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Drunken Custard - Barrel and Wood Steeping Methods


#82

@LordVapor hello! planning on giving this a shot, either with an oak barrel or wood chips. planning on mixing 1L~

looking for some support on material to use and also the filtration process?

TIA


#83

Appreciating the bump. If you use the materials linked above (Thanks @Ken_O_Where!) filtration might not be your problem

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/French-Oak-Cubes-Medium-Toast--25-oz_p_5461.html

The finer details on just how to get that oakey smokey flavor into a juice is more the challenge. I had some grand Smoked Oak Custard but I think it just had some moonshine poured in (crusty coils?) A real medium smoked oak extract would hit the spot @Walt_RealFlavors :wink:

Thanks for reminding me to order these @DIYjosh

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#84

Your wish is my command…

http://www.realflavors.com/product/toasted-blend/


#85

@BoDarc, @Walt_RealFlavors, thanks for the response.

right now its a toss up between using the same keg as shared. i was planning on pre-treating the oak barrel with jack daniels Tennessee honey whiskey for 3-4 weeks. for filtering of the whiskey and e-liquid from the oak barrel i found some inexpensive 200-220 micron natural material filtering bags used to making various types of nut milk and other extracts.

OR

using a flavor concentrate similar to what @Walt_RealFlavors has shared.

ill be sure to share as i go down whatever path i choose. ive already imported and adapted LordVapor’s original “drunken custard” to my shared profile including my adaptation of the mixing and maturing process. i plan to update it later with links to the products i use to create this recipe.

thanks again for sharing,


#86

I like this the most because I have not just made a flavor order. I’ll be picking up some of that… :heart_eyes:


#87

I used cheesecloth to filter the liquid. I have clamps that mount to the rod of my magnetic stirrer that hold the containers at whatever angle I need to let them drain completely.

Similar to this setup

I am back online here and there. I need a new PC but will chime in when I can. I wanted to tell you guys that the Drunken Custard I made here is a holy shit kinda good. I have 120 oz left. The people that have tried it were as blown away as I am. Buy many barrels right now. Steep everything in them LOL. I am not sure I will ever make anything else but barrel juice from now on.


#88

Welcome home. :slight_smile:

With some of my oak chip tests i took them out after a month and then let the liquid cure for a couple more months.

I didnt really play around much after that but considered dropping a handful in a gallon of VG.

So many flavors, so little time.


#89

Thanks! Missed ya man. I am sending you a PM.


#90

do you soak it with pg, vg, a mix of pg/vg or something else?


#91

I asked a lady from the company I bought the barrel from and she said to use water only. It is just to swell up the wood so it seals. The water evaporates.


#92

That’s a beauty! I’m long and far away from mixing like this but I’m a custard junkie and drooling as I write. Quite an inspiration, thank you.


#93

Aw snap! They discontinued this item. I’ll be hunting around; really want one (or two, for the wine). Thx for the link.


#94

The barrels that I bought are on sale guys! Really good deals on them right now. Both the black hoop and the galvanized are discounted - http://oakbarrelsltd.com/


#95

You got me! I just purchased a 1 litre cask from the link you posted. I’m new to diy and still experimenting with recipes but hoping a simple custard recipe will be enhanced by your method. I’ve always wanted to try experimenting with liquor flavors so thanks for the inspiration.


#96

For those of you into RF SC flavors I adapted one of the soul custardy recipes someone posted a private recipe sneak peek of and it turned out pretty tasty IMO

Soul Custardy v1.00 (RFSC)
1.75% Vanilla Custard (Real Flavors)
0.50% Cream (Real Flavors)
0.50% Graham Cracker (Real Flavors)
0.40% Butter Toffee (Real Flavors)
0.25% Bourbon (Real Flavors)
0.20% Brown Sugar (Real Flavors)

There are a few versions of it posted if you do a recipe search.


#97

Oh boy, this sounds right up my alley! A 1000 thx


#98

Noticed the corner store has some sort of age your own whiskey kit in the show case for like $20 that comes with a 2 (I think) liter barrel…


#99

here are the non Real Flavors recipes if you need them - http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?q=soul+custardy


#100

Thank you. I’ve never used RFs but always wanted to. Is there anything different I need to keep in mind? Or an info guide on it that I can research?


#101

For a recipe using the SC line I shoot for 3.5% total. Some like more, some like less. This is a good calculator for adapting recipes with higher percents down to 3.5% - http://www.e-liquid-scripts.com/cosmiccalc

I tested 5 of the VG flavors (didn’t care for them personally), have 27 of the SC flavors on hand and plan to order a ton more later this year after I have used up all my older TFA, FA, FW, etc flavor stash.

Here are some threads you can learn more about the RF SC and VG flavors from @Walt_RealFlavors