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by Maverick50
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Ok, would you like to explain on how we can speed things to fermenting a wash in 7 days, currently gor the plain old sugar wash on the go, day 9 and it's at 1010 and slowing down.
by Maverick50
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Well I said I would let all know how my first Birdwachers turned out. It was a slow fermenter and only managed to get it down to 1003 before it pooped out, had a temp problem, now resolved with a brew belt. The spirit is very very very clean compared to turbo's and no need for filtering, so so very ...
by Maverick50
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1993
Views: 273868

Re: All Bran Recipe

What was your starting SG, just trying to work out what cups equate to in KG, do you have to invert sugar or could you just throw it in the bin with boiled water, would like to make 5 gallons and dont have a big enough pot to boil that in.
by Maverick50
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 64
Views: 18370

Re: All Bran Recipe

What was your starting SG, just trying to work out what cups equate to in KG, do you have to invert sugar or could you just throw it in the bin with boiled water, would like to make 5 gallons and dont have a big enough pot to boil that in.
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 540844

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Posted on last page, my wash is going very slow and now starting to realy slow down, been going now 18 days, sg @ 1007, can I do anything as I think this is too slow, I did add a couple of tsp yeast last night and gave FV a good shake, should I add some nutrient and if so what type. Room temp has be...
by Maverick50
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 540844

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks olddog.

Do you ever sleep

Lol :lol:
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 540844

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I have got this wash on the go (25l) been bubbling now 6 days, starting sg 1080 only now on 1045, should it take this long or have I done something wrong. Room temp 22-24c 21 litres water 5 kg sugar juice of 1 lemon 3/4 tin tom paste (small tin double concentrated) half tin bakers yeast (small allin...
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Spray Malt
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Spray Malt

Has anyone made a wash using spray malt, I use it in beer making, just wondered if it could be used in a wash, only a newbee and have no idea what I'm on about!!

If you can use it what would you make from the spirit and how????? :econfused:
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Yeasts: Bakers vs Distillers.
Replies: 24
Views: 1840

Re: Yeasts: Bakers vs Distillers.

Starting SG - End SG devide by 7.36 = % vol

Job done
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks Olddog.

Wouldn't have a clue where to start on building my own. :roll:
by Maverick50
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks for all your help!!!! But HOLD ON STOP THE PRESS WHAT HAPPEND HERE. went home last night and thought I would sample the Gin and the Single malt wiskey made from the profile kit, the harshness had gone in both and it was like drinking the real thing but only better, I ran round the house with ...
by Maverick50
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks Olddog, somehow new it would be you on here again, he, he. Just one question on running through again. Spirit has been diluted to 40%, how much water sould I mix this with (only have 4 litre still), how much should I collect, what strenght would this come out at. Also another question, I have...
by Maverick50
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Ok, I hae put 16 litres through my little 4 litre still and have ended up with about 4.5 litres of spirit @ 40%. I found the spirit a little harsh (more alchol burn) will this improve if left as I was tasting just after dilution? (I did carbon filter it) With regards smell,I cant comment to much on ...
by Maverick50
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks for all the advice so far, will be running my first wash through the still this weekend, will report back on Monday, like a boy with a new toy at the moment :D
Also mixing up the Birdwatcher wash tonight!!!!, you never know I may be tempted away from good old turbo's!!!
by Maverick50
Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks, although you didn't answer the bit about the milk colour.

p.s yourself and olddog must live on this forum!!!!! :D
by Maverick50
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another noobie here
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Another noobie here

Just interested on the milky bit.

Im a newbee too and have just asked that question about the wash looking milky, did it turn out ok, how did it taste?
by Maverick50
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Just one quick question about my wash.
It has nearly finsished rementing now, only a few bubbles, it has got a bit of a milky look to it, perhaps a little gray (has carbon in it) is this normal, doesn't have any bad smells of a white film on top.

I know I'm a stress head!!!!

:econfused:
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

I will give this a try and post my results, will be good for me to compare to using the turbo wash I supose, all adds to gaining experience.

Hopefully this very intersting post may help anyone else who has gone the airstill route!!!
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Olddog.

If I discarded the fist 50ml and then only took say 650ml would this be ok or am I heading towards a bad head in the morning and some off taste's
by Maverick50
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks Olddog. I cant thank you and all the others who ar helping me get into this wonderfull hobby. Looking at the birdwatcher recipe its for 80 litres, please can you check my calculations on 25 litres. 4.5 kg sugar 3/4 cup of one lemon (juice) 3/4 cup of tom puree 4 desert spoons of dried yeast (...
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks Rad, Yes it would appear that this post has generated some interest. I think the best thing for me to do is ferment out my Triple Distilled Tubo wash and run it through (slowly learning the language) I will report back on my findings, wash is at 1004 sg so not long now!!!. Just one thing on t...
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Plonker, Sorry about this, My instructions say that I should take the first 700/750ml this will be approx 60%, are you saing I should take more than that untill the total level in container is at 40%, If I then run this through again how much ould I get out. I did go to the other site so I now under...
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Plonker,

My still is 4 litres, instructions say to take the first 700/750 ml and discard what's left, if I then run this through the still again do I mix it back up with water and if so how much water do I dilute each run with?
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Thanks olddog. I,m a novis so please explain in a little more detail. Bakers yeast, is ths the dry packets you buy for making bread (I know a litle obvoius this one) How much do I use? Beter still give me the complete recipe, water,yeast, nutrients, carbon, sugar. What type of nutrients?, I'm in the...
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Re: Airstill newbee

Firstly, thanks for the fast response Plonker, obvoiusly olddog never went to school and learned to read, didn't want negative feed back. I have put 21 litres of water in the wash. The sort of info I'm looking for is trying to avoid the bad smells and flavours every one talks about using this type o...
by Maverick50
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Airstill newbee
Replies: 41
Views: 5241

Airstill newbee

Please, please please no negatives or I told you so!!!!! I bought an Airstill last week and have my first wash bubbling away using tripple distilled turbo, carbon and 6kg sugar, no problems yet. It would appear though I should have done my research first as most of you dont have anything good to say...