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by Undies
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I was wondering along these lines too. Leaving the lid off (or covered with cloth) a demijohn - will that air it out, or does it need a large mouth?
by Undies
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks for the feedback. It's more a calculator to get you started when shopping for supplies. That said, if anyone has any ideas how much water might be needed, I'm happy to add it to the calculator.
by Undies
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey everyone. Thanks to those of you that helped out. In return, I've move the calculator to an easier to remember place...

https://birdwatchers.info/
by Undies
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Corsaire wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:44 am
Yup, that's exactly what you need.
The ingredients kind of give it away.
Maybe you need less lemons in the recipe. Get some pH strips to check, they cost almost nothing.
by Undies
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I often leave it sit for a few months, so as long as it is still sterile, I'd imagine you'll be fine.
by Undies
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

The Baker wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Undies,

Don't get your knickers in a knot.

Geoff
Ha ha. My knickers are unknotted and we'll pressed. :)
by Undies
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

lilye wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:39 am
Thanks Geoff!
I hear wedding bells!
by Undies
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

The Baker wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:59 pm
It is a pleasure to talk to someone who asks intelligent questions and listens to the answers!

Geoff
Get a room.
by Undies
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Should we start a new thread where we can all lay down some still results? It would be handy to see what yields others get. IE, it would be good to see that using a 2 inch, 1200mm tall VM still with copper mesh, from 200 litres of BW, resulted in 45 litres of low wines, resulting in 15 litres of fin...
by Undies
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

tubbsy wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 am
This calculator makes it very easy for different batch sizes.

https://shuggo.com/calculator/
Not sure if I can say this on here, but thanks to everyone that has donated from the website to help me keep the calculator up and running! :lol:
by Undies
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Does the pH change much during fermentation? IE perhaps if you just measure the pH before pitching the yeast, or even better, before adding the lemons? Litmus paper is super cheap and can give a good idea where you are before you start?
by Undies
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

MexicanCustard wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Gotta get some oyster shells for the next one.
I hear egg shells work fine as well.
by Undies
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

thecroweater wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:28 am
Acronyms chaps RAF : rough as f...
You all need to get on top of your TLA's.
by Undies
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey guys. I've made some changes to the calculator. Let me know if you find any problems. Cheers, Undies.

https://shuggo.com/birdwatchers/
by Undies
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

vetting wrote:I didnt want to go through 60 pages to find it, but what is current "revised recipe"?
I've put up the recipe and rough directions here. http://shuggo.com/birdwatchers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by Undies
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Definitely don’t just crack and plop, Undies!
Ha! Thanks. I was about to throw in a dozen fresh eggs (still in shopping bag) into my wash. Lucky! :)

I might give raw sugar a go. I love the smell over white sugar also.
by Undies
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey Doc, they sound like great addidtions to the original recipe. Could you explain a few points?
How do you prepare the egg shells? Just crack and plop, or is there more to it?
Why use a portion of raw sugar over all white sugar?
by Undies
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Gave it a shot and ..... I am convinced ! Stopped using tomato paste years ago but after this run I will stick to it. I keep it on 25 C though. Not higher. Thanks Birdwatchers Curious why not higher. Mine ferment out around 30°C with good success. Using red star yeast. Hi Update : your sugarwash is...
by Undies
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

Small update with this. I managed to get it all up and running, albeit with some dodgy reading from the thermistors (my fault). However, it did work very well. I could close the valve and watch the RR for to 100%, the open it all the way and watch it go to around 30%. Could some maths person let me ...
by Undies
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

That sounds great, but a big project. I hope you get it going. Post some pics for us if you get it running. How are you going to measure temps? I use thermistors, but they seem to report back too inconsistently for such a sensitive temp range - even after exhaustive calibration. Maybe that's on me. :?
by Undies
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

Otis, can you feel us slowly walking backwards away from you? Oooooooo-kay... :) But seriously, how much fractioning is going on in the column? I always imagined that once we were into hearts, the top X% was what we wanted, and everything below (100-X)% was junk we don't want? Or is it broken up int...
by Undies
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

Thanks for the replies and support. I can deny it all I like, but using an Arduino for these purposes certainly makes me a nerd. :D I could certainly use the Arduino to control runs, but I use it for monitoring purposes only. The temps of various things like keg, vapour, etc., are shown on a compute...
by Undies
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

Thanks for the feedback guys! I've just calibrated my thermistors for the cold, warm and hot measurements. I use an Arduino to display the results and calculate the reflux ratio. Uncalibrated it appeared to work for my last run, so hopefully my next run will yield some accurate results. Thanks again...
by Undies
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Calculating reflux ratios
Replies: 52
Views: 7618

Re: Calculating reflux ratios

Slightly off question, but still on topic... I have a VM still. My question is also about measuring the RR. The coolant water starts 'cold', then enters the product condensor, leaves 'warm', then enters the reflux condensor, and finally leaves 'hot'. I measure the temperature of the coolant water at...
by Undies
Wed May 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

No news is good news, I guess... :)
by Undies
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey fellow Birdwatchers... Sometimes lemons are expensive where I live, so I tried substituting citric acid. The PH was measured using both lemons and citric acid, and came up close. My question is, are my calculations correct for substituting citric acid for lemons on the calculator that I updated:...
by Undies
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

My notes say i used 29 ounces (a large can) of paste. Volume was 21 gallons. OG was 1.090. I overfilled my boiler a bit once and the wash bubbled up and left a red (IE tomato) residue all over the inside of the condenser. The following run had a red tinge and slight off flavour. Could this be the c...
by Undies
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

It's entirely your choice as to how much yeast you decide to pitch with any recipe... Yeast strains and volumes in recipes here reflect the preference of the recipe poster only... If you pitch less there will be more lag time and if you pitch more there will be less lag time... You make the call......
by Undies
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

So, more on this. Does the amount of yeast required for BW decrease per volume as the total volume increases? IE does doubling a wash volume require double the yeast, or less than double?
by Undies
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473403

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey Lemon Squeeza. Welcome. I usually agitate mine once it's finished, then let it settle for a few weeks before siphoning off, the colder the better. Just my preference, not everyone does so.

And how dare you not read through all 1581 posts before asking a question! :)