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by TonsOfFun
Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Apple Brandy
Replies: 116
Views: 13315

Re: Apple Brandy

Hey great ideas, thanks for the insite fellers! I will have to see what I can scrounge up at little to no cost. Cheers!
by TonsOfFun
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Apple Brandy
Replies: 116
Views: 13315

Re: Apple Brandy

Good read folks. I have 10 gal of fresh cider that has been fermenting for about 3 weeks now that I will run throught the pot. I have about 6 co workers that have apple trees and they don't use them...ha so I got as many as I could get my hands on. All my fermenters are full at the moment so I peele...
by TonsOfFun
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3742

Re: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

Howdy fellow stiller! Would you mind posting pics of your build? A co-work of mine just had his water heater go down..."one mans loss is another mans gain." :D He was kind enough to pull the burner out for me, it's NG and still has all the water heater stuff on it still, like the electrical connecti...
by TonsOfFun
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Don't even know where to start?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Don't even know where to start?

Does your sweetfeed have protein pellets in it? That could be causing problems. Also I would try and stay away from yeasty's with additives like "quick rise", we just need them to convert the sugar to alcohol that's it, nothing else. I personally just use RedStar active dry bakers yeast and never ha...
by TonsOfFun
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: The Maillard Reaction
Replies: 139
Views: 47570

Re: The Maillard Reaction

So ... don't give up just yet, Skow! I think the idea of adding sugar is great. But ... just thinking this along as we go ahead ... maybe you should first crack the corn, then boil it for a few minutes and THEN give it the MR treatment with that addition of sugar. Not saying it works, but I would g...
by TonsOfFun
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1027
Views: 195494

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Just finished the stripping run of this recipe in my pot still. Taking small samples here and there throughout the process, it tastes wonderful, especially toward the end. I did notice a problem, though, and was hoping you all could help. I'm seeing small flakes or chunks of brown debris in my dist...
by TonsOfFun
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1027
Views: 195494

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Thanks for the response Jimbo! I think I might add more oak to mine then. I used one 1"x3" piece of oak that I toasted for about 2.5 hours at 450F and then charred for each quart in the pic below. I have also included a pic of the oak that I made. Do you think that there is an advantage to cutting g...
by TonsOfFun
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1027
Views: 195494

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Howdy Y'all. I have done 3 mashes of this recipe (7 lbs corn, 3 lbs 6-row, & 1 lbs malted rye). I have stripped all three, and currently doing a spirt run with my pot still. i have about a half gallon of spirt right now and will have it on some oak tonight! Great recipe NCHOOCH!! Thanks to all those...
by TonsOfFun
Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1027
Views: 195494

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Thanks Jimbo! I will keep you all posted on how it turns out. Regarding the oak, what do use to oak? I haven't quite decided what i am going to do yet. I don't have the cash flow to buy a barrel, so i was thinking of buying some oak sticks...but then i thought since i am making my own bourbon i shou...
by TonsOfFun
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1027
Views: 195494

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Howdy y'all, I am going to attempt my first AG Mash. I have successfully ran about 40 gens of UJSSM. I would like to mash using the backset soak and the 3 rest approach. My question is since this will be my first run with an AG can use 2 gal of water for the initial soak since I don't have any backs...
by TonsOfFun
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4356
Views: 763970

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Howdy Yall, Just wanted to give my complements to uncle Jesse on this recipe. I am a novice home distiller, and i am running a 4th gen UJSM as we speak. This is a very high quality whiskey, and very simple to make. A few weeks back we were celebrating the life of lost love one...so i brought a jar o...