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by NO1DLR
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: %ABV question...?
Replies: 27
Views: 973

Re: %ABV question...?

I'm a member of a few forum sites, and I've never met so many dickheads on any other forums who feel the need to abuse noobs as much as they do on here.
by NO1DLR
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Coffee liqueur
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Coffee liqueur

I have a recipe that asks for, among other things, 2 cups of water and 1/2 a cup of instant coffee. If I want to use plunger coffee, can I just use 1/2 a cup of plunger coffee powder and leave it in 2 cups of boiling water for a few minutes, in the same way that you would make a normal cup of coffee...
by NO1DLR
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The next morning, I had no headache???
Replies: 29
Views: 1348

Re: The next morning, I had no headache???

Even the best alcohol can give you a terrible hangover, or worse, if consumed in excessive amounts.
by NO1DLR
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 24hr turbo question
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: 24hr turbo question

rad14701 wrote:Male or female, drunk babysitting is not a fun thing to do... Been there, done that... It gets old after the first time... Well, actually, it gets old during that first time...
If it's a decent looking female, then drunk babysitting can be really fun!
by NO1DLR
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Smell of Neutral Spirits
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: Smell of Neutral Spirits

center hearts of a good neutral run will smell of virtually nothing after it has been aired for a while, just a little bit burney in the nose before it is cut down. If your cuts or still aren't that great, you'll probably end up with a sweet smell and taste, slightly chemical, almost like a really ...
by NO1DLR
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: super 6
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: super 6

Super 6 is not a turbo yeast.
by NO1DLR
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Making Apple Pie Shine
Replies: 14
Views: 4330

Re: Making Apple Pie Shine

Would apple juice concentrate work alright?
by NO1DLR
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: maggots in airlock
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: maggots in airlock

You could always put some neutral spirit in your airlock.
by NO1DLR
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Caramel liqueur
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Caramel liqueur

I caramelized some sugar, and added it to some neutral spirit in an attempt to make a caramel liqueur, but the caramel goes hard and crystallizes instead of dissolving into the spirit. Is there anything I can do to dissolve it in the spirit?
by NO1DLR
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: maggots in airlock
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: maggots in airlock

Maggots don't appear for no reason. What was in your airlock to attract the flies in the first place?
by NO1DLR
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Super reflex still long run time
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Super reflex still long run time

I have one of these stills and I have packed it with that Essencia brass mesh. It puts out alcohol at 88%ABV, and it sits at a constant 78C for the whole hearts run. All I do is check up on it every 15 minutes to make sure the temperature is all good.
by NO1DLR
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Expired yeast
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Expired yeast

I have a container of bread making yeast that is about 7 months past its best before date. It has been sitting in a fridge for that entire time. Is it still OK to use it for a sugar wash, as long as I add extra yeast to compensate for it being old?
by NO1DLR
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My rum is absolutely disgusting.
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: My rum is absolutely disgusting.

I'm using feed store molasses, from the same shop which was recommended to me by another guy who makes rum. It's exactly the same molasses as he uses, and he says his rums are very good.
by NO1DLR
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My rum is absolutely disgusting.
Replies: 12
Views: 828

My rum is absolutely disgusting.

I have been making neutrals for a while now and I'm very happy with the result. I have made 3 batches of rum so far. The first batch was made from 4kg molasses, 4kg white sugar and a packet of Essencia Super 6 yeast, topped up to 24L. Second and third batches were made from 3kg molasses, 3kg sugar, ...
by NO1DLR
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Essencia Yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Essencia Yeast

That's the yeast I normally use, and it's definitely better than the turbos in terms of alcohol quality. It's quite slow to ferment in comparison to the turbos as well, and try to keep the temperatures in the low 20s, rather than the 28°C that the yeast packet recommends. You don't have to use finin...
by NO1DLR
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My computer is phucked
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: My computer is phucked

Teddysad wrote:First and easiest thing to check is the Power supply
Swap with another - 2 min job and see if the problem goes away
I'm having trouble finding a PSU to borrow off someone, seeing that I need a power outlet for PCI-E and SATA drives.
by NO1DLR
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My computer is phucked
Replies: 4
Views: 212

My computer is phucked

I installed a second hand motherboard to my computer, and all was good for the first 3 days. I ran several benchmark tests, and it performed flawlessly under load. Then it started randomly turning itself off for no apparent reason. It will be working fine, then suddenly it's as if a ghost is in the ...
by NO1DLR
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: world soccer tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: world soccer tournament

flip wrote:who s coming to watch, in south africa, if any ?
What part of South Africa you from, I'm originally from Cape Town.
by NO1DLR
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Carbon filtering rum
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Carbon filtering rum

kiwistiller wrote:No I don't mean the adding a quarter of whatever, I mean the measuring 500ml or whatever. you really need to learn to make cuts by taste and smell.
I really should get a whole lot of jars and label them, then make my cuts that way. I really do need to learn about making cuts indeed.
by NO1DLR
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Carbon filtering rum
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Carbon filtering rum

One more thing, if I want to make golden rum do I then water it down to 65%ABV and age it in bourbon barrel oak for a few months? And if I make a 500mL heads cut, do I add 1/4 of the heads into the hearts, even with white rum? Do I also add tails into the hearts until the temperature goes above 90C...
by NO1DLR
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Copper scrubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Copper scrubbers

I don't need much copper though in the condensor do I? Will a 1cm layer of scrubbers be enough?
by NO1DLR
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Carbon filtering rum
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Carbon filtering rum

One more thing, if I want to make golden rum do I then water it down to 65%ABV and age it in bourbon barrel oak for a few months? And if I make a 500mL heads cut, do I add 1/4 of the heads into the hearts, even with white rum? Do I also add tails into the hearts until the temperature goes above 90C?
by NO1DLR
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Carbon filtering rum
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Re: Carbon filtering rum

Dnderhead wrote:aaa,,, whould not that sort of remove the flavor? or part of it.
That's the part I wasn't too sure about.
by NO1DLR
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Copper scrubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Copper scrubbers

Does having copper in a still make the the alcohol much better than ceramic rings or stainless scrubbers, assuming that the ABV is the same?
by NO1DLR
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: reflux rum
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: reflux rum

I used 4kg molasses and 4kg white sugar to make a 25L wash. The airlock stopped bubbling 2 days ago and the SG has been 1.018 for the past 2 days. Does that sound like it's finished? And how much dunder should I add to my fermenter considering it's my first batch of rum?
by NO1DLR
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Carbon filtering rum
Replies: 31
Views: 6323

Carbon filtering rum

Do you guys carbon filter your rum? And if you do, do you carbon filter it before or after aging it in oak?
by NO1DLR
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What Packing to use?
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: What Packing to use?

kiwistiller wrote:copper mesh, or stainless. and, yeah, there is a lot of info RE packing in the parent site. but no worries. should go up to a few inches below takeoff, depending on still design. pics are helpful :D
+1 to that.
by NO1DLR
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What the heck.. It's blue!
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: What the heck.. It's blue!

Mr.Spooky wrote:
Dnderhead wrote:excess nitrogen and a alkaline wash=ammonium+copper= blue distillate
(DUMP IT IN A SAFE PLACE) mite be good for a ant hill ?
this hasent hapened to me,,, yet, but what causes the excess nitrogen and a alkaline ?
Excessive amounts of nutrients added to your wash.
by NO1DLR
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: reflux rum
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: reflux rum

I was talking to a family friend tonight who says that his Essencia Express still (90%ABV from a 12%ABV wash) produces a nice rum from 4kg molasses and 4kg brown sugar, so I'll see what my still can make.
by NO1DLR
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: reflux rum
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: reflux rum

My still produces alcohol at 88%ABV with brass scrubbers in it, but if I take the scrubbers out and put rings in then the alcohol output drops down to 80%ABV, so should I just have rings in my condenser for rum runs?