I want to thank everyone for their suggestions on what to do with the
tails. I might try to age a pint or two on heavy oak just to see what
it will do but most of it will go to killing the ant piles that persist
in my back yard.
Understanding that heads and tails are used to bring corn hooch to that
certain flavor before aging I now have a real taste of what tails can
do in moderation. I can now see that their is a place for heads and
tails in my future batches of corn whiskey that I will want to age on
some good oak.
I think that having some tails around left over from previous corn
batches and doing a taste test of the tails before I start my blending
process will give me a better idea of what I want out of the final
batch after oaking. Now I can see why master blenders are worth their
weight in gold.
I am cerious though, is there a set amount of tails that go into
finished spirit runs that the major distillers do. Like for every 25
gallons of corn hooch they would put in 1 gallon of tails???
What a good learning experence.
The best for last
- I cut heads and tails when I rerun tails . It Depends on the taste for me.Douglas French
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Subject: [new_distillers] Tails
Just to be 100% sure. there is no need to "cut" or throw out anything when running a batch of just the tails from previous runs, Right?
- Is it really worth the effort? I save my tails and add them to the next wash I plan to distill, works fine. Unless you are using a very small apparatus, it would take a long time to get enough to distill on its own.