Happy Holidays from AL

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Happy Holidays from AL

Post by McForge » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:43 pm

Hello, folks!

Making my first post here to this wonderdully spirited community ;)

I'm out here in the woods of Alabama, been making spirits for about 6 months.

Our family "Shaman" has recently passed and it falls on me to fill his shoes. I was/am still learning when he went to meet our Lord in Heaven, so, I'm branching out to look for more inspiration and knowledge.

I started from scratch and only have the basics. Pardon any lack of jargon.

I hope y'all have had a mild 2020, it's been a rough ride.
Merry belated Chrismas, and happy holidays.

McForge.

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by SassyFrass » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Hello and welcome. Root man training? There's plenty of good information on here to help you on your journey. You'll get a bunch more science than before, but that ain't a bad thing. Sometimes learning HOW something works helps us understand WHY it works. And vice versa. Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by The Baker » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:45 pm

Welcome.

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by Twisted Brick » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:37 pm

Welcome, McForge! Hate to say it, but filling such large shoes is a big responsibility! For inspiration, look no further than the folks here committed to spreading the wealth. Whatever questions you got, they've probably already been asked.... and answered here.

Enjoy your time here.

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by TDick » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:20 pm

Howdy Neighbor!

I'm right off Highway 82.
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What part of The Great State are you from?

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by McForge » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:39 pm

Man, what a warm welcome! Thank you gentleman, I hope to learn some new science behind the brew, to me it's spiritual, making people happy is a passion of mine, and let's be honest, we all love spirits :)

Yes, I have been the only one interstesd in such a burden, or might I say willing.

My first batch was made with 5 lb flaked corn, 1 lb malted barley, 1 lb rye. Ferminted for 14 days, then I double distilled this, made my foreshot discard, saved my heads and tails for the second distillation(no thumper). I was up all night!

I made this in a 5 gal cheapo still from Amazon :/

I was told that I have a aptitude for this based on results, so I have been making more. Same recipe. I hope to refine it with you fine folk here.

*cheers*

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by McForge » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:40 pm

TDick wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Howdy Neighbor!

I'm right off Highway 82.
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What part of The Great State are you from?
*tips hat* Howdy, Im out in Wetumpka, AL.

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by TDick » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:12 pm

McForge wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:40 pm

*tips hat* Howdy, Im out in Wetumpka, AL.
A couple of hours away in West Alabama.
I hope we can stay in touch.
Good Luck!

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Re: Happy Holidays from AL

Post by McForge » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:32 pm

Likewise, thank you friend.

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