41738Re: Making whisky
- Mar 2, 2008In 100% agreement there Bob,
I always mix alot of heads in with the middle run for the right taste.
Its just kinda sad though that a few folks here dont understand or
appreciate some of the benifits of them "ancient, old fashioned,
simple pot stills".
ToddK, pretty much stated it in the previous posting on this subject:
"I admire and respect Smiley for much of his book on corn whiskey,
but when it comes to his method of reflux still and cuts, I never
could do it either. So I tried simple pot stilling and have never
BTW, my father was in the Navy in WWII and used to tell stories of
how the sailors would bribe them submariners for their
famous "torpedo juice" (believe it was the Type 42s that ran off of
ethanol), mix it with orange drink powder and have "TP parties" lol.
A Votra Sante Aussi.
Vino es Veritas,
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@...>
> To: Distillers@yahoogroups.comus are using
> From: jamesonbeam1@...
> Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 03:48:53 +0000
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: Making whisky
> Hey, Jim,
> I hear ya, but I'm ok with the fact that some large percentage of
> whiz-bang engineering to produce what's essentially V2 rocket fuel.It's just that
> it seems like a whole lot of work to make something I don't want;vodka is my
> *least* favorite booze. True, I use my "neutral" stuff to make ginand liqueurs,
> but mostly I can get that from redistilled feints.they assume we
> The only times the refluxers get just a *bit* of my goat is when
> are all refluxers, and that it's the *only* sensible thing to do.produce the
> Also it cracks me up to hear that, even when tuned to the gills to
> azeotrope, some have to carbon filter to remove bad flavors. Myhearts, and I'll
> bet yours also, are smooth and sweet right out of the condenser,with *zero*
> bad flavors, even if they*do* get better with time, oxygen, andoak. I don't
> know how many times I've had newbies with me on a still run,especially a spirit
> run, express amazement at how that white stuff at the outletcompares so well
> with their favorite booze.that gorgeous
> So, let's just suffer the slings and arrows, and tip a glass of
> brown stuff to each other.Reflux
> Here's lookin' up yer old address.
> Zymurgy Bob,
> a simple potstiller
> Sigh Zymurgy Bob,
> Looks like folk such as us are in the wrong world here... Maybe
> they should change the name of this forum to "Distillers - For
> Beverage Ethanol Distillers" :(:(:(
> Vino es Veritas,
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