Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

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Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Wed May 16, 2018 7:34 am

Interesting short video on slivovitz production. The still is direct fired by wood, but the still kettle is a water bath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gv-FcknTww
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Re: Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby WithOrWithoutU2 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:23 am

Not sure why, but I can sti and watch these type of videos for hours.
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Re: Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby Beerbrewer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Very nice, as close to an Arcadian idyll as one could get.
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Re: Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby Copperhead road » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm

Good link.

That brandy would be full of tails running it into a bucket till the whole volume becomes 44% abv....so much for doing cuts lol
it all starts with a warm bath to get the right parts swollen, then you need to anoint it in spirit, only then do you get your nose near the hole......of course it’s an Oak Barrel full of UJ
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Re: Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby shadylane » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Copperhead road wrote:Good link.

That brandy would be full of tails running it into a bucket till the whole volume becomes 44% abv....so much for doing cuts lol

It might seem that way but
The brandy has more heads than the average sugar wash and less tails
And that's the cuts for single run brandy
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Re: Old world slivovitz/plum brandy video

Postby Copperhead road » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Note that they do not add water to the fermenter and because it’s so thick once it’s finished the Cap is on top, they just scrap away a couple of inches to expose the beautiful plum colour and run the lot. No straining.....

I do the exact same thing with my peach fermenters :thumbup:
it all starts with a warm bath to get the right parts swollen, then you need to anoint it in spirit, only then do you get your nose near the hole......of course it’s an Oak Barrel full of UJ
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