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by New to distilling
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Second run alcohol percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Second run alcohol percentage

Well I've just put down my first grain whiskey. Going to try the sweet feed receipe going to run it through my semi fractioning coloum at 65% hoping the flavour will still be there.
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Second run alcohol percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Second run alcohol percentage

Cheers Chris, Just viewed it, that makes sense,
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Second run alcohol percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Second run alcohol percentage

Thanks, My biggest issue was stripping out the flavor, bit of trial & error I guess, hopefully not too much error!
by New to distilling
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Second run alcohol percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Second run alcohol percentage

Hi Folks forgive my ignorance as I usually use a reflux still and sugar washers for neturals but have recently purchased a stainless Steel pot sill with a high-ish narrow stainless steel cap almost like a very small fractioning column. I have never made corn whiskeys, bourbons etc but am beginning m...
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Methanol in sugar washes
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Re: Methanol in sugar washes

I think that has been my problem I usually only do one wash every two months or so, and just being a tad to greedy with the cuts, Think its time to start taking it off in 500ml jars and getting more familiar with it. Redistilling the heads and tails with the next wash and keep a good quaility wash c...
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Methanol in sugar washes
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Re: Methanol in sugar washes

Totally agree
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Methanol in sugar washes
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Re: Methanol in sugar washes

Oh it makes no difference what so ever just curious on others thoughts
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Methanol in sugar washes
Replies: 8
Views: 3628

Methanol in sugar washes

I have read a lot about methanol on this site, I was once told you don't get methanol in a sugar wash or at least not enough to harm you. Does this include all sugars molasses etc?
by New to distilling
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE

Cheers
by New to distilling
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE

Yep fair call, I get the saftey issue. Yes Turbo wash
by New to distilling
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE

15 minutes is good these reflux stills in NZ ard designed to be left and checked twice an hour, no flame just an element inside even the instruction videos say it? I couuld understand if I were doing it with an open flame I might monitor it. What about my cloudy issue?
by New to distilling
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE
Replies: 13
Views: 791

SUGAR HEAD RUN ISSUE

Ran a sugar wash through my reflux still last night, checked it every 15 min's or so, came out and at one stage thecooling hose had come loose, vapour everywhere, hooked her back up and kept going once finished I diluted it with water to 40 percent, this morning looked at it and it was very very sli...
by New to distilling
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Converting starch

I have just read about malting barley, is there a simple recipe using malted barley in the tried and true receipes ? Starting with malted barley. Would be an easier way. And more consistent. And there isn't a specific section on malting and mashing. You will just have to search for AG threads. Or ma...
by New to distilling
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Cheers
by New to distilling
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Converting starch

Thanks
by New to distilling
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Converting starch

I'm very keen to have a crack ,Where do I learn how to sprout malt and do what with corn on this site?
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Converting starch

Yep, I get what your saying, I have been on a journey to make the perfect Vodka/Neautral I possibly could from sugar wash's when they say the best Vodka is made from wheat, rye, barley, corn, or potatoes
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Converting starch

Not the same as in different type of sugar?
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Converting starch
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Converting starch

Hi Folks,
Here's the thing I don't get, If we are trying to convert starch out of the grains and adding emzimes to extract the sugar, why aren't we just using sugar in the first instance? why mess around with sprouting, malting etc
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Here's the thing I don't get (getting off the yeast topic a bit sorry) If we are trying to convert starch out of the grains and adding emzimes to extract the sugar, why aren't we just using sugar in the first instance?
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Thanks Chris that will come in handy come summer! Stirred up a DWWB on Saturday with an OG of 1.077 using Fleischmanns Active Bread Yeast. SG today is 1.03 with big burps on the airlock every three seconds. So my DWWG beer is doing quite well. At this rate I should reach 1.00 in the next day or so. ...
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Thanks the different yeasts for fruit etc will come in handy. I do usually use red or white wine yeasts for my fruit but usually leave them as wines. I have about 5 peach trees that I get a lot of peach's off in the summer. I must find a good recepie on this forum to make a run with them or maybe ju...
by New to distilling
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Ha ha your right it would, Good to see another Kiwi!
by New to distilling
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Re: Bakers Yeast

Yep, I did tell him distilling but your'd be right, just another way to sell his wares, I did use what is our equililant to Red Star here (I guess) in New Zealand here which is Edmonds baking yeast on the Birdwatchers wash and it comes out ok, but still can taste that tomatoe paste coming through. T...
by New to distilling
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bakers Yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 1560

Bakers Yeast

This is just general yeast used in bread making? I remember the bloke at the brew shop telling me never to use it? Was he having me on?
by New to distilling
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Making my first Neutral
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Making my first Neutral

Hi Folks' I have been making a neutral with the turbo yeast and sugar wash, I am very,very inexperienced in using grains/corn (never done it). I want to be able to make a fairly decent neutral with no funky smells, I am interested in making a run using Molasis or Potatoes as these are the easiest fo...
by New to distilling
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Hmm, never thought of that, my other drum has pretty much finished, so I will transfer over and see if that makes a difference. Thanks Rad.
by New to distilling
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Yeast Bomb? I have 2 washers down at the moment 1x25ltr in a 30ltr drum which is going fine, the other made at the same time with exactly the same ingredents same yeast the lot (except) 25 ltr wash but in a 60 ltr drum, which is not very happy at all. Had a sip, still very sweet with hardly any acti...
by New to distilling
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

calcium carbonate for ph To bring it up? and what down?