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by braemar
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Sugar wash heads and tails
Replies: 18
Views: 8115

Re: Sugar wash heads and tails

A correction to my above post " I only use collection jars 2 and 3 for my vodka"
by braemar
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Sugar wash heads and tails
Replies: 18
Views: 8115

Re: Sugar wash heads and tails

I have been using the same recipe for a number of years now and it has always had consistent results as far as amount of product and also quality which i reckon is pretty high. I mostly drink it as a vodka with a slice of lemon and tonic proportions depend on what sort of day i have had. For what it...
by braemar
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Ps Your photo is just the way it should look
Braemar
by braemar
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi luke777, Like you i am in oz only down south. i have been doing this recipe for a while now and have posted my process earlier this year it is much the same as yours but i do mine in 27 litre batches, i use 6 kg. sugar dissolved all at once in around 12 litres hot tap water then i add the paste a...
by braemar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Sounds like it's spot on.
Regards
Braemar
by braemar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Sounds like it's just about done, once my wash gets under 1.00 i check it by shining a torch into the wash to check visually for activity rather than go by sg. alone. I noticed your ferment has only taken 5 days what temp. do you ferment at???? I have found that lowering the ferment temperature down...
by braemar
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Phanitic, Sorry about the vague response before, in the initial aerobic phase the yeasts need oxygen i guess it doesn't matter if it gets it from the air on top of the wash or from the wash itself if you stir it in, i just find it does well leaving it on top, the kraeusen forms quickly and within...
by braemar
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 54959

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Phanitic, Sorry about the vague response before, in the initial aerobic phase the yeasts need oxygen i guess it doesn't matter if it gets it from the air on top of the wash or from the wash itself if you stir it in, i just find it does well leaving it on top, the kraeusen forms quickly and within...
by braemar
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I just find it better to let it do its own thing others think it's better to stir it in at the end of the day it's all just so the yeast gets enough oxygen.
regard
braemar
by braemar
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Phanatic, You will find that if you keep the temp. under the 30 c your wash will be cleaner. You don't really need the multivitamin pill. 6 kg sugar dissolved in around 12 litres hot water 166 g pure tomato paste no additives (1/3 of a 500g tin just makes it easy) pinch epsom salts top up to arou...
by braemar
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I would not let the temp go much over 85 f or 30 c and i would decant the wash once it is finished before putting it into your still there is no need to strain it if you let it settle out properly, this is a very forgiving recipe but a few simple procedures such as fermenting temperatures and proper...
by braemar
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Mate, I have been doing this recipe for over 12 months and have never had any colour come through even when pot stilled, i think Rad is right and the colour and harshness is from the carbon not being clean prior to filtering as others have said run this slow through your reflux column and you sho...
by braemar
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4079
Views: 458536

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Hi Everyone, I have been using birdwatchers recipe for some time now and putting it thru a reflux column gets rid of all the taste that the mash could have, so i am wondering how some people put this sweetfeed recipe thru a reflux still and keep the flavour, do they run it fast or with less packing,...
by braemar
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Ahhh yes another is this ok to use gasket ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Ahhh yes another is this ok to use gasket ?

Thanks everyone
Regards
Braemar
by braemar
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Ahhh yes another is this ok to use gasket ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Ahhh yes another is this ok to use gasket ?

Hi Everyone, I was looking at ptfe tape at our local hardware store and a mate who works there asked if the silicone cookware cake tins etc. would be any good for a gasket they have a max. temp rating of 260deg.c i know we all say don't use silicon out of a tube but what are your thoughts on the sil...
by braemar
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Mate,
Keep us posted how you go we are all finding out new things everyday, and sharing the journey is what it's all about.
Regards
braemar
by braemar
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I have found that if i pitch the yeast on top and leave it alone without stirring it at all it ferments out just fine.
I reckon just let the yeast do what it has got to do.
Regs
Braemar
by braemar
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I use tomato paste that has no preservatives or spices in it, the 500 gm jars state it is only tomato + salt, i don't know if spag sauce has any spices in it, i just like to use the most natural ingredients that i can find. We can buy the 500 gm jars here in oz for around $2 and one jar does 3x27 li...
by braemar
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246772

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Hi ttayw,
The sg is specific gravity and is controlled mainly by the ratio of water to sugar in the wash read under the wash section in the parent site or look up a forum topic relating to the starting sg of a wash.
Regards
Braemar
by braemar
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 54959

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi, I have been doing this recipe for over 2 years now and have found the following gives me the best results to date, i hope it can help anyone just starting out. Tomato paste wash 27 ltr wash (version 6) Ingredients: * 6 kg sugar *166 gms tomato paste (no preserves or spices) *1 pinch Epsom’s salt...
by braemar
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 539477

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi, I have been doing this recipe for over 2 years now and have found the following gives me the best results to date, i hope it can help anyone just starting out. Tomato paste wash 27 ltr wash (version 6) Ingredients: * 6 kg sugar *166 gms tomato paste (no preserves or spices) *1 pinch Epsom’s salt...
by braemar
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246772

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Hi Stilly Bugger, I have just read your last post and if your wash is still bubbling at 1 per 3 seconds and the sg has returned to 1.04 since adding the extra sugar it is still working the sg would have gone back up to around 1.06 after adding the extra sugar and now it is back to 1.04, i would gues...
by braemar
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246772

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I use a proper measuring spoon leveled off but it doesn't have to be an exact science.
Regards Braemar
by braemar
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246772

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I have been doing Wineos recipe for around 12 months and with very few variations' I use a home made offset reflux still with a 800 mm column packed with scrubbers it produces 94% very neutral spirit. I have posted my recipe below if anyone is interested, i don't use gypsum as my town water is sligh...
by braemar
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: B vitamins
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

Re: B vitamins

I am trying to find a simple, clean sugar wash with as few specialized (DAP, fertilizer, etc) ingredients as possible. Currently the wash I am making is as follows: 5 lbs sugar 1/2 tsp gypsum pinch epsom salts, 1 Nature Made B vitamin 1/3 cup bakers yeast water to 4.75 gallons I have been pleased w...
by braemar
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Come on ozzy help a poor chick out
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Come on ozzy help a poor chick out

Hi Lil Missus,
I didn't think qld. got down to 9 deg.
Anyway you said you usually have the temp at 77.1 where are you taking that temp reading.
Regards
Braemar
by braemar
Wed May 11, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another Aussie onboard
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Another Aussie onboard

Hi aussie,
Im from oz also, this is a great hobby the more you learn from this forum the better it gets, i use a recipe from the tried and true section and i built my own still. Im sure you will enjoy the experience.
braemar
by braemar
Thu May 05, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: redistilling leftovers
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: redistilling leftovers

Hi Jungle, I'm also from 0Z.and have been stillin for around 2 years. i built my own still and get product out it from a sugar wash in a reflux run at 95% any thing much under this i have found has taste and smell so given the % you are getting you will always have taste and smell which is ok if you...
by braemar
Wed May 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bin Laden killed in secret raid
Replies: 56
Views: 2269

Re: Bin Laden killed in secret raid

Which one of the photo's is Bin Laden ???????? there's at least two different dead bodies in those few photo's that were on the link. Why do i have this gut feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye. Considering the fact that now they say he was not armed at the time and that the only pe...
by braemar
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How old are you guys?
Replies: 87
Views: 3358

Re: How old are you guys?

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