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by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Compound Gin Method
Replies: 12
Views: 193

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: 814

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: 195

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: 255

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: 540

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: 504

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: 1064

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: 694

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: 844

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: 812

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: 51
Views: 3583

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: 51
Views: 3583

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: 97
Views: 6935

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: 97
Views: 6935

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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by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hand sanitizer
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: Hand sanitizer

by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

Saltbush Bill wrote:I've seen it done with and tasted the results from plums, peaches, nectarines, oranges, manderines and limes.
Never seen or tasted anything else.
Did you cut it up or leave it whole?
NZChris wrote:I haven't tried it with citrus.
What have you tried it with and how did it work out?
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

Ok - I'll refer to it as "Cold Vapor Infusion". Cold Vapor infusion: In a closed environment the botanical is suspended above a spirit for a length of time. The alcoholic vapor will extract the flavor compounds. The compounds will "sweat" out of the botanical. It will extract Soluble, non-volatile a...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

Ah ok yes I did miss that. What should we call it so people know what it is? Cold vapor infusion? The EZ-NZ method? :)
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: I love scotch....scotchy scotch scotch
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: I love scotch....scotchy scotch scotch

I LOVE SCOTCH. I wasn't a huge Scotch drinker until I tried Edradour 10y non-chill filtered. One sip literally changed my view on scotch and whiskey. I drank half the bottle and didn't even realize it. It's what started me down the whiskey making path. For me I tend to stick to 12y or older with a c...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

Is that a true heads and tails cut....or just people removing excess oils at the begining of the run and unwanted bitter flavours coming over at the end of the run? 'Cut' is a bit of an anomaly in home distilling. I use the word when I really mean 'choosing a blend' when running whiskey, rum, brand...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

All of the bits about some methods producing colour are irrelevant.......it's all clear once its been distilled. This post isn't just about gin. It's about flavor extraction in general. For an amaro or bitter color may be a relevant factor. That's not going to happen with a gin basket/vapor infusion.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Re: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

Even with a very clean GNS a lot of people will still take a heads and tail cut - it will just be a much smaller cut than a normal run. There isn't a single way to do a lot of what we do. Trying to list out every process that could be used would require a book just to discuss this subject. The point...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi, new to the forum
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Hi, new to the forum

Welcome to the forum. The best place to start is the Beginner's Guide and the Novice Distiller's forum. Read 'til your eyes bleed and plan on getting equipment and starting your first run. Any questions go in the Novice Forum so you get the best answers. Beginner's Guide: https://homedistiller.org/w...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction
Replies: 44
Views: 3753

Gin Basket vs Soxhlet vs Maceration - Flavor extraction

What is a Soxhlet? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soxhlet_extractor What is a Gin Basket? https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Gin_basket What do they do? Soxhlets, Gin Baskets, and Maceration are use to extract flavors from botanicals, spices, and other materials by using a solvent (alcohol and/...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Preparing for summer: summer gin
Replies: 22
Views: 2633

Re: Preparing for summer: summer gin

Tastes just like it. Has a deep red/orange color.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Preparing for summer: summer gin
Replies: 22
Views: 2633

Re: Preparing for summer: summer gin

You can get Rhubarb root. Also called Turkey Rhubarb root. Try amazon or Herbco or just google it. Great flavor for gins or amaros and such. As a straight tincture it's pretty good.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?
Replies: 57
Views: 4075

Re: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?

LWTCS wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:34 am
So much so that I couldn't resist
You show a lot of potentiometer.