TPW spirit run stinks

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TPW spirit run stinks

Postby BigRig » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm

After doing spirit run and cuts the neutral has an odd smell but the taste is good.

From a 25L wash i am taking about 2 - 2.3L of 94%.
Last batch I was a little harsher on cuts and kept 1.8L and still had the smell.

Considering the taste is good should I be worried? Any thoughts are appreciated.

Using the recipe from tried and proven section including exact quantities.
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:17 pm

Can you decribe the smell?
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby BigRig » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:22 pm

Odd smelling. Almost reminds me of celery.
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm

Go harder on cuts next time. Reckon the smell is tails
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby Wobblyboot » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:30 pm

We all got diff tastes. I don’t like tpw myself, I would try teddysads ffv :handgestures-thumbupleft:
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic ... 32&t=10949
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby BigRig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 am

Doubleuj wrote:Go harder on cuts next time. Reckon the smell is tails


Thanks. I stopped short of the wet dog smell I read about but I guess this was the start of the tails I didn't recognise. I will be harsher next time around.
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby BigRig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:07 am

Wobblyboot wrote:We all got diff tastes. I don’t like tpw myself, I would try teddysads ffv :handgestures-thumbupleft:
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic ... 32&t=10949


Thanks I will give this a run next time. I am not a fan of tomato but reading it was a neutral thought I wouldn't taste it (and I dont). Maybe it is more tomato smell than celery. I will check it again.
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby BigRig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am

Just some thoughts.
I use olive oil as a foam retardant, I was previously using store bought conditioner. I use essences if making a scotch for the father in law.

Will tails show up in smell before taste?
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:58 am

Try carbon filtering.
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby The Stig » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:33 am

BigRig wrote:Just some thoughts.
I use olive oil as a foam retardant, I was previously using store bought conditioner. I use essences if making a scotch for the father in law.

Will tails show up in smell before taste?

You shouldn’t need foam retardant for a TPW unless it’s not fully fermented .
Try running without next time
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Re: TPW spirit run stinks

Postby Ravvin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am

For me, when running TPW through the T500, I could definitely taste tails before I can smell it coming off the still.
I didn't see the sense in saving the tails for anything other than cleaning, and I have 5L of heads saved up for that, so as soon as I noticed the wet cardboard smell, I turned off the heat.
A couple of days later, when sorting out the cuts jars, I always had a couple of 200ml jars at the end that were noticeably nasty and left a burning feeling in the mouth, even watered down 2 teaspoons of water to one of spirit.

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