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Hi from Pa.

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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Buddy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:11 am

Suzukidave wrote:Well that conversation didnt go to well :shock: seems more taste testing on my part needs to be done :beer:


We expect a detailed report. :P Maybe try a couple of those spirals also. :beer:
Mama told me to never drink unless I was alone or with somebody.
"It's only for medicinal porpoises."
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:35 pm

Well it turns out it took several ( or more ) taste testing secession's to decide the bottle thats been on the Jack Daniel barrel chips for the month had a much better taste than the other two younger bottles . So i filtered and bottled the oldest bottle and will let the other two sit for a while longer , at 85 proof it all had a bit of heat at first sip but then mellowed so after all the testing i would say both were pretty good batches :8)
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:13 pm

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While waiting for the last batch of Rum to age a bit i started the next batch and the next morning the ferment is churning pretty good
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:27 am

Ran it out
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:01 am

I am not sure what i did wrong but i thought i would try smoothing some brew by filtering it thru about a foot of 2" tube packed with washed charcoal . At the end i had 2 layers of coffee filters , what i got is a smoother but very gray looking result ? Two days in the freezer has not settled it out very much so asking for a tip to get it clear again .
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Tracker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 am

Charcoal also takes out a lot of flavour.


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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:31 am

I was experimenting with some so wasnt too worried about loosing some flavor , i just have never tried charcoal filtering so figured i would but i didnt expect it to hold the very light black color no matter how many times i filter thru coffee filters . Maybe the coffee filters i am using are not fine enough .. they were the cheap ones .
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:14 pm

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I picked up one of these voltage controllers to replace the PID controller https://www.ebay.com/itm/111568442164
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Suzukidave » Mon May 07, 2018 10:01 pm

I received the voltage controller and wiring it up is very easy , full power to the 5500 watt heater got the 3 gal test water boiling hot pretty quick so now to make up a batch for proper testing .
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby Saltbush Bill » Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 am

S-Cackalacky wrote: It's one of those things that is accepted as fact simply because it's said enough times.

I except it as fact because Ive experimented and found out for my self. Hundreds of others on many different distilling forums have come to the same conclusion for the same reason.
Im not good at following the herd, with most things in life I have to find out the hard way, which is trail and error.
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Re: Hi from Pa.

Postby The Baker » Tue May 08, 2018 7:10 am

Suzukidave wrote:I was experimenting with some so wasnt too worried about loosing some flavor , i just have never tried charcoal filtering so figured i would but i didnt expect it to hold the very light black color no matter how many times i filter thru coffee filters . Maybe the coffee filters i am using are not fine enough .. they were the cheap ones .


Try letting it stand, like, awhile. Like, at least a month.

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