What'd ya'll make today?

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Post by NZChris » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:38 pm

A gin in my newish 3l Copper Alembic, using double pot distilled sugar shine hearts. Nice result so far. :thumbup:

Harvested and dried lemon balm for this season's Absinthe.

5lb of Caraway Havarti cheese has gone into the cheese cave to dry before being waxed for aging.

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Post by SaltyStaves » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:42 pm

Today I made blood come out my finger.

First time using a corn planer for peeling citrus. Was really happy with the results, right before I slipped up. Stopped my planned gin run and now I'm contemplating an early xmas morning run.

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Post by NZChris » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:50 pm

Bugger :(

I'm sure a bit of blood wouldn't have much effect on the flavour :D

I've just just done a successful Xmas Eve gin run. :thumbup:

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Post by Saltbush Bill » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:17 am

SaltyStaves wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:42 pm
First time using a corn planer for peeling citrus. Was really happy with the results, right before I slipped up.
They get the job done very nicely, on citrus skins, corns and fingers. :lol:

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I'm hoping santa has bought me a butchers glove.

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Post by Deplorable » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:58 pm

I'm in the process of making a yeast starter for a bourbon. Watching dry malt liquefy the geletenized corn is always fascinating to watch.
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Post by SaltyStaves » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:23 pm

Banana blossom gin.

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SaltyStaves wrote:
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Banana blossom gin.
That makes my yesterday's gin sound pretty boring :D

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Post by SaltyStaves » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Its quite delicate, so I hope it sticks around and doesn't vanish out of the jar. Another 180mls or so to go..

If its any good, I'll have to wait again for next years harvest. Most of them went into salad and I wasn't a big fan. A handful got macerated, so if its any good, I'll use the lot for gin in future.

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NZChris wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:38 pm
A gin in my newish 3l Copper Alembic, using double pot distilled sugar shine hearts. Nice result so far. :thumbup:

Harvested and dried lemon balm for this season's Absinthe.

5lb of Caraway Havarti cheese has gone into the cheese cave to dry before being waxed for aging.
NZChris,
Are you using pot stilled sugar shine as your neutral for your gin maceration?

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Post by NZChris » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:36 am

I did that time.

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Post by Durhommer » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:33 am

I made 3 happy kids this morning they all got the gifts they asked for now I have to build a stupid vanity for my daughter
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Durhommer wrote:
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now I have to build a stupid vanity for my daughter
You poor bastard :D .... but think what you can do with the left over screws

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by tombombadil » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:49 pm

I got 2 barrels for Christmas. A 3L barrel from a friend and a 5 gallon barrel from my wife.

Filled the 3l barrel with high rye bourbon.

I Did a stripping run and a spirit run of chocolate bourbon to build up product for filling the 5 gallon barrel. On my gear it's going to take 2 spirit runs so I'm about half way there.

Very excited to be filling my first 5 gallon barrel soon!

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tombombadil wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:49 pm
I got 2 barrels for Christmas. A 3L barrel from a friend and a 5 gallon barrel from my wife.

Filled the 3l barrel with high rye bourbon.

I Did a stripping run and a spirit run of chocolate bourbon to build up product for filling the 5 gallon barrel. On my gear it's going to take 2 spirit runs so I'm about half way there.

Very excited to be filling my first 5 gallon barrel soon!
Who made the barrels?
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Post by tombombadil » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:01 pm

Deplorable wrote:
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Who made the barrels?
The 3l barrel is from Redhead and the 5 gallon barrel is from Gibbs.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Post by Durhommer » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:06 pm

I got money for grain and still parts but I'm still short a condenser
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tombombadil wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Deplorable wrote:
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Who made the barrels?
The 3l barrel is from Redhead and the 5 gallon barrel is from Gibbs.
Good luck with Redhead. Ive read they're hit or miss. The Gibbs will bring you much joy im sure.
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:21 pm

Started 25 gallons of SCD's CROW bourbon this morning. About to go out and mill the malts to add in late tonight.corn meal and oats are currently being shredded by HT amylase. Yeah, I cheated. So what? :lol: :lol:
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I did a honey wash and blended it with a tpw wash.

Made an amazing gin
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Post by SaltyStaves » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:11 pm

Gin Mare.

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Post by Deplorable » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:15 pm

I put yeast on my first bourbon mash. I have 26 gallons of CROW Bourbon mash fermenting away at an SG of 1.072 (a bit higher than I anticipated for my first try at corn)
While it works I need to go get more paint strainer bags for the mop wringer.
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Post by Twisted Brick » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Congrats on your first corn mash. Lotsa guys swear corn is a PITA, but once you do enuff of 'em they become second nature. Looking forward to your newmake assessments...
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Post by Deplorable » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:48 pm

Twisted Brick wrote:
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Congrats on your first corn mash. Lotsa guys swear corn is a PITA, but once you do enuff of 'em they become second nature. Looking forward to your newmake assessments...
Well, I suppose it might be if you're buying whole and milling it, then trying to sparge it. Corn meal on the other hand, I cant imagine being any worse than my experience wiht all barley mashes. I'll let you know when it's done fermenting. :lol:
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