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Postby beaull » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 am

After trying the tomato paste wash, I have gone back to Turbo. Easier to use, more alcohol etc
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby scythe » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:24 am

Thats unfortunate for you then.
Enjoy your heads and tails.

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Re: back to Turbo

Postby Sparrow » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 am

I guess it depends on what you're after,

Some guys like consuming alcohol, some such as myself enjoy appreciating it. Power to you buddy there's no right or wrong :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby tipsy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:49 am

each to their own...are you at least making cuts?
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby Wineleader » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:58 pm

beaull wrote:After trying the tomato paste wash, I have gone back to Turbo. Easier to use, more alcohol etc


When I am getting supplies from the LHBS I note that a large percentage of customers are buying the various essences... Probably with the view that they are happy enough with the result so I assume producing the spirit isn't the key focus it's an means to an end.

If I am making Aussie cream, Rumtopf or liqueurs I don't mind if the spirit has a mixture of heads and hearts.

So it's not always clear cut when it comes to distilling.
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby bluc » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:12 pm

Seriously you don't mind heads and tails :wtf: Op as others have said each to their own but there's a reason why us here at ad chase quality its because the nasty shit in the heads and tails(besides tasty like crap) can do harm to the body. You drink enough especially heads and your going to have problems..

It also costs a lot more for turbo stuff work out how much it costs to do a turbo (Yeast,turbo clear, turbo charcocoal, filtering the spirit afterwards etc etc then compare it to tpw or ffv uses none of that stuff and see the difference. The fact you get more out of each ferment is moot point when its crappy quality.
But its your still and body feel free to use it as you please..
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby Lowie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:16 pm

beaull wrote:After trying the tomato paste wash, I have gone back to Turbo. Easier to use, more alcohol etc


I used turbo for 10+ years (no cuts as that's not in the instructions) with my still spirits super reflux still (precursor to yours) and never knew the difference. I was used to getting nasty headaches from drinking store bought spirits so thought nothing of it. Wasn't until I stumbled upon forums such as this one that I thought there was anything better out there. I agree with you that you get more alcohol percentage, but I don't reckon that little bit extra is worth the headaches and inferior taste. TPW might not be right for you (I don't particularly like the taste of it), have you tried the FFV? A bit of extra effort, but much better neutral taste if you're going to add essence (nothing wrong with that either - I've got a heap for sale in the for sale section if you're interested), I've made some pretty good stuff with essence over the years and still use some now. Good luck with whatever you choose, there's no right or wrong, that's the beauty of this hobby :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby beaull » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:25 pm

I do not get headaches as i always filter through coconut charcoal, the quality is excellent. I do not use essences just orange juice.
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby orcy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:43 pm

In all my years i never had a headache using the old turbo yeasts and a super reflux still. Throw foreshots, collect to 94c on the thermo, water to 40%, carbon filter. And we drank it by the gallon as we were uni students at the time.

I still get people remind me how good the parties were when i mixed up a postmix keg of peppermint vodka lemonade.

The newer turbo 8 im not a huge fan of though. But turbo pure is passable, just expensive.
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby Nino » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:48 pm

beaull wrote:After trying the tomato paste wash, I have gone back to Turbo. Easier to use, more alcohol etc


Have you tied the FFV wash? It might be more to your liking and not that hard to brew.
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Re: back to Turbo

Postby Plumby » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Sorry to hear that, but to each their own.
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