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Today in the Shed volume II

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Today in the Shed volume II

Postby punkin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Seeing as how the cookie in the original thread with 200 repies is broken, we may as well start again.

So post here all your current exploits, be they fermentatious, creativitous, cronstructivitae or damn amusing.

if it happened today in the shed, tell us more.



Old thread here;

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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Kapea » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:04 pm

Should have been doing a spirit run today, but...

Several trees had grown in front of my view of the satellite. That combined with rain fade (it's the rainy season here now) has been messing with my signal - at the worst possible time. It really sucks to sit down to watch a show from the DVR and get the dreaded "Recording incomplete. Satellite signal was lost during this program." ARRRRGG!!

So, I spent the morning doing chainsaw-Fu. Signal meters all reading 90+ now. :rkn:

Maybe I'll do a spirit run anyway. New Years is a-commin'!
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby punkin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Just got home from a week away. My yard looks like the Husqvarna ad with the jungle growing overnight.

Have a weeks worth of freight to pick up and sort including 50 kgs from China...

Doubt i'll get up to my mates farm tonight for New Years :(
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby mort4 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:59 pm

Thanks Punkin :8)
I'm spending the day getting the water running around here. We went through a bit of a cold spell and it all froze up, domestic and hydro-power. So showers and laundry then I'll get those well-settled washes run. :D
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby dutchmancreek » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:10 pm

Probably will be staying home for New Years Eve. The roads are pretty bad, since the last snow storm. Punkin, you're cutting grass and I gotta shovel the drift out of my driveway just to get out...do that tomorrow, the snow stopped a couple of hours ago. Glad I have snow tires all around and 4 wheel drive.

Put some Limoncello in the freezer and am making some Apple Pie tomorrow.
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby DavidWatkins » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:00 pm

Not today, but tomorrow morning will be my first spirit run of my Rye/Millet UJSM that my brother and I concocted. Since we started this experiment in honor of his first child, we'll be putting a couple bottles of hearts up LONG term aging. We've even got some nice labels printed up. The plan being we will open "Batch 1, Bottle 1" for her birthday many years down the road.
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Bushman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:59 am

My son sometime back gave me the trunk of a plum tree that had fallen, I am currently cutting it up and plan to char part of it for aging.
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Kapea » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:52 pm

The charred plumwood sounds interesting. Has it been dried?

Has anyone tried aging whiskey on charred mesquite wood?
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Bushman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:13 pm

Kapea wrote:The charred plumwood sounds interesting. Has it been dried?

Has anyone tried aging whiskey on charred mesquite wood?

It has been down for a little over a year and has just air dried not kiln.
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Oddball » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:03 am

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ran the blackberry schnapps on it's stripping run, took 3 cycles with the little pot to run the 5 gallons of mash. saved a quart to cut the finished product with.
saved the backset for the next batch. I need to finish my 5 gallon pot from Mr. Pint's plans.

then I cut a pint of the brandy down to 40% , passed it around and we all thought it was mighty fine indeed!
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby mlb68 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:23 am

I love it take a look Santa in the picture. Santa's pissing Brandy :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Kapea » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:26 am

mlb68 wrote:I love it take a look Santa in the picture. Santa's pissing Brandy :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Hoh Brewer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:45 pm

Full 15 Gal Rum wash strip yesterday. Kept a quart for sippin. Surprizingly smooth for a strip? Ran very slow to see what could be done......have to say not bad :8)
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby Beerswimmer » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:14 pm

Made cuts and bottled a swetfeed. Put a gallon on charred oak @ 65%, and kept a half gallon white @ 80% for apple pie!
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Re: Today in the Shed volume II

Postby dellae » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:05 am

Just completed the 1st spirit run of another Wheat Whiskey trial.
This was made with Briess Wheat Growler LME fermented on Oats bed - been running Oat whiskey all winter.

Straight off the condenser it is smooth and flavourful.
Got another charge to run.

I am thinking that this one might be a goodie.
Unlike the wheat flour and wheat (grain) trials that I turned into neutral because I thought the flavour was average.
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