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by grainhopper
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Sweet Potato Vodka
Replies: 15
Views: 16766

Re: Sweet Potato Vodka

Im thinking of trying to convert sweet potato sugars. Here is what I have found on the subject. Raw sweet potatoes have a lot of sugar, and even more starch. Cooking them activates enzymes which convert some the starch into even more sugar. You can maximize this enzyme action - and thus the amount o...
by grainhopper
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 972
Views: 161940

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

I will be running a corn flake now along side of my all bran and will try the CF with rye later. thanks
by grainhopper
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

Starting another batch. been a while sincethe last ferment of anything.
by grainhopper
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: how to get rid of paint thinner taste?
Replies: 34
Views: 4395

Re: how to get rid of paint thinner taste?

Someone give my fried some apple pie and he let me taste it. I spit it out right away,I dont think the guy that made it made any cuts either?
by grainhopper
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Moonshiners on Discovery Channel
Replies: 308
Views: 31155

Re: Moonshiners on Discovery Channel

[It doesn't matter if you've been read your rights

What are those??]

I already understand about the laws of not shutting up when john law says to.....too much power in just a man or govt entity
by grainhopper
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Moonshiners on Discovery Channel
Replies: 308
Views: 31155

Re: Moonshiners on Discovery Channel

Maybe I wasnt seeing it right but the proofing pot seemed to lined or made with TIN...lol this show is total crap. When they got home from the scare and they were talking and eatin chicken you could tell that they were acting. LOL at the rubber and duct tape leak stop..... Another thing....the raid ...
by grainhopper
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Propane Indoors
Replies: 26
Views: 1252

Re: Propane Indoors

I also have a kerosene tower heater may beef up the cage to hold the boiler. The flame is encased, may be harder to haVE AN ACCIdent with that kind of set up.
by grainhopper
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Propane Indoors
Replies: 26
Views: 1252

Re: Propane Indoors

I heat my home with a ventless propane heater.

As far as using a flame for your runs, some of you guys have your distillate outlet too close to your flame, no matter where you run, including myself. And since I now realize that I will change it before my next run.
by grainhopper
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from North Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Greetings from North Alabama

Did I hear someone say N Alabama?
by grainhopper
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: uses for wash
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: uses for wash

I just used the backset from All-Bran wash to clean my tub, I was dumping it out and said to myself what the hell. Stopped the tub up and started washing the soap scum and stuff from the tub. Usually my wife takes an hour or 2 to get the results I got in 5 min or so. Next run I will attempt the toil...
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Getting better with the torches
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Getting better with the torches

I just tested my parrot with water and air did back up, but the water I put through the parrot was quite a bit harder than I run my still so maybe thats why it is backing up.
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Getting better with the torches
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Getting better with the torches

I built one like yours with a lot less art in it.
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I dont seem to ever having the problem you are talking about, but I havent run in several years either, just dont remember.
by grainhopper
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Frank the Fractionating Still
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Re: Frank the Fractionating Still

Frank looks to be an Alabama Fan! I like it too, ditto on boiler size. I mean look at big AL. When he is standing tall he has a pot belly and his trunk(column) high.

Anyways it looks good...especially with clothes.

Grainhopper
by grainhopper
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Pot Still
Replies: 18
Views: 4736

Re: My First Pot Still

Well This looks so similar? Check my potstill here http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=24406&p=6932009#p6932009. I used c-clamps in the beginning for the bowl. then I eventually soldered the bowl and handles. I ran the coil condenser but realized that my had low spots in it then went...
by grainhopper
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The Lady wants to buy me one
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: The Lady wants to buy me one

I build this fairly cheap and cost me less than $40 dollars its approx. 6 gallon. Fairly easy to build, its not the same anymore, but you can get the idea.
by grainhopper
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195772

Re: Gerber

Was just watching Swamp People( Ithink). The show where they hunt gators. In one of the guys home it showed 4 or 5 fermenters in the background and a couple of them looked to be Gerber.

Grainhopper
by grainhopper
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenter shape research?
Replies: 85
Views: 5626

Re: Fermenter shape research?

I also thought about building a shallow conical?
by grainhopper
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenter shape research?
Replies: 85
Views: 5626

Re: Fermenter shape research?

I use the same type plastic barrel with my some of my fermentations.I never fill them all the way, but I'd like too, my boiler just isnt that big(6gal.)
I have thought about laying them down as well.
I seem to like the idea of using a conical but they are just too expensive.
by grainhopper
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195772

Re: Gerber

i would think that this wash would be slowing a bit by now...but it isn't. From what I can tell it ok ,smells good havent tasted it. It sill has major fermentation going on. it has the tiny bubbles but it also has bubbles a lil bigger than BB's. I have shook it more than a few times to see if just ...
by grainhopper
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

I just check my wash today. I wasnt too impressed in the beginning with the wine yeast then today it looks as if it is slow rolling boil and it smells as my 5 day fermenting gerber. It has really picked up action. I added something to the wash after I posted my ingredients which was Miracle grow sta...
by grainhopper
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

Premier Cuvee Red Star Dry Wine Yeast

Doesnt seem to ferment as hard as bakers yeast. compared to my gerber wash.
by grainhopper
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195772

Re: Gerber

i would think that this wash would be slowing a bit by now...but it isn't. From what I can tell it ok ,smells good havent tasted it. It sill has major fermentation going on. it has the tiny bubbles but it also has bubbles a lil bigger than BB's. I have shook it more than a few times to see if just r...
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

about 50 min.
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 225
Views: 24648

Re: Gerber

on my gerber was of 5 gallons I added something to it that I was wasnt sure to add or not. AHH what the hell I threw it in. Its called Polycose..its a nutrient suppliment for people who need to gain weight. It was out of date and was for my disabled son. Heres whats in it per 100grams in a 350gram c...
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195772

Re: Gerber

on my gerber was of 5 gallons I added something to it that I was wasnt sure to add or not. AHH what the hell I threw it in. Its called Polycose..its a nutrient suppliment for people who need to gain weight. It was out of date and was for my disabled son. Heres whats in it per 100grams in a 350gram c...
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

I just pitched Premier Cuvee Red Star Dry Wine Yeast @ 8:35pm CST.
I aerated the piss out of it with a whisk inserted in a drill.
See how long it takes to start working.

8 gallon @aprox 10%

Grainhopper
by grainhopper
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Connecting a parrot...
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Connecting a parrot...

I made mine with a funnel as well.... :D
by grainhopper
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

Grainhopper you shouldn't need the multivitamins. That is what the all bran cereal is there for. And it has plenty in it. Maybe a pinch of Epson salt would be all you need to add. My cereal wasnt as fortified as others. I used a brand named shurfine. I may add the epsom salt. BTW guys I also read u...
by grainhopper
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259339

Re: All Bran Recipe

rad14701 wrote:
grainhopper wrote:Rad may not help your problem, but I aerate before and after I put yeast in.
Same here... :ewink:
I never have clumps, but I use a drill and cake mixer thingies....lol brainfart