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First Runnings Cocktail
« on: December 21, 2015, 01:59:16 AM »
I'm brewing with my brother tomorrow (never brewed before) and wanted to do something fun during the brew day. I seem to remember people making a cocktail with first runnings, adding whiskey or scotch perhaps. Anyone done this?

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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 02:06:14 AM »
hotchy scotchy : good scotch plus first runnings 50/50 or your choice of percentage. lagphroig plus wee heavy is the absolute ideal.
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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 02:17:39 AM »
Well I have some scotch ale and Laphroig! Would I also add in the first runnings?

Also, I'm assuming this is the very first part of the first runnings  prior to it running clear, correct?

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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 02:22:54 AM »
I always make a hot scotchy. I always vorlauf first. I don't want my hot scotchy to have grain debris in it. I use a low ball glass and go with a double shot and then about 4-6 oz of hot wort on top. They are fabulous. What style are you brewing? I'm brewing a porter tomorrow. That'll make a good scotchy. Barleywines make the best IMO. But even the not as good ones are still really good. Kinda like pizza.
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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 02:29:38 AM »
I always make a hot scotchy. I always vorlauf first. I don't want my hot scotchy to have grain debris in it. I use a low ball glass and go with a double shot and then about 4-6 oz of hot wort on top. They are fabulous. What style are you brewing? I'm brewing a porter tomorrow. That'll make a good scotchy. Barleywines make the best IMO. But even the not as good ones are still really good. Kinda like pizza.


+1. Barleywine and wee heavy are great for a scotchy. Quad first runnings are mighty tasty in a scotchy, too. I think I used Lagavulin or Glenmorangie in the quad runnings. Crazy good.
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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 02:45:39 AM »
Anything with a high % of golden promise plus rum.

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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 03:48:03 PM »
I find first runnings plus yeast makes a pretty good drink.
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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 04:04:17 PM »
I find first runnings plus yeast makes a pretty good drink.
Do you just stir it up and drink it?

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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 03:21:31 AM »
I find first runnings plus yeast makes a pretty good drink.
Do you just stir it up and drink it?

No, you let it sit for about 3 weeks give or take, then chill it, carbonate it, and THEN you drink it.
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Re: First Runnings Cocktail
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 02:30:01 PM »
I find first runnings plus yeast makes a pretty good drink.
Do you just stir it up and drink it?

No, you let it sit for about 3 weeks give or take, then chill it, carbonate it, and THEN you drink it.
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I must admit, I had to read this twice to get it.   ;D  I need some more coffee.