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by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Future distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Future distiller

I can't argue. It actually might just be better to buy a distillery.

Lol man if you need some help I've just messed up your whole welcome post. You can't sue me but I'll give you a hand if you need it.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

oh man, soooo jealous. i dunno if i can stand seeing pictures. i'd so love to shed a whole shitload of real world and spend 3 or 4 months on that trail. once you hit the border i'm only about another 130 hours north if you want to stop by. That's not to far. I'd walk up that far for a good drink wi...
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Future distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Future distiller

Welcome aboard Codemonkey, if you don't already have a still think long and hard about what you need to produce the sort of spirits that you like. Dont commit to buying or building until you are 100% sure that you know exactly what you need for the job. Many Newbs find out when its to late that the...
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

When you get to Washington, if there are bars opened, I'll buy you a beer. That's a hell of a trek. The lady and I were planning that same trek doing the full length before we had kids and scrapped those plans. When I get that far north I'll take you up on that, if the bars are closed we can just d...
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

If my old ass can figure out how to resize a photo I'll do that.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Obligatory FNG post.
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Obligatory FNG post.

Welcome to the forums. There are plenty of folks here to help, and a few of us are ok with questions that get answered a lot. It gets a little pretentious here but don't let that stop you.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

When I get up to your part of the trail I'll hit you up. By that time I'll be full hiker trash.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Can a burnt mash be saved?
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Can a burnt mash be saved?

No. A burnt mash is pretty much a lost cause.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

It's been interesting. You have to balance being prepared for everything vs what you can carry. Mnt janicinto kicked the shit out of me. My knee is still messed up from that frozen mess.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: New Guy

Welcome to the forums. Looks like your already on your way to making some booze.

There are lots of folks here that will help you here just ask.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Future distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Future distiller

Welcome to the forums. Upstate is a beautiful place. What kind of booze are you looking to make?
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Philippines
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Hello from the Philippines

Welcome to the forums. There is a ton of information here. What are you looking to make, and what kind of booze is native to the phillipines?
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forums. There is so much info here it's going to overwhelm you.

I'll give you one piece of advice, build your own still out of an unmolested beer keg. It's not that hard to do and you will learn a lot.
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail

Well I decided to say fuck it and do my dreams. I've been out hikeing the Pacific Crest Trail for the past couple months. So far I've been through horrible storms, got a little frostbite, and I've been re learning how to deal with things on the fly. The virus has made things difficult for resupplyin...
by rubber duck
Sun May 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi, I’m new
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Hi, I’m new

Welcome aboard. I don't post on the forums much anymore but if I can be of help just shoot me a message.

Don't worry to much about getting the old farts all pissed off, there are lots of folks here that will give you some help when your ready to get going.
by rubber duck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I feel like..
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: I feel like..

I've been at this for some time now. I run into stuff all the time that I don't know, like running a reflux still in 102f outside heat vs 55f heat. What now? I think you you can do this for 70 years and not figure it all out. +1, especially if you are experimenting with new concepts. These forms ar...
by rubber duck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I'm going to buy an air still and go through being a newbie.
Replies: 8
Views: 680

I'm going to buy an air still and go through being a newbie.

As an experienced distiller I am going to purchase an air still. Then I will follow the instructions perfectly. After I may or may not post my experience.
by rubber duck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 616
Views: 73737

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

I've done 3 batches in mine. A rum, a whiskey, and a ricillia. I'm absolutely sold this is the perfect container for small batch hobby distilling. It gives the same effect as about a quarter barrel but you don't have to distill 15 gallons. This is so awesome.
by rubber duck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I feel like..
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: I feel like..

I've been at this for some time now. I run into stuff all the time that I don't know, like running a reflux still in 102f outside heat vs 55f heat. What now? I think you you can do this for 70 years and not figure it all out.
by rubber duck
Tue May 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Tastes like Tequila.
Replies: 19
Views: 1236

Re: Tastes like Tequila.

So to answer your question..... I have had moonshine that tasted like bad tequila. I think mostly it's from raw sugar, bad cuts, and high fermentation temps. You kinda got your but chewed here on the forum, take it in stride everyone want's you to be safe and successful. Keep in mind this a dangerou...
by rubber duck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Oldest Bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: Oldest Bar

This is a pretty cool discussion. I always wonder about the history of the older bars I sometimes go to. Vista del mar isn't that old but what a history.
by rubber duck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Stripping and foreshots
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: Stripping and foreshots

It kind of depends on the obv of the mash. 50 -100 ml on a 5 gallon mash is the rule of thumb. If you do that you will be fine and make good booze.
by rubber duck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Hi

Welcome to the forum. What do you want to know about electric stills? Also what do you like to drink?
by rubber duck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Something isn't adding up here w/ panty dropper...
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Something isn't adding up here w/ panty dropper...

I once drank half a bottle and I didn't get laid, so I reallly don't get what this is all about. All of that aside if you want to proof a sugar laced spirit you need to do one of 2 things. You can get close by doing the math of what was the proof of the alcohol I dumped I to the mix, in that case yo...
by rubber duck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome to the forum. Make sure you do a legitimate cleaning run, like the full 6 gallons.

What kind of booze do you want to make?
by rubber duck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Potato vodka using amylase enzyme?
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Potato vodka using amylase enzyme?

The only reason I can think of to make vodka from taters is if you have nothing else to use. That said sweet potato peels have the enzymes you need to convert the startch, ginger root can help as well.
by rubber duck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 598
Views: 64093

Re: rifles

Allmyexsliveinhell wrote:Just got a marlin model 60 .22 on the cheap. 140 bucks w a Bushnell scope. Has the 14 rnd tube. 1977 model, takes me back to my youth.
That is a good rifle,
by rubber duck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 598
Views: 64093

Re: rifles

I don't own a mini 14 but I think I'm going to buy one in in an ak caliber. My wife keeps bugging me about an 44 eagle.... why in the hell .... I mean neither one makes good sense.
by rubber duck
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: White Oak Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: White Oak Needed

Do not use red oak or tan oak, it will mess up your booze. I don't have any white oak around other then in barrel form, so cant help you there.
by rubber duck
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: roof not tall enough
Replies: 27
Views: 2349

Re: roof not tall enough

Eaglecliffs, how did you get a ttb permit being that your column is 5ft above your roof line? I assume if it's above your roof line your distilling outside and that's kinda of a no go with the ttb. As for commercial distilleries have accidents there have been a few recently. I'll bet there are plent...