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by MountedGoat
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Is yours really better than commercial?
Replies: 40
Views: 3054

Re: Is yours really better than commercial?

I was just told by an old distiller two words of wisdom that have had more impact in my last year than all the knowledge I "thought" I had. Cut all your booze to 40%-80proof to serve to others, otherwise you will be seen as that moonshiner and not like you are trying to make a product that is compar...
by MountedGoat
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Pioneer Spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Pioneer Spirits

ditto, any updates?
by MountedGoat
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My Alembic and What I have found...
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: My Alembic and What I have found...

So I have just finished up a couple more runs and this time it was a grappa style spirit that I will call Grape Rum (due to the pomace and sugar). I used a false bottom, removed the reflux lentil and finished a run in three hours with 3 gallons of 70 proof stuff. It was great out of the condenser. T...
by MountedGoat
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117262

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Any news Uncle Jessie? How about a website update? Looking forward to your rum coming out when it does!
by MountedGoat
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: happy birthday uncle jessie
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: happy birthday uncle jessie

Definitely a Cheers to you!
by MountedGoat
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do you make most often?
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

What do you make most often?

I really don't have much experience outside of fruit washes and was just wondering what everyone else kinda specializes in?
by MountedGoat
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Grappa...tasting notes
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Grappa...tasting notes

You know, maybe it is just me and maybe I am spot on here, but I feel as though I can taste a lot of the copper in my grappa that I made the other day. Maybe Chemist can chime in on this one. I am drinking it at about 65% and it has a taste...not metallic, but similar. Kinda like a metal taste witho...
by MountedGoat
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Grappa Making
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Grappa Making

As mentioned there are other posts that are far more in depth, but the short answer is: 1. Make wine using grapes and press the skins off the juice. 2. Take the skins from the press, add water and sugar and yeast. 3. Ferment for another month or so till dry. 4. Place this "grappa wine" into the stil...
by MountedGoat
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: spirit run theory
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: spirit run theory

Another thing to consider is that running a stripping run slower has the same effect as running a spirit run slower, which actually would put your spirit run that much farther ahead. Not unless you were going to make cuts on it. It'd make no difference cause you are going to use all the fractions a...
by MountedGoat
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Triple distilling
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Re: Triple distilling

I ran a brandy only once and it came out with great flavor. With whiskey you want flavor as well, so less is better unless you are looking for less flavor. The less times you run you have to pick out only the hearts, the more you run, the more neutral the flavor becomes so do what tastes best for you.
by MountedGoat
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Links to Relieve Boredom
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Links to Relieve Boredom

That onslaught game is litterally the devil.

http://www.digg.com

That will turn you onto a thousand different things that can waste your time.
by MountedGoat
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: share your chili recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: share your chili recipes

You know guys, I love that everyone on here is good at different things and that there are different ways about going about things. When the post asks for specifics, why not deliver if you have something? He is asking for a chili recipe because he wants to learn a recipe. If when you first came to t...
by MountedGoat
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My Alembic and What I have found...
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

Re: My Alembic and What I have found...

Without the lentil, I too, start to run the water, and begin collection @ 65 degrees, but have never run it past 92 degrees. I tend to collect all the way down to 40 proof. It's easy to throw out the tails later. What size run are you doing and how long is it taking you? Are you finding a similar o...
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My Alembic and What I have found...
Replies: 7
Views: 3768

My Alembic and What I have found...

http://www.copper-alembic.com/shop/images/uploads/72540.jpg I just got two questions in the span of ten minutes asking questions about the alembic that I use and what experiences I have had with it. I know that it isn't the work horse of this forum, though I think that there are enough folk here th...
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Is yours really better than commercial?
Replies: 40
Views: 3054

Re: Is yours really better than commercial?

Consistency is difficult I am sure even for the larger guys. The real thing though is that if I am a consumer and drinking one bottle at a time then I am not going to notice a difference really. Also there is going to be no sign of a change of batches on something like smirnoff. I am running grappa ...
by MountedGoat
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Is yours really better than commercial?
Replies: 40
Views: 3054

Is yours really better than commercial?

I ask this not because I doubt it, but because I keep asking myself this question. I mean, commercial distillers have nothing but money at hand (talking large ones, not micro) and make a very consistent drinkable product. I haven't ever tasted another home distiller's product and so really only have...
by MountedGoat
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Distilate Amount help
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: Distilate Amount help

Takes me an hour with propane to heat both the still and reflux lentil. I throw out 500ml to the shots and get a very consistent 150 for about 8L and then it is onto tails. On 25gal at 14%, this is what I get. Finish in 7 hours.
by MountedGoat
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Shiny floaties
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Shiny floaties

As I have mentioned before, I use an alembic with a water bath vacuum around the lid. There are these shiny little floating islands in that water that look the way gas in a puddle does, all rainbowed. It isn't gas there, so what could it be? It is more metalic. This is run number 7 or 8 and I haven'...
by MountedGoat
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3022

Re: recipe for pie

All you people (what do you mean, you people) need to calm down. We all know that Dunder was having a moment, Punkin isn't racist, THM needs to settle down and Blanik can stick around. Now let's get back to the topic on hand and that is pie recipe's. If you have posted a recipe then quit posting mor...
by MountedGoat
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Grappa Making
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Grappa Making

Just did a run today and came away with 3 gal of 70%. Very nice. Ran the last gallon down to 45% to put in the next run. happy happy. Now to water down and pass out to friends and junk. Thanksgiving will be enjoyable. What kind of end quantity are you finding you get. I figure about 8-10% final usin...
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Links to Relieve Boredom
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Links to Relieve Boredom

Onslaught

One of those Tower defense games that I have litterally wasted about 10 days worth of time at work doing.
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Links to Relieve Boredom
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Links to Relieve Boredom

Porn-O-Matic Long John Silver by Jimbo There you are, lounging around the public library wearing nothing but socks when suddenly you take off your wedding rings. Surprised, you stash the inflatable sheep under the couch and are happy to see the whole high school cheerleading team sensuously eating ...
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Links to Relieve Boredom
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Links to Relieve Boredom

Here's one that'll waste fifteen minutes at work too... Movie Plot generator Big Screen Movie an original screenplay concept by Jimbo Science Fiction: A kind hearted prostitute teams up with an alcoholic ex-CIA agent to win a wager. In the process they accidentally kill a super intelligent chimpanz...
by MountedGoat
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Question on Precipitate
Replies: 50
Views: 4879

Re: Stillin' Season

That's tasting off the worm at 81%, but clear as a bell the oak flavour. Not to continue off topic, though I have talked with a couple of guys that swear that if you use wine that has sulphur added to it, it comes through in the distillate. Maybe if it was just added, though I used wine many times ...
by MountedGoat
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Question on Precipitate
Replies: 50
Views: 4879

Re: Stillin' Season

Feel kinda sorry for you folks up there on the other side. Here it's stillin season all year round, just need a smart protective dawg. There is no amount of guard dog that can protect us from stupid neighbors that decide to show up at the wrong opportune time. They always come by during stilling, s...
by MountedGoat
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3022

Re: recipe for pie

went to italy and had some cavallo, horse. Kinda freaky, though tasted just fine. I would say that if it tastes good with a blindfold, then who cares what it is, right? If you ever have extra mac n' cheese leftover, take and cube some cheese and wrap the mac and cheese around it in a ball. Then brea...
by MountedGoat
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3022

Re: recipe for pie

Dunder, our pot pie is their mince pie. Like metric measurements and imperial. Same volume, different name. Essentially I am looking for an Australian or New Zealand Pot Pie recipe. Really looking just for the filling more than anything else.
by MountedGoat
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3022

Re: recipe for pie

well shoot. That looks nice, though is a little thicker than I remember.

How thick you make it Punkin, JD, Coops and Blanik?
by MountedGoat
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Can't get the yeast I like anymore.......
Replies: 10
Views: 5593

Re: Can't get the yeast I like anymore.......

EC-1118 is a strain of Pris de Mousse. Any strain of such a thing will work similar. Try Pasteur Champagne yeast, or any champagne yeast. Also keep the eye out for PDM (Pris De Mousse) as just named that. All yeast can get pretty high in alcohol, just depends on the nutrients and ferment temp. EC-11...
by MountedGoat
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3022

Re: recipe for pie

Yeah Dunder, mince is their hamburger/ground beef. Essentially I am asking for their pot pie recipe. Difference being that our pot pies are like a thick creamy chicken stew with peas and carrots and whathaveyou. When I traveled through NZ and Oz I took to like a fish to water and ate at least a pie ...