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by HooBilly
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Adding malt to DWWG
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Adding malt to DWWG

Thats the magic number I was looking for. So with 10 lbs malt I just scale back 5 lbs of sugar. I didnt figure the wheat malt would add a lot of flavor, but I am hoping it will add a tad bit more wheat flavor.. Maybe some crushed All Bran cereal... ??

And thanks for the reply and info Dunder..
by HooBilly
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Adding malt to DWWG
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Adding malt to DWWG

Have done quite a few small runs of DWWG, but planning on scaling up to 25 US gal and adding wheat malt to add more wheat flavor and some maltiness. My question is should I reduce the sugar I add if I add in malt. I plan on 6 to 8 lbs crushed soft white wheat malt. I am not sure if malting the grain...
by HooBilly
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mashing with Rid-X septic treatment only, success it works!
Replies: 47
Views: 9633

Re: Mashing with Rid-X septic treatment only, success it works!

Has anyone ran a mash made with Rid-X yet ? Just wondering if it gives any off tastes for pot distillers.. I am sure it would be clean after refluxing, if one were so inclined.. Anyway, enquiring minds wanna know..

I'll try it if Yall try it first... :lol:
by HooBilly
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Still chugging along, interesting observation though, co2 coming out of the airlock smells like budweiser.. Didnt think about it when I slapped it together, but wheat, malt barly and rice may make a rice beer. Dont know if if rice beer contains hops, but thi ssure smells good..
by HooBilly
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

I have been considering freeze concentrating about 3 gallons of this to mix back into the other two to bring the strength and flavor up. Hoping to get 22 to 24 at the end, am shooting for 15 to 16 at end of ferment. Kinda off topic, I have been unemployed for 15 months now (unemployment rate is abou...
by HooBilly
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Rice wine is chugging right along, a little fast for my taste, a double bubble every 2 second or so, but its staying consitant. Thi may be done sooner than I thought. I think the wheat germ made a differance.. I hope it doesnt change the taste much, as I really liked URRV recipe. I made a batch to r...
by HooBilly
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Had a free day today so I started a rice wine just for kicks. 5lbs rice, crushed 1 lb 6 row malt, crushed 3 lbs sugar 4 tbls wheat germ 5 gallon wash Chaimpaign yeast Boiled the wheat germ in water for about 30 minutes, added more water and let come to boil. Added a couple handfulls of crushed malt,...
by HooBilly
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cleaning used container
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Cleaning used container

Dnderhead wrote:dish soap/detergent .I wash everything with it just rinse good after.
Ahh, ok, I wasnt sure it would get it out compleatly.. LOL, was thinking more complicated.. Thanks a bunch..
by HooBilly
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cleaning used container
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Cleaning used container

I just picked up a 5 gallon jug that has only contained veg oil. I found these for .50 cents. Now I am not sure how to clean the oil from the jug before I can even sterilize it. I know hot water alone wont do it, but dont wanna use something that will give me problems later.. Any help?
by HooBilly
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 890
Views: 199799

Re: Gerber

Sounds like ya got a homemade jet engine going there... Thats a lot of yeast.. Let us know how that works out for ya
by HooBilly
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 164830

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

Just got back from my monthly excursion to the scratch and dent.. Found the same name brand wheat germ that Wally World sells for 3.75 a jar for 1.05 at the scratch and dent.. Bought all 20 jars, lol... 20 jars at wally world $75 20 jars at scratch and dent $21 savings $54 They also had all kinds of...
by HooBilly
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

If anyone else has comments/suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them, as I am looking at all my angles before I make my first move. This will be my first electric rig, and wanna have something to be proud of the first time. Also building another head, was thinking shortining to around 12 inches,...
by HooBilly
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

Well, in her defense, she didnt really much to say about my hobby untill on fine hot August day we came home from the WallyWorld and opened the garage door to find that my 15 gallon batch or DWWG had pulled an Exorcest all over the ceiling, the workbench, the entry door and all over the boxes of Chr...
by HooBilly
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

I am lucky that my best friend is a fabricator/welder and will help with all the tig welding, and also that my brother works at a liquer store and can get me kegs and that I can get a lot of the rest of my materials for free. Worse case sceniro, I waste a keg, and start over. Trying like heck to mak...
by HooBilly
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

I am trying to keep the power on 110, instead of 220, that is why I was thinking 1500 watt or so, and I will only be doing spirit runs with this 7.5 gallon keg,so all that will be left is some water. I have a 15.5 I use now, and will use it for stripping runs. So weight wont be much of a problem on ...
by HooBilly
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Onion size and profile?
Replies: 30
Views: 4038

Re: Onion size and profile?

Sweet, was wondering if the copper was thick enough.. Did you have them solder the halfs together or did you? I wasnt sure if they used silver solder or not.. I saw that they would cut the holes per specs. What size did ya order? How much did everything including shipping run ya? How does it run? LO...
by HooBilly
Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

I dont believe the ceramic would add more than a couple pounds, and with 5 or 6 layers of fiberglass, maybe a total of 10 lbs, if that much. The ceramic is spray on, the links tell how much to spray on for how much heat you wanna insulate. The site I was looking at says a 15 mm thick layer. This is ...
by HooBilly
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Onion size and profile?
Replies: 30
Views: 4038

Re: Onion size and profile?

There is a place to find copper ball half shells and their prices are reasonable. Half shell for top of still, or two silver soldered together for a scottish type still head..

http://www.necopperworks.com/copperballs.html
by HooBilly
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION
Replies: 10
Views: 859

LIQUID CERAMIC INSULATION

I am lookin into building a 7.5 gallon 1500 watt boiler for spirit runs, and was looking at types of insulation. I dont like the idea of cell bubble wrap insulation or foam. I got to thinking about a place I used to work that had a vacume molding shop for van conversion. We made molds in house, usin...
by HooBilly
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 164830

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

The 10 gallon drum(actually a 9 gallon) may be good for those folks running 5 gallon DWWG, not a bad price for a heavy duty fermenter. I am actually thinking about the 30 gallon for a 15 gallon DWWG, tired of mopping the garage floor....
by HooBilly
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Metamucil
Replies: 22
Views: 2566

Re: Metamucil

Ah yep, looks like used Metamucil to me. Any off tastes to the final product?
by HooBilly
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

DBDub, are you aiming to get fermentable sugars from the rice? If so you, you will need the alpha/gluco enzymes to convert the long/short chain sugars to fermentable sugars. Beano alone wont cut it it, as i understand it. But, I may be wrong in my limited use of enzymes, I usually use malted grain m...
by HooBilly
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123219

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

Has anybody tried or considered boiling 4 or 5 ounces of wheat germ and adding for nutrients? Just wondering what would happen.. Will try it myself as soon as temps cool down a bit here, garage is over 88 degrees now, so I am done for a while.
by HooBilly
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Need a good all Rye recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Need a good all Rye recipe

As soon as I can afford another camera( I got da ol ladys wet when we turned the canoe over in a very, very small rapid, long story, very embarassing) and post them. It currently has no worm or thumper barrell like Papa used. I think my cousins sold them for scrap copper, which is why I talked my un...
by HooBilly
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Need a good all Rye recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Need a good all Rye recipe

Thanks for the input guys, I think I am going to try a recipe out, and try and age 2 gallons on some fruit. The closest thing I can remember tasteing like Papas rye was a bottle of Rock and Rye I found at a liquer store a few years back. Havent been able to find any like it since, just some cheap sy...
by HooBilly
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Need a good all Rye recipe
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Need a good all Rye recipe

I am looking for a good mostly rye recipe to play with. Have been trying to get close to the taste my grandfather made when I was a kid, back in the hills some 40 years ago. I believe he may have aged it in barrels with fruit in them. I can remember watching him fish something out of the still fire ...