What'd ya'll make today?

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Shinerfortyniner » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Stripped my second batch of hbb. Didn't smell as good as the first batch. For awhile, I was worried I burned it, but it didn't taste burned.

Hopefully it will turn out well for the spirit run.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby OtisT » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:20 pm

durty_dunderpants wrote:is there a reason you only go 10"? for me it was just all i have so far! are you capping or just running 1:1 reflux?


I only use 10" of packing because I can only fit 10" of packing in my column without adding the extension. Sometimes I add my sight glass and put a half roll of mesh in the middle of it, just so I have something to watch, so that helps a little too. With mesh 10" of height is the equivalent of 2 extra plates i believe. Maybe I'm only Squeezing heads with what I have and I need more packing to Compress them ;-)

I'm capping, for all intents and purposes. When I'm done squeezing heads I simply turn off flow to the reflux condenser (0 reflux) but I don't remove the coil to add a full cap on the column. It's kind of capped on top with what I call a paddle that holds the coil and I can pot still without much vapor leaking. Not enough to worry me. Otis
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jackpinesavage » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:43 pm

Just pitched yeast-distillers- into my 2nd attempt at Honey Bear Bourbon this morning. SG 1.035.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:02 pm

Ran 3rd generation UJ.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby frunobulax » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:53 pm

Yesterday, We made ANOTHER 40 gallon all molasses wash
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby masonsjax » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:09 pm

Spirit run of some port wine brandy i got from my winery hookup. Finally getting the pipeline refilled.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby butterpants » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:19 pm

10 gallons RIS + Spirit run on 5 gallons of UJSSM blended to 45% ABV
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Texas Jim » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Finished my 4th stripping run yesterday. So, today is the spirit run. Got about 13 gallons of low wines (80% corn, 12.5% barley malt, 7.5% rye) heating up.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby dieselduo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:01 pm

I made an IPA and piggy back the grain into a take off of UJSSM
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Honest_Liberty » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:51 pm

just finished Odin's RyeBread SugarHead...hit the gravity right at 10% but the temp was at least 110 when I took my reading. I don't have a second large fermenter so it had to be split between a glass carboy and primary plastic bucket. 11.5 gallons between the two. I need to find out what that translates to in actual ABV.

Also, I'm a bit surprised. I don't know that I have ever seen the airlock start bubbling within 30 minutes. It's already going at a rate of a bubble every 4 seconds. I can't tell what the other bucket is doing because its open top covered with paper towels in between bacon screens, but I assume it has also started.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:03 am

around three litres of Birdwatcher's low wines, I have around 12ltrs all together now so I may take nine and do my spirit run, only concern is not having enough jars to put it all in, nice problem to have though.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Shine0n » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:13 am

Ran 24 gallons rum wash yesterday, yield 2.5 gal keeper

Today running 20 gal gen 2 corn/barley, still in progress.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby The Booze Pipe » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:06 pm

I just got 8 gallons of brown ale from a brewer friend to run through the 'ol booze pipe. Should make some decent wiskey I think. Anyone have much experience stripping carbonated beer? I read it should be good and flat before its ran.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jon1163 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:34 pm

Working on 20 gallon batch of a cerarye bourbon. Smells just a little bit like heaven
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby butterpants » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:08 pm

Spirit run on 13 gallons of corn squeezins low wines. Real slow through fores and heads. Took like 8 hours.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Hilltop » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:05 pm

Running my low wines off a barrel of sugar wash. Pureed a 5 gallon pot of bananas to put in the thumper tomorrow on the spirit run. While I was at it i used 20 gallons of my sugar wash hot backset to get a new barrel of cooked corn, oats and wheat to Alpha Amalaze temp. Long day today and gonna be a long one tomorrow. :|
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat May 05, 2018 7:44 am

Did a spirit run of 6ltrs low wines of Birdwatchers and got 3ltrs for the cuts which I will do tomorrow.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby dieselduo » Sat May 05, 2018 7:54 am

Made a Chinook SMaSH and piggy backing a single malt sugar wash
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Re: Cornflakes whiskey

Postby Celis » Sat May 05, 2018 8:07 am

Doing the first stripping run of Odin ryebread whiskey as I am typing this. Couldn't resist tasting it and it's great already!!
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby distiller_dresden » Mon May 07, 2018 1:19 pm

mashing in my first deathwish wheatgerm, modified somewhat-
6 lbs DME
1lb Lyle's black treacle
64 oz peach mango 100% juice
5 lbs homemade invert (make 10 lbs batches once a week for my liquor needs, so)
adding 1lb caramel 60L in the last 30 min of the wheatgerm boil
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby OtisT » Wed May 09, 2018 3:02 pm

I started my first ever peated whiskey today.

* 42% Peated Malt Barley
* 58% "CBW Bavarian Wheat" Liquid Malt Extract (65% malted wheat, 35% malted barley)

31 gallons, OG 10 60 Pitched last night and it's been bubbling all day long.

What wonderful smells. :-)

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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby likker liker » Thu May 10, 2018 1:10 am

OtisT wrote:I started my first ever peated whiskey today.

* 42% Peated Malt Barley
* 58% "CBW Bavarian Wheat" Liquid Malt Extract (65% malted wheat, 35% malted barley)

31 gallons, OG 10 60 Pitched last night and it's been bubbling all day long.

What wonderful smells. :-)

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Sounds fantastic, I've been thinking about starting another batch
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat May 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Stripping run for 20ltrs of Birdwatchers, got 3.5ltrs of product.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Honest_Liberty » Sun May 13, 2018 4:40 pm

Spirit run, first one yet with a bunch of SF low wines and some that didn't oak well. I'm shocked at the amount of product from 13 gallons at 40%.
Been at this since 10am, still collecting all mid 70s, and it's 7pm, although my proofing hydrometer has been verified at 2% over at 95%, and it showed 46% at 43
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:48 am

20ltrs of Odins Cornflake Whiskey and 1.8ltrs of Odins Easy Gin for dilution tomorrow.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby jon1163 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:30 pm

I have a gallon and a half of Still Life's rye distillate waiting and just mashed out 18 more gallons all in anticipation of filling a new three gallon barrel....getting hyped
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:22 am

Just finished a cornflake whiskey spirit run using 6ltrs of low wines. Got about 3.8ltrs going fairly deep into the tails. Making a pale ale tomorrow and the cuts on the spirit run. Always happy when I have a productive day. :D
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Hilltop » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:25 pm

Had a half a barrel of sour mash that was ready 6 weeks ago that I never finished running sitting outdoors, so I opened the barrel and saw a good lacto infection going and decided to run it. The proof has dropped from evaporation I guess. Last run of this she started at 160 proof, this run was 130.

Around 105 proof I tasted her and it has a very interesting flavor, nutty with an oaky hint. Gonna strip it down and add it to my all grain low wines. Should be an intetesting second run.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby 6 Row Joe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:08 pm

I just put a couple quarts of Uncle Jessies Sour Mash on oak. After a month on oak there's a very nice product.
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Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Postby Beerbrewer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:29 am

Ran a feints run, stopped collecting after I started smelling tails, I've already recycled my feints once already so didn't want to chance wasting time and effort for a third run.
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