I'd learn how to make a good vodka first. That way you have something
to drink while you're learning how to make good beer. And frankly,
good vodka aged on lightly toasted oak chips, then mixed with 15ml of
pure maple syrup per 1750ml of 40%abv - IMHO that beats any whiskey
I've ever had. I'm playing with grain based spirits just to keep me
occupied - otherwise I'd design / build / scrap my 30th still.
To learn how to make (ferment & distill) a good vodka, read and follow
the information on Tony's homedistiller.org site. Make
Alex's "supermarket moonshine" recipe over and over until you're happy
with the product quality and yield. Then learn about turbo yeasts and
To learn how to brew good all grain beer, I suggest getting a copy of
Dave Millers book "The Complete Handbook Of Home Brewing" - AND - find
and join a homebrew making club.
I don't have a clue how to advise on the best still. The type
probably depends on the range of things you want to make and how
traditional you want to be. In my case, I'm embarassed to admit how
many stills I've built in vain attempts to improve on the N/S design.
That might be your best still starting point.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com
, Patrick Edgmon
> Message: 4
> Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 15:17:38 -0000
> From: "Mark" <markgofast@h...>
> Subject: Re: Triple distilled Irish Whiskey.
> Mark would you care to comment on any of these steps?
> Or maybe recommend a good source for these steps?
> Patrick Edgmon
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