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by birdwatcher
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi All, Happiness is 750 ml. of vodka, better than you can buy at the liquor store, for Cdn. $2.00. Just follow the recipe to the letter. JD. I would start future washes at SG 1.07. At SG 1.09 on some occasions I found the wash either did not quite finish or if it did, it took too long. In John Ston...
by birdwatcher
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Buy this book, it explains all. http://www.gin-vodka.com/making-gin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Build or have someone that you can trust build your stills. You're missing out on the one of the pleasures of this wonderful hobby. I have no idea of the workings of...
by birdwatcher
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Looks perfect. Epsom salts; I read it on this forum. Maybe just my imagination, but it seemed to stimulate activity at the beginning. We're talking 1/4 tsp. in an 80 liter wash in my case.

Have a good day.

G
by birdwatcher
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

You forgot the Epsom Salts.

Cheers

G
by birdwatcher
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi D,

E. salts seems to assist a quick start at the beginning.
Otherwise you are on the right track'

Enjoy,

G
by birdwatcher
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Guten tag,

Get yourself a hygrometer to check SG at start, during and at the end. This is important. A pinch of epsom salts just helps the process.

Good luck.

G
by birdwatcher
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

No problem Pal. Enjoy.

G
by birdwatcher
Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Clacker,

It looks pretty good to me. Keep it loosely covered.

Cheers,

G
by birdwatcher
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: is it possible to do a home made version of Grand Marnier?
Replies: 25
Views: 7391

Re: is it possible to do a home made version of Grand Marnie

Many thanks for this posting SC.

I will copy your recipe using the Seville oranges, when they are available in February.

I'll post my results.

Cheers,

G
by birdwatcher
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi,

Later posts by myself and others have suggested a better starting point is around SG 1.07 otherwise you are fine. I would consider your wash finished.

It does not have to be clear, nor do you add any clearing agents. Let it settle for a day and into your still.

Good luck and have a good day.

G
by birdwatcher
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Gavin, 1 cup equals 240 ml. My ethanol has never had a tomato smell, more a mild sugary odour. I agree with Marc, SG 1.09 is too high, my last wash wash was 1.07 at start, about a week to finish. I have never used charcoal to filter. I'll say it again; using Turbo yeasts is simply a waste of mone...
by birdwatcher
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

During our Winters, down to -35 C, cooling is not a problem. Cheers.

G
by birdwatcher
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Pineapple Liqueur. Sounds interesting.

Have you considered adding some spices, herbs etc.

Vanilla bean and or ginger comes to mind.

Keep us posted. I love making liqueurs. Working on a Grand Marnier substitute at the moment.

G
by birdwatcher
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I made a smoothie yesterday. Strawberries (10), banana (1), ice, about 12 oz. of mango juice. 2 oz. birdwatcher vodka. Into a blender.

Wicked.

Cheers.

G
by birdwatcher
Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks for your good wishes all.

I'm now an apartment dweller in Ottawa, but I will monitor this forum on a regular basis.

I'll say it once more. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Follow my recipe to the letter for perfect ethanol.

Take care.

G
by birdwatcher
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks, I'll be around. G
by birdwatcher
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 48555

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi All, I run an 80 liter wash once through a pot still. The design is illustrated in the following: http://www.gin-vodka.com/making-gin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow The resulting moonshine then goes into my fractioning still designed by Rudy on this site. I sta...
by birdwatcher
Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi All, I run an 80 liter wash once through a pot still. The design is illustrated in the following: http://www.gin-vodka.com/making-gin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow The resulting moonshine then goes into my fractioning still designed by Rudy on this site. I sta...
by birdwatcher
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Marc83,

Looks like you ar totally under control.

Enjoy.

G

Hi Fastill,

I've thought about it, but why bother. I can make a bottle of vodka better than you can buy at the liquor store for minus $2.00. with fresh ingredients.

Cheers,

G
by birdwatcher
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

How much sugar. Should be around 4-5 Kg. if less, make up.

Add 35 grams of bakers yeast. Fleischmanns is fine.

Difficult operating without hydrometer.

Cheers.

G
by birdwatcher
Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

How many liters is your wash?

What is the temperature of the wash?

What was the starting SG?

How much yeast is in the packets, in grams?

Cheers.

G
by birdwatcher
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Titus-a-fishus wrote:+1 with Samohon for the BW wash
Just finished a run with my pot still
6hrs and happily drinking some of the results at the moment.

Got another 25ltr wash to put through tomorrow.

Thanks again BW

TAF
Enjoy.

G
by birdwatcher
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Welcome to the club.

You might consider investing in this book.

http://www.gin-vodka.com/making-gin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Cheers.

G
by birdwatcher
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4705
Views: 296835

Re:

new_moonshiner wrote:Im at day 8 with a 52L sugar wash still chugging the airlock so I guess im still ok .. maybe by the week end .. :D
Should be nearly finished. What is the Specific Gravity?

G
by birdwatcher
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I've got a 120 litre fermenting barrel with a lid that clamps down, I leave about 20 litres space for the foaming, etc. Hole in top lid of barrel with a hose pushed into the hole and the other end is submerged in a big glass jar of water as my bubbler. Starting SG was 1065, temp was about 25-30 C. ...
by birdwatcher
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Question: Why do you have to stir the batch every day? Can't you just leave it alone to do its' thing until it finishes? I'm happy to stir it everyday, just wondering why it is recommended. You know something, I don't bother any more. I too now, just leave it until it finishes. This was in my origi...
by birdwatcher
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Good day RF Ingredients sounds perfect, but you did not mention your starting SG. I'm sure its fine but its nice to know, so you can check your progress daily. This is a good sized wash. What are you using for a container and is it covered. You mentioned a barrel and a glass container. What was the ...
by birdwatcher
Wed May 26, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Have a good day all.

G
by birdwatcher
Tue May 25, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks.

Enjoy.

G
by birdwatcher
Fri May 21, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473817

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Temperature between 26C to 30C OK. Sprinkle yeast all over surface and then stir in. Stir once daily, then leave it alone. Don't fuss trying to speed up the process. It takes a week or so for SG to drop to .995. What was your staring SG? Check daily. I never use an airlock, just keep covered with a ...