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by dukethebeagle120
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Rum for mojito
Replies: 72
Views: 994

Re: Rum for mojito

Hmm what if I would run it thru reflux still but in potstill mode ? I have bokabob 140cm with 100cm packing (24 scrubbers) and do 2 potstill runs but with full packing (100cm) ? First low wine run and second spirit run ? You think would clean it enough for good mojito? Or do like you guys saying wi...
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: odd tasting sugarshine
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: odd tasting sugarshine

So I recently finished my first successful distillation run. I distilled a sugar wash which was about 4% abv. my still is a stainless steel pot with a copper pipe which runs into a bucket filled with cold water where it condenses. I used flour and water putty around the rim and where the pipe came ...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Maple syrup wash
Replies: 16
Views: 2129

Re: Maple syrup wash

Maple syrup on its own has enough more than enough nutrients to ferment just fine, no need for additional nutrient, just a note for next time. As SS said, fermax contains sulfates which is causing your off smell. In my experience it needs more nutrients. We got a sugarbush and i do quite a bit. I h...
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Amish friendship bread
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Amish friendship bread

I'm gonna give it a try I just got done a barley run with mine. Every starter is different. I have made many and using rye flour is the easiest. Rye seems to have alot of wilds on the grain??? In 2 or 3 days with rye you should have it rolling. Using a refluxed barley vodka to make some lemoncello ...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Amish friendship bread
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Amish friendship bread

Oh yeah You mentioned wilds are slow All the ones i have used are of the contrary Just do not go overboard Stay at 5 to 6 percent abv After 6 they sometimes can slow. Wild yeast ferment wild sugars Say for example apples Usually apples contain enough sugar for 5% abv beer So if you stay within that ...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Amish friendship bread
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Amish friendship bread

I start my starter a few days before brew day Its gotta be erupting 2 lbs per gallon of water as usual Once temps reach 80 degrees drop in about 500mls starter per 10 gallons Thats what i use. May work with less but thats what i use. Airate My last ferment went fro 1.055 to 1.010 in 2 days at 70 deg...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Amish friendship bread
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Amish friendship bread

My wife is in a Facebook group where people gift others random things she was gifted amish friendship bread starter I'm wondering if I can use it to start a ferment with All my grain ferments are started this way My sourdough starter ferments out 6% abv no problem Started it with rye flour Gives a ...
by dukethebeagle120
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: unmalted barley issues
Replies: 24
Views: 359

Re: unmalted barley issues

Throw it in a thumper and steam it out That's how I usually do it, On the other hand I think distilling without the grain and trub, makes for a more refined whiskey. It also makes the tails cut longer, cleaner and easier. Your right. I almost never do a strip then a spirit run. Most of my product i...
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: unmalted barley issues
Replies: 24
Views: 359

Re: unmalted barley issues

Throw it in a thumper and steam it out
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: We have come a Long way
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: We have come a Long way

We surely have, both in equipment and numbers.. In my community alone, there are at least 15 people doing some sort of distillation of which I know personally 9 of them.. and in the neighbouring communities, I'm aware of some 10 people and know a few of them.. Each community has a few.. but it's ke...
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: How do you stop yourself from drinking your stash too early?
Replies: 37
Views: 3091

Re: How do you stop yourself from drinking your stash too early?

I store it in garage attick.
Make it a pain in the ass to go get
So when im up for a snort
I say f it.
To much work
But i do check on it once a week
Got 8 gallons aging
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: On or off the grain?
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: On or off the grain?

I ferment on grain.
Then dump in the thumper
Then steam thump the hell out of it
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Go to neutral wash?
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Go to neutral wash?

Forgetting about simplicity. What would you all say is the smoother more traditional vodka? I prefer Rad’s All Bran for “neutrals”. It’s easy to make, a good fermenter, and a clean finisher. The bran flakes buffers a crashing pH and softens the “sugar bite”. I (personally) prefer grain-based neutra...
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Go to neutral wash?
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Go to neutral wash?

Forgetting about simplicity. What would you all say is the smoother more traditional vodka? I prefer Rad’s All Bran for “neutrals”. It’s easy to make, a good fermenter, and a clean finisher. The bran flakes buffers a crashing pH and softens the “sugar bite”. I (personally) prefer grain-based neutra...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone. New member from Quebec, Canada.
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Hello everyone. New member from Quebec, Canada.

Hi glen
Quebecer here also
Apprx where you from
From the townships i am
A few of us around
Be safe and have fun
Do your reading
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Comin' at you from Ottawa Ontario!
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: Comin' at you from Ottawa Ontario!

Welcome yarbles.
Glad to see your on your way.
Welcome to hd and be safe
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Another SCR and Meter Question
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Another SCR and Meter Question

How big an element you running???
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Cheap and simple BAIN MARIE
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Cheap and simple BAIN MARIE

Why not get a thumper and steam it out A 15 .5 keg is easy to build I do all grains and some fruit with a thumper Better then straining or mop bucketing This may sound like a good idea for OP needs, it's the easiest way to avoid leaks, it's very versatile and you can use water just in the first str...
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Cheap and simple BAIN MARIE
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Cheap and simple BAIN MARIE

Why not get a thumper and steam it out
A 15 .5 keg is easy to build
I do all grains and some fruit with a thumper
Better then straining or mop bucketing
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 15 gallon new build
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: 15 gallon new build

ghg1942wla wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:14 am
Duke,

Found them and ordered one.

George
Easy to wire and easy to run.
More power clockwise
Less power counter
You will love it
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 15 gallon new build
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: 15 gallon new build

Beginning of my 15 gallon still. I bought the keg years ago and the hole was precut, and a drain already added. The hole is a bit larger than I would have liked, but I ordered a heavy duty stainless steel bowl that will fit, just have to worry about sealing it up. I also ordered a 4500 watt 220 vol...
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1135
Views: 233410

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Yes that's most likely the reason. There are other ways to run a t500 ...other than following the manufacturers instructions. Play with water flow and watch the results, a T500 is a CM reflux still " cooling management". You don't need to be staring at the thermometers on it to make good booze........
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: What would be some alternative sources for Amylase?
Replies: 26
Views: 6362

Re: What would be some alternative sources for Amylase?

I remember a youtube video where a high school science teacher was claiming banana peels contained analyze. A quick look on the interweb cornfirms this. I found no mention of using peels with grain however. Wouldn't be hard to confirm this with a couple of blackened peels and a handful of ground gr...
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Filtering product. (Not carbon)
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Filtering product. (Not carbon)

1 or 2 cotton balls in a small funnei.
Works better then a coffee filter
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Where and how to source copper pipe or used sanitary fittings in Canada?
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Where and how to source copper pipe or used sanitary fittings in Canada?

tiramisu wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:43 pm
thks... asked for a quote from metalsupermarket should here next week.
Have left messages a couple of scrap yards but I suspect I would have to go out and dig through scrap copper to find what I need.
+1
You gotta dig in the bins yourself
by dukethebeagle120
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Temp Control & Enzymes
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Temp Control & Enzymes

So an idle thought floated through my head reading this Has anyone thought to pre heat the corn in an oven without the water? If you set it to around 180-190f for 20-30 mins it would potentially save a lot of time & stirring. You would have to watch for scorching, possibly give it a shake now and t...
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rye Vodka Recipe?
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Rye Vodka Recipe?

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:29 am
Im with swedish Pride on this, my thinking is that wheat would make a much better Vodka.
Seems a good majority of russian vodka is wheat based
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Good off the shelf power controller
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Good off the shelf power controller

An scr
Get em on amazon
10000 watt
by dukethebeagle120
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: sweet spirit
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: sweet spirit

Sugar wash = bland
Dont expect flavor.
Sweetness yes,flavor no.
All my gin is made with wineo sugar wash.
Just the nature of a sugar wash