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by Chill-Stillin
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Need advice

[/quote] Yes you can rerun it. I wouldn't use unfermented wash as it foams and adds little. Let it ferment out and the use it to dilute your previous cuts. Sometimes refered to as 1.5 runs. [/quote] Thx, this was a 1.5 run. Still getting used to my new rig... I just made another milk can boiler but ...
by Chill-Stillin
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Need advice

Messed up my cuts and got too tailsy product... can I rerun it but instead of using water to bring the abv down can I use a fresh unfermented wash? In my case it's jaggery, would it carry over some taste?
by Chill-Stillin
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Tropical/subtropical woods for aging
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

Re: Tropical/subtropical woods for aging

If you have access to Madras thorn/ Camachile try it... A beautiful color and lots of natural sweetness
by Chill-Stillin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363449

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I'm guessing your jaggery is made traditionally over fire, not industrially under vacuum... I thought jaggery or panela is always made that way, i.e. in big steel pots over fire and no vacuum. In Brasil we call "rapadura" instead of panela, always boiled over fire, tradicionally wide copper pots, l...
by Chill-Stillin
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jaggery/panela rum
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Jaggery/panela rum

Thx, I had read your cachaca thread already! :) I will be sure to try without adding yeast You can start a small batch with 1030 og just to grow more yeast doing 2 or more 3 propagations, then you put these yeast to ferment your bigger batch in one shot, you can achieve full fermentation within 18h...
by Chill-Stillin
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363449

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

NZChris wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm guessing your jaggery is made traditionally over fire, not industrially under vacuum...
I thought jaggery or panela is always made that way, i.e. in big steel pots over fire and no vacuum.
by Chill-Stillin
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363449

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

NZChris wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 pm

I'm guessing your jaggery is made traditionally over fire, not industrially under vacuum, in which case I envy you.
Yes it is made in huge steel wok like things and the fire is fueled with the sugarcane waste.
Am running the 1.5 spirit run now
by Chill-Stillin
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363449

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Just finished a stripping run of an all jaggery ferment. What was special for me this time was that the yeast used was a wild yeast that I harvested from some pieces of cane I picked up from the farm where I get the jaggery! It worked beautifully. I just split the cane, threw some in the blender and...
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jaggery/panela rum
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Jaggery/panela rum

Wow, will try next time. May seek your help/advice when the time comes.
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jaggery/panela rum
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Jaggery/panela rum

Thx, I had read your cachaca thread already! :) I will be sure to try without adding yeast next time, though I would be a bit worried as it also very humid here and would not want the juice souring due to long fermentation time with the natural yeast. With the bakers yeast it took about 32 hours and...
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Butter Rum
Replies: 372
Views: 32873

Re: Butter Rum

Was wondering if anyone had tried the butter treatment on an all panela wash? I tried 3 times and did not manage to get that in your face butter smell, though it definitely had an improved effect on the smell, slight hints of butter? I may have been constrained by my methods as I use gas and could o...
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jaggery/panela rum
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Jaggery/panela rum

Thx, the 80% is from what I gathered on HD, the label says carbohydrates 98.96gms of which total sugars 98.13gms per 100. Am trying without nutrients for the panela. The fresh juice was hit with bakers yeast only. Have to wait 10 months for next years fresh sugarcane juice, until then this awesome d...
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jaggery/panela rum
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Jaggery/panela rum

I have the good fortune of living in the tropics and have a friend that grows sugarcane and they make their own organic jaggery. So I have made numerous very small batches and absolutely love the stuff! It ferments dry in under 48 hours using bakers yeast with a bit of dap and a B complex tab, temps...
by Chill-Stillin
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363449

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Jaggery/panela rum. Tried the ShineOn butter treatment for the second time but I couldn't quite get that butter flavor to shine, gonna keep trying. I use only jaggery and bakers yeast in my rum no molasses but in the butter rum thread I believe someone got the butter flavor on some sort of whiskey r...
by Chill-Stillin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6183
Views: 209283

Re: Three Word Story

the angels fly
by Chill-Stillin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Love this
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Love this

Thank you! Am enjoying every bit.
by Chill-Stillin
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Love this
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Love this

Hello all, my interest in this started a long time ago upon seeing my wife's grandma making vodka in Ukraine...fast forward 10 years and that interest is now a reality. A friend pointed me to this site and I have not stopped reading and reading... there are lifetimes of knowledge in these 'halls'. B...