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Old 05-09-2006, 04:40 AM   #11
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got a quick sort of off topic but in the same line topic kinda question . . .

Lets say you made a BIG beer, lets say 13% and it's unhoped . . . .

Now lets say you freeze that beer and suck off the liquid like you were making applejack . . . .

Anyone see where I am going here?

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Old 05-09-2006, 05:09 AM   #12
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Um... beer-flavored hooch?

Um?

Kinda gross-ish, I think, unless it's just lots and lots of grains. I can't wrap my mind around hops taste in a likka. Guh... it'd be like... fortified Mad Dog...

You'd have to poor one out on the curb for your dead homey.

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Old 05-09-2006, 10:28 PM   #13
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Lets say you made a BIG beer, lets say 13% and it's unhoped . . . .
Whiskey is basicly just a unhopped beer but distiled

Mash your barley, let it ferment, then distill it . . . and you got whiskey

The whole reason I got into brewing (besides loving beer) was to learn how to mash . . .
You can figure out the rest
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:46 AM   #14
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Yeah, I think I missed the Unhopped part.

Yeah, you can do lovely things with fermented grains. mmmm, fermented grains.

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Old 06-10-2006, 12:39 PM   #15
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yes, but then, what about fusel alcohols and whatnot. Surely you concentrate those if you freeze stuff. The only way to get rid of the main ingredients in rot-gut shine is a decent still isn't it?

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Old 06-10-2006, 09:25 PM   #16
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The goverment's defination of distilling is any method of concentrating alcohol. In their eyes freezing it is the same as operating a still.

To them moonshine is moonshine, no matter how you make it.
On top of that it is one of the most highly enforced laws in the country. If you sell distilation equipment (eve for the purpose of distilling water), you have to report all sales to the feds.

Believe it or not, just posting on an online forum that you are making applejack is enough for the ATF to get a warrant to search your house.

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Old 06-11-2006, 12:14 PM   #17
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wow...where do you get your information?

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I thought there was a legal limit to the amount each person over 21 can "distill" for personal use -- just like beer...

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Hmmm, sounds like a lot work. For $19, I can go to Costco and get a 1/2 gallon of Wiser's Canadian (Tastes like Crown Royal at half the price).

Pretty nice sipping whiskey at that price.

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I read about water distillers. Can't you just use one of those? Freezing sounds a little too complicated. I'd much rather pour some hard cider in a water distiller and have apple jack instantly. Don't know if that's actually possible though.

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