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by the pure drop
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Acoholometers are dumb Hydrometers
Replies: 26
Views: 2559

Re: Acoholometers are dumb Hydrometers

This is a good point you bring up, but those making such a confused initial misunderstanding will soon realise (or should unless they have totally shot taste buds) that the percent doesn't equal purity when they proof[align=][/align] the likker and take that first sip. If they made good cuts they'll...
by the pure drop
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Mr P's Doc inspired drum fermenter airlock.
Replies: 45
Views: 9586

Re: Mr P's Doc inspired drum fermenter airlock.

Very nice use of the ball valve idea. Why didn't I think of that. It sort of reminds me of a giant version of an inlet ball valve that some use in blow sticks on highland bagpipes. Very clever indeed. I like where you put your spigot also. I have a lead on a couple of blue barrels that were used to ...
by the pure drop
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: The Maillard Reaction
Replies: 139
Views: 45539

Re: The Maillard Reaction

Odin,

Standard kitchen size oven. I don't mind doing it whatever batch sizes I can fit in the oven, then repeating the process until my grains are all prepared. Just kind of looking for a psuedo step-by-step of how you do it yourself. I would like to follow your methods to try this out.
by the pure drop
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: The Maillard Reaction
Replies: 139
Views: 45539

Re: The Maillard Reaction

Odin, I love the idea of Mailard Reaction. Your proposed method sounds very replicable in the everyman's kitchen. However, I plan on doing this with UJSM and will be stepping up the quantity to do two barrells of 20 gallons each. I try to only run my rig once per year, so I do three 40 gallon strip ...
by the pure drop
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rice Alcohol vs Sake! First experience.
Replies: 61
Views: 61464

Re: Rice Alcohol vs Sake! First experience.

this rice likker seems to be the same thing they make here in korea. here they call it soju. also, instead of using wooden stills, the use big pottery pot stills. I'm not all that partial to soju, although it's nice from time to time. to me it taste similar to a twice ran sugar wash through a pot st...
by the pure drop
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Quick question...i have been doing this simple sour mash a lmost exclusively, and I run my stripping runs pretty hard and fast. I start out with clear distillate but I usually start getting some fairly cloudy tails around 40 to 35 percent, sometimes higher. Do you guys run your stripping runs this h...
by the pure drop
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: frankenpot
Replies: 1
Views: 853

frankenpot

Hi folks, Just upgraded my simple pot/ coil from a 5 gallon to a a 10 gallon pot/ 1/2 inch dia. copper coil. It's your basic design...stainless steel pot. The pot has 4 heavy duty clamps to hold the lid on tight, and the lid itself is kind of rolled along the edges to fit snuggly on the rim of the p...
by the pure drop
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Anyone made an irish whiskey?
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: Anyone made an irish whiskey?

I'm no expert here, but seems to me that the peat flavor was simply an after-affect of lining the malt prior to grinding/milling. They just used the peat/turf as the heat fuel source which of course caused the smoke to saturate the grain. I know the general thought is that irish is not peated, where...
by the pure drop
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Corn Syrup & Malted Barley/Wheat
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Corn Syrup & Malted Barley/Wheat

Elut, the yeotkireum WILL work, I've used it myself for a few all malt mashes. It mashes very easily. I didn't make much of it though because I found the resulting distillate to be very aggressive for my taste. I also thought it was a bit expensive at 2000 won per 500g. I have since attributed the a...
by the pure drop
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1394
Views: 192826

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

This is embarrassing because I should have known better...should have thought this one through just a bit, but...some time ago I got me a nice 5 gallon stainless pot with a tight fitting clamp down lid. Had a small copper cap from a 3.5 gallon still. Just cut a hole in the lid to fit the cap. Sealed...
by the pure drop
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Thanks odin. Thats pretty much what I intended to do with left over wash and my low wines, as I explained in the beginning of my posI'm just curious if anyone has spirit run low wines at full stripped strength, then at diluted strength, and noticed difference in quality of finished product.
by the pure drop
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Good evening all. I sort of started this over in the UJSSM topic, but the direction I am going with this made me feel that it was getting away from UJSSM-specific arena. I'm talking about diluting a strip run in preperation for making my spirit run. I run a simple pot still with a bit more than a 5 ...
by the pure drop
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: diluting low wines in preperation for spirit run
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

diluting low wines in preperation for spirit run

Good evening all. I sort of started this over in the UJSSM topic, but the direction I am going with this made me feel that it was getting away from UJSSM-specific arena. I'm talking about diluting a strip run in preperation for making my spirit run. I run a simple pot still with a bit more than a 5 ...
by the pure drop
Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

this last wash I did was the first generation of this batch. I have collected nearly 3 gallons of low wines, having stripped down to around 25% abv with the resulting low wines sitting at 45% abv. I have my second generations fermenting happily now and will be running it off this coming weekend. I d...
by the pure drop
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Wax seal like maker's
Replies: 21
Views: 8959

Re: Wax seal like maker's

I don't know if this is what they use...but I have some dark (almost blood color) red hot glue sticks. I've used it for sealing the bottom of homemade airlocks. It coats really evenly and will create that "natural" drip down the sides, and when it dries, it's hard, but still retains a plasticity/ fl...
by the pure drop
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 157207

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

I just started a 5 gal batch of this in a 6.5 gal fermenter. Overnight it puked up through the airlock and made a huge mess lol. I know everyone comments on it's extremely vigorous ferment, but I never imagined it would go like that. Anyway, I wanted to say that while I was cooking this stuff up, th...
by the pure drop
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Still working on this
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Poitin from stout beer, sounds interesting and sounds like a big foamy mess in the still. I would think that making it from malted barley grain would be much cheaper lol. I have a pretty cheap source of pearled barley which I am considering using for a barley-esque ujssm variant. I'm thinking it wil...
by the pure drop
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Still working on this
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Thanks for the compliment Odin. Yes, I knew that poitin is un-aged and un-oaked...so it fit right in lol. I don't know how clear the label pic is, but I'll reprint the writting on the label: Stag's Head Poitin, The Pure Drop, This un-aged, double-distilled spirit is an American take on ancient Irish...
by the pure drop
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Still working on this
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Still working on this

Still working on this, but I thought I'd share my own label for my UJSSM variation. A little research I have dug up indicates that "poitin" basically is a term used for any illicit irish spirits. The traditional grain of choice for poitin seems to be barley, but it seems to have been made from nearl...
by the pure drop
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Thanks blind drunk....i hope that will be the case. If so, I'll maybe have to make that a regular practice lol. Well see, I'm going to run it tonight, take detailed notes and post what I come up with.
by the pure drop
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Quick question here gents, I have about 2.5 gallons of doublings of ujssm that I evidently allowed about 250 ml of heads into and I dont like the way it tastes at all. I dont want to pitch it down the sink I want to run it again. But I'm afraid that if I do run it again I will lose most of the flavo...
by the pure drop
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting pearled barley
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: Converting pearled barley

Thank you dndrhead. That is good to know. I've just never attempted to convert pearled barley, and wasn't sure if it would work. I understand that you can't malt pearled barley, just wanted to see if anyone has mashed with it. Ok, so I am planning a 5 gallon batch. I was figuring about 2 pounds of b...
by the pure drop
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting pearled barley
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Converting pearled barley

Hi all. I have checked the forums and have not yet stumbled upon information regarding mashing of pearled barley. I have done a few 5 gal batches of all barley malt mash and have enjoyed it, but the cost is a but higher than I want to keep up with. I can get large amounts of pearled barley and am wo...
by the pure drop
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Thanks for the replies. That was sort of what I thought. I also imagined that if all else fails re-pitch. Anyway, I've never actually had ujssm that would not start working off. All good info, thanks for the insights
by the pure drop
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Quick question while we are on the subject. If the wash was not aerated properly, or not at all, would the yeast begin to do their job and then just fizzle out? Or is it possible that without the proper amount of oxygen they won't start working at all? I've never encountered a wash that would not st...
by the pure drop
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Uncle Jesse, I must say that your recipe really got me on the right path. Sure, it's not all grain and all that, but who gives a fart? It's a damn good recipe, and in my opinion, after some airing out time...the stuff I have oaked, stands right up there with the commercial "all grain" likkers, and o...
by the pure drop
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Now, that's a good idea...putting some away for the kid's 18th. I've got two girls. If I put a jug on oak now, it will be 12 years old when she is 18...the other, a jug will be nearly 14 years old by the time she hits 18. I bet that will be some good swill! I say jug, because it will probably be too...
by the pure drop
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

If I may ask, what is it about the parts that throws you that off? What flavors do the oats contribute that you don't like?
by the pure drop
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hello all, I just wanted to share a grain bill that is new for me. Kind of an experiment. I am using the total grain weight/ sugar weight/ water volume as specified in the original UJSSM, with the addition of some pearled barley and some rolled oats. The grain bill was 70% corn, 20% pearled barley a...
by the pure drop
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4297
Views: 726513

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

I don't know about you lot, but I love the way this tastes white, after about 2 or 3 weeks in the jar...with a bit of "airing out" time (coffee filter on top of the jar) from time to time, and then tempered to sippin' strength. I like it clear is rain water. But then again, I've not tried to oak it,...