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by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nocino ( walnut liquer) turned out bitter
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Nocino ( walnut liquer) turned out bitter

hi there, I've made this several times. Each time it comes out darker than squid ink! The oxidization of the green nuts makes everything go from a murky green to a dark color. So far so good. What other "ingredients" have you put in? I usually put cinnamon, cloves, star anise seeds in in along with ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Just cant get this gin thing right
Replies: 70
Views: 1524

Re: Just cant get this gin thing right

Bushman--- I was wondering the same thing-- SS tea egg of some sort--- dangling it in the boiler?
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: strega liquor
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: strega liquor

So it's been sitting for about a week now... I'm not that thrilled with the product.... missing something - well, it's missing a lot since I have no knowledge of 90% of the botanicals to to secret no tell recipe.....lol.... I don't think I'll be attempting this one again.
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Just cant get this gin thing right
Replies: 70
Views: 1524

Re: Just cant get this gin thing right

Question pertaining to the botanicals of gin-- I've done a gin run once...with a strainer in the vapor path. I kept all of them whole. It came out nice, nothing overbearing. In hind sight, should I have crushed them (pestle and mortar style) and then in the strainer? I'm thinking that crushing them ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: strega liquor
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: strega liquor

Saltbush Bill--- that's the stuff! I had it years ago when I went back to the mother land...lol... The Crema di Strega goes down very easily!! But yes, as you mentioned, lots of flavor going on. I'm thinking of slowing the introduction of honey so as it doesn't overtake the other flavors... I was to...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: strega liquor
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: strega liquor

http://www.witchy-kitchen.com/homemade-strega-liqueur/


Nowhere close to 70 different ingredients...but hey... they've posted a short version. I'll give it a try tonight.
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: strega liquor
Replies: 15
Views: 438

strega liquor

Was in discussion with a friend last night and the topic of Strega Liquor came up. I've never made it... I've only found one recipe for it on net. Has anyone here attempted it and what were your results.
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: charred would...amount needed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: charred would...amount needed

thanks for all the replies....cheers
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: charred would...amount needed
Replies: 6
Views: 265

charred would...amount needed

I'm trying to get more knowledge of "oaking"... in that I mean how much is needed to be added per amount of liquid ...or is that a stupid question to ask? I'm using charred wood chips so knowing how much might make things easier. Happy New Year folks!
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Holiday wishes
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Holiday wishes

to you and yours.... wishing you the best for 2021! It's got to be better than this!!!
No snow up here *yet....lol...

cheers
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Just bottled my first aged whisky
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Just bottled my first aged whisky

yes...photo makes it look very tasty....
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Hello

welcome aboard.... I'm North of the 49th also....cheers!
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5345
Views: 362974

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I had about 2 cups worth of leftover neutral -- threw in a handful of Anise seeds...broke them up to get the flavor out of them... will add a simple syrup afterwards... hoping to make some sort of OUZO type of drink.... If not, into the sink it goes....not a big loss
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ballantine style recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Ballantine style recipe

I've honestly never tried Ballantine.... my dad had it way back in the day.... What's the specific tasteprofile that you're looking for?
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: stopped and re start
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: stopped and re start

NZChris I'm running a batch of Odds and Sods.... a little this, a little that....left over grains. The first bit that came out was OK... a little over 55%, and then the leak killed it for the night. It's got some corn, rye and a bag of "aromatic grains" as it's labelled... I'm thinking of throwing s...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: stopped and re start
Replies: 4
Views: 191

stopped and re start

Follow up to the earlier gasket post... Since I had to shut last nights event down due to leak, I left the liquid in the boiler... is there an issue with restarting it tonight? Thus I stopped it.... and restarted.... Should I toss the first bit out like I would on a new boil? thanks in advance.
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: gasket replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 266

gasket replacement

I've made my column gasket from cardboard and plumbers tape for years. Last night, for some reason it was leaking so, I shut it down and will have to make some adaptions to it. My question to the group is can or could you just use a flour paste on the connection if you had to? Covering the whole 2 i...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Christmas gifts
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: Christmas gifts

DEPLORABLE-- They are 375's.... got them at a home brew shop close by my place

SETSUMI--- Shipping would be at a premium...*smile*

8Ball--- I had the wax from several years ago...but I picked it up online https://www.kingswax.com/contact.html or try an arts store...they may carry it.
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Christmas gifts
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Christmas gifts

Just finished off packing up some give away gifts for family-- bottled, corked and sealed with wax and labelled. Nocino (wall nut liquor) Ginger liquor and Apple Pie Moonshine. I'll add a dried apple slice on a ribbon around the neck of the APM for a nice touch.
Christmas gifts.jpg
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Green Walnut Liquor
Replies: 47
Views: 5347

Re: Green Walnut Liquor

here's a few photos of my Nocino.... green walnut liquor in the different phases
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by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mash with ANGEL YEAST
Replies: 40
Views: 1884

Re: Mash with ANGEL YEAST

I'm arriving a bit late to the party...sorry.... Is everyone buying Angel Yeast via Alibaba or is there a distributor in North America?
thanks
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Curious about rye
Replies: 30
Views: 1016

Re: Curious about rye

What would the process be in terms of putting in the mash...? order of ingredients and for how long...I'm very interested in this...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5345
Views: 362974

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

quick and fast.... sugar wash.... will make something with it soon...about 2 1/2 litres....
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member, not totally new to distilling. Still need help:)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: New member, not totally new to distilling. Still need help:)

read the newbie threads and the safety threads...be careful. There is a ton of information to know and practice. Don't jump in prior to having somewhat of an idea of what you're getting yourself into. Have fun too!
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sourcing Likker Bottles
Replies: 29
Views: 980

Re: Sourcing Likker Bottles

I use 375ml bottles... basically dessert wine bottles from the local home wine making shop-- I'll cork them and then dip them in a hot red or black sealing wax and let it drip down...like the Gran Marnier bottle.....OR.... there are some nice small maple syrup bottles that have a hoop handle on them...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: extra grains
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: extra grains

still-stirrin-- thanks for the recipe....I'll get at it soon...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: extra grains
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: extra grains

How much more corn? I’ve got lots of that! Is there a similar recipe I could mimic that you know of? Thanks GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: extra grains
Replies: 7
Views: 870

extra grains

I've opened up a tightly sealed bucket to find some bagged grains.... don't really know what to make from them.... Any ideas? 3lbs unmalted wheat 3lbs rye 1.5lbs munich and about 3 pounds of cracked corn. I'm sure I was going to make something out of it awhile ago...but obviously I didn't... comment...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Vancouver Island
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Hello from Vancouver Island

welcome... spent a lot of my youth in Lk Cowichan.... good to have you aboard...
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Ever Stripping Run (peated whisky)
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: First Ever Stripping Run (peated whisky)

Matmmmax--- how did it turn out? I'm interested in making a peated whiskey...I'd have to divide your recipe by 5 due to space....
My question to you...why did you go with DME? could you have used LME? just curious.... would it have made a difference?