A new youtube channel for distilling ?

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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:09 pm

ranger_ric wrote:I came across this video today on youtube. It shows likker makin from a historic viewpoint and that history should be included in any interpretive presentation of the subject..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn-cOmca_Xo

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Dude, That's probably a good idea.

And a good way to add the "interest" side of things as well as the purely practical.

Actually, I have started to get suggestions/requests for the "what is rum" / "what is vodka" and the "what is the difference between Irish, scotch, bourbon" type videos.

I guess the history type stuff could synergise well with those types of content.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby bitter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:22 pm

This is another interesting for people in the US

http://www.mountvernon.org/video/watch/ ... distillery

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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:11 pm

bitter wrote:This is another interesting for people in the US

http://www.mountvernon.org/video/watch/ ... distillery

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Thanks cool.

Out of interest, do many people enjoy that kind of thing? Histroy, distillery visit / interview / etc as videos? I could look at getting into that kind of thing.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:12 pm

A quick discussion about 5 cool things that could happen if distilling were legalised in the USA.

And one of the best ways for you to help it happen.

https://youtu.be/qLbS2Nj5OzA
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby dieselduo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:39 pm

well put together.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:05 pm

dieselduo wrote:well put together.
Thank you


Thanks, man! Appreciate it. Have a follow-up video going out in 2 weeks. And HOPING to be able to start interviewing people that are involved.

Rick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:08 am

Jes2xu wrote:
dieselduo wrote:well put together.
Thank you


Thanks, man! Appreciate it. Have a follow-up video going out in 2 weeks. And HOPING to be able to start interviewing people that are involved.

Tick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.


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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:44 am

Jes2xu wrote:
Tick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.

I think that you mean Rick, he is the owner of Brewhaus, and the guy that started HDA. He has put out a lot of time, effort, and money to try and get the legalization going. Good guy and good products. He's done some custom work for me and his welder is excellent.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:16 pm

Swedish Pride wrote:
Jes2xu wrote:
dieselduo wrote:well put together.
Thank you


Thanks, man! Appreciate it. Have a follow-up video going out in 2 weeks. And HOPING to be able to start interviewing people that are involved.

Tick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.


reach out to Brewhaus?
member here that is a driving force behind the bill



Thanks my sweeeeeeedish friend. We have touched base through email. Will reach out here as well though : )
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:19 pm

RedwoodHillBilly wrote:
Jes2xu wrote:
Tick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.

I think that you mean Rick, he is the owner of Brewhaus, and the guy that started HDA. He has put out a lot of time, effort, and money to try and get the legalization going. Good guy and good products. He's done some custom work for me and his welder is excellent.


Geez, thats a bad typo! haha

Yeah the more I read / hear / learn about him the more impressed I am! Hoping to be able to do something with him. Or more specifically hoping that I can help him spread the message etc.

BTW, Notice you always do the red reply. Appreciate it, always super easy to follow. Especially for long stuff.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby RedwoodHillBilly » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:33 pm

Jes2xu wrote:
RedwoodHillBilly wrote:
Jes2xu wrote:
Tick from the HDA would be at the top of my list right now.

I think that you mean Rick, he is the owner of Brewhaus, and the guy that started HDA. He has put out a lot of time, effort, and money to try and get the legalization going. Good guy and good products. He's done some custom work for me and his welder is excellent.


Geez, thats a bad typo! haha

Yeah the more I read / hear / learn about him the more impressed I am! Hoping to be able to do something with him. Or more specifically hoping that I can help him spread the message etc.

BTW, Notice you always do the red reply. Appreciate it, always super easy to follow. Especially for long stuff.


Ya, Rick is a good guy, maybe he can give you some time. Every time I talk to him, it takes hours, but well worth the time.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby ranger_ric » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 pm

I have been watching these videos by Jexz..Personally I believe he is doing a great job of opening a discussion on Youtube. He never claims to have ALL the answers and truly encourages folks to get more answers.. He even in some videos steers them to this site. Kudos Stillit!!
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:24 pm

RedwoodHillBilly wrote:
Ya, Rick is a good guy, maybe he can give you some time. Every time I talk to him, it takes hours, but well worth the time.


haha true that!?

If you or anyone has any other ideas or suggestions for people worth having a discussion around this let me know :)
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:29 pm

ranger_ric wrote:I have been watching these videos by Jexz..Personally I believe he is doing a great job of opening a discussion on Youtube. He never claims to have ALL the answers and truly encourages folks to get more answers.. He even in some videos steers them to this site. Kudos Stillit!!
Carry On
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Thanks dude.

Link to the site in every video ;) . . . .when I remember haha.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:16 pm

https://youtu.be/4JzgiElh-Fg

New video went live today!

This time I'm giving a update on my build, and asking for a little advice. I also address a bit of the advice / feedback I have received (a good chunk of it from this thread!) and discuss how I plan on using that to improve :)
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby still_stirrin » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:58 pm

Good job Jesse.

I like the casual discussion format. It comes across as "easy listening" and "humble". And it is good to see the status update, showing well the "learn as you go" through the process.

But some of the issues uncovered could be resolved here on the forum (quicker than comments on youtube). But feedback is a valuable tool regardless of where the feedback is provided.

For example, to attach the stainless liquid valve...it's threaded, right? Can you find a copper adapter that would thread into the valve and solder onto the liquid outlet? If the thread sizes are not available, then perhaps it is easier to find a valve that will work. Instead of trying to force "the square peg" into "the round hole", select a solution which will meet all of the requirements. My LM needle valve uses compression ferrules and swages onto the tubing, both inlet and outlet.

Also, I would likewise vote for the keg boiler...it is a more robust solution than trying to convert your mash tun to a boiler. A mash tun, especially a heated mash tun, is always a good tool to have. Many of us use recommissioned kegs as boilers...for many reasons; durable, right sized for hobbiests, economical, and the Sanke tap makes an ideal mount for your still head via a 2" triclover clamp.

So, I apologize for derailing this thread with comments regarding the issues you posed in your video. I suppose you do actually have a build thread running to address those.

In any case, the videos are well produced and entertaining. Although there are many videos posted on distilling, many, if not most, are often misleading, misinformed, or just plain silly. And many challenge the viewers' attention span.

The Still It series has a personality all its own. Keep it up.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Swedish Pride » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:57 pm

good man Jess!
you're soldering is on par with mine :)
Sorry that was mean , let me just say that you're an honorary member of my radrod build club :lol:
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby ranger_ric » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 pm

someone needs to start a website........ radrodbuildclub.com... My initial solderings were radrod suitable... but hey the still works quite well and that is what it is all about...
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby NZChris » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:58 pm

I'm buggered if I know why anyone would solder a takeoff tube onto a Bokakob head before sorting out what goes on the other end of it.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:42 pm

still_stirrin wrote:Good job Jesse.

I like the casual discussion format. It comes across as "easy listening" and "humble". And it is good to see the status update, showing well the "learn as you go" through the process.

That was kinda what I was hoping this would come across as. Especially after some of the other feedback I have received.

But some of the issues uncovered could be resolved here on the forum (quicker than comments on youtube). But feedback is a valuable tool regardless of where the feedback is provided.

Yup, I hear you on that point. In many ways it was a excuse to create content for the channel, and also share the experience. This video (and infact almost all videos I have made so far) are created with the total newb in mind. Im also just trying to get a grasp on the Still It Vs personal balance.

For example, to attach the stainless liquid valve...it's threaded, right? Can you find a copper adapter that would thread into the valve and solder onto the liquid outlet? If the thread sizes are not available, then perhaps it is easier to find a valve that will work. Instead of trying to force "the square peg" into "the round hole", select a solution which will meet all of the requirements. My LM needle valve uses compression ferrules and swages onto the tubing, both inlet and outlet.

I was hoping to do just that, have yet to find the parts, well I can find some solutions. But Im a tight arse haha

Also, I would likewise vote for the keg boiler...it is a more robust solution than trying to convert your mash tun to a boiler. A mash tun, especially a heated mash tun, is always a good tool to have. Many of us use recommissioned kegs as boilers...for many reasons; durable, right sized for hobbiests, economical, and the Sanke tap makes an ideal mount for your still head via a 2" triclover clamp.

So, I apologize for derailing this thread with comments regarding the issues you posed in your video. I suppose you do actually have a build thread running to address those.

Nah I think its fine for people to respond in any way they want to (from the videos) on this thread. At least thats how I thought this thread would go. Appreciate it dude!!

In any case, the videos are well produced and entertaining. Although there are many videos posted on distilling, many, if not most, are often misleading, misinformed, or just plain silly. And many challenge the viewers' attention span.

The Still It series has a personality all its own. Keep it up.


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Swedish Pride wrote:good man Jess!
you're soldering is on par with mine :)
Sorry that was mean , let me just say that you're an honorary member of my radrod build club :lol:


HAHA! . . . . .. I actually took to the rest of that head with a file to rough it up more. I am 95% committed to making this first build (column up anyway) "artistically grungy"


ranger_ric wrote:someone needs to start a website........ radrodbuildclub.com... My initial solderings were radrod suitable... but hey the still works quite well and that is what it is all about...

Thats actually a solid idea! haha. . . ..
A thread at least? !!?!?!?!?!


NZChris wrote:I'm buggered if I know why anyone would solder a takeoff tube onto a Bokakob head before sorting out what goes on the other end of it.


Because someone knows that they have a tendency to get analysis paralysis and just never do anything.
Because someone did nothing about it for a long ass time because they didnt know how to go about it.
Because someone basically has a budget of a few $$ a week.
Because someone is a total newb and is doing this for the first time.
Because someone has been planing this build for . . . . I dont want to know how long and just wanted to do something.
Because someone kinda thought the first soldering attempt would fail anyway and just wanted to give it a crack.
And . . . .just because
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Ok,
Rat Rod thread started.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Pikey » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:59 pm

J2 - I'm trying to plough through your responses in the last post - but I'm Red/green colour blind as are a good many of the male population - It would be a great help if you could post your answers in Dark Blue rather than red - please :)
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:11 pm

Pikey wrote:J2 - I'm trying to plough through your responses in the last post - but I'm Red/green colour blind as are a good many of the male population - It would be a great help if you could post your answers in Dark Blue rather than red - please :)


Shit dude! haha good point!

. . . . I went back and fixed it up. Thanks for the reminder / tip!
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby NZChris » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Well do a pot head then. There is no valve required and you could be ready to run it in less time than it would take for your sacrificial ferment to finish.

And yeah, I use flour paste on one of my stills. There shouldn't be any pressure to blow your lid off if you do everything else right. Sit a couple of bricks on it if you're worried about it.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby bitter » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:23 am

I did the flour past and its a pita to clean but does work. I'm still thinking a keg is best.

Another option I am thinking about for a Gin setup is solder a triclamp to the lid (3") and then solder the lid to the pot... Could fill/clean using the 3" and I have a 2-3 converter for connecting a column.

When I ordered my valve I got he ones that look like this http://image.made-in-china.com/43f34j00 ... -Valve.jpg

I drilled out the end and soldered my copper tube to it on the output of my 3" Boka. Maybe you can find 10mm Male to 1/2" tube compression fittings and use ptfe tape? Another option is to get a piece of copper rod and use a die to cut treads. The you could easily solder this to your pipe if you drilled the right side hole for it to fit over the pipe. This way you could still unscrew the valve for cleaning etc..

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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby The Baker » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:21 pm

Bitter, try making a very soft dough with the flour. Knead it a bit and roll it out into like a rope. Rest it a little a couple of times to make it easier to finish rolling. Thumb it into place.
Easier to clean up too.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby NZChris » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:31 pm

The Baker wrote:Bitter, try making a very soft dough with the flour. Knead it a bit and roll it out into like a rope. Rest it a little a couple of times to make it easier to finish rolling. Thumb it into place.
Easier to clean up too.
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I make mine up to a consistency where I can put it in a snaplock bag, cut off a corner, pipe it on like icing, fold the corner over, peg it and chuck it in the fridge for next time.
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby hamshine » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:17 am

NZChris wrote:Well do a pot head then. There is no valve required and you could be ready to run it in less time than it would take for your sacrificial ferment to finish.

And yeah, I use flour paste on one of my stills. There shouldn't be any pressure to blow your lid off if you do everything else right. Sit a couple of bricks on it if you're worried about it.


I can pick up my stockpot by the lid after a run even with 50 pounds of liquid in it..... Paste is legit
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby Jes2xu » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:21 pm

NZChris wrote:Well do a pot head then. There is no valve required and you could be ready to run it in less time than it would take for your sacrificial ferment to finish.

And yeah, I use flour paste on one of my stills. There shouldn't be any pressure to blow your lid off if you do everything else right. Sit a couple of bricks on it if you're worried about it.


Good point aobut the pot still. I know I SHOULD do that, hung up on the boka for some reason. I will end up making a pot head as well though. Pretty solid advice on the piping bag too, havnt heard that before. Sounds legit.

bitter wrote:I did the flour past and its a pita to clean but does work. I'm still thinking a keg is best.

Yeah I have no doubt it will work well, I guess history proves that haha. Its just the ease of use and the complications with gaskets (probably not hot alcohol safe) and sight glass that add up to possibly a little more PITA than is really needed.

Another option I am thinking about for a Gin setup is solder a triclamp to the lid (3") and then solder the lid to the pot... Could fill/clean using the 3" and I have a 2-3 converter for connecting a column.

Thats a dam fine idea. But I really want to keep the pot operational for brewing too ;)

When I ordered my valve I got he ones that look like this http://image.made-in-china.com/43f34j00 ... -Valve.jpg

I drilled out the end and soldered my copper tube to it on the output of my 3" Boka. Maybe you can find 10mm Male to 1/2" tube compression fittings and use ptfe tape? Another option is to get a piece of copper rod and use a die to cut treads. The you could easily solder this to your pipe if you drilled the right side hole for it to fit over the pipe. This way you could still unscrew the valve for cleaning etc..

. . . . . I had not even thought of copper rod . . . .
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Re: A new youtube channel for distilling ?

Postby bitter » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:28 pm

I built a 2" Boka at first and planned to make a pot head but I like the Boka for making my whiskey. The main reason is I have issues with heads even smelling some scotch gives me a nasty head ach. With the boka you can compress the heads nicely and then open up and run in pot mode. I like that feature so much I went 3" recently and not built a pot setup as a result.

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