What'd ya'll make today?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Down_Home52 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:30 pm

I am totally jacked up about running my first AG this weekend. I have everything here except the brewing bag and it is coming Friday. 10 pounds of 2 row malted barley and 10 pounds of peated malted barley. Going to grind the grain directly into the bag in a Bayou Classic SS kettle and do the conversion and sparging there before fermenting in carboys. Just finished my boil pot with a 220v element and it brings water to temp quick. Using der woo method. Hope things go well. Interested in what the first whiskey will taste like as far as smokiness. Will buy once used bourbon barrel when I see how much product I will have to age. Waiting will not be easy.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Bvritr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm

My first "big batch" 32g of TPW finished the other day so while the wife is at work and the kid is asleep im outside running a stripping run. waiting for the first drops as i type
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby fizzix » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Bvritr wrote:My first "big batch" 32g of TPW finished the other day so while the wife is at work and the kid is asleep im outside running a stripping run. waiting for the first drops as i type

Have fun brother!
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jonnys_spirit » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:25 am

I’ve been working on strips of hbb and now have about 11gallons hbb low wines i started the spirit run on this morning. I’ve got about that same amount to ferment and strip. I’m expecting enough on this batch for a barrell so I better order that balcones.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Bushman » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:43 am

Doing a rye run hope I can get it done to at least watch the second half of the Super Bowl.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby dieselduo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:58 am

Running an all grain prayed malt
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby durty_dunderpants » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:04 pm

dieselduo wrote:Running an all grain prayed malt


i been a prayin to my malt today n all :lol:

just finished a coupla strips on a peated mash myself and now running the backset into the tun to mash the other half a sack. figure i can get this knocked out around the superbowl. kegs secured, gonna be a late one over here.. :D
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby hpby98 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Couple days late, but a 50 gallon batch of TPW is progressing right along - looks like it may ferment out in about 4 days so far


From my last post in the Birdwatchers Thread:

link to calculator / estimator

Looks like it will take ~ 4 days at 30°c to ferment thru, although i estimate it will slow down as it progresses. So I added in more rows for data collection points

imgur link:

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby cdd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:50 am

I made my first drinkable product. Very happy how my new still performs :D
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby acfixer69 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:16 am

I hope it wasn't the stuff in the picture if it is you are violating rule 8

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby cdd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:32 am

I don't see rule 8 as an issue in this case because this is a mass-produced homebrew shop unit. Literally, every homebrew shop has this still on sale.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby acfixer69 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:43 am

We don't tell them what to sell so leave it there and don't bring it here.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby raketemensch » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Basically, people are concerned about the plastic.

Some of us can be more gruff than others, but it’s all out of concern for your wellbeing.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby DSM Loki » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:44 pm

Literally every Homebrew shop sells starsan, doesn't mean I'm going to open the bottle and take a drink.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jon1163 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:56 pm

DSM Loki wrote:Literally every Homebrew shop sells starsan, doesn't mean I'm going to open the bottle and take a drink.
Lol. Reminds me of a guy in basic training that drank half a gallon of Simple Green cleaner because he wanted out. Another boot ran and told the drill instructor. The meanest man I ever knew came walking back, real slow like, and stood over the kid. He said "simple greens biodegradable you dumbass" and walked away.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jonnys_spirit » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:58 pm

They’re talking about the product takeoff tube coming off the condenser. It’s plastic and high proof ethanol is a solvent which dissolves that plastic and mixes it in with your product then you drink it and are then ingesting liquefied plastic. Around here there is a big problem with supporting or in any way recommending using plastics in the ethanol path because it’s quite dangerous and extremely unhealthy. No one on this site is going to say “yeah a little plastic in your drink is fine”. That’s all.

Best luck and cheers! (Replace that plastic with eg; copper and also then redo your cleaning protocol). If you already did that then yay!

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Hilltop » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:29 pm

I ran out of malted wheat, so I have been working on that. I've ground to meal 50lbs of cracked corn and 30 pounds of Elbon rye, to this I will add 10 pounds of cracked corn and around ten pounds wheat malt with some enzymes to boot.

I will steep my corn in the fermenter with backset a couple days to sour a tad. My next project is a walk in smokehouse as i find it to be easier than dryers or ovens.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:58 pm

2 x 50 gal 6:1:1 rye bourbon. 75% corn, 12.5% barley malt, 12.,5% rye malt.

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Shinerfortyniner » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Started my second batch of HBB. Added the malted grains and wrapped it up right for bed. Will add yeast in the morning.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby dieselduo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:35 am

In the process of making a goose island ipa clone
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Shinerfortyniner » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:34 pm

Stripped a gumball head from my first batch of hbb. Got my second bath of job under an airlock. Need a way to grind the corn.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jonnys_spirit » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:43 pm

I had an HBB spirit run these past weeks and locked in my cuts - split about 2.5 gallons across three gallon jugs which had used oak already in. I added a couple fingers of med to heavy toast for a nice laying down. I have about that much more of the same to mash and ferment yet and xfer all of it into a dedicated barrel...

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