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by cdd
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Turbo clear with wash
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Turbo clear with wash

I have "all things turbo" wash heating up in the boiler right now. Smells really clean btw, better than any Tried and True I've done.
by cdd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Trying to make Apple Brandy
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Trying to make Apple Brandy

it's almost like distilling a gin in theory but your botanical is an apple wine.
by cdd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Trying to make Apple Brandy
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Trying to make Apple Brandy

I think its a better alternative to adding sugar. well, maybe it is... Never done this before
by cdd
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Trying to make Apple Brandy
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Trying to make Apple Brandy

I'm also trying to do apple brandy right now. Not sure if this will work but this is my process: 1. ferment 20 liters of grocery store apple juice 2. before the spirit run I add 5 liters of (gin quality) GNS 3. potstill with little to no cuts. I feel like this is my only option because adding sugar ...
by cdd
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: SS EZ filter
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: SS EZ filter

I use an in-line version of this filter at the bottom of my carbon column to remove carbon dust.
Also makes a great no odor airlock.
by cdd
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM head variations
Replies: 80
Views: 67192

Re: VM head variations

@cdd check out the pics of my still from the links on my .signature. You'll see that I use the parts you've shown for my pot still. I also use those same components in my CCVM still. That is the beauty of a modular system! This is my version of your advice :D Now I need to figure out how to get ref...
by cdd
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: SAFETY
Replies: 106
Views: 77690

Re: SAFETY

is it safe to use 94 abv in a spray bottle for cleaning?
by cdd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4963
Views: 330629

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

btw I will probably never make a baker yeast patch of neutral ever again! no matter how low you go with sg this yeast puts out more ester than even a rotgut ec1118 ferment. fuck this shit
by cdd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4963
Views: 330629

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Preparing for a freeze filtration experiment to make 10 liters of vodka. I know some commercial people are using chill/freeze carbon filters for their vodka. If this experiment succeeds (at least partially) I will make an actively cooled carbon filter as a priority.
by cdd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Fruit Fly Control
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Fruit Fly Control

I nuke my "distillery" with germicidal UVC and ozone every now and then. This pretty much wipes out anything living in the entire room. An extremely powerful stuff and no chemicals involved. Sometimes I'm thinking where I'm getting these wonderful ideas all the time. I guess you give the hardest job...
by cdd
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Looking for sipping pleasure... but stuck with neutral...
Replies: 21
Views: 2551

Re: Looking for sipping pleasure... but stuck with neutral..

I made something that tastes like whiskey in one week. 1. Cooked a whole grain flour and corn flakes with enzymes then filtered into fermenter. 2. Added malt extract and granulated sugar. This fermented dry in 3 days. 3. Racked into another fermenter then turbo clear and 24 hrs later racked again (i...
by cdd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make
Replies: 68
Views: 15790

Re: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make

This worked really well btw^^
by cdd
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make
Replies: 68
Views: 15790

Re: Just Post a Pick of a Rig To NOT Make

My new scalable "Easy filter"
No more coffee filters.
No more carbon washing. (in theory)
Haven't used this yet but will try later today.
by cdd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2234
Views: 131134

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

100 Euros worth of parts form aliexpress. Worth every cent for a lazy person :D Its a slightly innovative and an experimental project to make a kitchen distilling easier.
by cdd
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion
Replies: 65
Views: 56118

Re: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion

can someone make a sugar wash recipe based on information in this podcast?

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by cdd
Mon May 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM head variations
Replies: 80
Views: 67192

Re: VM head variations

I already have a CM still. What I'm thinking of building is something like this:
RC
RC
tee
tee
product condenser connects here
product condenser connects here
by cdd
Mon May 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM head variations
Replies: 80
Views: 67192

Re: VM head variations

what kind of a still I have if I use a shotgun as RC and no take-off valve? Will this even work?
by cdd
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2095
Views: 506970

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

is it ok to make a new ferment on top of old yeast bed?
by cdd
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Still arrived and apple cider bubbling
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Still arrived and apple cider bubbling

That's a very interesting column design to say at least. I wish there was a sticky In red color and large font size "ask for advice here before buying your first still!!!". I would have saved 200 euros and a lot of time for sure.
by cdd
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Building a Boka
Replies: 90
Views: 96031

Re: Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Building a Boka

I'm going to try this later next week. Tube inner diameter is 4.75mm and wall thickness 0.71mm. Should be less arm strength required.
by cdd
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Building a Boka
Replies: 90
Views: 96031

Re: Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Building a Boka

can i use 3/16" pipe for reflux condenser?
by cdd
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 199233

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

I fell asleep yesterday during stripping run. By the time I woke up the collection jar was almost full and still was full reflux. Don't go to bed while distilling I guess.
by cdd
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bokakob 2" mini-still column
Replies: 301
Views: 265751

Re: Bokakob 2" mini-still column

has anyone used a shotgun condenser for reflux instead of graham?
by cdd
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bokakob 2" mini-still column
Replies: 301
Views: 265751

Re: Bokakob 2" mini-still column

I will build a minimum size column first and then tri-clamp it taller.
by cdd
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bokakob 2" mini-still column
Replies: 301
Views: 265751

Re: Bokakob 2" mini-still column

whats the optimum column length for bokabob with 2kw boiler and 54mm tube?
by cdd
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 972
Views: 161949

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

will this foam?
EDIT: I'm going to pitch yeast tomorrow morning and go to work...
by cdd
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing
Replies: 1039
Views: 143725

Re: Nuclear Whiskey / Nuclear Rum and Spirits Rapid Ageing

can I add oak chips when the spirit is airing?
by cdd
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New to Distilling in an apartment HELP!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1197

Re: New to Distilling in an apartment HELP!!!

my reflux still doesn't produce any smell whatsoever during distilling.
Also, fermenter gasses are a non-issue.
by cdd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2095
Views: 506970

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

why is citric acid used? to lower ph or to invert sugar?
by cdd
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2095
Views: 506970

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I used tomato paste in my starter on my last ferment. Looks really good so far. All solid stuff from tomatoes falls to the bottom immediately. Also, it lowers starter ph.