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by marc83
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First run took foreeeevverr!
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: First run took foreeeevverr!

Insulate your boiler next time you run it maybe...
by marc83
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: NZ Quake
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: NZ Quake

They have been having aftershocks up to 5 since the 7.1 a couple weeks ago.Must be getting sick of them.
by marc83
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: lesson learned im shut down
Replies: 38
Views: 4825

Re: lesson learned im shut down

Hey DCT,gotta watch this fine hooch were making,gets the better of most.I am only 27 years of age and it got me once,i met my limit,was a grrrrreat night,but i dont think i want to see that side of my limit ever!yip it goes down a bloody treat huh,nothing leaves my house above 40%abv,you never know ...
by marc83
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Infusion question
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Infusion question

LOL I am trying to get an Idea so I don't waist to much vodka....money...
Well aint it lucky you are making your own spirits then? :D :lol: :D

You will just have to punch out a few so you have more to play around with,and still have some for sippin on while you experiment.
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 6812

Re: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast

I shoot for at least 0990,but all of my BW have fermented out to between 0980-0990.
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Earth quake in NZ
Replies: 34
Views: 730

Re: Earth quake in NZ

Havent heard of another quake near auckland.Still decent aftershocks in Christchurch though.
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Flavoring Vodka
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Flavoring Vodka

The M.I.L used some 40% neutral and soaked some plums for 3 months,i think she added 2 cups of sugar to the top the sealed and forgot about it.I tried some of it once it was strained off.Very nice,very sweet,maybe less sugar next time,and the plums can then be used for something else after. I done o...
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 6812

Re: Room temperature to ferment with bakers yeast

Room temp for mine will vary between 15-20 degrees C throughtout the day/night,we are at the end of our winter though,and i have had no problems.A BW will fully ferment in 5days.I dont wrap the fermenter for the first 24hrs but for the rest of the ferment i just wrap in a blanket.You say it has been...
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I have been violated
Replies: 60
Views: 1257

Re: I have been violated

That sucks alright,big time!
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Baking Soda
Replies: 286
Views: 138133

Re: Baking Soda

I had a demijohn that was half full of not so nice smelling spirit,and had it sitting under my bench,forgot about it as you do,after a tidy up,opened it up,took a sniff,hmmm,no smell at all,even got the wife to take a whiff of it,and same,nothing,rubbed some between my fingers,yep shes alcohol alrig...
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: cooling water temp
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: cooling water temp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDdqO7qv15E

I couldnt help myself :mrgreen:

Obviously just interested in the cooling system setup,forget the still,plastic etc.... :lol: :lol:
by marc83
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: cooling water temp
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: cooling water temp

There is a thread somewhere here discussing a radiator + fan setup.And a link to youtube showing one in action.
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What would make a good purchased still?
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: What would make a good purchased still?

Even just the still and keg would be a great buy.A burner etc can be picked up easy enough i guess.
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: alcohol content
Replies: 21
Views: 1911

Re: alcohol content

I cant remember the formula to work it out but try this link,may help.

http://www.grapestompers.com/calculations.htm
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: alcohol content
Replies: 21
Views: 1911

Re: alcohol content

Wondering if the Alc% can be worked out from the starting SG and the SG you are getting now??
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Run Ever...
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: My First Run Ever...

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself,glad to hear. Using the turbo yeast i would say yes to carbon cleaning up the diluted spirit,I guess you could always dilute and run through the still again later on,but unsure wether you would still need to filter. Alternatively,you could try a recipe from the tried...
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What would make a good purchased still?
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: What would make a good purchased still?

I for one would be interested in purchasing something along those lines.definately target market would be someone wanting to move on from store bought stills etc.Like you said the people who only want to produce cheap piss are well sorted with brewshop stuff,but for those genuinely interested in upg...
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First inservice, gotta say thanks....
Replies: 23
Views: 916

Re: First inservice, gotta say thanks....

I guess that's what happens when you drink hard liquor at 0800 in the morning.
:shock:

love it!
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Still Spirits? Rotorua/Taupo
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Still Spirits? Rotorua/Taupo

Brewtime in Rotorua.On corner of Malfroy and Old Taupo rd

Hes open until 1pm today.
by marc83
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Earth quake in NZ
Replies: 34
Views: 730

Re: Earth quake in NZ

Has been downgraded to 7.1 now,thats still a big quake.33km deep.Apparently felt as far north as New Plymouth.Lots and lots of damage mainly to alot of old buildings,cracks in roads,damage to vehicles etc.Reports of some flattened buildings closer to the epicentre though.
by marc83
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5757
Views: 158702

Re: Three Word Story

on their heads
by marc83
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Waikato/BOP!.. New Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 434

Re: Hello from the Waikato/BOP!.. New Zealand

Welcome crazy,

Good to see another NZer.
Especially in the Waikato/BOP area.
by marc83
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: From Ellerslie Auckland HomeBrewer_Distiller
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: From Ellerslie Auckland HomeBrewer_Distiller

The NZers are joining this forum in force!!good to see.Welcome warpy.
by marc83
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What Happened this A.M.
Replies: 44
Views: 1417

Re: What Happened this A.M.

The site wouldnt work for me last night(about 10hrs ago)but never had any trouble the other day.
by marc83
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fwd: Counterfeit Spirits (YOU WILL BE CAUGHT)
Replies: 155
Views: 121213

Re: Fwd: Counterfeit Spirits (YOU WILL BE CAUGHT)

Living in NZ I've found that most people consider getting into brewing is an expensive endeavor and the product you get is sub-standard(we know better though)
Im with you on that one :D
by marc83
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2077
Views: 486052

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

On a 25L batch,5kg sugar,and starting SG of 1070,5 days sees it ferment out to 0980.Then i rack into a spare fermenter,then its a week before i put it into the still.no worries.
by marc83
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: So, how many hydrometers have you broken?
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: So, how many hydrometers have you broken?

hstuurman wrote:nock on wood, but I broke none :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Same here.

smashed 2 trial jars though,one of them i smashed after rinsing it out before the first time using it.
by marc83
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: new advice for new distillers
Replies: 9
Views: 2835

Re: new advice for new distillers

i want to help lighten their load
They love it really :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin:
by marc83
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2077
Views: 486052

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I usually get 3x25L washes goin one after the other,one each week.
A week to ferment,Rack,a week to clear,then strip run each wash.
Then do a spirit run of 20L of 40% low wines once i have enough.Best neutral i get.

In a 25L wash i try to go for a SG of 1075.5kg of sugar gets this spot on.