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by WalkingWolf
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Southwest Louisiana!
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Hello from Southwest Louisiana!

When I was younger, a friend that I grew with brewed his own beer. I was able to help him brew a couple of batches and was fascinated by the process, and the product. Well hello there -- glad to see you made it. We did have a wonderful visit and looking forward to getting you guys up and running. I...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: On/Off switch on pwr controller
Replies: 1
Views: 464

On/Off switch on pwr controller

I've had my MK-5500 power controller for a few years now and it was built without an on/off switch. At the time there was some debate on the need for an on/off switch and there were many made without them. I was never completely at ease with it and ordered a couple of 30a/240v switches a couple year...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Going electric & a BIG thanks to bellybuster
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Going electric & a BIG thanks to bellybuster

Congrats dude -- ya did a nice job. Let us know a little more about how you fashioned up the blue box around your element end.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Copper Ferrule vs Stainless Steel
Replies: 27
Views: 2412

Re: Copper Ferrule vs Stainless Steel

I like the way it turned out deerhunter. I've been eyeing the copper ferrules and I think I'll pull the plug and get it. Building a rig with a friend and I think we'll go that route for the keg attachment.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hallo from scandinavia
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Hallo from scandinavia

Welcome Norbrewer -- glad to hear you have decided to clean up your act. Looks like a nice looking rig you have there.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newby from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Newby from Texas

Welcome to HD MartinGreer. Good neutrals are definitely in the attainable realm. Reflux rigs are there for all your neutral needs but I invite you explore the world of wood aged liquors.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first rye
Replies: 44
Views: 2230

Re: my first rye

woodshed wrote:I will be gentle as well.

Dammmmmmmmmmmmn.
Nice to see the New Years resolution has held up to this point. Take a deep breath 'shed.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Noob kicking tires
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Noob kicking tires

Welcome mendozer. There are some here that don't drink at all but enjoy the process. Your successes in your other hobbies is an indicator of your personal QC. That'll serve you well on this end. It doesn't take as long to age out a good product when working with smaller container sizes. Drinkable bo...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: new after lurking + beginner question
Replies: 19
Views: 825

Re: new after lurking + beginner question

Welcome to HD pandion. I'd highly recommend you stay between the solid yellow lines till you learn to ride the new bike. Based on your question you are not familiar with what you are getting into. You need to spend some time in the New Distillers Reading Lounge. As for as a recipe there are about a ...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Air cooled condenser. I'll NEVER go back to water cooling!
Replies: 202
Views: 36843

Re: Air cooled condenser. I'll NEVER go back to water coolin

Nice work Mason Jar -- air-cooled condensers have been discussed over the years with just a few ever getting past the concept stage. You did a great job on getting this up and running. As for as the $$$ goes, we have seen far more money spent on far less right here on this forum. I'm with you on tac...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: what a mess
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: what a mess

:lolno: :lolno: :lolno:

We usually only to this once, but every now and then some of us (read ME) will repeat this mistake. Tends to leave a lasting impression.
by WalkingWolf
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Soldering Copper to SS
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Soldering Copper to SS

Lot of heat or little heat? I read both ways a lot. Today I soldered a SS ferrule to a 3" section of type L copper. Had to anneal and slightly flare the pipe, drive the ferrule in to make it fit. I removed it, sanded everything up, fluxed and soldered with Harris Staybrite and Stayclean flux. I use...
by WalkingWolf
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First time post
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: First time post

Yes indeed -- I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours with K-Rod6 working on his keg. Slowly gathering up the pieces to put together a rig. Hadn't really done much stilling wise for some time now and he and I crossed paths. As I told him you will come to recognize conversation with someone that ...
by WalkingWolf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Odin
Replies: 24
Views: 584

Re: Happy Birthday Odin

Thanks for the update Odin. Safe travels for you my friend. :thumbup:
by WalkingWolf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just a 2" pot still
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Just a 2" pot still

Nice work rumbo. You did your homework and your craftsmanship is great. That'll make an awesome teacher for your journey.
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Soldering Copper to SS
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Soldering Copper to SS

Saw jedneck post a pic of his recent build and the question of SS/Copper soldering came up. Jedneck did a nice job and I want to encourage our new folks out there not to be timid and give this a shot. I was over at a new members home today and we put a 1" NPT copper fitting on his SS keg as we make ...
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: going back the the basics
Replies: 33
Views: 1702

Re: going back the the basics

Nice jedneck -- my all time favorite, a simple, straight forward potstill. Good on'ya for giving that condenser a go.
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Just a little copper pot
Replies: 67
Views: 6983

Re: Just a little copper pot

Thanks DSM -- I knew there would be a significant level of interest/appreciation and didn't want your build to be lost. Looking forward to updates.
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First bourbon mash... First bourbon strip
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: First bourbon mash... First bourbon strip

.. The next barrel will be filled with 100% red winter wheated bourbon ;D Sounds like you are off to a great start. Your experience in brewing has put you on the fast track for top-shelf wares. Word of caution on the barrel -- don't "forget" about it. Please check it periodically. Some of the most ...
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Six months in the making
Replies: 32
Views: 1464

Re: Six months in the making

. . . She is cycling on you electric stove you need a metal plate between the boiler and burner maybe. . . . . Be careful with this. Putting a metal plate on an electric stove will concentrate the heat and can lead to failure in short order. She'll get pretty upset if her stove suddenly has a burne...
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Odin
Replies: 24
Views: 584

Happy Birthday Odin

To a friend who has contributed so much to this forum and kept us entertained on many occasions. Hope your Birthday is an enjoyable one.

Happy Birthday Odin.
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: From Austin TX, Howdy Y'all
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: From Austin TX, Howdy Y'all

Welcome to HD Chong Arak -- I see, like many (myself included), you tore out the starting blocks like a bat-outta-hell. You acquired a whole lot stuff in short order. The problem I see repeated in this scenario is the equipment FAR exceeds the users abilities. I caution you to keep safety first in y...
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Looking to build a 3 inch 5 Plate Still
Replies: 118
Views: 8156

Re: Looking to build a 3 inch 5 Plate Still

How do the plates fit in the tube? Do you intend to solder into place in the flute or were you thinking a removable "plate-tree"? I was unsuccessful with the hole saw as they cut just a bit undersized. I ended up rough-cutting then stacking plates together and ran a 1/4" all thread through them and ...
by WalkingWolf
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from another newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Hello from another newbie

I'm liking the looks of things early on. Anticipating a build with respect to traditional lines. Keep us updated. Just a thought -- this build looks like it's going to have some character and will be fun watching the progress. I'd recommend you start a new thread for this build. Your build will be l...
by WalkingWolf
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Use for Fores-- Make an alcohol stove
Replies: 82
Views: 17676

Re: Use for Fores-- Make an alcohol stove

I get what you're saying. But, in my humble opinion, I don't think this would qualify as "high pressure". When I think high pressure, I think of something like a Coleman stove. Where you have to pump it up, and put the fuel under pressure in order to move through the system. Fair enough, I guess it...
by WalkingWolf
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What reason is there to go past low wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1386

Re: What reason is there to go past low wines?

But if I took that same boiler charge and stripped, reran or refluxed it, I'd have two or three times as much great drink. Good point DAD-3 -- that has been the criticism of single-runs since time started. Post from several years ago discussed this and one of the threads of thought was to do one an...
by WalkingWolf
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What reason is there to go past low wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1386

Re: What reason is there to go past low wines?

Ole Blanikdog would love his post -- he was an unapologetic, single-run guy. Was on his advice I began single runs and have not done a strip/spirit run in a few years. You are correct in your assessment. The goal is to load your still with a charge that will give you barrel-strenght for your output....
by WalkingWolf
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Distilling old homebrew
Replies: 12
Views: 2259

Re: Distilling old homebrew

The hops in your beer will get in your still and you will never be able to get the taste out (so it's been said). It is not recommended to distill anything with hops.

then there are other opinions as well.
other opinions
by WalkingWolf
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Out of the shadows
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Out of the shadows

Jabberwock -- I see you've been around recently -- o' man o few words. Please update us on your progress.

Jabberwock ? ? ?
by WalkingWolf
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19337

Re: Hijack my thread

MoonBreath wrote:Seems like I saw a human do that once long ago ..But I blocked it out of my memory and can't remember the specifics ..Just the images .. :lolno: :wtf:
No Sir MoonBreath -- some things you just can't "unsee". :moresarcasm: