Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

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Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Matt_Pl » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:12 pm

G'day all,

So my mcrum is in the boiler heating up and I'm looking at a packet of medium oak American dominos Mac gave me when I bought my still a few years ago.

Wtf do I do ? Wrap in foil and sit in my oven for 30 mins ? How many grams per litre is the general cenus ? I have read 10 grams for litre ?

Many thanks,

Confused !
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:47 pm

If its medium toasted no need to do anything put it in your spirit at 65 abv. 15g/l if short term 3months or 10g/l if ageing 12m or more..
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:51 pm

:text-+1: blucs all over it, they're ready to use. Go get ageing :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Matt_Pl » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Bluc your a gentleman and a scholar, thanks mate
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby ed9362 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:09 pm

I have often thought that a simple aging guide in the newbie corner would be a great addition to this site.

I think the aging is the tricky bit of this whole distilling thing. it takes so long to see if something is working or not.
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Matt_Pl » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:27 pm

I hope aging is the easy part lol

I'm sitting here watching my still and thinking is this right?

I'm sure I need to make a power controller to be honest

How many cut jars do people normally end up with from a 43 litre wash?

I'm still trying to decided what %abv I stop collecting and collect in my feints keg...
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Professor Green » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:25 pm

The hardest part of aging is not drinking the stuff before it's finished...

Matt_Pl, I think most people stop around 15-20%. After that you're just throwing heat into the boiler for little return.

Cheers,
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby andybear » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:34 pm

I collect in 300ml stubbies and usually get between 10 to 12 of them. You should notice a slow down of product and an unpleasant smell at the parrot. At this stage I reduce cooling to the reflux condenser and collect another 4 bottles to add to the next run. This stinky stuff adds good flavour to the next run imho. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Medium American oak dominos wtf do I do ?

Postby Matt_Pl » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:07 pm

Thanks lads!
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