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by violentblue
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: The true story about Dutch Jenever
Replies: 20
Views: 3442

Re: The true story about Dutch Jenever

we distilled the grape to 95% making cuts. we watered down to 30% and put it back in the boiler. converted over to potstill mode and suspended the botanicals in the vapor stream for a vapor infused gin. don't remember the recipe off hand but it was a fairly conventional mix. the spirit had an amazin...
by violentblue
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sightglass
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Sightglass

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buddy of mine put this together, using a copper triclamp ferrule
by violentblue
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: The true story about Dutch Jenever
Replies: 20
Views: 3442

Re: The true story about Dutch Jenever

Did you know a "genever" should actually be made from brandywine and not from a maltwine? Huray for HD. I tried this authentic and "auld" method, and it gives truly, heavenly results. parents own a vineyard, so after I gave my stepdad the still I built for him, we made neutral from wine that had sl...
by violentblue
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: We've been invaded?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: We've been invaded?

google ranks pages by how many other pages link to it.
so they really don't care if we see it or click on the link, they only care that the link goes unnoticed for long enough for the googlebots to save it to memory.
by violentblue
Mon May 16, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I AM RUINED !!
Replies: 33
Views: 1647

Re: I AM RUINED !!

I used to like jim beam Black, that didn't last long once I started to make my own. eventually I had to shell out the coin to get Makers Mark, now it tastes like its laced with heads. I enjoyed Bulliet, but I can't drink it anymore unless its mixed. right now there are only two readily available bou...
by violentblue
Wed May 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: $@mn snakes!
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: $@mn snakes!

we got rattlers around here but on in dry areas. so we gotta keep the dogs away from rockpiles in the corner of fields and dry ditches. our smallest dog (8 months old) got hit by a car three weeks ago. broke her femur and did a little damage to the hips. expensive vet bill and 3 weeks of carying her...
by violentblue
Mon May 09, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Brass Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Re: Brass Valves

you can source lead free brass valves as well. a little harder to find and a few dollars more, but they're out there
by violentblue
Fri May 06, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Copper Plating?
Replies: 11
Views: 3213

Re: Copper Plating?

copper has gone up in price but not so much so that it'd be worth cutting corners.
theres lots of good options to save a few bucks, lead free brass is getting to be more readily avaliable, but plating, unless you got a connection, will probably cost more then just buying the pipe.
by violentblue
Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: salsa
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: salsa

hmmm fresh salsa. most recipes call for cilantro, I'm not a fan of cilantro myself so this is a great place to start. Just planted out my peppers tomatoes and cukes today, so hopefully I'll be making some garden fresh salsa in a month or so's time. just a little addition here, I've found that the pe...
by violentblue
Tue May 03, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Po'Boy Pastrami
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Po'Boy Pastrami

ya, they're selling stew meat for more than Hamburger now, used to be stew meat wasn't good enough to go in the grinder.
by violentblue
Tue May 03, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Po'Boy Pastrami
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Po'Boy Pastrami

ya, if you can find a brisket around here they're a little on the expensive side. you have to go to the specialty butcher to get it and thats always 2X the price per pound right there
by violentblue
Mon May 02, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Po'Boy Pastrami
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Po'Boy Pastrami

well I thought I'd share my recent success with making a very nice pastrami on the cheap. Pastrami usually calls for a Brisket, which can get quite costly, but for this time around I used a inside round, which gave a slightly different texture but not significantly so. Its just important that you tr...
by violentblue
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Need help picking still type
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Need help picking still type

Ok, I'm a little confused here - you say that a flute is a reflux still, but I thought that reflux stills gave product that was higher in abv and lower in flavor. the beauty of a rig like that is you turn the reflux up high till the heads are compressed and removed, then you lower your reflux ratio...
by violentblue
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 93160

Re: FLUTE TALK

for the sake of consistency. control is also good. its a matter of what you're set up for. if you run the same thing the same way every time, you want slow adjustments not sharp. but most folks use their equipment for a variety of washes, so then its best to have control. each have their benefits an...
by violentblue
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 93160

Re: FLUTE TALK

theres something to be said for larger volumes of water in the defleg, changes won't be instantaneous, which can be good, but yes does require a lot more adjustments.
by violentblue
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1828
Views: 100581

Re: whats your music

Saw Seasick Steve on a brit television show about 6 months back, and thought he was brilliant. truely a fantastic Musician. I get the feeling he'd be a hoot to see live.
by violentblue
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sick old man
Replies: 57
Views: 1898

Re: Sick old man

despite our recent and very public disagreement I've always thought well of you, and even considered you a friend, I still do.
take care of yourself.
by violentblue
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: What still would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: What still would you buy?

was supposed to be done already, but we're having troubles with the stainless factory, looking for another that can do what we want.
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Keg Column Idea
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Keg Column Idea

it'd be an interesting design, but quite costly
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: What still would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: What still would you buy?

I noticed a thread of yours on the ADI sight. Looked very interesting. Kind of like the flute but all the plates were valved if I remember right. it has a valved plate drainage system, but the plates use bubblecaps. I penned up the design a couple years ago, but was supposed to be 6". we decided to...
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2...
Replies: 490
Views: 54719

Re: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2.

I tried to designed around the problem myself. some copper grommets that were shrink/heat fit together so there was a little mechanical retention. but still in my mind its hard to get around some trouble areas, hard solder will always be needed in some places.
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: What still would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: What still would you buy?

Mashy wrote:I ended up going with a 5 plate flute made by OD. Should ship out today.
good choice, OD makes some nice stuff.
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2...
Replies: 490
Views: 54719

Re: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2.

OD, do you hard solder some components before the final silver solder?
this has been an issue in my own mind, what should be hard soldered and what should be soft soldered.
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

blind drunk wrote:I meant it as a compliment. It's important work and there's nothing wrong with a little recognition 8)
thanks
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

blind drunk wrote:
I am a founding board member of a charitable organization that works in the poorest countries of the world, to eliminate suffering, slave labor, human trafficking and to operate as advocates for the oppressed poor.
Good on you.
not looking for recognition, just looking to do whats right.
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

Well my point being, its a world wide economy. American Companies are manufacturing in China. ACW has to work with china, because it would be impossible to build custom parts in small quantities anywhere else without it costing 4x more. Its the reality of living in a global economy. Many people do n...
by violentblue
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

I hate doing this, theres enough anger going around already a quote from Mueller's website "Mueller Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of copper tube and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod, bar and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impa...
by violentblue
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

Wow Really?

I appreciate your concern Tater. I have done my best to explain how things are to You and anyone else who cared to ask.
In the future I will refrain from mentioning the name of the company that has unofficially been blacklisted here.
by violentblue
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 55
Views: 2792

Re: Plated Potstill

Now this is turned into a mud slinging thread. thanks do you know where 100% of triclover flanges are manufactured? 75% + of copper pipes and fitting In North America? Majority of your Valves, gaskets, Clamps and so forth? be aware of what you are saying. If you feel the need to call my character in...
by violentblue
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Plated Potstill
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

Re: Plated Potstill

is that a jacketed reflux condenser or another "onion"?

I always liked your inline thumper Larry, I'd originally thought of using a section of 4" between the ball halfs to create a chamber to do so.
I might still do that later. but I want to give the plate a run first.