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by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb intro
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Newb intro

Greetings, Beef... Do you have a different angle pic of that still head...??? Something sounds odd about your description and I can't make it out in that pic... A reflux column should never require a "slobber jar" as no liquid should make its way to the top of the packed column... Good luck, stay s...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: from nz new s/s collom buld
Replies: 59
Views: 6852

Re: from nz new s/s collom buld

bentstick wrote:
thecroweater wrote::think: ok it looked like some kind of branch puller work to me

:thumbup: ya maybe right Crow! Damn ya learn something new everyday! YA?
It's from a die press
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Great balls of fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 2570

Re: Great balls of fire!

Holy shit balls
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Still
Replies: 35
Views: 18268

Re: New Still

With home distilling being legal in NZ, I would hope that there are many (safe) better options for a hobbiest in the market to buy a still. Why anybody would use a plastic still is just crazy. I guess it's just an example of how a slick talking saleman can convince you to buy anything. But once you...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Still
Replies: 35
Views: 18268

Re: New Still

In theory one personality would not know of the other account.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Hello

Hey.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Continuous fermentation
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Re: Continuous fermentation

That's how I do all my washes. My drain leaves 10 or so litres in the bottom of my barrel. When it's time for the next wash. I just add water and molasses until I get to my desired SG. Yeast is still good. Shells in the bottom keep pH in check. Beauty.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb intro
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Newb intro

What's that little doo dacky hanging off the side in the bottom pic?
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: New Still
Replies: 35
Views: 18268

Re: New Still

How big is this drum thing?
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: *#@% the DMV
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: *#@% the DMV

That's why I like New Zealand. One license, one rego, one warrant. Country wide. :-)
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Whiskey product run complete.
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: My first Whiskey product run complete.

Muffin Man wrote:Sounds like a solid run. Was this your first AG or did you have experience with them in the past? Did you stick to the recipe aside from scaling up or down?

Again, Congrats.
It's not an AG. He did a UJSSM.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mason/Ball/Kerr Jars
Replies: 26
Views: 916

Re: Mason/Ball/Kerr Jars

We have store brand 500ml jam jars for $1.50 each. I don't waste time looking at mason jars as the 1L one are $7.99 each
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Heat lamps for fermenters
Replies: 75
Views: 3329

Re: Heat lamps for fermenters

Hound Dog wrote:I have also read about someone suggesting using an old water bed heater. Seems like they would work well too and have a thermostat built in. If you can find one....
I have one of those. 350w. That and a mylar survival blanket keep my 210L barrel at 39c in the dead of winter.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Condenser with no jacket
Replies: 30
Views: 1999

Re: Condenser with no jacket

One advantage would be cheaper. No need to buy an outer jacket.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Condenser with no jacket
Replies: 30
Views: 1999

Re: Condenser with no jacket

Interesting idea.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Coolant route for flute.
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: Coolant route for flute.

It's like a mini set up of the big twin towers medium sized craft distillers have. Boiler up to column out down to bottom of second column
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Coolant route for flute.
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: Coolant route for flute.

My newer still has one inlet and splits to two valves because I have two dephlegmators, I see no issues with balancing coolant flow, it all settles it's self out. If you think one dephleg is confusing, try two! :lol: Just curious googe, why do you have 2 dephlegs? That can be todays study for you c...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First ever still, virgin of brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: First ever still, virgin of brewing

MashMaker wrote:
Tokoroa_Shiner wrote:Welcome to the 2nd best distillation forum for NZ's.
Forget all YouTube videos you've seen and do some more research before starting anything.
2nd best?????
Yup. The NZ forum is better for people from NZ
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First ever still, virgin of brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: First ever still, virgin of brewing

Welcome to the 2nd best distillation forum for NZ's.
Forget all YouTube videos you've seen and do some more research before starting anything.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Clean and Sanitary - DIY PBW & Iodophor
Replies: 23
Views: 3733

Re: Clean and Sanitary - DIY PBW & Iodophor

Sometimes being lucky is enough. 3 years and I've never once sanitised my gear.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Neboirhood watch
Replies: 116
Views: 4210

Re: Neboirhood watch

I've checked. With both the police and animal control. I was being harassed for a while and wanted to know my house was safe when we were out of town. As long as I do not egg the dogs on. And I do what I can to stop them attacking. It's why you see big scrap/car yards have dogs and electric fences. ...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!
Replies: 72
Views: 4773

Re: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!

That could work. I'll use turbo yeast to get the ABV up to the recommended 17%
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Neboirhood watch
Replies: 116
Views: 4210

Re: Neboirhood watch

Unfortunately dogs are a lawsuit waiting to happen. My dogs are family, not protection. Cameras for when I'm not here but when I am, lead and good places for scavenger animals to feed is important. You have to figure even a fully justified shooting is going to cost a minimum of $50k because the sta...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Neboirhood watch
Replies: 116
Views: 4210

Re: Neboirhood watch

Yup. Big dogs are good. Not allowed to carry guns here so dogs are all that there is for home protection other then alarms. I've got two, a mastiff x Huntaway and a Labrador. The lab is jet black and damn invisible at night. The mastiff x can stand in his hind legs with his paws on my shoulders and ...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!
Replies: 72
Views: 4773

Re: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!

He seems to have a habit of posting these controversial questions then fucking off to watch from a distance as everyone start arguing about it. As I said in the thread about sideways keg boilers. If all this shit was valid. We would already be doing it because you can bet your ass the big guys would...
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another NZ Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Another NZ Newbie

Cool. Not far from me. There's a few guys in hams that distill.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: stumbled on a good deal
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: stumbled on a good deal

Wow. Holy crap that's cheap. I'd be lucky to to one jar for $15
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another NZ Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Another NZ Newbie

Hey the Phil. Good to see another kiwi. What part of nz are you from?
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!
Replies: 96
Views: 15000

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

Distillation as been around for so long that if there was any validity to it, then we would already be doing it.
by Tokoroa_Shiner
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ever look at your phone the morning after
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Ever look at your phone the morning after

Ahh. The drunk texts. Good times, good times.