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by Clamsmasha
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 366
Views: 27959

Re: No Mash No sugar

I just put down a 50ish litre wash for the Angel yeasties to eat. 11.4kg total 7kg corn 2kg wheat .7kg triticale .7kg oat. .5kg barley .5kg Gambrinus honey malt I had to use a blender so it’s between talcum powder and polenta (bit of both). I poured a 25lt boiler of 90c+ water on and left it for 30m...
by Clamsmasha
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Simple Asian rice alcohol
Replies: 34
Views: 2568

Re: Simple Asian rice alcohol

Thank you for putting this up my friend. I just got some yeast balls on a whim...waiting for my Angel starter to arrive and war gaming some little jars of different grain. I did a few cups of rice in the cooker and pitched the rhizo balls. Gotta say it went pretty nuclear and it is super boozy after...
by Clamsmasha
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...

I'd like to try some different wood too. Acacia for sure... Maybe birch....

Yesterday I made a 50/50 blend of the reflux spirit and the pot run I had on American heavy toast. It was very nice and drinkable... More complex and less hot and spicy than the straight pot jar.
by Clamsmasha
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mash with ANGEL YEAST
Replies: 40
Views: 1765

Re: Mash with ANGEL YEAST

Ahhh gotcha my bad - I've been studying koji recently and picked up a bread proofer to culture my own for both cooking and fermenting/conversion. I guess it's the culture temp that is more critical depending on whether you mean to ferment starches or proteins and yes I believe the Angel yeast has c...
by Clamsmasha
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mash with ANGEL YEAST
Replies: 40
Views: 1765

Re: Mash with ANGEL YEAST

I’ve been reading around on this a bit and it seems pretty easy to dry and store. You can start off the trub too. The difference is that the added enzymes would not be replaced though It seems that these moulds make their own amylase...
by Clamsmasha
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mash with ANGEL YEAST
Replies: 40
Views: 1765

Re: Mash with ANGEL YEAST

Ahhh gotcha my bad - I've been studying koji recently and picked up a bread proofer to culture my own for both cooking and fermenting/conversion. I guess it's the culture temp that is more critical depending on whether you mean to ferment starches or proteins and yes I believe the Angel yeast has c...
by Clamsmasha
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 366
Views: 27959

Re: No Mash No sugar

How have we been getting along with this stuff? I Just got the first 500g with another 1.5kg inbound. Pretty excited as I’ve been playing around with some yeast balls on small batches of uncooked/cooked grain. This rhizopus is amazing stuff! It turned a jar of raw pearl barley to milk in a couple of...
by Clamsmasha
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...

I’ve been making all mol washes for a while and got to gen 5 with about 30lts of low wines saved up. The washes have been yielding about 10% abv. I thought I’d play around a bit and make a couple of different products from the same stuff just for fun. I ran half the wines through the pot still in th...
by Clamsmasha
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Does unmalted triticale have diastatic power?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Does unmalted triticale have diastatic power?

I’m thinking about malting some trit I have coming... In my internet search for info on the properties of malted triticale I’ve seen a couple of references to the unmalted grain having a high DP. I can’t find anything concrete but this is an example of what turned up in a blurb about a whiskey: “ Is...
by Clamsmasha
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First try at malting.
Replies: 49
Views: 1751

Re: First try at malting.

[/quote] Thanks, Shady. Even before I began stilling (or malting) I’ve had a fondness for warm boxes. [/quote] Bahaha a man after my own heart! I read this thread with eagerness as i just liberated a bag each of wheat and triticale from from the horse restaurant. A test batch of wheat is doing okay ...
by Clamsmasha
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?
Replies: 19
Views: 841

Re: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?

I get it on occasion if I spirit run rum too fast with dunder. I take it as evidence of a puke, but luckily it usually happens in the heads portion....then I turn down the power a bit.

It’s very black and skanky so a tiny bit turns the spirit yellow.
by Clamsmasha
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.

Thank you all for your input... I think I’ll go for it and run some single grains and build a bit of a “library” for reference...and drinking of course. I do have a small boiler so it’s no biggie to produce smaller batches. Not sure if I will build up a stock of low wines and blend from there or go ...
by Clamsmasha
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.

I’m just about to take my first steps into all grain (any grain actually) mashing. I’m a bit wary of producing 3 x 50lt charges of recipe X when my main aim is to try a lot of different stuff in the grain universe and pluck the most agreeable jars to lubricate the journey. My question is this; Does ...
by Clamsmasha
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Favourite white likker
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: Favourite white likker

Thank you all kindly.

I will eventually have to try all these recipes. Honey bear looks very nice to me.

I’m thinking my next will be wheat-oats-rye and I have angel starter yeast inbound. (Never mashed before, only done molasses)

Cheers!
by Clamsmasha
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Favourite white likker
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Favourite white likker

What’s your favourite recipe for a daily drinker that is pleasant and smooth right off the still?

(well maybe with a day or two to calm down).

I’m finding my rum very tasty but a bit rough...

Cheers!
by Clamsmasha
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Condenser control still
Replies: 134
Views: 16162

Re: Condenser control still

Hey kimbodious, Well I think the promoters of this design and the later iteration (DAD) consider it a vm design but obviously you can play tweaky tweaky with the coolant too. I did so only to the extent that I adjusted the water to the minimum flow rate to do the job and left it alone after that. I ...
by Clamsmasha
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Dumping Backset/dunder
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Dumping Backset/dunder

I wouldn’t worry about it killing the lawn...molasses itself is very a top notch lawn food when watered down. Maybe try to spread it out a bit, but it should be great in the garden overall. As jayka said, it does cause a bit of a hairy fungal bloom on bare shady soil but I think that is from leftove...
by Clamsmasha
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Condenser control still
Replies: 134
Views: 16162

Re: Condenser control still

Hi everybody, 7 year thread bump.... Has anyone used this design as a daily driver? Anyone still using it? Any love? I would love to hear your feedback as I have just built a 2” x 44” column to sit on a keg boiler. My first build and my first experience with a reflux capable still...I just saw the d...
by Clamsmasha
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Perth, Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Hi from Perth, Australia.

Thanks acfixer, I will.
by Clamsmasha
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Perth, Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Hi from Perth, Australia.

Hi kimbodius, Yes sorry, it’s the super simple CCVM that Manu posted many years ago, on a keg. I looks like you run the DAD version. My thinking in choosing this one is that it can be changed from 100% reflux to 0% on the fly. I would like to do single runs for rum and AG, so I am hoping it will be ...
by Clamsmasha
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Perth, Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Hi from Perth, Australia.

Hi everyone, I’ve been lurking here for 3 months or so as I’ve slid ever deeper into the garage distilling rabbit hole. I like it here, there is an international community so lots of healthy variation in opinion. I bought a tiny pot still on a 25litre boiler a while back and and to my amazement prod...