Paw Paw moonshine?

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Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby Hazy250 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:15 pm

Hi all just wondering has anybody made any likker out of paw paws ive got about 20kgs worth on my trees .

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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby bluc » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:26 pm

It would work . For an all grain brandy This calculator will get you ballpark figure. For amount of fruit to water for deired gravity. Mash it break up fruit remove seeds and add pectanaise let sit two days or so. Then add yeast. Pectanaise will help make more sugar but also create more methanol. Double your fores cut.
You will end up with a thick pulp slop. Squeeze liquid out anyway you can then still. Or steam strip in a pot still thumper..

Something easier make a sugar water base to desired gravity would recomend 1.065 gravity and add fruit to taste. More fruit more taste... once fefmented strain and run :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby db1979 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:37 am

Would it be best to freeze the fruit first? That way the cells burst and you should get more flavour and more sugar.
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby bluc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:30 am

Would help also boiling will break it up.. some say..freezing along with boiling changes flavour. You may prefer using these techniques or not. Also pectainiase is not used by everyone. But i reakon you want to get as much as possible from the fruit.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Oops forgot link to calculator in above post
https://www.brewersfriend.com/allgrain-ogfg/
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby Hazy250 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Thanks heaps
I will freeze as i have a chest freezer
Let you know how it goes.
I have made in the past watermelon moonshine and it came out a treat.

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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby bluc » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:14 pm

Been wondering about watermelon do you get plenty flavour carry over?
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby Hazy250 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:52 pm

Yeah you do actually it has the best smell and plenty of watermelon taste. I just juiced them in a cold press then strained then topped up with water and sugar.
Will definitely be doin again when aldi has them for 99 cents a kilo.
Looks suss though leaving with a trolly of watermelon and sugar and bread yeast :wtf: :wtf:
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby bluc » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:50 pm

:laughing-rolling: i normally buy ingrdiants seperately . Unless going to hbs they dont give a toss.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby db1979 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Hazy250 wrote:Yeah you do actually it has the best smell and plenty of watermelon taste. I just juiced them in a cold press then strained then topped up with water and sugar.
Will definitely be doin again when aldi has them for 99 cents a kilo.
Looks suss though leaving with a trolly of watermelon and sugar and bread yeast :wtf: :wtf:

Care to post up your recipe in its own post in the recipe development section?
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Re: Paw Paw moonshine?

Postby bluc » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:34 am

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