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by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5158
Views: 347166

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Redgreen2002-----arrrrrrrhhh.....
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5158
Views: 347166

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I'll let you guess...lol
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Old Bourbon Flavor
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Old Bourbon Flavor

Great little read...bourbon is one of my favourite drinks and I always search for ones that are not available in my neck of the woods.
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Canada!!
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Hello from Canada!!

East coast or Best coast..I mean west coast?
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: back pourch still camo.... sort of
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Re: back pourch still camo.... sort of

I've been doing this under my back porch for a couple of years now. Wrapped the outsides with a big blue tarp. To keep the looky loos from seeing what's going on.(I name my little hobby "Blue Tarp Distillery". Lol.... I'm thinking of buying a pop up canopy 10x10.. The kind you see at farmers markets...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whos running what right now?
Replies: 300
Views: 18440

Re: whos running what right now?

Had lots of squeezed apples/ pomace type of mix in a huge primary...racked off just about 5 gallons from that, and then let it sit...squeezed out another 3 1/2 gallons via a paint strainer and a small fruit press...it's very cloudy, so I'll let it sit for a week...I'll see where it's at next week......
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

As I mentioned in my other thread, "Apple mash" I've been mis reading my hydrometer. It is 1.010. Not 1.100.sorry...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another Hello From Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Another Hello From Canada

Another west coaster here..welcome
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mashed apples
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Mashed apples

It's 1.010 I've been reading it incorrectly, sorry folks
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mashed apples
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Mashed apples

shadylane--- I haven't even pitched the yeast yet and it's at 1.100... I think that's how you read it, isn't it?
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Hello from Canada

East coast or Best Coast...I mean West coast...lol
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mashed apples
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Mashed apples

I racked off almost 5 gallons of juice from an apple press... just from letting it sit in the pails alone with the mush it separated. No yeast, no Camden-sp? no anything. Got my Hydrometer-- correct spelling this time- and got a 1.100 reading.... I'd say it's good to go. Thinking, if I add a pkg of ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

Cranky-- sound like you've got the just of it... I softened up the apples by boiling them down in a big o pot....I used a drill with the "shredding" attachment on it to crush/mash up the apples when they got soft. I added the sugar...and let it go for a bit...I had fermenter with cool water in it......
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

thanks jb...

below is my rye.... I think she's ready
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

Mikey-moo....you are correct...it's a hydrometer...lol.... update-- I filtered off my mush with some painting bags.... had my boy hold them open just in case. Poured back the liquid into the primary and it's still bubbling away.... I guess I jumped the gun a bit. But on a side note, the HYDROMETER t...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

Bushman...the hygrometer I have reads Brix too... Potential Alcohol, and SP.GR all at 60 degrees F.
I'll head out in the morning and buy some Bean O too.....
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Re: Hygrometer reading

it was kinda pulpy....not a clear sample by any means.... I used about 25 pound of apples, 7 pounds sugar... and topped it off at 5 gallons. 1 pkg yeast...
I could filter it again-- if need be...strain it out....
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hygrometer reading
Replies: 17
Views: 1030

Hygrometer reading

I've been fermenting some apples and sugar for about a week now.... I used a wine/beer hygrometer to see what kind of reading I get. It came out 1.2 which is off the chart-- the chart being the little script of paper that came with the hygrometer. If I'm reading this correctly, I should have a poten...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Canadian Distiller
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: New Canadian Distiller

hey hey...another one from the Best Coast.... I mean left coast...lol.... PM me .... lets chat
gg
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Who knew there were "barn finds" for drinkers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Who knew there were "barn finds" for drinkers?

I was lucky enough to get all of my dad's old stuff that he collected and kept in the cellar after he passed away. My brother doesn't drink, nor does my sister, so it was all mine. Bottles were near 40 years old... Vecchia Romana Cognac, Galliano, Anisett (with the dancing ballerina) Aquavit from Ba...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5158
Views: 347166

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I haven't been on for a while....I feel like I'm out of the loop! I haven't had the opportunity to do anything since the beginning of the year...near February... I friend gave me about 80 pounds of apples, so I've mashed that down and added some sugar to it. Threw down some yeast and let it go...so ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: old mash-vinegar smell
Replies: 3
Views: 462

old mash-vinegar smell

I think I've left it sitting too long-- didn't have a chance to run it and it's smelling a bit like vinegar.... should I run it still??? This hasn't ever happened to me before.....

comments please...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed May 04, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Score! 30 gal curtec wide mouth drums
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Score! 30 gal curtec wide mouth drums

I got two that were full of liquid malt.. From a local home brew shop for 20 bucks...total. Great for the big batches
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Belize trip rum factory photos
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Belize trip rum factory photos

Bushman-- it didn't look too organized...lots of product though....
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Yukon distillery
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Yukon distillery

Brother-in-law brought me down a bottle prior to our trip South. Anyone had it or comments? I haven't opened it yet...saving it for an occasion worth drinking up...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Belize trip rum factory photos
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Belize trip rum factory photos

Just got back from a cruise through Cozumel, Belize and Honduras. Weather was great, flight could have been less turbulent...I've never seen plastic bags being handed out by flight attendants for puking in...but this trip had it! Attached are some photos of the rum factory in Belize. Nothing great i...
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Possible Jagermeister recipe. Colouring advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 25787

Re: Possible Jagermeister recipe. Colouring advice?

you wont' need the wallnuts with the given recipe...comes out nice and black....just like the real thing....trust me..the rootbeer extract does the job
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1575
Views: 100063

Re: What is everyone drinking?

freshly made Jagermiester....on ice...and the sun is out!!!lol
gg
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy from BC, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Howdy from BC, Canada

can't have too many of us Canucks here...welcome and have fun...
gg
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Hello from Canada

another canuck...can't have too many of us around here...lol...welcome and enjoy...ask ask ask... but make sure you read first!!! cheers
gg