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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Frothwizard » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:53 am

bt1 wrote:Howdy,

For rums I can accept the gen 5 comments but for sugar/grain head when did gen 5 as a limit become the norm? Doesn't get any real flavour till at least gen 3/4

Fuck I'll have to get rid of gen 8+ stuff I have in storage....not!

bt1


Let's rise up against the false generation gods and bring back the true flavor that is rightfully ours!! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Brendan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:06 pm

Dominator wrote:Have you checked your SG? I would think you could use more sugar than that. 7kg in a 45L wash is only going to give a SG of 1006 and ferment out to 9.2% You could easily add another 2kg of sugar which will get you up to 1077 and 11.8%, which is still well within the limits of bakers yeast...Usually takes 2-3 weeks to ferment out.


I never go above 8% for anything now...anywhere between 6-8% and I'm happy.

My CFW ferments out in just under 96 hours :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby 1 2many » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:19 pm

Brendan wrote:
Dominator wrote:Have you checked your SG? I would think you could use more sugar than that. 7kg in a 45L wash is only going to give a SG of 1006 and ferment out to 9.2% You could easily add another 2kg of sugar which will get you up to 1077 and 11.8%, which is still well within the limits of bakers yeast...Usually takes 2-3 weeks to ferment out.


I never go above 8% for anything now...anywhere between 6-8% and I'm happy.

My CFW ferments out in just under 96 hours :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Brendan your washes must come out real clean at only 8% , and i suppose with a four day turn around it wouldn't mater about a low yield. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Andy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:47 pm

Zak Griffin wrote:I tested the SG of gen 1, I think it was 1.08... I've since misplaced my hydrometer :handgestures-thumbdown:


i keep misplacing my hydrometer... into tiny piece all over the floor

and thx for the write up!
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Brendan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:33 pm

1 2many wrote:
Brendan wrote:
Dominator wrote:Have you checked your SG? I would think you could use more sugar than that. 7kg in a 45L wash is only going to give a SG of 1006 and ferment out to 9.2% You could easily add another 2kg of sugar which will get you up to 1077 and 11.8%, which is still well within the limits of bakers yeast...Usually takes 2-3 weeks to ferment out.


I never go above 8% for anything now...anywhere between 6-8% and I'm happy.

My CFW ferments out in just under 96 hours :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Brendan your washes must come out real clean at only 8% , and i suppose with a four day turn around it wouldn't mater about a low yield. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I consider 7 or 8% optimal for anything with flavour. Just because yeast can tolerate higher, doesn't mean it produces the right flavours...

Commercial distilleries tend to aim for 6-8% too, so there must be something in it.
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Smbjk » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 pm

Brendan wrote:
1 2many wrote:
Brendan wrote:
Dominator wrote:Have you checked your SG? I would think you could use more sugar than that. 7kg in a 45L wash is only going to give a SG of 1006 and ferment out to 9.2% You could easily add another 2kg of sugar which will get you up to 1077 and 11.8%, which is still well within the limits of bakers yeast...Usually takes 2-3 weeks to ferment out.


I never go above 8% for anything now...anywhere between 6-8% and I'm happy.

My CFW ferments out in just under 96 hours :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Brendan your washes must come out real clean at only 8% , and i suppose with a four day turn around it wouldn't mater about a low yield. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I consider 7 or 8% optimal for anything with flavour. Just because yeast can tolerate higher, doesn't mean it produces the right flavours...

Commercial distilleries tend to aim for 6-8% too, so there must be something in it.


Good point yeast can be a strange thing. Will definitely give this a go. :handgestures-thumbupleft: zac for the recipe
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Sam. » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:25 am

Brendan wrote:
Commercial distilleries tend to aim for 6-8% too, so there must be something in it.


Because that's the cheapest and easiest way they can have the mash, has nothing to do with quality 8-}
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Bushy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:10 am

Can i just back the truck up guys. Ol mate started a welcome, in my opinion, thread on Odin's cfw. The results sound enjoyable to say the least. Now we're all over the place. I submit,as a member, that an able administrator cleans this thread up after it's first day on the shelf. Please.
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Re: Cornflakes Whiskey (CFW)

Postby Zak Griffin » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:16 am

I know what you're saying, Bushy, but while the thread is in the recipe development forum, I think a bit of conversation is good. I'm still new at the game, I put the recipe up to learn how I can do it better, as well as to give others the recipe for an easy, cheap whiskey wash.

The way I do it is by no means necessarily the best way!
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby flamehawk » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:22 pm

Put a wash down today

2ltr corn
1ltr rye
1ltr malted wheat

Any idea if this is a legit recipe as it was an experiment.
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby whiskeyshiner » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:33 pm

I use to do all grain single malt whiskey but i cant be arsed anymore the time and cost doesnt seem worth it so i did a quick search and found macwhisky it seems a close single malt clone. Anyone experimented with a single malt clone?
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby mattcoffs » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:54 am

Hats off to you Zak!

Bled off a litre at 6 weeks on oak and did a little extra distress ageing to it.

So far out of my whiskey drinking friends, not a single one has had anything negative to say about it. Smooth, unique, palatable. And I've certainly been giving it a good nudge!

I think next time i might keep a little further into the tails. My tastes always favour strong and bold so i think a little more flavour wouldn't hurt.

All in all, my first whiskey and it's better by far than i expected.
Cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby Zak Griffin » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:00 am

Cheers mate, glad you enjoy it.

For a bit more flavour, try adding some weetbix and malt extract into your next batch :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby mattcoffs » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:11 am

Zak Griffin wrote:Cheers mate, glad you enjoy it.

For a bit more flavour, try adding some weetbix and malt extract into your next batch :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I did add a couple weet bix, but i only did a few generations so doing some more would probably help too
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby Oxley Moonshiner » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:44 pm

Kimbo,

How did the 7kg wash go?

What was the yield?

I did one with 6kg of sugar and 100g Lowans yeast the other week and haven't run it yet but it fermented out very nicely
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby Zak Griffin » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:22 am

The answer is probably somewhere in the 23 pages of replies, Ox :think:
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Re: Recipe Discussion

Postby TBird61 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:13 am

Well it's the big day, today is the first spirit run of a batch of 3. I'm into jar 19 of a probable 45 -47 so in the middle of the hearts and holy ... does it taste good. We're having a hard time not fetching a glass now :)) We're very pleased with this, I can't imagine how good it will taste after aging
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