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Rasin bran

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:16 pm
by Jr-dist
Started a sacrificial batch today, needed for trying out new still. Plan was to make up a batch of sugar water and ferment, however reading on here i realized i need more then sugar. Planned to add cornmeal but was all out. Used a box of raisin bran instead. 8 gallon batch with 12 lbs of sugar, lemon juice, 1 box raisin bran, little bit of molasses. Started smelling pretty good reason i added the molasses. Smells really good right now. May have to try this again when not sacrificial batch. Has anyone tried something similar and if so how did it turn out?

Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:04 pm
by 8Ball
Well, sorta. I made up something similar (a sacrificial batch, full disclosure in case the corn picker chimes in later). Worked out nice.
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Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:48 am
by Just 4 Fun
Actually I do raisin bran quite often,I find it ferments quickly and easily while tasting a lot like “makers mark “ wheat whiskey.
Unlike cornflakes where I sometimes have stalled ferment and have to add DAP raisin bran works off every time without a hiccup.

I run it first through the big still then run the “low wines” through my small still with a thumper cutting it off when it hit 50% to avoid fusel oils coming over.

Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 pm
by Jr-dist
Ran it off. It does have a different flavor. I used wine yeasts and it came out as tasting like milk that i added grape flavor to it with a strong brandy smell. Will run again to clean it up and see if it improves. It fermented slow due to cold temps in my area.

Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:29 pm
by cob
Jr-dist wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Ran it off. It does have a different flavor. I used wine yeasts and it came out as tasting like milk that i added grape flavor to it with a strong brandy smell. Will run again to clean it up and see if it improves. It fermented slow due to cold temps in my area.
I hope your not drinking your sacrificial run. :thumbdown: :sick:

Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:06 pm
by Jr-dist
No bought some cheap vodka for that. This was suppose to be the sacrifice but wanted practice. So i ran vinigar, then water, then vodka. Vodka came out like it came in so then ran the raisin bran rum.

Re: Rasin bran

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:57 am
by Jr-dist
Had it on oak. Gave it a nice color and has a brandy like flavor.