- May 3, 2020
Really liking your posts as of late.Brews for tomorrow
Tomorrow I have no engagements with clients, and hence it's a perfect day for speciality brewing... tomorrow's brews will be:
I am also considering carbonating half of the banana wine; as a sparkling wine.
- Molasses infused Dark Rum ~20% ABV (undistllled) -- 24 x 750ml bottles
- Peach Sherry 18% ABV (decided on peach instead of apricot) -- 20 x 750ml bottles
- Banana Wine ~12% ABV (will be a dry white wine similar to Chardonnay ) -- 20 x 750ml bottles
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The Rum and Peach Sherry batches are fairly quick to make ~1 hour for both, with only the Banana wine being closer in workload to an all grain beer brew ~3 to 4 hours.
The Rum should be ready in ~20 days, the Wine should be ready in 30 to 40 days; whereas the Sherry will take at least 6 months.
It's a hobby... my day job is a partner in a software engineering / consulting company (our clients are in Asia, Europe and America)Really liking your posts as of late.
The banana wine sounds really interesting. Care to share more details?
Also, is this your day job or something semi-permanent you have going on or just hobby related?
I'm thinking someone who has use for a 200L Braaumeister on a regular basis must have something going on
That's cute, but rather expensive for what it is -- also it appears to have little or no reflux; so the output quality won't be all that great. The reflux chambers is what ensures that the distilled spirits are completely stripped of any flavours in the starting mash -- expensive / professional stills typically have multiple reflux chambers that can be loaded with copper mesh and special beads to ensure that only the neutral spirits make it through to the gin basket and condenser.View attachment 25321
This is a great little still if you wanting to experiment with making your very own gins. Still is made out of 99.9% copper. you are able to use the column as a gin basket to hold your botanical allowing you to do vapor infusions. Still comes with; Burner and reg water hoses stainless mesh...stilltec.co.za