What'd ya'll make today?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:06 am

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by PoppaW » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:26 am

I ran my third stripping run of smoked barley. Looks like I need another batch to do the spirit run. Have to find more smoked barley.

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Post by Deplorable » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:52 am

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Shaved down a new poplar bung for my barrel. The oak bung was pretty hammered.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:26 am

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Finally getting around to finishing up with a wineos wash
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Post by XDStill » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am

Been working hard lately to finish filling a 15g toasted barrel with 85% corn/15% barley corn whiskey. Hoping to get the last 1.5 gallons I need from a spirit run today to close it up for a long rest. I ran 3 15g fermenters damned near 24x7 for the last month to get there. I have gotten pretty good with ground corn yield, but damn I’m ready to switch back over to rum and all barley whiskeys next month, which is going to feel like a walk in the park after cooking hundreds of lbs of corn.


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Post by Deplorable » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am

XDStill wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am
Been working hard lately to finish filling a 15g toasted barrel with 85% corn/15% barley corn whiskey. Hoping to get the last 1.5 gallons I need from a spirit run today to close it up for a long rest. I ran 3 15g fermenters damned near 24x7 for the last month to get there. I have gotten pretty good with ground corn yield, but damn I’m ready to switch back over to rum and all barley whiskeys next month, which is going to feel like a walk in the park after cooking hundreds of lbs of corn.



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I like that barrel rack. simple yet elegant. Just may have to do something similar for stacking 5 gallon barrels.
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Post by tombombadil » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:43 pm

XDStill wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am
Been working hard lately to finish filling a 15g toasted barrel with 85% corn/15% barley corn whiskey. Hoping to get the last 1.5 gallons I need from a spirit run today to close it up for a long rest. I ran 3 15g fermenters damned near 24x7 for the last month to get there. I have gotten pretty good with ground corn yield, but damn I’m ready to switch back over to rum and all barley whiskeys next month, which is going to feel like a walk in the park after cooking hundreds of lbs of corn.



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Man, that's really cool! You're really putting it away!

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Rrmuf » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 am

Durhommer wrote:
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Finally getting around to finishing up with a wineos wash
How did that go for you? I had difficulties with PH crash. Manageable, but not smooth. The end result was great though.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:25 am

Wineos wash is a go to of mine its always been slow for me but I'm ready for the spirit run now
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Post by Rrmuf » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:27 am

Durhommer wrote:
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Wineos wash is a go to of mine its always been slow for me but I'm ready for the spirit run now
Same here. It is a bit slower for me as well. Not really a problem.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:44 am

It makes a great drink double pot stilled for me
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:18 am

I'm mixing in a gallon of ujssm with my wineos wash on the spirit run to see what will happen
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Post by NZChris » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 pm

Stripped a mixed grain UJSSM and used the hot backset and hot water from the preheater to gelatinize the used grains and some new barley ready for a ferment using Angel's Starter of Liquor Making.
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Post by tomgndallas » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:04 pm

Howdy folks,

Getting back into the hobby and have a new rig. Also, moved to Asia and I am based in a country where distilling is a big no no.
So I have needed to be creative in finding ingredients and put together a still using tri clamp SS 2 inch parts, shotgun condenser, dephegmator, copper scrubbers, 38L pot.

Started her up about 2 weeks ago...just pot still runs to start collecting low wines. Did a cleaning run to get used to the still. Just running off gas burner now, but getting a new boiler with heater and will be trying out a PID I am building. Covid has necessitated some hobbies, we are still pretty locked down here.

Anyway, today was racking a cornflakes wash - Odins recipe and starting another one. 30L worth at about 1.075 SG and 500g of Cornflakes.

Sugar is cheap here, less than 70 cents a kilo right now.

Just pitched the yeast.

Have some cuts I took from the last pot still run, you defintely pick up the corn flavor. Using some American oak, medium char, a coffee bean, and will add a small amount of vanilla bean if the stuff ever arrives from the states. Madagascar vanilla is hard to find here and super expensive. Taking about a month so far just to get that shipment in.

Anyhow, cheers everyone. Good to be back on the forum and distilling again.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by tomgndallas » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:07 pm

Rrmuf wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:27 am
Durhommer wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:25 am
Wineos wash is a go to of mine its always been slow for me but I'm ready for the spirit run now
Same here. It is a bit slower for me as well. Not really a problem.
Yep, when I was distilling back in Dallas, my 2 go to washes were WPOSW and Rad's All Bran.

Just found that I can get wheat bran pretty cheap here. Everything takes research as it is called different things.

2 bucks a Kilo - I can probably find it cheaper so will be doing a Teddysads FFV wash next.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Rrmuf » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:59 am

tomgndallas wrote:
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Yep, when I was distilling back in Dallas, my 2 go to washes were WPOSW and Rad's All Bran.

Just found that I can get wheat bran pretty cheap here. Everything takes research as it is called different things.

2 bucks a Kilo - I can probably find it cheaper so will be doing a Teddysads FFV wash next.

Cheers.
I've moved on to Teddysad myself. It is very fast, very trouble-free .... I'm going to do a spirit run shortly to turn it into a vodka (hopefully) but I am going to explore it as a base for my Gin next. The wheat bran seems to buffer the PH somewhat and gives the low wines a very faint pleasant aroma. ...Very Promising!
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:04 am

Stripping a golden promise hpm run today
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:00 am

The peat malt is really present in the beginning of the run hopefully it will stick around
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Post by dieselduo » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:42 pm

Durhommer wrote:
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Stripping a golden promise hpm run today
What were your percentages and have you done this before? I have around 100lbs of golden promise and some baird's heavily peated malt

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Post by Durhommer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:59 pm

10 pound gp 4 pounds hpm on 6 gallon ran it down to 30 percent when I'm not doing wineos wash I'm running barley it's my favorite
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Post by dieselduo » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:05 pm

Well I'll give it a go. Are you aging on oak or sherry soaked oak or something else?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:17 pm

dieselduo wrote:
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Well I'll give it a go. Are you aging on oak or sherry soaked oak or something else?
I have wine barrel staves I use on some but at the moment I'm working to make a 2 gallon barrels second filling so it will sit white until april or July of next year
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Post by dieselduo » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:27 pm

I usually keep some charred oak soaking in sherry. Might be good

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Post by CoogeeBoy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:13 pm

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Wax sealed a dozen bottles OEG for Christmas gifts!

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Post by NZChris » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:19 pm

You have lucky friends CoogeeBoy.

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A big step up since your first post less than a year ago Coogee. :thumbup:

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Post by Durhommer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:47 am

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Abbaye yeast is working off a batch of golden promise
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CoogeeBoy wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:13 pm
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Wax sealed a dozen bottles OEG for Christmas gifts!
NICE! Nice touch on the wax! :thumbup:
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Rrmuf » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:26 am

My first reflux run today! Tricky stuff: Thanks for all the advice out there!
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