What is everyone drinking?

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Bushman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Drinking single malt scotch store bought while traveling.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby DSM Loki » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Having a nip of honey bear bourbon
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Jimbo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:04 pm

cranky wrote:Apple brandy :ebiggrin:
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It's been aging in a well used barrel for about 6 months now and is just starting to come around.


Nice Cranks, how did you have cider to run in February? :moresarcasm:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby markieb » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:59 pm

apple pie moonshine (even made by moon light) lemoncello and 45% vodka god dayumn im loving this hobby my mrs would be finishing work soon so il be in for the high jump (little ones in bed im responsible for him) lol im still in a functioning state its fiiiiiine :lol:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:35 pm

omg
good luck
its better to think like a fool but keep your mouth shut,then to open ur mouth and have it confirmed
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby The Baker » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:47 pm

A mandarin liqueur I made in 2009.

It was a bit strong, better with an ice-cube.
With three ice-cubes, actually quite nice!

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby pounsfos » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:47 pm

an "apple pie" variant I made

1 big apple
400ml 80%abv
handful of raisins
cinnimin stick and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, leave 1 month.

made up to 1L at 30%

it goes down scarily easily...... need to keep an eye on intake.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Jimbo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:54 am

Last night was sipping a couple bourbons I wrote about in Tale of 2 Bourbons viewtopic.php?f=4&t=64655=60#p7449736

Both bourbons are out of the bbl's now and continuing to age in quart jars with a half stick of oak (1x1x2.5"). They are still getting better, darker, more caramel and vanilla from the small sticks. The new bbl one is mellowing out but still has that fresh wood oak hit, the other is just pure caramel. Both good but prefer the used wood, really caramelly vanilla sweet and smooth without that oak bite. Windy City prefers the old wood oak bourbon also, his comments are in that thread above.

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Bamaberry » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:59 pm

Bushman wrote:
ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:A black IPA.

Bushman wrote:... homemade Carmel cordial.


You know what I would like to see? A sub forum created, dedicated to all the cordials and liquors you can make from nuetrals. A place to find the grand marnier recipie, Kalua, fire piss, etc. A cordial section. Would be nice in one place.

I like the idea as I have made a lot of very good liqueurs and love my Grand Marnier Recipe.


OK I'm a NOOB!
But a suggestion would be to have separate section for Recipes only, moving the sections dealing with recipes there.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Tapeman » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:32 am

Some year old wheated bourbon and a batch of rum that's been oaking for two months, nice smooth with good molasses flavor
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby jon1163 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:57 pm

This is probably a sin to admit on this forum but Lucille IPA.... I did chase it with sips from a pint of blueberry pantie dropper made with home picked blueberries though
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Bigbob » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:31 pm

Had some honey shine I forgot about up on a shelf. Not as good as my first batch, but still pretty tasty!! :thumbup:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:47 pm

manhatten
matini with makers mark grain bill bourbon
yum yum!!!!!!
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Grog » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:38 pm

Some apple pie just made with the last sweet feed run
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:43 pm

A little bit of SCD's hand grenade honey bear bourbon.
It's damn good, better than my version I'm not too proud to say.
Pretty sure it's in his cuts, one jar more toward heads, one less toward tails.

Thanks for the inspiration, cheers!
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Jimbo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:21 pm

How old is it MC? Curious on the too much tails comment. I usually only feel that way if I drink it young. Age really mellows them tails. Touch more heads comment is interesting too. Agree that if your cuts are straight hearts you miss that fruit and bit of spank that comes over up front. Its a bit of a paradox that we preach cuts, but then add the qualifier that you cant be straight center hearts cut unless youre making a vodka. Nothin like keepin em cornfused eh :twisted:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:20 pm

Jimbo wrote:How old is it MC? Curious on the too much tails comment. I usually only feel that way if I drink it young. Age really mellows them tails. Touch more heads comment is interesting too. Agree that if your cuts are straight hearts you miss that fruit and bit of spank that comes over up front. Its a bit of a paradox that we preach cuts, but then add the qualifier that you cant be straight center hearts cut unless youre making a vodka. Nothin like keepin em cornfused eh :twisted:


I'll agree. For white, very tight cuts. For aging, put it away dirty and let the wood sort it out. There are good flavors in the heads and good flavors and ester precursors in the tails. It does take a while for them to develop 'tho.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:23 pm

Jimbo wrote:How old is it MC? Curious on the too much tails comment. I usually only feel that way if I drink it young. Age really mellows them tails. Touch more heads comment is interesting too. Agree that if your cuts are straight hearts you miss that fruit and bit of spank that comes over up front. Its a bit of a paradox that we preach cuts, but then add the qualifier that you cant be straight center hearts cut unless youre making a vodka. Nothin like keepin em cornfused eh :twisted:


It is about 8 months. Spent 6 months in a new Gibbs 5 gallon barrel, 1 month in a stainless keg to mellow, then a month on glass. I have definitly have been trying to recenter my target to add the right late heads, but not anything that will leave that lip burn. Just enough for some nuts on the whiskey.

MCH, I hope you find it well balanced, I have pushed myself to not be too conservative, but still calculated. Glad you are enjoying it :thumbup:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby PipeWelder316 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:39 pm

Having a few shots of a 45% Rum. This isn't a tried and true recipe and I didn't have any dunder to add to my wash. It is a clean sprite although. I used 10 lbs sugar, 2 quarts of molasses, 3 packs of bread yeast for a 8 gallon wash. I should have hydrated the yeast but I didn't and regretted it later, took about 3 weeks to ferment. I then ran through my 2" vm 2' tall @ 180 proof. collected and blended it all together and tempered it at 90 proof. I know it would have been better had I used previous 25% or so dunder and pot distilled it. With that being said it still turned out pretty smooth and without hangover symptoms other than a little dehydrated in the mornings. Not a bad drop in the end. Cheers!
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:47 pm

At the moment, a 5yr old homemade Ice Wine. Been drinking ujsm alot lately, as well as trying a few different commercial whiskeys.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:48 pm

PipeWelder316 wrote:Having a few shots of a 45% Rum. This isn't a tried and true recipe and I didn't have any dunder to add to my wash. It is a clean sprite although. I used 10 lbs sugar, 2 quarts of molasses, 3 packs of bread yeast for a 8 gallon wash. I should have hydrated the yeast but I didn't and regretted it later, took about 3 weeks to ferment. I then ran through my 2" vm 2' tall @ 180 proof. collected and blended it all together and tempered it at 90 proof. I know it would have been better had I used previous 25% or so dunder and pot distilled it. With that being said it still turned out pretty smooth and without hangover symptoms other than a little dehydrated in the mornings. Not a bad drop in the end. Cheers!

I swear it over twice... iF you can remember to drink a big glass of water right before bed as the last thing you drink before bed, you will not have that dehydration feeling. Problem is if I'm at the point that it would make me feel better, I'm too too lit to remember to drink it! :problem:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby PipeWelder316 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:59 pm

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:
PipeWelder316 wrote:Having a few shots of a 45% Rum. This isn't a tried and true recipe and I didn't have any dunder to add to my wash. It is a clean sprite although. I used 10 lbs sugar, 2 quarts of molasses, 3 packs of bread yeast for a 8 gallon wash. I should have hydrated the yeast but I didn't and regretted it later, took about 3 weeks to ferment. I then ran through my 2" vm 2' tall @ 180 proof. collected and blended it all together and tempered it at 90 proof. I know it would have been better had I used previous 25% or so dunder and pot distilled it. With that being said it still turned out pretty smooth and without hangover symptoms other than a little dehydrated in the mornings. Not a bad drop in the end. Cheers!

I swear it over twice... iF you can remember to drink a big glass of water right before bed as the last thing you drink before bed, you will not have that dehydration feeling. Problem is if I'm at the point that it would make me feel better, I'm too too lit to remember to drink it! :problem:

I'll receive that, I have read others saying just that, but I don't usually drink water before bed. I do however wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn and consume a healthy glass of milk.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby The Baker » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Just opened a 2009 apricot liqueur. Nice, with the flavour of the kernels I put in it.

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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby DSM Loki » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:49 pm

Having a bit of apple pie I made from some of my neutral. Not too shabby.
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Biker Mark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:17 am

Been doin' NC Hooch's Bourbon recipe in a BOP.
Got some aging on toasted oak for the holidays. Dam fine drink.

And I follow it up with Jimbo's Gumballhead method to get the use out of my spent grains and yeast bed.
Some may think its a sin to do this to an "All Grain", but I blended a little of the 2 for sippin'. Gotta give it :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby andyz » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:51 am

just a cup of black coffee right now
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Re: What is everyone drinking?

Postby Antler24 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:04 pm

Drinking a sample of the 2 gallon batch of christmas slush I made earlier this evening. Made with 2yr old ujsm, very good.
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