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by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Preparing for summer: summer gin
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: Preparing for summer: summer gin

You can get Rhubarb root. Also called Turkey Rhubarb root. Try amazon or Herbco or just google it. Great flavor for gins or amaros and such. As a straight tincture it's pretty good.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?
Replies: 57
Views: 4408

Re: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?

LWTCS wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:34 am
So much so that I couldn't resist
You show a lot of potentiometer.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Corona virus etc. and handwash.
Replies: 316
Views: 18204

Re: Corona virus etc. and handwash.

And if you don't have a mask here's a great improvised idea: https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/cjaysa ... underwear/
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?
Replies: 57
Views: 4408

Re: Still Dragon 240v Controller Fine Tuning?

I have one. Really wasn't hard to wire up. No issues with controlling it. I don't have a column though. I had a premade one burnout. I've been using the SD one for about a year or so now without any issues .
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ideas for Single Malt
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Ideas for Single Malt

Dude - make what ya want. Please don't feel limited by labels. US-05 is my default. It makes great flavors. I use honey malt to add a heavier malt flavor. Add in some peated malt to add character. There's a ton of other malts to add. If you want lighten it up add wheat. Sweeter - add corn. Big list:...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ideas for Single Malt
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Ideas for Single Malt

thecroweater wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:05 am
Some of this is the semantics of commercial interests ei single malt as opposed to blended malt.
100% that. It's product differentiation to charge more for something.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ideas for Single Malt
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Ideas for Single Malt

You can make anything you want. I'm only stating if you call something Single Malt the expectation is that it's made with just malted barley per tradition. Think of it like this - if I juiced apples and called it ketchup would you agree? No. If I froze orange juice and called it ice cream would you ...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ideas for Single Malt
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Ideas for Single Malt

Just to clarify - Single Malt is 100% Barley. If you add all other grains it won't be Single Malt. You can make an All Malt Whiskey with other malted grains.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_malt_whisky
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Here we go a 'soxhleting' - or food for thought
Replies: 30
Views: 3091

Re: Here we go a 'soxhleting' - or food for thought

Video of how a soxhlet works for those curious:
It's a little weird but it get the idea across.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Corona virus etc. and handwash.
Replies: 316
Views: 18204

Re: Corona virus etc. and handwash.

I looked for the Caprylyl Glycol on the web but couldn't find anywhere to buy it (preferably in Australia). The important part to the sanitizer is the alcohol. The Glycol is an extra sanitizer. The glycerin is to make it thicker so it's easier to use and stays on the surface longer before it evapor...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Corona virus etc. and handwash.
Replies: 316
Views: 18204

Re: Corona virus etc. and handwash.

You can make your own hand sanitizer. Neutral plus Caprylyl Glycol and Glycerin mixed to 60% ABV. Caprylyl Glycol and Glycerinare easily obtainable.

https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/wha ... -sanitizer
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Here we go a 'soxhleting' - or food for thought
Replies: 30
Views: 3091

Re: Here we go a 'soxhleting' - or food for thought

Good timing. I just got a heating mantle. Getting a soxhlet is next on my list. I want to make tinctures to experiment with for amaro and bitters. I expect/hope that this will speed up the testing process.

What are you using for a water pump?
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Punchdrink.com: What’s Singular About American Single Malt?
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Punchdrink.com: What’s Singular About American Single Malt?

https://punchdrink.com/articles/whats-singular-about-american-single-malt-whiskey/ “What exactly are we looking for?” That was the question on everyone’s mind as we sat down to sample 25 expressions of American single malt, a onetime curiosity that has since evolved into a booming category in the cr...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Failed Spirits (taste nothing like you expected in a bad way)
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Failed Spirits (taste nothing like you expected in a bad way)

I've been using Orange Creole corn for some bourbons. The corn has an infection and it just tastes horrible. The worst part is that just as the foreshots end and the heads start there's an incredibly wonderful aromatic that comes across for a few short seconds. Then it dies. The flavor is horrible.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermentation Log
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Fermentation Log

Fermentation Log.pdf Updated. Question: Do you list your nutrients, buffers in the ingredients section or as notes in the ferment section? In the notes below though I guess you could do either one. I changed the multiple temps thing. I added a notes area to the mashing section so you can put what y...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermentation Log
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Fermentation Log

Let me know what you think. I'm open to any changes.

{File deleted, see update below}
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Use of Two Yeasts in Whiskey Run? experiences? Beer + Daddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Use of Two Yeasts in Whiskey Run? experiences? Beer + Daddy

What you're doing and why you're doing it is right. For bigger batches I'll use one yeast for flavor, pitch it at a normal level, then pitch a small amount of a higher attenuator. Others will wait a day or two then pitch the high attenuator. For me it's EC1118. Smaller batches I don't think that mat...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: High ester yeast for whiskey
Replies: 94
Views: 18037

Re: High ester yeast for whiskey

Belle Saison, in making sour beers... I would love to hear results that people had using yeasts like Belgians and hefewisse yeasts. I just used a Belle Saison for a high rye mash. My next rum will be a Kveik. Have any of you used wine yeasts in your ferments. Many read like they produce various est...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Grain infections
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Grain infections

So I bought some corn from a farmer. I have no idea what infection is present but WOW it smells like a massive butyric acid bacteria infection. Krausen is slimy and persistent. I'm letting it ferment out to see what happens. I don't think it will be ok but you never know. So the lesson here - your g...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Ball vs Butterfly Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Ball vs Butterfly Valve

Ball valves work better for solids, otherwise it doesn't matter in my experience.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: 4four6 is opening January 18th
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: 4four6 is opening January 18th

The food trucks are the best thing to happen to Sharpsburg. The empanada truck is my favorite. With the breweries and now 4four6 there's a good night life now.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: 4four6 is opening January 18th
Replies: 3
Views: 667

4four6 is opening January 18th

https://4four6distillery.com/

They are in Sharpsburg right across the river from Pittsburgh.

by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 900 tons of barley
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: 900 tons of barley

I'm gonna need a bigger still.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Re: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains

they're now starting to sound more like a sourdough/kombucha/kefir culture. Just a pot full of healthy microbes to bring flavor to our world. That is really what it is. Nothing magical about it. Will a dunder pit come back to life after days/weeks/months of neglect or is it a daily maintenance orde...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Refractometer and alcoholmeter
Replies: 24
Views: 2053

Re: Refractometer and alcoholmeter

If you use one use it consistently. I'm a refractometer person for the mash and hydrometer for the low and high wines.

https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Hydrometer
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Made some updates
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Made some updates

Thank you! The more we can get the better. If you have any questions on anything or if you want to coordinate anything post it in this forum. The "talk" function of the wiki is really weak and doesn't really notify anyone.

Again - thanks for stepping up!
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Re: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains

Would adding fresh molasses/sugar help get it started? Yes. Some in the rum world to feed dunder pits fruits and other sugar/flavorings. It's important so that it doesn't mold over. do you see gravity continue to drop after primary fermentation is complete? Yes. It can go below 1 due to the presenc...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Re: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains

So everyone realizes that you can do what you want - just think about what you're trying to accomplish with your methods. The way I do it is that I let the commercial yeast eat up most of the sugar, 2-4 days. Then I add a small amount of seasoned dunder - say 1 cup to a 5 gallon wash. It doesn't tak...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Re: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains

There's no laws when using dunder. For what you're trying to do it's working so keep at it. Boiling will kill pretty much everything but spores can survive. I wouldn't consider it huge thing as they won't have much time to grow. For greatest effect I would put it in at the start of the ferment so th...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Re: Inoculating dunder with lambic strains

For me seasoned dunder is about bacteria, pH, nutrients and wild yeast. If you want to pitch a commercial yeast just pitch it in the wash before you add the seasoned dunder. After a run there won't be much sugar left for any yeast to grow. If you toss in a commercial yeast it will either die or not ...