adding backset after fermentation

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adding backset after fermentation

Postby howard » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:22 pm

i got so involved with my first 2 proper whiskeys that i forgot to use any backset.
i have loads of backset from my CFW efforts.
so could i slip a couple of litres in on day 2 of fermentation?
i realise that PH could be problem.
one brew has oyster shells in, so should cope.
is it worth it, or should i save it for the feints & spirit run?(i'm going to triple distill)
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Re: adding backset after fermentation

Postby bluc » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:35 pm

Its a more concentrated flavour then the wash wouldnt hurt to add it to either strip or spirit run. If you want more influence from it add it into spirit run :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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