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by Uncle Artie
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 265585

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Well you are always going to have usable ethanol in your heads and tails, I'd say that means you should add them back indefinitely. I know that a lot commercial distilleries do this. Some even add foreshots, although I doubt I'd mess with that.
by Uncle Artie
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: New Beer fermenting bucket

Pretty much the only difference between beer wart and whiskey mash is hops.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: New Beer fermenting bucket

Yeah, my brother said pretty much the same thing.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: New Beer fermenting bucket

Glad someone else digs the idea. My older brother laughed at me and told me to just watch the bubbles come out of the vent tube. I am way too curious for that though. I gotta be able to see what's goin on.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: New Beer fermenting bucket

Did you try putting weather stripping in the bottom of the snap channel in the lid? Works like a charm for me.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Pappy's old still
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Pappy's old still

The best likker I ever had was some slivovitza made in a still very similar to this by a friend's grandfather.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: New Beer fermenting bucket

fullhouse wrote:some 5 gals can be a bitch to open without disturbing to much... :thumbup:
Yeah man, that is exactly what I was thinking. There were some buckets with looser lids, but I like the idea of a nice tight seal. The back side of that jar has no embossing, so it is pretty easy to see through.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Beer fermenting bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

New Beer fermenting bucket

Picked up this 5 gallon HDPE bucket from walmart today, for $2.50. I cut a hole just a bit too small for a mason jar in the middle of the lid, and then screwed the jar in tight. This way I can look in without opening the seal and risking contamination. It will also serve as a good way to access the ...
by Uncle Artie
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Scored Half Keg Sanky
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Scored Half Keg Sanky

Dude, that is awesome.
by Uncle Artie
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients only
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients o

Lookin good. Let us know how it ends up working in your mash.
by Uncle Artie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients only
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients o

Nice setup. Let us see how it turns out.
by Uncle Artie
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Check this out. Second attempt.
Replies: 14
Views: 7277

Re: Check this out. Second attempt.

It is possible your boiler burped into the condenser.
by Uncle Artie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Thanks from the great white North
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Thanks from the great white North

Yeah, stainless or copper is the way to go. Like V said, keep an eye out at goodwill, or the like. I just found some dirt cheap stock pots at Ross to use for my pot/thumper setup.
by Uncle Artie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients only
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients o

Well they don't taste as good in the finished product. In regards to this question though, he's trying to use what he has on hand.
by Uncle Artie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients only
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Need help - Non-sugar wash with feed store ingredients o

Have you considered malting some of your corn and using that?
by Uncle Artie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Geo-tagging - PLEASE READ
Replies: 86
Views: 58438

Re: Geo-tagging - PLEASE READ

A trick I learned in art school (for shinking file size) is to save your file as a high rez .bmp file. Then reopen the .bmp and save it as a .jpg. It will strip out all the data but the image.
by Uncle Artie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 3 in. pot still build
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: 3 in. pot still build

That right there is a thing of beauty. Well done, sir.
by Uncle Artie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings From ND
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Greetings From ND

Welcome from one newbie to another. The best advice I got, when I started out was to read EVERYTHING on the site before you seriously get started. Particularly the getting started type forum threads. You will be amazed by how much you learn in a short period of time, and also by how much your initia...
by Uncle Artie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 40 ft 3/8 Worm
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: 40 ft 3/8 Worm

I am using a 3/8 worm too, but only 20ft. I am thinking it should be fine because I have an 8qt thumper for my 12qt boiler (my whole setup is pretty small to keep it apt. sized) that ought to take care of anything that gets burped up, right?
by Uncle Artie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Where can I find bottles for long-term storage??
Replies: 33
Views: 4284

Re: Where can I find bottles for long-term storage??

bentstick wrote:That is also my wife's policy on her canned fruit,veggies and salsa.
Mine too, keeps my mason jars coming home. I don't need my good canning supplies that I spent good money on ending up in a city recycling center.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Rubbermaid storage container only for fermentation
Replies: 18
Views: 7382

Re: Rubbermaid storage container only for fermentation

fullhouse wrote:High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
or Home Distillers Produce Ethanol is the way i try to remember it
My wife was just a little confused as to why i was laughing while reading a distilling formula.
by Uncle Artie
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Where can I find bottles for long-term storage??
Replies: 33
Views: 4284

Re: Where can I find bottles for long-term storage??

You might up spending a bit more than if you recycle, but lifewithoutplastic.com has some great glass and stainless storage options.
by Uncle Artie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 265585

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

I love this thread. I am just getting into distilling seriously and while I feel like I have a pretty good nose for spirits I had no clue where to even start with cuts.

Great post, Kiwi.
by Uncle Artie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Alcohol Run PICS - HEADS / TAILS?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: First Alcohol Run PICS - HEADS / TAILS?

I'm a newbie like you, so I don't have much constructive to add. I am totally going to give bananna shine a try though. Where'd you get your recipe?
by Uncle Artie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 199843

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

RumRaider wrote:
ozone39 wrote:Invited my ex-girlfriend over for a distilling party...need I say more.. :(
Since this is a "mistakes" thread, did you get back together with her?
Any contact with an ex is a mistake, a tasty tasty mistake that we just keep making.
by Uncle Artie
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the desert.
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Greetings from the desert.

GuyFawkes wrote:...knowledge is power. And in this case, power means a better product
Hell yes.
by Uncle Artie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: new guy
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: new guy

Welcome, fellow newbie
by Uncle Artie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the desert.
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Greetings from the desert.

heartcut wrote:Wish I'd known about HD before I made my first and second stills. Good luck.
Yeah I wish HD had been around when I made that poison still back in high school.
by Uncle Artie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the desert.
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Greetings from the desert.

Thanks for the welcome, all. I have definitely been reading up. I think I read every post on the main site before I dug into the forums. So far, so good.
by Uncle Artie
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the desert.
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Greetings from the desert.

Hello all. I tend to be pretty terrible at these introductory posts. I never know what to say, so I usually say way too much. That will probably be the case here too, but I will make sure to start the section on my rig with **My Rig** so you can just skip to that if you want :) I live in the Southwe...