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rad14701 wrote:Throwthedauntlet, are you distilling in your oven...???
Throwthedauntlet wrote:Spent grains have some nutrients and a little sugar left. I've gotten good grain flavour in the past by fermenting on the grain with added sugar. Even if there were tons of hops in the wash, wouldn't that affect the flavour and not the smell? You could have several problems there
I'm not sure how much temperature variation is a problem. I have a meat thermometer reading the temperature of the simmering/boiling wash and it was locked at 85C for the hearts. Is it more complex than that though? I can probably run a double boiler setup with my brewpot.
rtalbigr wrote:Throw, I'd be interested in knowing how much of your top cropped yeast you are using in your mash. After you crop it are you cleaning it? Over pitching can result in bad tastes and smells.
rtalbigr wrote:Think ya'll are mssin the point here. Throwthedauntlet is using a pot still and not a reflux so temps aren't that critical unless he's runnnin his spirit run too hard. 85C/185F is a decent temp for a pot still, and even a little fluxuation won't hurt much except that his pot is too small to handle fluxuations.