What'd ya'll make today?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by ranger_ric » Thu May 07, 2015 6:20 pm

Just finished cuts on my 20 gallons of UJSSM with oats, rye, wheat and barley added in.
I put a qt of 79% on cinnamon sticks and now have 4 qts of 63% that I am going to get on some Oak.
I am not sure if I like the mixing of all the grains like I did. The corn had a real sweetness to it, and this mix seems a little harsher. Its definitely different and we will see what some time does for it.
Man I gotta get a feints run done as they are piling up. But a new grandchild will be arriving into this world tonight or tomorrow so that will make things hectic for a while.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by firewater69 » Thu May 07, 2015 7:00 pm

Congrats on the new family member, as for the hooch, sometimes it seems harsh at first, but it will mellow and the flavors will come together. Just be patient.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by woodshed » Sat May 09, 2015 1:04 pm

Mix of rain and snow, mostly snow kept me inside today. Had some left over 3/4 copper, copper paint from making bar displays for our booze, a couple of fittings and the shade from an old clip on shop lamp.
We just moved into this house about a year ago and the light fixture that use to hang in this spot was 20 years old and as the wife says Butt ugly. Sprayed the shade then the copper downtube as they did not really match up ( I know, painting copper "copper" seems kinda silly ) but not matching really bothered me. Copper porn of a different style. Figure I have 20 bucks in it and a bit of time.
Never could have bought it for that price.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Danespirit » Sat May 09, 2015 4:51 pm

Hey, Woodshed..you did a cool job there..looks good. :thumbup:

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by woodshed » Sat May 09, 2015 7:19 pm

Next up is a condenser style spotlight using a small led to highlight a favorite photo.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by firewater69 » Sat May 09, 2015 10:27 pm

I'm runnin 15 gallons of sorghum rum, with dunder from the pit that my SOH shuns, she loves the smell of my rum but won't taste it after seeing the pit.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by likker liker » Wed May 13, 2015 10:12 am

Got two batches of whiskey fermenting and I'm just about ready too mill my heavy peat smoked barley with some 2 and 6 row barley. I think it time to get my yeast started(wyeast 1728). This will be very hard to let it age

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Jimbo » Wed May 13, 2015 11:01 am

woodshed wrote:Next up is a condenser style spotlight using a small led to highlight a favorite photo.
of John? :)

Nice lamp there shed. Very nice.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Appalachia-Shiner » Wed May 13, 2015 11:04 am

Trying some sweet tea shine.. Sitting out in the sun all day to make the tea soak up real good.
Caught the wife gone so I toasted about a dozen white oak sticks in
Her Oven that I split out of my firewood. She came back and said "something smells good...what is that?". So I guess I'm good.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by jedneck » Wed May 13, 2015 1:49 pm

Not a damn thing. My corn malt and wheat malt both need ground and my latest batch of wheat malt went moldy on me. :cry:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by woodshed » Wed May 13, 2015 8:27 pm

Jimbo wrote:
woodshed wrote:Next up is a condenser style spotlight using a small led to highlight a favorite photo.
of John? :)

Nice lamp there shed. Very nice.
The one I just did does a pretty good job of lighting John but that was my original thought.
Take a look when you get here, tell me what you think. :idea:
Kinda looking at some sconces going up the stairs and replacing with a couple of liebig style spots. Have 6 ft. of 1 inch to use up. And 16 ft. of 3/4. Leaning towards a floor lamp as well. If I go the floor lamp route I will order sheet copper and make the lampshade.
The liebig style will be small LED. These will not be painted rather polished and sealed. And then I will be led into replacing the one I just did because it isn't polished and sealed. With a custom shade. SOH carries power. Just sayin and I know a lot of you can't be denying.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by NgrainD » Thu May 14, 2015 7:05 am

I wear the pants around here. 8)


She just tells me which ones. :oops:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by frozenthunderbolt » Sat May 16, 2015 1:06 pm

Got my lil sister into brewing a few years ago, shes back from college for the weekend so I got out the still and we ran 20L of some plum wine of hers that was too dry to be drinkable yesterday. Got 13x 250ml jars - going to show her how to cut and dilute in about 10 minutes time.
Will take the feints and add to some dodgy feijoa wine and make a generic fruity brandy to age on oak today.
She'll get my lil commercial job to play with once I've bought my new alembic tower (pot), and finished my homemade reflux so I figure she should know how to use it.
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Post by still_stirrin » Sat May 16, 2015 1:48 pm

NgrainD wrote:I wear the pants around here. 8)
She just tells me which ones. :oops:
I thought it went like this:

"I don't take no crap from anyone . . . else but you,
I wear the pants around here . . . . when I'm done with the laundry,
'Cause I'm a guy you don't wanna fight,
When I say jump you say, "Yeah Right!"
I'm the man of this house . . . 'till you get home."

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And I don't want to hear a lot of whining . . . so I'll shut up,
The sooner you learn who's boss around here
The sooner you can give me my orders dear,
'Cause I'm head huncho around here . . . but its all in my head!"

"And I can have sex any time . . . that you want,
'Cause I'm a man who has needs . . . but they're not that important,
And don't expect any flowers from me
'Cause if I'm not mistaken you prefer jewlery,
I'm the king of this castle . . . when your not around."

"And I'll drink and watch sports whenever I want . . . to get in trouble,
And I'll come home when I'm good and ready . . . to sleep on the couch,
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by jedneck » Sat May 16, 2015 1:53 pm

Gettin ready to try mashing 10# of rye flour with no malt or enzymes. If it converts gonna add 6# roasted corn meal and 7# white wheat malt. All ground to flour runnin steam is the shit.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Bigbob » Sat May 16, 2015 2:46 pm

Just finished making some sweet feed. Got two qts at 95 proof. Going to finish the rest of wash tommorow. Now I got to figure out what I want to make next, Apple brandy or more honey shine? :think:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Jimbo » Sat May 16, 2015 2:56 pm

RyePA. It was a toss up between another batch of triple smoke (werkin on filling the barrel) or another batch of brew. Im finding myself drinking more beer as I sit here in a humid 82 degree house, so beer it was. 10 oz of hops in a 10 gal batch. Nah Im not a hophead. :ebiggrin:
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Post by jedneck » Sat May 16, 2015 3:42 pm

jedneck wrote:Gettin ready to try mashing 10# of rye flour with no malt or enzymes. If it converts gonna add 6# roasted corn meal and 7# white wheat malt. All ground to flour runnin steam is the shit.
Forgot the 7#stome ground whole wheat flour. Steamer sounds like bonzo goin to town on tje drums.
and gonna add a bunch of wild raspberry canes in a hope that the wild yeast have a massive orgy in the fermentor.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by woodshed » Sat May 16, 2015 3:51 pm

Ya'll are making me feel lazy. Only two things I have accomplished today is a mess of Black Eyed peas with hamhocks and maintaining an ass print in the recliner.

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Post by jedneck » Sat May 16, 2015 3:59 pm

woodshed wrote:Ya'll are making me feel lazy. Only two things I have accomplished today is a mess of Black Eyed peas with hamhocks and maintaining an ass print in the recliner.
You deserve it
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Post by woodshed » Sat May 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Keep us posted on the orgy. Think I once knew a dancer named raspberry cane. Or maybe I danced with a girl named raspberry at Cain's in Tulsa.
After 25 years of marriage that era of my life has faded a bit :roll:

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Post by Brutal » Sat May 16, 2015 5:30 pm

I made other people happy today. At work this morning, picking up relatives at the airport and taking them out to dinner, and now I'm going to go finish setting up the bad ass computer I built for a friend.
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Post by woodshed » Sat May 16, 2015 5:31 pm

Very cool Brutal.

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Post by Appalachia-Shiner » Sun May 17, 2015 12:27 pm

Well I had 3 gallons of Blackberry wine just taking up space in the garage. I made it last summer during the season. Drink it,
Pour it out
Or Run it!
I decided to Run it.
It made a lot of Something....Blackberry Shine I guess.
But it is pretty Bitter...maybe I just used to Sweetness of Corn, but this shit ain't very good.
Maybe I should have poured it out?

On another adventure, I put 25 pounds of Corn in the Creek. Mashing it the old way I saw when I was a Pup.

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Post by Danespirit » Sun May 17, 2015 12:36 pm

How did you run it..?
I would have run it in a potstill....a brandy.

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Post by Appalachia-Shiner » Sun May 17, 2015 12:51 pm

Yeah I ran it in a Pot Still, but I believe I should have Ran it over the Cliff!
Not proofed it yet but even the middle of the run tastes like Fores of corn.
Probably did not do anything too Wrong.....just not my kind of Likker.

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Post by Danespirit » Sun May 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Yeah...i know what you mean...
The only suggestion i can come up with, is run it on a reflux column and take some neutral out of it.
That's what i do if my product don't meets my expectations..(they are high..).
I treat it like a feints run..if i have enough of it..i do a spirit run on my VM..

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Post by Haus » Sun May 17, 2015 1:35 pm

I experimented with using fores to clean grout. Poured it on a test area, let it sit for 10 minutes then cleaned up with one of those little steamer mops. Nothing impressive to report other than the room smells fantastic.
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Post by S-Cackalacky » Sun May 17, 2015 4:33 pm

Made steaks on the grill. Fired the charcoal up with fores. Just before I laid the meat on the grill, I threw in a handful of JD chips that were used to age whiskey, rum and brandy. I try not to throw anything away.
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Post by Paulinka » Mon May 18, 2015 12:42 am

Making some mash from triticale with enzymes, yeast will be an M20 Bavarian Wheat from Mangrove Jack's for the first week, then I dry it out with a S. bayanus for another week.
I wonder if I can capture the Hefeweizen-typical clove and banana aroma in a spirit.

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