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by MadDigitalScience
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Pot / Column Hybrid? Is that a thing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2212

Pot / Column Hybrid? Is that a thing?

Forgive me if this has been covered, but I'm interested in getting the best of both worlds in one still and wondering if anyone has done this: How would it work out if I placed a packed column on a pot still, but connected it to a worm or Liebig, omitting any type of in-column or top-of-column conde...
by MadDigitalScience
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: What is the most "hands-off" design?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

What is the most "hands-off" design?

Hi All, Took a long break from the hobby due to family reasons. Just this week, I did my first batch of brandy in about 3 years using my homemade pot still. It came out pretty good, but MAN, I forgot how much work this is! So, I'm thinking that I might like to build something new - something with a ...
by MadDigitalScience
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Started with wine - made vodka
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Started with wine - made vodka

Message received about the baking soda - no more for anything but neutral.
I was also a bit paranoid about having too much tails.
Maybe the greasy flavor was just un-aged tails that needed to stay in place and age a bit.

Not sure why the heads tasted off.

Thanks all.
by MadDigitalScience
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Started with wine - made vodka
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Started with wine - made vodka

MDH wrote:.... Why did you put baking soda in?
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by MadDigitalScience
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Started with wine - made vodka
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Started with wine - made vodka

Thanks for the help. It was Malbec made from a kit. So concentrated Malbec juice, reconstituted and fermented for about 4 weeks. Yeast was (I think V1116? ) Added sorbate and sulfite. What I got was a mediocre malbec. This was the first time I used sorbate and I think that made it less than great - ...
by MadDigitalScience
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Started with wine - made vodka
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Started with wine - made vodka

Very new here. On my second batch of "brandy" - the first was a throwaway. I started with about 2 gallons of wine and on my first run came out with about a quart and a half of 80 proof brandy. It was okay, but based on what I read, it seemed like a second run was in order. so... I diluted it down to...
by MadDigitalScience
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the SouthEast US
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Hello from the SouthEast US

ga flatwoods wrote:Nice MDS! We could be buds! Enjoy your membership and forthcoming seasons!
Ga Flatwoods
Thanks for the welcome!
I look forward to both!
by MadDigitalScience
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the SouthEast US
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Hello from the SouthEast US

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=39496&hilit=+muscodine How far Southeast? Do you fish? GA Flatwoods South enough that July and August are sweltering! But I love Autumn! I hunt. Got a really nice 8pt buck last year with muzzleloader. Looking forward to 2017 season. Got into winem...
by MadDigitalScience
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 278084

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Wow!
Great information. I really appreciate you guys for taking the time to point me in the right direction. This is gold.
Thanks all.
by MadDigitalScience
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 278084

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Can someone help me understand the safety margins involved in making cuts? I'm a homebrewer of wine and beer and just started distilling in an attempt to turn my not-so-great batches of wine into decent brandy. I'm *VERY* new at this. I did a small 3L run last night and I'm a bit paranoid about drin...
by MadDigitalScience
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the SouthEast US
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Hello from the SouthEast US

Hi, I'm a homebrewer of wine and beer and just started distilling in an attempt to turn my not-so-great batches of wine into decent brandy.