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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby Truckinbutch » Sun May 21, 2017 6:07 pm

This is great that we are seeing more collusion between members . 2or 3 folks get together and the info expands by mega digits . Big help for the hobby .
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby JellybeanCorncob » Sun May 21, 2017 6:48 pm

You know Truckingbutch I cut my teeth here at HD. But that's virtual. Having another human to to mull things over with in person is invaluable. Our hobby is talked about in a whisper with a wink and a understanding that we can't come out (so to speak) in public.
When I met with Big Bob, then Redwood Hillbilly I had no idea what to expect. We all took took a chance it has worked out well for me at least. It's nice to have a sounding board, a taste tester, and some new friends.
It's sad that we have to take a chance just to talk about something that we're so passionate about without a vetting process.
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby Truckinbutch » Sun May 21, 2017 7:10 pm

JellybeanCorncob wrote:You know Truckingbutch I cut my teeth here at HD. But that's virtual. Having another human to to mull things over with in person is invaluable. Our hobby is talked about in a whisper with a wink and a understanding that we can't come out (so to speak) in public.
When I met with Big Bob, then Redwood Hillbilly I had no idea what to expect. We all took took a chance it has worked out well for me at least. It's nice to have a sounding board, a taste tester, and some new friends.
It's sad that we have to take a chance just to talk about something that we're so passionate about without a vetting process.
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I hear ya :clap: The hobby grows as more of us get together and share . I seem to see more of that all over the country . A small group in Michigan , another in the Northeast , another in the Redneck regions .
We are one . We are each other ...........
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby Bigbob » Sun May 21, 2017 7:29 pm

Well boys it's been awhile, just got back from the mountains of wild California and ready to rock and roll!! JellyBean, we need to get together again and, I've met somebody else right near me who makes a decent drop! He is also interested in meeting with you and redwood. I should be hanging out more now, hope to see you soon!
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby JellybeanCorncob » Mon May 22, 2017 10:31 am

Hey BB: welcome home! Yes we should get together soon. So after trying some of your ginger mix I made my own and shared some with Redwood. He seems to like it. I may never have tried the ginger liqueur if I didn't try it first. That is is what you don't get online. I also wanted to say that Redwood is a wealth of information. He knows his stills and is a go to person with electric. I wish he had some aged spirits I could have tasted. :lol: I did have some of his young heart's cut white dog that was so smooth it was dangerous.
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby okie » Tue May 23, 2017 7:18 am

JBCC, we have to compare notes on scotch. I'm AG American 2 row malted and peat smoked, aged over used American Oak and a finish in used French Oak.
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby JellybeanCorncob » Tue May 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Hey Okie: scotch style is something I really want to perfect. I'm no expert but I'm pleased with what I've made, and what I have on oak now. I have 3 barley whiskies that have been aging for 6 months. A 50/50 simpsons peated- golden promise malt, a cherrywood smoked, and a special B malt mix. Each one is distinctly different at this point but they are undeniably barley malt based. I'm trying to let these age for a year or more, but each time I taste it gets harder to resist bottling it. Around November it will be about a year and I'll have to make some decisions then.
I'm sure your interested in more than just an overview of what I have done.
Please feel free to pm me with any questions you have, but be forwarded: I may have more questions for you than you to me. :lol:
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby JellybeanCorncob » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 am

It's been a while but I just wanted to thank Redwood Hillbilly for his help yesterday and to give a review of the bottle the rye bourbon he gave me.
Redwood has given me lots of sound advice referring to distilling and hardware builds. Yesterday he put in a 4" hole and silver soldered a ferrule to the top of my thumper. Thanks Redwood. As for the bottle of Booze I sat down last night and poured me a shot with an ice cube. Never really liked young whiskey till now. He makes a smooth drop. The most pronounced flavor was corn with a slight rye kick in the afterburn. I still prefer the oak flavors in a aged bourbon but this is a good young whiskey. Redwood's going to have some very fine bourbon a year from now if he can keep his freeken pie hole out of it! Hahaha! :twisted:
Now I have to get started smoking grains and learning how to use my new thumper.
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Re: San Jose Bay Area Ca.

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:15 am

Thanks JBC, glad you liked the rye bourbon. It ain't bad for 5 weeks old (I think). If I can keep enough to age for a year, I think that it should be pretty good. Let me know how the mash tun / fermenter / thumper works out for you. That is my goto way of doing it, it makes working with AG so easy. No straining/pressing etc.

Also, thanks for the assistant chimney sweep help, the wood stove runs like it should now.
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