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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby Tater » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:43 pm

I took a look at that site myself. I think the author is mistaken in his calling that a thumper.Slobber or puke barrel is what Ive seen them called. They were used in case of boiling over or puking.You know yourself should only be steam when still is being operated correctly. But in old days with wood fires it was harder to control heat. Grand dad used both on his stills puker and thumper Thumpers Ive seen were where 1 pipe went into some liquid and other wasn't so steam came out. Reason they called em thumper was sound they make when coming up to temp and starting to produce was a thumping or kinda rumble thunder like noise. Ive seen this and know it to be true . But what other foke call stuff at other places I cant say.
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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby goose eye » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:39 pm

gotta agree with tater. - one barel outfit- doublein keg in pipe goes bout 2 inches off bottom an cut at 45. that gets keg to condence in vaper an cook keg juice back to vaper. pipe out is just in enough for a weld . how it is cant see how it gonna heat you juice without a fire underneath before the charge is done.
puke box mostly both pipes go in a about 1/4 way down .
yup a doublein keg will walk on you if you aint got it right.
round here cold water goes in botom - if you got the means- an hot out the side at the top for coolin barel.
think them folks read that book that says likker wont age in glass

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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby goinbroke2 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:11 am

tater wrote:I took a look at that site myself. I think the author is mistaken in his calling that a thumper.Slobber or puke barrel is what Ive seen them called. They were used in case of boiling over or puking.You know yourself should only be steam when still is being operated correctly. But in old days with wood fires it was harder to control heat. Grand dad used both on his stills puker and thumper Thumpers Ive seen were where 1 pipe went into some liquid and other wasn't so steam came out. Reason they called em thumper was sound they make when coming up to temp and starting to produce was a thumping or kinda rumble thunder like noise. Ive seen this and know it to be true . But what other foke call stuff at other places I cant say.


Exactly! Thank you Tater. (and Goose)
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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby punkin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:04 pm

punkin wrote:
goinbroke2 wrote:Bullcrap article and so was the references.

Left comments on both.

Love the picture of the thump keg which "is to seperate out the solids"! :shock:
Shows both pipes out of the water!



Didn't see the picture you are talking about, but sounds like a puke barrell. They have both lines outa the water and are used to seperate the solids and any puking liquids.... :roll: ....



Yes, as you can see, i tried to explain to you what it was. Maybe the rolly eye thing made you think i was trying to make you look stupid.
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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby goinbroke2 » Fri May 01, 2009 10:28 am

I'm not getting in a pissing contest.

I know what a puke barrel is and what a thumper is. They are not the same. The uneducated writer mixed the two up. He said (and I quoted) "the thump keg which is to seperate out the solids", that is NOT the purpose of a thumper, that is the purpose of a puke barrel.

There were many mistakes, as is typical when someone writes an article from googling all their info and not having any first hand knowledge.

I'll stand by my "bullcrap article" view of it.
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Re: Grain Alcohol and Moonshine

Postby punkin » Fri May 01, 2009 1:37 pm

Yes, of course, article is bullcrap. Just seems strange you would thank tater and goose and insult me, when all three provided the same information.




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