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Re: 1st time distiller seeks advice on first mash and run of a 2.5 gal. alembic

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  • waljaco
    Also Message 1343, 2063, 4197, 8885 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/4197 wal
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2012
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      Also Message 1343, 2063, 4197, 8885

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/4197

      wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@...> wrote:
      >
      > See messages # 913, 2063, 4196
      >
      > wal
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "lostwilly929" <lostwilly929@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi new friends,
      > >
      > > I'd like to make a traditional potato vodka. Eventually developing and perfecting my skills to make it as it was before packaged yeast or refined sugar were available. But, for now, I need a starting point. I'm thinking of making a mash of boiled potatoes, malted barley and water. For yeast I want to make a starter from the mash with malt extract and a champagne yeast (suggested by clerk where I bought my supplies)and pitch it after developing for 18+/- hours.
      > >
      > > I guess my question is: am I reaching too far for my first try? There's a lot of experience in this crowd, hope some of you will help guide me.
      > >
      > > thanks,
      > >
      > > Willy
      > >
      >
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