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by Safegyde
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: storing new still question
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: storing new still question

Thanks all. That answers my question.
Prairiepiss, to answer yours, I can take the column off. Unscrews from a soldered on fitting. The hole is just too small to get inside to dry it out.
by Safegyde
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: storing new still question
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: storing new still question

They are pretty thin. Couldn't afford the $120 each for good thick pots. Guess I could just keep an eye on it and if it does go bad just invest in something a little thicker next time.
by Safegyde
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: storing new still question
Replies: 9
Views: 844

storing new still question

Hello all. I made a new pot still that is a bit larger than my last one. Instead of having to use a dough seal, which I hated doing, I welded two ss pots together. I soldered the column to a hole cut in the top (which is really the bottom side up) of the one one top. Basically it is like using a min...
by Safegyde
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Amaretto recipe needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: Amaretto recipe needed

So is amaretto not like whiskey in the sense that the flavor is mostly carried over through the distillation process? Is it basically a mixed drink? :?:
by Safegyde
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Amaretto recipe needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Amaretto recipe needed

Hello all! It has been a while on the board for me. I really love the new graphics and interface ease of use. Very up to date! I am searching for a good fairly easy to follow amaretto recipe. I read that most people on here just use a flavoring agent in their neutral spirits, but I use a pot still ...
by Safegyde
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What the hell......cool though.
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: What the hell......cool though.

Thanks for the info guys. Yeah, I think it is the sugars that is causing the chill haze. With this batch I didn't pitch any new yeast and just relied on the old. I was in a hurry and also didn't use any yeast energizer...mistake I think, as all the sugars didn't get converted. I didn't end up with a...
by Safegyde
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What the hell......cool though.
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

What the hell......cool though.

That subject line is for two different things. 1.) the new look of this forum. I have been gone a while, I come back and everything is all flipped backwards and all the icons for the forum are different.... Cool. The smiles are still the same......oh Thank God. What would I do without my familiar fr...
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Molasses Wash Not Fermenting
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

When I think i have a stuck wash I just make another starter bowl with part of the same type sugar as in the original wash and a lot of water. Heat it up to around 100F and pitch the yeast, pitch a lot of it. You can always strip it out later. Add some nutrients that you might have missed out on las...
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Pure ethanol
Replies: 46
Views: 4788

Uncle Jesse, 86% is 172 proof, right? No offense. We used to be able to get Golden Grain at 198 proof, that's 99% abv. At least that is what the label said. We used to make hunch punch out of it. I held some in my mouth to spit on a flame one time....well I couldn't get the lighter lit......I tried ...
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What oak is this made of??
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Duplicate reply.

Hey barrelcreator, do you know a good link to get those "premium" oak chips for when I can afford it?

Anyone out there....what is your favorite site to get oak chips from....if you order off of the internet of course.

Funny huh? Ordering wood off of the internet. :lol: :lol:
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 77915

Hey barrelcreator, do you know a good link to get those "premium" oak chips for when I can afford it?

Anyone out there....what is your favorite site to get oak chips from....if you order off of the internet of course.

Funny huh? Ordering wood off of the internet. :lol: :lol:
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What oak is this made of??
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Good to know. Thanks guys. Jack Daniel's smoking chips huh? Those are oak? The only ones I can find in the stores around here are all hickory. That is what I have been using, but the flavor is very distinct.....good, but not exactly what I am looking for. I will try the Jack Daniel's ones. Thanks. T...
by Safegyde
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What oak is this made of??
Replies: 7
Views: 828

What oak is this made of??

Hello all. Due to monetary restraints at the moment I'm not going to make an online purchase for oak to flavor my whiskey. The growing oaks in my area are Live Oaks, which have a bitter taste, so I'm told. I have an oak dow rod, 1.5" thick, reddish color oak. Looks like one you pick up at Lowe's or ...
by Safegyde
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Got my water heater today!! To high?
Replies: 24
Views: 2049

Dang ****FBI*****, Your a little upset huh?? Personally I thought GingerBreadMan's response was funny as hell. You gotta be careful with what you do. Just think, let's say someone on here did just throw out a way to do that and you did it.......and it was wrong. You would blow up and be seeing real ...
by Safegyde
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: preparing RYE.....need a little help
Replies: 8
Views: 886

I don't think it is malted. I believe it was whole grain. He ran it through the cracker for me to break it up a little. I am sorry, I guess I didn't explain enough in the beginning. I am not doing an all grain mash here. I am still going to be using sugar for the yeast to convert. So malting the rye...
by Safegyde
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: preparing RYE.....need a little help
Replies: 8
Views: 886

preparing RYE.....need a little help

Hello shiners. Good day to you all. I went and bought a pound of Rye from a local brew shop to try and make a Tenn style type of whiskey. (I know I probably need more rye, but that is all they had left, I am only making a 5 gallon mash anyway.) I have a question. The rye I got is cracked but most of...
by Safegyde
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Kayro syrup........for rum??
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Kayro syrup........for rum??

Anyone tried kayro syrup? It is sold in the pancake syrup section just like molasses. I know it is sweet, but I wonder if anyone has tried making a rum out of it. While I was looking I was wondering about that buttered flavored syrup. I wonder if you can use that to ferment a butter rum?? :D :D Soun...
by Safegyde
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Liquid yeast.......good or better???
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Liquid yeast.......good or better???

Hello all. So I normally use bakers yeast. So far I have had pretty good results from store bought products and the less I have to put my cc number on the internet the better. But I was doing a little research and saw that there is a liquid yeast out there. Has anyone used this before?? How does it ...
by Safegyde
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: good or not
Replies: 25
Views: 5596

Isn't a d and a g held apart by both f and e?

Enough of the still talk, let's get into the explanation of the argument over semantics! :lol:
by Safegyde
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: using glycerin ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11858

Thanks guys for your input. That old fart was putting in nearly half a cup for a liter of hooch. Still tasted fine, I wonder about the strength though.

Have fun ole timer. :lol:
by Safegyde
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Bending 1/4" copper..?
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Don't use Sugar!! Hell, I wouldn't even use salt now. Anything that will absorb water might not be the best idea, ie. salt, sugar, etc. Sand might be the best thing. You could also wear thick gloves and gently heat it up with a torch, then slowly and gently bend it without anything inside. Then move...
by Safegyde
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: using glycerin ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11858

using glycerin ?

Hello shiners. I met an old moonshiner a few weeks ago and he was putting glycerin in everything. Said it makes it all come together. (of course he also said that "inverting sugar don't do shit" and he mixed some home made merlot with an awesome whiskey to make a "brandy", personally I think he just...
by Safegyde
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: proofing the mash. Got a problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Do any of you still have residual bubbling in the mash when you distill? Mine is going over two weeks now, it tastes dry and not sweet at all yet it is still bubbling a little. Would it be ok to just go ahead and run it??
by Safegyde
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: favorite charred wood and why
Replies: 43
Views: 8209

So still no one has tried orange?? :lol:

We have hickory in the store for smoking chips. I might pick up some of that. There shouldn't be any chemicals if it is used for smoking right??
by Safegyde
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: proofing the mash. Got a problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

So a hydrometer is a different instrument than a proofer? I thought you just did some math to get the specific gravity.

So why did the other wash read 8% abv on the proofer and this one is reading below 0?

:?
by Safegyde
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: proofing the mash. Got a problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

proofing the mash. Got a problem.

Ok guys, I have a little conundrum here. On a previous wash I used a Tralle/proofer and it registered at 8% abv (16 proof). On the wash I have going now I tested it and it is below 0. So that would mean that according to the proofer it has less alcohol than water. :? That doesn't sound right. The pr...
by Safegyde
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: favorite charred wood and why
Replies: 43
Views: 8209

So no one has tried orange or grapefruit yet?? Well after 15 hours of letting a neutral spirit set on charred orange wood it has a nice, believe it or not, orange-ish brown color to it. It hasn't effected the taste much yet though. You can smell it a little. I will give it a few more days and report...
by Safegyde
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: moonshine?
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

hey Dnderhead, I get 80% abv out of my pot still first run! Of course I use a thumper too. :)
by Safegyde
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: To clear or not to clear?
Replies: 5
Views: 603

If you don't clear it or let it clear on its own then I would do a stripping run first then do a spirit run. You have a reflux column, so just open her all the way up and don't worry about collecting heads and tails and stuff, just push it. Then dilute and run again separating the heads and tails. Y...
by Safegyde
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: SAFETY
Replies: 106
Views: 77094

Once I was lighting a spoonful of my collections of fire to watch it burn. It burned alright, almost couldn't see the flame. I thought I blew it out all the way and went to toss the remaining liquid back into the collection jar. Right before I dumped it I noticed that the flame was still burning in ...