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by Captain Morgan
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1394
Views: 188418

Re:

I used rainwater from my new tank in the backyard for fermenting and cutting spirits. I figured it'd be the cleanest, purest water i had access to. About two months into my rum ageing i noticed strands of algae coming off a bottle i was about to give a friend, so i went and checked the aging flagon...
by Captain Morgan
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

Hey all, I just wanted to thank everyone who gave me constructive info. I thought I'd update this for anyone "new" who is reading through all this. I'll let you all know what I now do for making rum: -Keep it simple (I ended up tossing the thumper and running a simple s/s pot with as much copper lin...
by Captain Morgan
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: this is a S L O W hobby !
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: this is a S L O W hobby !

If it was me,, id make a biger still for stripping, then use that one for a spirits run. Perfect idea ! Thanx As long as that suits you tho! I know you want more booze, but remember, you have a nice little still there. Maybe another fermenter will get you to where you wanna be? I'd just hate for yo...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First still :)
Replies: 48
Views: 3892

Re: First still :)

Ok. Here you go: http://www.beernut.com/Web_store/25%20L%20SUPER%20Reflux%20Still%20Ins%20with%20Z%20Filter.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow http://stillspirits.com/webfiles/StillSpirits/files/Still_Spirits_25L_Super_Reflux_Still_55719__WEB_June08.pdf" onclick="windo...
by Captain Morgan
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First still :)
Replies: 48
Views: 3892

Re: First still :)

The original reason i didnt read about the still right away(referring to hooklines post) is because i was just busy monitoring my washes' because they were almost over heating, sitting right about 34-35, they have since cooled down to about 28-30c after i filled the bathtub with water and added som...
by Captain Morgan
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: this is a S L O W hobby !
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: this is a S L O W hobby !

olddog wrote:At least when you get a bigger still, you can use your original one to make a nice thumper. :mrgreen:
Can I get a "hell yeah"!?

That'll make a great thumper :D
by Captain Morgan
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: first condenser build with pics
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: first condenser build with pics

Yeah the booze would go thru the copper. It's just like Rudenoise's one about half way down the page here: http://homedistiller.org/equip/designs/thumper" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by Captain Morgan
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Banana + neutral = good drink
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: Banana + neutral = good drink

Boozehound wrote:, but I think this might be the first shine I've made that a girl might actually drink without doing that eyes-closed, head-shaking expression of pain.
Dude, I hear that! :P
by Captain Morgan
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Ouch...
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Ouch...

Barney Fife wrote: Worked for my ex wife and her beef roasts..... :roll:

Now thats pretty damn funny :D
by Captain Morgan
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: School Project on Alcohol Distillation At Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

Re: School Project on Alcohol Distillation At Home

Alas, no sign of the original poster...... :?
by Captain Morgan
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Captain Morgan's Parrot
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: OOOOOOPS.

UNRECONSTRUCTED wrote:A little while later while I was at work and my boss and I were at looking at the picture he pointed the same thing out to me....
That actually made me laugh out loud...
by Captain Morgan
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: help on stainless pads for packing
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: help on stainless pads for packing

Ayay wrote:
If your boiler/column/packing are all stainless then a handfull of copper scraps rattling in the boiler will do the job.
Oh! I was under the impression that it had to be in the vapour path? :?:
by Captain Morgan
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Captain Morgan's Parrot
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: Captain Morgan's Parrot

UNRECONSTRUCTED wrote:The Parrot has Landed.

I just got my Parrot from OldDog. It is very well made. Thanks OldDog.

Hmmm! Nice magazine Unreconstructed :wink:
by Captain Morgan
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Full Frontals
Replies: 29
Views: 4671

Re: Full Frontals

olddog wrote:Heres my collection
If I'm not mistaken olddog, that looks like it is meticulously polished daily :mrgreen:
by Captain Morgan
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Full Frontals
Replies: 29
Views: 4671

Re: Full Frontals

MK, What does NASA think of you pinching half of their set up? :P
by Captain Morgan
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Full Frontals
Replies: 29
Views: 4671

Re: Full Frontals

Exactly the types of pics I was after! (he says as he looks around at his crappy set up! :oops: )
by Captain Morgan
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Captain Morgan's Parrot
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: Captain Morgan's Parrot

I received the parrot yesterday (friday) and it is fantastic. The pics dont even do it justice. Thank olddog for taking the time out to do this for me. Its greatly appreciated! To anyone who is thinking of getting one: It is excellent quality, very very well packaged and its also a great piece of ar...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Full Frontals
Replies: 29
Views: 4671

Full Frontals

On an aquarium site that I am a member of, we often have a "full frontal" thread. Its just where people take a snap of the equipment they are currently using. On the aquarium site of course, it was just a front shot of their tanks. I dont know if it will take off here but as we all like still porn I...
by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Pernod / Ouzo
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Pernod / Ouzo

Hey Olddog!

No, I havent. But I have always meant to. I'll give it a shot :D

Cheers!
by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: my wash turns into vinegar
Replies: 18
Views: 5514

Re: my wash turns into vinegar

you submerge it in water so absolutely no air can leak in and also to let you know that its fermenting because you will see co2 bubbling up. and i cant find any airlocks near by b/c i am at school. the final verdict on this wash will be decided tomorrow. it should be done by then. I've never heard ...
by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Pernod / Ouzo
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Pernod / Ouzo

Hey there. Its as pictured here: http://www.liqueurweb.com/images/pastis.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow On the bottle it is called: The Original Prestige FRANSK APERITIF PASTIS. ESSENS Its bright yellow so its probably the one you're talking about. It says to mix i...
by Captain Morgan
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Captain Morgan's Parrot
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: Captain Morgan's Parrot

That parrot is awesome! That is some damn fine work olddog. Im soon to be the proud owner of the best parrot I've seen. Thank you so so so so much. I cant wait to get my hands on it and I know it will help me to get those cuts right. Your generosity is a credit to this forum. Thanks again. I owe you...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: To drool over...
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: To drool over...

Another one. Notice the lines that appear to let them return thumper juice to the boiler...

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by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

Hey Cap'n, still looks interesting. You got any copper in the vapor path? I do now! I put in as much as I could. I rolled some thin sheet and slid it inside the top of the boiler tube. Then i removed the s/s tube that went down into the thumper and replaced it with a copper one. Not much copper I k...
by Captain Morgan
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Canecutter Rum Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 3877

Re: Canecutter Rum Kit

Hi Guys, 2 bags of dextrose which weigh about 1.8kg each, a small bag of brown sugar around a kilo or slightly more from memory Far out! They could halve the price of the product and cut shipping by half also if they just sent the other ingredients and told people which sugar to buy locally. I gues...
by Captain Morgan
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Canecutter Rum Kit
Replies: 27
Views: 3877

Re: Canecutter Rum Kit

Hi People, Well i have bought this kit once and while it makes nice rum, i prefer as most do to make my own - 4L Molasses, 1kg Brown Sugar and 3 Kg White sugar. These stuff taste as good after a week on oak as the kit so for the price i would make up your own brew or follow someone elses the kits a...
by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

You using all that in one 25 litre ferment? That is roughly what I use for a 60 litre ferment (with raw sugar instead of brown and dextrose sugars, but otherwise much the same). How long are your ferments taking? Use half that rate of ingredients, or double your ferment size, and it should make a p...
by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

Here it is. As i stated, the thumper (which was originally designed as a slobber box) looks small but it seems to do the trick.
All stainless (awaiting copper) and its fitted with cork gaskets.

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by Captain Morgan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

Wow, you go to work and look what happens huh :D Damn it; lose the sugar completely. All you need is fancy molasses. Make sure it isn't suphured, and don't bother with blackstrap. No nutrients, no nothing. And get some copper in that still head. Lots of copper. Learning to make cuts is always fine a...
by Captain Morgan
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Wanna call it quits....
Replies: 52
Views: 3673

Re: Wanna call it quits....

hey cap don't call it quits just yet. from my noob view i agree with all the above with one other thought. try a wash without any added white sugar. from my limited exp that's where that bad flavor may be comming from. i hear other guys can still it out but i couldn't. Dave, I really appreciate thi...