Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

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Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Radkal » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:44 pm

Heyo!

Love the forum. I bought an air still recently and put down the batch that came in the box, in my eagerness decided to look up some guides on what i was doing while i waited for it to brew!

I'm blown away by the info here, and look forward to getting into some TPW and if the interest holds, maybe getting something a bit more significant going!

Any and all advice welcomed! Keep up the good work! Rest assured that when i hit an issue, this will probably be the place where i'll ask the stupid questions! :D
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby db1979 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:02 pm

Welcome :greetings-waveyellow:

You'll probably have better results running teddy's fast fermenting vodka or weetbix allbran washes through an airstill as tpw tends to leave behind too many flavours in pot stills. I'm no expert though as I've never owned an airstill.
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Radkal » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm

We will see how i go ^_^ I want something simple to start with, and if i don't like it I'll try something else!

If nothing tried nothing is gained, but I'll keep that in mind! :D
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:48 pm

Gday mate, welcome to the forum, I’d suggest a wbab for your next wash over a tpw
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Radkal » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:05 pm

@Doubleuj Will it make that much difference if i plan to mix it with an essence, rather than drinking it as a clear neutral?
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Professor Green » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Welcome mate.

+1 on running WBAB. If you're going to produce spirits with residual flavours (as will be the case with the air still) then it might as well be a nice wheat flavour.

Cheers,
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:23 pm

The wbab is just as easy and forgiving as the tpw is and like the prof said, it is better to have a wheaty flavour than a tomato flavour, no matter how subtle it may be. Plus the wbab has a nicer mouth feel in my opinion :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Radkal » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:28 pm

Hmm, sound advice... I'll have to adjust my shopping list! Cheers guys!
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby southern45 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:57 pm

I've run both TPW and WBAB washes through an AirStill. Go with the WBAB or another cereal based wash. :D
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby gad » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:45 am

Doubleuj wrote:The wbab is just as easy and forgiving as the tpw is and like the prof said, it is better to have a wheaty flavour than a tomato flavour, no matter how subtle it may be. Plus the wbab has a nicer mouth feel in my opinion :handgestures-thumbupleft:


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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby Radkal » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 pm

Got my WBABW down and bubbling away happily...

Say... anyone know how to use blueberries in this gloriously intoxicating hobby?
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Re: Airstill newbie still finding my feet!

Postby db1979 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 pm

Soak em in 80 % neutral until they lose their colour and they make a nice drink with soda water. Dilute to 40 % first though. You won't get neutral with an airstill though.
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