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by ER70S-2
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Broken thumper Jar
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Broken thumper Jar

I wasn't sure if I liked my thumper or not at first, but after tasting the product after it has been on oak for 3 months I'm very happy with it and will continue to use it. I'm going to make a small one for my stove top unit as well, but it will be an in line one instead of the one like I made for m...
by ER70S-2
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Where'd your name come from??
Replies: 254
Views: 20466

Re: Where'd your name come from??

I'm a welder by trade for over 20 years now and that's just a number for a common mild steel tig welding rod. Welding wll always be my first passion, really gets into your blood, much like distilling I would imagine.
Regards
Er70S-2
by ER70S-2
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Thumper On Top of Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: New Thumper On Top of Boiler

Tuesday April 7 2009 I had a chance to really try out the thumper last night. I have run a couple small cleaning runs through it but this was the first big wash, here are the results. 43L of rum wash into boiler "Gingerbreadman's Fancy Molasses Recipe" 1stripping run from a 20L wash of "Gingerbreadm...
by ER70S-2
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Shiny Still Pics!
Replies: 28
Views: 15167

Re: Shiny Still Pics!

Nice looking set up, I like the tapered lyne arms. Reading about your thumper and it's performance helped give me the shove to build mine, great job.
by ER70S-2
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Thumper On Top of Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: New Thumper On Top of Boiler

I think that should do it for pic size, I'll keep that in mind for the future.
Regards
ER70S-2
by ER70S-2
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Thumper On Top of Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: New Thumper On Top of Boiler

I'll try to reduce the pics or at the very least I'll remove them until I can put something smaller in, not so good with computers. Evil, yours is much more practical, I have a welding shop so I can make things like this with left overs from previous jobs, the cost would be too high for most to have...
by ER70S-2
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Thumper On Top of Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: New Thumper On Top of Boiler

I was concerned about stability as well, I made it smaller in diameter and even with the thumper full and the boiler empty it's quite stable. These pics were taken of the first run, I filled the boiler through the same fitting that the thumper attaches to (2" pipe thread), since then I have added a ...
by ER70S-2
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Thumper On Top of Boiler
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

New Thumper On Top of Boiler

I had half a sheet of 16 gauge SS in the shop so I made up a thumper, I decided to mount my thumper on top of my boiler rather then beside it. I thought about this after reading one of Goose Eye’s posts about how they used to light a fire underneath the doubler to help get things going, I thought th...
by ER70S-2
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper setup
Replies: 25
Views: 4936

Re: Thumper setup

Sorry for the long post on your thread Evil, it is a nice set up you have there though, glad to see it's working well for you. Hack, Thanks, I'll try that. I did notice that it would still work until I filled the last 2" or so and then it was becoming difficult for it to push the vapour through. I w...
by ER70S-2
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper setup
Replies: 25
Views: 4936

Re: Thumper setup

Nice looking set up there Evil. I have a question, when doing just the water or clean out run did you try filling the thumper all the way to the top to see how it ran? I'm curious for my own design as to how much of a difference this makes. I'm thinking the more liquid in the thumper the more pressu...
by ER70S-2
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Thumper or Not
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Thumper or Not

I thought about a pony keg, but I have 3 big kegs just sitting there and I'll use one half for myself and the other for my brother. I was thinking the flat bottom might be nicer for the thumper as well and I have half a sheet of 316ss I can use for the bottoms. May as well use what I already have. E...
by ER70S-2
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Thumper or Not
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Thumper or Not

Thanks Hack and Truthskr, I think I may work on building one of those self filling ones like you have there Hack, great id ea. I think i'll cut a keg in half and weld a flat plate across the bottom to make the thumper. Looks like it takes a bit of practice to get good at running it, thanks for the i...
by ER70S-2
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Shiny bits
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: Shiny bits

Beautiful work man. I like the shape and how it flows into the condenser as well.
Er70s-2
by ER70S-2
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Thumper or Not
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Thumper or Not

I've noticed in the past little while a lot more people are speaking about building a thumper or are using one. I must admit I'm getting caught up in this and thinking about building one, probably more for the fact that I enjoy working with metal and building things. For the most part I run a 20L po...
by ER70S-2
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: What to do(found a BIG liebig)
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: What to do(found a BIG liebig)

Glad it worked out for you!
No problem Adverse effects.
:D
by ER70S-2
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: What to do(found a BIG liebig)
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: What to do(found a BIG liebig)

I'd get a piece of 3/8" or 1/2" wooden dowel and cut it 4' long. Put a notch in the end to wedge a piece of stainless steel wool into or tape a hunk of stainless steel wool to the end of it it. Then put the dowel into your drill and go at it from both ends of the pipe. That's how we polish the insid...
by ER70S-2
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Keg Made for my Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

Re: New Keg Made for my Brother

Yes, the copper is welded to the stainless with tig. I use a 316ss filler wire and it welds fine for this type of application (no pressure). Just be sure to purge the inside with argon and concentrate your heat on the copper when welding. If you're an experienced tig welder you will see that it weld...
by ER70S-2
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Keg Made for my Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

Re: New Keg Made for my Brother

here's the last pics
Regards
ER70S-2
by ER70S-2
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Keg Made for my Brother
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

New Keg Made for my Brother

I haven't been on much lately with work but have been happily pursuing making alcohol and things are going well. I made a keg set up for my brother and will make another for myself this fall. I'll attach some pics and short description. I made it so that I can leave it set up on the burner. The cond...
by ER70S-2
Fri May 16, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Barrel Mill Infusion Spirals
Replies: 41
Views: 7225

Re: Barrel Mill Infusion Spirals

Hey Pinto i picked up some of these spirals from the barrel mill and they're great. If you tell them that you are using them for spirits they will send charred ones. I just tried them in a 6th generation batch of UJSM. I put one of the small spirals in a 3 liter jug at 65%, in four days it had a nic...
by ER70S-2
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: How I do a cooked rye mash
Replies: 126
Views: 106558

I picked up a bag of malted rye to try this recipe out. If I'm understanding correctly you didn't ferment it with the rye in the wash, is this correct? Is there any advantages (flavour) to leaving the rye in the wash while fermenting? If I'm reading correctly you found it easier to seperate before f...
by ER70S-2
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cost of Malt Rye
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Thanks UJ
I worked it out and I think I would be paying 1.14 per pound for it. I'll have to see if I can find it cheaper
Regards
ER70s-2
by ER70S-2
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cost of Malt Rye
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Cost of Malt Rye

Is 62.50 too much for a 25 kg bag of malted rye?
I'm in Canada.
Thanks
er70s-2
by ER70S-2
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4328
Views: 748055

I'm on my 4th generation of USJM and I really like the stuff, thanks Uncle Jessie. I'm running a pot still and not a relfux cloumn. The first 2 batches I collected down to 20% on the first run and then ran it through the still a second run and collected down to 40%. Both runs I removed the first 200...
by ER70S-2
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Why do fruit flies like Moonshine?
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Thanks Tracker, appreciate the feedback, I don't mind waiting as it will give me a chance to finish off the new keg anyways. I have a UJSM thats been sitting for 1.5 weeks since it finished fermenting. I transfered it over to a glass carboy from my plastic fermenting pail since I was going away at C...
by ER70S-2
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Why do fruit flies like Moonshine?
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Thanks for the replies, I will let the next batch of DWG clear then before stilling.
Curious, I didn't think most let the UJSM clear before running, is this correct?
Regards
ER70S-2
by ER70S-2
Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Why do fruit flies like Moonshine?
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Why do fruit flies like Moonshine?

I know this is an odd question but my buddy and I both noticed independently that fruit flis are attracted to home made moonshine rather then store bought booze, anyone else notice this? When drinking around the camp fire the fruit flies seem to flock to shine and don't bother with the store bought ...
by ER70S-2
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4328
Views: 748055

My first USJM has finished fermentingafter 7 days, but I don't think I'm goin go be able to run it until between Christmas and New years. Is it a problem to just leave it in the fermentor until I get back?
by ER70S-2
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Mini-still design improvements?
Replies: 25
Views: 5336

I soldered both plates in my 1.5" mini and it seems to work fine. For cleaning I just put the whole thing in the bathtub with hot water. I'm currently building a 2.5" x 48" long for my friend and I will solder both plates in that one and intend on using a 3/8" tube to take off the spirits. I have al...
by ER70S-2
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: UJSM question
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

If you can't find it close by then try Milton just east on the 401 from Toronto, it's not too far especially since they sell it in a 25kg bag so it will last you a while.
Er70s-2