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by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Effects of oxygen during/after straining post-fermentation-on-grain?
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Effects of oxygen during/after straining post-fermentation-on-grain?

It ain't gonna turn into vinegar that fast.

Now, if you left it setting for months...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

I typically run a 1.5 as well.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

I thought acidity was good for promoting esterification?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Fat chance of that happening. Lol
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

I kind gathered that I just need experiment and play around. That's all I do. And I get to drink the products! But part of the entire reason we are on a forum is to benefit from the experience of others. I was hoping to at least get a feel for what types of results other have seen from similar exper...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Fair enough... for the foreshot that makes perfect sense. But for the tails, that's not entirely accurate. The undesirable part of the tails doesnt come over last. The most undesirable part of the tails, or the part you wouldnt want in your low wines, are the fussel oils. They come over just after t...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

That tells me it's not a common practice.
But that doesnt tell me it a poor practice.

So I made a post and got accused of wanting to be spoon fed.

:wtf: :wtf: Lol. Fuq me right?! :wtf: :wtf:
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Honestly, the benefits of culling a larger heads cut and a portion of fussel oils from low wines seems to me about the same as utilizing hydro separation, as discussed here
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19169&hilit=Hydro+separation

Two different methods for a similar end result.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Try using the search function instead of holding out a spoon then dissing answers you don't like. ok you're saying that focusing on a healthy ferment and the controlling the nergy input of your strip and spirit runs renders cutting extra heads and fussel oils out of your low wines to be of no benef...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

You can reduce the amount of volatiles that generally are responsible for the "heads" and you can also reduce the number of fussel oils. What I am looking for is anyone who has done either of these with enough success to justify the effort. Most of us have. Past and present members here have been s...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Mars, did you happen to peruse the article I shared above? It's not as if I am making all this up. Apparentlynuts a common practice for distillers aiming to net certain styles and flavors. I surely did read the article, and it's not a bad article for someone who has not expanded or wants to expand ...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Ok, fine. If your really want to be so pedantic dont judge me for voicing my frustration. The term cuts, comes from cutting a portion out of a run. So anything that doesnt get in the "blend" is a cut. Cutting during the stripping run can mean the same thing. The portions getting cut dont progress to...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5776
Views: 161791

Re: Three Word Story

Butta funky monkey
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Just because you might make a low wines cut on a strip doesn’t mean you have to throw it away lol. What about cutting LW about 50/50 with feints and hearts (sure it’ll be smeared) so you then collect two different LW profiles for two different pot spirit runs? Cheers, Jonny I like that idea. Then y...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

I am listening, but a larger fores cut is by any deffinition a heads cut. So if there is reasoning behind how and where you increase the cut, that's the part I am trying to discuss here. Also, you cant control tails by how deep you run the strip. The reason is cause the late tails often contain the ...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Look up graphs of components that come over in a spirit run. Heads components start high and finish low, tails components start low and finish high, but the amounts in the original charge affects the levels through the entire run. You can have some control over them by how much of these components ...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Maybe just check out the article. Then you'll at least see where I am coming from. You dont even have to agree with the practice, I'm not even sure I do, havent really tried it yet. But at least you'll see I am not just making shit up. Although, theres not really anything wrong with that either, as ...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Btw, I am not looking to make anything specific. I am looking to better understand the overall concept so I may know when and if it could be of use with any of the various styles I like to make. Also looking for criticism or conformation of the practice from those who have studied it and/or tried it.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Depends what I'm making. Sugar wash ain't whiskey, ain't rum, ain't brandy, ain't fruit, etc. and within all of them I''ll run differently depending on the style I'm aiming for. What are you making? Then tell me about the ones in which you find making cuts during the stripping run to be beneficial....
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Btw, I am not suggesting that it's possible to cut all of the heads or the tails during a spirit run. So if that's what you think I am getting at, I think you may have misunderstood me. Sorry if I wasnt more clear.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Even in strip mode, whilst running as hard and fast as you can, it stands to reason that the early distillate contains a higher percentage of heads and the late distillate contains more tails. Just cause there is more smearing than is occurring during a spirit run, doesnt mean that the distillate do...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

From my reading, making cuts during the first distillation is common amongst scotch makers. I'm wondering if any bourbon, rum, and brandy distillers find the practice beneficial as well. This article is the one which has my curiosity peaked: https://www.bostonapothecary.com/from-free-fatty-acids-to-...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Depends what I'm making. Sugar wash ain't whiskey, ain't rum, ain't brandy, ain't fruit, etc. and within all of them I''ll run differently depending on the style I'm aiming for. What are you making? Then tell me about the ones in which you find making cuts during the stripping run to be beneficial....
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Stripping run cuts

Who all makes cuts during your stripping run on a pot still? I guess a better question would be why make cuts on a stripping run.. 2 reasons I can think of, -To decrease the amount of undesired volatiles smearing into the kept fraction of the spirit run. Or in other words, increase the hearts. -To ...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping run cuts
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Stripping run cuts

Who all makes cuts during your stripping run on a pot still?

What's your protocol?

What differences have you noticed in the end product?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New source of sweet feed gone bad
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: New source of sweet feed gone bad

I squeezed.

Type the brand name into the HD Google search bar.
Odds are if its sold publicly, someone on here has tried to make wihiskey with it. You'll likely find reports of how well it worked.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New source of sweet feed gone bad
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: New source of sweet feed gone bad

20191106_142100.jpg I cant speak with authority on the chemistry. But not long ago I used ^^this^^ sweet feed with pellets that made a great wash. I believe some pellets contain alfalfa grass, protein supplements, and possibly preservatives that are to be avoided. But some of them are just ground u...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Just when I thought I knew a thing or two about cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Just when I thought I knew a thing or two about cuts

I've taken to choosing my hearts by tasting blends, not jars. Some jars that are nasty on their own do have something positive to add to the whole and chucking them into the feints jar without trying them out in a sample blend can be a mistake. I've tried this to some degree. If I am completely hon...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Just when I thought I knew a thing or two about cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Just when I thought I knew a thing or two about cuts

I did something very similar with my first run of peaches. The last heads jar mixed with the first tails jar tasted more like peach than my carefully selected heart cut :D How are you deciding on your heart cut? Is it by tasting individual jars? Smell and burn. Heads smell sweet and burn the tongue...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Work in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Work in progress

I like it.

Just keep in mind, you'll have to run it steep enough so that the distillate doesnt pool in the crimps.