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by The Baker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Is a 4" x 2" 35L Whiskey Helmet practical?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is a 4" x 2" 35L Whiskey Helmet practical?

I am setting up a copper fire extinguisher shell as one of those. One day. Geoff It'll be modular. I already have a stainless still about the size of a keg with a four inch ferrule. And I have two four-to-two inch stainless reducers. Saw the milking machine man(!) today, he is going to fit the COPP...
by The Baker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2116
Views: 115620

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Dunno how it works; but if that bimetal disc turns the element off and on you are better without it.
Stills don't like off-and-on.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Is a 4" x 2" 35L Whiskey Helmet practical?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is a 4" x 2" 35L Whiskey Helmet practical?

I am setting up a copper fire extinguisher shell as one of those.
One day.

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gotta love a keg score
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Gotta love a keg score

I've got a couple that are probably older than me.

Seriously.

And bashed and battered.
I think they would have been taken off the books over fifty years ago. Again, seriously.
They would just laugh if I turned up with them to return them

Geoff
by The Baker
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Amylase
Replies: 53
Views: 2826

Re: Amylase

There’s the issue: “...200 gallons ...a week. Some of it was ready for sale...” He broke the rule: Don’t tell, don’t sell . I would add, stick to a personal hobby scale. I suspect the operative words are, 'ready to sell....' Not necessarily that it was being sold but the feds judged that it was in ...
by The Baker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New Still, New problems!
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: New Still, New problems!

You need to give more information. What is your new still Pot, Plates, VM , LM. What was your old still. What were you running. Plastic is not acceptable as a testing vessel for high ABV ethanol. Do the mandatory reading at the bottom of the page and you should be able to answer your questions your...
by The Baker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Another dilution thread
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Another dilution thread

Smokee wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:22 am
The Baker wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:20 am

Must be a FAIRLY modern tradition.
They did not HAVE freezers in the good old days!

Geoff
Limocello's relatively new, early 20th century, so.....
There you go.
Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New Still, New problems!
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: New Still, New problems!

You need to give more information. What is your new still Pot, Plates, VM , LM. What was your old still. What were you running. Plastic is not acceptable as a testing vessel for high ABV ethanol. Do the mandatory reading at the bottom of the page and you should be able to answer your questions your...
by The Baker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4265
Views: 709357

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

HomerD wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Try to scoop out most of the white corn, it’s used up. Replace some of it with new corn until you have the needed amount.

Homer
Feed the used up corn to the chooks?

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Another dilution thread
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Another dilution thread

Such a difference only matters if you're planning to sell your liquor. I would agree in most cases that I make liquor. Traditionally, Italians put Limoncello in the freezer and serve it cold, At 30% or less it'll freeze. Finding a balance of low alcohol and not freezing is where I'm at. I'd like to...
by The Baker
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club

Sit the bag on a raised grid in a bucket, whatever. Sit a slightly smaller container on top. Fill that with water. Take a couple of hours off. ?? Geoff How many bags do you suppose 80# of wet grain would be? Seems like a slow way to do a less than complete job. Well if the bag was big, one bag. (My...
by The Baker
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: New Member of the Mop Wringer Club

Sit the bag on a raised grid in a bucket, whatever.
Sit a slightly smaller container on top.
Fill that with water.
Take a couple of hours off.

??

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: sweet spirit
Replies: 26
Views: 359

Re: sweet spirit

You can make 'vodka' with a pot still.
But the number of times it needs to be distilled makes the job a pain.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5642
Views: 145789

Re: Three Word Story

used the mask
by The Baker
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5642
Views: 145789

Re: Three Word Story

Long I've wandered
by The Baker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Parrot head / Stripping run.
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Parrot head / Stripping run.

Hell, ask.

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howsit from South Africa
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Howsit from South Africa

My wife tells me I fell from heaven covered in white robe. What I can't understand is why they let me fall?
So says Setsumi.

My wife tells me I am wrong.

Geoff
by The Baker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 702
Views: 192982

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

DSmith78 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:39 am
The Baker wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:27 pm
I made some and dropped the jar.

Geoff
Strawberry jar dropper... doesn't have the same ring to it...
It wasn't a ring, it was a helluva crash.
Followed by a lot of rude words.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How fast is too fast for spirit run?
Replies: 42
Views: 738

Re: How fast is too fast for spirit run?

Hi, Johnny,
I was thinking of the 'craft' glue gun that my wife has. It takes small sticks of glue.
Thanks.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 702
Views: 192982

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

I made some and dropped the jar.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Nectarine spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Nectarine spirit

Copperhead road wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:57 am
ryno1234 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:19 am
pitch extra sugar and bakers yeast.

Any other tips? Is this an OK plan?
I would not be using bakers yeast on a fruit fermentation.
I have let the natural yeast on the skins of the fruit ferment it.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New guy
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: New guy

Welcome.

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How fast is too fast for spirit run?
Replies: 42
Views: 738

Re: How fast is too fast for spirit run?

jonnys_spirit wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:48 pm
Beeswax is useful for sealing leaks. I have also used a heat gun with bees-wax to work it into the leak.

Cheers!
-jonny
Can you get beeswax in sticks to go into the gun?

Geoff
by The Baker
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My barrel ageing experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: My barrel ageing experiment

Corn Crib wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 am
Seen many photos of barrels, this is the nicest looking drip-catcher ever.

Good luck friend!
I agree.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What to call my whiskeys
Replies: 30
Views: 780

Re: What to call my whiskeys

Hambone, you are a very fortunate fellow.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: disappointing news.
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: disappointing news.

Off topic but I just had a call that said my $300 e-bay order was ready to post and could I please press button 1 to discuss.
Didn't!
Definitely a scam, I have actually never ordered anything from e-bay.

Geoff
by The Baker
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Nectarine spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Nectarine spirit

I didn't puree the peaches, I smashed them (whole) with the end of a big 4 x 4, in the fermenter. No problems. Added a very little water to make it manageable, and a tad of sugar to make it nearly as sweet as a sugar wash. Which is really not sweet. Then strained the stones out in a VERY coarse siev...
by The Baker
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Too much water bothering me(
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Too much water bothering me(

At others have said, lots of ideas on this forum can be found with a google search. That said, I chased the best way to cool and recirculate the water. But then I read a post that talked about cost consideration of paying for the equipment and electricity compare to the actual water being saved. So...
by The Baker
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2116
Views: 115620

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Maybe if you check whether the results on each is consistent. (And you can look up the interweb, 'check if a thermometer is correct'). Then check the variation from the known correct temperature. And then keep each in its own cylinder with a label on the cylinder showing the variation from true. The...
by The Baker
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1798
Views: 91562

Re: whats your music

Today, Julio Iglesias on YouTube.

Geoff