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by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Do I have a BOMB???

Will do :thumbup:
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Do I have a BOMB???

Live in Alaska. It's 5:57PM Sunday night.
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Do I have a BOMB???

15 gal still w/8 gal low wines. Just shut it down and added 1 gal water just to be safe. It's heating back up now.
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Do I have a BOMB???

I've already taken off 3 gallons at 80+%.
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Do I have a BOMB???

Mixed. Probably 55-60%
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Do I have a BOMB???
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Do I have a BOMB???

I'm currently running my low wines for whiskey. 8 gallons. However, I didn't delute it. All I'm running is from the 1st run. Should it have been deluted for safety reasons?
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Corn Whiskey Cut
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Corn Whiskey Cut

Uuuuuhhhhh..........I didn't delute mine. Is that a problem?
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Corn Whiskey Cut
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Corn Whiskey Cut

Well, I dillute some down to about 50% and it's not bad if I do say so myself. I've always been under the assumption that the cut should be between 60% and 80% so I was wondering if maybe I should adjust my temp to take it faster and lower the ABV.
by AkCoyote
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Corn Whiskey Cut
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Corn Whiskey Cut

I'm a sugar wash / reflux man myself but I wanted to try my hand at some whiskey. For the past year I've been doing 5 gallon corn washes, then a stripping run and setting it aside. Today I decided to do the final run with 8 gallons of first run. So far, I have 2 gallons at 85% with a still head temp...
by AkCoyote
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Refermenting a sugar wash
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Refermenting a sugar wash

The yeast was a Turbo48 and it said to use 7KG of sugar and 6 gallons of water so 15 lbs was just right. I think I'll try it and distill along with a clean batch just to see what happens. I thought maybe someone had tried it and might have some first hand experience. Heck, if 'moonshiners' can disti...
by AkCoyote
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Refermenting a sugar wash
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Refermenting a sugar wash

I just did a run from a sugar wash and it was obvious that the wash didn't completely ferment. I used about 6 gallons of water, 15 lbs of sugar with a turbo yeast. What was different this time was that I left the bucket in a room that never got over 60F and the run produced less than 1/4 gallon of s...
by AkCoyote
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Re-using Yeast After SHTF
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Re: Re-using Yeast After SHTF

Thanks everyone. I have a thin mash, a sour mash and some sugar with turbo yeast fermenting now. I think I'll just let them go for awhile (new batches of course) and see what happens.
by AkCoyote
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Re-using Yeast After SHTF
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Re: Re-using Yeast After SHTF

I not overly concerned about zombies but I live in Alaska and laboratory grade freezers aren't that common and when I say 'SHTF', I'm assuming that there is no power or other creature comfort for a long period of time.
by AkCoyote
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Re-using Yeast After SHTF
Replies: 23
Views: 2436

Re-using Yeast After SHTF

Hypothetical question. Suppose something happens and Sh*t Hits the Fan and the world ends as we know it. Besides toilet paper, booze is going to be the next thing sought after and we who brew will do just fine when it comes to bartering. Water and grain shouldn't be a problem but yeast is another ma...
by AkCoyote
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Rice whisky
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Rice whisky

Shochu is distilled rice wine. Get some koji spours and follow the directions. Very simple process and an excellent sipping brew, especially if you already like sake.
by AkCoyote
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gout
Replies: 19
Views: 3472

Re: Gout

Excellent info everyone, thank you! For those of you who have never suffered a gout attack, you can thank your lucky stars as they are too painful to describe. I didn't think that there would be a corrolation with home made alcohol but it never hurts to ask. Thanks again:)
by AkCoyote
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gout
Replies: 19
Views: 3472

Re: Gout

I've had gout for about 8 years now and take medication to 'control' the uric acid but I still get flare ups every couple of months. And when I was referring to 'home brew' I was actually referring to any type of home made alcohol ie beer, wine or spirits. I've done some research and there isn't any...
by AkCoyote
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gout
Replies: 19
Views: 3472

Gout

I don't know if there is a relationship or not but has anyone else developed gout since they began home brewing? There is a definite link between alcohol and gout but I was wondering if homebrew could be worse. Thanks!
by AkCoyote
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Good to be back
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Good to be back

After a year or so taking care of family issues, it's great to be back to the forum. Looks like there are a lot of new faces and I'm looking forward to getting acquainted (as well as brewing something other than sugar washes). Vodka's good but brandy is definitely better :lol: My only problem is kee...
by AkCoyote
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Low Alcohol Content
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Low Alcohol Content

Problems, problems and more problems :? Due to the cost of grapes here in AK, I make my red wine from kits. Never had a bad batch yet, until now. Just checked the SG and it was .990 so all of the sugars have fermented out. Checked the alcohol content and it is a whopping 5%. So my questions............
by AkCoyote
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Pre-fermentation
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Here's what I did: 1. Heated water to 165F 2. Stirred in corn and rye and stirred for abour 5 minutes 3. Turned heat off, stirred in handful of barley malt then covered and let sit about 20 minutes. 4. Reheated back to 210F stirring constantly then turned off heat. 5. Covered and let cool to 152F. S...
by AkCoyote
Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Pre-fermentation
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Pre-fermentation

Good day ladies and gents: It's that time of year to get back into distilling:) Looks like there are a lot of new faces since the last time I posted. Welcome aboard everyone! Hope your ventures into distilling have been fruitful and rewarding! A couple of weeks ago I whipped up a 80/12/8 corn/rye/ba...
by AkCoyote
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: newbie to forum
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Welcome to the board norcal. If you're sippin already you must be doing something right :P

AkCoyote
by AkCoyote
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Brandy
Replies: 9
Views: 3221

95 Gallons :D I'm envious. I started this hobby for the sole purpose of making brandy. Hate to say it but I've gotten to liking the vodka just as much :lol: Double distill your wine and then add some carmelized sugar for body and color. I then put a strip of charred oak about 1/2x1/2x4" in each bott...
by AkCoyote
Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Pressure cooker is cooked!
Replies: 15
Views: 4894

Jaxom: Sorry you're confused there guy so let's break this down to some simple components. You had a 'clean' still. You used oxyclean which discolored the clean still. You say it even feels 'greasy'. Options: Leave it as-is and put a run through it. It will either be OK or it won't. Clean the still ...
by AkCoyote
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Protecting Copper When Not in Use
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Protecting Copper When Not in Use

Last winter I put away more booze than I ever thought I'd drink and thought I would take the summer off with my distilling. Guess I was thirstier than I thought as I started running out of vodka. Those screwdrivers were pretty good :D Anyway, I made 10 gallons of sugar wash and broke out the still. ...
by AkCoyote
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Pressure cooker is cooked!
Replies: 15
Views: 4894

Jaxom:
Get yourself an electric drill and a 2-3" wire wheel. It will take absolutely anything out that might be imbedded in the pressure cooker. No solvent or cleaner can touch this method.

AkCoyote
by AkCoyote
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Marc Emery arrested for the USA
Replies: 15
Views: 5961

Well said Fourway. I too quit smoking pot about 18 years ago after smoking the stuff for about 17 years. Never arrested or even hassled during that time. Reason? Didn't flaunt it or try to draw attention to myself. Same as I do with distilling now. The 'war on drugs' is and always has been a lost ca...
by AkCoyote
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Feed Grade Molasses
Replies: 15
Views: 12355

The other day there was a gardening show on the radio. The host said that feed grade molasses made good lawn fertilizer. He then went on to say that it came in a powder in 50lb bags and was available at feed stores.

Ever heard of such a thing?

AkCoyote
by AkCoyote
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Killer heache for days
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

I have to agree with the Chemist. Sounds like you threw out the drinkable part and drank the tails. And a glass full at that. I'm surprised all you got was a headache.

AkCoyote