Djinn's Blog

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 08:00

  • Mon, 12/23/2013 - 08:00 Gin Batch #1 Status

    Well I was TRYING to get it ready by Christmas! Trouble is the yeast isn't cooperating (they must be female...) I'm not sure when the fermentation will be done, but I'm tracking it daily. As soon as it completes, it will take me 4 days to run the still and another day to bottle and label. At least this time, the labels are already approved! So the soonest we will have it ready for sale would be Dec-28, but it may be longer.

    For the Distilling Geeks out there:
    Fermentation started at 1.060 and leveled off at 1.040. This left plenty of fermentable sugar, but the fermentation slowed to a crawl. The pH was really low at 4, so I just added some buffer to raise it to about 4.8 to see if that tickles it into restarting. If it restarts, I'll let it ferment for another couple of days. Otherwise, I'll just start running it on the still.

    25-Dec-13 : OK, I couldn't wait - the alcohol was only about 3% (gotta do better than that!) but I ran the still yesterday. It's Christmas today so I'm taking the day off. I'm planning on doing runs the 26th, 27th, and 28th. Then we'll do the flavoring run with the collected spirits on the 29th. That would be the earliest we could release anything, BUT that's only if it passes Quality Control!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:49

  • Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:49 Open for business

    Thank you to all the good folks who came in to visit and taste on Saturday. We are very appreciative of the feedback we received from those who sampled our whiskey. Please check back frequently for updates on our label approval. When labels are approved we will happily sell you a bottle of Beat 3.

    Come check out our other products up for sale! These include Glencairn whiskey glasses, 2 liter charred oak barrels for aging our White Whiskey, and Fever Tree mixers. The Glencairn glasses are laser etched with our logo and are the perfect shape for "nosing" whiskey. The barrel kits include a funnel, filter, and instructions. Everything you need to age your own whiskey! For the cocktail lover on your Christmas list we have 4 packs of Fever Tree ginger beer and tonic water. Fever Tree products are premium, all natural mixers.

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Sun, 11/24/2013 - 09:01

  • Sun, 11/24/2013 - 09:01 A grand opening!

    This has been a very long road. Two years of planning, study, and long nights... and there's still a LOT left to do before Dec 7th, but we're on track to release our Beat 3. The still is working well and we just started propagating the yeast for a 500 gallon fermentation of an all-malt recipe. The plan is to start whiskey runs over Thanksgiving. And thankful we will be...