Search found 388 matches

by likkerluvver
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 177384

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

OK, needing some answers.What should the wash turn out looking like and smeeling like??? My recipe was Pugi, it was a gallon feed molasses, 30# cane sugar for a 15 gal wash. This stuff bubbled violently for the first 3 days before beginning to slow. Finally after 12 days it was finished, just a bub...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Migrating to a new flexible set up
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Migrating to a new flexible set up

I think a boiler in the 50-60L range is the way to go. :thumbup: IMHO, modular/interchangeable using sanitary connections is also the way to go for all still components - wherever possible. That olive oil container (Fusti) looks great and is also available here in North America: http://wholesale.oli...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Migrating to a new flexible set up
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Migrating to a new flexible set up

Can you believe these small stones help me to achieve 96.5%? IMG_6494.jpg Damn Odin. That looks nothing like the chunks of lava that are available in garden centres here. Another item I saw was made from fired clay. - don't think that would be inert-enough for our needs If I ever find some like thi...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker

"I never appreciated “American Corn Whiskeys” until I started on UJSSM. I only started UJSSM because everyone advised it for newB introduction to grain recipes. I must say that I like my version of Corn Likker, as do all of my corn likker-drinking friends." I totally agree. I used to just drink Ame...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker

I was just wondering. Does the flavor stay constant across the 4 or 5 ferments you do on one grain bed? Let's say on the 6th gen you replace all the grain and yeast. By tis time you would have some good backset. Is the flavor of that 6th gen the same as the 9th or 10th gen? When its time to change ...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hey Odin,

I don’t want to go too much off-topic on the UJSSM forum, so I answered this here:

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 7#p6926093

:thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker

Thanks Rad and Sam - this will be an on-going process. I certainly will be trying variations and I'm very open to advice. :thumbup: Hi Odin, I didn’t want to go too much off-topic on the UJSSM forum, so I brought this here. LL, I read your post. Now I follow the original way UJSSM was promoted. Apar...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hey Gents As anyone who has read this thread would know I am having .... "Issues" with getting flavour out of this recipe. For the life of me I can't see what I am doing wrong. Am getting wonderful neutral but no corn flavour..... Hey TAF, Though I could taste the corn in the UJSSM recipe, it was r...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

My take on Sour Mash Corn Likker

This recipe was inspired by my need for a stronger corn flavour, and the basic recipe was based on “Traditional Sour Mash Whiskey” chapter 13 from “Making Pure Corn Whiskey”. Stillin' and aging are my main adaptations. Recipe for 46L (12usg) wash: 60L (16usg) water 1T gypsum 2t citric acid 11Kg (24l...
by likkerluvver
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Beer kegs and large fermenters
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Beer kegs and large fermenters

I remember about 15 years ago, there were 20 gallon barrels with lids everywhere! The originally carried olives from Greece. I sure wish I had me a few of them now! SB http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Gallon-Plastic-Food-Grade-Barrel-AIR-WATER-tight-/130571015073?_trksid=p4340.m506&_trkparms=algo%3DNGRI%...
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 177384

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

A friend removes all packing from his T500 and runs the water slow - waste temperature 60*C plus. Product will be quite warm.
by likkerluvver
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Left fermenters sit for 3 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Left fermenters sit for 3 weeks

Hi All, ..... I left 3 fermenters of UJSSM and rye variant sitting with the left over grain bed covered with a bit of fresh water.....stilly I did that once and it worked out OK after almost 3 weeks. I'd go with it. On another occasion I completely overlooked a sweetfeed wash which I had left cover...
by likkerluvver
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

That's interesting MR. I was under the impression that while some scrape the inside of their barrel, others do not before re-charring them. I hadn't heard of re-charring causing a burning sugar taste. I thought those JD chips would only be charred on one of their surfaces - maybe only 15% of their t...
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hey LL let me know how you get on with the hickory - the only booze i've ever had go funky on me so far was a rum that had toasted hickory chips as a part of the woods that went in it (also had manuka which is nice by itsself) - also tried distress aging it (more fool me - never again) but i'm curi...
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hey Odin, Those JD smoking chips would be good if re-toasted to get a fresh heavy char on all surfaces. Even though their heavy char is somewhat spent, they would probably work quite well as is. I've been charring smoker chunks of hickory, oak, and apple in aluminum foil and inside metal cans in my ...
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

..... Just one beef.....this is not whiskey, it's corn liquor. Whiskey is all grain, period. I wish newbies could more clearly understand that because too many see this recipe, and many others involving sugar, as whiskey....it's not. Correct - according to government decree for commercial whiskey i...
by likkerluvver
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Best to avoid Sodium Carbonate which is what my pH Up contains. :thumbdown:

I'd do a double-check on the Pool pH Up label before buying. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Odin, I use Calcium Chloride in my pool and spa to increase water hardness (Soft water here - Calcium carbonate is too low). I use Sodium Carbonate to increase water pH. What pool chemical were you planning to use? I recently paid $4.40US on eBay for 5lbs (2.27Kg) of Calcium Carbonate powder specifi...
by likkerluvver
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779883

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

My third generation UJSSM is allmost done. Want to get it of the yeast bed and read about two possible ways. Syphon it of the top of the bed or use the tap at the bottom of the fermenter to draw the liquid of. Now I skip run with an electrically heated pot still with internal element. Afraid of usi...
by likkerluvver
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 177384

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

I've read the posts several times and no answer is clear to me, I'm sastisfied with due dilligence here. I want to try this rum and the yeast bomb is especially attractive as it seems to insure a good ferment. I just bought a 50 lb bag of 34-0-0. I was told that this was "just more nitrogen" so, I ...
by likkerluvver
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: There is distilling in New Orleans,LA
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: There is distilling in New Orleans,LA

Is your hotplate like mine? If so (MAY apply to other electric hotplates too) you can do the following: Open 'er up and look at the thermostat arrangement. Mine is a simple bi-metallic strip at the switch/knob - which I just bypassed. I then had a cast iron hotplate that was constantly delivering ab...
by likkerluvver
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: There is distilling in New Orleans,LA
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: There is distilling in New Orleans,LA

I bought one of those reflux stills from brewhaus. I've had problem with my heat source not getting high enough to raise the temperature at the top of the column to pull anything of value off. I'm not sure what you mean by the above statement. :?: I did not have a problem getting 92%+ from my Brewh...
by likkerluvver
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: bubblifier
Replies: 153
Views: 10019

Re: bubblifier

I do hope we'll see some more of your work before too long. Here's wishing you well Condensificator. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses Rum Wash
Replies: 36
Views: 7117

Re: Molasses Rum Wash

Hey DrP, Looks like your blackstrap molasses is as low in fermentables as mine is if you only produced 1L @ 50%abv from a 25L wash "half way through the stripping run". 2 kg of sugar alone should give you ~2.2L@50%abv A while back I did 2 trials using pugi's recipe scaled down to 1usg. The one in wh...
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses Rum Wash
Replies: 36
Views: 7117

Re: Molasses Rum Wash

Like I said earlier: Sounds exactly like my feedstock-molasses rum wash when it has finished. I'd say it's ready to still - but a few more days to settle out would certainly not harm it. I'd put some (<1t) clarified butter or bland cooking oil in the wash to reduce foaming/the chance of puking - in ...
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: bubblifier
Replies: 153
Views: 10019

Re: bubblifier

Bump
Hey Condensificator, I'm wondering whether you've done any more work on your "Bubblifier". What you had completed sure looked impressive. :)
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4079
Views: 459370

Re: sweetfeed whisky

mash rookie wrote:edit: Damn am I starting to sound like rad? I have been reading too many of his posts
I think I see a promotion for you in my crystal ball. :D :clap:
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Amazing Raisin Rum.
Replies: 16
Views: 2571

Re: Amazing Raisin Rum.

Caramelized sugar. Home-made caramel is usually white sugar in saucepan (often dissolved in water) heated until it turns brown. Many different variations whith/out water, un/stirred, hi/lo heat etc. Lots of info on the web.

Not to be confused with candy/sweets :wink:
by likkerluvver
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses Rum Wash
Replies: 36
Views: 7117

Re: Molasses Rum Wash

Ok. So I tried the wash and it tastes quite bitter and not suggery at all. A lot like licerish actually (the old style salted kind..... Petey Sounds exactly like my feedstock-molasses rum wash when it has finished. I'd say it's ready to still - but a few more days to settle out would certainly not ...
by likkerluvver
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Big Boy Still
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Big Boy Still

Hey Memetic,

You might want to check the link. I think it might be the wrong one.

Cheers.