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by rubberduck71
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Pot still, single run.

Deplorable wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Dancing4dan wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:05 pm
“A friend used to hang them on the back fence and hit them with the hose before washing...“

Huh, Mom did that to us, not just the laundry :D
We always got the Hotwheels track, or a spatula.
Sometimes I got the fly swatter... :evil:
by rubberduck71
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Pot still, single run.

Hey Twisted, anything wrong with the 1.5 technique vs 2x distilling? To bring through some more flavors of the mash?

Reason I ask is I'm about to embark on working through my first AG attempt, which happens to be SCD's CROW bourbon.

Thanks,
Duck
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 2859

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

You never answered my question, though. How long did it take the corn to go from boiling to 150? Was it wrapped up too prevent heat loss? Sorry, I guess I didn't fully explain myself. It was a couple hours in my mash tun (which is basically a 10 gallon cooler). It's insulated, so it was at least 3 ...
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 2859

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

I think you just learned why very few people try to sparge bourbon mashes. I'm surprised you are complaining about the gravity rather than the sparging process. Ha! Excellent point zapata. :) I can definitely see why people look for sugar washes with flavor adjuncts as an easier alternative... I kn...
by rubberduck71
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 2859

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

What tempature, and how long did you cook the corn for? Pretty much followed your 5 gallon recipe above! Poured 212F water in my 10 gal mash tun w/ the corn (flaked maize to be specific) & oats. Then the malted grains when it got to 150F. It's bubbling away happily after adding DAP & DADY. So it'll...
by rubberduck71
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 2859

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

Well, this was my first AG attempt after ~5 months of goofing around with T&T sugar recipes. Was very optimistic when the thick corn porridge turned thinly soupy after adding the malts, just like it's supposed to! However, even after messing with some enzymes, the best I could do was 1.040 SG @ 5.5 ...
by rubberduck71
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How much amylase?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: How much amylase?

If it helps anyone, the powder stuff I have for both alpha & gluco amylase is 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons. But with all those grains, I don't believe you hurt anything by going full tsp.
by rubberduck71
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 2859

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

No B.S.: Your namesake's song by Pink Floyd came on my Pandora station right as I turned on the oven to toast the oats this morning!!! :clap: I'll take that as a sign from the whiskey gods... Going to try your traditional recipe above & also another batch with that Angel Yeast as a side by side comp...
by rubberduck71
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321700

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Sailman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:20 pm
I pitched yeast on my first rye bread whiskey tonight.
:thumbup: Odin's recipe rules! I just started up Gen 6... Also an All-bran. Later this week, hope to start up a batch of SCD's CROW bourbon...
by rubberduck71
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 414
Views: 90981

Re: Rye bread whiskey

Question for those that have done this recipe and also an all rye grain how the two compare in taste. I make a AG malted rye that I really like and was wondering how the rye bread compares. +1 to this question! FYI I'm on Gen 5 of my ORB recipe and loving it. :thumbup: Great results from both my 2L...
by rubberduck71
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Balcones Rye!
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Balcones Rye!

I tried this the other week. It is indeed flavorful, but not my cup of tea (but then, I don't drink/like coffee). :thumbdown: If you like coffee, you'll probably like this stuff. If you like ryes, check out Redemption High Rye Bourbon. It's got a nice bite to it. Another really good one is Rittenhou...
by rubberduck71
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Any comments on this
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Any comments on this

Durhommer wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:43 am
Thanks all for info I need to hurry and get a barrel
Check out barrelsonline.com - they have very decent prices. Shipping is ~$9/barrel for the 2L ones I ordered. Probably goes up the larger the barrel.
by rubberduck71
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First tries with an Airstill
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: First tries with an Airstill

+1 to what Zed said. I too use an airstill and have good successes. I love rye and am on Gen 5 of Odin's Rye Bread recipe in Tried & True, using the 1.5 technique. I've also done the Rad's All Bran Wash (super easy), Birdwatchers, and am currently experimenting with some apple cider (trying for a ca...
by rubberduck71
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321700

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I burnt my last high rye bourbon mash this weekend trying to strip it. Im taking a break until I can find a better way to avoid that. Maybe using a banjo burner with a stainless/aluminum disc would spread the heat out better than a hot plate? It literally burns right where the coils are. I think a ...
by rubberduck71
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 414
Views: 90981

Re: Rye bread whiskey

Sailman, that looks like the right stuff to me. I get my Mestermacher rye from Whole Foods & it looks just like your pics. 500g per package. Heavy, dense rye bread.
by rubberduck71
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321700

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Working on Gen 5 of Odin's Rye Bread recipe!!! :thumbup:

I have Gen 2 in a barrel aging, Gen 3 in a jar with oak spiral, Gen 4 TBD...

Sipped on some Gen 1/2 blend last night watching football. Love me some rye!
by rubberduck71
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apple brandy question
Replies: 71
Views: 1290

Re: Apple brandy question

If you employ proper sanitation you should have no problem keeping your cider until you have a chance to run it. Most of my cider sits for at least 6 months or even longer. I like the results of a long slow ferment better anyway. +1 to stillanoob Everything I've read about ciders (which is basicall...
by rubberduck71
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Pdf Angel yeast data sheet (starter liquor making)
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Pdf Angel yeast data sheet (starter liquor making)

I just received my 500g batch last week. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend!!! :D
by rubberduck71
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Concord Brandy
Replies: 18
Views: 1956

Re: Concord Brandy

Nothing I'd call a bite or anything like that in my bottled wine but I added a smidge of sugar syrup. Dad likes sweet wines (coming around) and I prefer dry wines so I compromised a small amount. It had what I'd call a "tart/dry" like flavor before the very small amount of syrup was added. Could th...
by rubberduck71
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1987
Views: 255120

Re: All Bran Recipe

I make my version of faux whisky on a pot still doing 1.5 distillation using processed bran as a flavour base, that and medium roast french oak. It is not whisky, not even a passable faux whisky but it is a fine flavoursome sipping spirit that I use when I’d otherwise use scotch. It has way more ch...
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321700

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Just got done with a run of apple cider. Jars are airing out...

Going for a calvados!
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: new from canada
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: new from canada

Welcome!

Rye whiskey rules!!! If you don't do an all grain version, check out Odin's Rye Bread in Tried & True. I'm on Gen 5, and it's delicious & easy to make. :thumbup:
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rogers Tequila recipe
Replies: 162
Views: 34858

Re: Rogers Tequila recipe

BF, how long you aging on chips for each set?
by rubberduck71
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Help with apples asap
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Help with apples asap

I read on a different thread about "easier" ways to crush the apples. Someone mentioned they use a cheap wood chipper from Tractor Supply. Check out this link: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/sun-joe-cj601e-electric-wood-chipper-16:1-reduction-14a?cm_vc=-10005 Not officially endorsing it, ...
by rubberduck71
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 244
Views: 17515

Re: No Mash No sugar

Woohoo! My shipment of 500g finally arrived!!! Thinking of trying out SCD's CROW bourbon with a side-by-side 25L/6gal ferment of the "standard way" versus another with this yeast. Also want to try a batch of rice wine. I have a 25 lb bag of Kokuho Rose yelling at me to be cracked open... How's every...
by rubberduck71
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apple brandy question
Replies: 71
Views: 1290

Re: Apple brandy question

Can't remember where I saw the link on this site, but somebody was using a small wood chipper from Tractor Supply to grind up their apples. If memory serves, it was not that expensive??? Sub $200 range... Good luck & let us know how it turns out! :thumbup: That is the way I do it but the wood chipp...
by rubberduck71
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apple brandy question
Replies: 71
Views: 1290

Re: Apple brandy question

Can't remember where I saw the link on this site, but somebody was using a small wood chipper from Tractor Supply to grind up their apples. If memory serves, it was not that expensive??? Sub $200 range...

Good luck & let us know how it turns out! :thumbup:
by rubberduck71
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Red Star Dady Distillers Yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Red Star Dady Distillers Yeast

I've been solely using DADY for everything lately. 7-10 days is my norm to finish out for sugar washes (or Odin's rye bread recipe!!!), but I always use a small hop bag full of oyster shells from Tractor Supply after learning the hard way on pH crashes on the first batch that stalled. I ferment in m...
by rubberduck71
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Brown vs. White Sugar results
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Brown vs. White Sugar results

Ok, dumb question: if i just maintain high temps (call it 190F or above) for 20 min or so with citric acid & dumped white sugar, does that count as inverted "enough?"

I'm lazy. Usually I have a run going when I'm running an inverted sugar process on the induction plate.
by rubberduck71
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Brown vs. White Sugar results
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Brown vs. White Sugar results

brown sugar is less refind. This isn't quite true. If you're referring to common brown sugar, it's actually standard refined white sugar with a small amount of molasses added back to it. Similar to a molasses ferment, there shouldn't be much in the way of nutrients which needs to get added; a small...