What'd ya'll make today?

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Post by Durhommer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:49 am

4 liters of tasteless booze perfect for lemon drop or apple pie
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Post by Beerswimmer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:55 pm

Mixed up 2 batches of: 45lbs of evaporated cane juice with 30 gallons of water plus a bunch of boiled yeast and a couple teaspoons of epsom and Hornindal yeast.
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Post by dieselduo » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:15 pm

Ya gotta love that hornindal yeast for beer or spirits

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Post by Deplorable » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:42 pm

I just put the lid on a 32 gallon Brute with 25 gallons of KSSF. I suspect I'll be busy all weekend next weekend Boilin', and squeezin' the booze out of all that wash. Its hotter that hell here this week, so that Brute should stay right around 85F all week in my garage with no help or insulation.
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:04 pm

Then I got inspiredand made a couple pints of peach pie.
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Post by NZChris » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:13 am

Collected and filtered a couple of gallons of storm caught rain water and sterilized it to keep it nice for proofing and making ice cubes and balls for our drinks.

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Post by Deplorable » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:12 pm

Well the weekend has finally arrived. I'm shutting down my computer at work and going home to slave away in the shed. Ill start tonight by dropping a wort chiller into this 25 gallons of KSSF. Let it rest overnight to settle out, and get up early and run two strips, then get up Sunday and run the low wines and remaining squeezins from the fermenter.
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Post by Up in the Shed » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:13 am

Stripped 120 l of Teddys Fast Ferment Vodka.... gonna run it through my pot still today for a total of 5 distillations.....
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Post by Sailman » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:19 am

I'm doing a spirit run on 4 generations of sweet feed

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Post by Saltbush Bill » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:48 pm

Ran about 45L of 35ish % Shadys Sugar Shine low wines through the 3 inch Boka. Make cuts today and store it away for gin, apple pie and ouzo making.
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:02 pm

Stripped 20 gallons, got 5.2 gallons of low wines, 3 pints of feints from my first batch, and 2.5 gallons of the remaining wash to run in the morning.
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Post by seabass » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:07 pm

Almost made the second batch of peated single malt. After reconfiguring some things and adding some fittings, I ran out of tri clamps. Guess I'm rescheduling...

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Post by SaltyStaves » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 pm

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16kg of malted Barley in the 75L pot (35lb in 20 Gallon).
Managed to get the pot dry and the grains composted before the rain arrived.

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Post by Durhommer » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:53 am

Rootbeer shine apple pie shine creamsicle shine pumpkin pie shine and pineapple shine
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Bushman » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:14 am

With Blackberries now ripe making my version of Raspberry Chambord using Blackberries. Made this last year and my whole family loved it.

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Post by Tummydoc » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:28 am

Oh man Bushman, you jogged my memory. When i lived in Seattle, blackberries were wild everywhere along the Burke-Gillman trail and Mathews beach. But you better have body armor cuz those spines were SHARP! Are you freezing then macerating? I use an immersion blender on rasberries rather than freezing.

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Post by Beerswimmer » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:46 am

Checked the FG on my evaporated cane juice ferments, less than zero. Bought propane to strip tommorrow. Dropped a section of piping and broke off a TC fitting :(
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Post by Durhommer » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:01 pm

BlackBerry shine and peach shine also today stocking up the ladies drinks for the near future
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Beerswimmer » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:48 am

Stripping an evaporated cane juice wash.
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Post by seabass » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:41 pm

Finally getting around to the peated single malt.

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Post by tombombadil » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:48 am

Mashed batch 2 of high rye bourbon.
10# corn meal
7# rye malt
3# 6 row barley malt
8 gallons water
Og 1.088
T-58 yeast

I mashed the malts at 120 while I was cooking the corn to try to break down the beta glucans to avoid scorching and maybe get some extra spice flavor out of it.

I've really gotta get set up for bigger mashes/ferments...

Also started a sugarhead from the first batches spent grains.

I left the grains hanging for like 3 days before I got around to using it.

Smelled pretty unpleasant until day three.

Puky, then sweet and fruity. Pretty cool.

I was planning on tossing it but got busy and it started smelling sort of pleasant before I tossed it so I decided to make the sugarhead out if it.

I guess we'll see what happens. If it sucks im only out $5 worth of sugar.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by CoogeeBoy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 am

Bushman wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:14 am
With Blackberries now ripe making my version of Raspberry Chambord using Blackberries. Made this last year and my whole family loved it.
Share your recipe will you please?
I made a blueberry maceration the other day and struggled with final product, was a little too sweet for me, couldn't get that right balance.
They just didnt have the sharpness of Raspberries that worked a treat a little while ago.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:02 am

I made a BlackBerry simple syrup then added water and my booze
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Post by Bushman » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:03 pm

CoogeeBoy wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 am
Bushman wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:14 am
With Blackberries now ripe making my version of Raspberry Chambord using Blackberries. Made this last year and my whole family loved it.
Share your recipe will you please?
I made a blueberry maceration the other day and struggled with final product, was a little too sweet for me, couldn't get that right balance.
They just didnt have the sharpness of Raspberries that worked a treat a little while ago.
2 quart fresh blackberries or 1-1/2 pounds frozen blackberries, thawed1 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup honey
2 cups vodka (40-50%)
1-1/4th cup Brandy 40%
Finely grated zest of 1/2 Orange
1/4th vanilla bean split

Directions
Muddle the berries,simple syrup, and honey.
Stir in the vodka, Brandy, orange zest, and vanilla bean

Seal the jar and put in a cool dark cabinet until the liquid smells and tastes strongly of blackberries, about 7 days.

Strain the mixture with a mesh strainer into a clean jar or bottle. Do not push on the solids to extract more liquid.

Seal and store in a cool dark place. I refrigerate it. Use within 1 year.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by CoogeeBoy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:47 pm

Bushman wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:03 pm
CoogeeBoy wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:18 am
Bushman wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:14 am
With Blackberries now ripe making my version of Raspberry Chambord using Blackberries. Made this last year and my whole family loved it.
Share your recipe will you please?
2 quart fresh blackberries or 1-1/2 pounds frozen blackberries, thawed1 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup honey
2 cups vodka (40-50%)
1-1/4th cup Brandy 40%
Finely grated zest of 1/2 Orange
1/4th vanilla bean split

Directions
Muddle the berries,simple syrup, and honey.
Stir in the vodka, Brandy, orange zest, and vanilla bean

Seal the jar and put in a cool dark cabinet until the liquid smells and tastes strongly of blackberries, about 7 days.

Strain the mixture with a mesh strainer into a clean jar or bottle. Do not push on the solids to extract more liquid.

Seal and store in a cool dark place. I refrigerate it. Use within 1 year.
Thank you! Just a quick question, did you use your own brandy?
I've been eyeing off the 4l casks at Aldi with a view to trying to make my own brandy or even Grappa.

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Post by NZChris » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:03 pm

CoogeeBoy wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Thank you! Just a quick question, did you use your own brandy?
I've been eyeing off the 4l casks at Aldi with a view to trying to make my own brandy or even Grappa.
As long as the flavors are a match rather than a clash, pot stilled brandy and grappa and sugar washes made on the leftovers from making wine, brandy and grappa can be useful base spirits for a variety of drinks that you will often read should be made from highly rectified neutral spirits.

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Post by DSmith78 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:27 pm

Put 25l of red wine to brew for my first attempt at grappa.
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Post by Durhommer » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:09 pm

2 strips of wposw out of 4
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