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  • RLB
    Jan 28, 2013
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      If you knew nothing about distilling like myself before watching the show, Moonshines provided me with a few good tips: pot, thumper, and worm.  As I learned more then it was obvious there was a lot missing.  malting and smoking was another good tip.

      Robert



      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
      To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:37 PM
      Subject: [Distillers] Re: Gravity readings

       
      You got it, Henry,

      Learning distilling from "Moonshiners" is like learning animal husbandry from "Scooby Doo".

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, henry sangret wrote:
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      > I hope you people dont put much stock in the TV show, remember it a reality show and made to entertain not inform. If the show was real how long do you think it would take the government to put these people behind bars!
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      > I love barley based whiskeys, I like to use 20% peated to give a hint of smoke and triple pot distill. Barley is also nice with 20% rye for spice.
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      > Henry
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      > From: RLB
      > To: "Distillers@yahoogroups.com"
      > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 9:22 AM
      > Subject: Re: [Distillers] Re: Gravity readings
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      > If you are a true artist, try malting your own grains its not too
      > difficult.  Sprout your grain, remove sprouts and roots, dry (possibly
      > smoke) grind 25% and crush the rest.  When my experiments move to
      > include grains, I cant wait to try malting.  If you watch the
      > "Moonshiners" TV show, there is one person who doesn't use commercial
      > yeast or sugar, and I have to try it that way this summer.
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      > Robert
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      > From: tgfoitwoods
      > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 1:25 AM
      > Subject: [Distillers] Re: Gravity readings
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      > Dan, you are very welcome, of course.If you want to try a single grain whiskey, it's hard to beat a single malt using homebrew supply malted barley. It's already got the enzymes in it, and the procedure for barley malt is documented in lot of books and all over the web. Corn is several steps harder to work with, and I find barley whiskey delicious.Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Dan D" wrote:>> > > > > > Zymurgy Bob;> Thanks for checking into this for me.> The amounts are pretty much right on, But I only ended up with a total of 4.5 gallons in my bucket. Which may have been the reason for the higher reading. > I didn't add the enzymes as you concluded. I went with a simple mash recipe I found online that I could start out with. But was unsure which malts to choose for it.> My aim is to make a single grain shine to learn on and expand once I had the first batch done for me to have a taste example
      > to work from. The over all idea was to do a fruit infused shine, so I guess a neutral spirits is my goal. I will be looking into the malts to do my sugar conversions more.> But once it finishes fermenting I will post my finished readings.> > Again thank you for taking the time to answer my question.>
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