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by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Adding caramel/cream to alcohol
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Re: Adding caramel/cream to alcohol

Thanks Dnderhead. So those of you who make medium or dark rum, is that what you use for coloring, caramel coloring? Looks like there are a bunch of caramel coloring for sale on line with different ingredients depending on what you want to use it for (beer, soda, cooking, candy, etc.). I found a few ...
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Adding caramel/cream to alcohol
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Re: Adding caramel/cream to alcohol

Hey all, I haven't been on the boards for a long time but have been recently making THM's basic rum recipe (and I make a lot of Uncle Jesse's sour mash. Had a question about adding caramelized sugar to rum. From all I've read, seems like you add the caramel after the rum has been in the barrel for 1...
by Virginia Gentleman
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New to the hobby. Can anyone look at my still plans?
Replies: 22
Views: 3553

Re: New to the hobby. Can anyone look at my still plans?

Yeah, gotta agree with the other fellas posts above, because I know from experience. I built something similar when I first started and before I found this site (with a silicone stopper I think), just as a "proof of concept" that I could do it. Guess I also wanted to start small before putting more ...
by Virginia Gentleman
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

For those interested, more info on alternating proprietorship and running a distillery and brewery/winery under the same roof: Federal regulations also allow another kind of "alternation" -- where a proprietor uses a single facility for its own operations under multiple classes of licenses. For exam...
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below
Replies: 34
Views: 2633

Re: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below

Awesome info and pics, thanks guys. I am toying with 2 different approaches and will come back to you with them and see what ya'll think.

Also FYI I asked the Colonel, and he said the Ozark is not tapered inside, only the condenser jacket outside is tapered so no gain there.

More soon.
by Virginia Gentleman
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below
Replies: 34
Views: 2633

Re: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below

Yeah that's pretty much my experience too, Usge. Guess I've gotten used to it. When I do a stripping run, and run it fast it usually runs about 11-13 hours for a 7-9 gal. mash. For a finishing run which is often smaller (6 gal. or so) it's about 12+ hours but would obviously be longer if I was runn...
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below
Replies: 34
Views: 2633

Re: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below

Yeah that's pretty much my experience too, Usge. Guess I've gotten used to it. When I do a stripping run, and run it fast it usually runs about 11-13 hours for a 7-9 gal. mash. For a finishing run which is often smaller (6 gal. or so) it's about 12+ hours but would obviously be longer if I was runni...
by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below
Replies: 34
Views: 2633

Re: Anyone have any dealing with this Company link below

I've been running one of the Col's Georgia Ridge 10 gal. stills with gooseneck head for about 3 years and it has been great. Never any problems and the Col is great to work with. He does usually have a waiting list of 20-30 people, so it may take a few months after you order. He's always available b...
by Virginia Gentleman
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Yeah, I know one of the distilleries nearby in VA can't offer tastings. Lots of deep regulation for sure.
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Thanks Big J. Yeah I forgot that Anchor makes a Rye Whiskey as well.

More info here, although it doesn't make it clear whether you can have a brewery and DSP at the same location:

http://www.ttb.gov/beer/alternating_prop.shtml
by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Hey fellas, been a long time since I've been on the boards. Afraid my job has kept me from the boards and from stilling. But just fired things back up with a fresh 15 gal. wash and making a new year's resolution to get back on with it and to be on this forum more often. Have sure missed it and discu...
by Virginia Gentleman
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: bad washes
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Thanks, may run it just for kicks. But the mold is from the cracked corn, not a contamination in the wash or buckets. Always clean that stuff with soap and water and a little bleach at the end.
by Virginia Gentleman
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: bad washes
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Looks like my corn has gotten moldy. Just made up 15 gal. of UJSM and the cracked corn had a slight moldy smell to it, but I made it up anyway. Once I had it all mixed up there was a dark foam on the top of the mash that I don't usually see. It's all mixed up and fermenting but I think I should chuc...
by Virginia Gentleman
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sing while you still--favorite songs about outlaws
Replies: 51
Views: 17396

Think that's why lots of bluegrass songs are G, C & D. When the shine kicks in that may be all you're able to remember!

Merry Christmas everyone.
by Virginia Gentleman
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sing while you still--favorite songs about outlaws
Replies: 51
Views: 17396

yup, same here. my buddy and I usually pick guitar and banjo while it runs. copper kettle, katy daly, moonshiner, whiskey 'fore breakfast usually make the play list.
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 30
Views: 15135

What %abv does your mash usually ferment out to?
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 118574

What %abv does your mash usually ferment out to?
by Virginia Gentleman
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Bucket tops
Replies: 9
Views: 2836

cool, that's a handy tool!
by Virginia Gentleman
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Bucket tops
Replies: 9
Views: 2836

Thanks for the replies. Think I got it figured out, put more slits in the lip and that helps a lot. I don't seal them up air tight (that would be a peach bomb!), they all have air locks on them.
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Bucket tops
Replies: 9
Views: 2836

Bucket tops

So I'm sure plenty of you use 5-gal plastic buckets to ferment in. Any magic way to get the tops off? I just use my hands, but a couple of the tops are so tight it's a real pain to get them off, especeially if you have to take them off daily to stir in a cap, etc. The ones that are easy to pop usual...
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 30
Views: 15135

hey tater, you don't strain the mash before you run it, right? got 14 gal. of peach fermenting right now.
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 118574

hey tater, you don't strain the mash before you run it, right? got 14 gal. of peach fermenting right now.
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: gibbs barrel at 3 weeks
Replies: 51
Views: 10182

Cool Husker and Junkyard, you gotta watch that first batch in a charred barrel for sure. Good news is that means lots of sippin! I will probably take the sour mash out soon, it's right where the color should be and getting close on flavor. Will probably use 2-3 times for whiskey, then rum, etc. I ha...
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 30
Views: 15135

Thanks tater, sounds like a plan. We have a 2 peach orchards right up the road, so got a good source for plentyt.
by Virginia Gentleman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 118574

Thanks tater, sounds like a plan. We have a 2 peach orchards right up the road, so got a good source for plentyt.
by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 118574

probably an obvious answer, but I've got a bushel of peaches and they're almost ripe but still a little firm. assume I should wait a few days until they're good an ripe before I freeze them?
by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: gibbs barrel at 3 weeks
Replies: 51
Views: 10182

do you all use the charred Gibbs barrels or the toasted? I've got a 5 gal charred with double run sour mash in it, and am amazed at how dark it is after just a month and a half.
by Virginia Gentleman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

Whew, sounds like a bucket of red tape fun. Sorry you gotta go through it, but there's reward at the end.
by Virginia Gentleman
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117221

So when do you hear back on the paper work?
by Virginia Gentleman
Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 118574

Thanks Stoker, that makes good sense.