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MacWhisky Recipe Discussion

Postby Dominator » Sun May 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Excuse my lack of knowledge on grains but should the malt be whole or cracked? And do you just soak the grain in boiled water the same as the BWKO?

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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Sun May 19, 2013 8:56 pm

Just cracked is fine, your only using the grain for flavor ;-)
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby bayshine » Sun May 19, 2013 9:47 pm

cool mac :handgestures-thumbupleft:
will be tying this one when i get home next :D
i take it this is a scotch knock of :-\
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Sun May 19, 2013 10:09 pm

FIIK but it dont taste like scotch 8-}
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby Brendan » Sun May 19, 2013 10:21 pm

MacStill wrote:FIIK but it dont taste like scotch 8-}


Certainly sounds like a single malt scotch-like whisky...maybe you've only had bad scotch before Mac, and now you're coming around... ;-)
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Sun May 19, 2013 10:23 pm

yeh it's kinda sweet but no way it tastes anything like scotch, I grew up with scotch drinkers in my family... I guess the first part of my sir name gives that away ;-)
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby Brendan » Sun May 19, 2013 10:35 pm

I'll be in Scotland in about 6 weeks...might have to take an Aussie Distiller banner and deface Glenfiddich for a photo! :))
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby Matt S » Thu May 23, 2013 10:28 am

Hi Mac,
For this recipe what sort of Caramalt Liquid Extract are you using? Amber? As the only one my LHBS has is Morgans Amber Caramalt.
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby crow » Thu May 23, 2013 10:58 am

Yeah its not going to come out like scotch unless you either add peatreek or smoke the malt using peat ;-)
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Postby wedwards » Thu May 23, 2013 11:30 am

This recipe is a very cool idea. I had been making all my scotches using the all grain method (as that's what I'm used to for beers), but if I can get away with something simple like this and get close to the same flavour with a lot less work, then I'm in! Still asking myself why I didn't think of this haha
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby BareKnuckles » Thu May 23, 2013 12:01 pm

Sounds like something I just may try... Thanks for the idea mac....


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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Thu May 23, 2013 12:18 pm

Yeah look guys I wouldn't really call it a Scotch, it is a lovely drink on it's own or with coke as a mixer.

I would say if you did the peat thing it would be a very good scotch, it has a ton of flavour and the caramalt really gives it some depth.

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Re: MacWhisky

Postby Ryno » Thu May 23, 2013 2:24 pm

Looks like my to-do list just went up one task. Great idea Mac :drool:
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Thu May 23, 2013 4:47 pm

I know you will love it Ryno, I'll give you a sample on Satdy :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby 1 2many » Thu May 23, 2013 7:17 pm

This looks like a nice simple recipy .
I think this will be my next wash after i have learnt how to run a still with TPW. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby occo » Mon May 27, 2013 2:15 pm

Hey Mac
Looking at giving this one a go, but having troubles finding the caramalt liquid extract. Where would you suggest to get this from? And how big is the tin you use? :handgestures-thumbupleft: cheers
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby MacStill » Mon May 27, 2013 2:23 pm

TWOC in Bibra Lake would have it, it's in a beer kit tin size ;-)
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Postby BackyardBrewer » Mon May 27, 2013 2:33 pm

occo wrote:Hey Mac
Looking at giving this one a go, but having troubles finding the caramalt liquid extract. Where would you suggest to get this from? And how big is the tin you use? :handgestures-thumbupleft: cheers


Hey mate, any real world HBS would have Morgan's in 1.5kg tins... If you want to pay postage then all the online ones have it too but $12-13 tin of Morgan's will cost the same in postage.
http://www.esbrewing.com.au/liquid-malt ... malts.html
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby occo » Mon May 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Cheers will try TWOC
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Re: MacWhisky

Postby Ryno » Mon May 27, 2013 5:05 pm

Hi Gents,

I was at TWOC on the weekend, and I was advised they had sold out of the Morgans Caramalt. The guy there with a white beard (sorry I cant remember his name) gave me a Briess CBW brand one. I cant remember which one I will check it tonight and post a picture. He said it was very similar to the Morgans one. Hope this helps
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