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Odin chiming in!

Postby Odin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:22 pm

Hello there!

How are you all doing? Not sure if I need any introduction, but at the same time I feel I do. Especially, since I haven't been around for like 3 1/2 years. Well, not on this forum that is!

Not exactly sure why I stayed away for so long. But maybe my (too) busy schedule had something to do with it? If you remember me, it is probably because I am that guy behind some gin postings, cornflakes whiskey, rye bread whiskey and/or iStill.

Yes, iStill is my company. Not aiming at the home distiller, so I guess it is okay to talk about it a little bit. If not, Pumpin, please reach out.

Yep, been quite busy the last 3 1/2 years. Further establishing my company as the lead constructor in craft distilling equipment. Proud to say we have build-up 200 distilleries in 2017. And that we are planning to do around 300 in 2018. But there is more. I felt that our approach to distilling, with automation, robotization, new innovations (at least to the craft distilling industry) needed professional support as in training, help with recipe development, and even dedicated contract distilleries to help craft distillers out. Happy to report we now train around 200 to 300 people a year (close correlation to the number of distilleries we help set-up).

Recipe development ... I have designed an interesting approach to how to design drinks. Taste intensity, where it can be found, how you can detect it and amend it, and more. If that's interesting, let me know, so I can elaborate.

On a product development stance ... I just start working on a 100% roasted buckwheat recipe. Both all grain and sugar head. If all is fine, I'll probably open up a new thread on that.

Regards, Odin.
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Postby Buddy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Buckwheat sounds like an interesting :idea:
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Postby just sayin' » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Good to see you back, Odin. Buckwheat sounds interesting, I hope it proves worth your time.
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Postby Kareltje » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Nice to see you here too!
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Postby S-Cackalacky » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:27 am

Will we be seeing anything new in the iStill line - perhaps an oval or parallelogram shaped boiler?
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Postby dutchmancreek » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:12 pm

I’m kind of interested in the buckwheat project. Buckwheat is big around here (even have a buckwheat festival). A local distillery produces what they call buckwheat moonshine and a buckwheat Whiskey. I’ve tried both and didn’t care for them.
(Buckwheat is a seed, not a grain....does that mean it shouldn’t be called a whiskey?)

I would like to give it a try myself one day. I’ll look forward to your thread.
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Postby just sayin' » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:56 pm

Researching I discovered Heston Farm's Pinchgut Hollow Distillery in Fairmont, WV makes buckwheat whiskey. I was within twenty miles of them a couple of times in the past two week. I am going to have to stop by for a wee taste. They claim it is based on a family recipe from the prohibition, but then it seems almost all new distilleries have some kind of family "legend".
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Postby dutchmancreek » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:52 am

Heston Farms was what I was referring to above. They make a buckwheat moonshine and a buckwheat whiskey, that I don’t care for at all. At one time they made a pretty good rye, if I remember correctly.

They also make a ramp (wild garlic) flavored “moonshine”, and one flavored with rhubarb, if you can believe it.

Even so, Heston Farms is a nice place to visit...distillery, winery, and a very nice restaurant.
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Postby Still Life » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:47 am

I caught your buckwheat recipe (elsewhere) and it looks inviting.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 am

Hey, Odin! Good to see your out-sized chin here again. I hear bits and dabs about what you're doing from other sources, but it's nice to hear what you're doing directly. Don't be a stranger.
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Postby ZeroGee » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:52 pm

Glad to see you back, Odin! Been kind of lost in the weeds myself, come to think of it...
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Postby Tdick » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:05 pm

Odin wrote:Hello there!
How are you all doing? Not sure if I need any introduction, but at the same time I feel I do. Especially, since I haven't been around for like 3 1/2 years. Well, not on this forum that is!
On a product development stance ... I just start working on a 100% roasted buckwheat recipe. Both all grain and sugar head. If all is fine, I'll probably open up a new thread on that.

Regards, Odin.


Greetings Odin!
I could NOT help it!

I haven't been myself lately!
Of course it was the first thing I thought of and yes it is exactly like myself .
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Postby zapata » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:33 am

dutchmancreek wrote:They also make a ramp (wild garlic) flavored “moonshine”, and one flavored with rhubarb, if you can believe it.

Rhubarb I can believe, but ramps?!?! I became enchanted by ramps one day on a camping trip up in those parts. Was later kicked out of my own tent!
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