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by Simple Sam
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dady vs Bakers yeast
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Dady vs Bakers yeast

zed255 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:39 pm
Rehydrating wakes the heat up and helps prevent osmotic shock. It also ensures viability. A starter is used to increase cell count and is a controlled feeding and aerating over a longer period than a simple rehydration.
Thanks for the info! I was just rehydrating.
by Simple Sam
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dady vs Bakers yeast
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Dady vs Bakers yeast

What is the difference between rehydration and creating starter. I guess i was rehydrating to make sure the yeast was healthy and give it a head start. How much water would you use for 25g? There's about 500ml there at least. All the yeast floats on the top. Bread yeast doesn't look anything like th...
by Simple Sam
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dady vs Bakers yeast
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Dady vs Bakers yeast

The ujssm seems quite active (first time making it) so I guess the yeast is fine. The birdwatchers and teddy's fast vodka were both with bakers yeast and the starters were extremely active with bakers yeast.
by Simple Sam
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dady vs Bakers yeast
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Dady vs Bakers yeast

I don't have much experience with Distillers active dry but I do with bakers yeast. Bakers yeast makes a yummy creamy looking starter. When I do the same for Dady it goes much slower and the individual particles seem to retain their shape. I don't know if this is good or bad yeast. There is no expir...
by Simple Sam
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste

Ok. I thought vodkas were neutral.. is a bit if bran aftertaste nirmal? Just wondering if it's my process..

Thank you. .. its a great recipe though!
by Simple Sam
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste

I have a 50l keg boiler with a 40 inch 2 inch colum i used that foe the 3 stripping runs to go through the 120l. Then I ran it slow by packing the colum with copper mesh and added a dephlmator on top b4 the turn to the condenser. I tasted the jars that came off . Proofed down to 40 from 92% jar 3 wa...
by Simple Sam
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Teddy's fast ferment vodka really has a bran aftertaste

Hi. I made the recipe just like the instructions said. One exception it took 6 days for me. Its getting cold here and had trouble keeping 100L plus ingredients warm. It finished fermenting to .990 it tasted quite neutral with a bit of brannyness... is thats a word. I made no substitutions and follow...
by Simple Sam
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: pH meter
Replies: 23
Views: 989

Re: pH meter

Thanks for that, but I was asking if you use deionized water and if so where do you get it? I know what the difference is between the two.
by Simple Sam
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: pH meter
Replies: 23
Views: 989

Re: pH meter

What kind of water are you using for the test solution? I havent been able to find deionized water as per the instructions.
by Simple Sam
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Disclosing of personal information at feed store.

20201116_153851.jpg . Good afternnon. Juat curious if any one has ran into this problem at the feed store buying grain or corn. I was asked for my personal information. This is in ontario, canada. I hesitated and didnt buy the corn because i was surprised by the question. I took a picture of the no...
by Simple Sam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First still build 3”ccvm
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: First still build 3”ccvm

Nice job! I’m curious about how your element is wired? Is that a kit? Or a specific plug. I just have loose wires on mine.
by Simple Sam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from Chicago (oak park)
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Greetings from Chicago (oak park)

Welcome!
by Simple Sam
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Hobby!
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: New Hobby!

Thank you very much! I look forward to trying it. And advice on a good starter fermntstion vessel and or size. I have a 50L keg boiler im making into the still... also best way to keep that fermentstion vessel ar the right temp?
by Simple Sam
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Hello from Texas

Hi! I just posed my first a couple hours ago!. Good luck... seems like a great site!
by Simple Sam
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Hobby!
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: New Hobby!

Thanks for the advice!. Im not far from Toronto.. so supplies should be pretty easy to find. I enjoy all kinds of whiskies and hope to make something decent. Its funny i hear people descrining their creations but i csnt relate that into something tangeable. Is making a decent whiskey like a smooth g...
by Simple Sam
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Hobby!
Replies: 8
Views: 233

New Hobby!

Good Morning All!. The idea of home distalation has been "brewing" in my head for a few years now. After allot of reading and watching i have decided to venture forward in to this craft. It is a steep learning curve but anything worth doing is worth doing well. I love the beer keg ccvm still idea an...