Re: Harry's peat reek
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Richard" <richc@...> wrote:
>extracted from msg 27677
> Anyone have a link to Harry's method for peat reek?
> Should I peat some of the malt?and add it to the wash then distill. Beats the hell out of trying
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Scotch ain't scotch without it. I make peat essence
to smoke-dry malted grain. Careful, a little goes a long way. Get
a handful, put it in a tin with a lid (Arnott's biscuit tin is
ideal). Put the tin on the stove ring and gently heat it (like you
were simmering water) for about 20 minutes. It'll stink up the
house so make sure you've got good ventilation & the wife is out for
the day. Let it cool for half an hour BEFORE you remove the lid
(otherwise you introduce air which may cause it to ignite). Then
stir in a cupful of ethanol, or saved heads/tails, then strain the
mix through a strainer. Filter the liquid through funnel and paper
towelling. I use about half this fluid in a 20 litre distillation.
If you think the results are too strong, you can always cut your
final product with some neutral alcohol @ 50%abv.
Is so, can you tell me where in
> Cairns I can buy some peat?bag. It's sedge peat from northern NSW. Doesn't contain added
>>>>>>>>>>>> BigW or any garden centre. Killarney Peat Moss. 5 lt
fertilizers. Most others do.
You can also add it directly to your finished product (drinking strength). But be careful...IT IS POTENT. start with 5ml (tsp) per 750ml bottle. More if you like. Cut with non-flavoured product if too strong.