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by punkin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Jameson?
Replies: 8
Views: 5024

Re: Jameson?

Just pour a little cold water down the length every few minutes to cool it off, you'll be rigth.... :wink:





Used to have a chocolate powered one the same.





AndKeepWorkingOnTheJamesonPunkin
by punkin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5438

Re: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?

Sorry to hijack your post, showing off rabeb2525...just hope you're getting the info you need at the same time :wink: Cruiser as you know, it's an investment that pays for itself in flavour very quickly. You won't regret an addition to the family. The little keyed alike padlocks are not for detteren...
by punkin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5438

Re: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?

If thats me you're asking they are nominal 50 actual 52 litres. Number two came at xmas this year and was immediately charged with new make ujsm and malt. Number three came in feb and is in the process of being charged and drained with ujsm and malt as a solara method to keep it up to the Bourbon Gi...
by punkin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5438

Re: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?

Truely love my barrells...


The Three sisters in all their glory.
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by punkin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Thai Terror
Replies: 87
Views: 44254

Re: Thai Terror

You are very welcome.
by punkin
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Cream base packs or fresh cream
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

Re: Cream base packs or fresh cream

Uht won't keep in the fridge any longer than any other cream once opened.

Uht should be refridgerated till cold before opening and using.

That's what it say's on the pack anyway...spose they know what they're talking about...
by punkin
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?

Been thinking about it, and i spend too much effort being right. I can't be always right, it defies logic.

Your turn to be right.

If i keep doing what i do i'll end up with spirit that has a predominant content of heads and tails and no hearts. :arrow:
by punkin
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?

Punkin nearly flat out called me a liar in his post Nah. I said your statement wasn't true. Doesn't nessercarilly make you a liar at all, there's quite a few ways someone can make an untrue statment without lying. I'm not trying to convince you to change your methods or convince anyone else to do a...
by punkin
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Im getting there!
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Im getting there!

To add to mini's comments. 1) use a plain sugar wash around 10-14% 2) strip it in a pot still or your little cooling management still without the packing or the cooling lines hooked up 3) stick it in a vm still and run it out at 95+ Then you're tasting with the big boys :wink: You'reNearlyHalfwayThe...
by punkin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?

Keeping the heads separate from the tails and adding 3 tsp. of baking soda per gallon of heads will make them condense more on the first part of the next run, thus eliminating (well maybe not eliminating but diminishing) continuously building up more and more heads in the subsequent runs. Most folk...
by punkin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: crimped copper leibig
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: crimped copper leibig

A pair of Vice-Grips set at the depth you want would be very quick and easy.

There is a condensor posted here somewhere with the same construction, apparently you can buy the copper already like that.

You'd have to make sure it'd slip back in the shell after you'd widened it....
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Cheap raw sugar
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Cheap raw sugar

I get my raw sugar in 25 kg bags for $20au. Works out at .80 cents a kilo or $1.60au for 2kg.

Not quite as cheap as that, but close enough and mine is delivered to my house by someone with tight lips :wink: :mrgreen:

But for those without that sorta connection, that's a good buy 8)
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Propane or electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 6095

Re: Propane or electric?

I would still appreciate an answer other than "depends" - that's really as much of a question as the initial question. For you personally, which would be cheaper? It'll take a while to figure it out at my own. If I could figure it out easily and quickly I would, I wouldn't have posted here. Obliged...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Propane or electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 1847

Re: Propane or electric?

I would still appreciate an answer other than "depends" - that's really as much of a question as the initial question. For you personally, which would be cheaper? It'll take a while to figure it out at my own. If I could figure it out easily and quickly I would, I wouldn't have posted here. Obliged...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: when to strip the corn......?
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: when to strip the corn......?

I hope you guys aren't wasting those tails. You can use them and collect some extra abv from them if you reuse them. 3 or 4 half gallons of 30% tails is still a fair bit of etoh when combined into a tails or feints run. I run my washes down to 20% for the mere reason that I'm concerned that if left...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: pintoshines FFMW scaled down (4 GAL)
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: pintoshines FFMW scaled down (4 GAL)

You're very welcome.
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: pintoshines FFMW scaled down (4 GAL)
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: pintoshines FFMW scaled down (4 GAL)

thats pretty impressive! are there any down sides to this? i mean 36 or so hours as apposed to a 7/8 day ferment? Downside is that it does not like to recycle on the yeast bed. Only a fresh wash each time will give fast results, if you try to use dunder and process like a ujsm on the yeast bed it w...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Official Enzyme Mashing Method Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 14631

Re: Official Enzyme Mashing Method Thread

Just to throw another cat on the fire, my alpha is optimised for 100 C temps. ie, boiling temp.

I'm with DD, the spec sheets for my (liquid) enzymes say that the alpha likes a ph round six and the gluco likes a ph under 5. This is easy to do by lowering ph just before the addition of gluco.
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4375
Views: 765925

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Whats the amount of spirits one should expect to produce from the UJSM recipe if followed exactly? ie a 20 liter wash produces how many liters of distillate? I generally get around or a little better than 1 litre of strip to 1 kilo of sugar. Where it goes from there depends on your method and cutti...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: New barrels for aging rum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: New barrels for aging rum?

How is the color of the rum? I would like a color similar to the mellow rums, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, ect. Would I be able to acheive this with a heavy toast? I use new toasted staves for my rum and the colour is akin to a bourbon or slightly lighter. I also use my oldest 50l barrell which i'm try...
by punkin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Soldering problems:(
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Soldering problems:(

SuperDavid wrote:Check out youtube..there are tons of clips on there showing from start to finish how to solder copper pipe, and it is just about as easy as it looks if you follow the way they do it. It must be easy! I managed to do it!

You got that still running yet David?

Haven't seen a report or any pics?
by punkin
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2.5" column top
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: 2.5" column top

What continent are you in mate?

If it's Australia, you could PM me about the 3" pipe. :wink:
by punkin
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Adding Feighnts to UJSM.
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Adding Feighnts to UJSM.

Either way will work, but you need to pay more attention to taste than figures. The second method is similar to what i do, i collect 30 litres or so of strip and put 3 or 4 litres of finnished wash in with it. I don't check my % of the charge when doing a spirit run, but have measured it around 48-5...
by punkin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: New barrels for aging rum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: New barrels for aging rum?

I believe a medium to heavy toast would suit you better than a light char.

I use medium toast sticks to age rum, but you wouldn't call it light rum.
by punkin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Adding Feighnts to UJSM.
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Adding Feighnts to UJSM.

Aside from a basic 4shots cut, i tip all that is not included in my cuts for the barrell, back into my low wines keg. Heads, tails, cuts left out and a bit of wash goes back in the keg, then it is topped up with strip till the next spirit run. This produces a very good product, my heads cut does not...
by punkin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Birth Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Birth Announcement

Very nice bit of gear. I'm sure you'll get better performance out of her once you have a couple runs under your belt and a better charge of good low ines. I reckon you'll still get a bit of water out in a cleaning run if you put enough heat in, as you saw with the tails it's a reduction rather than ...
by punkin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Propane or electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 6095

Re: Propane or electric?

Not a hard question for me, i get propane for free and electricity for half price, so gas it is... Your numbers (original and only question) will be different from everyone elses, and different again for yourself depending on your local economy and how smart you are. For instance, and i don't really...
by punkin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Propane or electric?
Replies: 42
Views: 1847

Re: Propane or electric?

Not a hard question for me, i get propane for free and electricity for half price, so gas it is... Your numbers (original and only question) will be different from everyone elses, and different again for yourself depending on your local economy and how smart you are. For instance, and i don't really...
by punkin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: any of you run UJSM once slow pot distilled?

If you save your heads and run down into low teen tails and save those, then add them to your next batch in the still...

You will have a more rounded, complex whiskey...whether single or double run.


Oh, and a lot more body :wink:








You'reRobbingYourselfWithAllThatWastePunkin
by punkin
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: First Timer with Rye Whiskey Questions..
Replies: 31
Views: 2339

Re: First Timer with Rye Whiskey Questions..

I was thinking along the lines of JD when i read the post last night. By all means try the 'distress age' thing, but put equal amounts of oak in an equal sample of spirit and just allow it to get some substantial amounts of breathing now and then so you just plain have something to compare apples to...