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by rainman08
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Highest Proof?
Replies: 41
Views: 4725

Re: Highest Proof?

Recently tried to replicate "everclear", only able to get it up to 175`proof(87.5%). still, not too bad.
by rainman08
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Butter Fingers....Oops!
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Butter Fingers....Oops!

hey, good news... I got run down to only 13 hours.(15 Gal., collecting 3 gal. 50% low wines) also found old baby bottle with milimeters on it.
by rainman08
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Highest Proof?
Replies: 41
Views: 4725

Re: Highest Proof?

Made some 147 proof Peppermint Fire-Water a few years back. Fellow-alkys could not get enough fast enough. Not that dumb now days.
by rainman08
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Butter Fingers....Oops!
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Butter Fingers....Oops!

After doing a 15 hour stripping run and having been up all night, i was testing the over-all amount. Filled cylinder, turned to put hydrometer in and... yep, you guessed it, DROPPED the tube. Luckily it landed on a 5 Gallon carboy, shattering only the cylinder and spraying glass and liquid all over ...
by rainman08
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 78796

Re: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.

Tried using American oak chips , heavy toast. let soak for 7-10 days. gave a nice, buttery taste, but had some astingentsy.(probably from the tannins). used Hungarian oak, medium plus on 1 gal. of 50%. let sit for 5 months. had nice brown color but tasted like liquid wood. probably should only let s...
by rainman08
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting in bigger amounts..
Replies: 24
Views: 1164

Re: Fermenting in bigger amounts..

Started out using 5 Gal. buckets, then scaled-up to a 30 gal. trash can.been running 15 gal. thin-mash. also started running 5 gal. molasses/rum wash`s. on 4th batch in just 6 day`s.
by rainman08
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Molasses Wash, Fast Ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Molasses Wash, Fast Ferment

got blackstrap from local Bulk food store.Fg- was 1.028. after first run-through, topped up with 1/2Gal. molasses. G=1.080.will ferment until G drops to 1.000 or lower, saving about 1 gal. dunage. Got 2 batches fermenting at once, so i can run one while other is working. Fermenting strong and fast s...
by rainman08
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Using a Keg as a Big Old Pot
Replies: 47
Views: 61120

Re: Using a Keg as a Big Old Pot

Sounds like I did mine wrong. I took a 15 Gal. Sanke, removed the split-ring, removed the dip tube, ground off the little flanges,took-apart the "ball" assembly and removed the "ball"(really just a half-moon, spring loaded part). Re-assembled the springs and tube assembly(so it looks the same, but w...
by rainman08
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy-Doody from USA North Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Howdy-Doody from USA North Coast

North Coast is between Canadada and Kentuckyvania, Indyanner and Pennsyltucky, or there abouts.
by rainman08
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy-Doody from USA North Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Howdy-Doody from USA North Coast

Hillbilly from North Coast, Hi ya all. Researched site 2 years age and built ma own rig from scratch! Used a 1/2 barrel keg, inverted dip tube,packed w/ copper scrubbers, added brass 4-way on top, plugged one hole, added thermocouple on top, ball valve into copper worm into bucket-o-water.Built for ...
by rainman08
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Molasses Wash, Fast Ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Molasses Wash, Fast Ferment

My wash consists of: 5 Gal.(US) tap water heated to 150`F, 1 Gal. Blackstrap Molasses, 1-Tablespoon(14g) nutrient mix(DAP -n-Fermaid K). Cooled to under 90`F. O.G. of 1.094,Damn stuff only took 36 hours to drop to F.G. of 1.018. I`ll run this through this week, then add more molasses (G=1.080 +/-). ...