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This is the easiest and simplest faux bourbon recipe around. Many experienced distillers have this as their mainstream Bourbon recipe. It can be personalised by using a percentage of other grains. Cracked Malt Barley in around 15-20% works very well, as does Malted or plain Rye. Wheat, Triticale and other grains can also be used. Try all malt barley for a cheap blended Scotch type spirit.
The ujsm aged on oak can stand on it's own against middle shelf spirits in a blind taste test providing good cuts and sound ageing practises are used.
So, for 40l wash. Recipe goes like this.
7kg cracked feed corn, Or 6kg corn 1kg cracked malt. 7kg raw or white sugar (I like raw) Dissolve sugar in hot water, then add enough cold water to make 40 l total.
Strip in potstill discarding 100ml of foreshots down to 20%. Save the strip. While the drum is empty, scrape off 1/3rd of a bucket of corn and add 1/3rd of a bucket of new corn. Add some water (20l or so) to the yeast bed so you don’t burn the yeast next step.
Use 10l of hot slops (backset from the still run) to dissolve 7 more kg of sugar, stir it up and add to the drum. Add water to bring it up to the level it was before.
Watch it ferment and strip again and again.
When you have 35l of strip saved up, add 10l of fresh wash to it and do a slow spirit run in the potstill making careful cuts. Age it on toasted oak sticks.
Can also be run very well in a 3-5 plate Dash as a single run aiming for hearts anywhere around the 88-94% mark.
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