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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: 26
Views: 547

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: 523

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: 4947
Views: 329613

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: 163

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: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Sourcing Likker Bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 250

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: 204

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: 204

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: 204

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: 92

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: 343

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?
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aquarium heater?
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Aquarium heater?

I've used them in the past and still do-- the temperature gauge is flexible and you can adjust to what ever temp you need. To keep things moving I always give it a good stir.... usually done in 4-5 days... take them out of the fermenter prior to mixing, as they are fragile...
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: dropping my numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: dropping my numbers

tested it this morning and I have SUCCESS!!!! dropped down to .999 Thanks for all the input gang...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: dropping my numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: dropping my numbers

I've put the wash through a strainer/siv so there aren't any solids to deal with. I'll re-wrap it and put a heat light over top of it.
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4947
Views: 329613

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

About 2 weeks ago I found a bag of grains in my cellar labelled "aromatics".... it was about 1.5 kilo's... thought about it adding it to a sugar wash and seeing what it makes. Started at about 1.060.... Bubbled for a bit and dropped. It's now at 1.000 and smells nice.... Don't know what it'll taste ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: vitamin B question
Replies: 9
Views: 211

vitamin B question

Is there any difference in the type of Vitamin B you use? What I mean is that there is B+, B100, B12, B2, B1, B3 and the list goes on...

I want to try a yeast bomb next round, and want to make it with the correct vitamin B.... if it applies....lol....

GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: dropping my numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 138

dropping my numbers

Hey guys and gals, my numbers started off with a 1.060 on a "crushed apple" sugar wash... I did the usual pitching of yeast and waited for the ferment. It bubbled a bit, and I kept an eye on it. Over that course of a week, it's gone down to 1.020.... Am I asking too much to try and get it down even ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the PNW
Replies: 19
Views: 222

Re: Hello from the PNW

Welcome from just North of the 49th
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: So it seems I have alot of grapes...
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: So it seems I have alot of grapes...

Farside--- yeah....not great for wine.... good for juice.... add yeast and distill.
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apples per Gallon ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Apples per Gallon ???

NZChris: this is my grape press. My dad and a neighbor built it by hand over 50 years ago... it's currently "resting" as I'm waiting for the next pressing of apples....
grape press.jpg
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apples per Gallon ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Apples per Gallon ???

NZChris-- yes, similar to the Hessian cider press... mine has two rods up the middle and I place the 5 tonne jack on blocks on top of the grapes-- this time it'll be apples. My uncle had one that "clicked" down with pressure as you turned it...I'll have to find some photos... and only cigars my frie...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apples per Gallon ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Apples per Gallon ???

Apple press... I was gifted about a 100 pounds of big juicy apples last week...wanting to press them but wondering if keeping them "natural" is fine. I can boil them down and soften them up first.... help please--- Oh, my press is a wine press with a 5 tonne jack... should be good to press pretty mu...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: So it seems I have alot of grapes...
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: So it seems I have alot of grapes...

I'm in the same boat...lots of grapes that are not good for wine. They are Concord grapes... The vines are 45+ years old and produce year after year. I've crushed and pressed this years harvest and pulled off about 15-17 gallons of grape juice from about 230lbs of grapes. I've never added sugar or y...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Just re-joined in
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Just re-joined in

I was in the same boat a few months ago.... I saw the light and came back...lol.... cheers
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Grape brandy tastes like whisky
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Grape brandy tastes like whisky

" So I made a 25 L L wash using 1 of giant raisins and 1kg of fresh grapes with 50 yeast and 10 g nutrients and a starting gravity of 1.060, 8 days later it had dropped to 0.9 then did a strip run followed by a store run and ended up with 2lof 65% ABV. I used oak wood chips to give it colour and a b...
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: wine with a lacto infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: wine with a lacto infection?

"foil"????? I don't understand what you mean by that... please explain thanks
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: wine with a lacto infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: wine with a lacto infection?

never mind everyone....found an old post of mine that I totally forgot I put up back in 2012.... got the answer...thanks for those who looked.
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: wine with a lacto infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

wine with a lacto infection?

Good day to everyone.... crushed my grapes 2 weekends ago... all went good... let it sit for almost a week and siphoned off about 10 gallons leaving the skins and twigs and seeds in the primary fermenter. Put some yeast over the siphoned juice and it took off...yeah! Crushed remainder this past Sund...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Aquarium heaters - yeast stress with direct wash contact?
Replies: 37
Views: 2468

Re: Aquarium heaters - yeast stress with direct wash contact?

Don't know if this fits into this thread, but I'll throw my two bits in.... I've done the aquarium heater in a 5 gallon pail as a heater... it was OK... I did it that way quite a few times. Last week's wash was a sugar wash, and I did the following. Inverted a 2.5 gallon pail, cut a hole in the bott...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie form Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Newbie form Italy

ciao bello …. tanti italiani cua…. parlitu vero italiano? me no, me parlo trevisano…
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hello from British Columbia

you close to the border, or more inland....?