Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby RuddyCrazy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:08 pm

G'day Tubbsy,
First thanks for putting it up as I knew you would mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Now i have been sampling today and I have to say that staple Laphroaig QC leaves a type of plastic taste :angry-banghead: yes it goes down like silk but that is the way I make my stuff :handgestures-thumbupleft: I only sampled No.2 and I have to say it tasted way better leaving a greater mouth feel :handgestures-thumbupleft: I then went to sample my own and with a greater hit being a young aged I got a similar taste so this 1700's method I was told about is a forgotten thing that once I was told I just had to try it. By simply putting sphagnum moss in whisky and re distilling it will give the peatness taste. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

As far as smoke yes I'm going to venture into it and build a little fire place out the back of my shed. So if you want to send up some of your peat it can be done on my new setup.

Now lets look at this sphagnum moss has been the staple but what about using other moss like I have around my shed. It's like a grassy moss and covers the ground like a blanket and when it rains it puts out shoots. Now like I said I could bring up a carpet of moss and while green put it thru my peat fire. I do have a jug with about a litre of old cfw so this may be an option just to see the outcome, before using that 3 litres of AG aged whisky I had tabled to use.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby tubbsy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:19 pm

Laphroaig QC leaves a type of plastic taste :angry-banghead:


Yeah, it took me a while to get a taste for it, but now I have I can't get enough :dance: :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :dance:
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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby EziTasting » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:41 pm

tubbsy wrote:
Laphroaig QC leaves a type of plastic taste :angry-banghead:


Yeah, it took me a while to get a taste for it, but now I have I can't get enough :dance: :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :dance:



Laphroaig :puke-huge: I am definitely in the ‘Hate it!’ Camp

Don’t mind Smokey and/or Peaty, but Laphroaigh is something else!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby RuddyCrazy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:01 pm

tubbsy wrote:
Laphroaig QC leaves a type of plastic taste :angry-banghead:


Yeah, it took me a while to get a taste for it, but now I have I can't get enough :dance: :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :dance:


At the expense of this whole concept of putting some sphagnum moss in some whisky and distilling it.

Sorry but this thread is all about that just try and see, now where there this is tested and now proven to have a peat taste I couldn't explain I do think it is a winner even with out the smoke :handgestures-thumbupleft: But that won't stop me from trying :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :obscene-drinkingdrunk: to get that smoke feeling :music-deathmetal: :music-deathmetal: :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby Wellsy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:26 pm

I have been trying to think different options for malting barley. I was thinking I could use my old worm farm. Following this topic I have to wonder if the smoke was pumped into the drain hole at the bottom of the worm farm the smoke may well permeate the barley layer in the first tray. Just a thought guys
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Re: Sphagnum Moss for that peat Flavour

Postby RuddyCrazy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:44 pm

Wellsy wrote:I have been trying to think different options for malting barley. I was thinking I could use my old worm farm. Following this topic I have to wonder if the smoke was pumped into the drain hole at the bottom of the worm farm the smoke may well permeate the barley layer in the first tray. Just a thought guys

Just grab some spapghum moss from the local and add to your stuff, leave it for a few days and distil and age it then wake up to a peat taste :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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This method was done in the 1700's and i have proven it works albeit with out smoke :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: So just try it mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:

What we need is a few more people to try this method so we can put it the the tried and true forum


Cheers Bryan
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