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by adama_bill
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: upgraded pumps?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: upgraded pumps?

I use something like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220v-Brass-circulation-pump-3-speed-for-solar-water-heater-or-hot-water-heating-/271226687690?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Hearing_Cooling_Air&hash=item3f265ed0ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Its designed to handle lots of be...
by adama_bill
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: $1million still new to Melbourne
Replies: 0
Views: 733

$1million still new to Melbourne

I hope this is legible.
$1million still_Melb.jpg
by adama_bill
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Still Operations information and hints
Topic: Removing Sankey keg valves...
Replies: 23
Views: 53919

Re: Removing Sankey keg valves...

I like the screw driver idea ~ I've sure broken a few drill bits trying to make a hole in that s/s retaining ring (as per some youtube videos).
by adama_bill
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Stepping down.
Replies: 34
Views: 1430

Re: Stepping down.

Thank you for all your help and guidance :o

I hope ScottishBoy gets his two girlfriends to keep us informed on how you're travelling.

Regards
by adama_bill
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 159270

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

I don't know about using half the sugar BUT these days I use half the wheat germ.
For me, this never fail recipe is what I use to (eventually) make my neutral spirit.
by adama_bill
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pump for cooling, to sit in pool - recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Pump for cooling, to sit in pool - recommendations?

Hey C2H6O I know I'm late with this post to your question; just wanted to ensure we all know that pumps are rated in gallons per hour as if the water was just pumped straight out = not at any height. So the good pump airhill pointed runs at 87 gallons hour at 6 feet height ~ far less than the 420 ga...
by adama_bill
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2203

Re: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!

I've found a good use for the valve head. I attached it to the end of some silicon tube (split one end of the tube into "tendrils" and wrapped with thin copper wire ) and use it for raking DWWG. The weight of the valve head is good ~ I should put a cotton "sock" around it to help filter the wheat ge...
by adama_bill
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper?
Replies: 609
Views: 199844

Re: Thumper?

Thanks for the comment Hack.
If that's the case I'll extend stripping head to 27inches [700mm].

Regards
by adama_bill
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper?
Replies: 609
Views: 199844

Re: Thumper?

Manu is making me a 24inch [600mm] long shotgun condenser - I want to use that on the thumper ( and my other equipment ) but to do so I either have to increase the height of the stripping head or have a tall "vapour out-pipe" on the thumper so I can get a collecting jar under the shotgun. The curren...
by adama_bill
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" bubble cap still
Replies: 18
Views: 7254

Re: 2" bubble cap still

Decoy

I LOVE YOUR WORK!
by adama_bill
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to make cuts on a FEINTS run?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: How to make cuts on a FEINTS run?

Thanks olddog et al.

Kiwi: The reason its so low %ABV is because I "bothered" (when I shouldn't have) to collect WAY TOO MUCH in tails from various spirit runs ~ waste not wont not (but now I'm gunna draw the line). I will make conservative cuts.

Thanks and have a good w/e 'stilling :)
by adama_bill
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to make cuts on a FEINTS run?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

How to make cuts on a FEINTS run?

I have a 3inch, 7ft tall copper reflux column packed with copper mesh sitting on a s/s keg. I've accumulated 10 gallons of Heads and Tails ~ it's mostly tails. I treated it all with bi-carb and all together it's about 15% ABV. I'm ready to make a Neutral from it. Should I expect to still get Foresho...
by adama_bill
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Pocket still
Replies: 12
Views: 2468

Re: Pocket still

Hi pomiataa
Figured out how to make copper replacement for the rubber.
What about getting a silicon "plug" from the wine-store ~ it might get past the "review board" and be easier to implement?
by adama_bill
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Fortified Ginger Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Re: Fortified Ginger Wine

Thanks for the low-down on this refreshing drink idea.
I like the taste of ginger . . . . certainly been a real long time since I had any Stone's.

I look forward to giving your recipe a shot. :)
by adama_bill
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Love Potions
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

Re: Love Potions

Those of you living in small communities should STAY AWAY from these potions ~ lest you make your world a topsy turvy one. :lol:
by adama_bill
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Love Potions
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

Love Potions

Love Potions :ewink: Herbs have a long history of having a love-stimulating effect, in certain combinations. In the Middle East some fantastic love potions have been concocted using alcohol to increase the effect, and sweetened to make them more palatable. When taken in large amounts some herbs do,...
by adama_bill
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: gin basket
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: gin basket

That's the Gin Basket designed by yours truly; I asked Manu to make for me.

It's 330mm tall ~ fits inside my 2inch stripping head/column.
by adama_bill
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Jenever anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 4853

Re: Jenever anyone?

Found this written in a book I'm scanning through: The World Guide to Spirits - Tony Lord (1979) In The Netherlands gin was called Hollands or Schiedam . But the English word 'gin' was derived from the common language between the Dutch and British — French. The French word for juniper is genièvre wh...
by adama_bill
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not
Replies: 148
Views: 124880

Re: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not

I tried the Samuel Willard - St James Gin . . . . shit; flavour much too weak.
However the Still Spirits Classic Gin (2 sachet pak) was great.
by adama_bill
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Has anyone seen this site
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Has anyone seen this site

Has anyone seen this site ~ looks like a seriously good Amaretto recipe:

http://www.homebrewunderground.com/52/h ... nt-page-1/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Regards
by adama_bill
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 260396

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

And thank you to Usge also.
Great you had the time to write up the info in a conversational style.

Regards
by adama_bill
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: expansion chambers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: expansion chambers?

With my Blockhead, I basicly have an expansion chamber, made from .027 copper. The passive reflux from this design causes the first drops to come at 85% ABV , compared to 65% from the most common design potstill. (2" riser into a liebeg condenser). Hi Hawke Would you say that your Blockhead perform...
by adama_bill
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 260396

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Just wanted to say thank you Kiwi.
Good clear readin' :)
by adama_bill
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Can I ferment Apricot Jam - how much sugar & yeast?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Re: Can I ferment Apricot Jam - how much sugar & yeast?

Thanks for the replies. Good link Photonic. I may go for a recipe like: 6lb apricot jam 4lb sugar 1tsp Citric Acid 1 tsp DAP 1 gallon water Boil all this for 30 minutes or so to convert the sugar Top up with 4 more gallons water into a fermenter ~ when the temp. is right throw in 1/4 cup EC1118. See...
by adama_bill
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Can I ferment Apricot Jam - how much sugar & yeast?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Can I ferment Apricot Jam - how much sugar & yeast?

I've been given 5lbs of Apricot Jam that nobody wants. I see the bulk stores sell this stuff really cheap when its past the use-by-date. I'd like to make eau de vie or some such drink from it. Can anyone give me a pointer about how much water, sugar and yeast I'd need to make good use of this freebi...
by adama_bill
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: homemade still for novice on budget
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: homemade still for novice on budget

Glad to learn you've put it all together and proven you can do it.
It can only get better from here on. 8)
by adama_bill
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: help on stainless pads for packing
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: help on stainless pads for packing

Manu has s/s scrubbers - I think they're U$10 for ten.
by adama_bill
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: homemade still for novice on budget
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: homemade still for novice on budget

Good luck mississippimoon
Frequent visits to scrap metal yards will pay-off.
by adama_bill
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Stilling Hardware (condensers, flanges, controllers)
Topic: Easy flange
Replies: 102
Views: 68201

Re: Easy flange

Fester I luv your work ~ I don't need 'em but as I'm a patron of the Arts and wanna be ahead of the curve like Hookline, put me down for a couple. :P
by adama_bill
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Full Frontals
Replies: 29
Views: 4874

Re: Full Frontals

That's great guillermo ~ thanks for the link.
So your Ball Material Thickness is .043?
Any rememberance of approximately how much the postage charge was?

Regards