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by Badmotivator
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Barrel Surface Area to Volume Ratio, Bourbon and Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 5276

Re: Barrel Surface Area to Volume Ratio, Bourbon and Wine

The table I set up looks pretty well junked. Here's the gist of it as an image:
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by Badmotivator
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I aint dead. But almost...
Replies: 35
Views: 2362

Re: I aint dead. But almost...

Welcome back! It's nice to see an old familiar name. :)
by Badmotivator
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 15gal keg still build.
Replies: 38
Views: 4989

Re: 15gal keg still build.

Thanks for the update, JD. Now we're gonna need regular updates to know you're safe too. I grew up down there but's it's been a long time. I don't remember anything even remotely like what you all are going through in the 20 years I lived in the Bay Area. It's a little shaky sometimes but these wick...
by Badmotivator
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 15gal keg still build.
Replies: 38
Views: 4989

Re: 15gal keg still build.

JD, for more ideas about element placement and a cabinet around your still, take a look at my boiler build:
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by Badmotivator
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Coffee roasting
Replies: 70
Views: 6690

Re: Coffee roasting

I don't know how I missed this thread, Nerdy. I've been roasting my own coffee for about 12 years. I bought a Hottop roaster, for which I paid around $750. At the time I thought it was a silly extravagance, but it's still going strong. I figure I save at least a couple of bucks for every pound I roa...
by Badmotivator
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Panela Yield Question
Replies: 40
Views: 3892

Re: Panela Yield Question

I found records from yet another batch of panela I processed which resulted in virtually the same yield I documented earlier. 55# of panela in 40 gallons ferment, finished dry at 10 00 with an 8% ABV. Distillation resulted in a cut of 8.2 liters when proofed down to 56% ABV. Just for apples to appl...
by Badmotivator
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooling Water Disposal Question
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: Cooling Water Disposal Question

Lucky you, here in extremely wet Seattle my water rates are about 25 cents per gal :x OVZ Are you sure, OVZ? That seemed crazy to me so I looked up the highest rate in your area. It looks like the highest bracket (heavy user, peak months) is charged $11.80 per 100 cuft. I make that out to be 1.6 ce...
by Badmotivator
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Panela Yield Question
Replies: 40
Views: 3892

Re: Panela Yield Question

Anyone remember this hare-brained idea? https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=64060 We were seeing SHY numbers for panela around 10 or 11. That means every 10-11 pounds of panela produces a gallon of 80-proof hearts. Your number will vary because of a million little differences in your...
by Badmotivator
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Panelapalooza 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3515

Re: Panelapalooza 2018

I love that butterscotch flavor! I have found it in some barrels but not others with identical spirits, which is a puzzle.

I'm glad to hear of your success. Hope you're doing well.
by Badmotivator
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Getting a Pot Still to Reflux
Replies: 23
Views: 2354

Getting a Pot Still to Reflux

In a long and contentious thread about spirit runs on pot stills, I did an experiment which will help you to visualize the effects of passive reflux and compare them to the effects of active reflux with real plates. Here is the thread: https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=58627&start...
by Badmotivator
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Badmo Barrel 2.0
Replies: 58
Views: 5669

Re: Badmo Barrel 2.0

The spigots I used are the all-stainless version of this one. If the hole is close enough in size to the spigot stem’s size, and the threads are painted with beeswax, the stem-to-wood interface will be tight without any other kind of gasket, silicone or PTFE. I usually (but not always) use the inclu...
by Badmotivator
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Badmo Barrel 2.0
Replies: 58
Views: 5669

Re: Badmo Barrel 2.0

Shoot. You’re going to use a solid oak head, rather than jointed staves, right? Because the pressed-in heads have a lateral compression that helps seal the joints on mine, and you won’t have that? I don’t have any seasoned solid pieces, so my wood might not be any good to you. Damn. Maybe you can ge...
by Badmotivator
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Badmo Barrel 2.0
Replies: 58
Views: 5669

Re: Badmo Barrel 2.0

Cool idea! If I could make a suggestion... build it first with cheap new oak, test it and refine the idea, but do not use new oak to age spirits. I guarantee it’ll suck.

Let me know if I can get you some seasoned, weathered oak to use once you’ve established the concept. Good luck!
by Badmotivator
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Commercial Badmo-type barrels
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: Commercial Badmo-type barrels

Did you see the price list???? ... Neither one represents any form of value over a standard oak barrel. There's still no commercial product that fits our needs other than a simple old barrel. Too bad no one is making the Badmos on a larger scale. I would like to have a choice of 1g, 3g and 5g. I to...
by Badmotivator
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: New Boat
Replies: 37
Views: 3582

Re: New Boat

I think since it has a boat on it, you are allowed to call it a ship. :)

It’s lovely, Bushman. Congratulations and may you have many happy voyages.
by Badmotivator
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Hi everybody! Sorry for the long quiet stretch. I'm still lurking around a bit. I haven't been distilling or making barrels since my finger injury. Not because I can't or because I don't want to, I just fell way behind on lots of household maintenance and other projects and I remain thoroughly engag...
by Badmotivator
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Mostly cut just a bit over size length wise, and I’m guessing the big bow in the middles won’t straighten Steam and then into a press to straighten 90 degree the sides with a router table Dowel, cut to round and install But it’s all theory. I’ve done it, both with ex-bourbon and ex-wine barrel stav...
by Badmotivator
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

BadMo - let me tell you - US aging works! I had a 2 months aging on wood rum that was like a bar fight of all the woods I had in it. I did 3 treatments, and then my dad and I tried the samples side by side. It was night and day. Harsh bar fight, and aged was like a symphony man. My dad's a 67 yo ma...
by Badmotivator
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Sorry to hear about the accident Badmo! Hope it heals up quick. So I have an idea in my head that I've been thinking about. I've had very good luck in the past with ultrasonic aging, and I'm having success so far with my two Badmo barrels. Like most of us, I can't wait to tap into my barrels. Since...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Just checking on ya there BadMo. Hoping all is well. I worked for a guy that always got his fingers too close to the blade the blade of his rip saw. 20-some years later he cut off all 4 fingers of his left hand. Luckily the surgeon was able to reattach em, with most of the range of movement Thanks ...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

You’ve warmed my heart, DD. Thanks. We’ll talk soon. Gotta get a little surgery on Thursday (did you know they can move the origin of a fingernail backward so it starts in a new place? Now you do.) and heal up for a few weeks. Maybe go fishin’ with my boys a few times, finish my workshop rebuild... ...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Hey BadMo, if the other 3 are at 72F, what's accounting for the differences in loss rate percentage, do you think? Is there a variation in construction on the wood for those 3? And for 52, so if that barrel was to be imitated in it's loss rate one would be keeping their barrel in a garage right now...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

LOSS RATE UPDATE It's been a while since I tested the four barrels in my Loss Rate Test Program. Since I'm gimpy and can't do any really work I thought I'd at least haul the barrels over to the scale and crunch some numbers. Loss Rate Test 7.18.png The loss rate has gone down slightly in the March-J...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Thanks gentlemen. I'll be fine in a few weeks, with a slightly shortened finger and a healthier respect for my tools. In the mean time...
by Badmotivator
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Bad news for Badmotivator, gang. I am rebuilding my workshop, and while I was jointing some French cleat boards I got my right index finger in the jointer. It dug a pretty good hole in the last phalange, so I’m gonna be funny-looking. Even more so, I mean. So. My hand modeling career is over, obviou...
by Badmotivator
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: 9000 barrels collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2563

Re: 9000 barrels collapse

OtisT wrote:
jonnys_spirit wrote:I felt a great disturbance in the Force this morning, as if 3 million fifths suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly emptied all at once onto the ground. I fear something terrible has happened.

-j
+1. Jonny, you are my kind of nerd. :-)
<sad low whistle sound>
by Badmotivator
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

For those of you following along, I just posted a few more videos with construction ideas: Setting the Sander Table Angle https://youtu.be/GAhKDMn7-Ws" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Construction and Use of a Homemade Adjustable Circle Sanding Jig https://youtu.be/wVerL...
by Badmotivator
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Hi Badmo, hope you are well. I Just filled the last of my 6 Badmo style barrels and it's been a fun run. ... Come visit some time for some samples. I am getting some very nice feedback on my HBB coming out of my first barrel after only 6 months. :-) I have seasoned oak for another half dozen or mor...
by Badmotivator
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

The Baker wrote:Badmo said, '....cauterizing bungholes. '

Puckered up when I read that!

Geoff
Well you know, after you ream out a bunghole really good your wood gets kind of ragged and torn, so you should cauterize it. A smooth bunghole is a tight bunghole. No one wants a leaky bunghole, Baker.
by Badmotivator
Fri May 11, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 77359

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

... Although, one caveat, what do you use to cut the "biscuit holes" that the biscuits go into? It is some sort of specialized blade or something? If someone were just starting out this process.. what is the best or most efficient way to season the oak needed for the lid? Buy used staves (then they...