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by Roki
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

took me a few tries to get this soldered on without leaks, but that was operator error. I soldered on one of these to my keg. Also got a bit to drill the hole here. The radius face solder flange needed a lot of cleaning. Also tossed the silicone gasket for PFTE. https://www.brewhardware.com/product...
by Roki
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

Hey everyone! I bought the keg the other day thanks for all the help :D Your pilot hole has already been drilled for you. You don't have to add larger ferrules if doing so is a stretch. A 2" ferrule would prove beneficial in many ways. BobbyfromNJ has a solution that involves soldering instead of we...
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Here's a picture of what I used also if you're doing stainless to Copper use a good-quality liquid flux. Just remember the more silver content the stronger the joint. 20191218_125441.jpg But also the stronger it is the higher the melting point no? If it's copper to copper then I would suppose it wo...
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Thanks for your input zapata, I think you also chimed in in my previous newbie question thread. I feel much more confident on soldering now as the days have passed and have had the chance to watch videos and read some threads. I always forget where I find the reference for solder amount, but my gues...
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Noted, thank you so much Sailman
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Thanks everyone :D
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Deplorable wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:18 am
You don't want flux core solder. You want solid core lead free solder suitable for household plumbing.
If you are soldering Stainless to Copper, you need silver bearing solder. If you can find .063 diameter silver bearing solder buy it. Otherwise .125 will work fine.
I love you
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Thin is better. You can always add more, but cleaning up a puddle is a pain in the ass. Get the thinnest silver bearing solder you can. I use 1/8" Harris staybrite and hammer it flat to thin it out. Thanks so much for the response :D Just a quick question, wouldn't that make 1/8" (0.125") in diamet...
by Roki
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Solder Diameter for Copper Fittings?

Hello all, I've been on the quest of gathering materials for my first pot still this week, and now that I know where to get most of the things I need in terms of tubes and fittings, it's time to worry about the soldering aspect. This is something I've searched in the forums and can't find an answer ...
by Roki
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

If you got a welder it seems silly to have him plug a hole. It'll take him less time to weld on a fitting of your choice than it would for him to make and weld on a patch. Yeah, after spending the last 6 hours reading on soldering/welding and feeling a little bit more confident I think I'll end up ...
by Roki
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

Had another thought if the hole isn’t too large pfc tape around a temperature gauge. I thought only PTFE tape could be used near these things???? :oops: This is what came up when I searched PFC. I appreciate all the suggestions people. Now I'm starting to feel my questions are too silly, getting re...
by Roki
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

Awesome, thanks so much for the answers! :D

Also one last thing, the guy offered welding the hole with argon. On all the reading I remember it talks about soldering, but not welding. Would using argon here be safe? Seems like a permanent solution and if it's safe I rather go that way.
by Roki
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

Yummyrum wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Put a cork in it .... the hole in the keg I mean .
:D

This might be a silly question. Would forcing a cork into it actually suffice by itself? Or would flour paste still be needed to seal edges?
by Roki
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Hole on top of keg, is it usable?

Hello, I'm gathering materials to make my first pot still. I'm in a small island and kegs in good conditions are not exactly easy to find. I came across this 1/2 barrel keg: half keg.jpg The catch is it comes with a hole (apparently the brewery does that to all their discarded kegs so I know it's no...
by Roki
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers
Replies: 145
Views: 198769

Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Just finished reading after a little over a month, this also included a self designed chemistry course through Khan Academy that took about 10-14 days as I noticed I was reading mandarin whenever chemistry conceps were thrown in (I dont speak mandarin). One thing I must say is Jesus Christ, there de...
by Roki
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: Best hybrid still
Replies: 19
Views: 2624

Re: Best hybrid still

Tummydoc wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:03 pm
Yup, what shady says. But a copper scrubber in the vapor path really helps get rid of sulfur compounds. I know NZChris advocates copper in the boiler. Dont know if that negates the need for copper in the column.
Does it?
by Roki
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Ice vs Cold Water
Replies: 34
Views: 4635

Re: Ice vs Cold Water

Look up badmo 'barrels'. Geoff That's a great read, thanks for the heads up on that, I've spent the last 3 hours delving on that topic. But do they apply to this question in particular? Aren't the vessels used for aging wine and brandy made of pure steel? pure steel has no place in distilling or br...
by Roki
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Ice vs Cold Water
Replies: 34
Views: 4635

Re: Ice vs Cold Water

The Baker wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Look up badmo 'barrels'.

Geoff
That's a great read, thanks for the heads up on that, I've spent the last 3 hours delving on that topic.

But do they apply to this question in particular? Aren't the vessels used for aging wine and brandy made of pure steel stainless steel?
by Roki
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Ice vs Cold Water
Replies: 34
Views: 4635

Re: Ice vs Cold Water

https://issuu.com/artisanspiritmag/docs/artisanspirit_issue008_web/31 1) Does anybody happen to know if these steel vessels used for resting spirits are left open at the top? Looked up online and couldn't find an answer. (Y/N) 2) If left the vessel open at the top I would assume it's because you wa...
by Roki
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Fixing Rum
Replies: 19
Views: 4400

Re:

Here's a question, food for thought... If you have to much heads, could you put the whole batch in the still, distill out the heads and then shut the still down. Pour what's in the still back in the barrel and call it a day. Would you retain the flavor while removing heads? Would the heat hurt the ...
by Roki
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers
Replies: 145
Views: 198769

Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Then you can move on to what is considered mandatory reading before proceeding any farther, which is the "New distillers reading lounge" you need to read everything here before proceeding further even what you don't think you need to know. http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=46 When the ...
by Roki
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers
Replies: 145
Views: 198769

Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Then you can move on to what is considered mandatory reading before proceeding any farther, which is the "New distillers reading lounge" you need to read everything here before proceeding further even what you don't think you need to know. http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=46 When the ...
by Roki
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Hello!

Posting to introduce myself.

Got some background on bartending, some brewing, and now hopping into distilling. Noticed from the get go this community is rich on knowledge and information so decided to join right away :D

Cheers,

Roki