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by whiskymonster
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 363
Views: 55815

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

I don't think I ever showed you all the big girl.

2" copper Nixon stone.
Rubberised Bud barrel boiler.

She fills that 4.5l demijohn with 90% in about an hour and a half.
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by whiskymonster
Thu May 14, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1835
Views: 104072

Re: whats your music

taste in music changes with the time of day and the direction of the wind.

by whiskymonster
Thu May 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Built this 8 years ago from prints I believe I found on this site. Suggestions for improvements wanted
Replies: 34
Views: 2577

Re: Built this 8 years ago from prints I believe I found on this site. Suggestions for improvements wanted

my pot is almost exactly the same, but only 42mm riser pipe because that's what i had to hand.
she has served me well for whisky and rum for many years now, and i expect quite a few more.

yours will do the same. break it by wearing it out!
by whiskymonster
Thu May 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4945
Views: 329416

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

NZChris wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Nice post Whiskymonster. It's the kind of success story I like to hear for sure.

***Raises a glass of likker distilled last week from an idea found here a couple of months ago***

Cheers :thumbup:
Chris
if you ever... you might be a stiller.

***Clink***

:D
by whiskymonster
Thu May 14, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4945
Views: 329416

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

... and a sweet potato grated for the amylase. Great post. Can you explain about the tater providing amylase? Alpha or Beta? i boil everything that needs boiling, and let it all cool down a bit. warm but not hot. then i just grate a clean sweet potato into the wash. i think sweet potato has alpha a...
by whiskymonster
Mon May 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Adam Savage's One Day Builds, Refrigerated Cooling Suit - Couldn't stop thinking the use here.
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Adam Savage's One Day Builds, Refrigerated Cooling Suit - Couldn't stop thinking the use here.

i got a proper undercounter pub line chiller if that was the idea. as the post title says, a lot of uses for a chiller. i was actually thinking of using it to pre chill the water butt below ambient, and save me some bottles of ice. freezer has been kept rather full recently.
by whiskymonster
Mon May 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Taste the old backset
Replies: 16
Views: 2449

Re: Taste the old backset

acfixer69 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:44 pm
I would never dip my finger in anything that old a year old and not expect the same or worst results. But I have that's how I now no what not to do. :lol:
careful fella. you only get to do that another couple or three times before you have to learn from it!
by whiskymonster
Mon May 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4945
Views: 329416

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

i suppose this is the right place to post. today, i ran the pot still for the first time in about 3 years. i had some time on my hands ya know? recipe thrown together with the stuff we had on hand. inspired by odins cornflake recipe, and rad's all bran. sugar, cornflakes, all bran, and a sweet potat...
by whiskymonster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: testing spirits for safety
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: testing spirits for safety

thanks for the quick reply, but those are pretty much the things i would be looking for anyway. i have been in the bar trade for must be 20 years now. and i have been making whisky rum and neutral for 7 or 8. either ways, i would spot a cheap knockoff a mile off. ain't my first rodeo. i haven't rece...
by whiskymonster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: testing spirits for safety
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

testing spirits for safety

hey guys. looking for a little advice here, and i figured a few of you who have gone legal may be able to help me out. i work in a bar, and we have been offered large amounts of vodka at a price suspiciously little over the tax value. Needless to say, my spidey sense is tingling! The bosses are gonn...
by whiskymonster
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 202053

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

I have been away from the craft for over a year now, and finally life has been calm enough to make something. I asked the Mrs what I should make. She want vodka whisky or rum? The words were still ringing in the air when as she blurts out the words 'panty dropper.' So I have a half gallon jar, with ...
by whiskymonster
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: 6ltr still problems
Replies: 26
Views: 1556

Re: 6ltr still problems

My first set was only about 10l. She worked well, but it wasnt long before the upgrade came! Get them leaks fixed asap! On my old stockpot still, when i discovered and fixed the last leak my output doubled. The pressure i side a still aint hardly nothi g at all, but its enough to push precious likke...
by whiskymonster
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: I'm a hobby distiller and proud of it.
Replies: 48
Views: 9621

Re: I'm a hobby distiller and proud of it.

Im a hobby stiller and proud. I havent posted here in a year or two, but actually had to find my password to say that. I pay my taxes, cooperate with the law and like to think ill leave the world a little bit better than i found it. I work hard, i play hard, and once im done i drink hard too! I have...
by whiskymonster
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2233
Views: 130695

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Mate of mine works in a posh chocolate factory. There was a bit of an accident with a fork lift, and a few split bags. So i just scored 75kg of fair trade, organic golden sugar for the grand price of bugger all! Time to order some more molasses i think, as it would be a waste to use such fine stuff ...
by whiskymonster
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Every silver lining has a cloud.
Replies: 58
Views: 1666

Re: Every silver lining has a cloud.

Going to the pub with the lads. I used to love those random meetups with the lads that spontaneously turn into all nighters. Skinfull of ale, then the search for that place in the whisky. These days I have to cut short. Had enough ale, and most places dont have a decent bourbon I can both drink and ...
by whiskymonster
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Troy & sons
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: Troy & sons

More than possible that randy rumseed used the random cheap ass unidentified plastic hose. Seeing as even a micro would produce an order of magnitude more spirit than even the most industrious of us, id have thunk that the lesson would be learned quite quickly once the hose melted into a sticky plas...
by whiskymonster
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2090
Views: 505955

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Yep. And again. 40l of tap water 2 500ml cartons of cheap passata 5 tablespoons of miracle gro all purpose fertilizer 7kg sugar 3 berocca Good squirt lemon juice Half a tub (110g ish) allinsons dried active yeast. Aquarium heater set at 30°c SG of about 1.060 36 hours later its dry, clear and with a...
by whiskymonster
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Question on freeze distilling.
Replies: 47
Views: 3554

Re: Question on freeze distilling.

Brewdog make a freezejacked beer. http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article/214" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow I have tried it, and whilst it isn't bad, the hangover the next day is something truly amazing. My advice would be to instead buy yourself a cheap bottle of whisky,...
by whiskymonster
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2090
Views: 505955

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Happy cock up here. Made about 30 batches of this stuff as its cheap, easy, clean, and did I mention cheap? Been experimenting with rum and whisky lately, but after the Mrs commented she hasn't had the panty dropper recently, it was time to break out the tomato paste. Usually go to about 1.070, usua...
by whiskymonster
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: rum. own uk recipe
Replies: 34
Views: 4220

Re: rum. own uk recipe

how did this turn out then?

not a lot of treacle recipes knocking around here
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 972
Views: 161604

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

i have had a ph issue which i have sorted with a little bicarb, but at the time of the last post the ferment was only a day in. i have tried the exact same wash but without the ryvita, and the sg was 1.07 ish. this time, with the ryvita the sg is much higher. its nearly done now (1.010) and still bu...
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 198947

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Latest wash is a variation on the cornflakes and all bran recipes with a few ryvita for fun. I try to leave it alone until I think its about done. Its been fermenting for 8 days now, and should have been ready for running today. Stopped bubbling, flakes have mostly sunk, seems nicely clear. Tastes s...
by whiskymonster
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: These Cuts Are Tricky!
Replies: 50
Views: 2311

Re: These Cuts Are Tricky!

I personally use different sizes jars. I have 10 old olive jars of about 140ml, and a whole bunch of cheap jam jars at about 350. I use a bigger jar first, as I know I don't want that first pint out for anything but BBQ lighter fuel, then switch to the little ones. Once I have filled the little jars...
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: tails seem to start early
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: tails seem to start early

+1 rad. Straight to the point as always! Nubourne, rad may not always play nice with the other kids, but he knows his shit. Follow the link in his signature and try an all bran. Almost impossible to fuck up with, dirt cheap, clean and fast, and the information you get can then be compared to the wea...
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 972
Views: 161604

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

strange one here. Made a half dozen 80l batches of cf, and all have turned out awesome run through the pot. Same with the all bran. Usual recipe is three 500g boxes of cornflakes or all bran thrown in whole. Cant be bothered to cook or crush em and it always seems fine. 13 or 14 kg white sugar, and ...
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pre-Distilling question
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Pre-Distilling question

A mate of mine builds spud guns designed to run on meths.
I gave him a jar of fores, and he says it works great.
Only needs a couple ml to throw a spud 100 metres.

And there are pulse jet engines that will happily run on alcohol.

This stuff really is rocket fuel. Literally!
by whiskymonster
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Easy answer....I hope ))
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Easy answer....I hope ))

Sealed in a brewbin and under an airlock you have ages. I have personally left them that way over a month, and others on here say they have found various ferments that they forgot about for extended periods to turn out some real good likker. If you are worried about it, or you are going away or some...
by whiskymonster
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Diluting question
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Diluting question

same happens to me. if i dilute with tap water, the likker fizzes like a dose of salts, stinks and goes cloudy. it clears in 5 mins flat, but leaves some chalky looking crap in the bottom of the bottle. problem is, after leaving it overnight that crap sticks to the glass. it doesnt rinse out, and pu...
by whiskymonster
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Disaster With Sacrificial Wine Cleaning Run
Replies: 32
Views: 2999

Re: Disaster With Sacrificial Wine Cleaning Run

Very good chance that your scrubbies were eaten by the Pepsi syrup (or whatever post mix soda pop it was) That stuff is the very piss of the devil himself! I have seen a leaky box of syrup leak run all the way down the painted concrete floor to the drain. After a couple days the stuff dries to a pit...