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by Fredistiller
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 441
Views: 96456

Re: Rye bread whiskey

i am trying a recipe very similar to UJSSM but incorporating 2lbs rye bread 5lbs cracked corn 2lbs rye bread crumbs ( ground in food processor) 7lbs sugar 4Gallons water Editing because i didnt realize there was so many pages! I used Pepperidge Farms seedless jewish rye. Not really what is needed f...
by Fredistiller
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: 3D animation how whisky is made
Replies: 7
Views: 300

3D animation how whisky is made

I found this on YouTube. It's very well done:

https://youtu.be/kNW2TJAQrCE
by Fredistiller
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 441
Views: 96456

Re: Rye bread whiskey

It sounds like you are mixing up the concepts of 1st generations/runs with 1st distillations. Odin tweaked his recipe because he was getting too much rye spice flavour. That does not imply that he didn't double distill it. He even states in the OP that he did "Two distillations". Stop drinking your...
by Fredistiller
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 441
Views: 96456

Re: Rye bread whiskey

rubberduck71 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:41 am
If you invert the sugar, you could just throw the bread in soon after. I haven't boiled it either & it has a great flavor when oaked for a few months.
thanks!
by Fredistiller
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 441
Views: 96456

Re: Rye bread whiskey

Hi I followed this recipe a time ago and liked it a lot. Time to do it again! A question though, why the boiling of the bread? It is already cooked. For easier siphoning? For the yeast to work better? I hope this isn't already answered yet, but I haven't got the courage to go trough the 15 pages...
by Fredistiller
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Many questions over yeast
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: Many questions over yeast

Maybe the need to avoid failure and keeping the still boiling to pay the bills could explain the fast fermentations at the pro distilleries? Something we, as hobbyist, are happily exempt... :D This particular question is still unanswered though: "If you use two different yeast strains in the same fe...
by Fredistiller
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Many questions over yeast
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: Many questions over yeast

Very good and clear post Homebrewer25. A question on what you say: "Aeration/Oxygenation: Yeast need oxygen to grow, so additional oxygen/aeration also shortens the lag phase, producing fewer esters." Wine producers, or some of them, re-oxygenate their wine (after 4 days if i remember well) in order...
by Fredistiller
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Many questions over yeast
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: Many questions over yeast

Yeast does indeed have its own rabbit hole ..... Here are a few others to get you on track: https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=76595 Look at who wrote the last post back then. It seems I was already peeping at this rabbit hole back then :mrgreen: Thanks for your links anyway! That...
by Fredistiller
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Many questions over yeast
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: Many questions over yeast

A lot of interesting posts so far. I really like to see so many different opinions, responded in a respectful way. Twisted, I saw that chart a long time ago. And that 10% on flavour profile have mislead me, and gave me the impression that fermentation isn't that important. But now I understand in in...
by Fredistiller
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Many questions over yeast
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Many questions over yeast

Hi everyone, Until recently I focussed on distillation and didn't care too much about fermentations (but for keeping a SG under 1.05). The more I focus and read about fermentation the more I think it's even important as distillation to produce great stuff. I truly believe that the two processes are ...
by Fredistiller
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 4002

Re: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet

bionut wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:17 am
I was thinking about the classic alembic tapered swan neck type. How do you bend a truncated cone made of copper?
I don't know for sure. But I presume it's made out of different pipe sections. Raised to fit together.
by Fredistiller
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet
Replies: 31
Views: 4002

Re: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet

Great tutorial! Since we are on this topic how can one make a alembic swan neck vapour pipe? Best way for a hobbyist is to take a pipe, anneal one extremity and flatten it so you can solder it tight. Fill the pipe with DRY sand making sure you compress it as good as you can. Then solder the other e...
by Fredistiller
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?

I've started rum using AG backset and yeast bed and there is nothing in my tasting notes to suggest it was a mistake. I've recently stripped a sugar shine followed by a UJSSM without cleaning. I wouldn't do that combo the other way round without pulling the head off for cleaning, but I might just b...
by Fredistiller
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?

I'm afraid the rum could have a weird after taste due to the ujssm. But maybe I'm looking too far.
by Fredistiller
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?

Hi everyone, Until now I always made OR Ujssm OR rum OR fruit wash and followed the process: ferment-stripping-spirit run for each type of spirit. I would like to produce a bit more but mainly spare set up (and cleaning) time: The idea is to ferment a Ujssm and a rum on several generations and at th...
by Fredistiller
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How many stills have you built?
Replies: 39
Views: 3936

Re: How many stills have you built?

I have made 2 stills. The first was a very small 8L still with a short pot still column and a CM column (which I never used). I build it just to see if I would like the hobby...and it was love at first sight. I feel like Dr Frankenstein every time my still begins to drip : "it's alive!" This first s...
by Fredistiller
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?

If you have time and money to spend and enough available space, I would say:" go for it!" There will be a lot of things you can make/repair once you can weld. And the sensation you get when you control melting metal is peculiar. Even after 25 years, I still have a satisfied feeling in my work. On th...
by Fredistiller
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114768

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Bushman wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:04 pm
I do Both.
Thank you.
by Fredistiller
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 116
Views: 7023

Re: HD T-Shirts

Soft batch wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:46 pm
I like Corsaire's first one -
+1
by Fredistiller
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114768

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Bushman wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:50 am
Your post reminds me I still have a box of plumb wood that I need to char!
Do you toast and char? Or just char your fruit wood? I only used toasted cherry wood until now. I don't know why but I'm afraid that char would take the fruitiness away.
by Fredistiller
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114768

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Honestly Cranky, I like how you tell your Mr-Ms Cranky stories! It looks soooo familiar here. :mrgreen: Last week I stripped a sugar-fruit backset and added it in the spirit run of my fruit-berries low wines. Unfortunately I went to far towards the heads and tails.... The previous weeks I was sick w...
by Fredistiller
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Hello from Romania

Welcome to this forum! I travelled a lot to Romania, Cluj Napoca and hiked the fagaras, the Rodnei, the Calimani many times. I tasted a lot of plums and apricots Tuica/ Palinka also. I really loves your country and if everything goes well, I'll start a tourism business with my Hungarian/Romanian fri...
by Fredistiller
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 116
Views: 7023

Re: HD T-Shirts

Looks great!!
by Fredistiller
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 116
Views: 7023

Re: HD T-Shirts

That Whiskey-Disney think is awesome!! :thumbup: :ebiggrin:
by Fredistiller
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Copper stills for making Rakija
Replies: 47
Views: 4985

Re: Copper stills for making Rakija

About the French guy's, I'm not a professional translator but I'll do my best to explain/summarise what they say. They are called the "bouilleurs de cru" literally, it means that they "boil the wine of the region". It's legal, they have to be registered and pay taxes to the government. People make t...
by Fredistiller
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Copper stills for making Rakija
Replies: 47
Views: 4985

Re: Copper stills for making Rakija

Very nice videos! I travelled a lot in Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. I tasted the best white fruit alcohol ever (and very bad stuff also to be honest), it is actually the reason why I started to distil. It's sad that, everywhere in those countries, people told me that "it is the old gran'pa who is...
by Fredistiller
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 116
Views: 7023

Re: HD T-Shirts

We could use terms every outsider would be like :eh:. Terms you had never heard before falling in love with the hobby. HD shirt.JPG I'm terrible with computer! Someone skilled should make a better layout. In a mason jar, or any other good looking frame. I hope you get the idea with the "secret langu...
by Fredistiller
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Learning About Fruit Wood for Aging
Replies: 63
Views: 11051

Re: Learning About Fruit Wood for Aging

Actually, I meant aging at the same time but in two different jars. But if you see no issue using both in the same jar at the same time, I think I'll give it a go.
by Fredistiller
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: New carboxylic ester chart
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: New carboxylic ester chart

Thanks!
by Fredistiller
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Learning About Fruit Wood for Aging
Replies: 63
Views: 11051

Re: Learning About Fruit Wood for Aging

Just in time Otis! I'm ready with my rum (hook style) and was asking myself how I'll age it with my cherry wood. I talked about it on this post in October if you remember. I used fruit yeasts, and the white rum has fruity notes with a pleasant nose of red fruit and an apricot after taste. I hesitat...