RE: [Distillers] Re:dandelion "grappa"?
- Other Bob,
>From: "Firefox" <foxyfoxy50@...>That's what I do, too, and since I learned about bicarbonate in spirit
>Subject: [Distillers] Re:dandelion "grappa"?
>Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 16:23:35 +0100
>Hey! Been there done that LOL, had great fun but ended up with a load of
>foul tasting spirit. You may be luckier than me.
>I had good results with tea wine that was not up to par so I distilled it.
>was amazed at the result, after a single distillation at over 80% it tasted
>like Bacardi. This was just pure luck. I was not aiming at anything, just
>I never waste anything, all my wine lees goes into a barrel until I have
>enough to distil. The end result is not good even at 96% purity, unless
>double distilled or charcoal filtered twice, or both.
washes, I get crap in and pretty good stuff out. Of course, I make a
cut, even running junk EtOH.
Do you use bicarbonate?
>Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
>The old saying goes crap in crap out.
>I usually use a straight sugar wash and turbo yeast. Distil and filter
>Of course if you want a particular flavour to come through then pot stil I
>suppose but Dandelion? Not quite sure what flavour that would be in spirit
>or what to age in? Very interesting though and would like to hear from the
>outcome. Best of luck (or skill).
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