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by Honest_Liberty
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: In Miami and Denver
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Re: In Miami and Denver

I'm in Denver. Bummer. I would have liked to attend. I am about a year too late :/
by Honest_Liberty
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 308
Views: 20094

Re: No Mash No sugar

sorry, I was getting confused between two threads I was looking at and combined thoughts into that post. I deleted the extraneous stuff. So my question then would be, if I malt my corn, grind it and toss it in...what should I expect with the angel yeast? Complete conversion but in much faster time t...
by Honest_Liberty
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Tropical/subtropical woods for aging
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Tropical/subtropical woods for aging

Pardon the resurrection... I would urge you to eBay missouri oak. You can typically request folks to ensure a hearts cut off the oak instead of sapwood. Last I bought some was when you originally posted. It was $20 for a cubic foot with cheapo shipping. It is likely best to attempt to contact them a...
by Honest_Liberty
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 308
Views: 20094

Re: No Mash No sugar

So this smells much sweeter and has a decent potency as it is fermenting. Could it be that it continued to convert over night after I put in the gluco?
by Honest_Liberty
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 308
Views: 20094

Re: No Mash No sugar

I just ordered 500g packet of some today from Ebay. Says between December 21 and February 19, so claims I should have it by February 19th. It's kinda fun because I'll definitely forget about the order and then randomly one day receive a package. It is a welcome refresher from my typical impatience i...
by Honest_Liberty
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 308
Views: 20094

Re: No Mash No sugar

So if I malt my corn, and I add 2lbs/gallon.. What can I expect in terms of abv wash. Everyone puts it in terms of % collected of hearts/ml etc. The no cook bourbon mentioned somewhere above 7% with HT alpha and then gluco, meeting with oh and all that. I'm trying to determine how this alcohol produ...
by Honest_Liberty
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way
Replies: 529
Views: 87125

Re: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way

So I have had this SF recipe, very tight cuts, sitting oaked in a gallon jug at my cabin at high altitude for about 12 months now. It tastes terrible. flat. pepper. bland. oak. it is undrinkably terrible and I'm getting very frustrated with not being able to make a robust whiskey. I must need to add...
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: UJSSM harsh
Replies: 3
Views: 312

UJSSM harsh

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I've enjoyed my SF recipes with table sugar. The bite never bothered me. However, I double distilled my 2,3,4 generation UJSSM and its got a serious bite to it. Been sitting for at least 3 months, maybe 6. I'd have to go back and look in the forums when I ran it. I...
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Concord Brandy

Holy crap! The grape flavor is extremely pronounced. I can't believe how much the aroma and flavor has carried through
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 434774

Re: sweetfeed whisky

DON'T SEPARATE DURING STRIPPING!!!
run it hard, fast, and keep going as long as you can, too maybe 20%.

The spirit run is where the art and true rewards are to be found
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4975
Views: 332247

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

UJSSM, spirit run of 6 gallons low wine, 2nd plus 3rd gen combo.
Smells incredible.

Then I'm going to run my Concorde hey now with my underwhelming mead. That'll also be about 6 gallons but only at 15% abv
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot Still take off rates
Replies: 40
Views: 3603

Re: Pot Still take off rates

8:25pm and 8 quart jars collected... Steady #2 pencil stream. Hit tails for sure, I can see the heavy oils flowing as the last jar filled near the top 915pm, just checked 12th quart jar. 26% and 13th and final quart jar is 1/3rd full. I'm disappointed that the sugar profile overpowers all these diff...
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot Still take off rates
Replies: 40
Views: 3603

Re: Pot Still take off rates

I've never run it this fast but I've grown tired of pussyfootin my strips. Been taking way too much time. Funny thing is.. Oh man.. I fired it up after I strained everything at 6pm sharp. Come 7:10 the temp gauge on the column read 92° and I went into the living room, explitive laden, telling my wif...
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot Still take off rates
Replies: 40
Views: 3603

Re: Pot Still take off rates

Right now, with a 2" column, 2" shotgun condenser, as we speak I just pulled 4 quarts from 7:15 takeoff to 7:50pm, with 100 ml of foreshots.
13 gallon wash 2nd gen UJSSM, made from original all corn and enzymes.
Refilled 14 gallons with 20# sugar and 3 gallons dunder
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 454
Views: 74412

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

No scorching, delicious, but I really need to dial in the efficiency. Hopefully it's a matter of pHing the gluco rest. I left at least 3% trapped
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 454
Views: 74412

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

Finally running today. I squeezed through mop wringer and it's just not that big of a deal. I'm running it without letting it settle, so hopefully it doesn't scorch. There was a lot of flour after it was milled, but I do have a diffuser plate under my stainless steel kettle. The flavor of the wash w...
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 454
Views: 74412

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

:crazy: derp!
I didn't check the pH before adding gluco. Ugh.
I knew I should have gone back to check they original recipe. I'm betting I didn't get my pH low enough. Shucks
by Honest_Liberty
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 454
Views: 74412

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

Well, I'm a bit bummed out about the results, however I'm sure I didn't see it exact. I took 14 gallons of water, 25lbs of cracked corn from Murdoch's that I hand ground with drill, then ran it through my KitchenAid mill on the coarsest setting. Lots of flour ended created even on coarsest setting. ...
by Honest_Liberty
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilling Feints
Replies: 16
Views: 6079

Re: Distilling Feints

I just made a hiccup of a run that turned out awesome! I meant to run my final 8 gallons from my SF wash, but got confused as 6 gallons was in a carboy covered up. I thought I only had 2 gallons left, so I ran those 2 plus 5 gallons of all the feints I've ever run (SF, Bourbon, brandy) that has been...
by Honest_Liberty
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Concord Brandy

So, I decided to oak what I had at 55% in the jug. I realized it was a combo of the original wine plus a rerun of the 1gallon of oaked product on burr oak. I added a few pieces of 380F toasted oak heartwood and 400F toasted, 2/3rds respectively, with only one piece each being charred lightly. I wish...
by Honest_Liberty
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip time too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 2845

Re: Strip time too much?

nice. George from the youtube channel Barley and Hops said 120F so thats what I always went with. I'll go with 150F if that is the consensus here. I have been lazy after all those long strip days; I still have 5 gallons of SF wash, and about 15 gallons of SF low wines to spirit run. I haven't gotten...
by Honest_Liberty
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip time too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 2845

Re: Strip time too much?

Thank you Corsaire. I figure I need a 1/4" inside diameter copper pipe with a screw clamp. I was looking at my new setup thinking...ahh, I need to get this product collection away and below! I'll be doing significant reading now on the CM techniques because I have barely more than zero understanding...
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip time too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 2845

Re: Strip time too much?

Yes it is the one linked to and upon initial inspection, the quality appears very good. Bought from Ali Express. I'm pissed I didn't get the one with the parrot. I would have liked that for my strips. I tried uploading a photo but couldn't get the size down. So that is the CM. Ok. I'm going to revis...
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip time too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 2845

Re: Strip time too much?

I just got my new column setup from Alibaba or whatever that was. I'm confused on how to attach a collection pipe to the bottom and why there is two insert couplings, the upward angled one in particular. Also, the dephleg. I've scoured the hd search function to get in depth description for purpose a...
by Honest_Liberty
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Concord Brandy

That's cool. I have a bunch of 4L Carlo Rossi jugs. I'm currently finishing a juice box wine with brown sugar, because I have giving my kids that garbage and it's been sitting in the pantry for a year. I'll clear it, let it sit for 2 months, and take the jug to my hunting camp for emergency alcohol....
by Honest_Liberty
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Concord Brandy

Cayars, thank you. My hydrometer read 8.5 so send fairly consistent. I will indeed try the 1116, thank you. I have 6 gallons of 18% I made from the Costco stuff, and I really like it, but it's handover Central. I sanitized a bunch of 4L jugs and have it sitting up in my garage. There is a bite in Co...
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4975
Views: 332247

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

stripped 13 gallons of 2nd gen Sweetfeed, saved a small sample of the middle to examine in a few days
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip time too much?
Replies: 56
Views: 2845

Re: Strip time too much?

got it down a bit today:

fired up 13 gallons at 10:15, started producing at 11:45. cleaned up by 3:15
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Concord Brandy

I appreciate the input. You know, it is really frustrating me that I'm making decisions on information I thought I digested, but turns out I was completely opposite of what was said. I seriously can't understand why in the heck I'm tripping over myself. I wonder whether I'm reading too much and conf...
by Honest_Liberty
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Fighting liquor vs courtin/lovin liquor
Replies: 17
Views: 1681

Re: Fighting liquor vs courtin/lovin liquor

I got ta say, after reading this thread. God bless all a yinz! I wish I lived near a few of you because it's obvious yinz know how to have a good time! I really enjoy the community here. My take, and I'm only 36... My early days of drinking, I would black out so much and so often that i was Jekyll o...