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  1. bierling

    Ergot

    Found this: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1271/bbb.110639 "In none of the distillates, obtained by distillation methods under atmospheric pressure (n = 3) and under reduced pressure (n = 3), was any of the 13 mycotoxins detected. The mycotoxins tested did not transfer from the fermented mash to the distillates in the distillation process. On the other hand, some of the mycotoxins remained in the distillation residues after the distillation process."
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    Ergot

    Yes, that was what the farmer was wondering.
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    Ergot

    Thanks for the info, yes, it sounds like it should be avoided for feed. But any ideas if it affects a distilled spirit?
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    Ergot

    A farmer asked me if ergot (on rye) was a problem for distilling purposes. I told him I didn't know but would try to find out. Any thoughts?
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    Rubbery Ring of Corn on bottom of my mash tun

    A long stick and/or power washer.
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    Trub from running beer

    The antifoam certainly does its job, but the only times I've seen these strands is when I used antifoam. I've always suspected antifoam somehow was the cause, but never really pinned it down. It was especially evident when using directly immersed heating elements where the elements had all this junk hanging from them after the run.
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    Trub from running beer

    Out of curiosity, did you use any silicone antifoam?
  8. Any thoughts on this? Federal Register/Vol. 83, No. 227/Monday, November 26, 2018/Proposed Rules https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-26/pdf/2018-24446.pdf In particular, requiring barrels to be approximately 50 gallons?
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    Help! Artemisia pontica..

    Would you want only the rhizomes or some leaves as well? Either way, let me know what you think that's worth including shipping. Please email me at Joel@BierDistillery.com.
  10. bierling

    reusing feints

    Including foreshots and heads?
  11. bierling

    Outlet size on mash tun

    I’ve gotten clogs on a 2” drain with 2” butterfly valve before so now I step up to use a 3” butterfly with a 2” drain.
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    It may not be the water or the barrel. It’s really a function of the spirit and the bottling proof. The TCW filter works.
  13. I’ve heard it said underfilling is better than overfilling.
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    Possible Mash Infection, Need Help

    Have you tried double distilling and/or running slower? I have a feeling you're just smearing heads, hearts, and tails.
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