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by HDTV
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Yes that's most likely the reason. There are other ways to run a t500 ...other than following the manufacturers instructions. Play with water flow and watch the results, a T500 is a CM reflux still " cooling management". You don't need to be staring at the thermometers on it to make good booze........
by HDTV
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

There isn't a still on earth that wont produce tails. I'm guessing that you own a T500 and you've read the manufacturers operation handbook which states that a T500 wont produce tails. That is a myth and something they will say to make distilling seem simpler than it is , which in turn helps sales....
by HDTV
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

If you don't know the answer to that question I'm not surprised you booze tastes horrible. You need to do some serious reading .....you could start with this https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11640. Making good cuts is one of the most important skills you can develop if you want ...
by HDTV
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

NZChris wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:40 pm
It's tails. Absolute rubbish. Don't add it to anything. I toss my tails from my reflux still.
I've read that there are no tails (or hearts) with a reflux still. Is that not true?
by HDTV
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I am no expert but the first question I have is what type of still are you running? Reflux still. T500. Also, have you let your spirits sit for a day or two, they can change pretty dramatically overnight. I haven't, but I'll certainly try that. I would throw it back in to with your next low wines f...
by HDTV
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

So I finished my 2nd WSW, haven't diluted yet. I used a reflux still. The last jar smells different. It doesn't smell like the heads, but it smells different from the rest.

What do you think? Should I dilute it separate from the rest and taste it?
by HDTV
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I have 2 questions, and I'll do 2 posts. My first WSW was my first non-turbo wash. Comparison is natural. Sorry to report, the results of the WSW don't taste as good as the Turbo wash. I've done 2 turbo washes, the first had carbon in the sugar, and I added the liquid carbon to the 2nd TWash. I used...
by HDTV
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I didn't expect a hyper-active airlock almost immediately - thanks Wineo! I didn't expect the pleasant bread smell either. I finally found all of the ingredients. I used 1tsp of this Wine Nutrient, which contains DAP and epsom salts and some other stuff (ingredients below): https://www.brewerscoop.c...
by HDTV
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Yummyrum wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Use the wine nutrient , it will be just fine .
Thanks for that. DAP is the first ingredient, and epsom salts the second. I don't know what calcium carbonate is or does, but the vitamins can't be bad, beyond being probably unneeded.
by HDTV
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Shady's Sugar Shine recipe calls for 3 tbs of DAP - do you use 3tbs of the wine nutrient, Yeast nutrient and yeast energizer are not the same product.. What you have listed is not nutrient but yeast energizer.. yeast nutrient is plain DAP.. Mars It's labeled Wine Nutrient. It's the closest I can fi...
by HDTV
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:00 am
I use it as asked for in Shadys......Ive not tried to use it in this recipe.
I haven't logged in here in a few days - thanks for that.
by HDTV
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I use a wine nutrient very similar to that when making shadys sugar shine.......same deal cant get straight DAP. I see no reason why it wont work in Winos wash. Heya Bill I'd like to ask... Shady's Sugar Shine recipe calls for 3 tbs of DAP - do you use 3tbs of the wine nutrient, or do you use more,...
by HDTV
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 538478

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

CoogeeBoy wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:01 pm
Too slowly, I was going around 22C and it took way too long.
Makes sense. My Turbo washes take 2 weeks, I guess I don't really wanna know how long it will take with bakers yeast. I guess it's champagne yeast until the weather warms up.
by HDTV
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

NZChris wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Absolutely. That's why it's unwise to give newbies numbers that are based on your own experience.
I guess there are bound to be many variables.
by HDTV
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2135
Views: 538478

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Started this wash today, 2.5 hours in it's bubbling nicely. Not ferociously, just a nice steady purr. I used a champagne yeast instead of baker's yeast, because I can't easily keep my temperature above 30 this time of year. I might try baker's yeast next time though. I see that some say 20-30C, and ...
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Is Birdwatcher's TPW wash more forgiving? I could try that one now, and better prepare myself for this one for next time. No. I have to use shells to buffer the pH or it drops too low. The amount of shell used up varies, but the pH has never gotten out of control. I'll have to study up on this. Usi...
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Hmmm, well that's discouraging. I don't think I have anything for measuring PH. No metion of PH adjustment in the original recipe.....read the first 3- 4 pages of the thread and see how often ph meteres or ph is mentioned. Seems people managed quite happliy without once apon a time. I did notice th...
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Here is the one I use- pretty much indispensable if you are serious about it- saves a lot of questions about stuck fermentations and keeping the yeast happy/tasty with all grains etc. For $13 it is a pretty easy investment. Some people have had success with slabs of marble? to achieve same buffer. ...
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I've made this recipe a bunch of times and it was my favorite Vodka until I started just putting sugar and water over my spent Bourbon grains. Eliminated the subtle off taste and took on a hint of grains. More "Grey goose" like to my taste. Wineos is a great one though, the trickiest part is watchi...
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:27 am
I can pretty safely say it wont add flavors......yeast wont matter much be it bakers or something else.
Good, thanks.
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

Ya, seems worth a try. If the other ingredients add some flavor I guess I'll find out.

What about the change of yeast? If I look at it one way, it doesn't seem that big a deal. I sure would love to make this one exactly to the recipe though.
by HDTV
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash
Replies: 1172
Views: 246481

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash

I like the simplicity of this wash, and this is the recipe I'd really like to try as my first non-Turbo wash. Unfortunately I haven't found a way to get DAP at a reasonable price. And this one seems to me a recipe I really wanna follow precisely. But I'll ask. Should I do a Wineo's sugar wash, but u...
by HDTV
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Kia Ora from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Kia Ora from New Zealand

I haven't checked a chemist, I'll do that, thanks. It's gotta be cheaper than getting it couriered.
by HDTV
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Kia Ora from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Kia Ora from New Zealand

I haven't actually found gypsum or epsom salts yet, but I'm assuming those will be easy to find. It's the DAP that's a problem, at least for now. I have actually found it online from one place, but they have nothing else I want, and I really don't want to pay $18 for them to courier me $6 of DAP. It...
by HDTV
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Kia Ora from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Kia Ora from New Zealand

Cheers mate. I'm just north of you in Hawkes Bay. I like Wineo's sugar wash a lot, there's just the one ingredient I'm having trouble getting my hands on.
by HDTV
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Kia Ora from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Kia Ora from New Zealand

I've run one batch through my Turbo 500. I'm happy with the results and of course I want to do more. My next wash will not use Turbo yeast, carbon or clear, so studying the tried and true recipes is where I'm at now.