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From field to bottle

Postby Harry Nutzack » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:42 am

I wasnt sure where to put this, im thinking it could go into experimental recipes also, however it is just an all corn mash that is going to use Pinto's enzymes. The jist behind this is that i have a relative that operates a small working farm and this past weekend i was out at his pla ce and i picked numerous ears of corn that has dried on the stock, mostly Indian corn and a few other varieties. I think that it is just neat because I picked/shelled and grinded the grain i am using to make some whiskey that i am in going to bottle and label for him using his farm's name. I am really excited about this project, i have included some pics of the corn, the sheller and the mill used to grind the corn.

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I know the pics are really not that interesting for those use to farming equipment, the sheller is powered by elbow grease, but for a city guy like me it was real fun to include my relative in this process, the plan is to get the corn mashed and have a product distilled by the end of this month and put on oak and deliver him his hooch next year.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby okie » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:32 am

What is your grain bill going to be? If you look at the major whiskeys you'll find many variables and each one makes a different flavor. Most use malted barley at least 20% for the conversion in mashing. I haven't seen an all corn whiskey. Some use oats and or wheat too. Rye is in most bourbons for that spicy flavor.

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Re: From field to bottle

Postby Harry Nutzack » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:48 pm

I am going to do 100% corn and use Pinto's enzymes.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby Azframer » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:41 pm

All corn mash is a pretty simple grain bill Okie, and he is going to use Pinto's enzymes. So malted grains are out.
Different varieties of corn would be hard to duplicate, different levels of flavor I know and starch levels in each different strain of corn are different if not mistaken.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby punkin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:31 pm

It's a great project i'll enjoy keeping up with it if posted in detail.

Like to see some pics of the how the corn sheller works, never seen one before.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby dad300 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:43 pm

I like it...but the hand sheller looks pretty funny next to that mill. standing by...
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby Mud » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:15 pm

This is a very cool project. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby zedzedtop » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:27 pm

Rad. Know any more about the specific varieties?
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby Harry Nutzack » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Punkin, you cannot see it in the photo but there is a hand crank attached to the sheller, you put an ear of corn in and rotaate the crank it in turn, turns the disc with the pointy things around and begins to remove the kernels, as the kernels ar e removed the ear moves through and exits the sheller.

Dad, i didnt want any of the cobb milled, just the kernels, i probably could have milled the entire ear, i know my Uncle does to make feed for the cows.

ZZ, the yellow corn is just field corn, it is my understanding that the red corn is Indian corn and i dont know what the multi color corn is. All the corn was still pretty wet, 22% moisture, I only get to see my uncle a few times a year being that this stuff was getting pretty close to being dried out i decided to work with what was available, in about six weeks i woud imagine the moisture content would be lower around 12-14%. The dryer the better IMO, i am a little worried that i might get some mold in it, i have it in a cardboard box with a fan blowing over it on low speed and turn the corn 2 times a day to keep that form happening, i will be mashing it this weekend.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby punkin » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:56 pm

It looks like the glass gem corn i linked to a while back.

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Re: From field to bottle

Postby Mangamahu Moonshine » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:01 pm

cool. i make my corn whiskey using an all-corn grain bill and enzymes too, it's a very nice drop. we drink it white round here, and its always a hit.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby sasquatch » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:08 am

Its Indian mountain painted corn.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby brutal » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:15 pm

punkin wrote:Like to see some pics of the how the corn sheller works, never seen one before.


Here is one in use in the beginning of this video.
http://youtu.be/qVZvHusN5gw
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby dale » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:14 pm

brutal wrote:
punkin wrote:Like to see some pics of the how the corn sheller works, never seen one before.


Here is one in use in the beginning of this video.
http://youtu.be/qVZvHusN5gw



That's friggin cool. I want one of those, then I would have to find some corn.
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Re: From field to bottle

Postby punkin » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:16 pm

Fixed the link for you. Thanks so much for posting that. It's the most interesting thing i've watched for months.
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