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by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Did I fail at malting?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Did I fail at malting?

You have never failed unless you failed to learn something from your attempt. When others come along and answer, you're going to learn alot more. 2 obvious issues: Did you create substantial enzymes to convert? Don't know cause you killed them at 162f. Did get any conversion? Don't know cause you di...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 73
Views: 4634

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

Why remove oils in the low wines? Heck, every strip run, I purposely throw a tablespoon of lard in the keg to get oils in there. Helps with surface tension and reduces puke effect.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Which brewery makes the best stouts?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Which brewery makes the best stouts?

As a side note. I have always wanted to develop a grain bill for a good imperial stout. Probably an oatmeal. I like the oatmeal stouts creaminess. But brew the grain bill without hoops and distill it as a whiskey. Age that in a oak barrel. Then brew another batch with hops as a beer. And age it in ...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 73
Views: 4634

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

I always strip and spirit, but of course any good flavor recipe would benefit from a 1.5 run. If you like it. I specifically don't give run instructions in any of my recipes becuase it is such a personal choice, with so many options. The recipe is there for variety and enjoyment, but beyond that, th...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Double distilation reduces off flavours?
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Double distilation reduces off flavours?

Yes you get a better spirit. Yes, you need to taste everything going into your jug. Numbers are going to frustrate you. Also, do the math on your time, instead. Spirit run takes me 6 hours, and a stripping run 2 hours. Stripping runs (3×2 hours) plus 6 hours for a strip is 12 man labor hours. If I d...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 73
Views: 4634

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

I wouldn't worry about any good or bad taste from an all grain that has only been allowed 1 - 2 months to get ready for judgement :lol: I always get earthy, grain taste, but nothing that is acrid. I've toasted all levels of oats, and they give different kicks to the whiskey. I usually toast to the n...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.
Replies: 29
Views: 573

Re: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.

Thanks so much for stopping in to say hi old friend.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column packing options?
Replies: 27
Views: 926

Re: Column packing options?

I am interested in the fact that lava rock can absorb flavours. This does make sense due to the fact that they can actually absorb all the way through the material (being so porous). Can they then release flavour when next used? Even if washed? I have been using strictly lava rock for 3 years. I ha...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Who is George?
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Who is George?

Not a member or former. If he was, he would know better. He is just some dude who only read the first chapter on stilling theory, and made videos and money on it. He perpetuates wrong information, which makes our job and goal here much harder. He is comfortable to watch, and becuase so gets a follow...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??
Replies: 61
Views: 1295

Re: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??

Once it's up to boiling temp, more power = more vapor. Cheers! -jonny Hi JS, does this also apply to a pot still, iv'e always thought once it's boiling it's boiling...? Yes, same physics in boiler, regardless of the condensor . Drop a gallon of water in a pot and boil it. How long does it take to g...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??
Replies: 61
Views: 1295

Re: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??

If you can control output with condensor, but can't control the amount of vapor rising in the column, then you put the vapor between a rock and a hard place. You get an overfilled column, state known as flooding. There lies the big secret to running any reflux column. You need to control the amount ...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??
Replies: 61
Views: 1295

Re: MIXING OLD RUNS, what are the temp cuts ??

Very diplomatic and appropriate response. Thanks Berserk, great job. :thumbup:
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon
Replies: 112
Views: 12806

Re: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon

I might have just finished filling a new 5 gallon Gibbs barrel of this last month for next winter. FIL favorite.

He'll just have to get used to rum this year.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon
Replies: 112
Views: 12806

Re: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon

I run 40 gallons and keep between 1 and 1.75 gallons. Perspective is everything, ehh?

With that said, though. I'm trying to be more disciplined to cut wider, especially on tails. If my taste buds can agree on even 2 gallons final cut at 62% from 45 gallons mash, then I am ecstatic.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello guys
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Hello guys

I edited the website out of your intro. Don't post it anymore. Not sure if it was intentional.

Welcome.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Dilute ABV
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Dilute ABV

SpeakEasy wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:41 pm

So would there be a difference in volume to ABV if you dilute with a juice over water?
No.

8oz is 8oz, regardless of the density.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Gday
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Gday

Welcome. I am too a beekeeper. What process do you use for your wax? I just double boil, but no water is introduced. I get cappings honey, but not something called honey water. What is that?
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Condenser Controlled Columns
Replies: 369
Views: 98747

Re: Condenser Controlled Columns

So I don't need to monitor any other temps than condenser coolant output? How do I prevent boiling water? You can't. The very first drop to the very last drop will have water in it. And the first to last drop will have alcohol (varible statement). It will also have a little bit of everything in the...
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 81951

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

Thank you stogie. Makes me happy to see it hold up to expectations, even still.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Sweet'n Glo 5-68 For Rum?
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: Sweet'n Glo 5-68 For Rum?

You're both stand up guys. Thank you. Wish all differences ended in similar fashion.

I like rum.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Sweet'n Glo 5-68 For Rum?
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: Sweet'n Glo 5-68 For Rum?

I let the first one slide, but anyone that continues to reply to the politics discussion will get an earned break from the community.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: 5 gal barrel who made it?
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: 5 gal barrel who made it?

Not selling them here. But Gibbs is good southern Arkansas people. I bet if you called them they would send you a couple. Might even charge you for them.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: 5 gal barrel who made it?
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: 5 gal barrel who made it?

Actually, my barrel has s.c.c. , not scp. I wonder if it's a year marker, or a cooperage maker.
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by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: 5 gal barrel who made it?
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: 5 gal barrel who made it?

Brand new is over $200. But don't quote me that is a Gibbs. They just have that SCP always. I know, becuase I only use Gibbs and wish they had SCD, not SCP (so close!, lol)..
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: 5 gal barrel who made it?
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: 5 gal barrel who made it?

Looks like a Gibbs.

But they didn't send it brand new with that crappy unsafe rubber bung, I can promise you that. They always send 3 wooden bungs.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Easy Large Batch Mashing
Replies: 237
Views: 43422

Re: Easy Large Batch Mashing

Looks like success to me 😃👍. Good job.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 73
Views: 4634

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

That's exactly how I do it. Check out my method here

https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... =3&t=65703

Best way to cook corn large scale.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 477
Views: 77949

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

Then use wheat. Or rice. Or oats. I highly recommend tsc bag of rolled oats, and then made into a whiskey or vodka.
by ShineonCrazyDiamond
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 81
Views: 1862

Re: Pot still, single run.

4 bags of corn, we'll say $40, plus no more than $10 in liquid enzymes will fill a barrel with all grain Booner's corn whiskey. Can make any combination of raw grains the same way. $2 a bottle all grain. Can't get sugar that cheap.