Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Daylewce » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:46 am

Suggestions on where to get a good one?
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Br00ksy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:00 am

5 Star does a good one :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash

Postby Birdman85 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:52 pm

Kimbo wrote:Yeah mate, i crush/ mill it then put it in with my sugar.(a blender will work just as good)
When I add the backset from the previous wash, it dissolves the sugar and softens the NG at the same time ;-)


I'm curious about multi generation washes.

Do you let the back set cool and if so how much of the 25L is backset?

Do you add yeast on the concurrent gens?

I just tossed my first gen weetbix and nutrigrain because I didn't know and didn't have the time to ask.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Br00ksy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 pm

Hot backset is good mate. Straight out of the boiler it helps to dissolve the sugar :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash

Postby db1979 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 pm

Birdman85 wrote:Do you let the back set cool and if so how much of the 25L is backset?

Do you add yeast on the concurrent gens?

Use the backset hot to dissolve sugar then let it cool. Do it this way and you won't need to add new yeast.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash

Postby Birdman85 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:59 am

db1979 wrote:Use the backset hot to dissolve sugar then let it cool. Do it this way and you won't need to add new yeast.


I just thought the high temp of the back set would kill the yeast?

So add about 25% back set, stir to dissolved sugar, let this cool and add back to fermenter topped up to fermenter Max.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Daylewce » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:15 pm

Guys, I’m at a point where I’ve got 2 first gen washes that have finished fermentation, I was planning on making a second gen straight away however my problem - the local supermarket has no sugar due to panic shoppers :angry-banghead:
What do i do to preserve the yeast / nutrigrain mix at the bottom of my fermenters until I can get more sugar??
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 pm

Just leave the lid on it, I’ve often left my lees sitting for a few weeks before getting around to putting another gen on.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby VirtualT » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:16 am

This stuff is awesome. Did 3 generations, the striping run went in @ 50%, first 5L come out at 82% second 5L at about 78%. I let the second 5L run into the tails a bit, its now on oak. The first 5L wow, not sure what Im gonna do with it, its great just as sipping White Dog moonshine, tastes a lot like a sweet corn whiskey. Well impressed.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Lesgold » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:05 am

I hope you meant that the stripping run went into the boiler at 40%. (I assume that was a typo). If not, you have the potential for disaster. 40% low wines is considered the upper safe limit for alcohol content in a boiler.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby VirtualT » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:58 pm

Lesgold wrote:I hope you meant that the stripping run went into the boiler at 40%. (I assume that was a typo). If not, you have the potential for disaster. 40% low wines is considered the upper safe limit for alcohol content in a boiler.


Don't believe everything you read on the internet bud.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Lesgold » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:50 am

No dramas VirtualT. Just thought I’d point it out. If you are aware of what you are doing and decide to continue taking those chances, that’s entirely up to you. This forum promotes safety at all times and no one wants to see or hear about anyone being hurt through their actions. The other issue I have is that this is a public forum where people learn and pick up valuable information about this hobby. Pushing the envelope in relation to safety is not a good message to put out. It gives the impression that we are just a bunch of cowboys.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby The Stig » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:12 am

Well said Les :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Sam. » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:22 pm

The Stig wrote:Well said Les :handgestures-thumbupleft:


:text-+1:
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Rumblepants » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:04 am

Newbie question; Do people keep the grain bed (freeze?) after they've done the 5th generation?
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Coolabah » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:26 pm

tastes really goo with a 4 plated column
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Beermerc » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:43 pm

Hey all,
Thought I would interrupt this thread to give some feedback on my first NGW run.
I am using a thumper with a 10L still so ran 23 litres in 2 stripping batches.
I added juice of 2 lemons and heaped teaspoon of epsom salts - the SG was 1.094 and ended at 1.010
Havent done a spirit run but I tasted the middle of the run (diluted to 40%) and wasnt too bad. Had a candy flavor aftertaste.
I wasnt sure when to finish, but have around 4 litres at around 75%
I am doing generations, using the lees and backset - I assume the yeast will have died due to high alcohol content and so need to add the same amount of yeast again?
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby Wellsy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:43 am

Hey guys
Just went to Woolworths and 805 gms Nutrigrainon special for $6:50.
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby RC Al » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:31 pm

yeah its getting harder to find it cheap now, there is a looming grain shortage i think

Beermerc, if you happen to catch this - you dont need the thumper for stripping runs - it actually works against you by stripping more flavour out of the wash and the higher abv leads to watering down the flavour more with water or wash for the spirit run, save it for the spirit run when the additional processing it provides makes your cuts a bit better
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Re: Nutrigrain Wash Discussion Thread

Postby bluc » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:33 pm

With china knocking back aussie grain you would think there would be a surplus :roll:
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