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by The Baker
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make
Replies: 76
Views: 16295

Re: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make

Kareltje wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:44 am
What does galvanised have to do with plastic? :?: :roll: :problem:
They are both no-no's??
(Where they contact alcohol...?)

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet
Replies: 28
Views: 3387

Re: Hammering a lid out of a copper sheet

SassyFrass wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Awesome tutorial. Thanks for posting this.
Same here.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: So I refluxed an all molasses rum wash...

So some fruits are edible but the wood may be toxic?

Doesn't seem logical but it may well be so...

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Banana Rum
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Banana Rum

If you want something more organic than DAP, try horse urine. If you don't have a horse, use your own, but not if you are on medications because then it wouldn't be organic. How, exactly do you go about collecting horse urine? Asking for a friend ... 🎱 Find a horse. Take a bucket. Judge your moment...
by The Baker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Do Hydrometers lose accuracy?
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Do Hydrometers lose accuracy?

"...I have two proof and tralle alcoholmeters that I bought from Brewhaus. I bought one years ago when I first got started and another one I bought recently when I broke my hygrometer ..." Auto-correct strikes again? A hygrometer measures humidity. A hydrometer can be calibrated to measure alcohol c...
by The Baker
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Many Persimmon!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Many Persimmon!!!

Yeah there are two main groups of persimmons.
Can't think of the descriptive word, but one will pucker your mouth up unless very ripe.
The other does not.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Vodka, perception, laws & loopholes.
Replies: 30
Views: 415

Re: Vodka, perception, laws & loopholes.

stillanoob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:31 pm
LB Miles wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:57 am

That's why I plan on distilling that wheat tea (with a small still unfit for alcohol) to have a clear concentrated flavor to add in small quantities.

Miles.
He said he wasn't distilling alcohol, just wheat tea to make a flavoring agent.
Oh.
Maybe what a chef would call 'reducing'?

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)

I like to invert the sugar and it seems to be less work. Not more.

It mixes immediately with the water in the ferment, whereas plain sugar is a bugger to mix.
And using the invert sugar hot (NOT hot enough to burn you if it spills!) warms the liquid.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Vodka, perception, laws & loopholes.
Replies: 30
Views: 415

Re: Vodka, perception, laws & loopholes.

'As for the distillate being close to the flame, well it's non-flammable so it's no hazard.'

Distillate.

Non-flammable????

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Fittings for a Shotgun?
Replies: 28
Views: 390

Re: Fittings for a Shotgun?

Clicked on the IMG link.

Got a photo of a cute little black haired girl in a fairy dress.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Hail The Mighty Thumper
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Hail The Mighty Thumper

Thanks for the interest. I have three strikes, 82 yrs old, bad legs, and a conservative wife. So I will keep on thumping on the computer. My legs are okay and I am only seventy-nine.... I may not well understand your work but it is really good to have scientific people study distillation. Thank you...
by The Baker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: Aging Bourbon at Sea
Replies: 24
Views: 10620

Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

jward wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:49 pm
The Baker wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Wouldn't the truck sink?

Geoff
Only if you slow down.
Gotcha.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: Aging Bourbon at Sea
Replies: 24
Views: 10620

Re: Aging Bourbon at Sea

Wouldn't the truck sink?

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 64
Views: 1308

Re: Pot still, single run.

Hair dryer? Geoff Geoff, do YOU have experience with a hair dryer? Let’s hear about it. Used it to free up the fan on the computer. It was a failure really; at the moment I stick a skewer through one of the tiny holes and give a fan blade a flick. And that doesn't work well, I need to figure out ho...
by The Baker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 64
Views: 1308

Re: Pot still, single run.

Hair dryer?

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Should I buy this
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Should I buy this

Durhommer wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:22 pm
I need someone to build it for me I'm afraid I'll fuck it up and then I'd be pissed and wanting to quit. Like the one you just made would be nice but I dont think I could do it
I can relate to that.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: An Intro to Irish Whisk(e)y
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: An Intro to Irish Whisk(e)y

tiramisu wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:50 pm
When someone writes that the shape of the boiler will effect the taste of the whiskey I start to be suspiscious.
That's an old belief in scotch distilleries.
May be less applicable in hobby sized stills?

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: 5 gal barrel who made it?
Replies: 24
Views: 436

Re: 5 gal barrel who made it?

Sailman wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:33 am
Yes 25 is a lot but if the shipping it's good I'll just put some up here for sale.

Well I just got off the phone with them the shipping is going to run 15 to $20. I think the best option is going to be to get some off Amazon and find a friend with a sander.
Wood lathe?

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Whiskey from free ingredients.
Replies: 41
Views: 1640

Re: Whiskey from free ingredients.

Well we did give him (and beloved daughter) a small (104 acre) farm that we bought because it was next to his; and so that I could store stuff and distil there... A few years ago a massive grass fire (I think 14,000 hectares or 35,000 acres) burnt around the shed and melted the big water tank so no ...
by The Baker
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Whiskey from free ingredients.
Replies: 41
Views: 1640

Re: Whiskey from free ingredients.

Son-in-law has said I can have some wheat.
Haven't talked about how much...
But I am sure a couple of bags in the old measurement (six bushels; measured in truck-loads now, tonnes) would be okay.
Three hundred and sixty pounds...

In fact I am sort of hoping I can get whatever I want.

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?

Just kicking this around... Suppose your barrel is/ barrels are contained in a glass fronted superseded commercial refrigerator cabinet. Possibly on its side, that might look prettier and be more practical. (So that the door/ lid lifts up). Maybe on a slide-out mounting? Perhaps with humidity contr...
by The Baker
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?

CopperFiend wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:27 am
What Geoff said sounds good. But I cant see any issues with waxing the seams, as long as no petroleum products contact the spirit, should be fine. Not sure how much you'll save though as a lot of the angel's share just wicks through the wood.
Beeswax.

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Whiskey from free ingredients.
Replies: 41
Views: 1640

Re: Whiskey from free ingredients.

Every time I pass my son-in-law's wheat-fields I check on how good the crop is looking...

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Liebig tube sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: Liebig tube sizes

Like mentioned above, I want to try one of these y's with two 4' long liebigs. HTB1UUasOpXXXXXxaXXXq6xXFXXXM.jpg_q50.jpg Something like a DOUBLE BARRELLED shotgun?? Geoff Is that a thing? Ive been lurking a full year now and never saw the term for that Thought it up when I saw the picture of the fi...
by The Baker
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Liebig tube sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: Liebig tube sizes

Winnipeg204 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:13 am
Like mentioned above, I want to try one of these y's with two 4' long liebigs.

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Something like a DOUBLE BARRELLED shotgun??

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Sourcing Likker Bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Sourcing Likker Bottles

You could do what banknote printers have done in the past; (use empty commercial spirit bottles and) overprint the labels! Say you are John Smith, and you have some Johnny Walker bottles. Print up some sticky labels (or use gum); maybe longish and narrowish and a bright colour. JOHN SMITH'S PRIVATE ...
by The Baker
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Partially waxing a small barrel to limit evaporation/oxidation?

Just kicking this around... Suppose your barrel is/ barrels are contained in a glass fronted superseded commercial refrigerator cabinet. Possibly on its side, that might look prettier and be more practical. (So that the door/ lid lifts up). Maybe on a slide-out mounting? Perhaps with humidity contro...
by The Baker
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Is sodium really bad for yeast?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Is sodium really bad for yeast?

What is optimal?

Best flavour?

Most consistent result?

Highest alcohol content?

Most efficient production?

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Is sodium really bad for yeast?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Is sodium really bad for yeast?

Common salt is an essential ingredient of bread but not that I have heard, from the point of view of the yeast.
I believe bread can be made using sea water and if that is correct it gives you an idea of what the yeast can tolerate.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Recipes for backsweetening/Flavouring Navy Style rum
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Recipes for backsweetening/Flavouring Navy Style rum

The caramel colouring I have seen (and tasted) in bakeries is very bitter.
So even though you did not use much I suppose it would cut the sweetness/ add to the bitterness of the rum a bit.

Geoff