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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Well mate all ya can do is :laughing-rolling:
I best not put up that i had a successful arvo then... might of sorted my dropping Abv problem, sitting strong at 91.5%
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby woodduck » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:35 pm

Glad you sorted it. What was the problem?
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:45 pm

woodduck wrote:Glad you sorted it. What was the problem?

I did find the slightest leak on one of the sight glasses, but i think not enough reflux could of contributed also.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby woodduck » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:48 pm

Reflux is the key :handgestures-thumbupleft: no liquid coming down your down commers and all you have is a pot still.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:41 pm

Certainly is... got right through to the tails and it only dropped around 1% and that was towards the tails. :happy-partydance:
The air temp is dropping a fair bit out here now so that may be contributing too.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Nathan02 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:26 pm

You run some all grain dan? Need to extract finger and get this bubbler built shes about 90% there
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby dans.brew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:09 pm

Nathan02 wrote:You run some all grain dan? Need to extract finger and get this bubbler built shes about 90% there

I wish i was!
It was just a wash made with the barley left from my last AG and some sugar. Being that it was my 3rd gen using backset i thought id chuck in a couple litres worth of corn and see what i get.
Just had some distillers privilege with coke and it taste real nice, should come up smick after aging on oak for a bit.
I kept an icecream containers worth of grain in the freezer (hate to waste) and used that in this gen too... worked great.
You'll get there with your still soon enough, i did get toey towards the end of my build too. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Rock » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Well , in the shed today i ran a 40lt macrum, it had been a bugger to keep it rolling/fermenting . On looking back (ps,it was a 2nd gen with 5lt bwckset usedz) i colonised the yeast 1st and only used about 40g , i just did everything on the fly.
It got cold and then i left heat belt on and it got hot , :handgestures-thumbdown:
Anyhow, it only produced about 2.1 lt and after cutting probably keep about 1lt (200'ml cut jars ).
Then set another wash on the way this time about 4lt backset and 4kg raw sugar pinch Epsom and a WEIGHED 80 gr yeast about 33 degrees 20 min later a thick 3 inch foam layer.
I'm brewing in s 60lt fermenter.
Still getting used to the bubbler and recycling water system, time in the seat was a old saying that comes to mind,happy stilling folks :greetings-waveyellow:
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby woodduck » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:40 pm

dans.brew wrote:
woodduck wrote:BWKO. And doing a bubbler run video that I'll post up later if it all goes to plan and my still or wash don't embarrass me :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: this is about the 4th time I've tryed and something keeps going wrong :handgestures-thumbdown: so cross your fingers.....


If you did post it anway, i think pleanty of us would be thinking 'been there' probably :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


Well I did it Dan, worts and all :laughing-rolling: I had drying up plates, leaks, low yelds the works :laughing-rolling: It's in the site donor area if anyone's interested in having a laugh.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby dans.brew » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:23 pm

woodduck wrote:
dans.brew wrote:
woodduck wrote:BWKO. And doing a bubbler run video that I'll post up later if it all goes to plan and my still or wash don't embarrass me :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: this is about the 4th time I've tryed and something keeps going wrong :handgestures-thumbdown: so cross your fingers.....


If you did post it anway, i think pleanty of us would be thinking 'been there' probably :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


Well I did it Dan, worts and all :laughing-rolling: I had drying up plates, leaks, low yelds the works :laughing-rolling: It's in the site donor area if anyone's interested in having a laugh.

Nice work woodduck, ill check it out!
Perhaps you should do 2... the 'how to' one and ' what can possibly go wrong when running a bubbler' :laughing-rolling:
After all it sounds like you covered a few of the main problems.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby A&O » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:21 pm

WBAB on the go. Mixing up 50L of first McRum. Shed is smelling beautiful. :D
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby bluc » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 am

Stripping ffv :dance:
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Plumby » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 am

Strawberry shine spirit run. Finally.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Georgio » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:57 am

Mashing in today. Trying some new grain.....Crisp malt heavilly peated. Going to add in 10% rye for some mouth feel.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby bluc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:18 pm

Georgio what is crisp malt? :think:
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Georgio » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:13 am

New brand of malt mate. Crisp is the brand. I managed to get my hands on a sack of their peated malt. Mashed in yesterday, so far so good, smells nice and smokey. Monday I am picking up Crisp pot still malt, it is a regular 2 row with reduced protein, some crisp malted maize and crisp malted oats (70/20/10) grain bill.
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby bluc » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:49 am

Sounds great :handgestures-thumbupleft:

First ever neutral spirit run :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Georgio » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:15 am

Through the bubbler?
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby bluc » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:28 am

Yep
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Re: Today's Run is ....

Postby Georgio » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:39 am

Nice :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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