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Re: Whiskey from a reflux still

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    Ian Smiley analyses the use of LM still for whiskey in depth in his corn whiskey book. A good book to have if you are interested in making
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      Ian Smiley analyses the use of LM still for whiskey in depth in his
      corn whiskey book. A good book to have if you are interested in
      making whiskey/whisky/bourbon.

      Cheers, Riku

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Macrobert"
      <macrobert@...> wrote:
      >
      > But these are experiments you have to do for yourself. You HAVE to
      > try
      > this stuff on your own. We can advise you on where to start,
      where to
      > find research, and what works for us, but we can't tell you how to
      > make
      > hooch that tastes good to you.
      >
      > Tip one, Morgan
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      > Well put Morgan.
      > As I have never tried making whiskey in a Reflux I was going to
      stay out
      > of this one, but your reply prompts me to add something to this.
      > Too often, when we try something new, we think that there are cast
      in
      > stone rules that if we stick to, we'll get perfection.
      >
      > But who's idea of perfection?
      >
      > When making cuts, I stick to advice I was given over twenty years
      ago by
      > a fellow who introduced me to running a potstill, "...when you like
      the
      > taste, make your heads cut, when the taste gets too much, start your
      > tails.."
      > As I aim to make a drink that "I" like, I don't worry about
      temperatures,
      > cutting too soon. or too late. Usually, I end up adding some tails
      to the
      > mix to get the bite, and some flavour after oaking.
      > Sure, occasionally I cock it up, but if it's not what I call
      mixable, it
      > gets set aside untill I have enough to slow cook off a batch of
      neutral.
      > Need I say that in the early days, I drank alot of neutral?[IMAGE]
      > So, instead of trying to use somone else's thoughts on perfect,
      > experiment and take notes. If it works out you can repeat. If it
      doesn't,
      > make some small changes and recycle your attempt into neutral.
      > You can always add flavourings and make liquers if your not keen on
      a
      > Vodka.
      >
      > ATB
      > Robbie Mac
      >
      > Sometime tinkerer and sometimes it even works....
      >
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