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by Crunched
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Hook Rum
Replies: 347
Views: 155268

Re: Hook Rum

LWTCS wrote:Fruity aromatics are normal for new born rums.
Good to know. I did a 25L wash and after the stipping run I added 10L of dunder back into a fermenter and made up another batch with that. So I'm steadily working away at building up a good dunder pit.
by Crunched
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Hook Rum
Replies: 347
Views: 155268

Re: Hook Rum

I've just run my first batch of this - never done a molasses wash before, so this was all new to me. After the stripping run, it smelt like apple pie and was pretty nasty. Then after the spirit run it still has a lot of that smell to it. I have the jars airing and will leave them for 24 hours before...
by Crunched
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Better Operation of a Brew Shop CM Still (novice guide)
Replies: 77
Views: 99315

Re: Better Operation of a Brew Shop CM Still (novice guide)

I've got one of these still spirits super reflux condensers and I've just started doing a stripping run after taking out the packing and re-jigging my water lines. My question is - for a stripping run, do I really need to run any cooling water at all? If it's operating in pot still mode, can't I ju...
by Crunched
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Better Operation of a Brew Shop CM Still (novice guide)
Replies: 77
Views: 99315

Re: Better Operation of a Brew Shop CM Still (novice guide)

I've got one of these still spirits super reflux condensers and I've just started doing a stripping run after taking out the packing and re-jigging my water lines. My question is - for a stripping run, do I really need to run any cooling water at all? If it's operating in pot still mode, can't I jus...
by Crunched
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Calling the rum-essence experts!
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Calling the rum-essence experts!

I've managed to find an rum essence to mix with my neutral that tastes very close to what I am after, however I'm now finding that my neutral isn't harsh enough for the purpose. I drink rum & coke, and I'm ending up having to mix almost twice as much of this rum with my coke otherwise the drink just...
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: To clear or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: To clear or not?

Prairiepiss wrote:Don't forget to dilute your spirits to 40% or less before charging the still for the second run.
Thanks Prairiepiss!
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: To clear or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: To clear or not?

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=15489 Ah yep, now I understand what this vinegar business is about. The still is actually one that has been used by the friend who gave it to me, but I still gave it a good clean last weekend and ran some cheap vodka through it to clean it out. I ...
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: To clear or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: To clear or not?

blind drunk wrote:Don't forget to do a vinegar cleaning run and an ethanol sacrificial run as well. You should not drink your first run. You may have already done that ...
What's a vinegar cleaning run? :|
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New guy from Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: New guy from Oz

Hi rad, thanks for the greetings! As for my still, I got given a 25L Still Spirits still with the super reflux condenser. My original wash I have detailed just now here: http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=22830" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow The most b...
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: To clear or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 504

To clear or not?

So I put down my first wash about 7 days ago. I decided to do a basic wash pretty much following the advice of the homebrew shop guy knowing that the first batch won't be the best by far. This way I can compare successive batches as I make changes for the better. I used a Essencia Super 6 Ultra Pure...
by Crunched
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New guy from Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 189

New guy from Oz

Hey all, I'm new here - been reading up quite a bit over the last couple of weeks and have started my first wash. I'm from Australia where this sort of thing isn't exactly encouraged, so this site has been really helpful for me.

Looking forward to some great results!