Fruit / Berry Recipes

Refined and tested recipes for all manner of distilled spirits.

Moderator: Site Moderator

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby DCT » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:50 am

I tossed 500ml for shots...then my 1st 500 ml I thought was headsy is now smelling like acetone compared to the other jars, don't think I will drink it, should I save for a charge? Do fruits tend to have a lot of heads?
User avatar
DCT
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby DCT » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:41 pm

Ended up with 2.5 gallons drinkable likker...not as peachy as I thought it would be, but can taste a fruit note, now any suggestions to make it a better more peachy brandy?
User avatar
DCT
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby Tater » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:44 pm

how about trying search feature for your questions .read parent site .pretty much asking to be spoon fed it seems
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby LWTCS » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:47 pm

Did ya save any of yer wash/must/wine to blend back to?

Some peach fruit juice maybe?
Tater talks about a char'd peach at times............

Edit:
Sept now he told you to find it yerself.
Trample the injured and hurdle the dead.
User avatar
LWTCS
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 9921
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: North Palm Beach

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby DCT » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Got it
User avatar
DCT
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby DCT » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:52 pm

did my research, decided on char'd peaches, toasted cherry wood, btw smelled great and apple wood...the chard peaches were great, they turn to carmel & color my brandy instantly.
Attachments
run2.jpg
peach mash coming off pot still single run
run.jpg
chard peaches, cherry & apple wood
run1.jpg
peaches charing on grille
User avatar
DCT
Swill Maker
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Re:

Postby LWTCS » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:49 am

Tater wrote:When using sugar in recipe I usually do 1 run but on fruit only I usually double run or triple run it depends on proof .



Why so Tater?
Gonna be getting a five gallon carboy of mango wine this week some time. Guess it didn't turn out how the fella thought it should.....I was thankin a slow single run..
I think he uses sugar but I don't know what abv it finished at....I tried some from last years batch and it was pretty sweet......Reckon I'll use the thumper to damper back any puking/foaming.
Trample the injured and hurdle the dead.
User avatar
LWTCS
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 9921
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: North Palm Beach

Re: Re:

Postby Tater » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:20 pm

LWTCS wrote:
Tater wrote:When using sugar in recipe I usually do 1 run but on fruit only I usually double run or triple run it depends on proof .



Why so Tater?
Gonna be getting a five gallon carboy of mango wine this week some time. Guess it didn't turn out how the fella thought it should.....I was thankin a slow single run..
I think he uses sugar but I don't know what abv it finished at....I tried some from last years batch and it was pretty sweet......Reckon I'll use the thumper to damper back any puking/foaming.
Proof is where ya want to start at with sugar added . Just using fruit wash can be low abv.Will still hold sent in 2nd or 3rd runs if ya just rerun the wash or ya can save little wash to run with final run or use in thumper and will still have flavor of fruit in final product.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit Recipes

Postby SHINER26 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:06 pm

got a double batch goin of apple i started yesterday. cant wait to try it.
SHINER26
Novice
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:52 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Wormbiscuit » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:31 am

Just got some Ec-1118 today! I took a bushel of peaches out of the freezer. I was wondering...Could I run the peaches through a juicer instead of mashing them up with a paint stir? Or do I want to keep lots of pulp and skin for flavor? When the neighbor makes blackberry jam she juices her berries and runs it through 3 or 4 times until only seeds are left. Maybe its easier to just mash 'em in a bucket. Any thoughts?
User avatar
Wormbiscuit
Novice
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:58 am
Location: North Georgia Mountains

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby jdavenp3 » Sat May 26, 2012 1:47 pm

Tater, you said in one part that you used a pack of EC-1118, then in the pictures you mentioned that you ran a half oz of that and distiller's yeast.

I was wondering if I should stick with the one pack of EC-1118 or add 3 packages (I think that equates close to .5 oz)?
jdavenp3
Novice
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Sun May 27, 2012 7:04 pm

Ya can .I like ec1118 in cool weather but like distillers in hot weather.Mixing the two was something I tried when weather was hot days and cool nights. Ive had good results with mixing the two even though some say one will kill off the other.Ive used wild yeast and bakers yeast also in fruits.If your using a starter the yeast gonna multiply before being added to wash anyway. :clap: :clap:
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Wormbiscuit » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Hey Tater,

What kind of cuts did you make on this peach?
What did you do with the feints? run them with a neutral or what?
User avatar
Wormbiscuit
Novice
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:58 am
Location: North Georgia Mountains

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:36 am

In sugar added Heads I throw away /kill ants with . Tails I either toss in next batch or use in thumper.Cuts I taste feel watch bead till Im done with heads .Run till bead drops and taste drops in tails . for me that's usually in the 80s -up to 90 proof.If Im using pure fruit I strip run 50 gallons down to 12 or 14 and do same.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Vashine » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:45 pm

Hey guys I totally missed the part about using a gallon of pre started wash, The wash was cool when I poured the yeast in... will this effect the outcome, did I mess up my entire batch? =( How long until things start cooking on average with peach wash? :( Its been about 6 hours and still no movement I used 1/2oz of distillers and a pack of the EC should I add more of the distillers I read somewhere that they actually kill one another?
Vashine
Novice
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:41 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby rad14701 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:16 pm

Vashine wrote:Hey guys I totally missed the part about using a gallon of pre started wash, The wash was cool when I poured the yeast in... will this effect the outcome, did I mess up my entire batch? =( How long until things start cooking on average with peach wash? :( Its been about 6 hours and still no movement I used 1/2oz of distillers and a pack of the EC should I add more of the distillers I read somewhere that they actually kill one another?

Sit on your hands and wait... :think:
User avatar
rad14701
Master Distiller
 
Posts: 20873
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Location: New York, USA

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Vashine » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:02 am

Sit on your hands and wait... :think:


Well I waited, and I was rewarded haha, The following day I went outside to see how it was doing, apparently it doesn't ferment quite like rye does, in other words you cannot see it bubbling...did know that stuck my head down in there to get a good wif to see if it was doing anything, came out of there with a few less nose hairs! :D It working great, I just went outside and stirred it up and looks really good, how often should this be stirred once a day?
Vashine
Novice
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:41 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Prairiepiss » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:14 am

Vashine wrote:
Sit on your hands and wait... :think:


Well I waited, and I was rewarded haha, The following day I went outside to see how it was doing, apparently it doesn't ferment quite like rye does, in other words you cannot see it bubbling...did know that stuck my head down in there to get a good wif to see if it was doing anything, came out of there with a few less nose hairs! :D It working great, I just went outside and stirred it up and looks really good, how often should this be stirred once a day?


Sit on your hands and wait... :think:
There is your answer.
It'snotsocoldnow.

Advice For newbies by a newbie.
CM Still Mods
My Stuffs
Fu Man

Mr. Piss
That's Princess Piss to the haters.
User avatar
Prairiepiss
Master Distiller
 
Posts: 16354
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:42 am
Location: Heatland Prairie USA

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby jmesle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:51 pm

I never did a fruit wash but apples will be very plentiful here soon for me. I plan on following this recipe. The only thing I have really run is UJSSM . When that is done fermenting it's really clear. Apples or any other fruit for that matter will be a lot thicker as you already mentioned while fermenting. Will it clear off a little before you run it. I was also wondering, do you strain it again before it goes in the boiler. If so what did you use. I read that if you wash rocks and put a layer in the bottom of your boiler it will clean up better. Just lookin for a little guidance on this one. Like I said I have only run UJSSM.
jmesle
Novice
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:43 pm
Location: Earth....maybe

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby jsajarmy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:29 pm

I've tried this recipe twice and the first time I got about a gallon and a half and second time about a gallon and a quarter. followed the recipe each time can anyone help?
jsajarmy
Novice
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:11 pm
Location: Mississippi, USA

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Powerfull » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:31 am

Hey guys ive been running alot of wheat recipes ,gerber, etc. with AWESOME results, but i want to try a fruit shine.. I want to make a 5 gallon msh from what ive read its 20 lbs of fruit, 5 pounds of sugar 1 tbspon lemon juice and 21 grams of yeast?

Does anyone have a write up for this or an "improved or updated" recipe or is that the basic mash?

Thanks guys,
Powerfull
Novice
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:57 am

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:05 pm

jsajarmy wrote:I've tried this recipe twice and the first time I got about a gallon and a half and second time about a gallon and a quarter. followed the recipe each time can anyone help?
Might be able to help ya if you gave detailed explanation of what ya did preparing wash . The sg readings from beginning of ferment and at end . Also would need to include how ya distilled with what kind of still . Otherwise its like asking how long is a piece of string.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby wockman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:23 pm

Tater wrote:Tater's Fruit Recipe
From Homedistiller

Taters fruit recipe;Take 1 bushel[40 - 50 lb] of any fruit/ berry.Freeze them thaw and add 20 lbs sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 pack E 1118 and 1/2 oz distillers yeast: If apples or pears grind and or mash them. Peaches nectarines plums cherry's blueberry .I pour boiling water with dissolved sugar on it and lemon juice .I blend it with a drill powered thin set mortar mixer. Thats blades I had sharpened .Adding water as I blend till I have a 13 gallon total wash.That's a thin gravy or thick soup texture. I pour mine through a rat wire sieve I made to remove seeds and any fruit that wasn't blended.Stir hell outta wash to get air back in wash and take a gallon of cooled wash and add 1 pack of E1118 yeast and distillers yeast stirring in let set till morning and add back stir in well and cover and vapor lock. Remember to leave space in ferment for pulp to rise or you'll have a mess and stir pulp gently back in wash as needed. Will make 3 gallons of around 120 proof fruit likker. If doing a no sugar added wash add more fruit to get wash to texture and use this chart to figure fruit sugar content. http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-001-02s01ja.html
Retrieved from "http://wiki.homedistiller.org/Tater%27s_Fruit_Recipe"

I noticed you used the word "OR" in this phrase "apples or pears" could that also read "apples and/or pears" or is mixing fruits not advisable?
wockman
Novice
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:08 am

Was referring to texture of the fruit.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby wockman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 am

Tater wrote:Was referring to texture of the fruit.

I understand that but my question was can you mix fruits say do an apple and pear recipe?
wockman
Novice
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:28 am

Why would you think you couldn't? When it comes to washes your only controlled by your imagination and taste buds. :mrgreen:
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby wockman » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:34 am

Tater wrote:Why would you think you couldn't? When it comes to washes your only controlled by your imagination and taste buds. :mrgreen:

I figured you could but was just concerned there may have been some compatibility issues with certain combinations, you know the tartiness of pears not agreeing with the acidity of a citrus.
wockman
Novice
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:59 am

Had to reply to this one - living in the peach state and my mother in-law living a couple of miles from the southeast largest peach cannery I am anxious for this years peach crop to come in.

I have access to several food grade barrels (blue drums) pretty cheap and when the weather warms up I plan on starting a couple of these. Might do something smaller scale in the mean time but damn the price of fruit is expensive this time of year!
Forbidden in Heaven and Useless in Hell ....
User avatar
Ghost
Site Donor
Site Donor
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:02 am
Location: Athens, Ga.

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Little21 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:14 am

Tater what would you change for running strawberries instead of peaches?
Sláinte
User avatar
Little21
Novice
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:41 pm
Location: 9 mile road well it used to be that till the big man shut it down...

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:08 pm

Id do same as I stated in recipe for berry's only do the sugar content of strawberries I do a sugar added wash.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUMS RULES AND THESES Links: http://homedistiller.org and New Distiller Reading Lounge I use a pot still
User avatar
Tater
Admin
 
Posts: 8031
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:19 am
Location: occupied south

PreviousNext

Return to Tried and True Recipes



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Monty671 and 1 guest