using malt extracts

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using malt extracts

Postby williewonker » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:20 pm

A mate of mine gave me some 1.5kg tins of coopers malt extract, two tins of dark (made from 100% two row barley apparently) and one tin of wheat malt (50%wheat 50%barley). As they didn't cost me anything I was thinking I could add some sugar (not sure how much?) to them, ferment and run through the pot, just wondering if I will I get any flavour along a scotch/whiskey line.
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby scythe » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:22 pm

You could probably add a few other ingrediants and make a proper wash.
BWKO i think uses malt tins.
Nope its this one:
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1638
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby TasSpirits » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:29 pm

williewonker wrote:A mate of mine gave me some 1.5kg tins of coopers malt extract, two tins of dark (made from 100% two row barley apparently) and one tin of wheat malt (50%wheat 50%barley). As they didn't cost me anything I was thinking I could add some sugar (not sure how much?) to them, ferment and run through the pot, just wondering if I will I get any flavour along a scotch/whiskey line.


Check out MacWhisky in the tried and proven section, are the tins unhopped?
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby williewonker » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:49 pm

TasSpirits wrote:
williewonker wrote:A mate of mine gave me some 1.5kg tins of coopers malt extract, two tins of dark (made from 100% two row barley apparently) and one tin of wheat malt (50%wheat 50%barley). As they didn't cost me anything I was thinking I could add some sugar (not sure how much?) to them, ferment and run through the pot, just wondering if I will I get any flavour along a scotch/whiskey line.


Check out MacWhisky in the tried and proven section, are the tins unhopped?


yep tins are just malt extract no hops, I used them in beer before, but they work out too expensive for my basic beer brew.
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby TasSpirits » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:58 pm

Any of the cereal washes, CFW, Wheatbix/allbran will benefit from some malt extract. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby Zak Griffin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:17 pm

:text-+1:

I'd use them, one at a time, in place of a kg of sugar in a CFW wash :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby williewonker » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:22 pm

Zak Griffin wrote::text-+1:

I'd use them, one at a time, in place of a kg of sugar in a CFW wash :handgestures-thumbupleft:


so not all at once, thought that might work out..
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby Zak Griffin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 pm

Both at the same time will work but I'd rather split it over two generations :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby williewonker » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:55 am

running this today and I'm getting little brown dots/bubbles of something coming through, doesn't seem to affect the taste or the run, probably end up with some type of residue to clean out of the pot though :/
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Re: using malt extracts

Postby bluc » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:17 am

Sounds like a small puke.If you double distill the spirit run will clean it up otherwise drop the heat down..
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