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by toofless one
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Alcohol Vapors
Replies: 18
Views: 2347

Alcohol Vapors

Easy one: Do alcohol vapors rise or fall when collected in a mason jar?


Or do they stagnate in one place?
by toofless one
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: 1/4" refrigeration tube vs water tube
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

1/4" refrigeration tube vs water tube

I built my boka with 1/4" refer tubing for the output line. i bought a 1/4" needle valve and the valve isnt big enough...home depot says thats all they got.

anyone else have this problem and if so how was it overcome?

do valves come in different 1/4" sizes?? :?
by toofless one
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2082

Re: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!

got any pictures? thats a great idea
by toofless one
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Best still for newbees - expert poll
Replies: 31
Views: 2494

Re: Best still for newbees - expert poll

rubber duck wrote:My vote is for a simple pot and worm. It takes less soldering and it's simple to build and understand.
I didnt even have to solder mine! Tapped out a 1/4" compression fitting in the lid and called it a day! :mrgreen:
by toofless one
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Best still for newbees - expert poll
Replies: 31
Views: 2494

Re: Best still for newbees - expert poll

Pot still with worm. pressure cooker, 1/4" copper, 2 compression fittings and you have your self a great little apparatus to learn off of, not to mention when you do decide to upgrade you can: 1. use the pressure cooker for a dedicated stripper 2. use the pressure cooker for its intended use (imagin...
by toofless one
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: being of irish descent and recently moved.....
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: being of irish descent and recently moved.....

I absolutely love that thing...piece of beauty. looks like somethin you would see hidden behind some ferns in the forest. :twisted: bonus points for that my friend. NICE.
by toofless one
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How covert are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: How covert are you?

I dont worry about where i buy sugar. I dont worry about how often i buy yeast. 18 copper scrubbers, you ask? well i just got alot of cleanin to do. family all knows. the few friends i got are close ones. they have no benefit in tellin. now my landlord...thats another story. saw my carboys one day i...
by toofless one
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: being of irish descent and recently moved.....
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: being of irish descent and recently moved.....

MORE PICS PLEASE!!! That thing looks so cool
by toofless one
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Still bubbling but slow - should I wait?
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Still bubbling but slow - should I wait?

a week ago, i had some sugar wash slow down. i use DAP...i like it very much. however, my wash was still sweet. i added 3oz tomato paste to both my 5 gallon fermentors and all I can say is *******!!!!! they took off like racedogs and now im wondering if they will ever stop. i have never used turbos,...
by toofless one
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 100 year old New Zealand Brandy and Whisky Found
Replies: 1
Views: 193

100 year old New Zealand Brandy and Whisky Found

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/antarctican ... RDohFzfNdF" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

I bet its super chilled!
by toofless one
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wives
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Wives

Gotta work late...cant make it to ACE Hardware. The Mrs. offered to pick up my essential supplies. Bless her heart...


BTW: I told her "coupler". she says, "isnt it coop-ler?" "isnt a 2 door car a coupe"


My reply: "we are a couple...spell it" :mrgreen:
by toofless one
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: understand the risks
Replies: 52
Views: 7240

Re: understand the risks

in the late 90's off the top of my head... the amount of people prepared to go to the lengths of distilling their own is simply too small to have a big effect on the mainstream liquor industry. I was thinkin that too...too many people will still buy liquor. so what happened in the great land of NZ ...
by toofless one
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: understand the risks
Replies: 52
Views: 7240

Re: understand the risks

really? how long ago was it legalized?
by toofless one
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: understand the risks
Replies: 52
Views: 7240

Re: understand the risks

kiwi, im just thinkin that if they are losing revenue from a group that makes their own likker, they are gonna have to make it up somewhere...maybe im wrong, i wasnt very good in HS economics and maybe its showin now :cry: and it is pretty far fetched...just something to knock around, ya know? the l...
by toofless one
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: understand the risks
Replies: 52
Views: 7240

Re: understand the risks

I see it like this, there is a fair share of americans who would not be willing to take the time and effort to procure their own likker...just the nature of US...the "i want it now" mentality. there is also many americans who have SEVERE issues with substance abuse. likker is reletively cheep. so yo...
by toofless one
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Molasses questions??
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Molasses questions??

Goose eye,
You come with a translator or will i learn yer ways soon enough? :lol:
by toofless one
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Wash Without Nutrients
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

Re: Wash Without Nutrients

My first wash was nothing more than 8lbs brown sugar, 1/4 cup of honey (DO NOT RECCOMEND HONEY!!!!!!), and about 4 gallons of water. I added about 2oz yeast. my temperature NEVER went above 60F, except when i was boiling the water and pitching the yeast(which was done at about 88F). Heres what happe...
by toofless one
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2082

Re: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!

cooked, i understand the need for a disclaimer, that thing is seriously intense! no problems over here man, i dont want you comin at me with that thang!

im still hanging on to it, if for nothing else, a whoopin stick...for...tires...right :twisted:
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wives
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Wives

:lol: Paul you crack me up man...i never even considered all the other crap ive done in her kitchen! Me Guttin trout in the sink doesnt hold a candle to butcherin a deer in the tub! you got yer self a real keeper there my friend!
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wives
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Re: Wives

Ive lived with that many females before...drove me nuts. i only wish i had this hobby back then! :mrgreen:

Hope ya got yerself a good dog :)
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wives
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

Wives

I got asked the other day:" Hey, Im headin to town, do you need anything for your stupid yeasts?" Bless her heart. She dont complain that I got wash fermenting in the kitchen, the counters get sticky sometimes, and there is a constant gurgling sound coming from there as well. I tell her airlocks mak...
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: You know you are a Shiner when…
Replies: 365
Views: 31472

Re: You know you are a Shiner when…

+1 LWTCS
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Heating Pads
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Heating Pads

Ahh I see now. It GFCI, like an outlet in a kitchen. Thanks for the clarification, friend.
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Heating Pads
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Heating Pads

well, the heating pad is indoors and its can keep my two vessels at around 74F. Could you clarify RCD for me? Is that an AUS thing? would that be similar to a surge protector in US? :? I got the element in the soft mat.
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First time distiller new still. Help
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: First time distiller new still. Help

hey andy, nice rig. do a google search for "home distillation apparatus" i think you will find all you need to know. i believe that is the exact still described in the above literature. good luck
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Heating Pads
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Heating Pads

Has any one had a problem with malfunctioning heating pads used to warm carboys? I have plastic buckets and a 5 gal platsic jug. The weather here now rarely gets above 0C, even in the day time. It makes me nervous sometimes using a standard heating pad for heat. Anyone ever encounter a malfunction, ...
by toofless one
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2082

Re: Sanky Valve...what to do with it!!

Pretty cool video. I like the intensity of the flame thrower there, although I dont have much use for a WMD like that. Think my banjo burner will fit the bill. :)

[quote="CoOkEd"]A burner if you knew what you were doing

What do you mean by that man? :econfused:
by toofless one
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Banjo Burner
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Banjo Burner

Excellent idea with the cookie sheet! :idea: Thats cheap and ridiculously simple!
by toofless one
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cheap Mash recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 2580

Re: Cheap Mash recipe

No doubt on the birdwatcher's. i got some goin right now and its been very easy...not that ive ever been a problem with any sugar wash. i did my first with 2lbs brown sugar to one gallon of water and the only problem i had was i was greedy and didnt let it finish...first time jitters i guess. but de...
by toofless one
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: You know you are a Shiner when…
Replies: 365
Views: 31472

Re: You know you are a Shiner when…

HAHA Kazanas...

When an unannounced knock at the door makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up