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by mtnwalker2
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: anyone into cheesemaking ?
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: anyone into cheesemaking ?

I make cheese of several types useing milk kefir grains. Just simple, easy and fast. Probably not as good as the time honored ways, but i like it and its healthy.
by mtnwalker2
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 498
Views: 147378

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

Hi, Pint, Yes indeed did several side by sides, 3 i think. I found very little difference in flavor, though i kinda thought I liked the toasted better. May have been prejudiced by the fact that the untoasted, organic was way harder to filter, much more gummy at the end. I fermented both on the grain...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: current weather forecast
Replies: 30
Views: 3429

Re: nah

I'm in Northern California. Southern Californian's won't move up here because we don't make googie-eyes at them based on the cost of their car. Talk here in the Smokies, of haveing an open season on some of them. Mount the grills on the wall, and use the hoods as shingles on the barn. High priced s...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Oats and such
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Definately the whole oats or what I found easier to crack was whole oat groats. They were on sale at a food co op and they special ordered me a bag. Super clean and easy. I did a full mash, a thin mash, and then an UJSM batches, and couldn't really tell much difference so the UJSM it is for me.
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sugar Wash R+D
Replies: 15
Views: 4655

Wineo,

I lilke the idea of useing a pot still for a good clean neutral. I presume you just made one run? If so, what was your ABV for the keepers? And did you use any scrubbers or reflux at all?

Have you had time to judge the final taste yet? OOps, I see that you already have!

Mtnwalker2
by mtnwalker2
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 110421

Re: ok

We're almost state licensed. Fingers crossed here. A Proof Gallon is one U.S. gallon at 100 proof (50% ABV). This is how the Feds tax alcohol. It's different for each State. UJ, That seems to me to be as wrong as the tripple taxation to begin with. How can the Feds justify taxing a different state ...
by mtnwalker2
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Name for dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

My daughter just got a new dog. I am trying to name it Hookline. He's a piss artist too, as he just painted all 4 of my tires.:):):):):)
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: halo
Replies: 42
Views: 5435

Re: yeh

tater wrote:
Uncle Jesse wrote:his stuff is so good it works like melange and lets him see into the future
ah the spice
Robert A. H. One of my most favorite authors.

Spice is life!
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: First Taste Of Moonshine.
Replies: 28
Views: 12446

Hillbilly Rebel, we must be kin somewhere back when. I was 11 in the late 50's and a long hike up the mountain to collect rent. A gal. of single white. Perhaps doubled, I am not sure, but was affered a tast warm out of the worm. I'd a chased it with tobasco to cool it down. In 1970, I was dateing th...
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Aging on wood
Replies: 25
Views: 6280

Hey all you schnapps drinkers, I have Basswood for sale for ageing your spirits. With a cracker, a sardine, an anchovie, and perhaps a tad of herring, then with a 1/2" slice of limburger cheese on top, you would have something appropriate to wash it down with. And Yeah! its fresh split, not kiln dri...
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4606
Views: 275082

I have just started a new venture. Fermented milk. Besides making a sour femented milk type of beer, I am seperating straining and filtering out the solics to make cheeses. I have about 22#'s of curds draining at present. Since i can now do this every 4 days, I intend to put small cheese rounds int ...
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Welcome new member Jameson Beam
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Welcome indeed. I have enjoyed very much your daily discourse and recipes, except perhaps the one with your love of spirits a la lesbos! I still laugh at that. You may have to share that tidbit here when you have the time. I have very much appreciated your insight and commentary, and look forward to...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sour Corn UJSM
Replies: 82
Views: 19070

Just thinking, cause I have had great results with it in the older way of doing this, But wouldn't ag enzyme be a good addition? I don't think it was availiable back when, but i have gotten a much, much higher corn conversion and flavor useing it in the standard UJSM. Actually, almost double the gra...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: 3" copper pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

I wish I could express seeing anyone that well!
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Aging on wood
Replies: 25
Views: 6280

Sorry folks, but I guess I am going to butt in again. Even white oak, properly steam kiln dried- vs air dried for a good while and then just a quicky of a kilning, is about like boiling it. That method, and the newer method or a vacuum, high frequency magnetic wave, simular to a microwave, takes fro...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Aging on wood
Replies: 25
Views: 6280

Husker, Liveing in the mountains here, I have been collecting the Foxfire books since they first came out. Now I think its time to dig them back out of storage for rereading. That process would indeed completely dry the wood, and would work well for some purposes. However, I would guess that method ...
by mtnwalker2
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What are you guys getting for christmas?
Replies: 56
Views: 7368

New life, Tater! Will make you feel so young helping to raise that youngster and playing those games and times again. Second childhood in the heathy and happy form!

Enjoy.
by mtnwalker2
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: respect
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

The 13th commandment, "THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBORS STILL".

Yeah, right, with this copy of Play-still, here in our face, with centerfold pictures? Ha! Soon there will be a 14th, "THOU SHALT NOT MAKE ANY COPPER IMAGES"!

Or so the spirits speak after after a fermented apple or 2!
by mtnwalker2
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Boiler upgrade to beer keg
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

My triclamp fitting fits a normal US beer keg perfectly with a triclamp and an O ring. I got my adopter from Brewhause.
by mtnwalker2
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Lactic Souring
Replies: 33
Views: 37107

I look forward to the rye article also.

It was suggested to me, that rye grain naturaly had more good bacteria and yeast present than other grains, to make a sour dough starter. I have used that several time with fantastic results.
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sour Corn UJSM
Replies: 82
Views: 19070

Sounds like a great experiment. But remember, just as with making Belgian beers, once that lacto gets in a bucket ... it's there to stay. ~r~ Whoah, I have sourdough and kefir ferments going in my kitchen big time. They are basically lactic ferments also. How contagious are they and do I even have ...
by mtnwalker2
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Shine Jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2748

punkin wrote:Seems a damn shame to spend all that time to make something so pretty, then put it in a bottle you can't see through :cry:
And see how much is left, so you can go get another before it runs out.
by mtnwalker2
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: The Alcohol Cure
Replies: 15
Views: 4857

Actually Hydrogen is the cheapest and most plentiful fuel in the world. In 1971 I contacted a professor of physics at Cornell, (that was my field also) but I had the concept of useing geothermal power like so much of CA power, but in Iceland where it would be dirt cheap, and no worries about sulfide...
by mtnwalker2
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Lemon Wash
Replies: 23
Views: 3141

I am going to visit my mother this january. She has120 citrus trees that my dad and I planted over 26 years ago. I usually squeeze about 10 gal. of juice and freeze it to bring back with me. This time I will be bringing a lot of the zest from some of them especially the persion limes, Key limes, and...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How much do you drink?
Replies: 125
Views: 8999

tater wrote:enough :)
Just right!
by mtnwalker2
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: nastiest mash you've seen or done?
Replies: 40
Views: 7029

This is no kidding. I put horse manure on my popcorn immediatily after planting as a mulch. The worms soon injest it, and carry it in to the roots while they convert it while aereating the soil. I want to try a popcorn mash next fall (After popping) I love popping corn.. Should be a sh** kicking, ex...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: UJSM question
Replies: 17
Views: 2963

This got me to thinking. I have about 10# of specialty popcorn seed to plant this spring. Has anyone ever popped corn instead of the long boil, prior to the mash? Sounds feasable, though might have to put it through a cider or wine press to get all the wash, or just use a double boiler? Was this Pop...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4606
Views: 275082

Strangely, some recipes take on more flavor and color from the oak than others... never really figured out why. I've just tasted some of the first run. Wow, very smooth, very delicate (nice choice of words you had mtnwalker). How long do you oak for? Aidas I thought it was just me, but yes, i have ...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Possible way to do Deathwish brew?
Replies: 9
Views: 2734

Sounds like you have it all going good. Don't do like I did and take pintoshines advice and taste the beer. You won't have anything left to distill. I'me a Guiness type, and for uncarbonated beer, this is tops. Take you out a stein of the first batch to try. NO, NO, you can distill the rest, and mak...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Preparing for first run
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Forget the corn syrup. There are as many honeys and their individual flavors as there are whiskeys. More different than scotch is to bourbon, to rye. Even to comparison to rums. Most like compareing a sweet tangerine, to a navel orange to a grapefruit, to a persian lime to a lemon to a key lime, to ...