Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Sat May 09, 2015 9:43 am

It is done. I did one slow stripping run and kept the hearts.
The flavor and character of the cereal definitely carries over, but not exactly as I expected.
If I smelled this I would know it was something familiar, but I wouldn't go straight to froot loops.
Knowing what it is I definitely pick out the "froot" flavor aromas.
Taste has same faux fruity taste, mildly, and then corn like wet left behind cereal in a bowl. But in a good way.
I'll bring the bottle to woodshed's, will be interesting to get others take on this one.
Reminds me a little bit of jednecks chocolate shredded wheat shine, flavor is there, not overwhelming, but in a disconnected, alien sort of way.
All in all it is a clean bright white shine. Doubt that I'll do another, but happy with this one.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby DSM Loki » Sat May 09, 2015 10:12 am

That sounds interesting to say the least.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby skow69 » Sat May 09, 2015 11:16 am

MichiganCornhusker wrote: I got to talking to someone about it, and they knew someone who knew someone, and next thing you know I had the boxes in hand.


Oh sure! Kegs have to be all legal, but everybody is just fine with black market Fruit Loops.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby NcGunny » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:49 am

So its been 3 months since the Fruit loop run. Been very busy here but....did a taste run.
The original run on the sour mash with incl fruit loops is still very tastey. The second batch has very much mellowed and lost most of its odor. It still carries over a fruity subtle hint on the backend. Sometimes my fruit real or fake will pick up a peppermint taste on the tongue. (Only way I can describe it) but I am pleased none of this got it. I think the key to success is Corn Mash Fruitloops. Make up your mash like you would ferment then wait a few days and shove the loops in..lol. Grocery store has 5 boxes for 10.00. I have 20 boxes sitting on the table now..lmao. Almost forgot..My all Fruitloop was ran like a first run of rum. I didnt get the faux taste. But my taste buds might be fried due to years of abuse.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:23 am

Good to see you back, Gunny.
I want to thank you for posting your son's brilliant recipe here. I made the all-Loop batch and I've had a lot of fun with it. A lot of the flavor and aroma carried over in the white spirit.
But, if you add a little Sprite, between the sugar in the soda, and the carbonation, it's like sticking your head in a bag of Froot Loops.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Jimbo » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:04 pm

MichiganCornhusker wrote:I'll bring the bottle to woodshed's, will be interesting to get others take on this one.


I laughed out loud after taking a sip of this at S3. There's no doubt what flavor is slapping you in the gob, after the childhood flashbacks subside anyway. As far as Im concerned MCH took the award for the craziest delicious concoction on the table,... but of course that comes as no shocker considering who we're talking about here. I still treasure my jars of yam juice and slow roasted in the ground spud shine from him too. MC is certifiable, a pioneer in the libation lunatic fringe.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby NcGunny » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:59 am

Think we should get this entered into the tried and true section...was hoping someone would try out a Sour Mash experiment also. I ran another batch..well I used all my headstash of malted corn and made as much as possible. Really hard for me to get my malted corn right in this god forsaken yankee state. Anyways...fruitloop enhanced corn likker is the way to go for the most taste..I do believe my Grandpa would have a fit when he knows I polluted his recipe..lol Guess what his Xmas present is?!
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby StillLearning1 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:07 pm

Well I got a batch of froot loops birdwatchers going this past weekend. I only had a one gallon zip lock bag full of loops to put in but I figured it wouldn't hurt. I want to add one more box to the mix but have a question. You guys think I'd be better of adding when the ferment is almost done or should I try dumping a box in the thumper? I'm going for max foot loopyness.

Also, I dumped the loops in whole, after two days they still are. I was expecting the shriek poop look but it never happened. Any ideas?
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Jimbo » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:08 pm

HAHA This loops thing is sure to be a long time hit here on HD. Its a crazy cool drop for sure and is on my hitlist as well. I cracked up at S3 when I tasted MCH's.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby StillLearning1 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:41 pm

Jimbo wrote:HAHA This loops thing is sure to be a long time hit here on HD. Its a crazy cool drop for sure and is on my hitlist as well. I cracked up at S3 when I tasted MCH's.



Yep. Just sounds way to cool to not try. I just made the comment to my wife and her friend that I wished I had some old cereal for my wash and her friends said well I've got some old froot loops! They both laughed and my eyes lit up!!! Took me a while to convince them I was serious!

Edit: I wanted to add that depending on how this goes I may try it with UJ before long. After all the original calls for a sour mash!

The other idea is to do it with corn flakes to keep it an all cereal wash.

Edit#2: just googled froot loop liquor. Looks like the big boys beat your son to this one gunny. Theres a brand out there by a company named "three olives" and the bottle is called loopy. In case anyone is interested.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby DSM Loki » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:01 pm

I've had the three olives, and it was nothing like the product I sampled from mch. Seems to me they're using a flavoring in a neutral.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby StillLearning1 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:46 pm

DSM Loki wrote:I've had the three olives, and it was nothing like the product I sampled from mch. Seems to me they're using a flavoring in a neutral.


Thanks for the reply on that. I fugured somebody here had at least tried it. Was wondering if it was worth picking up a bottle to have a standard to shoot for. Thats the problem with making something you have no idea how it should taste!
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby NcGunny » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:46 am

This is funny as hell. Last night my buddy brought me a 1/2 bottle of the (all I can say is SWILL ) of that Loopy. I honest to god couldnt get a second swallow past my tongue.Its some kinda neutral flavored...honestly I cant even.call it a drink. I have had plenty of sugar washes flavored..but those SOB's are giving.my Fruitloops a bad name..lol!!
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby StillLearning1 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:15 pm

So I got to run this yesterday. Striped 10 gal and then combined that with 5 gal fresh wash for the spirit run.

Froot loop flavor is BIG. It had a pretty harsh burn off the still last night but already seems to be leaving after just a few hours airing out. I have really high hopes for this after cuts and blending in a few days!

I'm pretty sure this will not be my last time fermenting froot loops. This was just really fun from start to finish!
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby StillLearning1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:33 pm

TRIED AND TRUE!!!!!! that's my vote anyways! Made cuts this morning and after blending and proofing down to 50% this stuff is amazing. Full of loopy flavor and for some reason turned out incredibly smooth to be this young. I am positive now I will make this again.

My only problem now is what to do with it. Its great neat, and I'm assuming its going to make an amazing SPD. just not sure if I want to cover up the froot loops taste because it is so unique. I'm wondering what a few JD chips might do to it also....
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby NcGunny » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:41 am

Glad you liked it!! Been so busy here lately hard to even breath. I actually liked the corn mash flavored slightly better,not alot of difference but just slightly different. I found it works better on my rig to run these crazy washes like I would rum and no packing in the column. I had the slight burn also but it went away quick.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Uncle Jesse » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:38 pm

I love this thread.

It absolutely cracks me up.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby LWTCS » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am

Uncle Jesse wrote:I love this thread.

It absolutely cracks me up.


I got a Metamucil thread buried here somewhere in the "annals" too......No I'm serious.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Uncle Jesse » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 pm

LWTCS wrote:
Uncle Jesse wrote:I love this thread.

It absolutely cracks me up.


I got a Metamucil thread buried here somewhere in the "annals" too......No I'm serious.


I tip my hat to innovators.

Keep it up.
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Corsaire » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:12 am

still_stirrin wrote:...

25 years ago when I started brewing beer, a close friend in our brew club had an incident similar; his 4 y.o. boy stuffed cat food (pellets) into one of his carboy fermenters. The cat food started a feverish ferment in the vessel. He asked me if he should dump it out. I said, "heck no".
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Wow. This gives me an idea for a Mad Max bottle :idea:
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby LWTCS » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:20 am

Corsaire wrote:
still_stirrin wrote:...

25 years ago when I started brewing beer, a close friend in our brew club had an incident similar; his 4 y.o. boy stuffed cat food (pellets) into one of his carboy fermenters. The cat food started a feverish ferment in the vessel. He asked me if he should dump it out. I said, "heck no".
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Wow. This gives me an idea for a Mad Max bottle :idea:



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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Corsaire » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:42 pm

Well, remember this scene from the Road Warrior?
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby OtisT » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:53 pm

MichiganCornhusker wrote:Courage, Gunny, you are out there alone in Froot Loop land... :thumbup:


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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby Shine0n » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Went to my local market and fruit loops are on sale... damn it :P
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Re: Sour Mash flavored with fruit loops....

Postby bronctoad » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:09 pm

hummmm...... this rabbit hole looks..... interesting :?
my first gen ujssm in a 20gl brute just finished at .998 :ebiggrin:
I was planning a 3x run for party favors then ending the ferment
but, seeing as this is for the end of the year work party, I think that
a 4th gen with some froot loops is way neccessary 8)
but here's the question(s)
my ferment is sized for 2 1/2 times of the original ujssm. so
18 lbs of cracked corn
18 lbs of sugar
16 gls of water
anyone got any ideas how much froot loops I should add in the 4th gen,
or should I replace some of the sugar with the cereal? :eh:
reading the thread no one has given quantities, other than mch's whole
cereal run. :wave:


thanks to any an all that help
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