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by JethroBodine
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 114759

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Glad it all worked out in the end :thumbup: . I'll be filling out the paperwork with a guy who already filled out his paperwork with the help of the head of the TTB inspectors when he was at a wine conference in New York, and another guy who is submitting sooner than me. I am quite excited about the...
by JethroBodine
Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 114759

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Thanks woodshed. Just went to a class with a guy who got his permit in just over a month, but is a hard cider producer. Not sure if that matters for timing. The website is saying 65 days. State of Vermont says they pretty much bow to the TTB, so that should be pretty much be a lick-it-and-stick-it i...
by JethroBodine
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 114759

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Lots of good points here about the reality of opening a new distillery. Like any business, sales are what keeps the business open. I've sampled some very mediocre products that, with proper marketing, have sold millions. If you have the money to back a massive marketing campaign, you can convince pe...
by JethroBodine
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Hey Guys, Sorry for not posing in a while. My plans to go legit are moving VERY slowly, to the point that it feels like I'm stuck halfway through a step and can't quite finish it. My build is still about where it was, but I'm thinking about finishing the column and the dephlag just to keep my spirit...
by JethroBodine
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What is your 9 to 5??
Replies: 152
Views: 10176

Re: What is your 9 to 5??

The majority of my paychecks have come from turning wrenches. I've worked on every type of vehicle that travels on land and on water, nothing that flies or sinks intentionally. As Goingbroke2 said, my body is starting to get to the point where I have to get done. Going legit is still the plan( anybo...
by JethroBodine
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

I got the 55 gallon drums from 513fitworks on ebay. He usually has a few listed all the time. Nice condition and ships through the regular mail. That was the talk of the poor little town's post office when I got mine. Nearly filled the place and I had to pick it up as it wouldn't fit in the little J...
by JethroBodine
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Iron Butt Association
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: Iron Butt Association

I haven't seen a time limit mentioned on the website, and there are conversations about people waiting years before sending them in.
by JethroBodine
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Sorry guys, winter is VERY busy for me and I haven't had time to work on the stills. Izzy, I'll get the sellers name to you tonight. I've mocked up the top cone on a 15 gallon drum( they are about $100 from the guy I bought mine from) and the 55s are under $200. The bevels in the side of the 55 are ...
by JethroBodine
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Iron Butt Association
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: Iron Butt Association

Blown two bikes on Sadle Sore attempts. Yamaha XJ650 and Honda CB750. I need a tougher bike :twisted:
by JethroBodine
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: knives, thump sticks and Justin Case's
Replies: 67
Views: 2223

Re: knives, thump sticks and Justin Case's

Knees, nuts, nose, throat, eyes... not necessarily in that order :twisted:
by JethroBodine
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: knives, thump sticks and Justin Case's
Replies: 67
Views: 2223

Re: knives, thump sticks and Justin Case's

The han-bo and boken( the ones next to the double barrel) , are good in a pinch. Tight quarters, might go for the Toothpicks or Bowie knives. Larger rooms, might grab a throwing axe or knife as I'm cleaning a scabbard. 'Course, mason jar in hand is quite an attention grabber( I use them for regular ...
by JethroBodine
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Becoming an alcoholic
Replies: 59
Views: 2668

Re: Becoming an alcoholic

batf, LAUGHED MY F-ING ASS OFF!!!!!!
by JethroBodine
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: 2" bubble cap
Replies: 45
Views: 6467

Re: 2" bubble cap

KS, Doesn't a wall have to extend down to below the level of the lower plate's dam wall to keep vapor from rising around the plate?
by JethroBodine
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: What to do with Cider?
Replies: 47
Views: 6734

Re: What to do with Cider?

Odin, What's your favorite yeast for apple cider? We get cider year round here and I've been meaning to try differant yeasts and am looking for a place to start.
by JethroBodine
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: You guys take a look
Replies: 69
Views: 3055

Re: FLUTE TALK

and try it just for shits and grins....
Best reason I can think of :ebiggrin:
by JethroBodine
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Flute, different ideas.... my version.
Replies: 44
Views: 2851

Re: New Flute, different ideas.... my version.

Austin, That is brilliant! That's how I see mine when I close my eyes. I'm with Larry, hate you too :ebiggrin: No kidding about the broken drill bits, huh? :oops: Glad things are going well all around, and yes your back yard is awesome!
by JethroBodine
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: You guys take a look
Replies: 69
Views: 3055

Re: FLUTE TALK

KS, that might work, guessing a bit tricky to run, but I think that might be straying into the " not quite for hobby" size.

AZF, when only running one keg, why not just clamp the column to the keg you are using?
by JethroBodine
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Made progress tonight, but forgot camera at home, again :evil: Took the 4 inch couplings( I think these are DWV couplings) and successfully flare them :ebiggrin: Trued them on the lathe and turned them to 4.680" per the sanitary fittings. Nice tight fit and shoud seal up nice :ebiggrin: Cut the coup...
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?

I was thinking of slots also as they would allow more vapor through as the flow was increased. Sounds like a cool setup. Cheers, Man
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?

Where you going to have the copper, Man? In the condensor?
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?

J bends work just fine. OD and KS both have them on their bottom plates. I've gone with a self contained downcommer as well by TIGing squashed caps on the bottom of the downcommer itself http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 0#p6859231
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?

Manback, in Joe's origional build, he was going to build a 4 inch vodka still and showed a layout of the plates he was going to use, http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14396&start=105#p6849968 His set up didn't have a center support shaft and his other stills used connecting rods on ...
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?
Replies: 43
Views: 3809

Re: Bubble Cap Plates - what makes them so hard?

The difficult part of bubble caps is getting everything soldered at the same time as they are so close together and copper concucts SO well. If you are going to TIG stainless, you will find the assembly MUCH easier as nothing should desolder/ remelt once in place. I thought of doing this when I was ...
by JethroBodine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Plate templates
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: Flute Plate templates

Nice templates, Man. :ebiggrin:
by JethroBodine
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Questionable alternative for joining copper
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Safe and easy alternative for joining copper

Went to wikipedia for all the ingredients, found this under acrylic acid, one of the components of this stuff Acrylic acid undergoes the typical reactions of a carboxylic acid and, when reacted with an alcohol, it will form the corresponding ester. The esters and salts of acrylic acid are collective...
by JethroBodine
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 93255

Re: FLUTE TALK

OD What percentage open area on each plate did you go for this time, same as The Flute?
by JethroBodine
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Boiler, worm, bucket
Boiler, worm, bucket
Here's the basic stuff unmodified. Will put a cone and 4 inch ferrul on the boiler. The bucket will get opened up on top and fittings near top and bottom to circulate coolant as needed. The worm will be two seperate worms. Just decided to do two stills a little bit ago.
by JethroBodine
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 17373

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Sorry RC, not much progress. Small stuff, collecting parts, hunting season, work, bla bla bla. I did successfully shrink fit a 4 inch long ferrul to the bottom of my column, but no pcs yet. TIGing up the boiler and working on the worm. Will get pics soon.
by JethroBodine
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 93255

Re: FLUTE TALK

Here's the link to mine. Still going slowly, but still going.

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 14&start=0