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by rubberduck71
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Airstill Chump
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: New Airstill Chump

tombombadil wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:37 pm
If you're enjoying the product your making with it then party on! Welcome!
And be excellent to each other!
by rubberduck71
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 401
Views: 85730

Re: Rye bread whiskey

Most taste-rich products benefit from a 1.5 approach, Ducky. Go for it! Odin. Odin, I missed the part of the thread where you backed down from 2.0 kg to 1.5 of bread to start, but I only put in 3.6 kg sugar/8 lbs, so hopefully not overkill on the spice (but I love Redemption rye, which is a 95% rye...
by rubberduck71
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 401
Views: 85730

Re: Rye bread whiskey

Odin,

So it was a successful run to Whole Foods. Basically emptied their shelf of Mestemacher rye!

Would this recipe be a good candidate for the 1.5 technique???

Thanks,
Duck
by rubberduck71
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 401
Views: 85730

Re: Rye bread whiskey

I searched every Aldi's near me to no avail. :cry: However, there is also a Whole Foods near me, and according to their website the Mestemacher is IN STOCK !!! :clap: Guess where my next grocery store trip destination is??? I really love rye. Redemption & Bulleit are my fav store-bought brands. I ca...
by rubberduck71
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2070
Views: 473401

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

IMG_20200525_201637.jpgIt's day 8 of the birdwatchers fermentation. The cap has fallen and it doesn't appear to have any more activity. So before I take the FG and rack it into a carboy to settle out does this look normal? I finished my first BW wash last week & got these same "floating islands" of...
by rubberduck71
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1980
Views: 242112

Re: All Bran Recipe

PoorBoyJack wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:48 pm
So get this...

Took some All Bran to a mates house, along with a bottle from the Turbo wash, and yep... you guessed it - everyone preferred the Turbo wash! ARGH!! I actually like the AB better myself. LOL!! What can you.
More for you then! Let them eat cake (turbo)...
by rubberduck71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Québec!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Hello from Québec!!!

Toronto transplant to the U.S. here!

Welcome Bearddrunk. I am very new also. You'll see it often: read until your eyes bleed.... The search function is your friend.
by rubberduck71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: Sourcing parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Sourcing parts

Not really "parts," but more for supplies/equipment: https://www.homebrewing.org/ This site has some of the most reasonable pricing I've seen, and FREE shipping for most orders over $50 (if it's big, bulky, or fragile, it may not qualify). Great for brewers, vintners, and those of us who do "alterna...
by rubberduck71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Aging
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: Aging

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:31 pm
nerdybrewer wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Talk about work, 15 gallons, wow
The best thing about big barrels is that it takes a fair bit of " work" to empty them to. :)
Challenge accepted!!!
by rubberduck71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Stall in fermentation
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: Stall in fermentation

I had a sugar wash crash also. Added soda ash to bring up the pH and it took a stress-inducing, hand-wringing 48 hrs to get bubbling again... Recommend you get some Calcium Carbonate in your arsenal to combat future crashing issues. Very inexpensive: $3/lb & you only need a tbsp to bring it back up ...
by rubberduck71
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting around the Air Still Flaws
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Getting around the Air Still Flaws

I did a little experiment since I was growing impatient with my BW ferment to finish. I love Rye & have some Top Shelf essence, so I did a taste test between a bottom shelf 40% vodka vs Everclear 151 grain alcohol (added distilled water to get it down to ~43%). It was... okay. Not as tasty as Redemp...
by rubberduck71
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Getting around the Air Still Flaws
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Getting around the Air Still Flaws

Ok, I have amended my recipe a bit. First birdwatchers strip X3 taking 1.3 ish litres, then spirit run. Ended up with 1.6l of 40 percent with fairly fussy cuts. Took 50mls of foreshots and over a litre of heads and tails collected down to about 30ish percent. The neutral is amazing compared to the ...
by rubberduck71
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Ph crashes in sugar washes
Replies: 48
Views: 5484

Re: Ph crashes in sugar washes

Adding CC can cause a reaction and release a lot of trapped co2. Think mentos is coke or baking soda and vinegar. The trick is to add it in small amounts. This allows it to foam without going crazy. Also wait between additions to give it time to react. Nothing worse than adding too much and watchin...
by rubberduck71
Sun May 31, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: UK rum newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: UK rum newbie

DetroitDIY wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:32 am


Rubberduck - if you're partial to your old riesling for a brandy attempt, save it for a real run and try your hand at a bit of Birdwatcher's neutral first for your sacrificial run.


DetroitDIY
Funny you should mention that... In about 7 days, my BW should be done fermenting!!!
by rubberduck71
Sat May 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the middle of Central Saskatchewan
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Greetings from the middle of Central Saskatchewan

:wave:
Howdy to fellow canuck. I'm south of the border (long, strange story how that happened), about 90 min west of NYC, and with a wine homebrew history.

American wife & 3 anchor babies :D . But was legal way before that!!!
by rubberduck71
Sat May 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Oak Barrels, Where to buy?
Replies: 59
Views: 11220

Re: Oak Barrels, Where to buy?

BarrelsOnline, 1000Oaks - stay away. Crap quality and/or blingy consumer nonsense. grain.JPG Jimbo Ordered a 2L laser engraved, non-varnished barrel from BarrelsOnline just a week ago (before reading this thread). $35 for barrel, $15 shipping which didn't seem horrible from the other places I'd per...
by rubberduck71
Sat May 30, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Lowe’s Buckets and lids for fermenting
Replies: 15
Views: 1967

Re: Lowe’s Buckets and lids for fermenting

Stob wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:29 am
I use the Lowes food grade buckets. I just lay the lid on top the bucket. Rarely does a bug find a way inside, but it has happened. He died happy.
That's funny right there. I've seen a couple of those bugs in my wine making days...
by rubberduck71
Sat May 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: UK rum newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: UK rum newbie

guyd, you & I joined just hours apart! Looking forward to trading war stories with you... I'm actually sitting next to my airstill as I type this running some old green apple riesling wine I made years ago. Partly as a sacrificial run (even though not likely needed since there's no flux, etc... in a...
by rubberduck71
Sat May 30, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy from eastern PA
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Howdy from eastern PA

:wave: Hello everyone! I've been lurking on these forums as an unregistered guest for months, reading well past the bleeding stage... Still much more learning to go, obviously! My wife & I used to make wine years ago, but then kiddos changed up the time availability, so the equipment had long sat un...