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by Probus
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Fermentation finished?
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: Fermentation finished?

I use Alco Calculator as an App on my phone. English is not the first language of the developer. The titles of the calculations are mysterious but worth a look.
by Probus
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 357
Views: 25302

Re: No Mash No sugar

I am very interested in the results of your spent UJSSM run NZC. Angel Yeast Starter worked well for me on rolled barley (my first AG mash). Will soon have multiple generations of UJSSM corn and Odin's Rye Bread residue to be gainfully employed. Could combine as you did with rolled barley. Looking f...
by Probus
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Hail The Mighty Thumper
Replies: 78
Views: 2536

Re: Hail The Mighty Thumper

Good on you Haggy. I'm interested in your excel calcs for a thumper. I have a similar background with some experience in process calculations using excel. May I suggest you rethink your decision not to still. I started this year, age 77. Thanks to the great information from the good people on this s...
by Probus
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Go to neutral wash?
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: Go to neutral wash?

I started with George's Goo (kale wash) and find it to be very easy, bit slow but makes a good neutral for gin. I don't invert sugar. Boiling sugar and water will have little effect on inversion unless acid is added. Inversion is breaking the glucose and fructose bond in sucrose (crystals). That's w...
by Probus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: coconut sugar is sweet??????
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: coconut sugar is sweet??????

I'm a novice fermenter and distiller but have worked as a sugar technologist for 50 years. Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the inflorescence of the coconut palm. It is in the general class of palm sugar made from different species of palm trees. Just like juice from sugarcane and sugar beet, t...
by Probus
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Oh Joy, Oh Rapture
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

Yes the first results using OEG have indeed given me joy and rapture. After a lot of reading, I decided that a 2 inch, ccvm column was best for my desire to make gin. Boiler is 35l and gas heated. The column is copper and packed with stainless scrubbies for 1200mm. I have a shorter length of copper ...