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HorseMarine
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Post by HorseMarine » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:32 am

I'm a 69 yo yankee transplant to the south and have run my initial test batch. My intention is to create small batches (2.5 gal copper onion) and essence flavor them. I want to avoid the sweet apple/peach pie recipes, favoring subtle flavorings. Trying to be safe and efficient. I'm a 'sponge' here. Mark P

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Re: Intro

Post by thecroweater » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49 am

With that still you won't need to flavour nothing, welcome, here
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Re: Intro

Post by fizzix » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 am

Howdy, HorseMarine.

Opinion:
Take it from a former essence user, the quality of the liquor you make yourself will only be compromised by essences.
They tend to give an over-the-top, phony flavor --like you're trying to fix a bad drink, rather than enhance a good one.
That's my experience.

Instead, I recommend our Tried & true Recipes. They're proven to work, and taste great. Start with sugar recipes to get your bearings,
and slowly graduate to grain recipes. (And note there isn't an essence to be found!)

I certainly hope this helps you, HorseMarine.
Good luck, and Welcome to Home Distiller!

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Re: Intro

Post by HorseMarine » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 pm

fizzix wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 am
Howdy, HorseMarine.

Opinion:
Take it from a former essence user, the quality of the liquor you make yourself will only be compromised by essences.
They tend to give an over-the-top, phony flavor --like you're trying to fix a bad drink, rather than enhance a good one.
That's my experience.

Instead, I recommend our Tried & true Recipes. They're proven to work, and taste great. Start with sugar recipes to get your bearings,
and slowly graduate to grain recipes. (And note there isn't an essence to be found!)

I certainly hope this helps you, HorseMarine.
Good luck, and Welcome to Home Distiller!
thecroweater wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49 am
With that still you won't need to flavour nothing, welcome, here
Thank you for the welcome and I hope this is the way you reply. Already learned a great deal!

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Re: Intro

Post by HorseMarine » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:26 pm

thecroweater wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:49 am
With that still you won't need to flavour nothing, welcome, here
Thank you.
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Re: Intro

Post by Truckinbutch » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:14 pm

Good advice given . Takin it is your option . Welcome .
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Re: Intro

Post by HorseMarine » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:24 pm

Missed the peaches...all GONE!!! 3 weeks ago I coulda had peaches AND venison!!! Thanks to all y'alls input!

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Re: Intro

Post by 8Ball » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:28 pm

HorseMarine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:32 am
I'm a 69 yo yankee transplant to the south and have run my initial test batch. My intention is to create small batches (2.5 gal copper onion) and essence flavor them. I want to avoid the sweet apple/peach pie recipes, favoring subtle flavorings. Trying to be safe and efficient. I'm a 'sponge' here. Mark P
A belated welcome to you, sir. But the correct term is ‘damn yankee.’ A yankee is someone who visits the south from up North - then goes back. A damn yankee comes down here and stays. So I was told when I married a North Florida girl. :)

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Re: Intro

Post by Tummydoc » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:59 pm

My only experience was with whiskey essences, and all 3 I tried were nothing like whiskey. A waste of a good neutral. My whiskeys now are grain, oak, and time. Neutrals become gin, limoncello, nocino, or a rare panty dropper.

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