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by The Baker
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How much space is enough for your distilling?
Replies: 17
Views: 257

Re: How much space is enough for your distilling?

Install the pulley ON THE TROLLEY?

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 177
Views: 10210

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

I like that, TDick.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot still, single run.
Replies: 20
Views: 311

Re: Pot still, single run.

You are not much of a washerwoman if the diapers are not well rinsed before you wash them,
and well washed before they go through the wringer.

A friend used to hang them on the back fence and hit them with the hose before washing...

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: My first whisky.(All grain)
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: My first whisky.(All grain)

dmacnz said, 'perhaps I’m better off ditching all the specialty malt and just go 2 row and the 4 kg of peat?'

Hi,

As a general principle I ditch nothing.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 23
Views: 558

Re: HD T-Shirts

Right on, jellybean.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Distiller Here, Hello!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: New Distiller Here, Hello!!!

You could pump it into a reservoir that you could use as an alternate for flushing the toilets.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Downunder
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Hi from Downunder

Welcome from Victoria.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Polishing Finished Spirits
Replies: 14
Views: 370

Re: Polishing Finished Spirits

If there is maybe a problem with 'oils', siphon from below the surface....

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Hole on top of keg, is it usable?
Replies: 25
Views: 362

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

For the time being use a flour DOUGH.
That hole is a bit big for paste.
Flour, some salt to help condition the gluten, some olive oil for ease of handling and work it a fair bit.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Math is hard, I need help
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: Math is hard, I need help

Yeah, I use the stick.

For fermenters too.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apple brandy question
Replies: 71
Views: 1290

Re: Apple brandy question

Virandell said, ' mincing apples with small machine and squeezing juice by hand was the worst...' I minced apples with a large machine (butcher's mincer) but I did not squeeze the pulp. I added a little water so it wasn't too thick to handle, then a VERY little sugar just to compensate for the water...
by The Baker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Heating wattage for 6 inch column
Replies: 47
Views: 708

Re: Heating wattage for 6 inch column

Hey Baker, a stainless fitting like what? a 6" diameter spool? The one that's 12" high? They make good kettles for tiny test batches if you get the right fittings to slot in an element and connect a 2" column at the top. Else wrap a 100 feet of 3/8" copper coil in it and use it as a PC, put it on l...
by The Baker
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Heating wattage for 6 inch column
Replies: 47
Views: 708

Re: Heating wattage for 6 inch column

Evil,
I've got a stainless fitting pretty much like yours on the left of the picture.
It was a filter housing from a milking machine.
Still deciding what I can do with it.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5942
Views: 227493

Re: The liar's bench

Ya ever notice that the wife always waits until your at the other end of the house before she asks "mrrfhmm wfffrm maymmrm"? Yeah. I have hearing aids which are quite helpful, BUT; I don't wear them when I am away from the house. I have to wear a mask because of the Covid and if I take it off the h...
by The Baker
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Grappa
Topic: First time distiller
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: First time distiller

yummyrun said, 'As NZChris said , if you have a close fitting shield around the boiler , it can cause burning of the stuff inside the boiler at the top as the hot gases pass by'. The operative word there is 'close fitting'. I wouldn't be without a shield if heating on gas. A close fitting shield, no...
by The Baker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Grappa
Topic: First time distiller
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: First time distiller

Hello, Hal, from Australia. 2. It will help a lot if you put a shield around the still. Just a simple open-ended cylinder with perhaps a bit of a cut-out near the flame for the air to enter. This will keep a lot of the wind out; but even where that is not a problem it will save a lot of gas by keepi...
by The Baker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Gippsland Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Hi from Gippsland Victoria

Hi from northern Victoria.
And welcome.
Went to Bairnsdale for a four day break with wife, brother and his wife.
Nice country, our first break since the start of the lockdown.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Grape brandy tastes like whisky
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Grape brandy tastes like whisky

Never mind what group of spirits this batch tastes like; is it nice to drink?!

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First build still - modular build. Suggestions and comments welcome
Replies: 26
Views: 524

Re: First build still - modular build. Suggestions and comments welcome

Hi, Merlin.

I hope wish you magic in your distilling!

No I am not thinking of vacuum...

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First build still - modular build. Suggestions and comments welcome
Replies: 26
Views: 524

Re: First build still - modular build. Suggestions and comments welcome

"Food grade Silicone" is not rated for use in high temperature solvent environments such as are created during distillation. These silicone gaskets are subjected to high temperature vapours of acetones and other volitiles that boil off during distillation. Replace every gasket you can with PTFE, or...
by The Baker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 956
Views: 143931

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

I am also glad you are feeling better.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: der wo?
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: der wo?

I miss der wo.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1829
Views: 101607

Re: whats your music

Tonight, Irish traditional fiddle music by Brendan P. Lynch on youtube.

Geoff
by The Baker
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1910
Views: 107744

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

cranky said, 'Yep, for some reason the banana plum seems to think it's spring :crazy: ' ...

Must be an Australian plum.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: HOW TO STRAIN MASH
Replies: 43
Views: 13860

Re: HOW TO STRAIN MASH

Good idea, Desvio.

I will look again at knocking up some sort of press from bits and pieces.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321708

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

This reminded me;
so when I went shopping today I bought some tinned sardines.
Delish.
Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4890
Views: 321708

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I tossed a few tunas in a 45% neutral a few days ago, mixed in some inverted sugar and the result was a little surprising as far as taste. This was an experiment and now it a keeper. It don't taste half bad without the sugar either. That's 1/2 a gallon that evaded the reflux. sounds a bit fishy. Ge...
by The Baker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Musing about my Liebig performance
Replies: 80
Views: 1230

Re: Musing about my Liebig performance

Andrew_90 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:43 pm
The Baker wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Don't tear it down.
Just fit a 180* curve.

Geoff
Have not seen one locally, will explore.
Use a 90* female-female curve, a short length of tube that fits inside, and another 90* curve.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Musing about my Liebig performance
Replies: 80
Views: 1230

Re: Musing about my Liebig performance

Don't tear it down.
Just fit a 180* curve.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Is White Dog always 'white' or straw...?

RC Al wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:44 am
On a side note an Aussie got a nobel prize in 2015 for unboiling an egg :D
I exploded some eggs once; let the water boil away...

Geoff