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by firewater69
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 38
Views: 3297

Re: Mushrooms

T-Pee wrote:White field mushrooms and chantrelles. if you haven't had the pleasure of a sauteed chantrelle, you need a trip to the PNW.

tp
we have chantrelles here as well tp, if your lucky enough to find any. rare as hens teeth.
by firewater69
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 38
Views: 3297

Re: Mushrooms

we're getting freezing temps this weekend, so I gotta have another look before it hits. next week will be warmer again, so maybe it will be better then.
by firewater69
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 38
Views: 3297

Mushrooms

I found this one on the 12th, it's still early in my neck of the woods and I've never found them this early before. hopefully it will be a good year for them. I only found one but I got the fever bad now!
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by firewater69
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: All grain oat vodka?
Replies: 34
Views: 4879

Re: All grain oat vodka?

so far oats have been really easy to malt, much easier than corn. only takes about four days from soak to drying, now if I could find a source for whole wheat I'd give it a go.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180563

Re: Three Word Story

yeast go wild!
by firewater69
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5981
Views: 235261

Re: The liar's bench

I think maybe his cheese done slid off his cracker. or maybe he got a hold of some of janitor's koolade.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: All grain oat vodka?
Replies: 34
Views: 4879

Re: All grain oat vodka?

if you want to ferment off the grain I would use crimped oats, as they still have the husk on them and sparge well. have you considered malting whole oats? I have been malting them for a while now & get good conversion and pretty easy too, you could do an all oat mash if you wanted. Croweater has do...
by firewater69
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: has anyone heard of this
Replies: 19
Views: 3002

Re: has anyone heard of this

I googled it, corn rice bran & molasses. should make a fine SF style likker.
by firewater69
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10721

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

can't wait to hear how it turns out!
by firewater69
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10721

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

did you have any shells in that ferment?
by firewater69
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I CANT BELIEVE
Replies: 100
Views: 4180

Re: I CANT BELIEVE

I can't believe someone hasn't lit a match yet.
by firewater69
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: Secret Stiller Society Day (S3)
Replies: 65
Views: 8234

Re: Secret Stiller Society Day (S3)

I think it's a great idea Shine! :clap: :clap:
by firewater69
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5903
Views: 180563

Re: Three Word Story

use two jigs
by firewater69
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: S3:16
Replies: 151
Views: 14566

Re: S3:16

if you Texans put something together i'd be up for it since we're neighbors.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: S3:16
Replies: 151
Views: 14566

Re: S3:16

that's why I was wondering tp, I knew he hadn't been around or posted in a while. :(
by firewater69
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: S3:16
Replies: 151
Views: 14566

Re: S3:16

I was wondering the same thing SP.
by firewater69
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10721

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

I had a ferment with a similar smell once, turned out to be pretty good stuff.
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by firewater69
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Can you hault a fermentation?
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: Can you hault a fermentation?

we need more info, what was your recipe? and for what it's worth, the ferment will be done when it's done. so just let it roll. if you don't have patience to wait you should stagger your ferments so you always have something to run. edit: if you stop a ferment early your still may not like it very m...
by firewater69
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10721

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

attaboy!
by firewater69
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What to do with 60ft of 3/8" ID tubing?
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: What to do with 60ft of 3/8" ID tubing?

make an external coil and turn your pot still into a cm, lots of uses really. I'd at least hang on to a little of it.
by firewater69
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Malting issues
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Malting issues

MichiganCornhusker wrote:I'm absolutely no expert, but I do know what works for me.
I only soak my corn, completely under water in a bucket, overnight, for about 12-16 hours.
Then I drain it and just keep the corn damp and out of light.
+1, it works well for me. also rotate often to provide plenty of oxygen.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10721

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

keep us posted Jed, very curious to see how it goes.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Thermometers in pot stills , for and against
Replies: 45
Views: 1603

Re: Thermometers in a pot still,for or against

I run one in the vapor area of my boiler, it had a fitting there so I put one in. like shady said, it works like a gas gauge. I also have one in the vapor path on the column but only use it when I run the dephlag on a reflux run.
by firewater69
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Moonshine Season Officially Opens Today
Replies: 22
Views: 1134

Re: Moonshine Season Officially Opens Today

I malt and run year round here. it's a little more work in the winter but it's for a good cause.
by firewater69
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Multi-malt whiskey
Replies: 41
Views: 8240

Re: Multi-malt whiskey

I did a couple of pounds of a caramunich style last night(according to barley info I found on the interweb), damp oat malt @ 160° for 90 minutes, then 250° for 60 minutes. smells awesome, I'll try something else tonight, maybe a darker roast on some dry malt.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Multi-malt whiskey
Replies: 41
Views: 8240

Re: Multi-malt whiskey

thanks kiwi! I had seen that before but couldn't remember where and was getting ready to go hunting for it.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Brown film keeps appearing inside of copper still
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Brown film keeps appearing inside of copper still

quit cleaning it and let it develop a patina, a rinse is all that is needed. think of your boiler like a cast iron skillet, is has to be seasoned to work well.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Multi-malt whiskey
Replies: 41
Views: 8240

Re: Multi-malt whiskey

I have toasted crimped oats for my whiskey in the past, also used chocolate malt, crystal and roasted barley with good results. I'm looking forward to using my home malted grains. the oats are almost dried. balance is the key, I generally use 3-5% of the grain bill depending on the grain.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Lower Ph with Tang?
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Lower Ph with Tang?

I haven't seen a jar of that since the 70's, I didn't know they still made it.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Multi-malt whiskey
Replies: 41
Views: 8240

Re: Multi-malt whiskey

Thanks for the input, i'm gonna experiment with oats first as they are much faster and easier to malt than corn. I'm thinking the temps for toasting should be fairly close to those of barley, this should be a learning experience for sure.