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by corene1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Maybe I am a bit direct but if I think someone isn't listening to me I simply grab them by the arm and shake them a bit and ask if they are listening now. Seems to work pretty well. Come to think about it maybe that is why I live alone. Oh I'm sorry Corene, I wasn't listening, what was that? :lol: ...
by corene1
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

When we were young my dad had an62 Chevy pickup. Engine bay was built to handle a straight 6 or v-8 . He had the v-8 but that meant the radiator was far from the motor so it had a long fan shroud. In the winter cats would get up and sleep in the shroud where it was warm. A lot of them met their doom...
by corene1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Ahhh, crap, wife’s pissed again. She came in the house and said her car is making a horrible screeching noise, I came back in in a minute and told her I found the horrible screeching and got rid of it. She asked what it was and I said her Maria Carey CD. So I’m back in the garage..... Well at least...
by corene1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

You would listen because you are a gentleman, Then you would walk away saying "One of theses days Alice , POW! Right to the moon!"
by corene1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Maybe I am a bit direct but if I think someone isn't listening to me I simply grab them by the arm and shake them a bit and ask if they are listening now. Seems to work pretty well. Come to think about it maybe that is why I live alone.
by corene1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio

A good way to figure your ratio depends on a couple of things. What is the diastatic power of the malted grain you are using. I have seen barley go from 100 points to as high as 250 points per pound of malted grain. You will need to see what the manufacturer has as diastatic power for that grain. Yo...
by corene1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?

Well you have to purchase a bottle of Argon gas, a hood if you do not have one, gloves are pretty cheap and you will need them somewhere anyways. You will need to buy filler rod probably 308L and a piece or tungsten for the torch itself. Do you have a grinder to sharpen the tungsten tip? Do you have...
by corene1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

I had a friend that built a pig trap to catch wild pigs on his friends ranch. We went to check it one afternoon and it had a big pig and a couple of small piglets , probably 20 pounds or so. Gary shot the big pig for meat and went in to catch those little ones to raise for meat as well. Let me tell ...
by corene1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

My son sent me this so I had to share. DEER HUNTERS. (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this) I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in...
by corene1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A couple of clueless
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: A couple of clueless

Very nice still. I would agree that a bigger cooling source would be a good idea. Maybe a plastic trash can. About the take off spout. Is that a plastic hose feeding a plastic parrot? I can't tell from the photo. If so take it off as the alcohol will leach chemicals and flavors from contact with the...
by corene1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler
Replies: 47
Views: 1722

Re: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler

The duralon is the closet to what I have used except it does have an adhesive on it. You could call them and ask about the adhesive properties. McMaster has good stuff but is expensive, The braded PTFE with Aramid fibers is very stiff and not very pliable. I have used that type of packing in big sli...
by corene1
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler
Replies: 47
Views: 1722

Re: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler

Just thought I would throw in some of my thoughts on this build. For a sealant tape we have used PTFE expanded sealing tape or packing. Here is a link that shows a product similar to what we use. https://www.equalseal.com/PTFE-Valve-Stem-Packing-s/2147.htm It is very soft and formable. See if there ...
by corene1
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cost comparison for welding.
Replies: 15
Views: 332

Re: Cost comparison for welding.

Our shop would charge you 1 hour for that job if you had all the fits prepped and the holes cut. 1-1/2 if we cut the holes. If you brought it by after work I would do it for free. Probably a long drive from your house to California though. If you have a brew shop locally see if they have someone tha...
by corene1
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Dry COB
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Dry COB

There are a few articles here on using dry COB. Some folks would do a simple sweetfeed by mixing it with water and molasses, others would make an all grain mash cooking it and using liquid enzymes. My personal favorite was buying rolled corn and rolled oats cooking them down and mashing in malted b...
by corene1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Dry COB
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Dry COB

There are a few articles here on using dry COB. Some folks would do a simple sweetfeed by mixing it with water and molasses, others would make an all grain mash cooking it and using liquid enzymes. My personal favorite was buying rolled corn and rolled oats cooking them down and mashing in malted ba...
by corene1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Ya know, I bet there is still some of those strange critters runnin round out there. I plum lost track of that ol ostrich I has for a while. I think he wound up back at Jimbo's place not sure though.
by corene1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Final proof question
Replies: 15
Views: 1138

Re: Final proof question

NZChris wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:11 am
Why does it matter? If it tastes nice and the abv is near enough, that's good enough in my shed.
:clap: Perfect answer!
by corene1
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: It is not pretty, but seems to work as a first...
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: It is not pretty, but seems to work as a first...

I always like to see folks starting from scratch and building their own still, learning from the ground up so to speak. Your still is simple and well thought out, it should work well for you. Well done. Make sure those brass fittings are lead free though.
by corene1
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: What could go wrong?
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: What could go wrong?

Nothing wrong with doing things differently or experimenting. Thing is you need a base to work from first. That is the tried and true recipes as well as standard fermenting and distilling procedures. Once you have a base then you have something to compare you modified versions to. Just my thoughts t...
by corene1
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Jed , I don't believe a single one of them critters from the past could cause a tenth of the damage that this new breed of critters out there is causing, not even that wild monkey that Flatbush has hidden somewhere. I think these new ones are some kind of genetic mutation that warps the brain in str...
by corene1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: What could go wrong?
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: What could go wrong?

Just reading your original post. With 4 gallons of water and 16 pounds of sugar how do you get a starting gravity of 1.132? I get closer to 1.184 giving a potential of a 24% starting ABV if it somehow fermented down to 1.000 for a finish gravity. Sugar has a PPG of .046 points per pound of sugar in ...
by corene1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club

Hey windy , Nice to see you here. You know we are always learning something. Just saw a picture of the mop wringer on the fermenting barrel and smacked myself in the fore head. Why didn't I think of that . Such a good idea.
by corene1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it supposed to be blue?
Replies: 43
Views: 1254

Re: Is it supposed to be blue?

Just reading about your situation and all the advice given is dead on. Get that still clean first, especially if it has been sitting for a year. Any moisture inside it over time will leave traces of copper sulfate. Scrub it manually then steam it with water and vinegar. Typically for about 30 to 40 ...
by corene1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Your a good man TB , so glad everything is working out well for your son. So many good folks here on the bench wish I could meet you all at some point in time.
by corene1
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Jane Presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Jane Presentation

Hi Jane, welcome to the forum. Lots of information on these pages to learn from and quite a group of helpful distillers to guide you when you get a bit off track. I have certainly learned a bunch from this group. Have fun and be safe.
by corene1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5983
Views: 235660

Re: The liar's bench

Hardest thing in the world is watching your kids go through something like that . I will be sending good thoughts of hope your way.
by corene1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Modular flute with options
Replies: 164
Views: 11939

Re: Modular flute with options

Maybe I am missing something , but if you are worried about fluid remaining in the column after the run simply take the column off the boiler when it is warm and invert it. Everything will drain out the top and the residual will evaporate. That is what I do. Shut the still down , pull off the produc...
by corene1
Wed May 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Rivets and Seams Decision
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Rivets and Seams Decision

That still of mine that you are showing is riveted . I use the rivets in conjunction with a folded interlocking seam to help hold it together during assembly and while I solder. It is quite strong. The bottom is 48 ounce and the cylinder is 20 ounce. It is still running with no failures. I built ano...
by corene1
Wed May 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My first build would like input
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: My first build would like input

Very nice build . I like to put a support stand under my condensers. They gain a bunch of weight when they are full of water.
by corene1
Wed May 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: New Liebeg condenser
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: New Liebeg condenser

Now I’m confused. Again. Just busy building first Liebig and elsewhere on the forum was told “make the Liebig longer”. SB Bill maybe? Here 30xs says OP’s condenser may be “too efficient” with wire wrap? Just made drawings for a 48” Liebig in SS, this due to ease of availability of materials in our ...