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by Shine0n
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

I reckon Ima make 50 gal ferment next weekend after the HBB is finished stripping and squeezed. I still have some aged dunder from 2017 that was sterilized and sealed. Figure 15% total volume will do for some nice flavors and will add 20% to final spirit run for some complexity and funk. Been holdin...
by Shine0n
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Corn mash smells like vomit ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4910

Re: Corn mash smells like vomit ?

Id say its a bust if its still stinking

Hopefully Im wrong but ifn it were me....nahhhh

My muck pit looks like the devil puked but smells so good but to look good and still smell bad I'd pass
by Shine0n
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hello-back from the dead
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Hello-back from the dead

Id love to man, I love my mead making and my god have I gotten into it!!! We have some really special ones atm Black currant is my all time favorite. The OG was 1.156 and fg was 1.050 but the currants compensated the fg perfectly. Ill be around quite a bit more now so you can always ask or pm me an ...
by Shine0n
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Fruit wine under airlock?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Fruit wine under airlock?

Certain yeast will do better for aging after a rack, 71B is horrible but QA23 Is great for fine lees. They'll clean up behind themselves and wont impart naties if left for up to a year. Scottlabhandbook is my go for yeast selection, they also give very detailed descriptions on charachter and best us...
by Shine0n
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6211
Views: 219836

Re: Three Word Story

Slow slow simmer
by Shine0n
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hello-back from the dead
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Hello-back from the dead

I see there's alot of new faces since my last post. Ive been out of the loop for a while now due to father inlaw issues but they've passed now so I can get on with my stillin ways. I've missed this shit like noone can fathom, but 3 weeks ago I jumped right back in with my favorite bourbon HBB of cou...
by Shine0n
Thu May 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Strawberry mel
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Strawberry mel

This is a recipe I love and is very very fruit forward and delicious. This is for a 1.5 gal batch and can be scaled up to fit any needs. 10lbs strawberries cut and topped 6lbs sweet clover honey 1 full 5g pack 1116 1tsp pectic enzyme 1tsp bentonite (primary) 1tsp sparkaloid (secondary) 6.5g fermaid ...
by Shine0n
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Raspberry/black currant melomel
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Raspberry/black currant melomel

This is one that Ive just finished racking and is crystal clear now aging on med toast American white oak. Small batch 1.5 gal 4lbs red raspberry 2 lbs black currant 5 lb honey 6g fermaid o (front load) 1tsp pectic enzyme 3g 71B yeast 1/2 tsp bentonite in primary Hot mix sparkaloid in secondary 10 o...
by Shine0n
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Black currant and blueberry melomel

Yonder, the barrel was completely fubar, the distillery should have me one in the next couple weeks tho so its good but a shame I didn't read up more on barrel storage. Smdh This stuff is being stubborn as hell on settling so ima hit it with some sparkaloid and see what happens, we use buan vino sup...
by Shine0n
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lost More than a Drinking Buddy
Replies: 24
Views: 2246

Re: Lost More than a Drinking Buddy

My deepest condolences, stay strong J!!!
by Shine0n
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Black currant and blueberry melomel

Looks like she's finished now, FG is 1.042 13.65% Im going to just rack this as is for the moment and let it clear some more before going into the barrel. I kinda messed up by using tap water in it from my buddies house, he lives in the city and his water has chlorine and chloramine which can cause ...
by Shine0n
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Black currant and blueberry melomel

Looking forward to it yonder!

Another day or 3 I'll be racking this into the barrell for 3-5 months. Possibly with a dozen vanilla beans!
by Shine0n
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Black currant and blueberry melomel

Pm me with address and you'll definitely get some!

I'll also send some Christmas berry honey trad and my barrell aged bochet( also with Christmas berry honey)
by Shine0n
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Mead
Replies: 151
Views: 17205

Re: Mead

I love buckwheat honey, it's probably one I use the most for backsweetening when I only need a little touch of complexity and sweetness. By itself can be much for many as it's a very strong and bold flavor but I very much enjoy it. I still have a half gallon of pure buckwheat and tart cherry melomel...
by Shine0n
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Black currant and blueberry melomel

As of now the ph is right at 2.9 and sg is 1.048 The ph in wine and mead are so much different than in an AG mash and I had to learn that from some really good mead makers. 3.2-3.6 is the range it prefers from my learnings. Yonder, nope!!! No step feeding lol With the starter and nutrients and degas...
by Shine0n
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Black currant and blueberry melomel
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Black currant and blueberry melomel

1 gallon vinters harvest black currant wine base 12lbs Maine wild blueberries 1 3lb can vinters harvest black currant puree 28lbs sweet clover honey 35g lalvin 71B 46.5g fermaid O OG 1.146 Ph 3.32 Started this batch last Sunday after a long hiatus from brewing or anything Front loaded the nutrients ...
by Shine0n
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

Duke, glad it worked out for ya and yes my mouth is still watering for that syrup lol.

To all who have done this recipe, thanks for the effort!
by Shine0n
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Fruit/grain spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Fruit/grain spirit?

In all honesty I wouldn't waste the fruit mixing with grains. They are hard enough to find the fruit flavor alone without additives so if you add another dominant flavor I believe you will never get anything other than the grain flavor.
by Shine0n
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Making me some rum
Replies: 60
Views: 6204

Re: Making me some rum

When I do molasses rums my sg never finishes at 1 or below, at least with a hydrometer floating because of the solids and unfermentables. 1.020ish isn't uncommon but i go by taste alone on these not by numbers. Im sure you know but I'll state anyways for anyone who doesn't and is reading this, molas...
by Shine0n
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

Absolutely bubba, been waaaay too long.

Trying to strip out 50 gal of all corn today and im exhausted already lol
I yielded 3 gal on the first one!
by Shine0n
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

Been a while due to some very unfortunate circumstances but Im back and doing well. This rum thread has been going on for a while and im very proud of this particular recipe. Ive done it for a while now and i get the butter flavor every time and is definitely my go to. Thanks to everyone who's tried...
by Shine0n
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6211
Views: 219836

Re: Three Word Story

Look who's back
by Shine0n
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Finally

The river on the north side of us is 85' lol
by Shine0n
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Finally

Boda, sorta! We were having issues before hand but are now talking out our problems. She took this very hard because she's a higher up in her industry and being in a small town kinda made her feel shamed. No love loss with me inlaws and now they said if me wife and I work out our shit that they'll d...
by Shine0n
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Finally

Well as most that knew me know I haven't been around for a while and very limited when i was but things finally cleared up. FATHER INLAW- ASSHOLE! This guy went into me garage and seen what he should've never seen, equipment, barrels, grains etc. etc. Well he called the cops on me and they came... c...
by Shine0n
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

Well thats great news because mine is super buttery
by Shine0n
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

If you decide to give the corn or anything else please post here as well of the outcome. I've been mia for a while because of personal conflicts with the father inlaw. Long story but I'll toss it about in another thread "off topic" The last one I ran with this protocol turned out as well as the firs...
by Shine0n
Wed May 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 376
Views: 34475

Re: Butter Rum

Diacetyl is highly toxic so the butter flavorings i would believe to have other components to achieve the flavors.
by Shine0n
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Barrel fermented bochet
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Barrel fermented bochet

Well, i finally got home after a long 2+ months on the road and now I can say this is amazing and now having added 12 lbs of blueberries it will still need another couple weeks to come around and bottled. Fizzix, mead is zomething special and just like likker...endless possibilities too! I also have...
by Shine0n
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Barrel fermented bochet
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Barrel fermented bochet

17.5lb local lover honey Water to the 5 gal mark QA23 dry wine yeast Fermaid O w/sna I caramelized the honey on a med temp on my range until i had my desired level of color and flavor. I do not under any circumstances get it to the point of molasses color, at that point it to me becomes rancid tasti...