Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Birdman85 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:55 pm

RC Al wrote:JD is 80% corn 8% rye 12% barley

So adding some rye like you said will get you where your wanting to go


Thanks mate. Will definitely give it a go. I think I saw a grain bill list on here somewhere. I'll take a squizz through there and see if I can pick some I like and chop and change. I have to make some neutral before anything tho.... And I still haven't finished my keg :roll:
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:35 pm

Keep us informed if you don’t mind Birdman as I really like where you are aiming for.
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:21 pm

Silly question guys with the boiling water of 20 litres , the sugar, corn wheat and barley it must be close to 30kg. How do you guys safely lift this hot weight to tip it into the fermenter or do you do it in a couple of batches. Also what sort of pot do you use to oil it all up in ?
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby bluc » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:26 am

I mix it in fermenter boiling water in first in few batchs then dissolve sugar in boiling water then add grain..
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:44 am

bluc wrote:I mix it in fermenter boiling water in first in few batchs then dissolve sugar in boiling water then add grain..


Thanks bluc, so I am guessing you repitch the yeast every time as backset and boiling water would kill the yeast in the grain bed
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:46 pm

Wellsy wrote:
bluc wrote:I mix it in fermenter boiling water in first in few batchs then dissolve sugar in boiling water then add grain..


Thanks bluc, so I am guessing you repitch the yeast every time as backset and boiling water would kill the yeast in the grain bed

Get yourself a 30ltr bucket and mix the sugar and boiling water or backset in that.
Either let that cool to ferment temp or water it down with cold water before adding to fermenter.
I mix sugar and backset in a few smaller batches so there is room in my bucket to add cold water to get to correct temp.
Then you wont kill your yeast and you can have your fermenter at exactly the right temp from the get go. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
I find a bigger bucket is necessary for this job as i get my drill and paint mixer into it and give it a good mix.. not hard to make a mess if ya not watching what ya doing. :violence-stickwhack:
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:00 pm

Thanks Dan
But how do you then transfer the 30 litres in the bucket into your fermenter as at that stage it would weigh almost 30 kilos. Or do I just not work out enough lol
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:34 pm

Wellsy wrote:Thanks Dan
But how do you then transfer the 30 litres in the bucket into your fermenter as at that stage it would weigh almost 30 kilos. Or do I just not work out enough lol

Ill only put 5ltrs of backset, 2-3 bags(2kg) of sugar in bucket and then mix. I wouldnt usually get it over 20lts getting it down to 30 degs. Depends how cold your water is.
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:18 pm

Thanks again guys.
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby hgwells » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:01 pm

Hi Guys,

Put down my first BWKO wash today, have read all of this post and I still have a question.
I have a FSD neutraliser that I assume will have to configure to four plates without the packed section to maintain flavour.

My question relates to stripping runs, using backset and BWKO wash generations.

Do I need to do a stripping run with the bubbler or can I do one shot spirit runs and mix the generations together, or is it best to do stripping runs, combine gens and do a single spirit run using macs guide to running bubblers?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

HG
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:32 pm

Sorry I cant give you an answer on the bubbler HG I only have the pot still option.

I can tell you generations and are worth doing which ever way you go with this one. It is well worth keeping the flavour :)

Good luck and I am guessing this will become a favorite as the ferment time is great on this for me :)
I have even started experimenting with rye like many others have.
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby bluc » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:36 pm

hgwells wrote:Hi Guys,

Put down my first BWKO wash today, have read all of this post and I still have a question.
I have a FSD neutraliser that I assume will have to configure to four plates without the packed section to maintain flavour.

My question relates to stripping runs, using backset and BWKO wash generations.

Do I need to do a stripping run with the bubbler or can I do one shot spirit runs and mix the generations together, or is it best to do stripping runs, combine gens and do a single spirit run using macs guide to running bubblers?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

HG

No need to strip with a brown spirit in bubbler :handgestures-thumbupleft:
I do however strip neutral washs..
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby hgwells » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:07 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft:
Wellsy wrote:Sorry I cant give you an answer on the bubbler HG I only have the pot still option.

I can tell you generations and are worth doing which ever way you go with this one. It is well worth keeping the flavour :)

Good luck and I am guessing this will become a favorite as the ferment time is great on this for me :)
I have even started experimenting with rye like many others have.
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Re: Mac's Bourbon Whiskey Knock Off (BWKO) Discussion

Postby hgwells » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:08 pm

thanks :handgestures-thumbupleft:
bluc wrote:
hgwells wrote:Hi Guys,

Put down my first BWKO wash today, have read all of this post and I still have a question.
I have a FSD neutraliser that I assume will have to configure to four plates without the packed section to maintain flavour.

My question relates to stripping runs, using backset and BWKO wash generations.

Do I need to do a stripping run with the bubbler or can I do one shot spirit runs and mix the generations together, or is it best to do stripping runs, combine gens and do a single spirit run using macs guide to running bubblers?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

HG

No need to strip with a brown spirit in bubbler :handgestures-thumbupleft:
I do however strip neutral washs..
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