Whiskey 2022

strike water: 22L @ 73.5°
mash start: 66°
mid mash: 65.5°
sparge water: 10L
30 L in fermentor (to the brim!)
OG: 1.084
No boil – left in fridge to cool

Fermented for 2 weeks (still had solid airlock activity in 2nd week)
FG: 0.999
ABV:  11.35%

11-12 June – stripping runs

Pre-heated wash on stove to speed up process. On first runs had issue with foam clogging the still despite use of anti-foam. Found that scooping off foam from top of pot during pre-heating solved this. Each stripping run takes approx 3 hours.

13 June – spirit runs

Low wines approx 30% ABV.  Set aside first 250mls (foreshots & heads) to re-distill with next batch. Collect 1.4 L (mostly hearts). Collect tails to re-distill with next batch.

14 June – final spirit run

Discarded first 130ml foreshots/heads. Stilled down until it was tasting quite ‘tailsy’ and stopped at that point. Diluted from around 65% down to around 50% and ran through filter. Had rinsed and presoaked carbon cartridge in water and ran some water through it beforehand.

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Distillers Malt 8 kg
Cane Sugar 1.794 kg


Name Amount Notes
Still Spirits Distillers Rum Yeast 20g
Saison 10g expired

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 66 C


Amount: 26 liters
Water Description:
Time: minutes
Target Batch Size: 26 liters


Actual OG: 1.085
Actual FG: 0.999
Actual ABV: 11.35%

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