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    Vatting Tools

    Chatting with Nivto the other night about blending experiments got me thinking about trying some more vattings of my own. What's your list of tools for your vatting/blending? Are there any good recipes out there (aside from SB Blend) or resources (E.G. see The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom) you go to for reference?

    I'd imagine some sort of measuring container (kitchen measuring cup, graduated cylinder), funnels, empty bottles, pipettes, droppers, notebook, bottle of E150, etc.,

    ;-)

    Edit:

    Here's a vid by Ralfy that goes into this subject...




    I've posted this before, but here's a link to another video by Compass Box's John Glaser that goes into how they came up with the recipe for Flaming Heart 4th Edition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMP-UrQ39BI
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 11-13-2013 at 17:42.
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    Re: Vatting Tools

    Pyrex measuring cups of various sizes when getting samples ready and the cap of a 1 liter bottle of Ozarka for dropping water into a pour until desired taste is achieved.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    My set of vatting tools

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    Re: Vatting Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post


    My set of vatting tools
    I had a feeling you were going to bust out your "big one"...

    =]b
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    I had a feeling you were going to bust out your "big one"...

    =]b
    Ha , that is not the "big one" i have a 5L graduated cylinder at work... Figured that was overkill

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    Re: Vatting Tools

    We shouldn't forget the most important one, perhaps - a good palate.

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    Re: Vatting Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I was thinking Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
    Where's Beaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    We shouldn't forget the most important one, perhaps - a good palate.

    Gary
    That's always the prime challenge isn't it?
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    Re: Vatting Tools

    No industrial vatting for me, I just use a 25ml graduated pipette. No need for funnels or any other equipment. Well, a distilled water bottle for clean-up.

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    Re: Vatting Tools

    I found this helpful instructional video on vatting:

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=0
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    Re: Vatting Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I found this helpful instructional video on vatting:
    I've seen you do that at the gazebo and had always wondered where your inspiration came from. Perhaps some GBS cloth napkins are in order?
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

 

 

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