• canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 12 months ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Just Talk How has everyone been? Been away from the group far to long. View

    Thanks cookie

  • canadian-rye posted an update 1 year ago

    No sugar added, let the grain work its magic.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    In reply to: txthunder06 posted an update in the group Beginner Distillers Good evening guys and gals. I have a question concerning proof. I have found that if I do not boil my grains, then my proof is higher coming out (130-140). If I boil my grains my proof is lower (80-100). I have been experimenting for about a year and I have gotten my mix to a flavor that all seem to enjoy regardless of proof. So, now I am at a point to where I want to start getting into the nuts and bolts of the science of distilling. Any help would be appreciated. View

    You never want to boil your grain, rye and barley should be mashed under 173 degrees 145-165 is optimal. Corn need a higher temp so 180-200 it is mashed first then add your cereal grain when temps drop 150-160.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

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    Try to keeps your ferment temperature under 90 degrees F 65-80 is a safe range for me.

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Just TalkJust Talk 1 year ago

    How has everyone been? Been away from the group far to long.

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Just TalkJust Talk 2 years, 9 months ago

    It has been so cold here in Canada that even the internet froze 😉 Glad to see spring slowly coming .

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: mike posted an update in the group Beginner Distillers How folks here are running Pot Stills. That is a great place to learn your craft, and to make some really good whiskey.. Let us know what your running View

    A 13gal HBS milk can style kettle and a 2″ pot still head that is 27″ high and water jacket type condenser.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    In reply to: kwood78 posted an update in the group Mash Recipes I got a mash I made this past Sunday out of sweetfeed I started it at a 14% yield with yeast from the grocery store , it has stalled out at 8% right now . Should I add more or just keep letting it go to see what happens? The mash is at about 98 degrees so I know it\'s not the cold View

    Most yeast will produce “off flavours” at that high of temperature and from my experience I only get 8- 10% abv from bakers yeast before it really slow down with all grain mashes. Just my experience. White Labs yeast says to ferment at 90 degrees if on the grain and 72-75 degrees if the grain is removed before fermentation .

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Just TalkJust Talk 3 years ago

    Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 3 years ago

    @dooley iPhone and the site are not getting along to comment or reply today lol. dooley I use I pack of liquor quik whiskey pure in each fermenter for this round, the corn whiskey got I pack of still spirits whiskey yeast with ag and nutrients

    • ok . I bought some of that still spirits whiskey yeast with ag when hbs was out of whiskey pure havnt tried it yet.

    • Canadian-rye did u have and luck with the liquor quick?? I just bought some liquor quick super yeast X-press and want end to no if it would be any good in a sweet feed shine or the Brandy’s like watermelon?? Was their any special stuff u had to do when u used it???

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Mash Recipes
    4lb gelitenised corn flaked 8lb flaked rye 4lb malted wheat 9lb malted rye May add corn sugar if the og is low 2 pounds of rice hulls
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    6 hours of mashing, I found like distilling mashing is better done really slowly through all the temp ranges. It also mean pots that are easier to clean because nothing burns to the bottom when using propane as a heat source.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Mash Recipes
    4lb gelitenised corn flaked 8lb flaked rye 4lb malted wheat 9lb malted rye May add corn sugar if the og is low 2 pounds of rice hulls
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    It came in at 1061 I am not a numbers guy to plan for a number, I build and see where it ends up lol

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 3 years, 1 month ago

    4lb gelitenised corn flaked
    8lb flaked rye
    4lb malted wheat
    9lb malted rye
    May add corn sugar if the og is low
    2 pounds of rice hulls
    • whats your target og?

    • It came in at 1061 I am not a numbers guy to plan for a number, I build and see where it ends up lol

    • ok so if your sg is 1.061 and you let it work down to a og of 0.980 you’ll get a abv of 10.4 % that pretty good.

    • 6 hours of mashing, I found like distilling mashing is better done really slowly through all the temp ranges. It also mean pots that are easier to clean because nothing burns to the bottom when using propane as a heat source.

    • ment to say fg not og.

    • your not using yeast either are you?

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: dooley posted an update in the group Just Talk well got 3 gallons of 102 proof dripping through the ole carbon filter its gonna be a good Christmas. View

    I hope yours is a very Merry Christmas

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Just TalkJust Talk 3 years, 1 month ago

    Just curious how many run a pot still vs how many run a plated/reflux still. I prefer the pot still and only do 1 run as I like the flavour.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Mash Recipes Do you guys/gals prefer corn flour corn meal or a cracked corn? Trying corn meal for now but would appreciate any advice. View

    The finer the grind of the grain the more of the starch is easily available to the enzymes thus you get better conversion to sugar is less time so I was asking more in that sense.

  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Mash Recipes
    Tried a double boiler thing to not burn the corn meal. It worked but need a bigger pots because the corn gets way to thick around 150 degrees. 5.5 lb of corn meal and whatever water would fit and allow storing, added 1 LB of malted barley and 6lb of sugar. I decided to open ferment on the grain.
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    No lid no airlock, just wheat bran for a cap to keep the nasties out

  • canadian-rye posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 3 years, 1 month ago

    Tried a double boiler thing to not burn the corn meal. It worked but need a bigger pots because the corn gets way to thick around 150 degrees. 5.5 lb of corn meal and whatever water would fit and allow storing, added 1 LB of malted barley and 6lb of sugar. I decided to open ferment on the grain.
  • canadian-rye posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: canadian-rye posted an update in the group Mash Recipes Do you guys/gals prefer corn flour corn meal or a cracked corn? Trying corn meal for now but would appreciate any advice. View

    I am guessing that 1 pound of corn meal is equal to 1 pound of crack corn.

    • it should be about the same. I have never used meal but I don’t know why it would be different

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