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by Demy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Do Hydrometers lose accuracy?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Do Hydrometers lose accuracy?

I would say it is a nice dilemma, despite many hypotheses I think it is difficult to find the problem. If it was a paper problem you would find the same error with water, if it was the temperature and you measure the same distillate at the same time you would still find the same problem. I think the...
by Demy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sugar wash puking???
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Sugar wash puking???

If it did everything the same it would seem like a fermentation problem but it's weird. What other variable was different? Extreme fermentation temperature? It has nothing to do with the question, but I would avoid that turbo yeast in the future.
by Demy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Cornmeal
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Cornmeal

Everyone here uses different methods but I really think that a gelatinization is highly recommended to get a good conversion of the starches.
by Demy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)

I have never used turbo yeast (hard to find where I live) and I think I did well by reading the member's report. Only boiled yeast + a little flour as a nutrient or tomato. I have never inverted sugar, I believe it does not make a huge difference but some argue the inversion, maybe it can be effecti...
by Demy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello Forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Hello Forum!

welcome to HD!
by Demy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: conical fermenter as a boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: conical fermenter as a boiler

They are expensive and in need of modification but I believe it would work. I'm trying to build something like this, have done some tests and it works perfectly with the vapor jacket. I think it is the most versatile system in the hobby field and beyond.
by Demy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can You Make a Drinkable Rum With No Experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Can You Make a Drinkable Rum With No Experience?

I don't make rum so I can't be specific on that but I can tell you that as with all things there will be a learning curve just like making beer. You will need patience and a minimum of equipment, with a little work you will be able to obtain good results and with time and improvement also excellent ...
by Demy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Joining home distller
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Joining home distller

welcome , we have all done (I think) some kind of upgrade or improvement in the course of the "career" of home distillers!
by Demy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: New

Welcome to HD!!
by Demy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to get the Gin bite
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: How to get the Gin bite

I haven't made many classic gins, but I did it with herbs that I find locally. My advice is to start with a true neutral (no charcoal needed), soak the botanicals in the neutral and then redistill, you can also add a gin basket. The amount of flavor you will find in the distillate depends a lot on b...
by Demy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Hello

welcome
by Demy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The Maiden Voiage Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: The Maiden Voiage Introduction

Welcome to HD!!
by Demy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Thanks and Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Thanks and Hello

welcome Posey0474 !!
by Demy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello Home Distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Hello Home Distiller

welcome !
by Demy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Hello

welcome JH123
by Demy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New comer
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: New comer

Welcome to HD.
by Demy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: FIAB
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: FIAB

A container is the same as another as long as it is for food and is resistant to ph and weight. The only drawback is the fragility.
by Demy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: New member

welcome to the forum
by Demy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Many Persimmon!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Many Persimmon!!!

I know the fruit well, they are usually very sweet and soft when ripe. I have not distilled persimmons (except some with apples) but I think they have a good yield in alcohol, but the flavor I think is very light. i agree they have very light flavour. So, If some one can tell me which way to distil...
by Demy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Pleasure to meet you all
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Pleasure to meet you all

welcome
by Demy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pineapples???m
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Pineapples???m

Personally I would blend the fruit , check the ph (possible adjustment) and then ferment and distil. I don't know if you will have a lot of flavor transfer in the distillate, I have no experience with pineapple but with other fruit and in general it is very difficult to bring the taste of the fruit ...
by Demy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Memeber
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: New Memeber

Welcome from me. I think we could learn from you.
by Demy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Many Persimmon!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Many Persimmon!!!

I know the fruit well, they are usually very sweet and soft when ripe. I have not distilled persimmons (except some with apples) but I think they have a good yield in alcohol, but the flavor I think is very light.
by Demy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: New Member

welcome !
by Demy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio

I'm not a whiskey expert but 50/50 is a sure ratio for conversion. You could still go down with the malt but it all depends on the type of malt.
by Demy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the land of the Dutch
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Hello from the land of the Dutch

welcome from me. CCVM is a great system, simple but brilliant.
by Demy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Reuse corks from sanitizer?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Reuse corks from sanitizer?

If made of natural cork they will be very porous so they absorb a lot. Not knowing what they absorbed I would change them if possible.
by Demy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Charcoal filter
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Charcoal filter

I'm not a Whiskey expert but I don't use coal, I try to make only good cuts. Used only once as a test but I don't find it useful as a hobby.
by Demy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: New Member

Welcome usafk9dan
by Demy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How to get high attenuated all grain ferments
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: How to get high attenuated all grain ferments

Hi, it seems that at the mashing level you have already done everything. I would like to recommend a different type of yeast that is able to break down sugars that common yeasts do not ferment. My only experience with "particular" yeasts was with "angel yeast", there are several threads here on the ...