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by Mud Mechanik
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: left wash in fermenter for a long time. is it safe
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: left wash in fermenter for a long time. is it safe

I have let them sit for a year before without problems, in fact, I think it made a cleaner neutral.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 2" reflux column guidance needed
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: 2" reflux column guidance needed

Risktaker? A 10% wash is not flammable. I think your right on track with the times, my VM can run 12 gallons from start to finish in about 8 hours.
by Mud Mechanik
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: How much boiler charge for cleaning run
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: How much boiler charge for cleaning run

+1 rad, you cant over clean it.
by Mud Mechanik
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Texas!
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Hello from Texas!

Good luck and welcome back.
by Mud Mechanik
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Insulating column vs power input and reflux...
Replies: 70
Views: 4690

Re: Insulating column vs power input and reflux...

Good description, been wanting to try the marbles in my VM column too.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sacrificial run
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Sacrificial run

Just do it one time after you finish all mods to the still.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun May 10, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Gday from Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: Gday from Australia

Welcome aboard.
by Mud Mechanik
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from AL
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Hello from AL

+1 on the keg, and it sounds like you are on the right track neighbor....welcome aboard.
by Mud Mechanik
Fri May 02, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Run.....A+ Effort C+ Taste
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: My First Run.....A+ Effort C+ Taste

Sounds like a good second run to me....i have used ice also with good results.
by Mud Mechanik
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Bakers yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Bakers yeast

The amount used in most of the recipes. Are to keep the lag time to a minimum. So an infection doesn't have time to take hold. You can use less with no problems. But I would recommend making a starter instead of pitching dry. At least rehydrate them proper before pitching. This is what I have found...
by Mud Mechanik
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: First run

Birdwatchers recipe is a very clean neutral, not sure how it would turn out aged on oak. It will probably taste like wood flavored vodka, most folks oak whiskeys....but hey....give it a shot and let us know what ya think.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: First run

Congrats on the first good run.
by Mud Mechanik
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: first ever run
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: first ever run

What is apple.whiskey moonshine? What kind of still? Taking shots out of the condnser :shock: that ain't smart my friend. Give us some more info.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: question about VM still
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: question about VM still

I would not go smaller than 3/4". It will really choke your takeoff rate.
by Mud Mechanik
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" VM and SPP
Replies: 20
Views: 1926

Re: 2" VM and SPP

What is spp?
by Mud Mechanik
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

Starting therapy today Odin....how ya doin?
by Mud Mechanik
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Can a mash go bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: Can a mash go bad?

You hava a wash....not a mash. It is approx. 10% alcohol, should not be a problem...i have ran birdwatchers recipe as you have several months after it finished working, with no issues. Just taste a little before you charge your pot to see if it tastes like beer.
by Mud Mechanik
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

I am finally not taking pain meds anymore, just icing down surgery site to help with pain and swelling. Starting to move my arm a little but it is still very tender. How ya doin Odin?
by Mud Mechanik
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

I'm still all bandaged up and under doctors orders to leave it that way for a week. There is no way that i would try and stop taking this pain medicine yet....hell i'm trying to double it. Agony shared is agony in half here as well...it feels like im doing my full half for.sure.
by Mud Mechanik
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

I will surely take the pt seriously when i get there...i will just be glad to move it. Glad to hear your feeling well odin and thanks for all of the encouragement fellas.
by Mud Mechanik
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

How ya feeling odin? I'm on day 2 of recovery...nerve block has worn off and pain has set in pretty bad. Sleeping in a recliner and eating pain medication...it has to get better.
by Mud Mechanik
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shoulder operation
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: shoulder operation

I'm also in the same shape...going in for rotator cuff surgery in the morning. Will probably get lots of HD in the next 6 months. Good luck on a speedy recovery odin.
by Mud Mechanik
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie...
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Newbie...

Welcome aboard...we love copper pictures here.
by Mud Mechanik
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Simple pot still head design question
Replies: 20
Views: 3418

Re: Simple pot still head design question

It will work for ya, just try and step the reducer down in a few fittings instead of all at one time, i remember someone on here saying that reducing too quick would hinder vapor traffic.
by Mud Mechanik
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Super-Ponu!
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: Super-Ponu!

Very expensive foot rest.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still and distilled water
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Pot still and distilled water

Distilling water for diluting seems like a lot of trouble to me...i use my well water or buy a case of good tasting bottled water.
by Mud Mechanik
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Water "Quality"?
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Water "Quality"?

Use whatever tastes better, I have no problems with my well water.
by Mud Mechanik
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: How To Make Air Tight Seal on Stock Pot
Replies: 32
Views: 16073

Re: How To Make Air Tight Seal on Stock Pot

emmabaker23 wrote:If you permanently solder a top to the pot how are you supposed to clean the pot when your done,or dont you ever clean it.Jim
It is clean enough after boiling alcohol in it, just cool and rinse.
by Mud Mechanik
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: How To Make Air Tight Seal on Stock Pot
Replies: 32
Views: 16073

Re: How To Make Air Tight Seal on Stock Pot

Tellmeboutit wrote:Look up self fusing pure silicon tape.(for use on stills)
Give us an msds on silicon tape. It will not tolerate high temp. Alcohol vapors without breaking down. I hope no hd members take this as an acceptable sealant unless we are finally proved wrong.
by Mud Mechanik
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to this
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: New to this

It takes a little more than time and money, but that is what your new friends are for....welcome to HD :)