• peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Tried new recipe 5lb smoked barley 2lb malt barley 8lb sugar 6gal water age 1/2 gal shine with 1.5 grams dark toast wood chips .5 grams light toast wood chips 4 out of 5 stars will do again

  • peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Am trying a new recipe more a scotch whiskey then a american whiskey. First off I am changing several things water I normally use 6 gal this batch 5 gal sugar normally use 8 lb this batch 6 lb last normal grains 6 lb corn 2 lb malted barley this batch 5 lb peated or smoked barley 2 lb malted barley. Has anyone else tried a scotch recipe

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    In reply to: dewman posted an update in the group Mash Recipes I use a 55 gallon barrel, 30.5 lbs of rye and 17.5 lbs of white corn meal, you want to heat your water ( about 12 gallons) to around 180 and maintain 165 degrees for atleast an hour and stir real good . then after an hour add 2.5 lbs of 6 row barley, I get my grains course ground , they seem to work better that way. then add 18 more gallons of hot water and let it set over night till the temp gets to around 100 degrees, then I stir again and add my yeast , I use fleischmans rapid rise the whole 4 ozs jar. I stir as often as I can seems to help for the first couple of days . about 3 days later I stir again for the last time. you want to make sure your mash stays about 75 to 80 degrees . takes about 14 to 16 days . I run in a 25 gallon pot still with a 5 gallon thumper. I added no sugar .I got about 3 gallon of good stuff. came out of the still about 150 proof and I proofed it down to 90 using distilled water to be good drinking shine. everyone that\'s tried it says it GREAT STUFF. hope I got it all in . View

    I would love to taste a all grain no sugar shine

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    In reply to: whickeybob joined the group Beginner Distillers View

    I would cut first 4oz keep next pint. Think about making 5 one gal mash to try different recipes ps different yeast make for different flavor more the different grains

  • peter99 posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    Important got a message on still talk from [email protected] ran through google a long list of scams as I knew there would be.

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    In reply to: digsclay posted an update in the group Beginner Distillers Well ran my first batch ever yesterday with my hillbilly stills sweet feed, thought I did everything right the yeast worked for 5 days before it stopped, threw away the first 70 ml and should have thrown it all out. It was God Awful! the 1st couple of quarts was 100 proof the 3rd 80 and tails 40 but all tasted like rubbing alcohol any ideas? next payday I\'m trying the copper king to see if I can do better I\'m using a 22quart mirror pc and worm View

    A brita water pitcher with help smooth things out as well

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    In reply to: digsclay posted an update in the group Beginner Distillers Well ran my first batch ever yesterday with my hillbilly stills sweet feed, thought I did everything right the yeast worked for 5 days before it stopped, threw away the first 70 ml and should have thrown it all out. It was God Awful! the 1st couple of quarts was 100 proof the 3rd 80 and tails 40 but all tasted like rubbing alcohol any ideas? next payday I\'m trying the copper king to see if I can do better I\'m using a 22quart mirror pc and worm View

    Chang only one thing at a time try bread yeast pay attention to the temp you add the malt and the yeast if not happy after two/three runs try rum 8 lb brown sugar 6 gal water

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    In reply to: playerwilson posted an update Hey guys it\'s me again, I can\'t find a feed store near me that sells a all grain sweetfeed. So naturally I thought about making my own, what grain do I need to complete this. I was gonna buy a bag off hb stills but it started at 23$ ended up at 64$ I can\'t afford that. Any help would be great! View

    You can use brown sugar instead of white or use white and add 3/4 24 oz jars molasses

    • Ok thx peter. The feed I’m having mixed they told me I could get it wet as I wanted with the molasses. How wet should I get it?

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    In reply to: playerwilson posted an update Hey guys it\'s me again, I can\'t find a feed store near me that sells a all grain sweetfeed. So naturally I thought about making my own, what grain do I need to complete this. I was gonna buy a bag off hb stills but it started at 23$ ended up at 64$ I can\'t afford that. Any help would be great! View

    sweet feed is grain and molasses.brown sugar is cane sugar and molasses try replacing every pound of sugar you use with brown sugar it should give you the needed molasses

    • So use brown sugar instead of white?

      • You can use brown sugar instead of white or use white and add 3/4 24 oz jars molasses

        • Ok thx peter. The feed I’m having mixed they told me I could get it wet as I wanted with the molasses. How wet should I get it?

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    In reply to: playerwilson posted an update in the group Mash Recipes Hey guys I\'ve been running this recipe for awhile now that Mike gave me and it\'s a great recipe and easy. But now I want to add some different grains to it. I\'m using 20 lbs cracked corn 40 lbs of sugar and 20 gallon of water. What can I do to take this recipe to the next level. I just bought a new 20gal copper pot! So I figured new pot new recipe. And hopefully with this bigger pot I can control my heat alittle better. My 7 gallon I could never run under 190 so hopefully this bigger pot will help even everything out. The burner is 55000 btu, it\'s the smallest one I could find. Any advice or recipes would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind I\'m wanting 2 do a sweet feed likker. Thx for your time and happy thanksgiving to everybody. View

    You can also try rum I am making some xmas gifts of rum.6 gal water 7lb brown sugar 3 24 oz jars molasses 1 pint honey

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    In reply to: playerwilson posted an update in the group Mash Recipes Hey guys I\'ve been running this recipe for awhile now that Mike gave me and it\'s a great recipe and easy. But now I want to add some different grains to it. I\'m using 20 lbs cracked corn 40 lbs of sugar and 20 gallon of water. What can I do to take this recipe to the next level. I just bought a new 20gal copper pot! So I figured new pot new recipe. And hopefully with this bigger pot I can control my heat alittle better. My 7 gallon I could never run under 190 so hopefully this bigger pot will help even everything out. The burner is 55000 btu, it\'s the smallest one I could find. Any advice or recipes would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind I\'m wanting 2 do a sweet feed likker. Thx for your time and happy thanksgiving to everybody. View

    try running several smaller runs 10 gal mix up the grains try adding some rye I run 6 gal 7.5 lb corn 2.5 lb rye 2.5 lb barley

  • peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Post Run FlavoringPost Run Flavoring 2 years ago

    4 oz 100 proof shine 1.5 oz makers mark one ice cube one lemon wedge and drink

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: peter99 posted an update in the group Mash Recipes I just did a second batch of strawberry shine after two days i strained then ate a strawberry high alcohol content so I proofed the original shine and the strawberry shine. The original was 110 proof the strawberry was 75 proof so beware doing this you will lose a lot of alcohol View

    I tried a strawberry it was all alcohol and not good tasting.I thought the drop was a lot to but the berrys filled about 1/3 of the jar

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: aloha1rye joined the group How to Run a Pot Still View

    mike i got a brew kettle with false bottom from you some time back

  • peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 2 years, 1 month ago

    I am thinking of making some rum 5 or 6 gal run 5 ld brown sugar 3 24 oz jars molasses what do you think

  • peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 2 years, 1 month ago

    I just did a second batch of strawberry shine after two days i strained then ate a strawberry high alcohol content so I proofed the original shine and the strawberry shine. The original was 110 proof the strawberry was 75 proof so beware doing this you will lose a lot of alcohol

    • pete id think the sugars from the strawberrys is causing your meter to read incorrectly it probably dropped in proof alittle but not that drastically just my opinion.

      • I tried a strawberry it was all alcohol and not good tasting.I thought the drop was a lot to but the berrys filled about 1/3 of the jar

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: artisanspirit posted an update I am experimenting with making whiskey from beer. I recently got hold of six kegs of less-than-perfect beer. I have completed the strip runs. What do you recommend I do next to refine it? View

    I thought you did but I looked and could not find them on your sight

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: artisanspirit posted an update I am experimenting with making whiskey from beer. I recently got hold of six kegs of less-than-perfect beer. I have completed the strip runs. What do you recommend I do next to refine it? View

    I got mine at american still company I am sure you can find them many other places.Amazon Ebay beer sights and more.The light toasted chips give you a dry scotch flavor

  • peter99 posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 2 years, 1 month ago

    I am not a fan of all the shine recipes that are sweet.I did try something for a friend and it came out quite well.Dice 1/2 to 3/4 cup strawberries put in pint jar fill jar with shine.Now the online recipe said let sit for two weeks.I let it sit for two days shine turned pink strawberries turned white strain and drink.Not overly sweet mild…[Read more]

  • peter99 posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: artisanspirit posted an update I am experimenting with making whiskey from beer. I recently got hold of six kegs of less-than-perfect beer. I have completed the strip runs. What do you recommend I do next to refine it? View

    try one to two grams dark toasted white oak wood chips per quart shine age till desired flavor

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