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by ozone39
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Solar Eclipse 08-21-17
Replies: 38
Views: 1383

Re: Solar Eclipse 08-21-17

My daughters wanted a picture of it....old welding hood, rubber bands and a new lens should do the trick......
by ozone39
Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: out with the kitchen aid in with mega-mill
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: out with the kitchen aid in with mega-mill

Inside that 4" stainless section are some hammer bits that crush the grain down. I load the white PVC tube with whole grain, that feeds into the rotating assembly that pulverizes the grain that then exits out the 90 that faces down into the container. I added a picture of what is inside the 4" secti...
by ozone39
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: out with the kitchen aid in with mega-mill
Replies: 2
Views: 870

out with the kitchen aid in with mega-mill

I got tired of the kitchen aid grain mill. So I went and built this one. Drops the grain in on top of a mixer dispersion blade. It will do two 50 LBS bags in an hour....All assembled with 4" tri-clamps for easy cleaning and disassembly....
by ozone39
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Bending copper pipe
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

Re: Bending copper pipe

bending type M,L or K hard copper will not work
by ozone39
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is this usable as column filling?
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Is this usable as column filling?

WTF...that #%$ is off the chain...blocks snails???????
by ozone39
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Not understanding importance of SG and stuff like that
Replies: 47
Views: 2515

Re: Not understanding importance of SG and stuff like that

SG is everything.....call it science...but it tells you everything that's on board your next run...
by ozone39
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Puking with a thumper
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: Puking with a thumper

Another thing that helps if you are mashing in a differant vessel other than the still is to fill the sub up with 2 to 3" of water and let it boil/steam out for 20 minutes before filling and running the mash. This gets the side boards and the barrel warmed up. I also preheat the tails in on a small ...
by ozone39
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Puking with a thumper
Replies: 16
Views: 1516

Re: Puking with a thumper

You have to use the tails from the previous runs, anything else will cause over flow and puking (I've tried both). The mash has too much water in it and fills the thumper up. the size of the thumper should be around 15 to 25% the liquid volume of the still with a liquid level about half the barrel (...
by ozone39
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: a sub compact design submarine

I keep it 3/4's full of water. Changing the water out once a week if it sits that long with out being run....My grain bill is generally 1 to 2 LBS of grain for every gallon of water..
by ozone39
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: a sub compact design submarine

from start to finish I do everything from mashing to fermentation and distilling with out transferring....I installed air jets for mixing the mash and for initial heat up (to around 155 F) to aid in not scorching to the bottom.
by ozone39
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: a sub compact design submarine

The new burners really helped with scorching (way more even heat). The drilled out tubes I had in there before created a hot spot and would cause problems. The new burners and fire box (better venting and larger head space) solved that problem. I ran a 80% Rye/20% barley run last week flawlessly wit...
by ozone39
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: salvaged some old boiler burners
Replies: 3
Views: 2699

salvaged some old boiler burners

Buddy of mine looking out for my interests dropped off this full set of burners he salvaged out of an old school Burnham boiler that was going to the scrap yard. With a little fire box modification they couldn't have fit any better, and they work magnitudes better than the drilled out pipe burners I...
by ozone39
Sat May 30, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Who uses a pressure cooker still?
Replies: 17
Views: 4817

Re: Who uses a pressure cooker still?

I just used one to steam inject my wash for a run.....
by ozone39
Tue May 19, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Copper to Stainless sizing issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Copper to Stainless sizing issues

type M copper ID is actual, type L and K are heavier, so the ID will be smaller. Same goes with all steel/stainless pipe listed other than sch 40 (less than 40 is larger ID, greater than 40 is less ID) ....on the 54mm question, have you looked into getting a 2" copper pipe to copper tube coupling ad...
by ozone39
Tue May 19, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: some serious stainless steel
Replies: 1
Views: 508

some serious stainless steel

I landed a good steam and glycol cooling job for micro brewery going in. Some serious stainless pipe going in. The picture below is the main boiler steam header I fabricated from some 304L pipe. gonna be a fun project. Cooling system is going to be all stainless as well...
by ozone39
Sun May 17, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: air injection for mashing, mixing, cooling, anti scorch
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: air injection for mashing, mixing, cooling, anti scorch

I do... Air is triple filtered and dried (same unit I use on my paint guns)....As far as steam goes I do have a steam kettle and have done quite a bit with steam. I'm learning that the potential for air is universal..Mixing, cooling, and agitating. As well, it helps pre heat the copper top and the t...
by ozone39
Sun May 17, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: air injection for mashing, mixing, cooling, anti scorch
Replies: 4
Views: 369

air injection for mashing, mixing, cooling, anti scorch

On my recent build I included 2 air injection tubes to aid in the mixing of grains and to prevent scorching during heat up. Works very well. I drilled out about 10 holes in 2 stainless tubes and inserted them into the side of the boiler. I run about 5 to 8 psi for mixing the grain and crashing temp,...
by ozone39
Tue May 12, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: a sub compact design submarine

Built a basic BBQ pipe burner...things are coming together..
by ozone39
Sun May 10, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

Re: a sub compact design submarine

The sides are made of Douglass Fir (it was that or either white pine around these parts). I did a tongue and groove type joint where the 2 x 4's in both pieces where grooved 1/2" and then pounded in a 1/2" x 1" filler piece between the boards. I then wrapped them Jute twine (bees wax helped keep it ...
by ozone39
Sat May 09, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2274

a sub compact design submarine

Gonna start over and built an old school 25 gallon boiler sub still. been wanting to experiment with thumpers for quite some time now..So here we go..
by ozone39
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Illegal Still States
Replies: 27
Views: 7380

Re: Illegal Still States

Montana you can own one, just can't use it for distilling spirits...You can go down to the brew store or planet natural and buy one over the counter. When I talked to the guy down there they sell around 3 to 5 a week. Guy can pay cash and not have to give any of your info either (name does not go on...
by ozone39
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Tig brazing with silicon bronze versus silver soldering stai
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Tig brazing with silicon bronze versus silver soldering

ER309L filler material also works well......3/32" ER309L rod, 125" dia 2% thoride @ 60deg bevel, DCEN, 90 to 130 AMPS (depending on thickness)....have to focus more heat on the copper since it dissipates (conducts) heat at a higher rate....Lead free soft solder works as well, just have to use an aci...
by ozone39
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Glass Marbles for Reflux Column Structured Packing
Replies: 474
Views: 60819

Re: Glass Marbles for Reflux Column Structured Packing

well said googe....i agree completely.
by ozone39
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Glass Marbles for Reflux Column Structured Packing
Replies: 474
Views: 60819

Re: Glass Marbles for Reflux Column Structured Packing

Very interesting post....Think the essential variables are unlimited and calculating the packing consistency and the heat transfer (or non transfer capacities for that matter) would involve a math formula two pages long or longer. I have dabbled in this experiment a bit in my time only I was using o...
by ozone39
Sat May 17, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FOA still head flow
Replies: 41
Views: 5615

Re: FOA still head flow

Sorry for the delay.....time went somewhere....The loop is made of 3/4" soft copper. As far as cooling the riser tube to the condenser I am not sure. I have pondered the thoughts of just the difference moving pick up point on the arc. As far as running, i do a very slow heat up and just let it run i...
by ozone39
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: What is your favorite classic car or truck?
Replies: 54
Views: 2020

Re: What is your favorite classic car or truck?

Funny I saw this post...After 5 years of sitting in the car port I got the ol girl fired up and soon to be ready for summer....
by ozone39
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: another use for flour paste
Replies: 5
Views: 444

another use for flour paste

In building an edible derby car (minus the provided axles) with my daughter (school project) we found that the granola bars would sag over time.....Mixed up some flour paste and walla, glue = no more sag and and a way to attach the passengers ....
by ozone39
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: what do ya think? ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 1655

Re: what do ya think? ideas?

hey there goodtymes, you just want to make sure coil is submerged under the water level, looks like you have it there. The other is you might install an adjustable damper on the top of the milk jug (same as a fire place) this will slow down the heat from rising and you can run a smaller flame. Other...
by ozone39
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: what do ya think? ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 1655

Re: what do ya think? ideas?

no circulation pump needed,, just one of the ends of the coil needs to be below water level, the other above water level A lot of commercial kitchen kettles that have built in steam generators utilize this design ..Couldn't find the utube link....
by ozone39
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: what do ya think? ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 1655

Re: what do ya think? ideas?

something to consider (see picture)....not sure i would put an open flame on that jacket..may weaken and split with open flame and pressure..The pressure trol switch voltage would need to match the voltage for the gas valve. Thermocouple would be needed as well for the pilot light...any joints on th...