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by HDNB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

i've puked an all grain with the grain in it through sieve plates. it was a total shitshow. don't do it. it won't work, won't help and likely make it worse. a full boiler agitator will help and also mitigates smearing imho. you can still puke if it's too full or too hot too fast. slow down, leave he...
by HDNB
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: PREPPING - Yes - No - Why !
Replies: 171
Views: 15705

Re: PREPPING - Yes - No - Why !

being prepared for the future is just common sense.

However i must say, i'm far more afraid of not livin' than i am afeared of dying.
by HDNB
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How much space is enough for your distilling?
Replies: 37
Views: 895

Re: How much space is enough for your distilling?

ya know what i got from all this? .... what the hell was the guy doing with a 1/2 ton in a lake? or more specifically what was he doing moments before the situation arose? enquiring minds want to know. As I sit here on my 5th Caesar, I’m thinking that’s a fine question, how much room do you need. I ...
by HDNB
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Curious about rye
Replies: 30
Views: 565

Re: Curious about rye

i do/have done tons of rye. this advice that follows my rambling is spot on. I'd add rye grain is stronger (more astringent) flavour. malt rye is smoother and more rounded. they both have the "spice" 20% malt rye will get you the flavour you want, if you care to blend. i do 100% malt because it's ea...
by HDNB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Increasing the OG - advice
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Increasing the OG - advice

you can't make sugar appear if it's not there. if you are not careful with temps, you'll wind up with more unfermentables and go backwards not forwards. what you expend in heat and time will also erase the profit if you gain, if indeed you unlock more starch that can be converted. try adding liquid ...
by HDNB
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Many Persimmon!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Many Persimmon!!!

good luck, that low ph could be a real bitch. interested to learn the outcome!
by HDNB
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?

buy the tig and have some fun! I mean really, you can buy airline tickets forever but wouldn't you rather have your own airplane?
by HDNB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from Lebanon
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Greetings from Lebanon

Hi, Welcome. i have to draw to your attention to our rules, which you can find a link to, on the bottom of this page. We don't discuss the sale, barter or trade for profit of booze here as it is illegal basically everywhere...except Lebanon apparently. None the less, please observe the rule of the s...
by HDNB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Teslaquilla (Tesla Tequila)
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Teslaquilla (Tesla Tequila)

Twisted Brick wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:31 pm
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poured from a mason jar with a strip of blue tape on it.

Slainte!
:thumbup: LOL that's awesome!
by HDNB
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Teslaquilla (Tesla Tequila)
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Teslaquilla (Tesla Tequila)

I'm pretty tired of these billionaires gotta have their fingers in every goddamn pie out there. they gave george a billion bucks for casa amigos tquila and now all the famous guys are on the bandwagon. prolly just a bit jealous, but really...Ford built cars and seemed to manage to get by. But Musk n...
by HDNB
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Breaking down cracked corn WITHOUT heating?

you can break some of the starch loose without cooking using liquid enzyme in higher doses, but it's just not cost effective, meaning the result is a low yield of fermentable sugars. for the price of a a nice fine grind and a little heat, you will liberate significantly more starch that can be conve...
by HDNB
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Cow shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Cow shoes

stumbled accross this on the interwebbies cow shoes.jpg cow shoes.jpg The 1920s era is also known for its fashion sense. It wasn't only used for glamour, but also as a functional accessory. In this case, moonshiners wore "cow shoes" to hide their identity. These pieces of wood fixed to the bottoms o...
by HDNB
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: where to purchase enzymes
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: where to purchase enzymes

somebody in Europe have any suggestions?
by HDNB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3536
Views: 364321

Re: Jokes

Ayoung lady asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time. The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, ...
by HDNB
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3536
Views: 364321

Re: Jokes

80 year old's doctor retired. making an appointment with the new doc, the receptionist asked her to bring a list of any medications prescribed to her for her appointment with the new young doctor. Going through the list the young doctor grew wide-eyed when he read the birth control pills on the list...
by HDNB
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Leaking boiler
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Leaking boiler

the CSST looks like and probably has flare fittings on it. you can get a simple fix for the flare to npt by using a w/o/g valve, commonly used on gas appliances for the input connection. often the appliance has a flare fitting and of course the pipe coming to appliance is NPT. i literally just bough...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

heh heh heh. the experiment ended badly. i wired them series and had no problems, full output on the ssr was using 3.8a at 240v....but was not enough heat for the application. sooo....being a curious fool i wired parallel and ran them 5a....yay! lots of heat....8a wooo! smokin' hot.... 10A and it wa...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

Well you guys still know what yer talking about. Rechecked the spec and they are 450w at 120v, so using the math above it looks like I can run just under 4 Amos at 240 for a total of 900 w and not blow anything up
by HDNB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

they are the same insofar as the manufacturing will allow. and the resistance values are the same according to my fluke.

any idea of how much gain i can put into them before the factory smoke comes out? i'm thinking about 7.5A at 240vac?
by HDNB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 317

wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

Anybody smart enough to do the math? as an adventure in electricity, i'm looking to use 2 120VAC elements, but use my 200vac controller to run them. my brain sez run them in series...but someone here actually knows tha math and it's not me. SO: 2 x1500 watt elements. they measure 35 ohms. in paralle...
by HDNB
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from US South
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Hello from US South

hi welcome in. we don't really care for a lot of u-tube videos here, they have some ideas that are, how would you say? less than informative? we have recently bashed around the reasons a PID is a poor choice for a heat controller and how that, and some other ideas by george may cause more problems t...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Evaluating the Intoxicating Degree of Liquor Products with Combinations of Fusel Alcohols, Acids, and Esters
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Evaluating the Intoxicating Degree of Liquor Products with Combinations of Fusel Alcohols, Acids, and Esters

i buy into a bit of this. couple beer i feel kinda pissed, but i can drink whiskey til the cows come home and keep my feet under me.
by HDNB
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: pouring high proof alcohol back into a hot boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: pouring high proof alcohol back into a hot boiler

did the same making Tater's Kahlua a few years back. had the hot coffee on the (gas) stove and dumped in a litre of high proof....bad effin mistake that day too. Never gave it a second thought since the coffee was just "hot" not boiling, but lemme tell ya, it was sure as shit boiling after that booz...
by HDNB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First "real" distillate and fractions to work with, what now?
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: First "real" distillate and fractions to work with, what now?

sounds like you are well on your way, congrats. follow all that advice^^^ and you'll be fine.

What now? my 2 bits worth is sip on what you got and take pride in it while you work up an AG batch.
by HDNB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: crab apple wine help
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: crab apple wine help

try a new pack of yeast.
by HDNB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: vapor temp swings and bursts
Replies: 24
Views: 802

Re: vapor temp swings and bursts

i'm no scientist but i *think* it's because stainless is a poor conductor of heat, so you really got to move the mash past it to keep the temperature equal in the mash, otherwise the stuff in contact with the jacket boils too fast, while the rest of the mash is cooler- only at the foaming heat stage.
by HDNB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: vapor temp swings and bursts
Replies: 24
Views: 802

Re: vapor temp swings and bursts

if this happens early on... i use a steam jacket. if it is not agitated fast enough i have seen the mash foam up. the symptom sounds the same: early onset of a bit of high proof booze then all goes quiet when the foam covers the mash, the column cools and temp drops with no output. then enough heats...
by HDNB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1855

Re: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?

I think Jimbo said it best. I'm a cheap bastard that likes nice things.
by HDNB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Going legal
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Going legal

so if you are going to make a small fortune in the distilling bus....start with a big one. you never said what country you are in, but assuming north america, https://countrymaltgroup.com/ is probably one of the largest malted grain suppliers. try https://www.glaciertanks.com/ for tanks and such htt...
by HDNB
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the land of oil and meat
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Greetings from the land of oil and meat

welcome in, i'm from the city of mushrooms myself.

hope you enjoy the place.

I lurv me some ALBERTA BEEF