Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

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Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by mannye » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 am

I have about half a gallon of 20-30% tails sitting in a jar and I'm fermenting 4 gallons of sugar wash that will eventually become apple pie moonshine.

I was thinking of pouring the honey shine tails into the stripping run of the sugar wash. Any reason not to do that?

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Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by StillerBoy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:41 pm

Here's how to answer this question, and future one..

What are tails.. where do these come from.. do I want these tails in the finished neutral product..

If you can answer those question, then you have understood your question, and answered it..

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Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by ShineonCrazyDiamond » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:44 pm

I think thre simple answer is no, there's no problem, and why don't you just go ahead and do it?
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Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by jayka » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 pm

Does your honey shine have some honey notes to it? that could come through nicely in apple pie moonshine. I've watched a few distillery tours and a lot of them seem to add their tails back into the next run.
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Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by still_stirrin » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:16 pm

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:44 pm
mannye wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 am
I have about half a gallon of 20-30% tails sitting in a jar and I'm fermenting 4 gallons of sugar wash that will eventually become apple pie moonshine.

I was thinking of pouring the honey shine tails into the stripping run of the sugar wash. Any reason not to do that?
I think thre simple answer is no, there's no problem, and why don't you just go ahead and do it?
You don’t need “approval” from anyone here to try something. Just do it....no better way to learn some creative distilling.

“Honey-shine” isn’t a common spirit here (although not rare, either). So, how your tails will affect a neutral is a little “unknown”. But that, by no means, means you can’t do it.

Experiment...that’s what this hobby is all about (but don’t blame me if the product tastes like shit! :shock: But, I doubt it will). Be brave...”grow a pair”...and dive in!
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Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

Post by Hambone » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm

If someone told you yes, or no...would you know any more? I agree with others, do it! Then you'll know if you like it, and tell us what you think.
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