• txthunder06 posted an update in the group Group logo of Beginner DistillersBeginner Distillers 1 year, 7 months ago

    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.

    • Might have to do with fermentable sugars.

    • 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.