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Making Pure Corn Whiskey by Ian Smiley BSc

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Making Pure Corn Whiskey Book


Second Edition - An Amphora Society Publication, New Zealand A professional guide for amateur and micro distillers Making Pure Corn Whiskey is the most comprehensive home-distiling book that specifically addresses the small-scale production of whiskey. It details every aspect of how fresh grain is transformed into whiskey, with easy and inexpensive methods of fabricating the equipment and precisely how to operate it. Everything has been ingeniously developed for home and hobby operations, as well as micro-distilleries. All the equipment and the processes were modeled after commercial distilling systems. The book also features over a dozen recipes that range from modern scientifically-optimized processes to traditional corn squeezins' and sour-mash recipes. Complete details are given on how to make malt at home and how to build a malt kiln for larger home operations. That elusive skill of "making the cut" in whiskey distilling is thoroughly explained and straightforward techniques for getting it right every time are given. Gives a thorough treatment of the history and the methods of making whiskey, and explains how to make a high-separation fractionating still to distill it with. This process is also used to make real rum, brandy and schnapps in countries where it is legal.




Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Introduction
  Chapter 2  Pure Corn Whiskey
Beer and Wine    Distillation – what is it?
     Simple Distillation
     Fractional Distillation
     Whiskey, Brandy, Rum, etc
     Pure Corn Whiskey
Chapter 3  The   History Of Corn Whiskey
  Chapter 4  Equipment
The Mashing Vessel
     The Fermenters
     Ancillary Equipment
     Transfer Hoses
     Immersion Chiller
     Spirit Still
     Beer Stripper (Optional)
  Chapter 5  Ingredients
     Calcium sulphate (CaSO4)
     95% Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4 )
     Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3)
Chapter 6    Mashing
Chapter 7    Fermentation
Chapter 8    Distillation Principles And Practices
     Operating Procedures For Distillation
  Chapter 9  Distillation Methods
Fractional-Distillation   Method 
     Pot-Still Method
Chapter 10    Summary Of Procedures
     Beer-Stripping Distillation
Chapter 11    Pure-Ethanol Distillation
Chapter 12  Other   Whiskey-Mash Recipes
Thin-Mash Recipe
     Mashing With Backset
     All-Grain Malt Whiskey Recipe
     Malt-Extract Recipes
     Thin Malt-Extract Recipes
     Wheat Malt-Extract Recipes
     Peat-Smoked Malt Recipes
     Bourbon-Mash Recipes
     Rye-Mash Recipes
     Corn-Squeezins' Whiskey
Chapter 13    Traditional Sour-Mash Whiskey
     Other Considerations
  Chapter 14  Making Your Own Malt
Making Barley Malt
     Making a Wooden Kiln
     Making Corn Malt    
Chapter 15  Other   Mashing Methods
  Flaked Grains
     Cereal Grains
Appendix A    Temperature Corrections
                           For Hydrometers
  Appendix B  Proof-Hydrometer
                          Temperature Correction Table
  Appendix C  Spirit-Run Record

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  1. Good Book A Real Must Read!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jul 2014

    If you are a novice read this book. It explains how to run 2 types of stills. The still referred to in the book uses a heating element not a burner or stove. Very good read has some recipe's and teaches you how to use malt or enzymes. A++++++

  2. Very scientific... 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jan 2013

    This book is full of information though just a bit more than the average home distiller needs.I was confused by the time I read through it.

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