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by distiller_dresden
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process
Replies: 36
Views: 3848

Re: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process

Looks like they've named it CN for US; there is a location in MI you can call, setup a craft distiller account and order all kinds.
by distiller_dresden
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process
Replies: 36
Views: 3848

Re: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process

Thanks for feedback everyone; to answer the few questions, I haven't noticed much gypsum precipitate, but it's likely a component of the lees/muck at the bottom of my fermenter post distillation (and ferment). I usually distill it 'clean' which it always rests about 5-6 days post ferment prior to my...
by distiller_dresden
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process
Replies: 36
Views: 3848

Re: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process

Been a while. So this is my current high ester Jamaican rum production process. Several objective tasters have told me these 'heavy rums' from my 'heavy process' are indistinguishable from god Jamaican commercials. I feel really good about my current bill for contents and process, it centers on dund...
by distiller_dresden
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Granddaddy: 493 EDV & 55lbs panela - cont. adventures!
Replies: 35
Views: 2543

Re: Granddaddy: 493 EDV & 55lbs panela - cont. adventures!

Hey Zin, I've found that the tails can be harsher/sour with EDV and panela, but the late foggy tails have good rum oils to reuse as feints in next pot cook, as well the late late tails, 20%, smooth out to be very 'juicyfruit' for me and I take a page from Arroyo and save them, age them on oak, and u...
by distiller_dresden
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sweet Corn shine!
Replies: 22
Views: 3168

Re: Sweet Corn shine!

Thanks s_s for getting this back to topic. Wasn't really the place, at all, but we all new once. I put a charred oak stick in the sweet corn shine and it's started to develop a little more toward a bourbon flavor, which I wasn't really shooting for, but it's retained the sweet corn/butter flavors as...
by distiller_dresden
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process
Replies: 36
Views: 3848

Re: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process

Hi Simpo - I've had better results with dosing washes lately at the beginning with 750mg each of several of the acids, or picking one and going in on it, like benzoic to get those vanilla notes. I like the blend of benzoic and heptanoic, which ethyl heptanoate makes peachy and cognac aromas, real co...
by distiller_dresden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community!
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community

I better understand scumble now Cranky. :)
Your words are just fine!

Hey, everyone make sure not to call anything rum unless it's all molasses. We'll have to wear stars.
by distiller_dresden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums (WARNING-subjective)

You win then? Have a participation trophy. Now participate; share your practices based on your own beliefs and experience. That's the only success to be had here, sharing knowledge and experience.
by distiller_dresden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums

Please prove me wrong. This is just petty, There is, however, just one way to spell 'solera system'. I ALSO agree (with myself, thank you me!) that I hedged my best... I think you meant "bets" there. Not trying to be petty or demanding. You made no mention of the many times I said 'share/suggest' o...
by distiller_dresden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Bitter Product
Replies: 23
Views: 1545

Re: Bitter Product

Looks like I have to monitor my wash PH. I the water is between 7.1 and 8.5 out of the tap. I can deal with the manipulating the PH, I have been brewing beer for 30+ years. + I got a buddy that has a brewery and can get what ever salts I need. So I will check and adjust the PH after sugars are diss...
by distiller_dresden
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums

Croweater that was downright helpful and you put your points very succinctly and clearly without anything unnecessary and with respect for someone else. Thank you. I don't know why that is difficult for people and threads turn into a debased fantasy in a pitch black underground skin club. I took tim...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums

This is about a ton, sometimes we do 1200 Lbs, sometimes more. I've got 440 Lbs just waiting for me to get the time to use it. So yeah, no real shade but hey if you see yourself as the expert you go ahead. Talk about making rum as relevant to my first post. No sugar source listed, no expertise clai...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums

Y'know, don't post if you hate the thread. It's about helping new people make estery rums; if you don't like it, don't come around. Don't take my thread off-topic. This is supposed to be a community, nobody is swinging swords around; I'm minding my own business. Yeah, that's what I've done so far. Y...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Infusion or Tincture
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: Infusion or Tincture

Hey Pfretz! I can help, I did some checking and for whole allspice berries you want to place them in alcohol that's 70-90% ABV for the best extraction of the key flavor compounds and oils. As with any 'tincture' type preparation you're soaking them in the alcohol for a length of time. Allspice leave...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The

I've also saw the posts on adding the fatty acids to your wash/thumper... takes the fun out of creating the dunder pits :p :old man shaking fist: Curse you kids, get off my lawn! What're ya doon trying to explore the hobby and spearminten' an' stuff! Thar's ONE WAY to do things, that's it. You kids...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Bitter Product
Replies: 23
Views: 1545

Re: Bitter Product

Pesty wrote:They sold direct to me twice now. Told em i was a craft distiller running test recipies on some rum.
Yep; like I said, "as a distillery."
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

Re: The "rules" of rums

Yeah you're right I don't know shit about rum. Couldn't produce anything even half-decent if my life depended on it. Distiller_Dresden’s Maple Rum - 42% I had a chance to try a few glasses of DD’s Maple Rum last night and again today. Below are my tasting notes on this rum. DD asked for an honest op...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Cherry vanilla rum - all natural
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Cherry vanilla rum - all natural

Well, it's cook day! I let it sit longer past fermenting so that the vanilla could really work through. So I mixed up half fresh wash with half fermented wash, then added 8oz of black cherry concentrate, and 6oz ea vanilla and cherry vodkas (to raise ABV in thumps), and 2 tblsp of madagascar vanilla...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My method to rums
Replies: 31
Views: 2847

My method to rums

Hello! If you're a new distiller then welcome to the right place. Here are concentrated all MY rules or guidelines for rum washes , and information about aging after you've made your product. If you're an experienced distiller, and hip to rum, please share and suggest so we can have this be a place ...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Bitter Product
Replies: 23
Views: 1545

Re: Bitter Product

Ahh the adventures with rhum. Sounds like the panella was off as you said the molassas ran fine. The 493 is some good stuff and can be bought direct from lallemand out of their milwaukee location. 800-583-6484 Think a 500g brick was 48 delivered last time i bought it. Rum is fun so keep at it. You ...
by distiller_dresden
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Bitter Product
Replies: 23
Views: 1545

Re: Bitter Product

My washes are either all molasses (if it's 'supreme' or 'baking' high quality molasses), blackstrap and an additional sugar (like coconut sugar, which adds nutty, and floral notes, or turbinado, or brown sugar, heck or panela), or panela. I have run several all panela washes lately, as I bought 55lb...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community!
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community

Hey Cranky! No, I liked it! It was very smooth - oh something I guess I should take from Otis - cuts/heads-tails comments. It was smooth and the cuts were great (and aging); as my own apple turned out quite different (and I only aged it in glass for about 2-3 months, oak and sugar maple) and had a s...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community!
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community

In the hazelnut rum thread Johnsmyname posted this 'review' that's more reaction, but still awesome: I tried some of this yesterday, full review to come, but OMG the smell of it. I don't know how DD got this smell. It literally smells the way a Buttered Popcorn Jelly Belly tastes and it isn't faint....
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community!
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community

Fantastic words, thank you Otis - you have the best words, the very best words! I thought you were maybe confused and reviewing my Hazelnut Honeybutt first, as your notes RE panela -- this was 2 recipes, 2 batches, then let in a new badmo for 6 months after 1 month in glass on maplewood - did you pi...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Canadian mamajuana recipe feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Canadian mamajuana recipe feedback

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:Dresden, you are speaking uniformed.
Ah, no I didn't know that SCD, I'm sorry. I did assume, I mean kinda logically, that it was locked because it seemed to infer 'marijuana' due to similarity. My bad.
I'll have to pick up a uniform ( :P )
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Canadian mamajuana recipe feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Canadian mamajuana recipe feedback

I don't understand why your original post/recipe was locked - did anyone read the post, or did they just read 'mamajuana' and think 'marijuana' and lock it? There is no mention or hint of marijuana or pot or any drugs in the recipe, and this drink sounds interesting. I'd like to know/hear more about...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Want to make a scotch
Replies: 21
Views: 3690

Re: Want to make a scotch

This is up my alley, I'm doing a double wash with golden promise malt and fermentis scotch yeast, which is used by several distilleries in Scotland. I'm also going to get several 1x8's, untreated, from the lumber yard and cut them to 2' long, place them against the walls of my fermenting vessel. Gle...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: New Initiative - family recipes
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: New Initiative - family recipes

Just a bump for more eyes; some good reviews (I think!) posted so far, some great ones coming... It's wonderful to read the ingredients and whole process from start to finish, then actually connect a critical 'pro style' tasting to these works; for instance you can follow along, and even make, my ma...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community!
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: The Tasting Exchange - review samples from our community

I have yet to perform and post these pending reviews: a rice vodka and 40% coffee tincture/liqueur from Gsugg, and a standard HBB, applewood HBB, chocolate HBB from OtisT. Additionally I have 5 samples from I think Irishgnome (I'll correct if this is inaccurate) including rakia and an ouzo - which i...
by distiller_dresden
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Feed grade molly and brown sugar wash
Replies: 209
Views: 16198

Re: Feed grade molly and brown sugar wash

Hey ShineOn how you doin' bro?! I haven't noted to you specifically that I finally got butter - it's in my hazelnut honeybutter - I did the process when I cooked it; didn't have butter the next day like everyone, but after 1 month in glass and 6 in a badmo, that stuff came out like a butter bomb, pe...