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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Deplorable » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:51 pm

Mash master wrote:
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I’ve been looking to do a sweet feed mash, I haven’t bought any yet, are there any undesirable ingredients that you need to stay clear off when buying the sweet feed?
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Its been discussed enough in this thread to make another subthread no less than two pages long.
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Sailman » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:21 am

1 gal of SFW on heavy char oak at 116 P.
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After 12 hr
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36 hr update
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Durhommer » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:33 am

Mine color up pretty fast too like that even tho none is sf I'm working in sugar right now for my wife I'd much rather be using barley and wheat
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Dutch41 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:32 pm

Sailman wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:21 am
1 gal of SFW on heavy char oak at 116 P.
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After 12 hr
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I noticed that mine started to color fairly quick as well, I had a new 1 or 2 liter (small) oak barrel that I took apart and charred the staves a bit and put #2 in a glass gallon jug, they're looking good...

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by desmo_2 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:34 pm

Deplorable wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Its been discussed enough in this thread to make another subthread no less than two pages long.
Yeah, the thread is 134 pages long. The All Bran recipe is even longer. After the first couple of pages, that's several hours of reading a lot of duplicate info to try and glean a few new tidbits of info.
This is the plight of being a newbie to an established forum. :esad:
Anyway...back to reading. I'm on page 47 of the All Bran...

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Deplorable » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:04 pm

desmo_2 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:34 pm
Deplorable wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Its been discussed enough in this thread to make another subthread no less than two pages long.
Yeah, the thread is 134 pages long. The All Bran recipe is even longer. After the first couple of pages, that's several hours of reading a lot of duplicate info to try and glean a few new tidbits of info.
This is the plight of being a newbie to an established forum. :esad:
Anyway...back to reading. I'm on page 47 of the All Bran...
Try the "Search this Topic" search function at the top of the thread.
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Sailman » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:09 am

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84 hr in on oak

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by stillanoob » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:31 am

Don't over oak it. You can't take that back.

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Durhommer » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:51 am

Won't time mellow it out if you over oak it
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Mash master » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:36 am

Kentucky shinner wrote:
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day 8 and the 30 gallon ferment has finished at FG.099 SG was 1.06.
Alcohol gravity

The basic formula used by most homebrewers is pretty simple: ABV = (OG - FG) * 131.25.

ABV = alcohol by volume, OG = original gravity, and FG = final gravity. So, using this formula with a beer having an OG of 1.055 and a FG of 1.015, your ABV would be 5.25%.

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by dec3223 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:22 am

I have tried to find someone with experience using this recipe and adding distillers malt instead of spiking it with cane sugar. Here is the sweet feed ingredients that I have on hand. My plan since I am new to this recipe is to brew up a 5 - 6 gallon batch and add 2 lbs. of distillers malt instead of the sugar. Any thoughts on this and guesses at what my OG could end up at? Sorry if the answer is in here but didn’t come across it in my browsing:

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by stillanoob » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:47 am

Duro, I was hoping a more experienced distiller would chime in on the over-oaking. But from my reading on this site less oak for longer is better and it is difficult to remove the flavor.

dec, there are a ton of brewers calculators out there that will tell you what your OG will be.

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

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Errant post.
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Deplorable » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 am

dec3223 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:22 am
I have tried to find someone with experience using this recipe and adding distillers malt instead of spiking it with cane sugar. Here is the sweet feed ingredients that I have on hand. My plan since I am new to this recipe is to brew up a 5 - 6 gallon batch and add 2 lbs. of distillers malt instead of the sugar. Any thoughts on this and guesses at what my OG could end up at? Sorry if the answer is in here but didn’t come across it in my browsing:

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Corene1 did a all grain version. I have her notes saved on my home computer to try it out for myself. I believe it was 50/20/30 and a qt of Molly for every 10 gal of water. Grains at 2.2#/gallon
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by rubberduck71 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:12 pm

Has anyone been able to find this in their local Tractor Supply recently? I'm in Eastern PA & it's nowhere to be found either @ the store or shipped to store.
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the other option is this, but it doesn't have the barley component:
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Deplorable » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:24 pm

Plenty to be had at my store. But its be a few days drive for you.
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Durhommer » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 am

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This is how mine look after a week
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by rubberduck71 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:00 pm

Durhommer wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 am
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This is how mine look after a week
Hey, no drinking & driving!!! :D
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Durhommer » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:52 pm

That's another hobby of mine...no not drinking and driving lol good one tho
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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Sailman » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:56 am

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More sweet feed pictures. The one on the left has been on heavy toasted Oak chips since 8/31 at 116 proof. The one on the right I put it on a Jack Daniel's Barrel Stave cleaned, medium toast and charred to a medium Plus at 120 proof 10/4. The one on the left has just started to get some Oak characteristics on the back end

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Re: sweetfeed whisky

Post by Sailman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:03 am

Well I must have done something correctly. I went to jeep club meeting / cookout yesterday and took some SFW and Peach. 9 pint's SFW and 3 of the Peach, I only came home with 1 SFW because this was my first and I couldn't let it go. Now the wait begins, the rest of the run has been put down for a long sleep.

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