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by yankeeclear
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Rerunning Feints
Replies: 143
Views: 63018

Re: Rerunning Feints

Devonhomebrew wrote:Ive already got 5L feints :o im gonna save up 15L and run it as a stripping run my feints are 40%+ I love this hobby.
Assume you mean "spirit" run not "stripping" run, correct?
by yankeeclear
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

1 do stripping run take this backset for next fermentation 2 collect enough to water down to less than 80proof and then rerun going slower and making cuts +1 1 i get. 2, though, still confuses me. when you say collect enough to water down to less than 80 proof, are you referring to the distillate f...
by yankeeclear
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

DuckofDeath wrote:1 do stripping run take this backset for next fermentation
2 collect enough to water down to less than 80proof and then rerun going slower and making cuts
+1
by yankeeclear
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

So i read this recipe over(and all 177pages) and really cant find very many if at all that just run it straight off a pot still once. Or keep anything from one run. The first run will be lower ABV and lower quality than adding the first run to the second as UJ process recommends. Combining the firs...
by yankeeclear
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Check your PH. Odin. I have experienced varying occurance of ferment stalling at different generations of this recipe, due solely to the pH dropping well into the acidic range. I've had stalls as early as 3rd gen and also much later. Don't know why it varies but that's another issue. The best / che...
by yankeeclear
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Shiner wrote:We're on our third batch of UJSSM and my partner in this misunderstood the yeast issue and threw a third of a cup of yeast in the new batch instead of just using the existing yeast in the old wash.

Will this create a problem for this wash, like an off taste or such?
No harm done, you'll be fine.
by yankeeclear
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

i did my first ever run of ujssm last night. followed the recipe to a t. it fermented 5 days and was still bubbling through air lock. only got a quart of product. expected much more. made the sour mash for the second run. sould i all ways wait till it stops bubbling? how much output should one get?...
by yankeeclear
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Well i'm new to this like really new, lol. I started my first mash 4 days ago, and the mash is still bubbling, When I started the mash i didnt take into consideration that all of the ingredients wouldn't fit into a 5 gallon container. I ended up splitting it into a one gallon and the five gallon ca...
by yankeeclear
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Backset sugar mix is cooled yes. Just tested and the ph strips i have only go to 4.0. The reading was a 3.7. What can i do or what should i do? Dissolve calcium carbonate in water, then add solution to xxxx, then test again. Repeat as necessary, trial and error. Preferrably you can add the cc solut...
by yankeeclear
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Backset sugar mix is cooled yes. Just tested and the ph strips i have only go to 4.0. The reading was a 3.7. What can i do or what should i do? Dissolve calcium carbonate in water, then add solution to xxxx, then test again. Repeat as necessary, trial and error. Preferrably you can add the cc solut...
by yankeeclear
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Sorry I forgot to mention a few small details also. After racking I fill with cold water about 3gal. I make my run and use 1gal backset to add my sugar to and pour that in the mix then remove and replace corn and top off up to 6gal mark. Ill see if I have any of my wine ph strips left from back in ...
by yankeeclear
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Ive run two 6 gal fermentors for the last two months being about 8-9 generations. Same yeast as day one. Know things have slowed to a crawl. My question is... should I procceed as normal but just repitch? or start with fresh corn? or rinse current corn and replace spent corn and keep on keepin on? ...
by yankeeclear
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What still to built or buy?
Replies: 303
Views: 188902

Re: What still to built or buy?

So if I build my still using a 1/2 keg and a 40" boka column, should I make it modular so that I can reduce the height and make it perform like a pot still? As in, take the plate & condenser part off, add a Leibig condenser to it, and run like that? Your choice, but that is pretty much what I did. ...
by yankeeclear
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 206271

Re: I SHOT MY THUMB

I SHOT MY THUMB WITH A 9/16” STAPLE. Doing some upholstery work today I was distracted by my 33 yo son and shot a staple right through my thumb. I was stapled to a piece of plywood. Luckily there was a tack/staple remover in arms reach. I stretched over, grabbed it and pried my thumb and staple loo...
by yankeeclear
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

So when you do your first strip run you get a bunch of the same liquid, after the foreshots. Then to do a spirit run off that you dilute it with backset to 30%? At that stage is when you take the necessary cuts, as well? Yes, that is one way to do it. Some like to dilute with backset, others with f...
by yankeeclear
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 78
Views: 45801

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

So when you do your first strip run you get a bunch of the same liquid, after the foreshots. Then to do a spirit run off that you dilute it with backset to 30%? At that stage is when you take the necessary cuts, as well? Yes, that is one way to do it. Some like to dilute with backset, others with f...
by yankeeclear
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Ribrob wrote: Should I be shaking the fermenter every once in a while? I've read it in other recipes but it doesn't say to do it on this one...
Nah, no need. Just keep oxygen out, let CO2 escape, keep temperature stable and limit light exposure and the yeast should do the rest on their own.
by yankeeclear
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

I'm attempting to use this recipe for my first run and I have a few questions. I will apologize ahead if any of them are stupid. :oops: 1.) Do I have to keep the fermentor at 75 degrees with this recipe? 2.) On the wiki, it says to add all the ingredients and close the fermentor. Do I use an airloc...
by yankeeclear
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

So is a 'stripping run' where you re-distill your weaker alcohols???? No. A 'stripping run' is when you run your mash/wash without making cuts (no harm in pulling foreshots though). This is done to accumulate 'low wines' (weaker alcohols). The low wines are then processed in a 'spirit run' where pr...
by yankeeclear
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

M_Wag13 wrote:If I am doing a 40 gallon mash of UJSSM do I need to use more than 1 tbs of distillers yeast?
You don't "need" to, but the more yeast, the faster it will work for you. I would add ~1/4 cup myself.
by yankeeclear
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

condo33 wrote:It was a stripping run really, but I made 200ml cuts to start to train my nose, mouth, and touch. Kept me busy that's for sure.
Atta-boy! :thumbup:
by yankeeclear
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 778057

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Quick question?? What is the favored brand of crack corn?? I checked the wiki I haven't found a reference to a certain brand anywhere. I've switched from cracked corn to steam rolled corn. It is widely available in the USA from a number of farm suppliers, notably Blue Seal. These are whole-corn ker...
by yankeeclear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 206271

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

NY Chris, I too was recently reminded that things can go wrong in a hurry. Stay sharp and on task!
by yankeeclear
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 206271

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Last night I experienced my worst disaster to date. I was clarifying 35 lbs of sugar in a 5 gal stock pot over a gas cooker last night in the garage. Air temperature was ~25 F and the heat up was coming along slower than I would have liked. The sugar was mostly dissolved but far from clear so I figu...
by yankeeclear
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 176882

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

I just dont see a point in keeping the first jar of heads. This is only my 3rd time stilling and i would rather error on the side of caution. How far down do you collect on your striping run? I agree with you. I am extremely conservative on cuts and put all my heads to solvent/fire-starter/fire-sou...
by yankeeclear
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 176882

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

i want to know if i can run all 9 gal. of this wash through my 15.5 keg still (1gal. left behind as trube) on the stripping run or should i split it up. i would like to do it in one run. its just a keg with a cork and a copper coil. i plan to run it tonight and post pics tomorrow Don't see why you ...
by yankeeclear
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Special K Vodka
Replies: 35
Views: 2915

Re: Special K Vodka

Odin - thanks for the recipe and the update. I will definitely be trying your recipe and will let you know how it goes when I do. Anyone else care to share their experience? Sam?

pounsfos - I will be interested to hear how your product turns out - don;t forget to share!
by yankeeclear
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Special K Vodka
Replies: 35
Views: 2915

Re: Special K Vodka

Hi guys. I am long overdue for a neutral run. Tried BW last year but way too neutral for straight drinking. I ended up using it primarily for maceration (blueberry, strawberry) and Bloody Marys. I am leaning toward Rad's All Bran recipe but thought I'd check-in to see how the R&D is going on this on...
by yankeeclear
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 166770

Re: deathwish wheat germ yeast?

i have bakers yeast (lowans) and this turbo: http://www.milehidistilling.com/products/new-48-hour-turbo-yeast-with-ag.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow which one will taste better :?: Stay away from turbo yeast. Stick to bakers, distillers or brewers yeast. ok... bu...
by yankeeclear
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 166770

Re: deathwish wheat germ yeast?

kobold wrote:i have bakers yeast (lowans) and this turbo: http://www.milehidistilling.com/product ... th-ag.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow which one will taste better :?:
Stay away from turbo yeast. Stick to bakers, distillers or brewers yeast.