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by likkerluvver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Cherry recipe's anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 2495

Re: Cherry recipe's anyone?

I'd take some of those cherries and some rum and put together a rumtopf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumtopf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow http://www.food.com/recipe/rumtopf-traditional-german-fruit-preserve-beverage-140344" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fal...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey

No need for a boil when you're mashing for distilling. - This results in a very clean wort if you are using a false bottom and vorlaufing/sparging.

No need for a mash-out either - in fact, you're better off without it as the enzymes will remain active, leading to a lower FG.
by likkerluvver
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Super-Ponu!
Replies: 29
Views: 1688

Re: Super-Ponu!

Isn't that a piece by Maurits Cornelis Escher :?: :crazy:
by likkerluvver
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 20-20-20
Replies: 26
Views: 2653

Re: 20-20-20

I may be wrong :? BUT... Isn't yeast a kinda beneficial micro organism for our purposes? :)

I've never been tempted to leave that one out of a fermentation. :D
by likkerluvver
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Grinding corn
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Grinding corn

Gunner USN wrote:.....will it grind hard ass dry corn without ripping the mill apart? Has anyone used a mill for this?
Thanks
Didn't want to risk my BC with it so I bought a cheap Corona mill - just for corn.
by likkerluvver
Sat May 25, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: DAP-Epsom salts
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: DAP-Epsom salts

If I were running an 80L all-molasses wash, I'd add 1/2 t Epsom Salts and 3T Dap.

I'd also add 3 crushed Vit B-complex tabs and 1/4C yeast - all 4 items boiled in a pint/.5L of water for 15-20mins before adding to the wash.
by likkerluvver
Tue May 21, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: How much molasses?
Replies: 10
Views: 3048

Re: How much molasses?

I use 1 gallon in 5 gallon batch along with 8lbs of sugar. It does not finish off dry so I'm sure I add too much sugar. But it always turns out nice and everyone seems to like it. I think I'll try one with a gallon of syrup and 5 lbs sugar and compare. 1 usg of molasses usually contains between 50-...
by likkerluvver
Tue May 21, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSSM Recipe is all I've used, But the sugar cost kills me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: UJSSM Recipe is all I've used, But the sugar cost kills

Yep! If I live to be 200, I MAY recoup the cost of my AG setup. :ebiggrin: Sugar's cheap by comparison. Tell your friends that SWMBO won't allow you to make more until her supply has been restocked. - Who knows, they might take pity on her and replenish her stock of sugar. :twisted: Those damn chick...
by likkerluvver
Tue May 21, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: heating element problem
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: heating element problem

ok what about this element http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02523-Screw-In-Foldback-Element/dp/B0006299I6/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow with this control http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C4A448I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8...
by likkerluvver
Mon May 20, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: vacuum marinade aging
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: vacuum marinade aging

The link above is for wide-mouth mason jars. This link is for regular mouth jars:

http://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-T03-000 ... y_k_text_y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Same price: $10 at Amazon.com
by likkerluvver
Mon May 20, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: vacuum marinade aging
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: vacuum marinade aging

. Are you using this on a mason jar: http://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-T03-0023-01-Wide-Mouth-Jar-Sealer/dp/B00005TN7H/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1369063838&sr=8-11&keywords=food+vacuum+sealer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow I haven't done nuking/aging but it would have the ...
by likkerluvver
Sat May 18, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpful Hints
Topic: email from Brewhaus
Replies: 703
Views: 165916

Re: email from Brewhaus

I think that that was a really nice letter from Brewhaus. They didn't have to do that. They put your interest in front of their profits. Not what I would have expected from big cops. Cudos to Brewhaus and Rick at Brewhaus. EXACTLY what I would expect from Brewhaus. Rick runs an operation there whic...
by likkerluvver
Wed May 15, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1993
Views: 272370

Re: All Bran Recipe

You will notice that some vitamins impart more off flavors than others... I no longer use them... I'm kinda stuck on 30-10-10, Epsom Salt, and baking soda at 1/2 tsp each, per gallon, instead... No need for the additional nutrients the vitamin provides... Rad, I haven't made this in a while, but I ...
by likkerluvver
Wed May 08, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Using a HERMs System to makes washes
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Using a HERMs System to makes washes

.....When distilling there is no benefit in having any un-fermentable sugar. We try to maximize fermentable sugar. I mash at 148 to 152. Mashing at 158 will produce too much un-fermentable sugar. +1 Though I mash at 64*C (147.2*F), NO mash-out, NO boil. That should get you maybe 20% higher abv than...
by likkerluvver
Sun May 05, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 3" vs 4" flute
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: 3" vs 4" flute

I've been pondering this myself as I have 20 feet of 3" DWV sitting in my garage. A crude rule of thumb for a pot-still is that: 3" is twice the cross-sectional area (and speed) of 2" 4" is twice the cross-sectional area (and speed) of 3" An approximation is that 3" will run at half the speed of pro...
by likkerluvver
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak Chips Company and useful chart
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Oak Chips Company and useful chart

Chips work QUICKER because end-grain leaches its flavours quicker, but - as some say - harsher. Also, you may have more surface area exposed to Alcohol. Fewer chips and longer time work best. Certainly a major cost factor if you're using them only once or twice with a Bourbon or UJSSM. Some add chip...
by likkerluvver
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilled water
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Distilled water

Prairiepiss wrote:I'm no longer a mentor. I don't have access to the draft I was working on.
I hadn't realized that you had been a mentor. :oops:

Maybe someone can pass on the draft if you wish to complete it :?:
by likkerluvver
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilled water
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Distilled water

Lost your jacket :?: :?: :?: ???

Sorry, I don't understand.
by likkerluvver
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilled water
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Distilled water

Ok cool, so it doesn't matter a whole what ya use to dilute for the next run? If the water is good enough to drink, it's good enough to dilute your strip. Ya just want good clean water for dilution of the final produce and iron free for fermentation? Sorry if I'm being redundant, I just like to be ...
by likkerluvver
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilled water
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Distilled water

RO or distilled are great for FINAL dilation.

I'd use your family's water for fermentation.

Your own well water will work well for diluting your strip. Cheaper and easier - AND distillation will take care of it.
by likkerluvver
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak Chips Company and useful chart
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Oak Chips Company and useful chart

These have worked well for me: http://www.brewhaus.com/Oak-Chips-Medium-Toast-P886C91.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow http://www.brewhaus.com/Oak-Chips-Heavy-Toast-P887C91.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Many claim that long stick...
by likkerluvver
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 337
Views: 125301

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I would put this product up against a bottle of Grey Goose any day of the week, and it was made in a pot still not a reflux still. Rice is such a good grain to work with, it just does not produce the esters of other grains or fruits. Happy distilling everyone! :) Sounds good to me Uncle Remus. What...
by likkerluvver
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider

Dan P. wrote: Commercial pectin treatments for home-brewers will be of little help in this instance.
Pectin treatments INCREASE the amount of methanol in an apple fermentation. Definitely NOT advised.
by likkerluvver
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider

People go blind or die when their illicit spirits have been doctored with industrial methanol by unscrupulous bootleggers. ... and my eeysghti iss ffinne :wtf: I always assume anyone here is NOT a bootlegger and DOES NOT add methanol to their hooch. Glad to hear that you don't either DJD. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: It is dangerous to ferment and distil hard aplle cider

Make a competent heads cut from the appropriately distilled low-wines and you should be fine. People go blind or die when their illicit spirits have been doctored with industrial methanol by unscrupulous bootleggers. The comparatively high methanol content of all fruit fermentations result in a low...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Carboys or Not
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Carboys or Not

Not yet! Keep it covered/undisturbed to maintain the CO2 layer and wait til the foam dies down before racking to a carboy. No need to rush it.

What temp are you keeping it?
by likkerluvver
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Thinking about brewing IPA beer and looking for info.
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: Thinking about brewing IPA beer and looking for info.

But im a very picky beer drinker and im kinda worried id never get beer as good as just buying it. I really like high ABV% of 10+ and very hoppy flavored. Being a 6-pack costs $10 for stuff i like gets expensive fast. Most of us brew beer for the same reason we distill our own - because we're very ...
by likkerluvver
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sweet Feed
Replies: 79
Views: 5682

Re: Sweet Feed

+1 - Producers Pride AG is what many prefer. Most everyone ferments sweetfeed on the grain - good for 3 or 4 generations or indefinitely if you skim off and replace the top 1/3 or 1/4 of the grains each generation. No need to add yeast either if you keep the backset addition below 38*C (100*F). - Ad...
by likkerluvver
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Hi everyone!

canuck wrote:Hi likkerluvver, lets say that I usually speak french. Think you can guess the province. :shh: I'm somewhere near the Ontario border.
Bienvenue. :wave:
Je pense que vous devez vivre au Manitoba. :crazy:
by likkerluvver
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Alcometer in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Alcometer in Canada

bellybuster wrote:Thanks LL, they don't carry them.
Wow!

Several LHBS near here carry whole distillation rigs, as well as many other distilling items and supplies.