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by Froggy
Thu May 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Finally got my Boka built
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Finally got my Boka built

Hey guys, As per usual it’s been a while since I was last on here but with the lockdown and social distancing going on I've had a bit of time to get my setup built. I'll attach (hopefully) some pictures to this post for you to see. The boiler is a 50L keg fitted with dual heating elements; a 2400wat...
by Froggy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition

Hey mate, You've raised an excellent point about doing stripping runs to put through the boka. I have already thought about this and I plan on building a shotgun condenser for doing stripping runs in the keg. I'm just trying to work out if I’ll run with a 2" shotgun or a 3". I'll most likely go 3" b...
by Froggy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition

That’s a good point about potentially upgrading the size of the condenser down the track. Thanks for bringing that up :thumbup:
OtisT wrote:+1 to what yummyrum says.

Also, if you ever decide you want a larger vapor path, the change will be be easier/cheaper.

Otis
by Froggy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition

Hi mate, Thanks for posting the link to your thread. Everything that still stirrins said does make sense so I think i will still to the 2" as far as possible. I was thinking about using a brass union but it’s easy for me to tig/solder copper/stainless so less brain strain worrying about the brass. T...
by Froggy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition

Hey mate, Price wise for the parts there’s not much difference between the difference sizes when you source them directly from china. And let’s face it we're not in his hobby to make bulk/cheap product anyway. I was thinking the same regarding the greater strength using the 2" copper as far as possi...
by Froggy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

2" pot column to 1/2" liebig transition

Hey guys, It’s been a while since I've been on here as I've been out of the hobby for a bit. It’s time to get back into it though so I'm in the process of gathering more bits and building a few different stills. The first one I am working on is a small (25L) pot still to be used for experimenting wi...
by Froggy
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Visiting NZ
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Visiting NZ

I'll be making my way to Christchurch in a weeks time and seeing that stilling is legal there I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to show me their set ups? Particularly anyone that makes rum that could show me a few things :D

So would anyone be interested?

Thanks
by Froggy
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Moonshining on TV in Aust.
Replies: 47
Views: 7100

Re: Moonshining on TV in Aust.

No worries guys.

Just a bump to make sure everyone has downloaded it. :D
by Froggy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: radiator for cooling water
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: radiator for cooling water

Sorry to bring up and old thread, but I thought I might add a better idea here. I reckon auto radiators are too big and bulky and the inlet/outlet require too much stuffing around to attach your cooling lines to. What I have been using is an old heater box out of a car. This has a small radiator and...
by Froggy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Vodka Essence?!?
Replies: 52
Views: 15103

Re: Vodka Essence?!?

I've seen those as well and I did at one time buy a bottle of it to see what it smelt like. I cant remember where I put it though :roll:
I'll try to find it and I'll let you know.
by Froggy
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: where to buy dextrose?
Replies: 3
Views: 933

What you want dex for anyway? Just use cheap white sugar.
by Froggy
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling data
Replies: 15
Views: 1934

Flash Clampet wrote:i must be a real nerd, i have an excel spreadsheet on the laptop which accompanies my distilling activities :lol:

the formulas work out the run time and total avb etc... what a lazy sod i am ;)
Post up a copy then ;)
by Froggy
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling data
Replies: 15
Views: 1934

You can get an add on from MS so you can open .wps files in word.

No problem anyway.
by Froggy
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling data
Replies: 15
Views: 1934

Here is gs_moonshines file in .doc format:

http://www.roaringfrog.com/DistilliateData.doc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by Froggy
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: non-english pages
Replies: 19
Views: 4328

Strine : Australian slang and pronunciation
by Froggy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: non-english pages
Replies: 19
Views: 4328

If I get any spare time I can help translate to Australian.
by Froggy
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Does the tomato paste taste come through?
Replies: 14
Views: 3262

I'm trying to get away from the tomato paste not because I think theres something wrong with it, but because I cant stand the smell of it. Yuck

At the moment I'm only doing 25L batches.
by Froggy
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Does the tomato paste taste come through?
Replies: 14
Views: 3262

How big is your hand? Half a cup?
by Froggy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" inline bokakob build in progress
Replies: 18
Views: 7045

How rigid is the vinyl tubing? I'm guessing this is for the cooling lines?
by Froggy
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Magnetic Stainless Steel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

I don't know what 18/10 stainless steel is in our language, but 316 stainless can take on a magnetic effect when being formed/rolled.
by Froggy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: wiki
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Yes I'm rather a big fan of SMF.

What I was meaning UJ was that I could set up a SMF test forum for you to have a play around on to evaluate.
by Froggy
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: wiki
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Is there any particular reason you want to stick to phpbb?

If it would help you any, I don't mind setting up a test forum on one of my servers that you can have full access to.
by Froggy
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Batch Run Results
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

For neutral spirit you don't want to be keeping the tails. And the reason the spirit went cloudy when you diluted it is because of those tails. Carbon filtering just did a half arsed job of removing the off tastes and smells. Read the following thread. Good info on how to make cuts there. http://hom...
by Froggy
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Batch Run Results
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Or is that 4.7L including the heads and tails?

Collect your tails up to about 90c and keep the heads and tails from a few runs until you have enough to run them on their own.
by Froggy
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Batch Run Results
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

4.7L of 85% seems to be a lot to me. This could be a reason you got the cloudy effect.
by Froggy
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Would you drink from this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

I have one similar to that and I have no worries using it. Not like you got 70+ % going through it.
Most distilleries here in Oz sell their shelf spirit(37%) in 300ml? plastic sample bottles. They get past the strict bottling and storage regulations so it cant be much of a problem.
by Froggy
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: MOD question
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

The wiki would probably be a better place. You could start it off yourself.
by Froggy
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Moonshining on TV in Aust.
Replies: 47
Views: 7100

I'm glad the time and effort I put into this didn't go to waste.

Let me know if there are any similar shows on and I'll see if I can gram them too.
by Froggy
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Difference in attitudes
Replies: 35
Views: 3603

I'm hearing what you're saying.
If we were to get busted here, we just pull our pants down and the judge would give us a spanking. Not sure about you but I would probably enjoy it :roll: