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by GCB3
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all (or whatever you and your loved ones celebrate this season). I truly appreciate the friends and acquaintances I’ve made through this site. I hope 2021 finds you healthy and a little more “stable” than 2020 is leaving us.
Take care my friends.
by GCB3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Politics
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Politics

Deplorable wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:32 am
Thank you. This is the one place I go on the .net to escape the political turmoil rampant everywhere else.
+1 :thumbup: :clap:
by GCB3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the UP
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Hello from the UP

Welcome!
My dad was from Houghton and my uncle was the AD at Michigan Tech. The family moved south when I was less than a year old and we never made it up to the UP for a visit. That trip is on my bucket list.
Hope you enjoy your new hobby.
by GCB3
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Column shakes and swings during a stripping run
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Column shakes and swings during a stripping run

This is the column support I use. It holds the entire column assembly very stable. There is a smaller one that supports the product condenser. I need to give credit where credit is due, I didn’t actually make these, a friend made them for me. :clap:
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by GCB3
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Column shakes and swings during a stripping run
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Column shakes and swings during a stripping run

Greetings Birrofila and welcome to the wonderful world of home distilling. When I assemble my full columns for reflux runs it is over 7 feet tall. I do not get shaking, but, the twisting moment created by adding the condenser sometimes caused the hard PTFE tri-clamp seals to leak. This is not the pr...
by GCB3
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: A step beyond Odins
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: A step beyond Odins

Cloudy is not bad, it’s more of a visual thing. As Odin says, it means you have captured a lot of the oils which equal flavor. If it bothers you, add neutral to it a little bit at a time until it clears and enloy! :thumbup:
by GCB3
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Staying around Odin’s 12 to 15 g/L of Juniper, I don’t normally get any louching upon proofing. This batch produced a medium louche when proofed.I’m thinking it may be the oils from the citrus. Not a problem, just an observation.
by GCB3
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Hey Bushman. I ran the Oden’s recipe with your toasted orange yesterday. While it is new make and hasn’t aged five weeks, I’d have to say it has a very pleasant taste. As of now the orange is a little overpowering. I probably should have put the peel in the vapor but I got lazy and just dumped all t...
by GCB3
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Any comments on this
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Any comments on this

Duro, if you have the budget for it, the Gibbs folks in Arkansas make a fabulous barrel. They are more expensive than what you show above, but, they are truly quality product. :thumbup:
by GCB3
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

I just threw together a 1.5 L maceration of a basic Odin’s recipe using your toasted mandarin peels. There are (per L) 12 g of juniper, 3 g of coriander, and 1/2 of a small mandarin peel. The plan is to let it infuse overnight and then run it with the botanicals in the pot tomorrow. I’ll let you kno...
by GCB3
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

OK, thanks. I will give it a try. I do the same thing with Manhattans. I keep a premixed bottle in the fridge.
Take care.
by GCB3
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Bushman wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:04 pm
I found that a small bottle of Rose’s lime Juice poured into a empty 5th bottle and then filled the rest of the way with gin
Bushman, how many ozs of Rose’s are you using per fifth?
by GCB3
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Hey GB. If you are heating with an external source, then it should not be a problem. I use a 5 L Alembic and heat with a hot plate. I have no trouble running a 1 L batch. If you have other concerns, could you possibly scale up the recipe to a larger batch?
by GCB3
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

I normally follow Odin’s prescribed 2 weeks if I’m planning to distill “off the botanicals”. If distilling with botanicals in the pot, I charge the pot the night before and distill in the morning.
by GCB3
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Yummy ...... does think the five week rest is important. I typically like to mix a G&T right after proofing. It gives me a feel for the recipe. But, I do try to get 4 to 5 weeks of aging in before adding it to the bar stock (unless I’m suffering from a drought!). Man, I do love a summer G&T. One ba...
by GCB3
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Expat wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:39 am
Worse when you consider the 5 week rest.......
Yeah, I’ve been known to violate Odin’s five week rest a time or two! :shifty:
by GCB3
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Oh man, does this smell good today! I hope I can wait 2 1/2 weeks to run it. The roasted mandarin peel seems to be a very nice addition. :thumbup:
by GCB3
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Pretty excited about doing this one. juniper and coriander are in. Heading to the store shortly for the rest.
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Thanks again, Bushman.
by GCB3
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe
Replies: 58
Views: 1489

Re: Bushman’s 2 Gallon Gin Recipe

Thanks, Bushman. I’m getting ready to start a gin run and will definitely give this recipe a try.
Take care.
by GCB3
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: WHat still is better for Gin production
Replies: 15
Views: 2030

Re: WHat still is better for Gin production

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:29 am
...drop the TPW and try SSS recipe, I doubt you will go back.
+1 :thumbup: :thumbup:
by GCB3
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Favourite white likker
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: Favourite white likker

My friends really like my HBB white. I prefer it aged.
by GCB3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Help needed - Gin recipe
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Help needed - Gin recipe

Mile high distilling in Colorado, sells a nice 5 L Copper Alembic that works very well for gon. I now use it for all of my gin runs.
by GCB3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2012

Re: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?

I first did it for the interest in the science of it. Lower cost was never a big consideration. After a few years, it’s more about the art and quality. Lord knows, I’d hate to know how much I have tied up in each bottle thats actually been good enough to drink!
by GCB3
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shrimping and fishing
Replies: 91
Views: 7472

Re: Shrimping and fishing

I can take you out through the islands so you can see just how beautiful it is. That sounds like a plan, Bushman! Back in 2001, we spent one week in Friday Harbor and the second week in downtown Seattle while our son climbed Mount Rainier. It was one of our favorite ever vacations. After this quara...
by GCB3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shrimping and fishing
Replies: 91
Views: 7472

Re: Shrimping and fishing

It is definitely a beautiful part of the world we live in. We’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of this beautiful earth. And I’d say the Pacific Northwest is among the prettiest places on the planet. Just tonight, my wife and I commented that we needed to take our grandchildren to Friday Harbor. If...
by GCB3
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Clearing wash and puking.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1618

Re: Clearing wash and puking.....

Hey mash master. I am somewhat of a noob myself and have only been running all grains for about two years. So take what I say with a grain of salt and hopefully some more experienced folks will correct anything I say that may mislead you. I had a puke on one of my first AG strips which wasn’t a big ...
by GCB3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 81900

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

Well SCD, I finally bottled my first batch of ‘Wuhan virus quarantine” HBB. It is wonderful. :thumbup: it aged for] 6 months on sticks made from a once used rum barrel (yeah, I know, it’s not technically bourbon.) These are the 2 L it yielded. The good news is I have 15 gallons of low wines waiting ...
by GCB3
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: BIAB melting
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: BIAB melting

It might be worth checking with the BIAB folks.
by GCB3
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Calculators
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Calculators

Hey Jesse,
The ethanol temperature conversion calculator is still kicking you back to the parent site homepage when you hit calculate.
Thanks for working on this.
by GCB3
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club
Replies: 13
Views: 1745

Re: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club

I can do 80lbs in less than an hour this way. :thumbup: I improved my time some today and got 60 pounds in an hour and 15 minutes. I’m still a long way from your standard! The good news is my hands aren’t aching. :clap: :clap: Thanks for giving me something to shoot at and this wonderful HBB recipe!