Re: [new_distillers] Re: Water Problems?
- I forgot to mention that i drilled 30 1/32 holes in the tube to allow air to
escape and closed up the un used end of tube
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- Hi Artic i have been distilling for years now but i have never
bothered to boil my water, i just use tap water (i live in QLD
Australia ) and have only had a couple of "stuck" brews that i saved
with some extra dry yeast.
By your description of corn flakes are you from Australia?, if you
are distilling at around 90% you would not retain much flavour, you
may need to consider a pot still. i recomend straining your wash
before distilling as i have experienced the effect of a pot burning
the mash and the cleanup was not fun!
i now prefer just to use sugar wash and flavour with various flavours
But that is just my way of doing things! (mostly whisky)
don't know about others but i find a good dash of port (200mls) or so
per 5 literes of flavoured spirit and leave it for a few months on
oak (or years when you build up supply) is a great way of getting
have fun and hope the wife enjoys the new "hobby"
- Let me get this straight. You add whisky essence to the etoh, then add
the port, then put it on oak?
What sort of oak do you use? Is it chipped, sawdust, or??? Plain oak
or charred or toasted?
I have a big chunk of an oak tree. It is quite red inside so presume
it is "red oak". I experimented with putting some sawdust into a jar
of etoh. It has certainly coloured up but it smells of musty sawdust!!
> don't know about others but i find a good dash of port (200mls) or so
> per 5 literes of flavoured spirit and leave it for a few months on
> oak (or years when you build up supply) is a great way of getting
> great drinks.