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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby brisvalleymoonshiner » Mon May 20, 2019 8:12 am

Aussiedownunder01 wrote:Put down 20 th jen uncle j :teasing-tease:


Best on Ground award. Tell us how it goes would be keen to hear how this progresses :music-deathmetal: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby wynnum1 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:43 am

Sweet Sorghum seems to be a low water crop but 40 plus may be getting a bit hot need about 3 to 4 months of suitable temperature 12–37 °C.
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby brewboy » Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Just for interest regarding long term storage using plastic - I did my usual process, filtered it at 50% and put about 15 Litres in a 20 Litre plastic drum with some oak sticks in it. Then life changed and it was left for about 5 years. I went to it the other day and tested it. The hydrometer sank and so did my heart. So now it appears I have coloured water.
But the question remains - what happened the alcohol? Do I now cut up the plastic container and drop that into my preferred mixer? I took some from the bottom as well as the top but they were both the same. I know 5 years is a very long test time, but it sort of gives the impression that the degredation would start immediately the alcohol was put into plastic. Any ideas?
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby RC Al » Thu May 23, 2019 3:38 pm

Chuck it i vote, 5 years in plastic prob aint a good thing, even at 50%, they used to sell bundy n jimmy in 25l plastic totes, but that was at 40% ... it may be fine but for the sake of doing another run... Seems like a waste, but your health is worth more than any booze
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby EziTasting » Thu May 23, 2019 4:52 pm

brewboy wrote:...The hydrometer sank and so did my heart. So now it appears I have coloured water.
But the question remains - what happened the alcohol? ...


Could be me, but I use my hydrometer in the fermenter... and my alcoholmeyer to measure the ABV of my final product...
I would expect the hydrometer to sink all the way in because in because there would (should) be FA sugar left ... :wtf:


As far as storing it in plastic, I’d be inclined not to do that, so my vote is to use it as a cleaner...
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby bluc » Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm

Hydrometer or Alcometer. I'm with ezi if hydrometer sunk that's a good thing. If Alcometer bobbed up to zero it's a bad thing. 5 years in plastic personally wouldn't drink it :handgestures-thumbdown:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby The Stig » Thu May 23, 2019 6:02 pm

First post. And it’s about 5 years aging in plastic drum.
Call me cynical but I call BS
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby EziTasting » Thu May 23, 2019 9:30 pm

The Stig wrote:First post. And it’s about 5 years aging in plastic drum.
Call me cynical but I call BS


Sting is a cynic!
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby The Stig » Fri May 24, 2019 11:23 am

I knew I could count on somebody doing it :laughing-rolling:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby EziTasting » Fri May 24, 2019 3:27 pm

Be ok if I could spell... :doh:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby The Stig » Fri May 24, 2019 4:46 pm

That I didn’t notice , better call the police :happy-partydance:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby Milky » Fri May 24, 2019 6:43 pm

Put down a double batch (60L) of Macwhisky this arvo.

Got 25L of it to run soon and also bought the ingredients to put down a double batch (60L also) of Brendan's Faux Bourbon.

But man I'd forgotten how great the Macwhisky smells when fermenting!!
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby bluc » Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 pm

EziTasting wrote:
The Stig wrote:First post. And it’s about 5 years aging in plastic drum.
Call me cynical but I call BS


Sting is a cynic!

Can't believe you would pick on sting like that... :teasing-tease: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby EziTasting » Fri May 24, 2019 8:06 pm

bluc wrote:
EziTasting wrote:
The Stig wrote:First post. And it’s about 5 years aging in plastic drum.
Call me cynical but I call BS


Sting is a cynic!

Can't believe you would pick on sting like that... :teasing-tease: :laughing-rolling:


:D :music-deathmetal:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby The Stig » Fri May 24, 2019 8:52 pm

This needs to be settled , so I sent Sting an SOS.
It may take a while to get a reply cos I sent the message in A Bottle
I hope someone gets this message :teasing-neener:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby bluc » Fri May 24, 2019 9:06 pm

:laughing-rolling:
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby Bryan1 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:22 pm

Well after a week of hard work got the weekend to play in the shed so after getting the fire going to get the shed nice and warm got onto grinding cracked corn for my first AG mash planned for tomorrow. Also ground up the barely malt I made and man the smell of home made malt made me smile. :happy-partydance:

As I need a clean 60 litre fermenter for the AG I collected 6 litres of CFW to run thru my minime so did the strip runs today, as the cube of cooling water got warm decided to call it a night but overall a top day in the shed and a better one planned for tomorrow as I am a AG virgin and it is time to lose that tag.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby Milky » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:48 pm

Feints sacrificial run with the new packed section on Bender. Then this week it's time to run 40ish Litres of Allbran weatbix neutral wash.
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby bluc » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:58 pm

Hows ya corn going bryan :D
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby EziTasting » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:59 pm

Bryan1 wrote:Well after a week of hard work got the weekend to play in the shed so after getting the fire going to get the shed nice and warm got onto grinding cracked corn for my first AG mash planned for tomorrow. Also ground up the barely malt I made and man the smell of home made malt made me smile. :happy-partydance:

As I need a clean 60 litre fermenter for the AG I collected 6 litres of CFW to run thru my minime so did the strip runs today, as the cube of cooling water got warm decided to call it a night but overall a top day in the shed and a better one planned for tomorrow as I am a AG virgin and it is time to lose that tag.

Cheers Bryan


So, Bryan, you still a Virgin? :D

Or are you cursing the corn mash (really not a good first AG mash, IMO - it’s hard work!)
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