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by seabass
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Another SCR and Meter Question
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Another SCR and Meter Question

I'm using that type of meter. As long as you put the current transformer before the scr, you'll have good results.
by seabass
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Turbo Yeast Cell Counts
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Turbo Yeast Cell Counts

Use the best yeast for your intended use. What are you making? Why would you want to use turbo yeast? You have homebrew experience, so why do you want to use turbo yeast?
by seabass
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4951
Views: 330142

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

A sloped floor drain? kind of steep.
by seabass
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: Best hybrid still
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Best hybrid still

The color of the copper mesh I use in pot mode says it's doing something.
by seabass
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Oil Heated Pot
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Oil Heated Pot

You're right. My brain completely ignored the mash tun part and replaced it with boiler. It'll work as a mash tun though.
by seabass
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4951
Views: 330142

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Looks like todays a beer day. Making a fresh hop IPA. I've got a giant cascade hop plant that wants to be a beer. I think it's been a year since I made beer. Been so focused on the whiskey side of things lately.
by seabass
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thick tape for gasket (link)
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: Thick tape for gasket (link)

The link doesn't seem to work for me.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Motorized grain mill with box
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Motorized grain mill with box

Any outdoor rtv should work. If you get a small tube and seal the seams that should get rid of any danger. It's an enclosed box, so it's already minimal, but the rtv will seal it.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Motorized grain mill with box
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Motorized grain mill with box

Probably a good idea to seal it with some silicone so a spark doesn't come into contact with grain dust.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Cape Town enthusiast looking to do some arduino automation
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Cape Town enthusiast looking to do some arduino automation

Automation is it's own hobby. It bleeds into other hobbies!
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel
Replies: 71
Views: 1452

Re: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel

That sounds delicious.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5682

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

I haven't really looked that hard. I've been using copper packing and it's ok, but not what I want long term. I'll give the 1/2 inch a try. Eventually I'll get some 4in spools and go bigger, but I only make like 2 batches of vodka a year. It interferes with my whiskey pipeline.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5682

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

That's awesome. Any idea what the ideal size for a 2in column would be? I'm guessing 3/8 or 1/2in.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Cape Town enthusiast looking to do some arduino automation
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: Cape Town enthusiast looking to do some arduino automation

Automation isn't the issue here. There are a lot of ways to automate a still. An Arduino driving an SSR can be used in many ways. PID mode can be used for holding strike temps during the mash. For distilling, you'll want a short period on/off cycle if using an Arduino to control the SSR. Automating ...
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Oil Heated Pot
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Oil Heated Pot

As long as the lid can be sealed somehow, that sounds awesome.
by seabass
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Clearing wash and puking.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1290

Re: Clearing wash and puking.....

A dephleg is a type of reflux condenser though. And a cm still relies on reflux to function, so it's definitely a reflux still.
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

I don't use anything on the bottom. It's just open 1in pipe at the bottom. It works fine and I don't worry about blockages.
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

It's a typical thumper connection. A triclamp tee with a reducer and 1in copper pipe soldered in. 20200405_122305_HDR.jpg 20200921_144537.jpg What a beautiful piece of equipment ... I'm envious. If I understand correctly, the steam of the boiler enters the thumper from the top and descends to the b...
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm

The first link (aliexpress) is definitely with inner rubber, that braid cannot be watertight. I know those pipes (variant with screw connection) they recognize on the fly. At this link https://bit.ly/3031orH there is a kit for the connection with long pipes, maybe you may be interested. I think the...
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm

Thanks Seabass for the suggestion. Stumbled upon some tri clamp style S.S. corrugated tubing, even cheap, about $20! One of the reviews shows it clearly in picture, it being plain stainless steel on the inside, translated review indicated it is difficult to bend and suggested ordering more than exp...
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Tri-Clamp style Sanitary Hose to Copper Worm

For flexible stainless tubing, corrugated is the only option I know of. I don't think you'll be able to get that with triclamps without soldering.

Those braided stainless ones are always plastic tubing with the braid providing strength and protection to the line. They're usually vinyl.
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

It's a typical thumper connection. A triclamp tee with a reducer and 1in copper pipe soldered in.
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by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

My experience with steam injection with water in the boiler and dirty mash in the thumper is that it works well. My strip volume is a bit higher with lower abv than normal, but that just means I don't have to some my low wines. I strip down to about 10% coming out of the still. With a 9% mash I ende...
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

So you're using a Bain Marie with water in it? I don't have any experience with that. I've read that water isn't the best liquid to use for a Bain Marie. Can you put oil in it? I think that would be the best solution.

Are asking about injecting steam into the Bain Marie jacket or into the mash?
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Good off the shelf power controller
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Good off the shelf power controller

https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=785 I pieced it together myself and used a different box, but what I but it's very similar to this one. Not sure if I saved money doing it my way because I tried not to keep track of the cost. I love this setup. It's got ...
by seabass
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: The simplest steam setup?
Replies: 89
Views: 1532

Re: The simplest steam setup?

I don't know a lot about building steam systems. It's very interesting though. It is my understanding one of the pros of steam, jacketed boilers and double boilers is no scorching so you can distill with grain and just about anything that you ordinarily cannot do with electric or propane. I thought...
by seabass
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel
Replies: 71
Views: 1452

Re: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel

IMO, a quality once used bourbon barrel is as good as it gets for single malt. You'll get less of the over extraction issues with a once used barrel and you won't overpower your single malt with new wood.
by seabass
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: When is the wash completely fermented
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: When is the wash completely fermented

Not sure what you're doing, but I use typical beer pitching rates for my yeast. I've never gotten even a hint of autolysys happening. Autolysis won't happen during active fermentation. It would have to sit for a very long time for that to happen. There isn't a reason to stop the fermentation before ...
by seabass
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?

All my AG straps have had a straw color. Interestingly, after a day sitting the color went away. I also get dark oily flecks as well that a paper towel will filter out. AG really smuts up the inside of the still with an oily residue that looks dark metallic in sheen. It gets nasty. Even my hydromet...
by seabass
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Good off the shelf power controller
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Good off the shelf power controller

What's your budget? Finding a pre-built one that can run two elements with different requirements will be expensive if you can even find one. If you are determined to go that route, check out the plug n play power regulators on auberins.com and stilldragon. The auber ones are gonna range from a few ...