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by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Re: Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive

That's even better. It's also the nicest thing anyone has ever called me that started with D.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Re: Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive

Thanks! That would be funny, I would love it.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists Journal - Archive

Stephen hits it out of the park with this one: https://www.bostonapothecary.com/jamaic ... t-journal/

It's a collection of JAST journals with tons of great info in them. There's a lot to go through. If you find something good please post it.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Inu A Kena: When is an Agricole (rum) Not an Agricole?
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Inu A Kena: When is an Agricole (rum) Not an Agricole?

https://inuakena.com/2016/09/08/when-is-an-agricole-not-an-agricole/ Lately I’ve seen two American-made cane spirits being sold as either “agricole” or “agricole style” rum. Both are made from what they term “evaporated cane juice”. To the uninitiated, this seems logical enough—rhum agricole is made...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Bloomberg: That Expensive Japanese Whisky May Be Mostly Scotch
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Bloomberg: That Expensive Japanese Whisky May Be Mostly Scotch

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-19/that-expensive-japanese-whisky-may-be-mostly-scotch “To say that whisky-­making regulations in Japan are loose is a major understatement,” says Stefan van Eycken, author of Whisky Rising: The Definitive Guide to the Finest Whiskies and Distillers of...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: European corn source?
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: European corn source?

Try looking for cornmeal or polenta. For what you need it you should be able to find enough at a local store.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Mike from American Pickers - image of a still on his shirt
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Mike from American Pickers - image of a still on his shirt

I was watching it tonight and he was wearing a shirt with a drawing of a still with a worm in tub condenser. Wonder if he's on here...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: what retuns to the boiler on a reflux column?
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: what retuns to the boiler on a reflux column?

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by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: History of the Continuous column still: Plates, trays, bubble caps
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: History of the Continuous column still: Plates, trays, bubble caps

Continuous improvement! :thumbup:

As I don't run this type of column I never thought of that. Having multiple inputs, different temps, different heights would screw up equilibrium. Your method is way easier.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: History of the Continuous column still: Plates, trays, bubble caps
Replies: 3
Views: 625

History of the Continuous column still: Plates, trays, bubble caps

https://renegaderum.com/element/plates-trays-and-bubble-caps/ Another one from Renegade Rum - The history and science of the Continuous Column still. FYI: They are discussing their particular still, other stills will vary with materials/sizes/plate types/etc. Continuous, Column, Patent, or Coffey St...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: The Adam's Still - Origins of the Double retort rum still
Replies: 0
Views: 2016

The Adam's Still - Origins of the Double retort rum still

https://renegaderum.com/element/the-adam-still/ Really good write up with history and a little science. Édouard Adam, of Rouen in northwest France, though illiterate, attended the chemistry lectures of Professor Laurent Solimani in Montpellier. Adam applied the principles of the Woulfe Bottle to dis...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How long is too long to let mash sit?
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: How long is too long to let mash sit?

In case you're wondering "Is it safe?" - treat it like a Seasoned dunder pit: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.ph ... Pit_Safety

Distilling will kill everything we know of bacteria/yeast wise. What you'll get out will be safe to drink. If it tastes good is a different discussion.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How long is too long to let mash sit?
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: How long is too long to let mash sit?

As long as it is not an open ferment or has a bad seal you should be good for as long as you want. This issue is that bacteria (namely acetobacter) will turn alcohol into vinegar in the presence of oxygen. The sour smell you describe doesn't sound good but you can run it anyhow to see.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Ditch water whisky....
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Ditch water whisky....

You don't need to boil, you can dump a couple camden tablets in it to kill anything in it. You'll need to give it a few days before you use it for fermenting to so the tablets don't kill the yeast.

https://blog.eckraus.com/add-campden-tablets-to-wine
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Replaced the old home page with the wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Replaced the old home page with the wiki

I added a "Join Now" button to the top row of links. I'm hoping that people will see that one and not the one at the top right. It's NOT a good solution but we'll see how it works out.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: using a ulwd element to gelatinize corn
Replies: 27
Views: 1680

Re: using a ulwd element to gelatinize corn

Gravity fed version:


Fully automated system:
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: using a ulwd element to gelatinize corn
Replies: 27
Views: 1680

Re: using a ulwd element to gelatinize corn

Screw auger through a heat tunnel set so that it takes X minutes to travel through it into a crossflow HX. You could use one tube so it's easy to clean and sanitize. It would probably have to be pretty long, but maybe not.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Replaced the old home page with the wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Replaced the old home page with the wiki

So I think I am seeing an issue - people are signing up as a Wiki editor thinking it's the forum. That might be why we're seeing multiple new people as editors on the wiki.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 31
Views: 11924

Re: Wiki

Note added
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 31
Views: 11924

Re: Wiki

You did good. I will look at it and clean anything up if needed. Sorry the index page redirect didn't work. I am not able to test so I can't tell if it works or not. For the buttons it doesn't matter the format. The thing is they should be a consistent size so it looks good. That's the issue I have ...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 4720

Re: Suggestions?

also the calc link does not work from the Wiki or from the " handy Links" bottom area. The link is going to a page that isn't working (hdps_menu_calcs.php). I changed the one on the Wiki to point to the calc directory so that the calc pages are there albeit not very pretty. The default HTML main pa...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions?
Replies: 27
Views: 4720

Re: Suggestions?

Link to the Wiki on the menu bar or Quick Links.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Adding Tails
Replies: 56
Views: 6629

Re: Adding Tails

Tails are not dunder. Shady's right - Dunder is the stillage left in the boiler after a run.

https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Dunder
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Adding Tails
Replies: 56
Views: 6629

Re: Adding Tails

There's two times you can add tails to a wash: 1) When the fermentation starts 2) When you put it in the boiler to distill 1) This is done to enhance esters. Fatty acids provide FAN (free ammonia nitrate). The fatty acids are absorbed by the yeast to build cell walls. Through enzymes fatty acids are...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Downtime coming up soon
Replies: 9
Views: 5546

Re: Downtime coming up soon

Just happened to me - The URL was modfied from: https://homedistiller.org/forum/search.php?search_id=active_topics to: https://homedistiller.org/bigshed/forum/search.php?search_id=active_topics The page did not load & gave this error: Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Wiki
Replies: 31
Views: 11924

Re: Wiki

You can redirect the main page even if you can't setup the wiki as the default page. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html lang="en"><head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=//https://homedistiller....
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: What is a fixative? How do we use them?
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

What is a fixative? How do we use them?

Fixatives are used in Gin, Amaro, Absinthe and other flavored spirits. What are they? Fixatives reduce the volatility of other ingredients so that their aromas last longer. For spirits the most common fixatives are Angelica and Orris root. Others include grains of paradise and cubeb pepper. https://...