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by rubberduck71
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Learning Grain Flavors
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Learning Grain Flavors

I didn't copy the HD link where I found this, but I ran across it a couple months ago. You might find it useful:

Commercial grain bill link

by rubberduck71
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 974
Views: 162303

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

cnk, many use Fleischmans with good success.

Odin hasn't been online here since August. Hopefully busy in a good way!

I just started up a ferment of Kashi cereal using parts of this recipe & Rad's All-Bran. It's more expensive, but hoping to pull over some of the 7 grain flavors!

Duck
by rubberduck71
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Aging techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Aging techniques

still_stirrin wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Justinthunder wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:22 pm
… you think I have created a monster …
Just don't use Abby for the brain. You know the one I'm talking about: Abby Normal

She ain't right in the head...
by rubberduck71
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4969
Views: 331481

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Started up 2x6 gal fermenters of an oat whiskey with that no mash/no boil Angel Yeast.

In each:
6 lbs rolled oats
1.5 lbs 6 row barley
2 lbs honey

Later tonight, should be putting some 7th gen Odin Rye Bread into the boiler... :clap:
by rubberduck71
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 539

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

Complete noob perspective here: isn't puking also caused by surface tension adhesion (from above mentioned residual sugars left in still charge) that can be mitigated by marbles and/or ceramic boil enhancers? Granted a 15 gal boiler is dang deep... so not sure if it's a viable option...
by rubberduck71
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 307
Views: 19944

Re: No Mash No sugar

IMG_20201115_092317_copy_600x800.jpg These are the fruits of my labour for my first 'sake' using this yeast and I am VERY impressed! DSmith, how long did your ferment run? I have 11 kg/25 lbs of rice in a 6 gallon fermenter going now for 2 weeks. Stirred a couple times since the rice bed was so thi...
by rubberduck71
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 120072

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Put it on new charred oak (old JD barrel, old char scraped off, toasted at 400F for an hour, alligator charred with propane torch after the wood had completely cooled, rinsed with water, two sticks each gallon jug 8 x 3/4 x 1/2 inch) last night. It already has a slight color this morning. Also save...
by rubberduck71
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airlock pulled water through
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Airlock pulled water through

Or spray some StarSan to fill them. Some people use cheap vodka too. Both keep the fruit flies from hovering around. They love the smell of ferments...
by rubberduck71
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 307
Views: 19944

Re: No Mash No sugar

IMG_20201115_092317_copy_600x800.jpg These are the fruits of my labour for my first 'sake' using this yeast and I am VERY impressed! DSmith, how long did your ferment run? I have 11 kg/25 lbs of rice in a 6 gallon fermenter going now for 2 weeks. Stirred a couple times since the rice bed was so thi...
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to get the Gin bite
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: How to get the Gin bite

I only have a small pot still, so haven't really ventured into gins until I get my next rig. I see my your "join" date, you've been around for over a year, so have you read Odin's gin recipe in Tried & True? I believe macerating in a neutral & then re-running it so it comes out clear will carry some...
by rubberduck71
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill copper mod alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 940

Re: Airstill copper mod alternative

that can be run as a pot or column. I dont know which still you are looking at......but be very wary of any still advertised as a "duel purpose pot/ column ." Having perused Mile Hi's site with keen interest for months, I'm guessing VitaMan is eyeing up the Mighty Mini: https://milehidistilling.com...
by rubberduck71
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill copper mod alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 940

Re: Airstill copper mod alternative

Great write-up Vita-Man! It conjured up some memories of when I started up: My first few distillations with some oxidized old wine I had in basement from my wine-making days was done w/o copper (basket hadn't arrived yet). It did not turn out as well as my others since done w/ copper. Interesting th...
by rubberduck71
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Curious about rye
Replies: 30
Views: 567

Re: Curious about rye

Or double the rye for a high rye bourbon: 5.5# flaked corn 3# malted rye 1.5# malted barley I love rye also, but Redemption make a very tasty high rye bourbon! Should be avail in a liquor store near you (in the U.S.). Thanks for this recipe Mr. Bombadil. Thanks for rescuing those hobbits from nasty...
by rubberduck71
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: TCB whiskey.
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: TCB whiskey.

I see Triticale as a blend of wheat & rye, which is right up my alley in taste profile.

Anyone find this in bulk in U.S.???
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4969
Views: 331481

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Running Gen 6 of Odin's rye bread, heating up water for Gen 7!!!

Also have a batch of rice with that special Angel yeast bubbling away in the background... :thumbup:
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill copper mod alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 940

Re: Airstill copper mod alternative

You can use it as a botanical basket also (actually that's its main intent...) if you re-distill a neutral.
by rubberduck71
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill copper mod alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 940

Re: Airstill copper mod alternative

I've been running with copper mesh in the basket since my second batch of washes back in late spring. I understand what you're asking, but that's 2 separate 3 hr batches to perform a test! I would say just start doing it. My copper is nice & shiny going in, comes out brown, so it's doing something g...
by rubberduck71
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 40
Views: 3347

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

On my spirit run as I type this!!! Very excited... :clap:
by rubberduck71
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: So bored I'm building stills I don't even need...
Replies: 24
Views: 1839

Re: So bored I'm building stills I don't even need...

I wish I lived closer! Would love to collaborate on a build (I'm a noob). Originally from Ontario, but live in the States now.
by rubberduck71
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 307
Views: 19944

Re: No Mash No sugar

OK, finally took the plunge on this stuff: Heated up 5 gal of water to 120F Added teaspoon of citric acid to lower pH 3 teaspoons of gypsum Couldn't find any epsom salt, so skipped it Added 11 kg/25 lbs Kokuho Rose (sushi rice easily found at Costco) into the 6 gallon fermenter 30g (~5 teaspoons) of...
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 68
Views: 2842

Re: HD T-Shirts

Very cool!
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Brewzilla/Robobrew with DIY controller
Replies: 27
Views: 1064

Re: Brewzilla/Robobrew with DIY controller

Thanks Howie I removed the connector between the elements, brought in the new power lead and connected up the Live, Neutral, Ground to the 1K element, switch, ground connectors. Checked it all with a multimeter and had an electrician friend check it over. I did a test run last night and everything ...
by rubberduck71
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: My first whisky.(All grain)
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: My first whisky.(All grain)

Deplorable wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:11 pm
I'd fill the 5L and stick the remainder, using it to replace the angels share.
+1 to this. Be warned that evap in partially filled barrels can be alarmingly high!
by rubberduck71
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first still
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: My first still

I wish I'd discovered this hobby when I was in college (also making wine/cider).

Would have saved a TON of money...
by rubberduck71
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 307
Views: 19944

Re: No Mash No sugar

So since this stuff converts starch without the usual required boil, corn meal (vs cracked corn) would be a viable base for the corn component of a recipe, correct?
by rubberduck71
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first commission - Rum
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: My first commission - Rum

Great idea! I may have to do this also. My son turned 16 on Halloween, so in 5 years stuff will be nice & aged...
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Airstill

Would a temp controller work on a airstill? I have never used one but by looking at it I would suggest they have multiple functions operating off the one power source. If you were to limit it you would also be limiting the power to the other functions. Like cooling. Mine has separate sockets for th...
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Good bye James, no more vodka martinis for you
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Good bye James, no more vodka martinis for you

My favorite movie is "The Hunt for Red October"

The book was even better.
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Chicken feed mash?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Chicken feed mash?

BlackStrap wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Samyguy wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
All of my washes end up as Chicken Feed
My chickens love fermented grains. :)
It also makes for the best tasting eggs and happy chickens
They're not super-grumpy the next morning??? :lol:
by rubberduck71
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4969
Views: 331481

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Finishing up stripping run of Rad's All Bran... Onto the spirit run! :thumbup: