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by buflowing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Preferred methods to remove spirits from barrels?
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Re: Preferred methods to remove spirits from barrels?

I'm anal when it comes to plastics exposure, so this is my method. I pressurize the barrel with an aquarium pump and use a copper tube to deliver the product from the bottom of the barrel to my receiver of choice, usual one gallon jugs. It may take longer than rolling it over and dumping from the bu...
by buflowing
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: mason jar lids
Replies: 174
Views: 52513

Re: mason jar lids

Teflon lids breath quite a bit. Check your ABV over time and you will see. I think they are more permeable to alcohol than water since I always get an ABV decrease, unlike my barrels, where it will go up or down depending on the RH. I use them as a way to air my spirits for awhile, then cover the Te...
by buflowing
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from western PA!
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Hello from western PA!

Hi Jim, I sort of already did, but I'll do it again!

About a month ago (maybe 2?) my wife and I stopped in for our first visit. I had a nice conversation with Ellen back in the tour tasting room and then with you at the bar.

Salut!
by buflowing
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from western PA!
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Hello from western PA!

Hi Jim. Nice distilling scene in Washington and that burgh to the north. I'm with Yinzer, your rye and peated bourbon are tasty. I'll be back, maybe on my next trip to see the kids.
by buflowing
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Legendery drunk benders
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Legendery drunk benders

Sorry, I don't remember.
by buflowing
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Whisky Taste Chart for Novice Distillers
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Whisky Taste Chart for Novice Distillers

1. don't know, off grain only. 2. Like the grain(s) you mashed. Aging changes it to something else. I've come to appreciate keeping it white, as I like the detailed tastes of the mashed grains. You can pick out the ingredients. Not so much after aging on wood. 3. don't know 4. I'm getting there. Fro...
by buflowing
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Old grains
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Old grains

der wo wrote:But I am a white man in a rich country. I have the inborn right to have double standards all the time. :lol:
Love it.
by buflowing
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My infected Rum
Replies: 221
Views: 17595

Re: My infected Rum

der wo, that bottle looks like a nice find. I wish I was your neighbor.
by buflowing
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Old grains
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Old grains

der wo, how do you know old and possibly fucked up grains don't make a decent drink? You've made some strange shit. ShineOn, why not mash it. If you're worried about DP, add some enzymes. If SG is low, add sugar. Whatever you do, it's all fun and educational.
by buflowing
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Bacon Moonshine
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: Bacon Moonshine

I tried a bacon fat infused cheap bourbon once, ala Klein's method. Holy shit, did that stuff suck.
by buflowing
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor store?
Replies: 134
Views: 14187

Re: What was your latest (or last) purchase at the liquor st

Costco's Kirkland 12yo scotch blend and Jameson Caskmates Stout edition from the Sarnia duty free.
by buflowing
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Buffalo, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Buffalo, NY

Welcome from a WNY expat.
by buflowing
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: mason jar lids
Replies: 174
Views: 52513

Re: mason jar lids

Might want to be careful with really thin ptfe sheet. I use 0.04 inch thick for mason jar lids. When used with just the ring to hold them on, the ptfe disks are permeable to our spirits. I can see it by the abv drop over time. Want to see something freaky, take some ptfe tape and soak it in some hig...
by buflowing
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: smoking malt in a cold smoker
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: smoking malt in a cold smoker

... I've never researched it but I bet you could buy some off the interwebz... http://caledoniasbest.com/shop-all/scottish-burning-peat/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Cheers! ss They also sell wet peat. Thom, at Caladonia, says its what they use in the whisky industr...
by buflowing
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ginger Liquour
Replies: 113
Views: 18982

Re: Ginger Liquour

Recently ran across this recipe again and just made a trial half recipe for my wife. She's a ginger fiend. She gave it two thumbs up (even though it's still too sweet for her taste). Said it will be good on the boat this summer. I used 5/8 cup sugar instead of the originally prescribed 1 cup. Next t...
by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

Jim, I think this fits in with your thread theme. Yes, it's a repeat, but worth seeing again.
Bourbon+Tree.pdf
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by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

Small craft distilleries are fun, but the big guys have been at it for a long time. Lots to learn there if you pay attention. Bonus: it's beautiful country, and damn, bourbon flights are fun.
by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

If you saw the size of their operation and their rickhouses spread all over the place constructed of different materials, you would better appreciate it. Add a couple different mash bills, entry proof, and age to the mix, you get lots of variation. For a real treat, take the time to go down to Kentu...
by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

Buffalo Trace is right up front on their tours identifying rickhouse and level for each brand. Blantons here, Eagle rare there. Etc, etc. I think you've seen the effect of storage conditions on your own juice. Can you imagine the differences you get when you have so many different locations to store...
by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

What the link says is what I've understood, and that is they are the same juice. That was the point of the homework. Side by side comparison to examine the effects of time and aging location on the same distillate. Fun stuff. Just like your experiments/experiences.
by buflowing
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

I have a bottle of Jim Beam Black thats 8 years old and still has a hell of a spank. Knob creek is 9 years old and has that same fresh wood varnish character, but somehow balances this wood resin varnish thing with smoothness and incredible drinkability. looks like someone's done his homework. http...
by buflowing
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

Hey jimbo, no irritation intended. Just my observations. Which may very well be different from everyone else's. Prost!
by buflowing
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

There's plenty of tannins and roughness and flavor.
by buflowing
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

Sorry, can't agree with you on that.

If i made enough new make, I'd be able to do a comparison. I've got a couple unused staves from ISC, as well as ample used ones. Maybe I'll do a quicky UJ batch and see what I can do.
by buflowing
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

The reason I asked Jimbo, is that I don't consider sticks cut from used barrel staves as being used sticks. I consider them half used, half new. The inner surface is certainly used, and the inner half of the side surfaces are partly used. The outer surface and outer half of the sides I consider unus...
by buflowing
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

This might be a good place to re-introduce this post.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60514
by buflowing
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: A Tale of Two Bourbons
Replies: 75
Views: 4629

Re: A Tale of Two Bourbons

I think the key to the rich deep flavors was all the sticks I stuffed in there, ~20, cut from Jack staves and recharred. All the wood being used once, the fresh wood astringency was washed away and it was just a slow caramelization over 2 years. You say your sticks were used once. What did you soak...
by buflowing
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New here, Jhoss, SE Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: New here, Jhoss, SE Michigan

Welcome from another SE michigan resident. Snows Channel. That the one with the house/island kind of in the middle that I sailed past? I can see why you'd want a place there. A lot of sweet boathouses and boats in those parts.
by buflowing
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New from Michigan
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: New from Michigan

And I'll cover southeast Michigan. Greetings.