Actual Blue Agave / tequila recipe from scratch

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Actual Blue Agave / tequila recipe from scratch

Post by barrelcreator » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:57 pm

Don't ask how but I ot my hands on a 81 pound roasted agave plant!!!! It took hours to process down to shreaded fibers but when I was done I ended up unnin git through my wine press and got an even 4 1/4 gallons of juice at approx 38 brix!!! I cut it down to 26 brix with an additional 1 3/4 deminralized water. 6 gallons total. I added one bag of distillers yeast at 80 degrees and after 24 hours have an amazing fermentation going. I am hoping to get approx. 12 to 14 percent alcohol after fermenting.

I have to say the fibers taste and smell very very similar to yams or sweet potatos. The color and intensity of the juices flavor is unbelievable.

I plan on running it through my 3 foot 2" column, 3" condersor coil style offset head reflux still. I am going to remove the packing and insert a very small amount of copper scrubbing. One or two pulled apart prety good.

I have never detuned my reflux still and hope the approach I am going to do it the right way to detune a reflux still to mimic a pot still. If not or if anyone has suggestions, PLEASE send advise. In that respect, send any advise!!! I don't want to mess this one up. Thanks and I post progress.

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Post by barrelcreator » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:49 am

No body has any advise on tequila? Or how to perfectly de tune a reflux still to mimic a pot still? I posted this because I spent hours looking for actual tequila recipes (not agave nectar) and I figured if I couldnt find it, it probably didnt exist which meant someone else is probably interested in reading about it. ANYONE???

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Post by Tater » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:42 am

found 48 references when did a search on this site
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Post by punkin » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:10 am

I am interested in reading all things distilling. I just don't think anyone else has here has done what you are doing.

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Post by barrelcreator » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:25 am

tater, any of them explain the exact process with actual agave heart? I dont see any. With all due respect it sometimes feels like you have an autoreply telling everyone to read read read. General references yes but exact answers to my questions no.

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Post by barrelcreator » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:28 am

Punkin, Thanks for the reply. Thats why I wanted to document the process in the thread. So everyone can see its doable and the next person who wanted to try has some guidance. Thats what these threads are for right. Networking info . Helping the next guy if possible. Thanks for the support. Ill keep everyone updated.

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Post by Tater » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:37 am

barrelcreator wrote:tater, any of them explain the exact process with actual agave heart? I dont see any. With all due respect it sometimes feels like you have an autoreply telling everyone to read read read. General references yes but exact answers to my questions no.
Your right I do have that response for posters who seem to want to be spoon fed. http://www.itequila.org/glossary.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
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Post by barrelcreator » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:10 pm

Thanks for spoon feeding me................ These sites are for advise right??? For the record, I won't ask for advise before I read so no need to respond back to read because if I post a question I have already read................................ :roll:

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Post by Tater » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:58 pm

barrelcreator wrote:......... These sites are for advise right??? please:roll:
See rule #3 and we even said please Here is the official list of forum rules.
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