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Postby gsx913 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi All,

Just thought I'd say hello.

Currently I've got an electric brewery setup for making beer, and I thought I'd diversify as I can mash grains with it to make whisky with.

I understand a pot still is the ideal choice for whisky as it doesn't strip all of the flavour out (though more work). I've got plenty of reading to do on the forum before I go and buy/do anything though, as I need to get up to scratch on processes and equipment.

Looking forward to getting into a new hobby :)

Daniel
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Re: Hi

Postby j0sh2008 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 pm

Welcome mate :greetings-waveyellow:

Sounds like your a step ahead already.

Any pics of your setup? We love seeing pics around here
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Re: Hi

Postby woodduck » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 pm

Hi there :greetings-waveyellow:

Your a smart bloke, get to know the hobby before jumping in. I wish I'd done that :laughing-rolling:

Enjoy the learning curve mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hi

Postby Professor Green » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:52 pm

Welcome Daniel.

Cheers,
Prof. Green.
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Re: Hi

Postby dans.brew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Welcome Daniel! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Read up... there's pleanty of great info on here for all things distilling.
:text-+1: on the pics!
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:37 am

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Thanks everyone :)

Up until recently, I've been mashing in an insulated plastic water cooler and boiling on gas (for brewing). I'm putting the final touches on the electric setup (which I've been building for a few years in my spare time) which means I can just set the mash temperature to consistently get what I want.

Would love to go electric as well for distilling.
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Re: Hi

Postby dans.brew » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:32 am

Nice setup mate!
That will get a few of us drooling :laughing-rolling:
Makes my eski tun look a bit basic.
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Re: Hi

Postby EziTasting » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:37 am

dans.brew wrote:Nice setup mate!
That will get a few of us drooling :laughing-rolling:
Makes my eski tun look a bit basic.

:text-+1:
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Re: Hi

Postby j0sh2008 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:39 am

Wow

Looks :handgestures-thumbupleft: good mate
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am

Cheers. It's taken me just over four years of spare cash and spare time to get to this point though!
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Re: Hi

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:18 am

Awesome setup what size are the pots
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 am

bluc wrote:Awesome setup what size are the pots


71L. Maximum capacity is about 40L once you account for the grain, plus the head space required for boiling.

I'm keen on a pot still with an electric element. From what I read on this forum, 5 star distilling seems the way to go, but their site isn't online...
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Re: Hi

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:07 pm

Send warra or andrew a pm. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:29 pm

bluc wrote:Send warra or andrew a pm. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Thanks for that. Will do.
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Re: Hi

Postby db1979 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:18 am

Welcome mate, nice setup. Just a bit jealous.

To send PMs you'll need to have made 10 posts. Just put up some more photos of your gear. We like photos :D
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:40 pm

db1979 wrote:Welcome mate, nice setup. Just a bit jealous.

To send PMs you'll need to have made 10 posts. Just put up some more photos of your gear. We like photos :D


haha I can do that :)
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Re: Hi

Postby gsx913 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:44 pm

...but I'm in no rush either. When I first started brewing I jumped straight in and bought some things that in hindsight I wouldn't have. When I see content this forum saying things like "please read this first" again and again, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Not going to make the same mistake twice.
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