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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:49 pm

spoonjab wrote:
bluc wrote:After 2 years :scared-eek: i struggle for 6 months :laughing-rolling:

Most of my stash i drink is all over 2yrs old now. I have rum 4.5yrs old.
I used to think 6 months age was awesome. Once you break through the 2 yr mark you will notice a difference

:mrgreen: :romance-kisscheek:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby ThePaterPiper » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:50 pm

I did 8kgs in total, 60% medium, 40% heavy. The result being a wonderfully peaty if not a little bitey (i think we included some late heads) spirit in October. It has since settled down and is quite smooth and the peate smoke has reduced a little, but still the most predominant flavour. We are going to have to be very strong willed to let this age long enough though. It is good enough to drink! lol
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:55 pm

:text-+1: is what i reakon. Mine is like made yesterday but oh soooo delicious..
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby ThePaterPiper » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:00 pm

I have to take a leaf out of your book Bluc, and do a heap of mashes within short time. That way we can get to some serious ageing with small quantities of oak per litre. (no barrels yet)
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:42 pm

Sounds like a plan. I may not get anymore mashs in before chrissy :crying-blue:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby ThePaterPiper » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:59 pm

I know I won't :crying-blue: My mate is working on the new snowy hydro and is away for 3 months or so, only coming back a few times. I suppose he will want to see his family and stuff, selfish bastard!! :roll:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:02 pm

:laughing-rolling: :D
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:29 am

Lot 4 Steady at 1.012. Stripping now :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Sg 1.069 fg 1.012 7.35 abv
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:16 am

bluc wrote:Lot 4 Steady at 1.012. Stripping now :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Sg 1.069 fg 1.012 7.35 abv



Noice!

I need more Hydors! with 5, 6, 7 or 8 FVs between 2 houses we're gonna have to keep shifting the single one we have back&forth! ~x( Best travelled hydro in history... ;-)



PS: not all FVs are on the go at the same time! Unfortunately... but we're getting better and better at making AGs so it'll be just a matter of time before we will need more.... :dance:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:04 pm

Wondering about yeasts. I used safspirit malt, and it is really fruity(very early days I know) does this fruityness fade or is there a yeast that doesnt produce such a fruitty whiskey?
I know nothing about whiskey but cant remember whiskey/scotch tasting like fruit.. I always thought it just all tasted a like bourbon/whiskey/ un peated scotch.. :think:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:09 pm

Interesting question. I don’t recall many Whiskies with a fruity smell but I always thought that Oakland NF would quite those notes...

We ran an AG that used a Bavarian yeast, the sort smelled strongly of Bananas and I was looking forward to the end product, but the Banana has subsided massively! Very disappointed...
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby Sam. » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:24 pm

Speyside whisky from Scotland have many fruit notes.

Oak will bring out more as well :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 pm

I only kept smidge over 2l @65% from last lot so even though it was highest sg and best effeciency it finished a bit high @ 1.012 so it wasnt my best yield. Was the highest abv though which is good. Will definately look at a finishing yeast. All grain is lots fun and look forward to lots more to come.. :D
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft: haha pity you can’t upload a sample so we could taste and smell it!

What? I don’t mind looking silly liking and sniffing my screen! :teasing-neener: :teasing-tease:

As long as it tastes good!! :snooty:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Lol
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Have you run yours yet ezi? How did you go?
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:53 pm

SHMBO has other plans for me right now :naughty:

Had hoped to run them last weekend, but apparently there were more pressing things that needs my attention! :?

Won’t have time this weekend, praying hard to get a chance next weekend! But apparently there some major event in that weekends as well so I may be plum outa luck!! :angry-banghead:

Perhaps I can do something in the break!?!? :pray:

Have 2 to run, last FV has Rye meal in it!
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 pm

How did you go sparging the rye mash?
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