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by Braz
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Bourbon micro's
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Bourbon micro's

I visited Willett and Limestone Branch on a motorcycle ride this past summer. Willett is a really cool place with an interesting back story. They have big plans to turn it into a tourist destination with a B&B on site. Limestone Branch is really small, as you can tell from the picture of the buildin...
by Braz
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Roll Tide Country!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: Hello From Roll Tide Country!!!

PJ, Welcome! I find your name offensive and polarizing. For whatever that's worth. I'm pretty much a nobody. Satan Smiles Upon You. :twisted: Roll Tide! Hey TDS, I think you let your "knee jerk" reaction lead you astray. I suspect the OP's handle might be a shortened version of "pjfor[Ala]bama." Th...
by Braz
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Appeljack
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Appeljack

Look at the menu bar near the top of this page. See the link that says "HD Google Search?" Click on it and add the search term "applejack" to the search query. Simple as that.
by Braz
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: wash warmer. I don't like to brag but.....
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: wash warmer. I don't like to brag but.....

Nice. I love FREE.
by Braz
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4375
Views: 765425

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Jbidlack wrote: For the spirit run should I run it in reflux to get it nice and pure?
No. If you do that you will remove all that good sour mash corny flavor you have worked so hard to get.
by Braz
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Newbee Question on 2nd and 3rd runs....
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Newbee Question on 2nd and 3rd runs....

Dump the backset (or save it for use in a sour mash type wash), dilute the spirit from your first run (called low wines) to 40% ABV or less with water and rerun.
by Braz
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Persimmon shine?
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

Re: Persimmon shine?

You might have some luck searching the Google machine for persimmon wine. Once you make the wine then all you have to do is distill it.
by Braz
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone here know about using nuts in mashes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: Does anyone here know about using nuts in mashes?

I think Odin tried a nut based mash/wash a year or two ago. I don't recall the outcome.
by Braz
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Best recipe for strongest corn taste?
Replies: 48
Views: 4982

Re: Best recipe for strongest corn taste?

Hell, 70 ain't old.
by Braz
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Best recipe for strongest corn taste?
Replies: 48
Views: 4982

Re: Best recipe for strongest corn taste?

For easy and corn flavor you can't beat Uncle Jessie's Simple Sour Mash (UJSSM). It's in the "Tried and True" section of the Forum.
by Braz
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Green Stuff in Filter during stripping run.
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Green Stuff in Filter during stripping run.

After I rinse my column/packing I stick the shop vac hose in one end and suck air through it for a while to dry it out.
by Braz
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: sweet tea vodka
Replies: 70
Views: 14355

Re: sweet tea vodka

Magic1554 wrote:Anybody do this with non-neutral spirits? I have a pot still, was thinking about doing this with a whiskey type shine. Thoughts??
No reason not to give it a try. There are at least a couple of commercial distilleries selling sweet tea bourbon.
by Braz
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1922

Re: shoulder operation

Get well Odin. I'm right behind you - going in Friday to get a cyst removed from my left armpit. Not a big deal surgery but a sensitive area. I see drugs in my immediate future.


Braz
by Braz
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12699

Re: Prayers wanted

It is hard, Husker, but you'll make it through. Best, my friend.
by Braz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bridge collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 1275

Re: Bridge collapse

That is one hell of an I-beam.
by Braz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th everyone, be safe
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: Happy 4th everyone, be safe

Don't have any fireworks, but I have a nice Colt .38 "six gun." And I have a bunch of bunnies trying to eat the entire garden. So I plan to spend time on the deck, tending the smoker and annoying the bunnies with the six gun. They deserve it.
by Braz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Utah, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Hello from Utah, USA

It can be overwhelming. Take your time and don't jump too soon, and be especially careful of most of the stuff you see on you tube. A lot of it is just crap info and some is downright dangerous. Eastern/southern Utah is one of my favorite motorcycle riding places. I just don't much like all the liqu...
by Braz
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Newbie in Canada

And happy Canada Day.
by Braz
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Question about oak aging
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Question about oak aging

Most folks seem to prefer aging at around 60-65% and diluting to drinking proof later.
by Braz
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Kahlua
Replies: 16
Views: 9529

Re: Kahlua

Up until now I have always used a neutral spirit as a base for kalhua but I have since learned that "authentic" kalhua uses rum as the base spirit. So my next batch (I make this up for Christmas gifts) will be rum based.
by Braz
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Making Cuts on a Pot Still
Replies: 30
Views: 4107

Re: Making Cuts on a Pot Still

okie wrote:On a spirit run finding the point where the heart stops and tails begin is my biggest problem. I'm smearing into tails but then I also like the flavor. So what is the rule?
The rule is " there is no rule." It is, as you say, an art. If you like it, keep it.
by Braz
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A bit about me
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: A bit about me

Funny Bushman. Welcome Mykela. Bush is right, though, things can go wrong in a hurry. We'll not go into detail about how I know that.
by Braz
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello and thank you all.
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Hello and thank you all.

Welcome. Let us know how your malted barley goes.
by Braz
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Trouble soldering output line on bokakob
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Trouble soldering output line on bokakob

vmarkus wrote:... am having a lot of trouble soldering the output line to the round surface.
You shouldn't be trying to solder the output pipe to the round surface. Drill a hole in the column so the pipe is a tight fit in the hole then prep and solder as above.
by Braz
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Welcome

Welcome yer ownself.
by Braz
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Newbie looking for some answers...
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Newbie looking for some answers...

What is a French Martini?
by Braz
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: copper is king
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: copper is king

Welcome. I don't know anything about importing a barrel into Aus. but I'd observe that with the size of your still it's going to take a very long time to fill a barrel. In the meantime you might be interested in nuclear aging http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=38991 Assuming, of cour...
by Braz
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Gratitude.... Lets share some
Replies: 24
Views: 1077

Re: Gratitude.... Lets share some

Ditto everything above.

Doing a spirit run of All Bran today. I think I'll rerun this one with my gin head on the pot still unless the Wife lays claim to the vodka first. :D In the background are two fermenters with more All Bran working and two more with a UJSSM working. Thanks to everyone.
by Braz
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first aged spirit (rye) bottled today
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: My first aged spirit (rye) bottled today

Good job. I am making a rye variation on the USSSM recipe using 50/50 cracked corn and malted rye. I nuke "aged" it and then moved it to a well used 10 liter oak barrel at 64%. I have to do one more spirit run in order to get enough to fill the barrel. I kept one bottle after the nuke aging and it i...
by Braz
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Here is my lil pot still
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Here is my lil pot still

Very pretty.