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by dukethebeagle120
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Malting rye question

Windswept wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:52 am
Loving this. I have an old atv winch motor here I’m planning on using to turn mine. I figure the speed will be just right.
A small bbq rotisserie motor.
It turns real slow
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Malting rye question

It took me 4 soaks to get it to 45% moisture, acros are coming, but not full length yet. I’ve had it in one of those under-bed bins and I took the lid off which seems to have helped. I’m still building the dryer, so it’ll have to wait a bit! Thanks for the input guys Throw it in the freezer till ur...
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: Malting rye question

If your malt is starting to go bad,its taking to long
2 soaks and four days is plenty
Acrospire at 75 to 100% in length
Btw rye can smell sour.
Dry it.
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ground Corn ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Ground Corn ideas?

CORNBREAD
I use my ground corn to maake it also
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Canadian Moonshiners Unite!
Replies: 54
Views: 8469

Re: Re:

As a non-canadian, I'm currious about canadian politics, and am reading up on current stuff. With Block Quebeck Party's succesionest stance, where do they stand on legalizing homedistilling for Quebeck ? It is an old post but I will answer a part of it. think of The Bloc Quebecois as a party that w...
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: French Canadian newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: French Canadian newbie

Thank you all ! For the fellow Canadians complaining about the lack of sanitary SS parts, I just found out Equinox Stainless are in Boisbriand QC, 15 minutes away from my home and can ship components out if you want to make your own distilling setup. https://www.equinoxstore.ca Yes i have seen them...
by dukethebeagle120
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Anybody taste Midnight Moon or Ole Smoky brands? Worst thing I've tasted in my life.
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Anybody taste Midnight Moon or Ole Smoky brands? Worst thing I've tasted in my life.

I don't find midnight moon that bad
The straight stuff is vodka,but as a vodka it would be ok
Ole smokey on the other hand
Thats just terible
Up here in the great white north you need to motgage your house to afford ole smokey
I agree with sassafrass
Your paying for nostalgia
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 108
Views: 6695

Re: HD T-Shirts

I like the first mason jar one
When can we buy???
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: New Years. What Did You Sip
Replies: 27
Views: 500

Re: New Years. What Did You Sip

George washington rye first.
Then a beer after
In bed by 11
Up and atem by 7
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: French Canadian newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: French Canadian newbie

Salut mon chum
Welcome to hd
From sherbrooke i am
So what you like to drink
Whats you interset
by dukethebeagle120
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Rip tony rice
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Rip tony rice

They are both national tresures
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Rip tony rice
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Rip tony rice

Like it says bluegrass great tony rice has died
A great loss
Never be one like him again
Sad day for bluegrass
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Whiskey from free ingredients.
Replies: 49
Views: 2342

Re: Whiskey from free ingredients.

Well we did give him (and beloved daughter) a small (104 acre) farm that we bought because it was next to his; and so that I could store stuff and distil there... A few years ago a massive grass fire (I think 14,000 hectares or 35,000 acres) burnt around the shed and melted the big water tank so no...
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Balcones Single Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Balcones Single Malt

Youtube has a way of "hyping" up thing
It may be good,Or maybe not.
Who knows
But when giving an opinion on your own products
They will surely be possitive
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Which brewery makes the best stouts?
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Which brewery makes the best stouts?

Up here in quebecistan we got lots
A really good one oi robe noire or blacknrobe
Made by rj brewery in montreal
Really creamy
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Carrying on tradition
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Carrying on tradition

pttm08 wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am
I live in Franklin county Virginia. Once I get it in and setup pics will follow.
i was just about to answer that
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Double stripping the same wash
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Double stripping the same wash

its called triple distillation.
and yes it will be cleaner
by dukethebeagle120
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% malted rye mash
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 100% malted rye mash

I strip with a thumper on the grain. Just water in the boiler? Yup just water in the boiler. Grain in all in the thumper. Strip 10 gallons a shot No presiing or filtering. Idea comes from here truckinbutch or shineoncrazydiamond I don't remember. A thumper for me when doing all grain is an essentia...
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% malted rye mash
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 100% malted rye mash

HDNB wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:41 pm
grain is gummier, but still ok if prepped properly.
malt does have less spicy bite than grain and a smoother mouth feel
I strip with a thumper on the grain.
I dont worry about texture
As long as it will go in the thumper
Good to go
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Using what i have to make 10 gallons of neutral.
Replies: 29
Views: 798

Re: Using what i have to make 10 gallons of neutral.

I use wineos
About as neutral as you can get
Imo,you should be good with the tools you got
The rest i agree with shady
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% malted rye mash
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 100% malted rye mash

Ive malted 100 lbs in the last month
Did a george washington and it never got slimy
My next run will be a 50 50 malted/unmalted
Got 2 gallons on oak from the first run
Will be mashing 90 lbs.
Hoping for 2 more gallon haven't done the math.
But the malted george washington is yummy
Alot less rye bite
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Climax Gin
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Climax Gin

NZChris wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:06 am
Many of my gins are based on what is locally available, in season. If you want your gin to be special, have a story to tell when you serve it to your friends.
Agreed again
Two post in a row.
I really like the idea of seasonal stilling
Brewers do the same.
Foraging etc gives you brew a story
by dukethebeagle120
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste

NZChris wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:37 pm
If I was making a mistake thirty years ago, it was starting with too high an OG, a typical newbie mistake.
Agreed,
My sugar washes are no higher og then grain mashes.
I try to keep between 1.060 and 1.070.
Not harsh and neuetral
I use wineo sugar wash recipe.
Always works for me
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Rye whiskey.malt or straight grain
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Rye whiskey.malt or straight grain

I recently did a high rye bourbon using 35% malted rye and a phenolic Belgian ale yeast. It has a weird spicy woody aroma that's sort of like cinnamon. Not as much in the flavor but still a hint. I like it a lot. Even saved some to drink white and use as a mixer, it would probably be great in an ol...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Upgrading my setup copper vs. stainless
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Upgrading my setup copper vs. stainless

I steam strip all gain with a thumper.
I have been contemplating getting a bigger thumper.
Now i have two 15 gallon beer kegs.
But i would like to upgrade the thumper to 30 gallons to handle more mash
That way icould strip15 to 20 gallons to a shot
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first ferment...I think it's stuck!
Replies: 45
Views: 1196

Re: My first ferment...I think it's stuck!

My initial recipe called for 20 pounds of sugar and 2 32 ounce bottles of Karo Light Corn Syrup. After cooking that divide it up into three containers and add distilled water to get to 6 gallons each. I then cooked up another 10 pounds of sugar and added to each container to get the SG up to as clo...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Low wine drinkability
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Low wine drinkability

Checkout the gumball in T&T. Good way to get more out of grains after an AG run. Waste not want not. And I think of things a little different than yall. I still enjoy making washes to go along with my mashes and musts. You gotta have likker for visitors and certain family members. Just my .02 SF I ...
by dukethebeagle120
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Rye whiskey.malt or straight grain
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Rye whiskey.malt or straight grain

Been at this for a few years. But never done a high rye. So i used george washingtons mash bill and gave her a try. Stripping it now. What do you all prefer A malt rye whiskey or a rye grain I used malt 65 percent rye malt 30 percent corn 5 percent barley malt Basically,what can i expect from a rye ...
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Is this flooding or normal? (video)
Replies: 49
Views: 1334

Re: Is this flooding or normal? (video)

dukethebeagle120 wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:48 am
Do more research.
Learn to crawl before walking.
Keep trying
Imo
by dukethebeagle120
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Is this flooding or normal? (video)
Replies: 49
Views: 1334

Re: Is this flooding or normal? (video)

Do more research.
Learn to crawl before walking.
Imo