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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