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by StuNY
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I got a little of that ashy smoke sensation with an experimental batch a few months back using Crystal and Dark chocolate malt too... kind of an upfront taste vs. the peat smoked which is more of a lingering finish. The ferment smelled pretty smoky too. Looks like you used less than I did though, I ...
by StuNY
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Ok, finished my run through my Boca and I'm impressed! This is a perfect neutral. I have now sampled it on the rocks, in a martini and various mixed drinks. My best vodka to date. I even taste tested it against my previous best Jimbo's Gumball (sugar added to spent bourbon grains) and taste is sligh...
by StuNY
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Congrats on some good runs! Yeah, good idea to have the second smaller pot. I have been doing the same. I only run two batch sizes now: 1) My full batch for making quantities of favorites- 3 fills of the 15g keg stripped to 1 fill (12g) of low wines for spirit run 2) Experimental batch- 1 fill of 15...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

artooks wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:26 pm
Hi,

I add shells upfront and they finish somewhere from 4.5 PH - 5 PH which is acceptable.
Interesting... so you are checking Ph over the first 24hrs and don't see a drop at first? Are you using fresh shells? Curious why mine always take a day to kick in...
by StuNY
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Yeah, whole shells are doing great now and ferment about done. Seems they take 24hrs to kick in based on my prior experience and this batch. I could have probably waited out the PH when it got down to 3.0 but wanted to make sure I kept the yeast happy!
by StuNY
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Yes, 1.070 seems to be the right amount of sugar for bakers yeast. A temp controlled fermenter also helps. 31 - 32'c seems to be about right for the yeast. Awesome update- thanks Shady! I left out the multivitamins for the 40 gal batch I have going now but included everything else. SG was 1.069 whi...
by StuNY
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Thanks guys, got my first batch fermenting now... This was super easy to make!
by StuNY
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Yep. Pretty easy. I'm venturing into Bourbon next weekend with a 25 gallon mash of SCDs CROW bourbon. Just toasting the last of the oats now. Ive got a barrel of single malt put up now, so if I like this bourbon, I'll get busy on making enough for another barrel fill. Yeah bourbon is quickly becomi...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Thanks. I'm always curious when folks talk about their yeild, but don't mention the size of mash. Your 3.5 gallons now makes sense. About double my 23 gallon mash yeild. Yeah, that is the beauty of Jimbos process and I guess single malts in general. No real magic in terms of getting a good yield, a...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

So the cut is done I lost a quart in heads and a quart in tails and have one gallon of 58% whitedog that smells nice with a peat nose You going to age it Durhommer? I have been going more and more into heads and tails now since my cuts used to be pretty conservative and I found after aging 6mo-1yr ...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 215
Views: 40536

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Hey guys, after doing lots of Wineos and Jimbos Gumball batches to make Vodka from on my reflux I am set to give this one a try! I like the Gumball over spent bourbon grains for my sipping vodka, but now I really just want a clean neutral without too much fuss. What is the consensus on the multi vit...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

So the cut is done I lost a quart in heads and a quart in tails and have one gallon of 58% whitedog that smells nice with a peat nose You going to age it Durhommer? I have been going more and more into heads and tails now since my cuts used to be pretty conservative and I found after aging 6mo-1yr ...
by StuNY
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Well I tested it later in the day, and it was up to around 1.074. I added around 3 and 1/2 gallons, and now it's at 1.062. Three packets of us05 yeast pitched, and it's tucked away being held at a constant 68 Fahrenheit Perfect! You are going to like it. I use same yeast for my single malts and tha...
by StuNY
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Don’t go to high with the SG though, I run my single malts at a pretty consistent 1.062 and find that ideal.you don’t want to stress the yeast on a tasty single malt!
by StuNY
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Sipping a glass of Jimbo's Single Malt now that I managed to age a year before drinking. Pretty rare for me as I usually only make it to 6 months! No surprise that many more complex flavors have developed and it has changed quite a bit from when I gave it a taste 6 months ago. Smoother for sure, but...
by StuNY
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My agave spirit
Replies: 129
Views: 10327

Re: My agave spirit

It doesn't cost anything but you have to be a little creative with the application. It is intended for businesses of course. Any business can be used though even if having nothing to do with a restaurant! I get all my corn meal there for bourbon too. $18 a 50lb bag waiting for you to pull up and get...
by StuNY
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My agave spirit
Replies: 129
Views: 10327

Re: My agave spirit

I chatted with someone at 21 Missions about their various products and AF protocols for a good 30 min. Seemed very knowledgeable. Ended up ordering 2x 5gallon buckets of their Organic Raw Agave, Org-agave-nectar-black , dark-amber 55 and a bottle of their Raw Agave Terpenes 3 Lbs. agave-terpenes. C...
by StuNY
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Yeah, probably won't hurt anything at those %, I have been using them at 5% each and you really do get flavors from them- not in the way they add flavor to beer though. Let us know how it comes out! And try not to sample it for at least 6 months on oak, but ideally 9-12. It will really change along ...
by StuNY
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I'm going to try to make a peated single malt this weekend. I have: 27lbs of 2-row/pilsner blend 10 lbs of heavy peated malt 2 lb of honey malt 0.5 lb of crystal 60 0.5 lb of dark/chocolate malt US-05 Yeast Yeast nutrient (DAP) Brewing salts I'll mash and ferment on grain in my 32 gallon brute. I'l...
by StuNY
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Iodine is black black? like not even dark brown? Better try a new grain to rule that out- nothing else I can think of. Almost seems your grain is not even malted... You are using a basic 2-row or something right? Not caramelized etc.
by StuNY
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I am going to try that too Jonny- thanks!I have been going through a lot of US-05. Been buying by the brick lately. Stuart Thats got to be a tidy sum. Twisted Brick got me doing starters this way, and the last couple 23 gallon ferments were only 1 packet of yeast. To make your starter, make your st...
by StuNY
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I am going to try that too Jonny- thanks!I have been going through a lot of US-05. Been buying by the brick lately.
Stuart
by StuNY
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Only the iodine will tell you for sure what is happening. When the blue/black color disappears you are good to go. If you still have a problem after that You would have to look into your water source. Something in there? Lots of chlorine? Water softener? Can't believe that would be it though.
by StuNY
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Also, not sure how you are set up but when you pour in the 165f water a couple things should happen. It should drop to around 148, and you should keep it as close to that temp as possible for about 90 minutes. Wrap it in blankets etc so it doesn't cool too fast. It wont convert if temp goes too low....
by StuNY
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Well, as "deplorable" said, this recipe is not likely to stall and need a kick start so sounds like something else is off. I have made around 30 runs with it now and also don't even bother checking PH- it just works- like clockwork. It is a good idea when you are starting to use the iodine so you ca...
by StuNY
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Are you doing an iodine test to make sure your starches are all converted to sugars before you add the yeast? What is your starting gravity?
by StuNY
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

You have yourself a lacto infection growing there! Not to worry, very common with whiskeys. Opinions range from "doesn't make a difference in final product" to "Gives final product a better taste" haha! Sometimes comes in on the grain even if you have sterilized all of your equipment. Probably happe...
by StuNY
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I asked this question in the mop wringer thread but didn't get an answer. Is a side press or a down press wringer the preferred wringer for this? Most people are using the standard side press rubbermaid mop wringer. That's what I have. Works fine but gets messy fast. Liquid squirts out a number of ...
by StuNY
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 79488

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I do the mop wringer thing before I ferment and dont like it guess I'm gonna do this in 25 gallons with my big sack you saw I always do my ferment on the grain and started with the mop wringer, but I am finding that now I don't bother with the squeeze part. I just put a bag of wet grains in the wri...
by StuNY
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1166
Views: 240885

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I put them in at the beginning, but notice that I still get a PH drop first day... correct it with calcium carbonate and then the shells take over after that. I am using whole shells though so maybe not the same as crushed shells which I imagine have a lot more surface area. I use whole shells too....