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Old 01-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #111
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I chuckle at the mashing process, as shown, on the show - adding corn and sugar DURING distillation to get more output?!? Now he must have SOME KIND of extra super turbo yeast. Mine tends to take 5-7days (not minutes).
! so that WAS stupid! i thought i understood the basic process.

then i saw them do that and I was like......what?????

also fyi, i wouldn't talk about any actual distilling you are doing on this forum, it's a quick way to get banned.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #112
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also fyi, i wouldn't talk about any actual distilling you are doing on this forum, it's a quick way to get banned.
I spake only of making a mash, not distilling.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #113
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I chuckle at the mashing process, as shown, on the show - adding corn and sugar DURING distillation to get more output?!?
That jumped out at me too. I'm guessing that was a result of editing.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #114
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After my curiosity got the best of me, i did a little research. It turns out they do have some Super yeast strain for this that only takes 48 hours. Not sure what the deal is, but hey.

Please don't ban me, just discussing the show.

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Old 01-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #115
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48h, yes, but that's still not quick enough to work during the cook-off.

Now, since this is actually a beer forum - anyone try the 48h stuff in beer? I've never made any but teh process (on it's face) seems simple enough - make a yummy malt soup, add yeast to make some alcohol in it, after the yeast dies add other flavoring ingredients and a little sugar for CO2 production.

Any particular reason you couldnt speed the whole thing up with this 48h yeast?

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Old 01-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #116
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Well, the show has stated that there was no actual distilling done on the show. I really tried to give it a chance but it was to much fakery and no compelling story to keep me interested.

Now that DANCE MOMS is back I have a train wreck to watch.

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #117
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Its real. Please don't ruin it

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #118
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Well, the show has stated that there was no actual distilling done on the show. I really tried to give it a chance but it was to much fakery and no compelling story to keep me interested.

Now that DANCE MOMS is back I have a train wreck to watch.
What? Dance Moms isn't real either? My wife is going to be pissed.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #119
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Also wouldn't the yeast die off in the high heat it takes to do something like this? I know when I pitch yeast for my beer I'm not adding it during the boil as it will kill my yeast off. They must have a Lou Ferrigno yeast strain crossed between a Tyrone Biggums yeast strain to last the heat and eat the sugars so fast.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #120
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Also wouldn't the yeast die off in the high heat it takes to do something like this? I know when I pitch yeast for my beer I'm not adding it during the boil as it will kill my yeast off. They must have a Lou Ferrigno yeast strain crossed between a Tyrone Biggums yeast strain to last the heat and eat the sugars so fast.
Never mind the massive amount of CO2 production trying to convert sugars so fast in a sealed environment.
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