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Re: whisky all grain

Postby ThePaterPiper » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks Bluc. Thinking of doing another all peated all grain, we found that blending it with a bit of the NGW made it go a lot further and didn’t really knock too much of the peate flavour out. Just wondering if we did an Ag on plain malted grain if that would add something extra. It’s an excuse to sit and drink a few beers while the grains steep anyway if nothing else.
Looking forward to seeing how this cornflakes mash goes. Hopefully it pulls some corn flavour through for something a bit different. I am not into bourbon enough to bother mashing corn.
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:01 pm

I did staright malted un peated grain and peated grain. While I prefer the peated the un peated is better imo than sugarheads or cereals mashs I have done.
I watched a vid on youtube and a bloke mashed kellogs cornflakes added to warm water and added malt and got good conversion. Something I am going to try. I am determined to find a good way to mash corn with a false bottom and sparge rather than on the grain. Much cleaner and less labour intensive.

Love mashing barley such a clean and easy process once you work out the details..I just need to find someone near by with a heap of chooks to deal with the spent grain :laughing-rolling:
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:06 pm

Hah. Tried that... thought I’d be doing this lady a favour... silly chooks stopped laying!

She thought I poisoned them or got them all pissed!! And was so upset with me... turns out it was just a change in diet... but she won’t take anymore ... no more free eggs... :crying-blue:

On a brighter note: my Rye AG has completed 1 month in my 3L barell... hanging out for the end of second month! Have already tested it, very spicey! Not sure if that’s my cup-of-tea!
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:40 pm

How well do the 3l barrels work easy do the waste much spirit? over oak or other nasty side effects? 3months in 10l does wonders to rum interested to know how smaller barrels go. For short time aged stuff..was considering a 5l one for short term all grain stuff but not if the angels are gunna drink 1l or more on me..I doubt I could afford keep any bigger full. :D
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby EziTasting » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:01 pm

It’s my first time with a 3L barell... guess you can call me a 3L Virgin :teasing-tease: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Bugburner used his for some CFW and after 7 weeks it was like nothing I’ve ever tasted! Unbelievable colour, aroma and taste!!!
I’m hoping for something similar!

Tell you the truth, am hanging out for something bigger because I’m struggling to get it right to have enough to fill it and maintaining it. As for losing liquid, I can’t say as that it does. But I soaked it 3 days in our NF water (the good stuff) so that it doesn’t leak...
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby coffe addict » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:12 am

Blue, sorry to hear your grain is running out! I no longer have cause to visit Barrett burston so my supply is getting low aswell.
Maybe a group buy through craftbrew is the way to go as orders over 20bags get a massive discount!
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Re: whisky all grain

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am

I was gunna ask you about that. Will be a little while yet but I will be in touch :D
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