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Hi from Melbourne

Postby messanger » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:26 am

Hi guys i'm Tyson and i am fairly new to this. Bought myself a turbo 500 just to get started and looking to upgrade in the not too distant future once i have pumped out a few batches :).

I'm interested in making simple washes such as sugar, fruit and moving into various vodka washes too.

Looking forward to learning as much as i can on here.

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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Bushman » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:43 am

Welcome, seems like a lot of those Turbo 500 stills are sold in your neck of the woods, we have a lot of good sugar wash recipes in our Tried & True Recipe section. If your looking at a vodka I would suggest you try the Birdwatchers recipe. It makes a good non flavored neutral, it's what I use for my liqueurs.
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Still Life » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 am

I'll second the Birdwatcher's recipe (found here.)
Scale it down for your batch. Very nice neutral.
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby messanger » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:56 am

Awesome guys, will try it next batch, i have sure heard great things about this birdwatchers recipe. Thankyou much appreciated.
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby Saltbush Bill » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 am

G'day messanger Welcome aboard. Take most of what is said in the T500 manual with a grain of salt.
It will more than likely tell you that you don't need to make cuts. At least cuts were never mentioned in the owners manual that came with mine.
The two biggest improvements you can make to your booze is to learn to make good cuts and to get away from using turbo yeast....or turdbo as some call it.
Have a hunt around the forum and find "Kiwis guide to Cuts"
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Re: Hi from Melbourne

Postby thecroweater » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:00 am

G'day Tyson I'm near Ballarat. Those t500s are strickly a one trick pony, they make neutral spirit and nothing else. There is some advise floating around that you can run that still in pot mode and that advise is false. The still has synthetic parts and doing so will damage it normally the first time you try so you will need to look at making a pot still head before running fruit brandies. There are threads on here on how to swap out the synthetic parts should they cause you issues but its a pretty common still and a lot of folks never have problems with them. As SBB says the instructions are pretty useless and designed to facilitate the on selling of other often unnecessary products, piss the horrid turdo yeast off do read up on cuts and fractions forget about carbon filtering/flavouring and you will make a spirit to be proud of. There are a lot of great libations that can be made from a quality neutral.
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