What'd ya'll make today?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by v-child » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:45 am

Bourbonstreet, good luck. After all my failed attempts make a good whiskey or bourbon, I now exclusively drink vodka.

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Post by Deplorable » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:09 pm

I'm working on a cooling water manifold at the moment.

I'll add a quick disconnect to the inlet, and then I can turn on the garden hose, and control the pc and the rc water from the same manifold. Or, only hook up the pc line and leave the rc valve closed.
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Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by DSmith78 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:32 pm

20kg fine cut corn, 3kg pale malt, packet of glucoamylase (because I had it!), topped up to 80l with a pouch of kveik hornindale.
There are three types of people in this world - those who can do maths and those who cannot.

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Post by Deplorable » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:56 pm

Also worked on my barrel stand. Just need to fill, sand and stain it.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:15 pm

2 gallon wineos wash spirit the wife loves her flavor drinks
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by BourbonStreet » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:59 am

v-child wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:45 am
Bourbonstreet, good luck. After all my failed attempts make a good whiskey or bourbon, I now exclusively drink vodka.
I put a small bit of every batch in the oak jar. Most of my liquor I drink white like a vodka. I tried all-grain once or twice, but stick with sugar head now.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by v-child » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:19 am

Out of curiosity, how does a sugar head taste oaked?

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Post by seabass » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:37 am

Looks like todays a beer day. Making a fresh hop IPA. I've got a giant cascade hop plant that wants to be a beer. I think it's been a year since I made beer. Been so focused on the whiskey side of things lately.

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Post by BourbonStreet » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:01 pm

v-child wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:19 am
Out of curiosity, how does a sugar head taste oaked?
Like dark rum, which makes sense. Some of my runs have brown sugar and/or molasses. The JD barrel chips give it a bit of whiskey flavor, but don’t overpower it.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:09 pm

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I covered a gable in shiplap
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by DSmith78 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:26 pm

Durhommer wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:09 pm
20200928_101925.jpgI covered a gable in shiplap
Show off 😉
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Saltbush Bill » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:54 am

Nice job looks good.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:45 am

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Setting the cedar logs was a chore
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Post by NZChris » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:38 am

Nice work Durhommer. :thumbup:

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:33 am

Thanks all
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by still_stirrin » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:47 am

Durhommer wrote:
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.... Setting the cedar logs was a chore
Especially when you’re “standing on your head”.... :ebiggrin:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 am

Lol my phone does funny picture stuff at times
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Windswept » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:24 am

I just thought he was in Australia.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:51 pm

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You have two ears and one mouth for a reason....

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Expat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:41 pm

That's disorienting lol
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by seabass » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:23 pm

A sloped floor drain? kind of steep.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:51 pm

Lol it keeps going upside down
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Expat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:09 pm

Durhommer wrote:
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Lol it keeps going upside down
So long as your scaffolding isn't doing that it's all good. :lol:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by DSmith78 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:05 am

Today I made vomit looking at Durhommers pictures.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:32 am

Did it make you nauseous cos the upside down
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by DSmith78 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:16 am

Well yes... The workmanship is amazing!
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:04 am

Thank you
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Grappa-Gringo » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:09 am

Just prior to heading to bed last night...thought... Christmas is coming.... and I've got a wee bit of my Candy Cane infused neutral left in a bottle from way back …. I threw in 5 more broken candy canes and topped it off with more neutral...This morning, the cane's were dissolved. Will sample after work today....
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Bryan1 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:03 pm

Over the last few weeks made up some barely malt and ended up with a tad over 3kg's so this morning milled the last of my cracked corn and got 4.25Kg's so got 20 litres of water to 95C and dumped in the corn, been mashing now for just over an hour and still on 85C. Gotta drop my daughter off to work soon and when I get back it will be interesting to see if my malt will clear the gloopy corn and do the conversion. This is my second attempt at corn where the first attempt was dismal failure as my attempt at external heating failed miserably.

Cheers Bryan

Edit: Left the corn for 3 hours and kept the temp between 80 and 90C so I thought it was ready to add the malt (insert head banging a brick wall) no change after I added all the malt so looks like my horses are getting a good feed in the morning

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by silverbean » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:34 pm

Bryan1 wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Left the corn for 3 hours and kept the temp between 80 and 90C so I thought it was ready to add the malt (insert head banging a brick wall) no change after I added all the malt so looks like my horses are getting a good feed in the morning
I thought 68C is the maximum temp for adding malted grain or the enzymes are denatured.

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