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by StillerBoy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Is this flooding or normal? (video)
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Is this flooding or normal? (video)

Based on watching the video, you are not experiencing flooding.. If you were experiencing flooding, you would see the liquid bubbling, you are not experiencing that yet plus if the flooding was not addressed, you see the glass section filling up with liquid and pressure building from the power input...
by StillerBoy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

It’s easy to sit behind a computer and say I’m doing shit wrong. But your not saying how to do it right like tubbsy is saying. We know how to cope with the issue(some know how to fix it, but is a close guarded secret) What is there to say, I read frustration for not being spoonfeeded, other than th...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

Mars, with respect, it is you who is missing the point. There is no point talking about modifying your mashing and/or fermenting procedure if you are making rum. Rum will foam and maybe puke unless you run slower. That's exactly was you are missing.. failure to understand how a wash is made and its...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?

I'm afraid he rum could have a weird after taste due to the ujssm. But maybe I'm looking too far. So why not follow the logic on this.. which one has the most flavor.. UJSSM is just a sugar wash with some corn flavor.. rum is a stronger molasses flavor.. so strip the weaker one first, flavor wise, ...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

The OP is making rum. There is nothing you can do about the unfermentable sugars, so asking for advise to better manage the inevitable foaming seems to me a reasonable thing to do. Tubby.. you are also missing the point of the issue, as the original poster.. Yes there are thing that can be done, as...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Thanks Cob.. I will experience with the concept outlined..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Comments on stripping 2 different kinds of spirits without cleaning in between?

Why do you think the stripping runs cann't be done, as outlined in your post.. after all they are just stripped runs..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sugar wash puking???
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sugar wash puking???

hydrometer reading remained the same for 2 days, a bit under 1.0 There's part of the issue, at 1.000 there's still unfermented sugars, which originate from wash not properly done and managed.. Many items can make a wash not complete fermenting.. unstable temp, fermented at temp to low, Ph being to ...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

isn't puking also caused by surface tension adhesion (from above mentioned residual sugars left in still charge) that can be mitigated by marbles and/or ceramic boil enhancers? Granted a 15 gal boiler is dang deep... so not sure if it's a viable option... The issue with this thinking is that you ar...
by StillerBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Cob.. It never came to mind to use high time nor have I've try heating the rocks to 400*F to clean them, nor use high temp to dry them, after use a few good hot water rinse and air dried.. Would have some idea as to what the high temp will clean.. and do you use rocks and have you experience the yel...
by StillerBoy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mechanical anti/defoamer
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Mechanical anti/defoamer

In my head as I sit here and watch my buccaneer bobs wash puke out my 15 gal ‘stil. What was the Ph of your wash.. a Ph of 4 will reduce foaming / puking vera a wash of 4.5.. Reduce your overall power input some as the boiler comes up in heat, plus do a heat break for about 5 min at the first drop....
by StillerBoy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Durhommer wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:49 pm
maybe you will have some pointers for me when I get this shotgun condenser
You know you can reach me for info and assistance anytime..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Ah even the ole pros run into issues every now and then Yeah... so true.. there's always learning to be done, especially in the details, such as flooding becoming my friend.. it's an interesting hobby.. That maybe why I enjoy F1 racing so much.. details.. a tenth of a second here, a quarter degree ...
by StillerBoy
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Rrmuf wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:43 am
I am assuming there is no concern around the rocks scoring the inside of the column?
Once sized and tumbled in water before using them to round off the corners, no issue there, or at least never had one..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sugar wash puking???
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sugar wash puking???

StillerBoy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Graw wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:54 am
and it sat for 5 days and ferment was complete.
How do you know that the ferment was complete ? ? What method was used to determine that they were all the same ? ?

Mars
by StillerBoy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sugar wash puking???
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sugar wash puking???

Graw wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:54 am
and it sat for 5 days and ferment was complete.
How do you know that the ferment was complete ? ? What method was used to determine that ? ?

Mars
by StillerBoy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi everyone, I’m Betty
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Hi everyone, I’m Betty

Welcome to HD

For tinctures, a good neutral, spirited twice at 95% will give you a very good base for tincturing herbs once reduce to 45 - 50% abv..

I've done herbal tinctures and liniments for the past 40 yrs..

Enjoy the journey..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2095
Views: 507812

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

6kg white sugar 310 ml tomato paste 1 large pinch Epsom salt Liquid from 1 lemon 1/2cup bakers yeast. Maintaining between 32c to 35c Constant bubbling for last 4days every 1 to 3 seconds 1 question. Roughly how long should my ferment last ? You will get better result using 4.5 - 5 K sugar.. temp on...
by StillerBoy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Fermenting temperature

So I have done cool 68-72f ferments that’s take a week or ten days. I have just finished two ferments that ran 100-90f. Same end result for abv give or take and that’s not what I’m wondering about. What flavours are we getting from the temperatures? My cool ferments were with ale yeast designed for...
by StillerBoy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Inverting, Yeast Types and Turbo (nutrients)

I’ve read that by inverting sugar prior to pitching allows yeast to focus on creating alcohol. This supposedly creates a better flavor by not stressing out the yeast. Pasteurizing and inverting has resulted in clean and healthy ferments for me. I've just finished a 7 month experiment of just that, ...
by StillerBoy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Lava Rock Require Maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Lava Rock Require Maintenance

Recently ( started a few months back ) I run into an issue with yellowish tinted distillate at the beginning of a spirit run, namely with the fores and head section.. When first encountering the issue, I cleaned the whole column sections, using a mild vinegar solution.. that helped some but the yell...
by StillerBoy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 87
Views: 34693

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

and I intend to make a vodka out of it. I need to augment the volume in the boiler but I was wondering whether it might be recommended to use water OR the backset from the batch I stripped today? What do people generally do? If making a vodka out of it is meant to mean a spirit run, then to augment...
by StillerBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help with build a reflux column
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Help with build a reflux column

The pictures in the previous are from one of the first units I built over 7 yrs back which I use on weekly bases.. today's built use ferrules and tri clamp for jointing throat body to column instead of a slip joint as shown in picture.. and yes the condenser just slide into the top part of the throa...
by StillerBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help with build a reflux column
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Help with build a reflux column

Okey have a few more questions the blue lines have to be shut off I guess to prevent cooling water running into the vapor pad and do the orange lines need to be soldered? On the blue lines yes.. on the orange lines yes.. Mars DSC008021.jpg DSC007971.jpg DSC007951.jpg DSC008051.jpg Picture 0261.jpg ...
by StillerBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help with build a reflux column
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Help with build a reflux column

Corect me if I'm wrong. It's basically just a liebigcondensor going straight up but on the bottem where you connect it to the column is the smallest pipe Dia that only gets up a little in the condensor so the condensed vapor can collect to the takeoff valve and can overflow back into the column. I'...
by StillerBoy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help with build a reflux column
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Help with build a reflux column

I don't really get the concentric lm build. You ask what was a concentric LM.. and were provided with 3 threads outlining the building and operation of the concentric.. Now you state that you don't get the concentric build.. from the statement it would indicate a lack of understanding and comprehen...
by StillerBoy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Should I buy this
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Should I buy this

Durhommer wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:19 pm
I make whiskey and drink whiskey the defleg would just be riser and unused
It the RC a dephlegmator or jacket cooler.. if it's a dephlegmator style RC, it would be good for whiskey as it would become a versatile CM.. if it's a jacket cooler style, I wouldn't recommend it..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.

Anyone else in ontario buy at a feed store? If not then where do you buy it? Shop around.. some feed location do, some don't.. as the directive has been in place now for a few yrs.. I've found two location which don't ask for info on one or two bags of feed here in the north, especially if you stat...
by StillerBoy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.

Simple Sam wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Anyone else in ontario buy at a feed store? If not then where do you buy it?
Shop around.. some feed location do, some don't..

I've found two location which don't ask for info on one or two bags of feed here in the north..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help with build a reflux column
Replies: 20
Views: 483

Re: Help with build a reflux column

What is a concentric lm? The concept for the concentric was first brought to the members attention by "johnh89" back in 08.. it is unfortunate that the original pictures were lost went the site was upgraded a year or so back, but there still a few pictures further into the thread.. https://homedist...