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Run in progress

Post by Hutch- » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:08 pm

Started with 3.5 gal. low wines from a molasses wash which i collected down to 10% leaving the low wines at 50%. Added 1/2 gal. of the original wash plus 2 cups or so of starchy from a boiled potato. I found that running my pot still at full go keeps me from smearing tails throughout the run. Anyway, these are my numbers so far:

Fores 150ml
#1 85% 800ml
#2 85% 800ml
#3 85%-82% 800ml
#4 82%-75% 800ml
#5 75%-65% 800ml
#6 65%-55% 800ml
#7 55%- 35% 800ml

Output slowed with that last jar. I will continue to collect in 800ml increments down to 20%.

EDIT *** Damn, posted in the wrong section ***

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Re: Run in progress

Post by blind drunk » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:12 pm

Can you sense the potato's influence yet?

One more thing -
I found that running my pot still at full go keeps me from smearing tails throughout the run.
Are you using packing? I found the same when I used a packed pot column.
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Re: Run in progress

Post by LWTCS » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:15 pm

Hehe BD.
I'm very keen to try that also.

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Re: Run in progress

Post by MuleKicker » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:20 pm

at the risk of sounding like a dumbass, what is the fuction of the potato starch? :oops:
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Re: Run in progress

Post by blind drunk » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:24 pm

LWTCS wrote:Hehe BD.
I'm very keen to try that also.
I'm predicting a run on the humble potato. Buy, buy.
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Re: Run in progress

Post by LWTCS » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Apparently there is a mouthy feel that L_L describes as milky or perhaps creamy
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Re: Run in progress

Post by Hutch- » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:47 pm

LWTCS wrote:Apparently there is a mouthy feel that L_L describes as milky or perhaps creamy
That's it, thought i'd give it a try. Problem is I don't have a test batch to compare it to. Finished the run with one last jar of 800ml collected down to 18%. Not sure what to set aside as heads, i'll air it out for a day or so before blending. I was not expecting to get over 2800ml at 80% or better. May set aside the first and last couple jars for a spiced rum. This is my first rum, any advice with the blending would be appreciated.

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Re: Run in progress

Post by Hutch- » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:46 pm

blind drunk wrote:Are you using packing? I found the same when I used a packed pot column.
No packing, but the still does have an 18" column that I didn't insulate this run, so I'm sure I had a little reflux. Stayed in the 80's so long I thought something was wrong with my new parrot.

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Re: Run in progress

Post by blind drunk » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:50 pm

Yeah, I just insulated mine and ran without packing on my last run. The keepers were all in the 55% range. Happy.
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Re: Run in progress

Post by LWTCS » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:54 pm

blind drunk wrote:The keepers were all in the 55% range. Happy
Oh man my mouth just water'd

Which wash was that BD? The infected one?

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Re: Run in progress

Post by Hutch- » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:02 pm

My thoughts after the run, this will be a pretty full flavored rum. None of the tails jars seem to be all that nasty, I might end up blending jars 2-7, but we'll see after a couple days airing out. I also have a bit of a cold which doesn't help.

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Re: Run in progress

Post by LWTCS » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:06 pm

Give it a few days fer sure.

Early hearts turn late heads after some good airing on my bench.

Course I been rather spooked bout heads since 2009 thanksgiving feascoe
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Re: Run in progress

Post by blind drunk » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:08 pm

Sorry Larry, was the whiskey 8)
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Re: Run in progress

Post by Liquid_Luv » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Guys come on!!! L_L never tole no one to put the taters in a spirit run for shit....

The tater juice goes into yer wash to get fermented :roll:
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Re: Run in progress

Post by Austin Nichols » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:19 pm

Liquid_Luv wrote:

The tater juice goes into yer wash to get fermented :roll:
Yep that's how I understood it :wink:

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Re: Run in progress

Post by MuleKicker » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:34 am

Liquid_Luv wrote:Guys come on!!! L_L never tole no one to put the taters in a spirit run for shit....

The tater juice goes into yer wash to get fermented :roll:

This is classic. :lol:
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Re: Run in progress

Post by LWTCS » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:55 am

Thought that's how I read it too. But then I started getting confused and then had a panick attack.

Glad you brought it all back down whew. :):)

Also remember a post from way back about some jasimine rice in the vapor path as well as Dunder's lil brandy short cut trick.
Tater juice in the spirit run did seem kinda stretchy though:):)
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Re: Run in progress

Post by Liquid_Luv » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:09 am

MuleKicker wrote:This is classic.
Aint that the truth!
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Re: Run in progress

Post by MuleKicker » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:03 pm

I aint makin fun of hutch or nothin, hell i done a bunch of stupid shit in my day. Still do. :oops: Ya never know, it may be the next big thing. How do ya think all the other weird tricks got figgerd out?
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Re: Run in progress

Post by Liquid_Luv » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:34 pm

MuleKicker wrote:I aint makin fun of hutch or nothin, hell i done a bunch of stupid shit in my day. Still do. :oops: Ya never know, it may be the next big thing. How do ya think all the other weird tricks got figgerd out?
I really don't think anyone's tryin to be insulting, I am sure you weren't, and certainly nor was I... we're all just havin some fun...

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Re: Run in progress

Post by Hutch- » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:22 pm

Now I need to try it the right way :roll:, that an learn to read while I'm at it! FYI - rum turned out well in spite of my efforts to the contrary.

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Re: Run in progress

Post by Liquid_Luv » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:55 pm

Hutch- wrote:Now I need to try it the right way :roll:, that an learn to read while I'm at it! FYI - rum turned out well in spite of my efforts to the contrary.
Ok, so ya missed on the potato thingy... no big deal... try it next time... I'm sure ya got everything else just fine... and good spirits are the proof [pun intended :lol: ]

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Re: Run in progress

Post by blanikdog » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:49 pm

From memory, Harry's GGGP's Rum recipe has potatoes in the wash.
Simple potstiller. Slow, single run.
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