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by Don Quixote
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: All Distillates Have Similar Papery Taste
Replies: 36
Views: 2349

Re: All Distillates Have Similar Papery Taste

I’m relatively new to distilling but have been brewing beer for over 20 years. I may have some insight here. I’m also a Cicerone and BJCP Judge and have studied off flavors and their causes for many years. In brewing beer after you are finished boiling you want to chill the wort down as fast as poss...
by Don Quixote
Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 36831

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

I've looked all over my "dashboard" and can't find how this works. I've tried it on the app and on the site. I'm not a fan of unwanted advertising but if I can't figure it out don't get upset. Just relax and have a home distill.
by Don Quixote
Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 29
Views: 6919

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

I've looked all over my "dashboard" and can't find how this works. I've tried it on the app and on the site. I'm not a fan of unwanted advertising but if I can't figure it out don't get upset. Just relax and have a home distill.
by Don Quixote
Tue May 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first electric
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: My first electric

Bought the insulation today. I'm going to wrap the heck out of it. If anyone wants to see the copper I'll show them a pic. It's going in my basement anyway so I don't really care if it shines. Thanks for the advice. I'll take more.
by Don Quixote
Mon May 01, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first electric
Replies: 6
Views: 984

My first electric

Coach always said go big or go home. While it's only 15 gallons it's not big but it's mine. I bought the kit then added the second thumper, built the stand and control panel. Can't wait to do a run on this baby this weekend. I'd like some constructive criticism from some of the old timers.

Cheers
by Don Quixote
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malt Extract
Replies: 88
Views: 8822

Malt Extract

After a forum search I can't find any post where someone has used Malt Extract. If I'm short on time and buy a few cans of 3.3lb Muntons LME I'm assuming it would work. I guess my question is how well? It ultimately would depend on how the extract was mashed and what variables were used but that's h...
by Don Quixote
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Smoked grains and malts
Replies: 31
Views: 4479

Re: Smoked grains and malts

Awesome forum. I smoked some 2 Row Malt today over applewood chips for an applewood smoked vanilla porter I do every year. While I was smoking the grains I was wondering what would happen if I did a mash and distilled it. My buddy then mentioned aging the final run on applewood chips as well. I thin...
by Don Quixote
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Eric from NC
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Eric from NC

I've been an avid himebrewer for over 20 years, I'm a BJCP Beer Judge and now want to expand into crafting my own spirits. Figured I already have most of the equipment (grain mill, mash tun, fermenters, etc.) so it should be as simple as putting together a still and learning the process. Looking for...