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by Celis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Firecracker Bourbon
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Firecracker Bourbon

Wow, this looks great. Maybe I'll give this a shot one time. Too bad that we don't have much good quality corn over here... Most of it is used for animal feed and hasn't much flavour, do you think this can be improved by malting the corn?
by Celis
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Aging single malt whisky in a 5 lts barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Aging single malt whisky in a 5 lts barrel

4 months is already quite long for a 5 liter barrel, 4-6 weeks usually is plenty for a first fill. Your plan to take it out of the barrel to let it age further in glass sounds good to me.
by Celis
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196536

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

The package said bring the grains to a boil and add amylase and keep at a simmer for an hour?... Will try to add the corn to boiling water and shut off the Gass next time and add the amylase add a lower temp.
by Celis
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196536

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Did a version of this recipe today. Used 3 kg of flaked maize and 1,5 kg of pilsner malt. Used high temp alpha amylase while boiling the flaked maize, boiled it for an hour. After that I added the pilsner malt at 65 degrees celcius and kept it on that temp for 2 hours. SG is only 1020,so I guess I d...
by Celis
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1068
Views: 160762

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

I think you would end up with a different gin, since different ingredients have different solubility. Therefore the taste will change if you leave the botanicals in longer. From what I've read, Odin did a great job determining how much ingredients are needed and how long you need to marcerate them, ...
by Celis
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 424
Views: 61084

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

love your setup, very nicely build!
by Celis
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1068
Views: 160762

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Looks great Odin! I am working on a mini still, just to be able to make this recipe! :)
by Celis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5171
Views: 348043

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Looks yummy!!! Love those little bottles, they look great
by Celis
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1068
Views: 160762

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Reading this topic really gets me thinking of making a mini still just for making some gin! Can't wait to try this recipe!
by Celis
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Burbon Recipe into 3 gal barrel for 20 months (bad outcome)
Replies: 26
Views: 1684

Re: Burbon Recipe into 3 gal barrel for 20 months (bad outco

Maybe I read I wrong, but did you make cuts by tasting the jars without proofing it down to around 60 proof? I doubt if you can make good cuts at such a high proof. Regarding the over oaking, don't worry it can still turn out fine. I had some ryebread whiskey with way too much oak and after taking o...
by Celis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Boka takeoff plate inside looking glass design
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Boka takeoff plate inside looking glass design

Wow, cool idea. Can't wait to see it in action!
by Celis
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips
Replies: 24
Views: 1668

Re: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips

I want to mash in my fermentation vessel and ferment on the grain. Or do you sparge after fermentation?
by Celis
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips
Replies: 24
Views: 1668

Re: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips

Looks great, makes me want to start working with grains even more! What are you using to press the liquid out of the grain?
by Celis
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Storage containers
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Storage containers

Those bottles with a flip top are sometimes made of plastic and the seals from some sort of rubber and those will degrade over time. It is advised to not use them but use a cork instead. When using a cork, I believe a natural cork is preferred over a synthetic one. When it comes to plastics, ptfe is...
by Celis
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Show us your dunder pit
Replies: 87
Views: 14931

Re: Show us your dunder pit

This is my first dunder pit. I had some maggots, so I scooped them out and closed the lid. This caused the pellicle to drop and after reading that it needs airflow, I decided to open the lid and now it's growing again. :) [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181007/d50e572e6d39cf81f1a024e717ccf81...
by Celis
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Muck Pit Lifecycle
Replies: 27
Views: 5763

Re: Muck Pit Lifecycle

Shit, those are a lot of maggots. I have started my own pit a few months ago, after my first rum. After a few weeks I got some maggots too, but I removed them and closed the lid. This caused the pellicle to drop and I thought I had to toss it. But after reading this thread, I placed the bucked somew...
by Celis
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips
Replies: 24
Views: 1668

Re: Single Malt Barley on Merlot Chips

I will be following this, since I want to do a single malt in the near future. Looking forward to your results!!
by Celis
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Saving rum dunder
Replies: 57
Views: 11776

Re: Saving rum dunder

I haven't done a rum rum since I started my dunder pit. I did however trow an overripe banana in it. Will it hurt to keep it this way and check PH next time when I will be adding fresh dunder again?
by Celis
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Saving rum dunder
Replies: 57
Views: 11776

Re: Saving rum dunder

I hope not, my pellicle has been gone since the temperatures have dropped. It does smell very good and fruity! I think it will return next summer when the temperature rises again. Haven't used it yet, so am looking forward to my next run :)
by Celis
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 982
Views: 169127

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

Looks great! I have distilled gen 2 last week and Gen 3 is bubbling away as we speak. Will be collecting the low wines of 3 generations and do one spirit run. Wil be filling my 5 liter French oak barrel with it. Can't wait for the results!
by Celis
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 31585

Re: Butter Rum

I have a copper boiler, stainless steel riser and copper condenser. I did not get the butter. I think it is because I let it sit 1-2 weeks after it was done fermenting.
by Celis
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 31585

Re: Butter Rum

That would explain why I didn't get any butter. I have fermented slowly, at a relatively low temperature, used nutrients and distilled about 1-2 weeks after the ferment was finished.
by Celis
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 31585

Re: Butter Rum

So I didn't get much butter in my first stripping run. However, this is my first rum ever, so I don't have much to compare to. My next strip run will be from the same wash, but without the butter treatment. This way I can compare both runs and see if I can find any difference between them. I have ke...
by Celis
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 31585

Re: Butter Rum

I have done the butter treatment and am heating up for the first strip run as we speak. I am not using fancy molasses, I think blackstrap molasses? (a bit salty, not just sweet) I used plain white sugar and bakers yeast.

As soon as I am done, I will let you know the results!
by Celis
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 370
Views: 31585

Re: Butter Rum

Wow, I now understand why my ferment is taking so long. It is no way near as active as yours. But it is almost finished, so I will be doing the full butter treatment somewhere next week!
by Celis
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Crema di Limoncello
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Crema di Limoncello

I was talking about this with my little brother a few weeks ago, definitely will give this a try! Do you need to store this in the refrigerator and how long can you store it??

Thanks for the recipe!
by Celis
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5171
Views: 348043

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Yesterday I started my first rum wash, looking forward to running this!
by Celis
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Quality of Ali Express?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Quality of Ali Express?

I have bought stainless steel tri clamps and ptfe gaskets. Also bought my electric heating element from there and it all works fine.
by Celis
Tue May 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Same wash multiple times to practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 1271

Re: Same wash multiple times to practice?

Regarding the stripping run, does it matter if the destillate is warm? Or is it fine as long as the condenser is knocking down all the vapor?
by Celis
Wed May 09, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 424
Views: 61084

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

That's a cool boiler. What's it made from or how did you make it? Thanks! It is an old close-in boiler. It's used in older houses where the boiler is far away from the kitchen, so they place a smaller boiler in the kitchen as a buffer. In these boilers there is a copper boiler, usually 10 or 15 lit...