Search found 7062 matches

by shadylane
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Fittings for a Shotgun?
Replies: 28
Views: 318

Re: Fittings for a Shotgun?

Here's a shotgun I built awhile back, maybe there's some info you might find useful
viewtopic.php?f=87&t=49639
by shadylane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Curious about rye
Replies: 30
Views: 525

Re: Curious about rye

What kind of still are you working with? What's the heat source? https://i.ibb.co/cJM5Hw3/still-2.jpg thats my set up. 12 gallon still with a 2 gallon thump. my heat source is a 200,000 btu propane burner. That's a nice set up. It's similar to what a friend has. It would be a shame to dent and scra...
by shadylane
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Great Grand Pa again
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Great Grand Pa again

I'm crossing my fingers With luck, Baby and Momma will be home with us tomorrow. We've been watching the two year old while Grandson and Wife are at the hospital. As I'm typing, the two year old is arguing with my 72 year old Wife about who's the boss. Don't know who is going to win this one, but I ...
by shadylane
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Great Grand Pa again
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Great Grand Pa again

I am proud to announce the birth a healthy baby boy :thumbup:
by shadylane
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Length of Leibig
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Length of Leibig

Bigger is better
3/4" inside a 1"
by shadylane
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5639

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

With a 38% boiler charge, I would have expected a higher ABV than 188
by shadylane
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?

tiramisu wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm
I suspect I would love to own the tool and there are probably tons of thing I could do with a metal glue gun
A Mig welder is more of a "metal glue gun" than Tig
by shadylane
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1565
Views: 95134

Re: What is everyone drinking?

I'm drinking white whiskey with a water chaser.
The grain bill was equal parts wheat, corn and malted barley.
Aged in glass for a little over a year and crystal clear.
Since there's not any chard oak to hide mistakes
The cuts have to be perfect, when making good white whiskey :ewink:
by shadylane
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Liebig tube sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Liebig tube sizes

If 1 tube is good and 2 is better
Then three tubes must be the best :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=87&t=49639
by shadylane
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Liebig tube sizes
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Liebig tube sizes

Here's a 1" inside a 1-1/2" thats 36" long
DSCF0261.JPG
DSCF0262.JPG
by shadylane
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: your thoughts on dephleg
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: your thoughts on dephleg

Just guessing, I'd say 3 - 3.5kw would be about right for a 3" LM
But the dephleg wouldn't be able to knock that down.
Stuffing it with scrubbies would increase the vapor speed.
And that would lower it's knock down power, because the vapor would have less time to condense.
by shadylane
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Ideal 4" still?
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Ideal 4" still?

My ideal still is the one I'm currently using.
17 gallon SS boiler with two 4500w heating elements.
Everything is modular and there's an assortment of different columns
For neutral the 4" x 106" column packed with ceramic rings works best.
Running 6kw and a takeoff rate of around 2lt per hour
by shadylane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: your thoughts on dephleg
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: your thoughts on dephleg

jonnys_spirit wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:43 pm
If you haven’t gotten it yet. If you already have it try packing some copper mesh in there to conduct a little better.
Jonny that sounds like a good idea and I've tried it
It's counter intuitive, but copper mesh will make the dephleg less efficient
by shadylane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How many stills have you built?
Replies: 37
Views: 3436

Re: How many stills have you built?

I've never made a still for profit and don't remember how many I've made or helped make.
One thing I'm sure of, none of the stills have been the same.
Each has been a learning experience, that I'll use on the next build. :ewink:
by shadylane
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Packing Efficiency - 40" - 3" Column
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Packing Efficiency - 40" - 3" Column

Pragmatic question. 3"/76mm column 40"/1meter of packing room. what is going to be my most cost effective approach given 40" of packing? Most cost effective would be 1 run and done. The cleanest neutral would be to dilute the first run and run it again. A reflux still is only a tool. It doesn't hav...
by shadylane
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 172
Views: 36052

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Do you need to change out the bag of crushed oyster shells with each ferment? I'd recommend using fresh crushed shell for each run. I've tried reusing crushed shell and the second fermentations didn't go as good. The fermentation was slower and didn't get to as low of a SG before finishing The wash...
by shadylane
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Yeast bomb making
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Yeast bomb making

Alkyholik wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:42 am
Shady its your recipe I'm doing. What can I add besides oyster shells as I can't get any
I don't know how much to use.
I'd mix it with some water and add it a little at a time as needed


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide
by shadylane
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Yeast bomb making
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Yeast bomb making

If you've been having pH problems
Give this recipe a try

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=70585
by shadylane
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Reflux from this design?
Replies: 26
Views: 555

Re: Reflux from this design?

Some body here, aught to build one for testing :lol:
by shadylane
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: plates not matching
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: plates not matching

Hello forum I recently bought some 4" plates. there are three units that should stand one on each other when I place the plate on the gasket that sits on the helmet I can't close the clamp. there is a gap. what am I missing ? The parts don't match :cry: Before you start cutting and grinding A doubl...
by shadylane
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Yeast bomb making
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Yeast bomb making

So shady,when you've made that up,do you add anymore dap or anything to the worth or whatever is in fermentation bucket,after you've added your bomb to it? I tried your method last time but didn't have much luck. What does your yeast bomb look like say a cpl hours later? Does it foam up? I sprinkle...
by shadylane
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Setsumi's Twins
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Setsumi's Twins

Thank you for sharing with us Setsumi
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your build :thumbup:
by shadylane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Copper stills for making Rakija
Replies: 46
Views: 4254

Re: Copper stills for making Rakija

Check this one out
It's different than all the others, the pot is tall and skinny
And it has a interesting way of stopping the pot from puking.

by shadylane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: unmalted barley issues
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: unmalted barley issues

dukethebeagle120 wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Throw it in a thumper and steam it out
That's how I usually do it, On the other hand

I think distilling without the grain and trub, makes for a more refined whiskey.
It also makes the tails cut longer, cleaner and easier.
by shadylane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 172
Views: 36052

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

Do you need to change out the bag of crushed oyster shells with each ferment? I'd recommend using fresh crushed shell for each run. I've tried reusing crushed shell and the second fermentations didn't go as good. The fermentation was slower and didn't get to as low of a SG before finishing The wash...
by shadylane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Yeast bomb making
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Yeast bomb making

I'm particularly interested in those who are boiling their yeast and making a starter that way. Anyone tell me how they do it? Here's my "yeast bomb" for a 20 gallon sugar wash I use yeast that has been boiled, epsom salt, multi-vitamins and DAP Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil, turn off the ...
by shadylane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Better "imitation" of the plates?
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Better "imitation" of the plates?

VLAGAVULVIN wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:04 am
shadylane wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:56 am
The others are some where around 50 - 100%
I guess my VM could be "just a pot", too...
No it can't be turned down that far
At best 1/2 the vapor get's out and the other half becomes reflux
by shadylane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Better "imitation" of the plates?
Replies: 65
Views: 1092

Re: Better "imitation" of the plates?

Hey Vlagavulin , I’m with you all the way on VM . :thumbup: CM sucks :mrgreen: ... my varying coolant tank temp and my gas burner in the wind setup don’t work well for me with a CM . If your lucky enough to have electric heaters and cheap running water of a constant temp A CM can go from a pot stil...
by shadylane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Trying out my Distilling Senses in Public
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Trying out my Distilling Senses in Public

I voted early a couple days ago.
Now I wished I'd taken a better look or even a taste of the hand sanitizer.
1 Full squirt would have almost filled a shot glass
I finally gave up on trying to rub all of it in, and had to use one of the paper towels :lol: