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by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Green Walnut Liquor
Replies: 47
Views: 5160

Re: Green Walnut Liquor

I made this Nocino in the early summer with some neutral that I had in the cellar from a few years ago. My son's friends dad has a huge tree and they were ready for the picking... I've got an old Italian recipe book stays its have to collect them when they are still green and soft. Traditionally, th...
by Grappa-Gringo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Pot's Grape wash
Replies: 21
Views: 9403

Re: Pot's Grape wash

I've been running Grape washes for several years... makes for a cheap grappa so to speak. I have 4 vines that are at the end of the yard that are about 40 years old, and prolific providers of grapes every year. They are white Concord grapes... "Uva Americana"... my dad used to say....I've mentioned ...
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Buongiorno
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Buongiorno

è bello averti con noi! Se fossi in te, inizierei con un semplice Sugar Wash. Puoi trovare la ricetta su questo sito. Sto usando Google translate, perché non so scrivere un italiano corretto. Mi è stato insegnato Dialetto de trevisan. Tienici informati.
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1068
Views: 160192

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Quick informational question re gin ingredients-- I'm planning on doing a Gin- but looking over the threads I can't find what I'm looking for, are the ingredients crushed or kept whole if they are put in a gin basket.... I'm thinking you'd get more flavor with crushed, but I don't know, thus I ask.....
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5158
Views: 347160

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

After close to 2 years of not distilling, I set up the "old lady" and did a vinegar wash to clean it out and check for leakage. 100% clean and no leakage. Cleaned her out, and started with about 6 gallons of old fermented grape juice and ran it hard and fast! (a cheap version of grappa without doing...
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Buongiorno
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Buongiorno

Anchio sono Italiano, pero no e sonno in Italia.... mi parenti vien di Treviso... Crespano del Grappa...parlo Trevisan!
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114524

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Hello there Cranky and all the other old timers...
Yup...It's me.... been a long time...work and kids got in the way. I'm almost retired so I'm getting back to having fun!
I'm glad to be back-- need more time to read!!
thanks for the welcome return!
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114524

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Getting back to the Kousa Dogwood fruit... the city planted 2 of these trees on the boulevard outside my house about 20 years ago... I knew they were edible via an old lady who walked by everyday with her dog...with age come knowledge lol... I always thought they had a "blah" taste and weren't worth...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: plums and plum pits
Replies: 2
Views: 228

plums and plum pits

Good day to all.... was given 30lbs of plums... wife and I split them and are putting them in the freezer... Anyone know any good recipes involving the pits? I remember somewhere something about apricot pits....same thing?? I can always defrost the ones in the freezer and deal with them at a later t...
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Hello From Canada

Welcome...judging from your handle, we're close to each other.... if you need to chat, maybe I can help you out. Cheers
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: heading to UK Germany and Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 290

heading to UK Germany and Scotland

Sorry for posting in Welcome center....didn't know where to put it.... Heading off on holiday to UK, Germany and back to UK (Scotland)... exploring and sampling...heavy on the sampling..lol...
Catch up with everyone in the Fall.
GG
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu May 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: just checking in
Replies: 2
Views: 318

just checking in

Hey there gang... It's been a long time since dropping any information or touching base with you lot. Work schedule hasn't allowed me to do much in terms of distilling, as did the horrible winter we had. No fun freezing your butt watching your pot boil. Got to build me a vented shed of some sort! I'...
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: portable induction stove
Replies: 5
Views: 845

portable induction stove

Hey there everyone... been awhile since I've posted anything...so here we go: Has anyone used a portable induction stove as a heat source? Local hardware store had some on sale and I was wondering if it would be able to heat up a 5 gal or even a 10 gal beer keg? The diameter across the top doesn't s...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member from Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: New member from Canada

welcome aboard....out on the best coast ...I mean, west coast...lol....ask, read, and do more reading....lol...cheers
gg
by Grappa-Gringo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: Hello from Canada

from a fellow Canuck... the shoulder seasons are the best to brew...not to hot...and depending where you are, not too cold.... hate standing outside in the cold watching it drip...lol
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: Frustrated- low% on final product

NZChris-- to knock it down... dilute it? and then reheat it up? safe to do I guess once it's diluted, correct?
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shrimping and fishing
Replies: 91
Views: 7533

Re: Shrimping and fishing

They aren't salmon, but they were fun to catch with the boy....his first trout...breakfast of champions.
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: Frustrated- low% on final product

quick update on this: Its been sitting since September 8th. First reading was as follows batch #1 1.130--- I know...very high batch #2 1.08 todays readings, after adding B12's and more yeast at various times is the following: batch # 1 1.120 still too high batch #2 1.01 Both batches very different i...
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: Frustrated- low% on final product

just to clarify... I'm not asking anyone to read my mind -- this is almost getting out of hand. What I meant by bubbles, is that the bubbling of the fermentation has stopped. Maybe not all of the sugar has fermented, true... but for the last two batches, I've let it sit for over two weeks. I've heat...
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: Frustrated- low% on final product

Pikey.... I don't know what's wrong...I've been doing the same thing over and over...and in the past....positive results....that's why I asked the forum.

Shadylane... no more bubbles happening..thus the ferment is done...that's how I usually gage it....
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Re: Frustrated- low% on final product

Hey there, so on the hydrometer, it is a PROOF and TRALLES... I believe its the correct one...been using this for as long as I've been distilling. I do the reading shortly after it comes out of the Liebig...fresh, so to speak. On average, 8lbs sugar for 5gal batch. and No, I didn't measure the "pre-...
by Grappa-Gringo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Frustrated- low% on final product
Replies: 34
Views: 1581

Frustrated- low% on final product

Ok, so, I've now completed 3 different runs,,, 2 birdwatchers and 1 COB... and all three have had low % in the outflow. What I mean is that I measure the % and it only starts at just above 40%, and then goes lower as per usual. These are all 5 gallon batches, all with baking yeast and 1/2 can of tom...
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shrimping and fishing
Replies: 91
Views: 7533

Re: Shrimping and fishing

My nephew and his wife each caught 21+lbs salmon the last two days up by Pender Harbour. They sure are running!
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1993
Views: 267775

Re: All Bran Recipe

I've been looking all over for an answer but can't find it. Rad's All bran recipe... does it have a flavor? or is it just a sugarwash neutral type of thing??? He doesn't have a email or PM box next to his name otherwise I would have asked him. I'm thinking of running a batch, but want to know what t...
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: What's Everyone Doing Today? Me, First Rum
Replies: 44
Views: 5521

Re: What's Everyone Doing Today? Me, First Rum

3 1/2 litres of gin...averaging 45%
by Grappa-Gringo
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ginger Liquour
Replies: 113
Views: 19974

Re: Ginger Liquour

Could you describe the cold filtering method?
by Grappa-Gringo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Not home distilled, but
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: Not home distilled, but

I was given a gift a few years back of that stuff... good stuff...I thought. Not high end, but I've never had high end, so I don't know. I was told that its middle ground.
by Grappa-Gringo
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G'day from the great white north
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: G'day from the great white north

left coaster out here....welcome welcome welcome......jump on in, the water's warm...
cheers
gg
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Reverse-engineering an old rye
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Reverse-engineering an old rye

I'd try it.... I found some stuff my dad had hidden away and tried it...wickedly potent! I could only imagine that it was a gin of some sort, as the juniper berries are still intact in the bottom of the bottle.
by Grappa-Gringo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1185
Views: 62617

BIRTHDAY WISHES

This is a big one for me...the big 5-0..... yikes.... this is a photo of something my buddies got me. I'm sure something similar will be going around to all of my friends as we all turn
50 this year...Thanks for the well wishes folks... I appreciate it...