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by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: CONDENSER SAFETY
Replies: 38
Views: 3286

Re: CONDENSER SAFETY

https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Safety Don't distill in a closed room. Try and keep some through-draught (eg both a window and door open). Distilling can produce some nasty smelling fumes. Once you turn the heat on you will likely get some off smelling vapor. It's one of the reasons you wan...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Distilling.com: Mash Chemistry 101
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Distilling.com: Mash Chemistry 101

https://distilling.com/distillermagazine/mash-chemistry-101/ Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. A refresher on a seemingly familiar topic can be… well, refreshing. Mash chemistry is one of those topics that a lot of folks feel like they have a solid handle on. Seems easy, doesn’t it? Take...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Artisan Spirit Magazine: Flavor in Whiskey/Gin
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Artisan Spirit Magazine: Flavor in Whiskey/Gin

"Keeping it in: The flavor of Whiskey or the Gin" By Gary Spedding PhD of BDAS labs https://issuu.com/artisanspiritmag/docs/artisanspirit_issue029_web/108 The idea of this article is to cover fixatives in the spirits industry. It does this via a scientific background in understanding the chemical ba...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A Deep Appreciation for HD Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: A Deep Appreciation for HD Forum

I've been here a while and I still learn new things all the time. I appreciate everyone involved. And I do what I can to give back - at least that's my theory.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Gelatinizing Cornmeal with Enzymes
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Gelatinizing Cornmeal with Enzymes

Gelatinization and saccharification are different things. Gelatinization is about heat, water and time. It's about getting the starches to expand so that the enzymes can process them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starch_gelatinization Corn requires a higher temp for gelatinization than barley. Do i...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Scum film came out of barrel
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: Scum film came out of barrel

Campden tablets are only effective for a few days. For longer term let the barrel dry out then rehydrate before you use it.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How long do you ferment?
Replies: 25
Views: 2126

Re: How long do you ferment?

Ian's book is really more about making a neutral than a more flavorful spirit. So for that purpose reducing esters is a good thing. Shortening fermentation time also helps reduce fusel oils and higher alcohols, reducing flavor also. There's a post out there about someone taking a pro distilling cour...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: is Rad's dilution Calculator correct / accurate?
Replies: 59
Views: 2976

Re: is Rad's dilution Calculator correct / accurate?

This is what the pros use: https://www.katmarsoftware.com/alcodens.htm

Edit: I added a couple different place's calculators at the bottom of the calculator page. The Distillique one has a bunch of good ones - from mashing to dilution.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Kettle souring with Lactobacilius
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: Kettle souring with Lactobacilius

I think that your tests are good for us to understand if the standard process is bad for distilling or not. It's not sounding great so far. I have a couple ideas to try and maybe we'll see if they help or not. It might just be a very little lacto goes a long way for distillers vs Brewers. And thanks...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Kettle souring with Lactobacilius
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: Kettle souring with Lactobacilius

Another article on hot to do it, this time from Michael Tonsmeire: https://byo.com/article/overnight-acidification/
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung

https://apnews.com/1cae3f3eac884e318ea50796d9681015
They described the gin’s flavor as “lovely, wooded, almost spicy, earthy” and one that changes subtly with the seasons and location.

FYI - I'm a NOPE on this.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to distillation:
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: New to distillation:

Welcome! Start with the Beginner's Guide and then go from there. Don't worry about posting and asking questions, you'll get used to it.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Are stubs encouraged?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Are stubs encouraged?

A really short entry that doesn't cover a lot. A good example of a full entry is: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Barrel A stub would be: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/White_wine There's a lot more that someone could write up about White Wine but at least there is something there.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process
Replies: 36
Views: 4139

Re: Esters from Lime salts - using sulfuric acid; process

Great write up and great results. Good job on all the research & experimentation. This is really cool you got the results you wanted.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Ester Page updated
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Ester Page updated

Updated with a bunch of stuff. I hope that it's getting clearer and people are understanding the story even though it's really complex.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Are stubs encouraged?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Are stubs encouraged?

Sorry for missing this. Stub are fine. They might encourage others to pick it up and add more content.
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Clarification of wash before distilling - By Arroyo
Replies: 42
Views: 4066

Re: Clarification of wash before distilling - By Arroyo

Remnants of molasses clarification:
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Distilling Media (Magazines, Podcasts, etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Distilling Media (Magazines, Podcasts, etc)

pope wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Think there's any more harm in subscribing to one of these publications?
None whatsoever. There is nothing illegal about it. How many people have you heard of getting busted for more serious stuff like drugs for subscribing to High Times?
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Distilling Media (Magazines, Podcasts, etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Distilling Media (Magazines, Podcasts, etc)

Added a couple more links. I believe that "Distilled Sunshine" is one of us - I see several posts that follow posts here. If so you're doing a good job & thanks. Distilling Craft is back with Season 2. Devin Mills is no longer part of it. If you haven't listened to Season 1 you should. If you know o...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Consolidating a hyperlink
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Consolidating a hyperlink

Yes - Use this as the only thing on the page: #REDIRECT [[Redirected Page]]

Example page: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.ph ... edirect=no
by Single Malt Yinzer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Bourbon legally defined, Sec. 5.22
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Bourbon legally defined, Sec. 5.22

https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Spirit_Style_Guide#US_TTB_Standards_of_Identity For bourbon there is no time standard. One second is enough for it to be legally called bourbon. For "Straight" bourbon it has to be in a barrel for two years. For BiB (Bottled in Bond) it has to be 4 years & ot...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Barmuze
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Barmuze

http://cvatinfo.com/2018/06/03/cavitation-technologies-inc-announces-the-completion-of-the-agreement-with-alchemy-beverages-inc/ http://www.ctinanotech.com/ CTi designs and manufactures state-of-the-art, flow-through, robust, hydrodynamic cavitation-based devices and systems http://www.cameovodka.co...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Barmuze
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Barmuze

I believe that this is an ultrasonic device. Based on this video: (The part where they show the laser shining through bubbles) https://vimeo.com/362833318 And this text from the image below: "Alcohol is turned into nanoparticles for a fraction of a second" https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/026/693/48...
by Single Malt Yinzer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Bust in South Carolina
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Bust in South Carolina

The scene is straight out of moonshiners:
https://nypost.com/2019/10/29/moonshine ... -carolina/
by Single Malt Yinzer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: American whiskeys leave behind a web-like pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: American whiskeys leave behind a web-like pattern

That's really weird. I can't wait to see why it happens. Thanks for sharing this OtisT!
by Single Malt Yinzer
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Wiki Editors
Topic: Calculators page
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: Calculators page

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Updated for aesthetics. Should be easier to understand the pages with multiple calculators on it.