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by Rrmuf
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"

That's pretty much it, on startup too much oxygen not enough volitailes, as the volitailes replace the oxygen on heat up it hits a point ( Stoichiometric point) were the volatailes are in a range were they can support combustion based on the oxygen percentage, whether this happens is based on an ig...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"

The not exposed to the vapor makes since considering that is what actually lights. In reality there is heat but no spark. I didn't think of it this way. I have a 26 gallon (98L) boiler. My plan is to fill to about 20 gallons (75L) at 40% so at best run I wouldn't pull enough alcohol out to expose t...
by Rrmuf
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!
Replies: 37
Views: 2070

Re: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!

ADDENDUM: We will, from time to time mix a mint julep cocktail; Last week we substituted the usual whiskey for this Tom Cat Gin and we were blown away with what an improvement over the classic recipe it was. I made a small amount of this Gin as a sipping drink and a novelty but now I need to up my p...
by Rrmuf
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"

I'm interested in thoughts on alcohol % of the feints in the boiler? I have heard a few numbers thrown around as safe percentages. Mainly anything under 40% alcohol should be safe to run? I believe the flash point is 55% so that's why the 40 is sticking out for me. FWIW, use an electric heating ele...
by Rrmuf
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

Mares wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:35 am
Rrmuf wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:15 am
The thought is that lower ABV yields a more mellow Gin, while the higher ABV results in a drier Gin.
Hi Rrmuf, when you say so, you are talking about ABV during maceration, or strength of drinkable gin after distillation?
ABV during maceration.
by Rrmuf
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Turning Whiskey Feints "Neutral"

+1. All feints run with packed column can make a perfectly fine neutral. OR feed it into your next stripping run.
NB. Some people don't like to use the feints at all.
by Rrmuf
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

On the maceration ABV: Not sure, so give it a go but I seem to recall Odin (perhaps in another forum) contemplating a range of 40% to 60% for macerating botanicals. Myself, I've only ever gone as high as 60% (for juniper berries only for first 12-24 hours) then dilute to 43% for the remainder of the...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

As a few here would ask: What do you have against cloudiness? :D In itself? Nothing. But... I like my ouzo to be clear and then go cloudy when I add iced water. I like my vodka and my gin to be crystal clear. I like my whisky to be a light 'whisky colour'. I like my rum to be slightly darker. Does ...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

As a few here would ask: What do you have against cloudiness? :D In itself? Nothing. But... I like my ouzo to be clear and then go cloudy when I add iced water. I like my vodka and my gin to be crystal clear. I like my whisky to be a light 'whisky colour'. I like my rum to be slightly darker. Does ...
by Rrmuf
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

As a few here would ask: What do you have against cloudiness? :D

The juniper levels seem high. I probably use 2/3 of that.
My gin is always clear at 50%, often cloudy at 45%.
... usually cloudy at 15C and clear at 25C.
... and it tastes great!!!! .... So I'm told!
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: PID heat controller
Replies: 28
Views: 493

Re: PID heat controller

Likewise, it was just kidding about the "buckle up" as I do find that it is a question that comes up often, among new people, who heard of the (misguided) idea somewhere else and immediately incur a course correction here....with passion. Having said that, IMHO the advice here on PIDs and on pretty ...
by Rrmuf
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: PID heat controller
Replies: 28
Views: 493

Re: PID heat controller

I first posted this in the wrong room..... Afternoon all, has anyone used the INKBIRD IPB-16S heat and pump controller? It is good up to 1800watts. Which is good for my commercial electric burner. Only bad thing I see is the temp prob is not water/steam proof. Would like to find a replacement probe...
by Rrmuf
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: On grain ferment yield
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: On grain ferment yield

Kareltje wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:28 am
That.
Or you can dilute the sediment / presscake with water and let it clear again.
THAT is an interesting idea! Thanks for that!
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

BTW: I just tasted my Gin with the culeb berries and it really added a nice finish. I opted for 2.5g/l moderately crushed distilled after about 18 hours of maceration at 43%.

It is very nice. Thanks for the guidance on it.
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 295
Views: 61350

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Teddysad wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:15 am
A couple of minutes in the microwave takes care of any potential problems.
:thumbup:

Thanks alot for this recipe! It has been my "go to" for a neutral for a while now!
by Rrmuf
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 295
Views: 61350

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Teddysad wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:27 pm
A couple of spoons full . The wash will take what it needs
Eggshells makes sense: Do they require some kind of prep?
by Rrmuf
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Storage Containers
Replies: 86
Views: 53818

Re: Plastic Storage Containers

The underside of Mason fars are typically NOT PTFE. You can however, amazon rolls of thin PTFE sheets for fairly cheap and screw the Mason jar lid over that. I just pick a corner of the sheet, screw the lid over it, cut it out at the edges. They are reusable, so one $10 roll goes a long way. I *thi...
by Rrmuf
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Storage Containers
Replies: 86
Views: 53818

Re: Plastic Storage Containers

For longish storage of higher proof neutral I just use glass jugs or carboys and tear out a square of aluminum foil and squish it on like a lid. It isn't 100 percent airtight, but it's pretty tight and can be reused quite a few times. Seems like you could probably do the same thing with a mason jar...
by Rrmuf
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Storage Containers
Replies: 86
Views: 53818

Re: Plastic Storage Containers

Broken Jug wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:20 am

Can you tell me more specifically which one you’re referring to at”$10 a roll”?
Coated.
by Rrmuf
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Storage Containers
Replies: 86
Views: 53818

Re: Plastic Storage Containers

glass jugs have steel or aluminum caps with a plastic lining and mason jar lids have some sort of plastic lining as well . How are these plastics affected? or are they some sort of teflon material? The underside of Mason fars are typically NOT PTFE. You can however, amazon rolls of thin PTFE sheets...
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423786

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

My last distillation run in my house :-) Had a last gin run in our house; we sold it and so I am relocating !!!! :-) I will be setting up again elsewhere and will be going like gangbusters come September! Half the fun has been setting up the operation to match exact conditions here, so I look forwar...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423786

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Prepping botanicals (including Culeb Berries this time) to macerate for a gin run tomorrow.
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1231
Views: 270071

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Looking good.
If it's at 1.000 and it's still producing co2 then it probably has a bit to go. It usually ends up ~.994.
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

Nope never worried about it. The one thing I might mention is that i have read that grinding botanicals very finely as in putting them in a blender or turning them to powder can make the gin bitter. At one time I tried adding all of the botanicals to a blender and adding a little 40% neutral. Turne...
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

The recipe I use , uses 2g of cubeb berries to a 2Litre boiler charge of neutral, or in other words 1 gram to the Liter, not saying that is right or wrong. Just throwing it into the mix to give you some ideas of the quantities that some use. :thumbup: Thanks to all of you for the different success ...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

I use black peppercorns in my Old Tom Gin. You can use quite a lot without wrecking your Old Tom Gin, as I found out when I accidentally used 20g/l and it made a fine gin. I macerate overnight. For some gin styles, 5g/l of the base spirit might not be too much, but try that in a small still before ...
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Gin basket column setup
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: Gin basket column setup

I am with NZ and Saltbush on this one 8) I switched from vapour infusion to maceration quite some time ago.

BUT, knock your socks off! The gins I made with a basket were perfectly fine; the maceration are just more flavourful.
by Rrmuf
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

..... Culeb Berries are in. 😊👍
by Rrmuf
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423786

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Yippee!!!! First spirit run in a month (busy!!) I am refluxing and it's going better than any other run. Coming off at 95%+ after a liter pulled off.
Many thanks to the veterans here, but on refluxing, I have to do a special call out to Mars (aka. Stillerboy) for the hints and tips along the way!
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6324
Views: 252773

Re: Three Word Story

Pedal completely depressed