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by gumbl
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Jimbo's Absinthe
Replies: 50
Views: 10727

Re: Jimbo's Absinthe

Thanks bushman. Looks like he never came back and gave us his recipe. I'll keep my eye peeled. And another beautiful absinthe dispenser artwork thing there, wow. I must get me one of them. Devotus' recipe: http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28658 - must say it worked great for me :-)
by gumbl
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Oh, no need to apologize! It's just that the odds of receiving guidance from the more experienced guys is higher on other places :P

Hope everything goes well for you! :-) Good luck.
by gumbl
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Please folks I need help. It’s going to be my first Absinthe run ever. I do have 30 liter stainless steel electric (2500w, controled) keg still with boka design, the column is stainless steel. Do I still need to fill the column with a copper mesh? Or keep it empty? Does it affect the taste? Another...
by gumbl
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2125
Views: 523004

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Thanks for the advice digital! Going to try this out! :-)

Sparhawk: I just took a sip and guessed from there, so it really could just be about any % :lol:
by gumbl
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2125
Views: 523004

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey guys! I made my first BW wash about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have gone as I hoped. For the past week there has been little to no action in fermenting. I measured the SG and its about 1.050 :-( Not sure of the % but I guess somewhere in the range of 4-6%. Any idea of what we...
by gumbl
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 53500

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hey guys! I made my first BW wash about 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have gone as I hoped. For the past week there has been little to no action in fermenting. I measured the SG and its about 1.050 :-( Not sure of the % but I guess somewhere in the range of 4-6%. Any idea of what we...
by gumbl
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Finding Distillation related books
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Finding Distillation related books

Thanks! Just downloaded a few of those :-) Hopefully some nice info there.
by gumbl
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Noobee Builds
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Noobee Builds

Hmmm.............maybe a complete rethink's needed, then? Ok! More reading. Watch this space...................... :thumbup: was reading through some old posts and found this one.... noticed he hasnt been back since. hope these wernt his famous last words. lol Man, you really made me laugh hard the...
by gumbl
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The book on gins & vodka's
Replies: 28
Views: 3632

Re: The book on gins & vodka's

Damn it, shipping to my location is not available, lol.
by gumbl
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A Basic Hello and mistakes already made
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: A Basic Hello and mistakes already made

Hello Powerfull!

I found that it was easier to understand a lot of the things in those massive threads after trying the stuff out myself. Then when I read it again, I could relate better to most of what the guys were saying.
by gumbl
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Comments to new members
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Comments to new members

Thanks for this post Bushman. The amount of information on this web is sometimes overwhelming.
Can't wait to be making a fine product, even though the journey will be long. :)
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

I would be willing to trade some time for a column lol :D

But definitely trying that essence when I finish the next wash. Since I haven't had a real absinthe it's hard to really know what taste I'm going for :P Will be fun to see what this project turns into :)
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

The brew shop has that essence, so maybe I'll try it and see how it goes.

But my main interest is to make my own absinthe out of my herbs, without the use of essences. Always fun if you manage to make something good :D
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Interesting. For the sake of testing your herb mixture, why don't you just get some grain alcohol, cut it down to 55% and infuse with herbs, then cut it down to 40% abv then re-distill that. You'll get a clearer picture if your mix is good without blaming the alcohol. :thumbup: Hey King of Hearts! ...
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The book on gins & vodka's
Replies: 28
Views: 3632

Re: The book on gins & vodka's

Hi Odin,

Did you manage to find this book in a pdf format?
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Distillation Books and Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Distillation Books and Videos

Nice, thanks for gathering this information! :)
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Thank you very much for that comment, Durace!! So next time, I should for example make a few 1l batches of absinthe, using different recipes? (I noted down the recipes from the big absinthe post so I'll probably use the ones given there, also looking forward to try devotus' recipe) Regarding the win...
by gumbl
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: The proof is in the Bird, BIRDWATCHERS THAT IS
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: The proof is in the Bird, BIRDWATCHERS THAT IS

Yes, that would be interesting! If it turns out nicely, this is probably something I have to try :D
by gumbl
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from New York
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: Hello from New York

Hello Amac!

As a distilling newbie I can't give any comments on the making of a potstill :lol:

But this post gave me better understanding of the cuts http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 46&t=13261; http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 15&t=11640
by gumbl
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Hey Gonzo I actually have to edit my conclusion - the glass i had was just a few hours after distilling the product, and honestly, I couldn't drink it. The next day I found that the smell had gotten better so I had another glass which tasted quite nicely! I then went back to read what had been said ...
by gumbl
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: The proof is in the Bird, BIRDWATCHERS THAT IS
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Re: The proof is in the Bird, BIRDWATCHERS THAT IS

I've been one of those stuck with using turbo yeast. After finding this forum I see what I've been doing wrong.

Will be trying BW next time :-)

But for curiosities sake, is the demerra supposed to give more flavour and make it less neutral?
by gumbl
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: My first absinthe

Bushman wrote:I think absinthe takes work to get right, your color and louche look good I think your on the right track, your yeast choice will make a big difference.
Point taken! I only used it because I had it ready.. Won't be making that mistake again :lol:
by gumbl
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first absinthe
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

My first absinthe

Yesterday, I completed my first absinthe. The recipe was: 75 gr. anise 75. gr. fennel 25. gr. wormwood 1l 75% Coloring: 2-3 gr. hyssop 2-3 gr. lemon balm I let the herbs macerate for about 48h. I only have an airstill so I was afraid of burning the herbs in the still. My understanding is that you sh...
by gumbl
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: An Absinthe Recipe
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: An Absinthe Recipe

devotus wrote: Macerate
40 gm wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
100-110 gm Green Anise
100-110 gm Fennel Florence fennel is perfect, Sweet fennel is 99% perfect. (Crowns*)
7 gm Angelica
4-6 gm Chamomile flowers
2.5 gm Coriander
1.5 gm carraway
Hey Devotus. Are you using angelica leaves or roots?
by gumbl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting the most out of an Air Still
Replies: 30
Views: 19881

Re: Getting the most out of an Air Still

Ok, thanks! Will try it out :-)
by gumbl
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting the most out of an Air Still
Replies: 30
Views: 19881

Re: Getting the most out of an Air Still

edit: Sorry...see you are in AU. There are plenty of shops and people selling complete distillers in AU that can ship to you. Our own Olddog here...(he's not around much but you can PM him) can make just about anything. StillDragon.com sells and ships in AU. There are plenty others...I'm sure. And ...
by gumbl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting the most out of an Air Still
Replies: 30
Views: 19881

Re: Getting the most out of an Air Still

No where I know.. Got the air still from a guy selling it behind the counter. Could probably get someone to make a reflux still, but I guess it'd cost a fortune :roll:
by gumbl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting the most out of an Air Still
Replies: 30
Views: 19881

Re: Getting the most out of an Air Still

You will just have to adjust to the ABV you can get. There ain't much more you can do. If you can't make it with what you have. Or get a reflux still that will produce what you need. Wish I could get a reflux.. Just isn't available here and I sure can't build one :( Glad I found this site, else I w...
by gumbl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting the most out of an Air Still
Replies: 30
Views: 19881

Re: Getting the most out of an Air Still

That is correct, you really don't need more than that, even for absinthe. Most of the commercial examples have been getting higher and higher proof in recent years. If you look at old bottles of absinthe they are mostly below 65% ABV, some as low as 45% ABV so you should be fine at 79%. If you feel...