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by belialNZ
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Turbo Yeast and Bentonite
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Turbo Yeast and Bentonite

if it was done fermenting you knocked off the c02 clinging to particles, next time stir/shake, it will "clear" faster Now that might be it... after stirring in a mixture of boiling water and bentonite.. I also sprinkled some bentonite powder on to the wash.. and it reacted by fizzing vigorously, It...
by belialNZ
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Turbo Yeast and Bentonite
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Turbo Yeast and Bentonite

It definitely wasn't the stirring, not only did I give it a vigorous stirring while still in the 50 litre container, after pouring into 2 25 liter containers it was restired. In case it was just because of the agitation of the liquid, I left it alone in the new containers with airlocks, and saw no b...
by belialNZ
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Turbo Yeast and Bentonite
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Turbo Yeast and Bentonite

OK, I have noticed this 3 times now, and was wondering if anyone knew what was happening. I regularly make straight sugar washes using a 50 litre container, and out of convenience the last 3 times I have drained the result into 2 25 litre containers in order to add Bentonite in order to clear the wa...
by belialNZ
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 1 year in the making
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: 1 year in the making

Hmm, so I'd need a LOT of bottles/jugs to hold distillate till I had enough...

Long term plan however, after I build my own little distillery area of course, with some lifts, moving 60 litre fermenters gets tiring.
by belialNZ
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 1 year in the making
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: 1 year in the making

How big a barrels do other people use?

If I had my own house (still a renter) I think I'd get a very large one and keep distilling till I could fill it. 10 Litres just wasn't enough.
by belialNZ
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 1 year in the making
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: 1 year in the making

Hehehe, yes, it was hard waiting a year, and the worst part is, I've used all 10 litres up already (I had to give bottles to all my friends so they could enjoy it :-) ). 1 year to age, 1 week to appreciate. Still, distilling off first batch of a grain mash, very different smell to the UJSM (I guess ...
by belialNZ
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 1 year in the making
Replies: 9
Views: 982

1 year in the making

Just opened my 10 litre barrel of UJSM at the start of the month, its been aged for exactly 1 year. I was exceedingly happy with the results, similar in taste to a bourbon (I put maple sticks in the barrel with it hoping for that extra sweet tang). Was well worth the wait. Now, to try a full grain m...
by belialNZ
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Spent Yeast experiment
Replies: 19
Views: 3667

Re: Spent Yeast experiment

A FOAF (OK, it was me!) once attempted to ferment Coca Cola @ pH 2.0 for reasons which are now obscure. No go there. :shock: I did that once, as an experiment. Some friends drink a lot of Coke and were really fussy about it being flat, so I asked them to keep all the half bottles they usually wash ...
by belialNZ
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Look @ what I found on Craigslist.. COPPER PITCHER
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

doesn't worry me 1 bit :-)
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: First time distilling help
Replies: 45
Views: 5805

I can't work out how that still head works, can someone explain? EDIT[ worked it out now. silly blind old me missed the teeny leibig... although it seems obvious AS now.] I recognise the boiler tho :-) Still Spirits 25L. I got the same thing from the local brewshops, insisting there was nothing wron...
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: noob! from AK
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Yes, I am a kiwi, born and bred, haven't worked out how to make a still out of #8 wire yet, but I'm sure its possible if the lead content is 0...
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Brandy
Replies: 25
Views: 2515

If you want a strong brandy coloring, you need to age on wood. I had really good results with an apple experiment by macerating with some apples at 80%, then after it developed an apple taste (1 week approx), cut to 65% and aged in a barrel that I'd used for UJSM several times. It developed the bran...
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: noob! from AK
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Good plan :-) I can't speak with any real authority, as I haven't aged anything for 12 months yet. But I have noticed considerable results from aging in barrels, but my longest has only been 2 months in a 5Litre barrel. I have 10 Litres in a barrel that I don't plan to touch till 12 months are up, b...
by belialNZ
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 48H T/Y fermenting for 12+days
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: 48H T/Y fermenting for 12+days

Too much sugar mate. For a 25 litre wash with a turbo, you're looking at around 6kg's of sugar.
by belialNZ
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: When is Turbo yeast done?
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

If you do use a clearing agent, I recommend bentonite. I believe it was Pinto who told me how to use it best (use a blender with boiling hot water and add it while blending, then stir it into the wash). I used about 10 tablespoons last time. Bentonite has a flavour reducing effect, which is why its ...
by belialNZ
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Stripping Run in a Potstill w/ a Parrot...
Replies: 68
Views: 87100

OMG Pinto!

That is great, My last batch I just collected into containers and took away some from the end and the start...

NEXT TIME I'm going to taste them ALL and see about these flavour transitions and see what kind of result I get.

Very informative post, thank you.
by belialNZ
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Appletons Rum
Replies: 23
Views: 7972

One day I intend to live in a rural setting again, having grown up on a large orchard/farm, I do miss it.

And I will definitely be growing corn at the very least :-)

Growing some indoor berry plants in my flat, but doubt I'll ever see them produce enough fruit to do much with :-)
by belialNZ
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: When is Turbo yeast done?
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

for turbo yeast, yes, definitely let it clear, or aide the clearing process with a clearing agent, isinglass or bentonite, or one of the other alternatives. It may just be me, but I found it difficult to get a nice clean tasting product from a turbo wash without multiple distillations (I don't bothe...
by belialNZ
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Puking Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Happened to me last weekend, had a small about of puking into my last stripping run.

Used it in the spirit run with no negative effects. Well, not that I've noticed.
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you could choose
Replies: 80
Views: 9939

When firearm ownership was made virtually illegal in Australia suicide by shooting dropped around 80%. During the same period suicide by hanging increased by around 80%. blanik hhehe, little surprise there, if someone wants to kill themselves, they will. Ban rope and they'll be drowning themselves....
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you could choose
Replies: 80
Views: 9939

Re: If you could choose

one pistol to save your life, which one would it be? Well, I know very little about pistols, but after watching lots of zombie movies... I would go for the one that holds the most bullets :-) However, on a personal (And not really political note, as thats against the rules), I'd stay in a country w...
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Appletons Rum
Replies: 23
Views: 7972

I thought about making an attempt at coopering, just so I could try to make some barrels out of some non standard woods, particularly fruit woods. I think it’d impart a much different array of flavors than white oak. OOOooo I'd be keen to hear how that goes, I was thinking about that myself for the...
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Is there a way or special procedure to figure out what kind
Replies: 18
Views: 2098

us dollar and now days there is shortage the price for the blak labe reached abot 330 us dollar. Can certainly see why there might be a lot of.. questionable.. illegal booze around then! Make your own mate, you only live once, may as well make something you know is safe, and you enjoy, than to drin...
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Is there a way or special procedure to figure out what kind
Replies: 18
Views: 2098

I am in Saudi Arabia the alchohol is prohibted here we pay in the black market about 100$ for the bottel of whiskey hehehe, I know people who travel there regularly for work and make a tidy profit selling commercial liquor (purchased duty free when leaving). Prohibiting alcohol never leads to anyth...
by belialNZ
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Thawed Frozen Corn in a Sugar wash?
Replies: 3
Views: 839

My first 3 runs of UJSM where made using thawed frozen corn (blended up, not just whole). Given that a UJSM is basically a flavoured sugar wash (if you exclude the backset), then yes, you will get corn flavour in the result. If you're going to add corn to a sugar wash for flavour, then you may as we...
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Should I Try It?
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

go for it.
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Recycled the old
Replies: 26
Views: 15104

liquordude wrote:10,000 lake in this state
Thats a fair few.....

Sigh, I hate living in the city.
by belialNZ
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Recycled the old
Replies: 26
Views: 15104

forget the still, where IS that, looks really nice. Oh wait, I'll just presume its some big lake in a country where you probably shouldn't tell me where you live :-)

And that is nice looking work on the still, I'm envious. I like the way you can break it down.
by belialNZ
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Greetings all :)
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Some flavourings are actually very nice. But I wouldn't rate any of the bourbon "flavourings" I've tried among them.

But still, I'd say go for it, and try it out, and learn :-)

Before long you'll be planning your own still... I know I am.
by belialNZ
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: clearing a UJSM with egg whites???
Replies: 19
Views: 2338

Yeh, I'm the same.

It ferments... I notice its stopped, but I'm kinda busy with stuff, but make a mental note that if I get some free time in the upcoming weekend, its ready...

And by the time I take it off, its more than clear enough to distill.