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For informational purposes only.
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:52:04 PM »
   I'm not saying anything is going on here, but if there were some changes even made at "Brewery 'de Weaze", and some whiskey were to be made (un-distilled of course  ;) ) where would a guy such as myself find a good mash recipe?
  And for emphasis, I'm not saying anything fishy is going on here. (yet.  ;) )
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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 06:22:53 PM »
Probably a place that sells coppermoonshinestills might be better able to help you out.

But homedistiller.org is probably the best place to learn about the whole process.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 06:32:59 PM »
I'd try and get my hands on some Wyeast #4347.

YEAST STRAIN: 4347  |  Eau de Vie™

A very good choice for alcohol tolerance and stuck fermentations. Produces a very clean, dry profile, low ester formation and other volatile aromatics.
Origin: France
Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: NA
Temperature Range: 65-80°F, 18-27°C
Alcohol Tolerance: 21% ABV

Styles:
   Eau de Vie, Grappa/Marc/Bagaceira, Rum, Scotch, Vodka, Whiskey

It'll only get you to ~20% ABV, but you're half way there without any distillation.
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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 07:31:44 PM »
Welcome back Weaz.  ;)

I would go here first.

http://www.distilling.com/
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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 06:17:26 AM »
The distillers I visited while at the Cinci NHC used a very reasonable beer, and they actually call it beer, of 6-7%abv.  so anything should work but I would avoid anything that was fermented too warm (fusels) as I would not want those coming thru in a final product.

We are entering an era where many micros have taken up distillation on a small but professional level.  I suspect that many of them have earlier "undocumented" experience.

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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 08:39:15 AM »
 :o What? preparing for Mormonia?...or you are already there. :-X

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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 10:01:58 AM »
We are entering an era where many micros have taken up distillation on a small but professional level.

Check this out....

http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/sevendays/24368667-35/distilleries-spirits-distilling-dry-fly.csp
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 10:08:40 AM »
So, in the era of the $10 bottle of beer though, or even trending lower the $11 six pack why bother distilling? I mean professionally - if your beer can sell for eleven dollars a six aren't you potentially losing money even at $40 per 750ml ? Don't get me wrong -I'm all for it, but the math doesn't seem right. I guess you can call it diversification.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 10:39:53 AM »
So, in the era of the $10 bottle of beer though, or even trending lower the $11 six pack why bother distilling? I mean professionally - if your beer can sell for eleven dollars a six aren't you potentially losing money even at $40 per 750ml ? Don't get me wrong -I'm all for it, but the math doesn't seem right. I guess you can call it diversification.

I would say its about craftsmanship and I would venture to guess that their products are priced similar to other 'top shelf' products.  I think we'd all agree that craft and micros tend to produce higher quality beers, so I would expect their spirits to be of a higher quality too.

Alternately, adding another beer to your lineup may not increase your market share, but adding a non-beer product may.  An untapped market.  I may buy an $11 sixpack a week, but a new beer won't make me buy 2 sixers, but I may grab a bottle of vodka for the wife.  That's just an analogy - I'd gladly grab 2 sixers and the wife (thankfully) only drinks beer.  ;D
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Re: For informational purposes only.
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 01:43:32 PM »
  For the, the whole idea is just going to be for the fun of doing it. Truth be told, aside from the occasional jack-a-roo, I'm really not even a big fan of distilled beverages. Just so happens, I met an old dude who does it. He told me it's simple, and can actually be done in my kitchen sink with a coil of copper, and tub of ice. I mean, distilling water of course. Nothing else.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 03:54:35 PM »
You could distill your own white vinegar too.  There may be other practical uses that I can't think of right now  :-X
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 04:12:49 PM »
You know, I was just saying to the Miss's the other day......"If we only had a way to make our own white venegar, we could save hundreds a year".   Good call, yet another use for home distilling in addition to my own water.  :D
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 04:14:29 PM »
Yeah, anything to save $3-4 dollars for a gallon of it at Wal-Mart.  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 04:32:22 PM »
My LHBS sells these for "essential oils and distilled water"....

http://www.stillspirits.com/
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 05:30:33 PM »
Yeah, anything to save $3-4 dollars for a gallon of it at Wal-Mart.  ;D

Oh yeah, I forgot its only us Canucks that like vinegar on our fries. :o  and yes, I was joking about distilling vinegar - and a little bit bitter - I just tossed 4 gallons of cider vinegar down the drain instead of bottling 4 gallons of hard cider  :'(
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