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Postby Benny_Stitch » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:48 pm

Thanks again mate, gonna have to get another FV and get this one on the run!
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Postby RuddyCrazy » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:50 pm

Mate if I'm not mistaken your a mechanic right and tig or arc welding up SS is part of your business right for exhaust work and if so mate we are on the curve of helping you make your first pot still :handgestures-thumbupleft:

If you didn't see the connection it's all part of the learning mate so go find some SS tube and lets get started :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Cheers Bryan
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Postby Benny_Stitch » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:58 pm

RuddyCrazy wrote:Mate if I'm not mistaken your a mechanic right and tig or arc welding up SS is part of your business right for exhaust work and if so mate we are on the curve of helping you make your first pot still :handgestures-thumbupleft:

If you didn't see the connection it's all part of the learning mate so go find some SS tube and lets get started :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Cheers Bryan


oooh if only, im actually a Motor Trimmer / upholsterer so welding is a bit out of my skillset haha.
I can make stuff look pretty, dunno how that will help hahahaha

Cheers for the idea but!
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Postby Benny_Stitch » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:31 am

So guys back to my original question, i will hopefully be running my first WBAB through the Air still this coming weekend....
I'll be double distilling so how can I recognise my cuts with a minimal sense of smell?
Is there any particular tastes i should look out for with a WBAB when doing my cuts to differentiate between heads / hearts / tails?

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Postby BigRig » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:13 am

I personally trust my taste more than my nose.

Starting out you want to discard first 50ml as fores then collect the spirit in 100ml lots using multiple jars and put them aside for 24hrs to air.

Starting in the middle, take a sample from the jar and water it down to 25-30% (lower abv = more noticeable flavour) and taste it, if its nice keep it, move to the next jar and repeat working your way down towards tails, then go back the other way towards heads. You will soon know what flavour you like and dont like. If you are unsure about the sample, leave it out and put it in your feints - if you get greedy with cuts you will only stuff it.
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Postby Benny_Stitch » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:08 am

Awesome thanks mate, so no specific tastes to look out for? cardboard etc?
Just go off what is good to my taste?
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Postby BigRig » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:35 am

Yeah pretty much. You will definitely notice the wet dog / wet cardboard flavour, this is an indication of tails and is not a nice flavour. How much of it you keep though will be subject to your tastes though.
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Postby RC Al » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:38 pm

Everyones a bit different, but heads for me is apple, makes apple brandy tricky to do cuts on lols
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Postby Wellsy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:14 am

For me heads are more about prickly tongue feel, not alcohol burn just not pleasant and definitely smells of nail polish remover. I have never smelt wet dog/wet cardboard, my wife can, bur it definitely does not taste nice lol. If I doubt I always go one more sample and you get to a point of “oh yeah that is what I wanted”
It definitely gets easier the more you practice oh and don’t swallow all the samples. Another tell tail for me is when I get to a jar and say, he’ll I ain’t spitting this one out, I know I have found the spot lol.
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Postby Benny_Stitch » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:51 pm

Wellsy wrote:For me heads are more about prickly tongue feel, not alcohol burn just not pleasant and definitely smells of nail polish remover. I have never smelt wet dog/wet cardboard, my wife can, bur it definitely does not taste nice lol. If I doubt I always go one more sample and you get to a point of “oh yeah that is what I wanted”
It definitely gets easier the more you practice oh and don’t swallow all the samples. Another tell tail for me is when I get to a jar and say, he’ll I ain’t spitting this one out, I know I have found the spot lol.


Dont swallow? you must be married too lol :)) :)) :))
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