Is the diastatic power(dp) of rye enough to convert itself. I see that wheat has a dp of 130 where rye has a dp of 75. If not, what can I do to help it along without using any other grains? Really long mash? Beano? Any help at all would be welcomed. TIA.
Nate, whiskey is basically distilled beer so yeah...
Brandy is distilled wine. Vodka is basically pure (well as pure as you can get it) alcohol cut with water to about 40% (80 proof). Rum is distilled from a fermented molasses mixture. That's about the limit of my memory from my copy of "the complete distiller" at the moment.
No, Gary, I didn't know those things so I do appreciate the info. I knew I was pretty safe saying that grain was involved in whiskey and grain alcohol in some way though. I was short of the specifics, but that didn't matter when I just wanted to give Major some hell.
Now, I need to go freeze a keg of tripel and pour whats left out so I can have some distilled hard alcohol.
majorvices wrote:well, my excuse is if you get me taliking about bourbon I won't shut up. Or beer, for that matter.
Hey mvices, I've been searching for Henry Clay forever. It's one of the best bourbons I've ever had. Any recommedations on where I can find it? I'll drink Basil Haydens if I have to - but don't want to.