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by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?

Also, it seems like many people on this forum use really low ABV yeast or bread yeast. Why? Why not get as much alcohol as you can from each batch using champagne or turbo yeast? Just curious! Quality over Quantity...if you are distilling for the sole purpose of a cheap "high" go for it, no one her...
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?

Feel free to correct my anyone...(Uncle Jesse?) But it's always been my understanding that the purpose for "Simple Sour Mash Method" was for those of us how can't get cheap corn, or don't have the time, aptitude, patience or fortitude to mash umpteen pounds/kilos of corn/maze...BUT who still like to...
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: How to do individual botanical “sample” runs?!
Replies: 41
Views: 707

Re: How to do individual botanical “sample” runs?!

+1 Saltbush and Otis AND there is an old adage..."the whole is not equal to the sum of it's parts"...simple stated, you can run five or ten or twenty different herbs or spices and then blend them together...2 cc of part A, 5 cc of part B etc and from this you'll think you have a handle on a complete...
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Does ageing whiskey affect alcohol measuring?
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Does ageing whiskey affect alcohol measuring?

If you have a lab it could be measured but the difference is tiny... your talking amounts in the ppt range. If you need to know, weigh a large "watch class" and take the tare. Pour a 1/2 fl oz of whisky onto the watch glass and let the liquid evaporate to dryness and reweigh the watch glass and you'...
by kiwi Bruce
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3546
Views: 365253

Re: Jokes

A Thanks Giving Story...real too, funny as hell but no joke. I had read a book written by a civil war vet from Ohio, Bob Strong..." A US privates Civil War" (I found it a very good read, by the way) My oldest son was 13 at the time and asked if he could read it when I was finished...He was about hal...
by kiwi Bruce
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Pigroasters new optimal profile for oak aging sticks
Replies: 142
Views: 66317

Re: Pigroasters new optimal profile for oak aging sticks

PR I have an oddball question...how did you wind up with a blank line in your profile next to "Last Visited" ?
by kiwi Bruce
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Found this history of bourbon online today!
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Found this history of bourbon online today!

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:55 pm
Really.
OK a Buffalo Turd in a bottle of whiskey would be better than most of those images...
by kiwi Bruce
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: vitamin B question
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: vitamin B question

Boil two heaping tablespoons of yeast and boil them in a little of your wash if possable/ If not just use water...when this has cooled add it to your wash while yelling at the top of your voice ..."THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU LITTLE (use your favorite expletive here) IF YOU DON'T MAKE SOME ...
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Yeast supply in the UK
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Yeast supply in the UK

Alcophile wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:18 am
I've not tied it yet but looking at Lalvin EC1118 available from Amazon £14.99 for 50g. Not been able to find dady without prohibitive delivery charges.
Please...before you spend 15 quid on yeast, at least give bakers a go...you wont be disappointed.
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Found this history of bourbon online today!
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Found this history of bourbon online today!

just the thought of using used fish barrel...charred of not, that is a revolting thought :roll: * twas a joke * :wink: 1790s: Bourbon Accidentally Get Barrel Aged Many claim that a Bourbon County pastor and distiller named Elijah Craig was the first to figure out that the cheapest storage method wa...
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Good bye James, no more vodka martinis for you
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Good bye James, no more vodka martinis for you

James Bond is dead...the hero that made the vodka martini, shaken not stirred, an international classic.
Sean Connery had a pritty good run too...he was 90.
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Found this history of bourbon online today!
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Found this history of bourbon online today!

Interesting read. I always get a laugh out of the "distinctive product" BS. Nice laws to enrich a few, in the name of cultural protection. Clearly didn't make the product better *cough* MGP *cough*. I happen to agree with the law to only use new, never used, white oak barrels...the law makers must ...
by kiwi Bruce
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

"Sheep Dip" for sheep had a petroleum smell with a plastic like under tone...( Yes I have been in it, twice in fact, as a kid) I don't think anyone uses it any more, which is a good thing, it was nasty stuff. It's been replaced by an internal "oral dose"/"drench" Sheep dip for people...Not my favori...
by kiwi Bruce
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Expat wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:27 am
The Balvenie 12 double wood
I just got a bottle (birthday mid month)

IT WAS $60 FREAKING DOLLARS ! ! !
by kiwi Bruce
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: What's your favourite commercial Scotch?

Expat wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:27 am
The Balvenie 12 double wood
+1 :clap:
by kiwi Bruce
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: aging wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: aging wood.

Oak chips and nut wood chips are fine, don't use the fruit wood chips as these are from trees that have been sprayed with pesticides multiple times a year, not good for your health in the long run. Do a lot of reading on how to use the chips and how much to use...staves are available on line but the...
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

a warm he-shed
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

but not downunder !
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

and snow ! OHMY
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

ice and hail
by kiwi Bruce
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

not very stinky
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Medicine taste in stilled rum
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: Medicine taste in stilled rum

Karooboy, does it taste anything like laphroaig Single Malt ? (hoping you've had a chance to try some...of course)
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Grape brandy tastes like whisky
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Grape brandy tastes like whisky

Good booze is made using time and patients.....not sugar, vanilla essence and short cuts. +1 Bill, Your still repetitively new at this so don't be too discouraged. So it's not what you expected...it's still drinkable...we all learn from our mishaps, and you'll have a better go next time round...or ...
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Notable and quotable
Replies: 666
Views: 58257

Re: Notable and quotable

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:40 pm
You can read theory untill the cows come home....at the end of the day its experience and results that count......my experience and results say I' ll stand by shadys ideas on the subject.
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6013
Views: 238001

Re: The liar's bench

Truckinbutch wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:42 pm
I've tried flushing her twice and that just gave me more bathroom cleaning duty .
Odd hobbies us retired folks will take up .
That's what happens when you try to baptist a cat !
No more big whoppers for a while...I'll have to work on that !
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?

I've been doing a lot of research on this...I'll start a new thread on the topic...but I think the answer is blossoms and flowers, just trying to find how they were used in an absinthe.
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Neutral 'Bite' - Unstable Fermentation Temp, Invert Sugar or Simple Syrup?
Replies: 73
Views: 1976

Re: Neutral 'Bite' - Unstable Fermentation Temp, Invert Sugar or Simple Syrup?

HomerD wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:39 am
Does it matter if it’s food grade or not?
Homer
Our concern with "food grade" is if any part of an item we use can still over...unlike beer brewing, where everything must be food grade because we drink it all... a lot of what we use stays in the spent wash :- pot-ale/dunder/backset...etc
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5917
Views: 183099

Re: Three Word Story

but farts don't !
by kiwi Bruce
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Neutral 'Bite' - Unstable Fermentation Temp, Invert Sugar or Simple Syrup?
Replies: 73
Views: 1976

Re: Neutral 'Bite' - Unstable Fermentation Temp, Invert Sugar or Simple Syrup?

HomerD wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:53 am
zapata wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:44 pm
That's not a time out, he flat out doesn't exist.
I hate that. He had some really good posts.

Homer
I was told/read that he'll be back
acfixer69 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Nine inch has earned some time out. Everyone remember this is a global forum. This is a joke thread. Keep it humor. I'll unlock it.