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by Rrmuf
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Storage Containers
Replies: 84
Views: 53293

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: 84
Views: 53293

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: 84
Views: 53293

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: 5599
Views: 410788

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: 5599
Views: 410788

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: 1219
Views: 264795

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: 25
Views: 1129

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: 25
Views: 1129

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: 25
Views: 1129

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: 15
Views: 253

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: 25
Views: 1129

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: 5599
Views: 410788

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: 6285
Views: 241215

Re: Three Word Story

Pedal completely depressed
by Rrmuf
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Confused
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Confused

Welcome! Alot of missing information, but it sounds like it's still working. I trust you are monitoring progression in SG with a hydrometer.... If it really does stall out, and I don't think you are there, check out the following: I found it very useful when I was struggling with a Wineo's Sugar Was...
by Rrmuf
Mon May 31, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1145
Views: 188422

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Archee72 wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 4:13 pm
👍
You might be right, I added several in one go? Might try adding one botanical at a time next.
.... That is what is generally recommended. Ditto for any alteration in maceration ABV. I have, however, been known to cheat once in a while. ;-)
by Rrmuf
Wed May 26, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1145
Views: 188422

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Absolutely! When you are up to it, you can experiment with macerating at different ABVs (as well as addition of specific botanicals). The more gradual the changes the better.
by Rrmuf
Wed May 26, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

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 May 25, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

Great! Thanks!
by Rrmuf
Tue May 25, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

Dont know about the others , Ive always used Cubeb Berrys in Gin. It seems to be widely used in commercial Gin production, guessing there is good reason for that as its not as cheap as normal pepper by any stretch of the imagination. .... Maybe that's where I go next: Do you just macerate it per OEG?
by Rrmuf
Tue May 25, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1145
Views: 188422

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Enjoy the journey! I really like the process and have been adding (or adjusting) one or two botanicals at a time. It's fun!
by Rrmuf
Fri May 21, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 286
Views: 58202

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

I will look for it! Thanks. (We don't eat our Rye here, it just goes into making whiskey. ;-)
by Rrmuf
Fri May 21, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 286
Views: 58202

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

The Baker wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 5:25 pm
Kibble;

ground meal shaped into pellets

Geoff
Thanks. I've never heard of that as a process.
by Rrmuf
Thu May 20, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished copper
Replies: 34
Views: 3842

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished copper

Twisted Brick wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 12:07 pm
Gotta try this. Is backset more effective hot than at ambient temp?
.... I have only tried it hot, but my sense is that the effectiveness does drop once it has cooled down.
by Rrmuf
Thu May 20, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 286
Views: 58202

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Good Stuff and thanks Teddysad. I love this recipe. I'm curious as to whether you've tried any variations of grain to put in alongside/instead of the wheat bran. I hear of others who have, but I am curious if you have any suggestions? Yes changing 25% of the bran to kibbled rye adds a nice extra di...
by Rrmuf
Wed May 19, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5599
Views: 410788

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

... stripping run between showings of our house. :-) I had the garage door wide open the first time I ran my still. It's fine, because the house next door was standing empty. Until the agent showed up with potential buyers, my still in all it's glorious beauty openly displayed for all to see, a mer...
by Rrmuf
Wed May 19, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5599
Views: 410788

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

... stripping run between showings of our house. :-)
by Rrmuf
Wed May 19, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished copper
Replies: 34
Views: 3842

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished copper

I am on the "just dump it in the backset" side, but very cool topic. :-)
by Rrmuf
Wed May 19, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 21
Views: 1534

Re: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer

boomstick wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Byt this whole wash your hands stuff is pretty irrelevant to covid since thats not how its transmitted.
Sure in theory it could but there are many theoretical dangers out there.
You should start a separate thread in off-topic.
by Rrmuf
Tue May 18, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 286
Views: 58202

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Teddysad wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:53 pm
Good Stuff and thanks
Teddysad. I love this recipe. I'm curious as to whether you've tried any variations of grain to put in alongside/instead of the wheat bran. I hear of others who have, but I am curious if you have any suggestions?
by Rrmuf
Tue May 18, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 21
Views: 1534

Re: Foreshot Hand Sanitizer

As for aloe vera and using heads, to each his own. +1 I used both in mine, it worked well and did the job it was supposed to. I gave quite a bit away early in the covid lock down days as it got pretty hard to find hand sanitizer in any form for sale locally. Never a complaint about smell or " a sti...