StoneWalls Southern Whiskey
by: Phantom_SixZero on 23.Jan.2011 18:18:33
got this recipe off of coppermoonshinestills.com and tried it.
this is a fairly good recipe, I also found a recipe to make a poor mans corn syrup.
LIGHT CORN SYRUP SUBSTITUTE
2 c. white sugar
3/4 c. water
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Dash of salt
Combine all ingredients in a heavy, large pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and put cover on it for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off the sides of the pan. Uncover and cook until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir often.
Cool syrup and store in a covered container at room temperature. It will keep for about 2 months. Makes almost 2 cups.
STONEWALLS SOUTHERN WHISKEY
One quart of corn syrup per 1 1/2 gallons of water and one cup of honey for every ten gallon batch. Starting hydrometer reading of about 60 or 65. Do not exceed 70. Add 1 to 3 oz's of yeast per 10 gallons of mash.
Heat one fourth of your water to 120 or 130 degrees only hot enough to melt the corn syrup, then stir in your syrup and then the honey last. Pour it into your fermenter and finish filling with cool water to cool it down to 80 degrees. Take a hydrometer reading and adjust as needed. Then add your yeast. 6 to 14 days to ferment.
Yields about 7%.
| Hydrometer reading
by: Karl on 28.Mar.2011 13:08:14
I would like to know when making a 100% fruit mash, when to take the hydrometer reading,
Since I am fermented the fruit naturally without adding yeast, East European method, I assume i should take a reading after fermentation then run it thru still and take again
is this correct
| RE: Hydrometer reading
by: Bob on 04.May.2011 09:31:24
No, hydrometer works only in distilled fluids, without soluted sugar or other substances. For mash use a vinometre, but the value is only appreciated. For an accurate value you have to distill the mash, measure the output with a hydrometre and recalculate the result accordingly to the original volume of the mash.