Re: A grappa-makin' fool- Free pomace
All you gotta do is ask. From their point of view, its garbage. There
is nothing to be lost if they give it to you. Until you know them
better- don't tell them what you plan to use it for. Mumble something
about using it for mulch to stop weeds growing in your garden. After a
year or two-if you feel it is a good idea- offer them the odd bottle.
Then they have a 2 fold interest in giving you the pressings- reduced
garbage charges and the odd bit of grappa. Trust me. They will start
calling you for pickup times.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@> wrote:
> > Hi Micio,
> > Yes, you are correct about my reasons for mixing the submerged
> > and emerged techniques, and it would be relatively easy for me to
> > increase the height of the spacer underneath my false bottom,
> > increasing the amount of water I could use without submerging
> > my pomace; I'm just a little concerned about running the boiler
> > dry.
> > Also, raising the false bottom means decreasing the amount
> > of pomace in the still charge, and I get so little liquor from a given
> > unit mass already, that I'm reluctant to increase the number of
> > it takes to go through a tub of pomace.
> > I seem to have derived at least some of the benefits of the
> > emerged technique because, just tasting the beer-stripping run,
> > the flavors are more intense and better than anything I've yet
> > done.
> > I think I'm about to enjoy some of the joys of grappa you have
> > been describing to us. This appears to be more flavorful than
> > the only commercial grappas (5 from the same distiller) I've
> > tasted so far.
> > Thanks for the reply.
> > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
> How do get your pomaces if I may ask. Do you pillage the local
> wineries and if so how do you go about that. I live near a winery but
> did not really know how to go about asking for their trash. Also you
> speak of low yields and I fully understand the reason for this. Could
> you give an Idea of what you get low wines wise say per pound.