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by Teddysad
Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Good Stuff and thanks
by Teddysad
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

The process of racking will generally degas. This also accelerates the drop out and clearing of a wash
by Teddysad
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3734
Views: 399986

Re: Jokes

It is just as well that China does not have a cricket team. Look at what they have achieved with only one bat
by Teddysad
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 446
Views: 36536

Re: No Mash No sugar

SomethingObscure wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:54 pm
I was wondering if anyone has had success or otherwise using wheat floor?

I presume you mean flour. In that case yes It worked but a pretty uninspiring result and pretty messy to separate at the end - it did not settle well.
by Teddysad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Pineapple Vodka?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Pineapple Vodka?

Butch27 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:50 am
Vodka is supposed to be pretty much flavourless
Not true at all
by Teddysad
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Pineapple Vodka?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Pineapple Vodka?

I have done this with many fruits with Pineapple as some others, the pH has to be kept under control. However I do some as a vodka, there is a definite character carryover, and then add dehydrated fruit to the distilled product for a few days. It brings the full flavour out nicely. Other part of the...
by Teddysad
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

hoping to get more yield. Your amount of sugar and the action of yeast on it will affect the yield. However at the expense of time and, if the yeast is stressed, flavour. This was designed to be fast with a slightly lower yield but better flavour and so you can get two runs done in the time a, say ...
by Teddysad
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

foolproof wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:12 am
Quick question, what kind of multivitamin does this need to be? And what kind to avoid?
Any supermarket style men’s or women’s multi. Best in crushable form. Fizzies are not great and are expensive in comparison
by Teddysad
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

JakeB wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Boil 2.5l filtered water and add wheat germ,
Are you using wheat germ or wheat bran? it does make a huge difference as the germ oils affect the flavour
by Teddysad
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

The recipe was designed to cut back on the HBS reliance and cost and for speed both of which the bread yeast contribute to. I dont know what bread yeast you are using but if it helps, I developed it with an instant dry yeast available here made by Angel in China. THIS IS NOT THE FAMOUS YELLOW LABEL ...
by Teddysad
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

I use filtered tap water for the mash and proofing down , however your local water composition may affect this. Mine is pretty good with no chlorine. If the wheat flavour is too strong for you cut back the wheat bran. However it is the inherent character it adds which makes it so much better that sa...
by Teddysad
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Re-using the yeast cake?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Re-using the yeast cake?

Best practice is to use potassium bicarbonate, pre dissolved in water. and added gradually to achieve the desired pH. Then use Calcium carbonate in form of sea or egg shells, or natural chalk to maintain that pH. You can take it a step further and make a full buffer with citric acid to stop rising p...
by Teddysad
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

My standard routine is to strip, then run through a flute with 4 bubble plates and a packed section. I guess this means 6 times distilled. However I do not carbon filter and this produces the best result still giving a wheaten character/flavour for which this recipe was designed
by Teddysad
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Flavoring neutrals with spent grain?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Flavoring neutrals with spent grain?

I have had good success using the spent grain from an Angel Yellow mash as the 2nd and subsequent generation of a sour mash a la UJSSM. Not just corn but others including a whiskey style combo. The flavours still come through. I got up to 9 generations before I pulled the plug.
by Teddysad
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Kiwi mash for my airstill
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Kiwi mash for my airstill

You will run into big trouble. The feathers and beaks along with the tough legs do not mash well at all.

Try using kiwifruit for a much better result
by Teddysad
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 446
Views: 36536

Re: No Mash No sugar

Angel Yellow far prefers a good crush to the grain I can confirm that wheat works well with it for a vodka
by Teddysad
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: How To Smooth Out Water Pressure
Replies: 36
Views: 692

Re: How To Smooth Out Water Pressure

Have you considered a garden irrigation pressure reducer, or the same type of thing used in RV’s
by Teddysad
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Yellow label yeast?
Replies: 16
Views: 717

Re: Yellow label yeast?

The yellow label refers to the packaging which is silver with a yellow square on the front at the 11o’clock position along with starter for liquor making
by Teddysad
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

The bran's main purpose is some nutrient but also wheaten flavour. The Multivitamin takes care of the vitamin requirements
by Teddysad
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Americas Cup 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: The Americas Cup 2021

Done and dusted the CUP stays in NZ
by Teddysad
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Americas Cup 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: The Americas Cup 2021

It is Match Point 6 - 3 could well be decided today
by Teddysad
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

pH lowers more the longer a fermentation takes as the released CO2 bonds with water to slowly build up carbonic acid. A fast ferment such as this does not usually have time to let that buildup of acid occur. However as others have said a calcium carbonate buffer will resist that drop. Suitable sourc...
by Teddysad
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Americas Cup 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: The Americas Cup 2021

Race 1. NZ. Beat Italy
by Teddysad
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Your best vodka?
Replies: 37
Views: 3553

Re: Your best vodka?

Google TFFV
by Teddysad
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting & Distilling on the Grain & Fruit
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Fermenting & Distilling on the Grain & Fruit

For fruit, I have done several types and use the following technique: Lemons - peel them keeping the centre juice filled pulp, then peel the skin free of all white pith, boil and simmer for 40 to 60 minutes then hit it with a stick blender. Strain through a chinois conical strainer to remove all rem...
by Teddysad
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Yes if you are starting at 6.25 try leaving the citric acid out. Your local water may be giving you a lower starting point. Sea shells or egg shells suspended in the wash will also help buffer against a pH drop. for rapid raising of pH potassium bicarb is better than sodium and is kinder on the yeas...
by Teddysad
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Cheese-Whey alcohol in the Midwest
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Cheese-Whey alcohol in the Midwest

Google Lactanol
by Teddysad
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 446
Views: 36536

Re: No Mash No sugar

I have done several batches of UJSSM using the corn left after an Angel Yellow ferment. The corn, while having surrendered its starches to the Angel Yellow yeast, still has lots of flavouring. I treat them as gen 2 of UJSSM with backset etc but only start pulling the grey corn out on gen3. I got up ...
by Teddysad
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 271
Views: 53227

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

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Totally agree If it were not for the current restrictions I would be up there now enjoying SomTam , larb , nam tok gai yang and other great delights
by Teddysad
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Americas Cup 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: The Americas Cup 2021

It is getting a huge audience with not much else happening sporting wise round the globe at present. The next stage will be great to watch and we will welcome you all back here again for the Defence in 3 to 4 years time