What did i do
Tagged: Oh man
October 20, 2015 at 3:31 am #4357
Something may have gone wrong.. I ran my first run ever of just regular blue moon recipes corn and 2 round barely.. I also added some sugar and a packet of bread yeast.. it took about a week and half to ferment and when I ran it. The finish produck came out with a thick viscosity. It does light blue when put on fire. With the books I read they said that when the run feels oily it is twsrds the end of the run and to start looking for the rainbow or oil on water colors in the mash.. or is this normal. I drink a few shots. But to best taste . Any help
October 20, 2015 at 3:35 am #4358
Not the best taste.. wasn’t exspecting amazing quality. It takes time but worried about the viscosity.. I also have a thumper on my set up. I braught the temp up slow but the steam wasn’t heating up the thumper and pushing out.had to run at 185 190. To get the steam pressure I needed to hear up thumper and come out..
October 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm #4360
I run a simple column still- I don’t run a thumper- so I can’t help too much on that.
Usually when my run gets oily it is during the later portion of the runs- the tails.
Where are you measuring your temperatures for the thumpers?
Did you make cuts during the run or just collect everything together?
October 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm #4362
I have a temp point in the middle of my pot. Just added a tumper on so could run once and done.. I got a laser thermometer. But not thinking straight it reflects off stainless. It’s a big set up. 15 to 20 gall. Just wanted to run a jar or so in remembering my grandfather. I had a few leaks but sealed up with flower and water.. the first drip out of work was oily… Are tails.not good to drink….
October 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm #4363
What was your mash process / and ingredients list?
October 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm #4364
The simple blue moonshine recipe that you gave me on another form. All I did was add some sugar. I did not strain all the corn out with a put in barrel. Maybe a few that was the cause..
October 21, 2015 at 3:01 pm #4365
How much corn? How much water? how much sugar? How much yeast? What yeast?
October 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm #4366
5 lbs corn 3 lbs 2 row barley.5 pound sugar. One packet bread yeast
October 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm #4370
How many gallons of water?
October 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm #4371
5 gall..x3 for a 15 gall run…
October 22, 2015 at 12:08 am #4373
Do you make 3 separate 5 gallon mashes ?
October 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm #4425
October 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm #4426Richard Coleman, JrKeymaster
That should yield about an 8% abv mash- The heads should not seem thick or feel oily.
If you run the tails pretty low (I always do) they can start to feel feel pretty oily and be more viscous.
If you are not happy with the final product and it does not look right or feel right I would re-run it in the still. Proof the product down with distilled water if you do re-run it. I run my low wines or anyhting I’m re-doing at 40% max.
Have you had this issue with any other runs?
Always run your still on distillate output and not by temp- a temp gauge can be a good tool- but always adjust the heat by the flow coming out of the still. I run mine slow- about 10 drips a second- I like to see the individual drips- I keep it right below a slow stream.
you should log in to reply to this topic.
Need an account? Click here to register