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by T-Pee
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Why 2" instead of 1.5" column?
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: Why 2" instead of 1.5" column?

I run a 1.5" column on a CM. See the link in my signature. Runs great!

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by T-Pee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: No drip when using cooling coil in column
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: No drip when using cooling coil in column

Kizzerd wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:25 pm
But because of the marbles in the bottom of the column, I still get that reflux action.
No you don't. Without an operational reflux coil all you have is a potstill with marbles innit.

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by T-Pee
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: No drip when using cooling coil in column
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: No drip when using cooling coil in column

You have to use a needle valve to regulate your cooling water in a CM. Without one you'll never get the flow to what is needed. Small increment adjustment is what you are looking for.

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by T-Pee
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Drinking Liquid Nitrogen
Replies: 28
Views: 2256

Re: Drinking Liquid Nitrogen

This from a guy named "Fizzix". :tired:

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by T-Pee
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make
Replies: 68
Views: 14434

Re: Unique small still design ! - homemade - energy efficient - easy clean !

I know exactly what you mean, I had that problem on an earlier version using thicker pipe. I switched to 1/4 pipe and found with the aquarium pump it “pushes” the air out of the coils because the system is air tight with only one exit. Originally I was experimenting with other diameter pipe and I d...
by T-Pee
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Filtering after aging
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: Filtering after aging

Phht. Coffee filters are too slow. Use a paper towel.
The purists will call for my head about this but I ain't the only one doing it and living to talk about it.

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by T-Pee
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: The right glass for fine whisk(e)y?
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: The right glass for fine whisk(e)y?

A couple faves.
The one on the right is a $1 glass I got at the Dollar Store.
The one on the left (and I shizz you not) is one of a six pack that came from Costco with tiramisu innit. :ebiggrin:
glasses.jpg
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by T-Pee
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: I've lost my marbles!
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: I've lost my marbles!

Marbles work well but in my 1.5" modified CM copper scrubbies are hard to beat.
Gotta remove some of those sulphites somehow, ya know.

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by T-Pee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Making Rumsky
Replies: 44
Views: 3081

Re: Making Rumsky

DSmith78 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Rumskey.... sounds familiar....
Sweet feed aka corn, oats, barley and molasses for horses.

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by T-Pee
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooling Water Disposal Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: Cooling Water Disposal Question

It's based on the pump I imagine. The thing is how high a head it will pump. I needed one that would go 7' due to my column.
I got mine at Home Depot.

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by T-Pee
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooling Water Disposal Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: Cooling Water Disposal Question

I found an almost brand new personal swamp cooler on the top of a dumpster.
Took it home, swapped out the stock pump and plumbed in a fountain pump that will pump a seven foot head. (~$40 at any hardware store.)
A four hour run uses three gallons of evaporative cooling.

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by T-Pee
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Okay, school me! Fruit brandy is the goal, and so much to learn.
Replies: 18
Views: 1388

Re: Okay, school me! Fruit brandy is the goal, and so much to learn.

If you simply want to practice, go to Costco, get a bunch of apple juice, throw some yeast innit and wait. Once it's done fermenting, let it clear, rack into the boiler and let it rip. Once that's done, bottle in a one gallon glass jug with a couple sticks of toasted oak and forget it for six months...
by T-Pee
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Should I run it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Should I run it?

corene1 wrote:Heck , I am not afraid to tell him. Don't run it TeePee I will come up and get it then dispose of it for you in a safe and conscientious manner. That way you stay safe !
Ahh friends. What would we do without them? :roll: :ebiggrin:

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by T-Pee
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Should I run it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: Should I run it?

MichiganCornhusker wrote: I can’t believe I’m even getting this from someone who was first in line to take a drink from a 150 year old dusty bottle of apples.:wave:
HA! Good point! :lol: :clap:

It was one helluva tasty old dusty bottle though, wasn't it? A true privilege! :thumbup:

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by T-Pee
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Should I run it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Should I run it?

Hey, all! Been a while since I posted hobby-wise but I've got an issue I'd like y'all's opinion on. Four years ago (and then some) I made a 10 gallon rum wash out of mexican piloncillo, Grandma's molasses from the store and some basic Costco yeast. You heard me right...over FIVE years ago with a hou...
by T-Pee
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 596
Views: 61735

Re: rifles

Just picked up a Mossberg MVP .223 bolt action. Takes AR15 mags. The bolt action makes Cali 10-rounders last for a while. Good shooter too. :thumbup:

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by T-Pee
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Notable and quotable
Replies: 651
Views: 53382

Re: Notable and quotable

shadylane wrote:Muzzle loaders are a lot of fun. :thumbup:
One thing I learned early on about flint locks.
Shooting left handed is hard on a beard.
It's also difficult to hold steady while the lower half of your face is on fire. :lol:


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by T-Pee
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way
Replies: 527
Views: 81646

Re: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way

Sweet feed + charred oak = 3 months minimum. Leave it alone. It'll come around. :thumbup:

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by T-Pee
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 596
Views: 61735

Re: rifles

cob wrote:...there will be no discussion

of the powder and shot expended in 3 days.
I feel lucky I only expend one lead ball, 170 grains of Pyrodex, 4 squares of tp and 2" of 3.3mm fuse per round. :?

tp (not the ones in the cannon)
by T-Pee
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 596
Views: 61735

Re: rifles

Whackin' on steel plates with anything that goes bang is the very definition of fun!
I have a .75 caliber cannon we've been trying to hit a 16"x20" plate with at 135 yards lately.
We've gotten within 24" so far. :esmile:

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by T-Pee
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2110
Views: 115176

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Handmade, custom one-off .75 caliber fully functional BP cannon. Barrel of brass stock, carriage is hand picked close-grained Doug fir. Drove two hours to pick it up. The craftsman and I discovered we're peas in a pod and the more we talked, the lower the price dropped. He's in the process of making...
by T-Pee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 596
Views: 61735

Re: rifles

Walked in to a local sporting goods store needing a new pocketknife and wound up with a new Ruger Mini-14 in SS. Optics is a Bushnell scope in 2x7x35mm. I just got three 10rd nickle coated mags in the post and a harmonic stabilizer with integral fully adjustable gas block is also on its way. A trigg...
by T-Pee
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Packed column boiler pressure
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: Packed column boiler pressure

Would it be too simplistic to say if you can blow through the column relatively easily you should be good to go?

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by T-Pee
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak and whiskey
Replies: 77
Views: 26567

Re: Oak and whiskey

I once had some of Corene's AG done with sherry barrel oak. Truly outstanding.

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by T-Pee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5869
Views: 203466

Re: The liar's bench

I dunno bout that, Big Bob. These mountains I live in have plenty of different rattlers and there's lots of each kind.

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by T-Pee
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hijack my thread
Replies: 518
Views: 17482

Re: Hijack my thread

Just to stir a bit and say hi...

Anything that enjoys eating cat crap is automatically suspect. Seriously. :think:

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by T-Pee
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Notable and quotable
Replies: 651
Views: 53382

Re: Notable and quotable

ShineOnCrazyDiamond wrote: If you wake up every morning preparing for a fight, chances are good that you're bound to find one.
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by T-Pee
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way
Replies: 527
Views: 81646

Re: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way

I just did it. ;)

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by T-Pee
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 596
Views: 61735

Re: rifles

Since we're off track a bit on scatterguns, has anyone else had experience with the ATI O/U's? https://www.americantactical.us/4628/detail.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow I bought one in 12g last year and it's been a terrific buy at $580 OTD. I heard rumor that the...
by T-Pee
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: All Stainless CM Still
Replies: 54
Views: 8334

Re: All Stainless CM Still

Kraqa wrote:I also bought some Pyrex glass tubing to build a glass column with plates. Cause I need another project.
Discussion of a glass column won't go over well here as glass is not considered a safe material to work with.

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