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by Bodhammer
Sat May 25, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134031

Re: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions

A couple of things I have learned in my first couple of runs - Altitude affects your boiling points so be sure to take that into account. Chart found here: http://homedistiller.org/forum/download/file.php?id=14141&mode=view Hydrometer temp correction. As my run progressed, my cooling water heating c...
by Bodhammer
Thu May 09, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Question about packing
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Question about packing

Hi All, I have a 3" column with a 12" and a 20" section. I bought a 30' roll of copper mesh. I cut it in two 15' lengths before I read that 10' lengths are right roll size. What I did last week was run in pot still mode and I just put a single 15' length rolled in a cone and put the narrow section p...
by Bodhammer
Thu May 09, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run of Wheat germ recipe. Got some questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: First run of Wheat germ recipe. Got some questions.

I made 10 gallons of this and ran the first 5 off last week. I got very similar results to what you got. I'm going to strip the other 5 and then run it with the heads and tails from the first run. I just took two quarts out of the center and have it aging with some oak. My wife also thought it taste...
by Bodhammer
Wed May 08, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Using a HERMs System to makes washes
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Using a HERMs System to makes washes

I vorlouf most of my AG stuff, except for corn and rye. Would be interested in your current batches progress- my experience with corn has been high labor and frustrating, but haven't tried flaked corn except as a beer adjunct. So far, corn gets fermented on the grain, racked and then the goop is sq...
by Bodhammer
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion
Replies: 65
Views: 56134

Re: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion

Pintoshine - How much Phosphoric acid should you add? I have 75% 5-Star food grade.
by Bodhammer
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Inverting Sugar ?
Replies: 35
Views: 7680

Re: Inverting Sugar ?

Old thread but I was reading up and found this document on sugar. P002.pdf I have some of 5-Star 75% phosphoric acid - http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/wp-content/uploads/PhosphoricAcidMSDS.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow How much should I use when inverting sugar? ...
by Bodhammer
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Illegal?
Replies: 39
Views: 4921

Illegal?

Question - Is the liquor we make with our stills illegal or just "undocumented"? :lol:

Should I just ask the Associated Press? (http://blog.ap.org/2013/04/02/illegal-i ... t-no-more/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow)
by Bodhammer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Any body got good yeast culturing info?
Replies: 41
Views: 1369

Re: Any body got good yeast culturing info?

Freezing yeast in the presence of water will damage and weaken yeast. The water causes the cell walls to rupture. You can plate yeast or make slants which can be frozen in a non-frost free freezer. Frost free freezers all have a warming cycle to melt frost buildup. This warming cycle also damages y...
by Bodhammer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Would these work?
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Would these work?

Found these today: http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/grd/3638782978.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow They are stamped HDPE on the bottom. This would be for on-grain fermentation in the 14-15 gallon range. Drill a small hold for an airlock and mash away? What say you...
by Bodhammer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Land of Enchantment
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Hello from the Land of Enchantment

Long time home brewer looking to up the octane a bit!
by Bodhammer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: The No Boil Corn Mashing Method
Replies: 125
Views: 82121

Re: The No Boil Corn Mashing Method

I saw here http://homedistiller.org/grain that sulfuric acid is a no,no for changing the PH. As a homebrewer, I have used 5-Star food grade phosphoric acid to do PH adjustments. Is there any issue with using phosphoric acid for changing a distilling mash PH? Never mind - found my own answer here: ht...
by Bodhammer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Any body got good yeast culturing info?
Replies: 41
Views: 1369

Re: Any body got good yeast culturing info?

I save the White Lab vials and fill them with 50% yeast decanted from the secondary, 30% glycerin, and 20% boiled water and then pop them in the bottom of the freezer. Takes an extra day to make the starter but it sure saves a lot of money in my beer brewing.