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by Mikey-moo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Who makes the best 5 or 6 gal copper pot still?
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Who makes the best 5 or 6 gal copper pot still?

Stay away from Stampede Stills , He has no experience and just started building stills a year ago. He even had one catch fire in Canada and people got hurt. Not good. Hell he’s even telling people to put fruit in the thumper! lol every person that has at least some experience know that it does noth...
by Mikey-moo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello all you wonderful people!
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Hello all you wonderful people!

Brizzle eh? Welcome aboard!
by Mikey-moo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi de hi from the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Hi de hi from the UK

Ho de ho! :-)
by Mikey-moo
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: UK brewer/distiller
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: UK brewer/distiller

Welcome aboard!
by Mikey-moo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Adding Salt to the Mash
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Adding Salt to the Mash

Now that.... that I like.
by Mikey-moo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: English Whiskey recipies
Replies: 14
Views: 3026

Re: English Whiskey recipies

Like the Scottish distilleries, most of the English distilleries use ex-bourbon barrels (or ex-sherry casks)... and a couple of them make amazing Whisky.

Check out Cotswolds and Bimber for two really good ones.
by Mikey-moo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Greetings and salutations

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Does your PID have a manual mode where you can set it up to run at 30% power constantly, instead of cycling on and off around a set point?
by Mikey-moo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Multiple Columns
Replies: 34
Views: 4665

Re: Multiple Columns

I've subsequently found a piece of 28mm pipe, which has been serving me really well for about a year. I'm still only getting about 75%ABV, and it's not the most neutral, though. This winter, I plan on doubling up the 28mm pipe and adding active reflux. I have a plan to pass 1/4in pipes back and for...
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Botanical Charge Frozen in Water
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Botanical Charge Frozen in Water

Nice idea, very creative, but I can't see it working. The ice will act like a reflux condenser, sending the foreshots back down the column repeatedly until all the ice is melted. At which point you're back at the start, or in fact worse off that you were, because before, the high volatiles only inte...
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Adding Salt to the Mash
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Adding Salt to the Mash

It's been a while since I was at school, but isn't galvanisation where you coat the steel in zinc to prevent the pitting, not the action of the salt water on the metal itself?
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Something New
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Something New

Sunshineer wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Could be the co2 just taking its time leaving how long between airlock bubbles
I'd say it's this one.
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Sziasztok - hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Sziasztok - hello everyone!

Hello!
by Mikey-moo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers
Replies: 145
Views: 198584

Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

This thread is THE very best place to start if you want to get into this hobby safely and I will continue to direct newcomers to it... but, if you don't like it, then you can have a full refund of your membership fees.
by Mikey-moo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 20
Views: 1206

Re: Hello from London

About that... yes :-D
by Mikey-moo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 20
Views: 1206

Re: Hello from London

Welcome Mark!

I'm just down the road from you (so only 2 hours drive in London traffic).

Seems like you're off to a great start with the distilling too.

Good luck mate.
by Mikey-moo
Tue May 14, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 972
Views: 161845

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

I jumped the gun a bit. After a day of airing out it is better. The medicine smell and taste is almost gone. I didn't have any backset so it was all new. I might have to try it again with some backset. What yeast do you guys use ? Yeah just regular bread yeast. I find it helps to use a good quality...
by Mikey-moo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Hallo

Oldvine Zin wrote:
acfixer69 wrote:Welcome to HD. Sorry to hear about the Dutch forum. Your at the best in the U.S. now. Enjoy your stay.
Maybe hosted here but I thought we are an international community

OVZ
We are! Rule Britannia and all that jazz ;-)
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: AirStill spirit run
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: AirStill spirit run

Excellent - glad we could help. :D

Now do it all again... except the lighting stuff on fire part... no need for those shenanigans - safety first!
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: AirStill spirit run
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: AirStill spirit run

Best summary I've seen for new Airstill users:
kimbodious wrote:Check out how this user was getting the best from their airstill http://www.stillsmart.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=765" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Peated whiskey so far
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Peated whiskey so far

Mendel wrote: Has anyone cracked a bottle doing a stripping run? Running as fast as I can without steam heats up the bottle noticeably, and these aren't tempered glass. Do I need to find some sort of ceramic jug?
Which bottle?
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Who makes the best 5 or 6 gal copper pot still?
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Who makes the best 5 or 6 gal copper pot still?

Have heard good things about Stampede Stills. Not bought one personally as I'm more of a builder (well... cobbler, because my still is most definitely cobbled together)...
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From Rainy England
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Hi From Rainy England

Johhny Alpha wrote:I am just in the process of starting a micro gin distillery, steep learning curve. Losing money hand over fist, great Fun :) :D
Hey if you need any help 'testing' your initial recipes... just give us a shout - happy to help!

And welcome to the forum :-)
by Mikey-moo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Essex!
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Hello from Essex!

Ah that's not far from me at all. I'm south of the airport mind, although I work to the north. Small world eh?
by Mikey-moo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Essex!
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Hello from Essex!

If I spit they close a runway at Heathrow!
by Mikey-moo
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Essex!
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Hello from Essex!

Greetings from across the Big Smoke!
by Mikey-moo
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New lad here. Hello from Lancashire. UK.
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: New lad here. Hello from Lancashire. UK.

Welcome aboard! Check out Odin's Cornflake in the Tried and True section... run it at least twice... yummy.
by Mikey-moo
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Merry Christmas From the UK!
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Merry Christmas From the UK!

Welcome aboard!
by Mikey-moo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 199143

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

fizzix wrote: Swedish Pride told me any amylase loses its potency at about the year mark. So I pass that on to you.
If you keep it in the fridge it's supposed to help... I need to use mine up!
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash straining
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Mash straining

I don't know... why can't you?

It's your mash, do what you want. It's probably not necessary, but go for it and see what happens.
by Mikey-moo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Sous Vide Distillation
Replies: 20
Views: 3065

Re: Sous Vide Distillation

I'll save you some time. I've tried using sous vide equipment for distilling - they don't work very well: 1) they only just get hot enough (I had to set mine for 99.9ºC to get any output at all) 2) they cycle on and off which smears your product But if you're anything like me, you'll try it anyway. ...