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by Fastill
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Slowed way down
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Slowed way down

Did the same thing 2 years ago, except this is my first post in years, I was stilling every weekend, always had mashes going and built up a nice stockpile of aging shine. I burnt out on it for a bit and have only made 2 runs in those past 2 years. I quit drinking for health reasons about half a year...
by Fastill
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4328
Views: 747282

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hello, Maybe a silly question? My first 2 gens of Ujssm took 2-3 weeks to finish and I ran them before the mash had cleared. I have since added a fish tank submersible heater inside my fermenter to keep temp at a constant 24c. (I'm in Ireland and it's cold here!) This has finished my ferment in 5 d...
by Fastill
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Making maple syrup
Replies: 60
Views: 3046

Re: Making maple syrup

Got my first 7 quarts of syrup cooked today. Past couple years it's been about 32/1 ratio, but with the early spring here and maybe other conditions beyond my knowledge I'm getting about 40/1 ratio. This is the earliest I have been able to tap trees here since I've been cooking syrup. Used the sap a...
by Fastill
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jim Jefferies - Comedian
Replies: 75
Views: 2264

Re: Jim Jefferies - Comedian

A comedian that gets off doing cocaine and shoving things up his ass... At least that is part of his act. I wouldn't take a thing he says seriously.
by Fastill
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Every silver lining has a cloud.
Replies: 58
Views: 1671

Re: Every silver lining has a cloud.

My cloud is winter. I can't do anything in the winter here, my condensor freezes up so Stilling is a spring, summer, fall thing. And half of spring and half of fall are pretty much out of the question also.
by Fastill
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Sugar wash
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: Sugar wash

And what is in it, or more to the point, what recipe. Added nutrients, ect... starting SG or lb of sugar to water, yeast...
by Fastill
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A Band Of Brothers, and a Sister or two
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: A Band Of Brothers, and a Sister or two

I started searching for info much the same way as you, and built one of those world class stills, and then built the second design because I found this place and found out that the first design sucked...( and I do love my Nixon Stone) I read for months mostly on the parent site before joining, and n...
by Fastill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: All Grain Pilsner
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: All Grain Pilsner

Interesting making a whisky with pilsner extract. The preboil should help prevent boilover in the still. I get Avangard German Pilsner malt for 48 bucks a 55 lb. sack. The cider taste might be normal and covered up by the hops when used in a beer. If you want it to finish at a lower SG. you could se...
by Fastill
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: distilling heads & tails
Replies: 31
Views: 4250

Re: distilling heads & tails

Here is where your taste, smell and feel are needed to judge what you have. By dividing the distillate in small jars you should be able to tell the difference between heads, hearts and tails. 78 C is where most of my reflux hearts come across. Unfortunatly I get nail polish smell early on, smoothe o...
by Fastill
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Greetings from Green Bay, Wisconsin

Welcome, I lived in Green Bay for my college years. Western Ave. and out by Duchmans Creek. Lived next door to Tony Mandrich for a year.
Enjoy the site and all it has to offer. Everything you need to know is here for the reading.
by Fastill
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Troy & sons
Replies: 22
Views: 5265

Re: Troy & sons

Hello all. I apologize for using the m word but I was watching moonshiners and at the troy & sons distillery I noticed they were using a clear plastic hose as their discharge hose from the Condenser. Now if it were in any other scene in the show I would disregard it but since it was in a legit dist...
by Fastill
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Potentially life-changing bad news....
Replies: 75
Views: 1950

Re: Potentially life-changing bad news....

Praying for you, for all to turn out well in your young family.
by Fastill
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Life Happens
Replies: 42
Views: 1305

Re: Life Happens

Stand tall Wolf, You have always done right on HD and I'm sure in your real life. Wishing you the best and KEEP FIGHTING!!!
We all pray for you.
by Fastill
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4328
Views: 747282

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Running generation 3. I have about 1/2 gallon of wash that won't fit in the boiler. Should I add this back in to the fermenter for the next generation or is it better to just add water and backset? It will not hurt adding it back to the fermenter. I usually leave at least a gallon or 2 in my fermen...
by Fastill
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: woodshed
Replies: 213
Views: 5972

Re: woodshed

I've been gone for a week and shocked hear this. Hope you a speedy recovery woodshed, get some much needed rest and things should work out for you. Saying a prayer for ya.
by Fastill
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

We kill animals to eat, what we dont eat goes into the outdoor furnace to burn. Bones, fat, hide. Cheap and easy BTUs. Smells awfull. Don't know if we smell that way, but not a good smell anyhow.
by Fastill
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Is stillin in your family tree?
Replies: 113
Views: 21251

Re: Is stillin in your family tree?

My grandfather on my mothers side was a runner. Drove shine all over lower Michigan. I have all of my grandparents beer crocks and bottles from my Dads side, they sold beer to survive the depression. I use a few of those redwing crocks to this day. Kraut, pickles, wine and a few other things that we...
by Fastill
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 433133

Re: 1st Batch

Ok... whatever level of experience is before 'beginner' is where I am at... I am still trying to figure out all of the acronyms and everything... BUT, considering I have horses and like to try new things, I decided to try some sweet feed shine. My sweet feed is corn, oats, barley, and molasses. It'...
by Fastill
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

jedneck wrote:
cranky wrote:She won't buy that, she knows I don't have any friends
You have 25000 friends.
But he will only need 6 to carry the pine box.
by Fastill
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Question for the seasoned novice
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Question for the seasoned novice

I rinse mine out and lay it right back on the copper pile, looks like plumbing supplies. Condensor is wraped up and locked in a drawer in my tool box.
by Fastill
Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What the hell is this thing ?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: What the hell is this thing ?

myles wrote:I would guess it is for flavouring. If it fits inside the boiler I suspect that is what it would have been used for.
Or maybe for stilling on the grain??
by Fastill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

Just make sure you bring them out before we are all too drunk to enjoy the good stuff :)
by Fastill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

Hi my name is Jed. I am a HD addict. As well you should be. Now pass that jug! This way first, Woodshed has a problem with hogging the jug, He gets it first and won't be any left for the rest of us... Speaking of jugs, you using ceramic or glass. Lots of different ways to make glass jugs. They used...
by Fastill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1023
Views: 189583

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

What about racking off the originals for safe keeping until the weekend? No problem. When you charge your still, you will get even more settling that you can leave in your fermenter, letting you charge a clear mash. (clear meaning yeast and grain particals settling out, NOT a clear like water wash)...
by Fastill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1023
Views: 189583

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Ok so please help me with this. I have a run/wash taking up a 7 gal conical and a 6 gal carboy and a 5 gal car boy all are about 1/2-3/4 gallon from full. They are done now due to a cold snap here in FL they took about 5 days longer to kick can I siphon off the beer into a carboy and go ahead and r...
by Fastill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2094
Views: 506744

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Due51 wrote:I mashed the malted wheat for an hour at 148-150. Am I missing something?
Even if you didn't mash the grain, it won't be much different than stilling UJSSM or sweetfeed. I always add a pound or 2 grain to my neutrals to help feed the yeast. Seems to speed up ferment times.
by Fastill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

bearriver wrote:
cranky wrote:
T-Pee wrote:'grats, cranky. :think:

tp
Thank you. I am in awe of you guys who make thousands of posts a year. I have no idea how you do it.
Easy... 5.41 posts per day. Mostly in threads like this which serve no purpose but to amuse.
Quality, not quantity when looking at, Hey look, a bird......
by Fastill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Run....Stinks!! Help please!!
Replies: 74
Views: 2332

Re: First Run....Stinks!! Help please!!

The smell of yeast shitting in your drink. No nutrients, way to high starting SG. Yeast is a living organism and needs to be happy in its enviroment. Read up on some of the Tried and True Sugar washes, Like Wineos or Birdwatchers and you will start to get an idea.
by Fastill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 19338

Re: Hijack my thread

Hey look! A squirrell
by Fastill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 433133

Re: sweetfeed whisky

With all the posts about not finding sweet feed without pellets, maybe start posting our own sweet feed recipes, so we can get off the subject of availability. Just make your own for goodness sake! Corn, oats, barley, molasses! ;^) Plenty of posts here already where members make their own sweetfeed...