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by piratesteve
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: yeast cloning
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: yeast cloning

Well thanks for the Informative posting. The knowledge of the yeast layers settling is so simple, but would be easy to overlook. Just a bout to rack off some rum, and am going to do a side by side test with new yeast and my previous.
by piratesteve
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: This is very intresting... (oils & alcohol in distilling)
Replies: 43
Views: 7436

Re: This is very intresting... (oils & alcohol in distilling)

has anyone followed through with any of these experiments???
by piratesteve
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Designing
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Designing

Hey, I like the idea for the tri clamps to bust the column down into pieces... Gonna be able to make to make the still pieces interchangeable. snap on a reflux head. switch out for a plug, and lose packing section for potstilling... I like this concept...
by piratesteve
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: a real use for foreshots
Replies: 55
Views: 22642

Re: a real use for foreshots

whoa! how the hell is this done? is this gravity fed supply of liquor?

I do a lot of backpacking. the heaviest of which was beer till i got makin good high proof booze.... rad???


sorry tryin to make a big big spoom to match the brain... bahaha. I do pay it forward...


pls?
by piratesteve
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: yeast cloning
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: yeast cloning

In theory, you should be able to keep using the yeast left over after you rack of your wash. As long as it isnt a turb yeast, as ive heard they like to mutate quite easily. Re-using them will make them better suited to your mash if you are doing the same sized recipe over and over....
by piratesteve
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: yeast cloning
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: yeast cloning

well, guess ill just play aroung with a few experiments with my washes. Keep one batch new yeast. then another with the previous washes trub, and keep using the next generations trub. to see how they "learn" the wash. Im liking doing experiments in this distilling hobby. as so far they all let me ca...
by piratesteve
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: yeast cloning
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: yeast cloning

So with this yeast "training". One should be able to push the yeast into higher %abv's over time as some that arent so resiliant will die, while some should survive. Then these will multiply and be the active ones in the next batch??? Im sure the tastes resulting at first from the initial pushes of ...
by piratesteve
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Build Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: New Build Ideas

Beautiful....... Think its gonna be a monday morning trip to the junk yard... Have a batch of rum ready to go so itll be nice to test this out!

Thanks all
by piratesteve
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rum dunder storage
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Rum dunder storage

Ive been keeping my dunder out in the garage in sealed fermenter containers. temp between -10 and -20c. Did a bit of reading about having dunder rot for more flavor. So, should a guy be letting this stuff age inside at a warm temperature to age it better??? and with this, do you have to pboil your d...
by piratesteve
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Vacuum distillation
Replies: 42
Views: 14184

Re: Vacuum distillation

Well this has been some definate food for thought. Ive only read breifly on vacuum distillation for looking at the fuel usage (ie getting over 95%) Now the prospect of utilizing the same heat source as my ferments hmmmm. Kind of a cheap bastard... so i think a vacuum system could defiantely be cheap...
by piratesteve
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Is aquarium silicon sealant safe for lid sealing?
Replies: 16
Views: 8584

Re: Is aquarium silicon sealant safe for lid sealing?

Nice trick with the oil!!! Gotta give that a try!
by piratesteve
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Build Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: New Build Ideas

Nice heat exchanger! What are the cost on those? definately looks a little tidier than a car radiator. So im assuming that the reflux is also rigged into that system as well? and if so, what are you using for a pump. Ive heard a lot of the the guys have problems running small circulating pumps with ...
by piratesteve
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Build Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

New Build Ideas

Well Ive finally gotten back at it again. Took a bit of time off after the holidays to deal with the actual work :( . But have encountered a few problems dealiong with the cold weather and working in unheated garages. It seems that water in hoses loves to freeze when its -20c. so I got thinking abou...
by piratesteve
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259649

Re: All Bran Recipe

Well, this has turned out ot be one of my favorite recipes to date. I modified and ran a little less sugar. Shot for about 11%, well actuall, I did my math wrong (scaled it to do a bigger ferment). But this was the frist time I wasnt pushing my yeasts to their upper limit. And found that this produc...
by piratesteve
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Building a 2" VM Still in SS, thoughts about design
Replies: 70
Views: 29292

Re: Building a 2" VM Still in SS, thoughts about design

not at the moment, but an building a new "2 reflux for a friend and will be sure to document it this time... gimme the weekend or so. welll see as its new years and I have a batch of rum to work through!!!!
by piratesteve
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 202423

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

well she definately lives up to the name guys. its worked for me two weekends in a row with two different women. One married, and the other an older girl from work(and what a demon in the sack. Im even sore!! :D Ya know its a nice smooth and tasty booze when the ladies are drinking it straight at 40...
by piratesteve
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 202423

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

Damn is this ever good stuff. Did one with raspberries, delicous! And I also did another one with strawberries mangoes and peach. So delicous. I only soaked fruit for approx 36 hrs, but i started my jars off piping hot. placed the jars in a pot of water and heated for a good half hour just to kickst...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hot water heating tanks?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: hot water heating tanks?????

ps. the arghhh was my pirate call..... just e-mailed the manufacturer of my current hot water tank manufacturer to confirm what materials will come in contact with the wash... will let ya know of my findings, but im sure they will be just as hawke says, and like he said, i have zero intention of alt...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hot water heating tanks?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: hot water heating tanks?????

I am currently running propane power keg with a 2"vm head. btu rating is 200,000 at 30psi. I have more kegs to play with, and plan on using them with lwtc's configuration. but am looking at other possible routes for down the road. and , there should be no need to cut anything, as milehi has a piece ...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hot water heating tanks?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: hot water heating tanks?????

How could a anyone allow a lead based solder job anywhere whithin a potable water system, not too sure but i beleive that practice has been outlawed for quite some time now. But I will do some research and inquiries to the manufacturers and will post my findings. It just seems crazy that they would ...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hot water heating tanks?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: hot water heating tanks?????

true enough LWTC, but the heater would be easily vented out of the house, and I do have a background in high pressure gas systems. So Im just kind of reaching for some ideas. defiantely plan on doing the electric keg to begin, but would also like to become knowledgeable in alterior methods too. And ...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hot water heating tanks?????
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

hot water heating tanks?????

I was looking at some info here today, and was wondering if anyone here has any info on converting a hot weater heater into a boiler vessel. I was thinking about this before, and have since seen references to it, so Im starting to think this may be an idea worth investigating. Was talking to a guy a...
by piratesteve
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heater Element Question
Replies: 20
Views: 7950

Re: Heater Element Question

cheers!

thanks
by piratesteve
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: cant find alpha or gluco amylase
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: cant find alpha or gluco amylase

Good to hear hawke, as ive found both products on their website. Might actually end up doing a fair bit of shopping there. They do have some pretty looking stills. I must admit seeing the SS is kinda hot! As pretty as copper is....
by piratesteve
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: cant find alpha or gluco amylase
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: cant find alpha or gluco amylase

thanks. I tried looking on brewhaus, but could not find any there. And was reluctant to search mile hi. but beggers cant be choosers eh?
by piratesteve
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: cant find alpha or gluco amylase
Replies: 8
Views: 980

cant find alpha or gluco amylase

well, ive searching all teh supply shops in town and cannot find alpha or gluco amylase, but the shop owner of one store said he can order in an alternative. it is a three in one enzyme. Im weary of his suggestion as he swears by the turbo yeasts. So i thought id run it by you guys. Im planning on t...
by piratesteve
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195908

Re: Gerber

I personally wrap my buckets with an electric balnket as Im in the cold north. but its gonna depend on where you live. I hear that some people have issues trying to keep them cool enough.

hope that helps
by piratesteve
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 259649

Re: All Bran Recipe

Well I finally have the afternoon off of work, so I figured ill try this recipe out here. Just going to do a little 20L batch, as its all the table sugar I have on hand. So, will see how this goes..... Then try a real sized batch out...
by piratesteve
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 886
Views: 195908

Re: Gerber

Well I have to say that this is my favorite sugar wash to date. Finished distilling the last batch this weekend, and the resulting spirits were very neutral but slightly sweet. Definatley a hit with my liver. Going to try out a recipe for some kahlua with some of my product. but for the most part, i...
by piratesteve
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: continuous feed stills
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: continuous feed stills

Well, the charles 803 is a fairly simple enough unit to build I think(thanks to what ive learnt here). Actually going to get going on it this weekend. My girlfriend just bought a new welding rig last week at an auction, so shes been dying to start a project. I think Im going to make a few modificati...