uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

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Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Postby MR-Farms » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:24 am

First run of the UJSSM i yielded the following cuts out of 7 gal mash and now i don't know what to do with them. (Newbie, 5th run total. 3 sugar wash and 1 corn prior to this run)
1. 4 oz of heads collected
2. 20 oz of 160-150 proof
3. 20 oz of 150-140 proof
4. 20 oz of 140-130 proof
5. 20 oz of 130-120 proof
6. 20 oz of 120-100 proof
7. 20 oz of 100-80 proof
Stopped collecting after proof went below 80.

2nd generation mash is currently bubbling away in the fermenter.

My question is, where to go from here with these cuts from the first gen.? Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Postby jb-texshine » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:02 am

No where.
Try saving them and adding to your next run and collect it in smaller jars. Half pint or pint will give you nicer choices for makin cuts.
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Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Postby sltm1 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:45 am

If you want to practice your cuts, I would suggest saving jars 3,4,and 5 as your hearts for future comparison, they certainly won't be as good as your next run and as jb-texshine suggests, collect in 1 pint jars max in the future. Using a 6 gal wash in the boiler, I discard 1/2 a pint as fores, collect the next 1.5 pints as heads and don't include anything below 120 in my hearts collection. The heads and tails go into the thumper for my next run (looking at your #'s, I assume you're using a thumper).
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Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Postby Canuckwoods » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:03 am

I distilled a batch a couple of weeks ago and filled a half gallon jug with 60%abv which I thought was the hearts along with 3 oak sticks that were toasted in the oven and then a light char was applied. I tried a diluted glass last night it was good but had a dusty flavor to it, like going into an old attic is the only thing I could think of, it smelt fine it was just the flavor. is it just too young or do I have another issue?
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