Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by WithOrWithoutU2 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 pm

franco1s0001 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:58 am
A bit off topic but at the end of S10E12 of moonshiners, they talk about birdwatchers recipe, S10E13 they'll make a run.
I saw that too. Should be interesting to see how they represent it and if they reference the website.

I know the show is 100% for entertainment and staged. But I still enjoy it.

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by Homegrown » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:10 am

Distilling wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:49 am
I have been doing a derivation of this recipe for years with consistent and agreeable results: 12% ABV, completely dry in about 9 days.

In Europe / UK is difficult to get tomato paste puree so instead I thought using nutritional yeast as yeast nutrient. And it works. Looks like yeast are cannibalistic and do not mind eat their own! :roll: It goes like this: In a 10 liter bucket dissolve with water 2.4 Kg of sugar, 135 ml of any vinegar but 6º acidity (Do the math if different), 45 gr of yeast nutrient, water to top. In the end add 13.5 gr of dry baker`s yeast - hydrate this yeast with some water 20-30 minutes, this sugar wash is too sugary for dry yeast to cope with dormancy. Stir. Leave it in a dark place at room temperature to ferment.

It renders 7.5 liters of sugar wash at about 12 %. In my case this recipe has been consistent many times and I have not got any problems with flavor or anything - PH change of the vinegar, 135 ml of 6º in a 10 liters worth, leaves the worth below 4.6 and that makes the fermentation easier and safer
It sounds like you could just use Ketchup with vinegar already in it ?

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by passiton » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:26 pm

WithOrWithoutU2 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 pm
franco1s0001 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:58 am
A bit off topic but at the end of S10E12 of moonshiners, they talk about birdwatchers recipe, S10E13 they'll make a run.
I saw that too. Should be interesting to see how they represent it and if they reference the website.

I know the show is 100% for entertainment and staged. But I still enjoy it.
I just watched moonshiners and they did run Birdwatchers recipe with no credit of where it came from. But on the the plus side it was 190 proof and they liked it, they said it had a sweet clean taste. Lol

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by TDick » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:07 pm

passiton wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:26 pm
WithOrWithoutU2 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 pm
franco1s0001 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:58 am
A bit off topic but at the end of S10E12 of moonshiners, they talk about birdwatchers recipe, S10E13 they'll make a run.
I saw that too. Should be interesting to see how they represent it and if they reference the website.
I know the show is 100% for entertainment and staged. But I still enjoy it.
I just watched moonshiners and they did run Birdwatchers recipe with no credit of where it came from. But on the the plus side it was 190 proof and they liked it, they said it had a sweet clean taste. Lol
"Jerry what the hell do we need tomato paste & lemon juice for!"

"There's an old recipe....."
Tater wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:01 am
{birdwatchers}My recipe for an 80 liter wash. Ingredients as follows:
Tip of the hat with the coon pecker on it to Tater!

Yes it obviously was a well rehearsed scene but makes me wonder if Jerry is a member in good standing among us?

I do know that the guy - sorry the name escapes me - that won the Master Distiller for Mezcal joined after he won that competition.

If you're here Jerry, good job!

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by kornflake » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:25 am

I guess I'm not the only one that saw that. Glad they gave you some credit for it instead of just stealing it.

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Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Post by franco1s0001 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 pm

passiton wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:26 pm
WithOrWithoutU2 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 pm
franco1s0001 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:58 am
A bit off topic but at the end of S10E12 of moonshiners, they talk about birdwatchers recipe, S10E13 they'll make a run.
I saw that too. Should be interesting to see how they represent it and if they reference the website.

I know the show is 100% for entertainment and staged. But I still enjoy it.
I just watched moonshiners and they did run Birdwatchers recipe with no credit of where it came from. But on the the plus side it was 190 proof and they liked it, they said it had a sweet clean taste. Lol
Mighty impressive column still they built themselves from scratch, that thing is huge lol.

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