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by Still Life
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe
Replies: 36
Views: 5352

Re: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe

I'm glad you enjoy it boys. Wait until it's a year old and you will have something special.
by Still Life
Tue May 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe
Replies: 36
Views: 5352

Re: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe

jon1163 wrote:When you say you topped the fermenter with water I'm guessing that you mashed with 5 gallons and then added the one gallon at the end?
Yep. Just that.
by Still Life
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 82458

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

One year in a charred barrel has done my HBB well. Samplers swear they taste honey and vanilla and want to know how much I put in there -----ha! Time to refill the barrel and start over again and I hope there's enough woody goodness to go another year. New folks---- do this recipe and treat yourself...
by Still Life
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: so lets describe mouthfeel
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: so lets describe mouthfeel

Is Balance a mouthfeel?
My 9-month-old oaked HBB tastes Balanced and Coordinated.
As if all the specialty grain puzzle pieces have arranged themselves into place.
by Still Life
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 982
Views: 168726

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

So I just racked to secondary and there is so much sludge at the bottom I lost about 2.5 gallons in a 6 gallon wash. I see some others had similar problems in the thread. I guess I will let it sit and see if the sludge settles down so I can get a little more form it. Get some paint strainer bags to...
by Still Life
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe
Replies: 36
Views: 5352

Re: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe

Starting this rye today. In 3 hours I'll have the whole empty house to myself for cooking and destroying making an interesting mash. Any last words of wisdom before I start? Smart people? Wizards? Exorcists? 10 Hours later : This looks like it's going to be some bad-ass stout rye, Still Life! I sin...
by Still Life
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy, from INDIANA!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Howdy, from INDIANA!!!!!

Welcome to HD.
by Still Life
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe
Replies: 36
Views: 5352

Re: Breaking Protocol: Made My Own Rye Recipe

I haven't checked in for a while, but I thought my ears were ringing. I'm glad you like this rye, Chixter. Fizzix, I've had this rye in a 5-liter charred oak cask since July 1st of last year. Whereas when it was young, I could put my finger on each flavor, that is not true now. For you, I also did a...
by Still Life
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: For the man who has everything.
Replies: 16
Views: 1384

Re: For the man who has everything.

Took this advice to heart and got $75 in Gift Cards to my local grain shop! Good tip Still Life! This will ensure ShineonCrazyDiamond's Chocolate Sundae Bourbon gets started before Christmas vacation is over. Merry Christmas. I was hoping someone could make good on that suggestion. I'm glad that wo...
by Still Life
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 1339

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone it's almos Christmas Eve and there is a strong chance of snow here tomorrow. Just want to wish everyone a happy holiday. I've also been wondering about StillLife I haven't seen him post in quite some time hope he's ok? Doing great, Old Town. Thanks for your PM and your conc...
by Still Life
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Diastatic malt
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Diastatic malt

Well this is embarrassing. Seems I posted some real nonsense math on this thread earlier this week. I had a toxic reaction to some medicine and apparently was really out of my head for a couple days, apparently spewing a lot of nutty stuff. Sorry OP Moonbeam for my crazy responses on this post. --I ...
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Diastatic malt
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Diastatic malt

At 90DP, you'd have to go 30% diastatic malt to meet the minimum 30°L.
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: FYI: Remodeling sucks
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: FYI: Remodeling sucks

Helping my pop renovate an abandoned hippie house.
Piles of hypodermic needles under the clawfoot bathtub.
This was pre-AIDS, but still a contention.
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: New to this site

Hey, Greencountry!
Like Zapata said, we like to keep the Welcome Center narrowed to introductions.
Check out our Tried & True Recipes also.
We'll get you through your recipe once in a proper thread.
Welcome!
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Hello from Philadelphia, PA

I've got an 8-gallon Brewhaus, too, and have had nothing but success.
Partly due to the still, and partly to the Tried & True Recipes here on-site.
Nice to meet you. Welcome!
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to distilling
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: New to distilling

Make sure you check out our Tried & True Recipes too.
They just about come with a certificate of guaranteed quality.
Welcome.
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 82458

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

New guy here, so sorry if this is obvious to some, but what exactly do Oyster shells do? I'm headed to NC soon and could pick some up if they're useful Hey, Sourwood. When in doubt, use HD Google Search to find such answers. Open it, leave a space after the URL, type in a word or term. Here I typed...
by Still Life
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: For the man who has everything.
Replies: 16
Views: 1384

Re: For the man who has everything.

Flatwoods still likes toys.! Send me any you get that may be redundant or just need to be put to use as intended rather than taking up your space and gathering dust! Just make sure it is big boy toys nothing naughty! GA Flatwoods Mr. Flatwoods, it may be easier if we just swapped houses. .... Butch...
by Still Life
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cleaning a Reflux Still
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Cleaning a Reflux Still

Usually only clean once (vinegar/water, followed by sacrificial) before you put it in service, or if you
modify/add something new in the vapor path.

Here's how to clean your still if you need it.
The process is the same for Reflux stills.
by Still Life
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Molasses cost
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Molasses cost

Shine0n wrote:Our price is 10$ us for feed grade, unless I find a partner in crime to half a 55 gal drum I'm stuck with this price, sadly!
Same here. That's the cheapest I've found for this poor boy.
by Still Life
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Opposum Bourbon
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Opposum Bourbon

When the bar owner discovered this she said "Oooooo!"
but no one heard her because O is silent.
by Still Life
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1068
Views: 160068

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

artooks wrote:...just did 2 new batches of your gin I must say I am in love with the smell :)
I agree. Just mixed the neutral, peel, coriander, and juniper to let sit for 2 weeks.
Already smells like a top shelf gin.
Odin, you've done it again. Waiting is so tough....
by Still Life
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Sangria Recipe
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Sangria Recipe

Thanks, Chixter.
by Still Life
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 82458

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

Picked up some Simpson's peated malt to add to this next batch today. It has the most pleasant earthy, grassy smell. Will cook ½ pound with the corn, oats, and honey malt. Then mash in another ½ pound with the red, pale, & white. Peat has been on my mind lately. Have never used it before, so why not...
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: You might be a Black Smith
Replies: 31
Views: 3156

Re: You might be a Black Smith

...if you know horses by their feet
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from under a rock
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Hello from under a rock

From one pro consumer to another, Hello & Welcome.
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Alcohol from sugarhead wash...
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Alcohol from sugarhead wash...

Every once in a while I throw on some overalls and distill in my bare feet.
The tile floor and finished walls are not quite the bucolic backdrop of Appalachia,
but I dare to call my spout-fresh drops "moonshine" and "white lightnin'" if only to appease my hobbyist ego
or to impress a friend.
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Long time coming...
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Long time coming...

HD is a very dynamic site as there's always something new.
Lots of helpful people, too.
Welcome.
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Alcohol from sugarhead wash...
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Alcohol from sugarhead wash...

Sure!
Yeast consumes sugar (and added nutrients) and expels alcohol.
That sugar can come from grain like corn, or from a sack from the grocer.
Or am I misinterpreting your question?
by Still Life
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Swamp
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Greetings from the Swamp

Come on in from the swamp and join the party.
Check out the Tried & True to insure a good drink if you're looking for a reliable recipe.
Welcome!