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by nevadadrifter
Thu May 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Get ready for round 2...
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Get ready for round 2...

Well, I guess that's what I get for visiting so infrequently these days! Off to go read the responses.
by nevadadrifter
Thu May 01, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Get ready for round 2...
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Get ready for round 2...

Looks like another TV show about home distillation may be in the works. This one looks to be a little more legit than that silly "Moonshiners" series on Discovery. I stopped watching that show when one of the boys uncapped his still mid-run to add more sugar to the wash, explaining that more sugar w...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Kashi 7 whole grain puffs
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Kashi 7 whole grain puffs

I never did try this one. I think maybe I was getting a little ahead of myself with recipe ideas before getting my technique down solid first.
by nevadadrifter
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: All Bran question
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: All Bran question

HeHe, Ya, that's prolly what I'd do, crack it open and add 1 gallon and close it, no need to stir it. ...and if it was me, id be using that 8 pounds in 5 gallons or water Hey, thanks for the help guys. Appreciate it. I noticed when I was charging the still, and spilled some on myself, that my wash ...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: All Bran question
Replies: 3
Views: 543

All Bran question

I picked up supplies from a different grocery store this week, and my inattention my have screwed up my wash. I have been making 4 gallon ferments of Rad's All-Bran recipe, and have been very pleased with the result. Usually, I pick up 2 8 pound bags of sugar and convert them before fermentation. Ho...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Record keeping
Replies: 20
Views: 2554

Re: Record keeping

If you're really worried about getting busted, but really want to keep detailed records, you might want to try the ironkey. I have a friend who works for the local sheriff office's computer task force, and these ironkey flash drives are the only thing he says he hasn't been able to crack. Kind of pr...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Larry the Cable Guy does Moonshine...
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Larry the Cable Guy does Moonshine...

I was watching it in bed the other night while the wife was trying to sleep. I had it up a little too loud and woke her up. Apparently waking up to Larry the Cable Guy's voice isn't the most pleasant thing in the world, as she didn't seem overly happy with me. I wasn't the least bit impressed with t...
by nevadadrifter
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My other hobby
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: My other hobby

Is that mummy a real one?? Guess you must feel like Indiana Jones when down in there.... Unfortunately, the mummy isn't real. We stumbled across an old mine that some local folks had decked out as a "haunted mine". Lots of monsters and big fake spiders and such. Certainly one of the more interestin...
by nevadadrifter
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What is your 9 to 5??
Replies: 152
Views: 10178

Re: What is your 9 to 5??

Been there... Done that... Was also an EMT... Still miss the excitement and have to listen to the scanner every night... Well then here you go. If you get really bored, you can listen to us. Protecting the population of the greater Northern Nevada area. Scroll down toward the bottom and click on th...
by nevadadrifter
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My other hobby
Replies: 5
Views: 394

My other hobby

In addition to recently taking up distilling, I also enjoy exploring the deserts of Nevada and California by ATV, and exploring old mines and mining camps. There's just something about an old tunnel that's been sitting abandoned for 100+ years that has always interested me. Thought I'd toss up a cou...
by nevadadrifter
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What is your 9 to 5??
Replies: 152
Views: 10178

Re: What is your 9 to 5??

Communications Supervisor for a 911 dispatch center. Don't worry guys, we dispatch for EMS only! :wink:
by nevadadrifter
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Planning ahead for my graduation, what would you drink?
Replies: 25
Views: 2185

Re: Planning ahead for my graduation, what would you drink?

How does that compare to a Romeo & Juliet Maduro...(one of my favorites!) or a Camacho Triple Maduro (my newest favorite)? I'm ALWAYS dow for a cigar tip (though I only get to smoke them a few times a year, but when I do I go for top quality) I've never heard of the Camacho, and I have yet to smoke...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First UJSSM- things learned (pot still)
Replies: 5
Views: 607

First UJSSM- things learned (pot still)

I ran off my first ferment of UJSSM this week, and learned quite a bit. The flavor of the first gen distillate is pretty decent, so I can't wait to see how this improves with future generations! I went ahead and saved one pint of hearts, and plan on throwing the rest back in the boiler, and doing a ...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: need help !!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: need help !!!!!

i fermented my wash for 2 weeks and built pot still but it isnt working ive heated it up to 177 but nothing coming up i need help its driving me crazy mwaugh, my advice to you at this point would be to slooooow down a bit, take a step back, and do a little reading before proceeding any further. The...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 10000 members
Replies: 32
Views: 929

Re: 10000 members

I'll go with June 20th, 2011. The date my baby girl is due to arrive in this world!
by nevadadrifter
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Planning ahead for my graduation, what would you drink?
Replies: 25
Views: 2185

Re: Planning ahead for my graduation, what would you drink?

Also should mention that there will be cigars involved as well. Still open to suggestions. http://www.cigarinspector.com/images/cigar/ashton-vsg.jpg I know you're looking for opinions on drinks, but you start talking cigars and now you're speaking my language! Ashton VSG- A little on the pricey sid...
by nevadadrifter
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can you have too many buckets?
Replies: 21
Views: 912

Re: Can you have too many buckets?

I've been looking around on craigslist, hoping to come across some glass carboys that need a good home. I DID find a guy with 500+ food grade 6 gallon buckets. They were originally used to hold pickles, and I was wondering how easy it would be to get rid of the pickle odor, but for the price, it was...
by nevadadrifter
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What lessons have you learned from distilling?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: What lessons have you learned from distilling?

"Learned" from my wife- Our guest bathroom is not a place for me to sit buckets of my.... "concoctions" for a week at a time. "It makes the whole room smell like someone crawled inside a bakery and died."
by nevadadrifter
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Primative Chinese corn still
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Primative Chinese corn still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5scpDev1qps" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow the production of mindless drivel for the consumption of the tv audience has in fact been perfected in the u.s. :evil: c.o.b. I remember when that song came out. I was thinking "Wow! Just imagin...
by nevadadrifter
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Still
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: My First Still

I realize that now. I used to have a proof & trailles and for a brief second just thought it was possible. The regular hydrometer is much heavier. Wonder if I can make my own from styrofoam and lead. Sounds like a great combo for high proof. :twisted: Styrofoam and lead are both things that I'd rat...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Advice- For newbies, by a newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 69399

Advice- For newbies, by a newbie

Well it's all falling into place! My first still has been built, and I have my first run under my belt. Granted, it's just a cleaning run, but my first all bran is finishing up in my bathroom right now, and should be ready to run next week sometime. I am an utter and complete newbie. I just wanted t...
by nevadadrifter
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Birdwatchers cleaning run complete, a few Q's.
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Birdwatchers cleaning run complete, a few Q's.

Yes, with a pot still the tomato will carry over into your spirits... If you want the spirits to be more neutral you will need to dilute and re-distill at least one more time... Thanks, rad. I'm not overly concerned with it at this point, as it was just a cleaning run. It's nice to know my nose is ...
by nevadadrifter
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Birdwatchers cleaning run complete, a few Q's.
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Birdwatchers cleaning run complete, a few Q's.

I had a 5.5 gallon batch of birdwatchers that finally hit a SG of below 1.000 yesterday, so I sat it outside for the night to let it clear a little, and racked it to the still this afternoon for my first ethanol cleaning run. I had previously completed 2 50/50 vinegar/water cleaning runs. I did not ...
by nevadadrifter
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Heating your fermenting vessel
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Heating your fermenting vessel

Well the aquarium heaters certainly seem to have done their job! I checked the birdwatchers this afternoon and it was just below 1.000, so I racked it over into another bucket, popped the lid and airlock on, and left it alone for an hour. Came back, and was getting one bubble every two minutes or so...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Heating your fermenting vessel
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Heating your fermenting vessel

Thanks for the advice, guys. I ran by the home brew shop this afternoon, and they didn't even have the tape in stock, he had just looked through his catalog and quoted me a price to order it. He told me it might be cheaper to run by an RV shop and get some heated wrap. Back to the thermostat issue t...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Heating your fermenting vessel
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Heating your fermenting vessel

Crap, I didn't even think about the automatic thermostat. Good call, LL. Thanks!
by nevadadrifter
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Heating your fermenting vessel
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Heating your fermenting vessel

I have a batch of Birdwatchers, as well as my first all bran wash fermenting in my bathtub as I type this. It's a little cool in the house right now, leading to some slow ferments. The birdwatchers is currently on day 12, and still bubbling 8-10 times per minute, the all bran is on day 2 and still r...
by nevadadrifter
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Four Loko being distilled for auto fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Four Loko being distilled for auto fuel

It seems that the infamous Four Loko and several other alcoholic energy drinks are going to be tossed into a commercial still after being pulled from store shelves, and turned into auto fuel. Interesting concept. I haven't tried Four Loko, but had a coworker get me a can of a very similar drink as a...
by nevadadrifter
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Kashi 7 whole grain puffs
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Kashi 7 whole grain puffs

Thanks guys! As soon as I get a few runs of UJSMM under my belt, and get a little more knowledgable about proper cuts and such, I think I'll give it a go!
by nevadadrifter
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sankey Keg disassembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Sankey Keg disassembly

I went and grabbed the biggest wrench I had in the garage, wedged the lip of the wrench under the inside of the keg lip, and used it the press down on the valve. For me, it was much easier than trying to jam a screwdriver in there long enough to relieve the pressure. Also, if you tip the keg on it's...