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by Tabucowboy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Sacrificial Run
Replies: 29
Views: 4350

Re: Sacrificial Run

I just store mine in an old 10 gal green gas can. I am not going to drink it so I don't worry about it sitting in metal fuel can.
by Tabucowboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses coming through on Stripping run
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Molasses coming through on Stripping run

Caught it right at the beginning. Stopped still, let it cool a little, opened 1 1/2 inch temp tri-clamp added Ghee. Started back up after 200ml back to clear. Yea, Half full for Rum Got it.

Thanks Everyone.
by Tabucowboy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses coming through on Stripping run
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Molasses coming through on Stripping run

All,

I had molasses coming through on my stripping run. My condenser handled it but what could have caused this?

Tabucowboy
by Tabucowboy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From WV
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Hello From WV

WV Wild and Wonderful. Good place to be.
by Tabucowboy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 110480

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Ok I am very jealous of you PNW folks. I never find fruit trees here WWWV (WIld Wonderful West Virginia), that just sit there and I can get fruit from.
by Tabucowboy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4969
Views: 331182

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Made 2 15 gal batches of Pugirum. And ran my stripping run for Peach Brandy. Its a good day.

Love my new fermenters 20 gal each (Perfect for a 15 gal mash) only $15 each, they held beverage clarifier.

And they fit right under my burner I heat hot water with to add to my mashes.
by Tabucowboy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: New Boiler up and running.
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: New Boiler up and running.

Rock -- Propane here is $20 for a 20# tank
by Tabucowboy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: New Boiler up and running.
Replies: 9
Views: 281

New Boiler up and running.

All, My new boiler is up and running. Oh my gosh, the cost difference between propane and electric is drastic. It is costing me $2.40 US to do a spirit run now. As opposed to ~$15 US for when I was using gas. Why did I not switch over Months ago? And it is so much faster 4-6 hours for a 8 gal spirit...
by Tabucowboy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building one, while running one.
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Building one, while running one.

Why do you have the copper ring around the stainless ferrules?
Is it easier to attach to copper, and can you describe how they are used?

Would love to do that
by Tabucowboy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4969
Views: 331182

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Just ran 13 gal of BWSW low wines. I now have about ~50 jars of ~400 ML sitting and airing for a day or two before deciding cuts. First time with new electric boiler, I learned that at 40% power 5500watts my reflux section cannot knock it all back down, (Guess need a bigger reflux section or turn th...
by Tabucowboy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: New fermenter question.
Replies: 14
Views: 464

New fermenter question.

I got a new fermenter. I am a little worried. I know it is food safe. But what was stored in it prior to me getting it was Ghost Pepper Mash. Basically just ground up ghost pepper hot sauce it was used to ship the pepper sauce to the bottling plant. I washed the barrel 5 times and rolled 170% grain ...
by Tabucowboy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Can I store mash in Boiler until ready to distill?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Can I store mash in Boiler until ready to distill?

Ended up only have to store one night in keg. Had both carboys filled up with 35% sugar shine. So cooked it to 80% to give space to put rum. Lol. Weird trying to get a stock pile so I can age it and have stuff to sip on. Will run the sugar shine one more time in my reflux once my electric boiler get...
by Tabucowboy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Can I store mash in Boiler until ready to distill?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Can I store mash in Boiler until ready to distill?

I have a 15.5 gal keg and was wondering if I could put my Rum Mash in it for a few days WITH LID until I distill it? would like to free up the fermenters to start another batch of rum.

Or is that not a good idea?

Thanks
Cowboy
by Tabucowboy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aerator in the fermenter
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Aerator in the fermenter

Ok try to clarify, I was asking if leaving the aerator in the fermenter during the whole ferment. In the beginning it would pump O2 through the wash until the yeast used up all the O2. Then it would be an agitator for the rest of the ferment with CO2 as the gas. I guess I was asking is agitating dur...
by Tabucowboy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Is there an issues using different reducers?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Is there an issues using different reducers?

Is there any difference using a 6"x2" reducer on top of my 15.5 gal boiler? Whether it is a cap, concentric or bowl?
by Tabucowboy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thick tape for gasket (link)
Replies: 29
Views: 648

Re: Thick tape for gasket (link)

This is what the Amazon link states about it. This material complies with FDA regulations for food contact and EU1935/2004. It is compatible with aggressive chemicals from a range of 0 to 14 PH, except molten alkali metals and elemental fluorine. And here is the companies website on it. https://scic...
by Tabucowboy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Safety test
Replies: 17
Views: 644

Re: Safety test

States that theoretically allow moonshining are Missouri, Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island. But federal law makes it illegal. But if you notice how the marijuana laws are changing in certain states, If states start to treat distilling the same as Marijuan...
by Tabucowboy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aerator in the fermenter
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Aerator in the fermenter

I have a way to put an aerator in my fermenter. The whole thing would be in the fermenter, so It would be sucking CO2 and bubbling it up through the mash.

Would this be a bad thing or a good thing? Or would it not make a difference?
by Tabucowboy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 202416

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

Just got a batch of strawberry/rhubarb started. Going to start a batch of Kiwi next.
This thread is to long for it not to be great, if I can remember to shake it.
Hopefully after the first batch the girls will be over to shake it for me.

Tabucowboy
by Tabucowboy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.

For everyone to make it easier, and Clamsmasha correct me if this is not close to what you were asking? I will start a different thread. Here is the question, I would like answered. Hopefully we. Put how I would like it phrased, Hopefully clarified from the first post of the old unanswered linked th...
by Tabucowboy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Mash bill versus blending single grain wines/spirits.

That is a very good question. I have not done a grain mash yet. But would love to know the answer.
by Tabucowboy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: 30 & 20 Gal Fermenters $15 & $13
Replies: 1
Views: 263

30 & 20 Gal Fermenters $15 & $13

Walmart has 30 and 20 gal fermenters at their stores, if any are left. They are air tight.
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They also have these 120qt-$4.99, if you can find them.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-12 ... /489648606
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by Tabucowboy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Mr P's Doc inspired drum fermenter airlock.
Replies: 45
Views: 10048

Re: Mr P's Doc inspired drum fermenter airlock.

If you are worried about keep fruit flies out. I use a coffee filter on my kombucha, just put it over the ping pong ball with a rubber band.
by Tabucowboy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: sweet spirit
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: sweet spirit

Look up what they add to Vodkas, It is not just Shine diluted. There is a lot on this site on what folks have added to sugar wash to make it more like vodka.
by Tabucowboy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 6" Column Packing and Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 1235

Re: 6" Column Packing and Extension

NineInchNails wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:52 pm
I'm getting 10# this week for my 3" VM.
NIN,

You will have to let us know how much 10# fills up your 3 in column.
by Tabucowboy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: Oaking 101
Replies: 5
Views: 23987

Re: Oaking 101

Where would you want the toast/char at for a white rum? I was thinking 320-380.
by Tabucowboy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1854

Re: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?

I love to build stuff and figure out how it works. My kids say I have to many hobbies. (Brewing, Distilling, Building Teardrop trailers, Gardening, Aquaponics, Motorcycle Rebuilds) Maybe I should find one that does not cost so much
by Tabucowboy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 110480

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

I have one wine I call "Sugarplum Fairy" which I make completely wrong but it turns out so right. It finishes around 18% alcohol with a residual sugar similar to icewine and is treasured by people I have given it to. I like it too, it's a wine that gives you a feeling of happiness :D Ideally it's m...
by Tabucowboy
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Googe's Goo AKA The Kale-Sugar Wash
Replies: 154
Views: 20063

Re: Googe's Goo AKA The Kale-Sugar Wash

FullySilenced wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:48 pm

44 pounds of sugar to 28 gallons plus 1 pound of juiced Kale wash cost of $27.00 us

Where are you getting your sugar? I am assuming Kale was grown. That seams expensive. My sugar from Wally World is $10 for 25 lb bag,