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by The Baker
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1956
Views: 133291

Re: whats your music

Loved it.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Aluminum pot to heat water?
Replies: 18
Views: 123

Re: Aluminum pot to heat water?

mash has bubbles and bubbles build up in bottom were the feed is.

And bubbles come to the top.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

Won't doit again
by The Baker
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Noob in SoCal
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Noob in SoCal

You might want to determine if the lid is stout enough to support the weight of a CCVM, particularly if running a longish liebig.

Of course you can supply the main support independently of the lid.
Say with legs and clamps...
Or clamps fixed to the wall...
Or to the ceiling supports...

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: SBB's Solera Rum Barrel Setup
Replies: 31
Views: 3461

Re: SBB's Solera Rum Barrel Setup

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:25 am
howie wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:49 am
i have asked for advice in a new thread on the spigot, but if you have any ideas, i'm all ears.
Wooden spigot or threaded stainless / brass Tap ?
For mine, NEVER use a brass tap.
For sure it ruins port.

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: juice from cobbler fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: juice from cobbler fruit

"Fruit Cake"

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to distilling
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: New to distilling

so when you "macerate" your botanical are you chewing them up and spitting them into the still?
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That would be “Masticate”.


I think that's how they make kava.
It's to do with the enzymes found in saliva.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

savage question. WHY?
by The Baker
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1253
Views: 76752

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

And a happy birthday to all.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

But it's nice
by The Baker
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Desert Island Hooch
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Desert Island Hooch

I'd go with rum too. I can make rum that's nice hot off the still and rum that needs years, using the same equipment, but it would have to come with all of the heavy duty equipment needed for crushing and juicing the cane and I'm not talking about some hand cranked POS off FleaBay. A desert island ...
by The Baker
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

"you're bloody fifty!"
by The Baker
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What still to built or buy?
Replies: 319
Views: 196512

Re: What still to built or buy?

The acorn condenser is on the first post in this topic on the bokakob picture that Rednose has pictured. I really appreciate all the information I have found in this forum. I will continue to read until my eyes bleed until I am the best damn distiller that I can be. Thanks again for all the support...
by The Baker
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

on farmer's finger
by The Baker
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 679
Views: 101202

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Thanks,

By the way you have shown two taps to draw the product off; where do you fill it??!
(Yeah I know, it was just something to stick in the hole....)

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: juice from cobbler fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: juice from cobbler fruit

rickyaifd wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:39 pm
the goal was simply to put a bit of a 'taste kick' into the cobbler. Not sure if the oven heat would cook off the alcohols though.
Oven heat cooks off the alcohol in bread!

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Running seasons
Replies: 19
Views: 366

Re: Running seasons

River Rat wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:04 am
Chucker wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:28 am
I feel fortunate to be able to make the best of what I’ve got with the support and understanding of my wife.
Ditto.
Keepers!

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting Juice with Pulp? (Calvados)
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Fermenting Juice with Pulp? (Calvados)

It is said that many a good tune is played on an old fiddle.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Cuts concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Cuts concerns

perhaps those who possess these exact techniques do not share them. Maybe it is more an art than a science. But where you are continually repeating the exact same procedure, it comes down more to repeating the same formula and conditions, the art part having already been done. Though constant vigil...
by The Baker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6315
Views: 250977

Re: Three Word Story

said Spanish dog
by The Baker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Well water pressure fluctuations and CM, WTF!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Well water pressure fluctuations and CM, WTF!!!!!!!!!

I messed up there. What I meant is called a ballcock in NZ. You might have other names for them. Ballcock? In my neck of the woods, folks in the plumbing store would think your off your rocker if you asked for a ballcock. :lol: Simple. A cock can be a tap or faucet or valve, whatever. The ball is t...
by The Baker
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 679
Views: 101202

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

Hi, METALHEAD81. Could you let us know exactly how you make and fit the barrel heads, and any problems. I would love to just buy some barrels from Badmotivator but the freight cost is the killer for me. I probably don't have the skills to fashion the heads but I know of a cooper who might do it. And...
by The Baker
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Down Under!
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Hello from Down Under!

Welcome.

From Victoria,

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Charcoal - Filtering vs. Infusing
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Charcoal - Filtering vs. Infusing

Good thinking, Vlag.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Just had my first scare
Replies: 48
Views: 645

Re: Just had my first scare

Classic.

Boiler operator ties down the safety valve.

Knowing for certain there will never be a build up of pressure....

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Noob Question - why condense vapor ?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Noob Question - why condense vapor ?

Alternatively you buy a huge expensive heat exchanger to recoup the power in a pre-heater.

Huh??

Look up charentais still on google.
Simple.

Cheap.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2366
Views: 161845

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Haven't got a dog...

Yair some days are really cold, a few at nine degrees celsius.

Geoff
by The Baker
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Rum--Planning Divorce/Marriage
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: Rum--Planning Divorce/Marriage

My wife burst out laughing when my initial setup for my liebig (cooling tubes pushed over barbs with no clamps) resulted in a tube popping off and spraying me and the floor with water while I scrambled to turn the heat off and reconnect the coolant. After discovering that my homemade wines were qui...
by The Baker
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Black Peppercorn in Gin
Replies: 32
Views: 1449

Re: Black Peppercorn in Gin

Like I suggested earlier, you can get away with using large amounts of black pepper for certain types of gin I don't use any in the majority of my gins and that seems to be about the right amount. Weight is surely a better measure than the number of corns? I have an idea that peppercorns are remark...
by The Baker
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2366
Views: 161845

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

This one is different. My chore is making the bed. Said to my supervisor (SWMBO) 'This sheepskin underlay has had it. Old. Never was much good, held (poorly) by straps in the corner, etc.' She ordered this you beaut new one. "Fitted" not straps, better made altogether. So did the neighbour. So I now...