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by Hillbilly Popstar
Sat May 16, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from Louisiana
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Greetings from Louisiana

Greetings from somewhere near Baton Rouge!
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Restaurant Depot Temporarily Open to Public
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Re: Restaurant Depot Temporarily Open to Public

How much extra conversion and flavor could one expect to get out of this food grade corn vs feed grade cracked corn?

I get 50lbs of cracked corn for $10.
Yeah I have to grind it up. But is the extra $6 (plus shipping I presume...) worth it?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

Pretty good, I'd wager.

That's a good point. I'll have to be vigilant.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

If anything about this is questionable, it's the mash temp degrading the integrity.

3 years...
I am good with it.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

A. We are talking about alcohol levels around 10% or lower. Also for very short periods of time. I do think theres any appreciable danger there at all. B. This isnt beer brewing. Its fermentation for the purposes of distillation. Sterility is not nearly as important unless you plan on leaving your f...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Newby mistake, learning curve
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Newby mistake, learning curve

No, your run that you thought was a product run, was your sacrificial run.

But that's likely not why it tasted like shit.

How much research have you dont on making proper cuts?

Also what was your mash/wash recipe?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Is cracked corn considered a grain
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Is cracked corn considered a grain

Yup...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

shadylane wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:13 pm
stillanoob wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:21 am
Being new to this, is putting 185 degree mash into a Brute trash can common?
Not that I know of
There are plenty of members in here that mash in Brute cans.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

SaltyStaves wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Looks like UV damage. Was it high gloss when it was new?
Never kept them out in the sun. Dont recall any change in the finish or texture of the can.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Taste the old backset
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Taste the old backset

Un-duplicateable flying monkey shit whiskey
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

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by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

...Woke up to a sticky mess all over the floor of the carport... I bet the SOH is very happy with you today, right? Oh...wait...you said, “car port” and I read, “carpet”. Big difference! ...This brute is about 3 years old, so...I guess it's time to replace it....Maybe a little flex seal? Yep...that...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Re: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

Did you have an escape for CO2? It might be that the bubbler clogged and the pressure broke the vessel. You should use a very large bubbler for that amount of mash. That will cost you $10 but will save you money in the long run ;-) Or maybe you could set a blow-off for the first couple days of ferm...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.
Replies: 40
Views: 2543

Man Down! Brute catastrophic mash failure.

Put this baby to bed last night all snuggled in a comforter at 185*f. Woke up to a sticky mess all over the floor of the carport. :crazy: This brute is about 3 years old, so... I guess it's time to replace it. Maybe a little flex seal? :mrgreen: :ebiggrin: :mrgreen: Lol 20200422_082249.jpg
by Hillbilly Popstar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Deep South Louisiana
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Hello from Deep South Louisiana

Howdy.
I am from south Louisiana myself and I think theres few others on here.

Welcome to the forum.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Yeast conservation
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Yeast conservation

Preesh
by Hillbilly Popstar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Yeast conservation
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Yeast conservation

Never made any bread. Looks likentheres gonna be a learning curve.

Thanks for giving me some places to start looking and reading.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Yeast conservation
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Yeast conservation

Twisted Brick wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 am
Spent grains are useless for bread.
I am aware. But what about the yeast?

How would one go about using the yeast to bake?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Yeast conservation
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Yeast conservation

So all my local grocers are out of yeast....


Question: how would one go about creating and maintaining a colony of yeast from the trub left over after a ferment?

Also, could the trub be used for baking things like bread?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: No cook corn mashers: input needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: No cook corn mashers: input needed please

Thanks for the pointers fellas.

I usually grind into coarse flour.
I wont have the ability to do that for the next few weeks.

Guess I'll work on insulating my mashtun/fermenter better.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: No cook corn mashers: input needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: No cook corn mashers: input needed please

I ha e thought about somehow preheating my grain before I add the boiling water, so it doesnt lose so much heat immediately when I dump the water.

Just havent wrapped my head around the most efficient way to do that yet.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: No cook corn mashers: input needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 884

No cook corn mashers: input needed please

So I know quite a few on here have foregone the arduous task of cooking your corn for a mash. Instead you just dump boiling water over the grain and let the heat eat. I am curious, what kind of strike temperatures and final mash in temperatures are you achieving? What are some tricks you use to cons...
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5640
Views: 144970

Re: Three Word Story

The false dichotomy
by Hillbilly Popstar
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Corona virus etc. and handwash.
Replies: 316
Views: 15350

Re: Corona virus etc. and handwash.

Here, lemme just throw a wrench into the gears for fun.

https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.c ... l.html?m=1
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Corona virus etc. and handwash.
Replies: 316
Views: 15350

Re: Corona virus etc. and handwash.

Any links to said evidence?

I've heard that conspiracy theory. But ain't seent no evidence yet.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 100qt Brew pot $80
Replies: 23
Views: 2141

Re: 100qt Brew pot $80

This is so tempting.

Price now says 59.99. Am I looking at the right thing?
by Hillbilly Popstar
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Dumping mash?
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Dumping mash?

I wouldnt worry about it.
I found a dead rat in my mash once. Best I ever made.
by Hillbilly Popstar
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Shochu recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Shochu recipe

I had some Sochu that was made from koji rice, corn, and barely.

It was fantastic!
by Hillbilly Popstar
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 100qt Brew pot $80
Replies: 23
Views: 2141

Re: 100qt Brew pot $80

That seems way too good to be true.