Views: 2748

Re: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience

Just wanted to post a continuation to this experiment.... After the last batch of TFFV, I repitched 10 bags of sugar on the yeast cake, buffered a little, and let it ferment out. It took a little longer, and only dried out to 1.002, vs .992 from the first run, but ended up at 8.2% abv. Stripped 110l...
by Up in the Shed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column take off size
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Column take off size

Thanks for all your advise. I honestly am still mildly confused with all the options for reflux design. I built my 2" pot still, and have the ability to do a 2" CCVM... But would like to go larger. But I think constructing it myself may be outside my skill set. Here in Canada its not super easy to b...
by Up in the Shed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column take off size
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Column take off size

No Im not looking for maximum efficiency, but in another thread I was told that a 2" column would be pretty slow for a full boiler charge. Thanks for the advice. Seems the adapter will work. Worse case scenario.... at some point I change the 2" take off on the boiler to a larger one, and use an adap...
by Up in the Shed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column take off size
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Column take off size

Hello I have a 20 gallon boiler, 5500watt element, with a 2" TC fitting on top for the take off. I have used until now as a pot still and have great success. My question.... As I choose a reflux column.... am I limited by the 2" TC for size? Can I go larger.... perhaps a 3-4" column... Seems it woul...
by Up in the Shed
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4947
Views: 329643

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Stripped 120 l of Teddys Fast Ferment Vodka.... gonna run it through my pot still today for a total of 5 distillations.....
by Up in the Shed
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Chilliwack, BC
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Hi from Chilliwack, BC

Welcome to the forum! This place is the Best and has pretty much all the answers, in some form or another. Enjoy the first run!
by Up in the Shed
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: My New Raw Material To Produce Vodka
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: My New Raw Material To Produce Vodka

I just want to start by saying "Thats Awesome!!!" Your post is a real testament to what this hobby is. Making something good, from a common local material. Its unique, and you like it, and I would bet we would all like your finished Product. Thanks for sharing
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience
Replies: 31
Views: 2748

Re: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience

I do have a question for those who run a reflux column. Id like to know the time difference required, compared to a 2" reflux still... I understand its varies a great deal depending on design. Assume the 1st distillation is completed in the stripping runs. Lets assume we start with 60l of low wines ...
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience
Replies: 31
Views: 2748

Re: Pot Still Vodka- 5x distillation, positive experience

With this 5x distillation, ultimately, water is the best filter. By the time I get to the 4th and 5th distillation, the boiler charge that is left is basically clear and odourless. The first few runs, when you dump out the almost boiling spent kettle charge, it stinks, and burns your nose a lot. By ...
by Up in the Shed
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: All Grain, UJSSM combo
Replies: 1
Views: 182

All Grain, UJSSM combo

Hi Guys, Have searched, but haven't found what Im looking for. Ive made a lot of Rum and Vodka, and some 100% barley whiskey. Im an All Grain Beer brewer, and have a 20gallon Mashtun. For beer, it is super easy to mash, and vorloff, and ferment a clear beer off the grain. I want to do a large batch ...