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by Rrmuf
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Using Foreshots
Replies: 28
Views: 421

Re: Using Foreshots

River Rat wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Deplorable wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Both are good for taking the sticky shit off the bottle after you soak the label off in hot soapy water.
That's a good one, thanks for the tip. I'll quit wasting brake cleaner to take the label glue off bottles.
+1 :thumbup:
by Rrmuf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer

Worth a (fore)shot!
by Rrmuf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5348
Views: 364270

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Spirit Run for a new batch of neutrals for Gin!
by Rrmuf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Using Foreshots
Replies: 28
Views: 421

Using Foreshots

Just starting a topic to see what creative ideas people have had for using foreshots. Please include passes and fails :)
by Rrmuf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

I am sure there are alot of other toxic or abrasive substances that can be used to take the paint off, but take a chance on this relative newcomer and TRY the cleaning vinegar. It is literally soak overnight, and wipe it off.
by Rrmuf
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

Thats good to know. I've tried using foreshots to remove the painted lables with no success. Hilarious: I am going to start a thread for creative uses of foreshots (Passes and Fails). :-D So far, cleaning vinegar has worked with all of the painted on glass logos I have tried (just about 10 differen...
by Rrmuf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

I get used glass bottles from friends. I am very selective. They must have no branding cast in the glass, or painted labeling that is difficult to remove, and use a cork or synthetic cork. Bottles with synthetic corks get a new cork stopper. A soak in hot soapy water, helps remove the labels, and f...
by Rrmuf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!
Replies: 36
Views: 1200

Re: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!

So we had a few people at the house yesterday evening (don't tell the Covid police 8) ) and we tried out this Tom Cat Gin (ahead of my planned week wait) and everybody was surprised at how good it was. "That's as much a Whisky as a Gin!". And I have to say I was pleased with the taste as well. The '...
by Rrmuf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 428

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

It is a challenge in Canada, but there are a few packaging companies that will sell nice 750ml bottles but you can only order in volume (like a pallet). HOWEVER, if you show up at their front they *might* sell you a case of 12. Look it up locally and try it out. There is a place in St Catherine I in...
by Rrmuf
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!
Replies: 36
Views: 1200

Re: Tom Cat Gin Experiment. Advice wanted!

Update: I worked with a (nuclear) oak aged litre (well, 1200ml precisely) of my last Gin that was allowed to sit for a month @50%ABV. - I took a 400ml portion of it to warm up to ~130F/55C and dissolved 20mg of an organic local honey into it. - Remixed this infused gin into the remaining portion. - ...
by Rrmuf
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5348
Views: 364270

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

........Getting caught up on stripping runs, starting a new Teddysad FFV ferment, and maybe decant a Tom Cat Gin
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Common Ingredients in Gin
Replies: 26
Views: 709

Re: Common Ingredients in Gin

I found that where you buy your coriander seed from will make a huge difference. The coriander I bought from the grocery store didn't have much flavor, and using half the weight of Juniper was perfect. When I switched to coriander I purchased from the Indian grocer, it completely ruined the gin wit...
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Decanting a glass carboy
Replies: 30
Views: 472

Re: Decanting a glass carboy

I found myself in the same situation once, with botanicals in the carboy as well..... I quickly bought a SS milk can for that purpose. I am very happy with it.
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Water water water!!
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Water water water!!

Here's a related question: I happen to have access to (and have been using) fantastic spring water from our cottage for my ferments. It is so good, we have. for several years now, been bottling it and bringing it back home for drinking (and now my fermentations :-) ) It requires PH correction, but ...
by Rrmuf
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Water water water!!
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Water water water!!

Here's a related question: I happen to have access to (and have been using) fantastic spring water from our cottage for my ferments. It is so good, we have. for several years now, been bottling it and bringing it back home for drinking (and now my fermentations :-) ) It requires PH correction, but I...
by Rrmuf
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Please recommend a grain mill to crack corn
Replies: 34
Views: 916

Re: Please recommend a grain mill to crack corn

still_stirrin wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:23 pm
Here’s another look at the mill I purchased:

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Free shipping. A fantastic addition to your brewery.
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Nice!
by Rrmuf
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1103
Views: 168934

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

That’s too bad. They grow like weeds in the meadows here. I picked about a Kg last October and working through that....I will probably need to pick more than that next Fall.
by Rrmuf
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1103
Views: 168934

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

I guess Australia is like NZ: No indigenous junipers growing?
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi Everyone from Izmir Turkey
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Hi Everyone from Izmir Turkey

Welcome Bodoman,
I have a daughter who was in Izmir for three years and she LOVED it!
Good luck on your journey!
by Rrmuf
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Variation of botanicals on OEG that worked out nicely....
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Variation of botanicals on OEG that worked out nicely....

My wife has gotten so used to the intensity of flavor in my usual misty gins, that she complained last time I gave her a clear bottle. Fortunately, I do some gin runs at 5* essence strength, so I only had to add some of my essence to fix it. I was thinking of this essence approach of yours. It soun...
by Rrmuf
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 636
Views: 37661

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

... about 50cm on the ground in Ottawa: BUT I am a skier, so we call it heaven! :-)
by Rrmuf
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Crushed Oyster shell
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Crushed Oyster shell

An alternative is egg shells.. Steve, can you tell us how they work, and how to use them (including how many needed for a 5 gal mash), and other factors? Thanks! I'm not very scientific with it I'm afraid, Any shells from eggs I wash out and place in a a bowel in the oven baking them when we next d...
by Rrmuf
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: All grain woes. Something's gotta give here
Replies: 81
Views: 1407

Re: All grain woes. Something's gotta give here

Thanks for this thread: There are alot of useful tips here in the back and forth!
by Rrmuf
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Variation of botanicals on OEG that worked out nicely....
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Variation of botanicals on OEG that worked out nicely....

A few weeks on, I have two findings: 1. I do like the cloudy gin better. The clear gin is pretty good too. I am clearly going to prefer the cloudy gin for my G&Ts and the clear one is very nice in a Martini. 2. The cloudy gin cleared up somewhat over time. So, even if I did want a clear gin, I would...
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

... I disagree however that eskimos live in 15c. :lol: Inuit never see anything above 5c .... not G&T territory for sure.
by Rrmuf
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: New recipe is going cloudy
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: New recipe is going cloudy

+1 on Salty's comments on two counts. - It does clear some over time. I have added neutral to a portion of a cloudy Gin batch only to find a month later that the untouched Gin cleared up alot. Mind you, I was at 29g/l of botanicals as opposed to the quoted 36g/l - It is perfectly good cloudy. In tha...
by Rrmuf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: SCD's Crow Bourbon
Replies: 100
Views: 6184

Re: SCD's Crow Bourbon

Ok. Pretty horrible :-) Out of my 23l SCD mash, I got about a 18l into the fermenter and about 15l into my still @7.5%. Stripped it, and I got about 2.5l @40%. I will have to do better next time! NOW: I can leave the 2.5l as is in my 4l jug.... but I was thinking: Should I just fill it up with the b...
by Rrmuf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1103
Views: 168934

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Personally, I make sure there is ZERO pith left in the peel, cut back on it signifiantly, add other botanicals and I leave the peels (and everything) in during distilation after 48hr maceration. Love it!!!!
by Rrmuf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Gin basket flooding
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Gin basket flooding

+1 Anything that doesnt go up the vapour path, should go back down to the boiler (if that far) and retained!
by Rrmuf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Useful Guide Outlining Mashing Efficiency Factors
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Useful Guide Outlining Mashing Efficiency Factors

That is an interesting excerpt.

I'm glad you liked that table. I wonder what other factors we might add to the table?.... nothing to say we can't make our own better version of it.