new distiller

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new distiller

Postby Shanus » Sunday Apr 12, 2009 10:08 pm

i have just run my first bach
looks and taste good once i watered it down to 40%
is there any rules like you need to keep in the dark or anything when you add flavourings?
how long is a good time to leave flavouring befor you drink it?
does it matter if you leave oak chips in to long?
i have made a baliys for the missus
and 3 different types of burbun
cant want to try them i hope they taste good
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Re: new distiller

Postby DavidP » Monday Apr 13, 2009 3:38 am

if you let the spirit air out for a couple of weeks that will help it.
It will matter if you leave it on oak chips for too long because your spirit will just taste like wood and thats about it.
but you can adjust it..less oak for a longer time works.

do some reading on this site..you'll improve your spirits and find new recipes.
http://www.homedistiller.org/
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Re: new distiller

Postby Shanus » Friday May 29, 2009 10:30 am

do i air it out befor adding floavour or after adding flavour and wood chips?

air out just by leaving the lid off the bottle?
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Re: new distiller

Postby DavidP » Wednesday Jun 10, 2009 2:22 am

air it out by leaving the lid off and putting a tissue or coffee filter over the bottle/jar.

doesn't matter too much when you air it out so long as its before you drink it.
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Re: new distiller

Postby Shanus » Wednesday Jun 10, 2009 11:27 am

what does the airing out do?
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Re: new distiller

Postby DavidP » Wednesday Jun 10, 2009 6:06 pm

mellows it out...some of the less desirable alcohols evaporate over time. Its not going to fix bad cuts though.....if you have alot of heads and tails in there it's still gonna be crap.
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