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by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Gin Pink
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Gin Pink

Hibiscus flowers and raspberries also are common ways to get a pink color.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Very, very high ester whiskey?
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Very, very high ester whiskey?

Yes. I haven't used the Cousins process as I don't have a thumper. I would love to some day. I use seasoned dunder, heavy ester producing yeasts, long ferment times, and bacteria to get high ester counts. One thing to think about with the Cousins process is that it only captures the organic acid sid...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: greetings from steel city
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: greetings from steel city

Welcome to HD. Tons of info here. Have you been around to any local distilleries? Most of them are friendly to the HD crowd.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Cull the wiki?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Cull the wiki?

Cool - if you want to coordinate for changes just post up here and we can talk them through. You don't need to unless you have questions or want opinions on something.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is there a difference between soaking a spirit in a fruit vs placing it in a column for infusion?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Is there a difference between soaking a spirit in a fruit vs placing it in a column for infusion?

Liquid maceration extracts different flavors (chemicals) than vapor extraction. This doesn't mean one is better than the other, it's more like what tool should you use? Each fruit/botanical will work better one way or the other. I don't think that there's a list anywhere that says it. Grim knows wha...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Cull the wiki?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Cull the wiki?

I'm for anyone that wants to help. I believe that Uncle Jesse is the only one that can add you as a user. Since the wiki was made the front page he was flooded with account requests that were for the forums and not really for the Wiki. As such he hasn't created a wiki account for all requests. You c...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: New carboxylic ester chart
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: New carboxylic ester chart

As a link yes, but I am going to translate the doc to a wiki entry so it's clickable.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: New carboxylic ester chart
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: New carboxylic ester chart

Thanks! I'll work on it soonish. Kinda busy despite the craziness going on. Serious thanks for doing this, it will help people understand it better.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: vitamin B question
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: vitamin B question

Boiled yeast is one of the best nutrients you can feed yeast. As for what B-vits are best you are what you eat so: Thiamine (B1) Riboflavin (B2) Pyridoxine (B6) Potassium Zinc https://www.webmd.com/diet/nutritional-yeast-good-for-you#1 B vitamins are involved in the metabolic cycle. If you feed yeas...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: New carboxylic ester chart
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: New carboxylic ester chart

Hey Evil Wizard - would you be ok if I translate this into a Wiki page?
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: New carboxylic ester chart
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: New carboxylic ester chart

Thank you. That took a lot of work. It is definitely appreciated.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Social Media Resources related to our Hobby
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Social Media Resources related to our Hobby

Reddit and the FB groups are all too frequently cringy as shidt. Can be informative. Just need to reconfirm with additional context imo. LWTCS knows what he is talking about. HD is the best place for distilling info. Reddit and Facebook groups are horrible. Because there isn't an effective search m...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Compound Gin Method
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Compound Gin Method

Read "Still Magic: A gin distiller’s guide for beginners" - It includes 5 base recipes, maceration test setups, and flavor wheel testing setups.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Found Source of White Oak Board
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Found Source of White Oak Board

3 years in the sun is where some of the pros find ideal for aging. Most can't do that due to the cost. The sun helps break down some of the chemicals into more flavor friendly ones. Heat (toasting & charring) also makes better flavors. More here: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Woods_for_ag...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Saprochaete suaveolens aka Geotrichum
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Saprochaete suaveolens aka Geotrichum

Off on a new tangent with Rum research. Geotrichum is a very common soil yeast. Geotrichum Fragrans and Geotrichum Candidum produce an array of esters and other flavor and aromatic compounds. If you use seasoned dunder or muck there's a good chance that you have this. Commercially it is used in maki...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN) usage by various yeasts
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN) usage by various yeasts

This is the first article I've seen that addresses FAN usage by various yeast: https://www.escarpmentlabs.com/single-post/2020/07/14/fan-its-what-beer-yeast-craves --------------------- FAN is a significant nutrient for yeast. Too little can lead to stalled ferments, too much can lead to excess tail...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Understanding ABV by bubble behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: Understanding ABV by bubble behavior

Thank you for posting this. Gives science background to the moonshiner's bubble proofing method.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat May 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Distillery Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Distillery Hand Sanitizer

There's a number of denaturants that can be used. FDA don't require the denaturant be listed on the label. So it may have denaturant in it but you wouldn't know it unless you drank it. Places I know used a mix of Bitrex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denatonium or isopropyl or a couple other things. ...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu May 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Double thumper for bourbon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Double thumper for bourbon?

Read this thread: https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=70947 There's a diagram in there that shows what goes in each thumper. One is low wines, the other is high wines. The issue here is terminology. For rum folk the low wines and high wines are a split of tails. The first part are ...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon May 11, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Chartinaise style still
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Chartinaise style still

The pre-heater is meant to warm up the beer. The way you have it setup there it would end up boiling. You need to reduce how much heat you're putting in there. And make sure the beer can't pressurize the vessel so leave something open. Also the "slave boiler" will smear vapor the way you have it. Yo...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon May 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Freaking mold!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Freaking mold!!!!

I've never had good luck with mold. Always ends up with an off flavor that persists through multiple distillations.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Knives
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Knives

I love knives and multi tools. I have 2-3 multitools on me at any time. These in the photo are my everyday kitchen knives. A friend made all but the big butcher knife (needs a proper cleaning). I tend to like more raw looking knives versus super clean ones. My friend's IG feed: https://www.instagram...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Bees
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: This is cool,,,as far as I know.

No it's cool - just not for someone like me that will think that every itch is a bee ready to sting.
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by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Bees
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: This is cool,,,as far as I know.

NOPE
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by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 party
Replies: 109
Views: 9571

Re: COVID-19 party

Tummydoc wrote: That's why you need to wait out the incubation period
That^ If you're a family/social unit it helps to be together. Keeping away too much makes these times harder. Keep your circle tight and make sure everyone is being safe when they have to go out.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 party
Replies: 109
Views: 9571

Re: COVID-19 party

shadylane wrote:I might not get to harvest it, but I'm damn sure going to help plant it
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