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by StillBrewing
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Rum Wash Ingredients
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Rum Wash Ingredients

Hi Gents My wife works in a small industrial bakery which supplies pastys and the like. Being a friendly bunch they have allowed me to buy whatever I want at cost price from their supplier Bako. I regularly use the Mauripan fast acting yeast for my brews and I can get it for a couple of quid for a 5...
by StillBrewing
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: T500
Topic: Shortening the Run Time
Replies: 18
Views: 442

Re: Shortening the Run Time

I recently started to strip my washes using my T500 boiler before putting them through a spirit run. I say a stripping run, what I actually mean is to run 25 litres of wash fast and hard through the column at 65C. Once two have gone through like this, they are then put back into a clean boiler and c...
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: T500
Topic: Air Stone
Replies: 57
Views: 1521

Re: Air Stone

Is there a way of uploading vids to this group.

I have one showing the pump in action without the air stone.

Cheers
by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: T500
Topic: Air Stone
Replies: 57
Views: 1521

Re: Air Stone

Mash

I can blow through it, but only just. It takes some effort and I'm not surprised my pumps don't work with it.
by StillBrewing
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: T500
Topic: Air Stone
Replies: 57
Views: 1521

Re: Air Stone

Right chaps, think I must be the only person in the world that has bought a dodgy Stainless air stone. Attached it to an aquarium air pump a few weeks ago and not so much as a bubble came through. Gave it a wash and blew through it in case it was blocked up. Still no joy. Thought it might be the air...
by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Build Your Own.
Topic: Beer Keg Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Beer Keg Kits

They do have a habit of rolling off and breaking, Robert. Now that sounds familiar. Knelt down, ph meter in one hand, hydrometer in the other. Just put the granite pestle down yesterday to see it roll and drop. Had that thing many, many years. Expletives out of my mouth even before it had left the ...
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible Sale of Still Spirits Airstill
Replies: 29
Views: 852

Re: Possible Sale of Still Spirits Airstill

Airstill is now sold.

Thank you.
by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 659

Re: Yet more wash issues

Re pH buffering, has anyone experimented with egg/Oyster shells? I haven't used any of those you mention but I do know of a chap who advises the use of Oyster shells. He was a member on the old site but not sure if he is still here on the new one. Some of the guys who frequent the US groups also us...
by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 659

Re: Yet more wash issues

Just to say Water hardness and PH do not go hand in glove. :geek: I have VERY soft water, Ph from the tap always around 7. My neutral washes always drop to around Ph 3.5 by day 2. A good Dessert- spoon of Bicarb brings it back up above 5 and it finishes fine. I never understood "buffering", why put...
by StillBrewing
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: First Experimental White Whisky Wash
Replies: 24
Views: 534

Re: First Experimental White Whisky Wash

Down to 1002 now after only three days 🌽 - 🥃.

Going to have to make a lot more of this one.