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by 0re0
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My Stills Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

My Stills Performance

15.5 gallon keg 2" x 44" SS column I ran a small 5 galllon batch a few nights ago. I tell you what, every time i run this thing I am more amazed on how well it runs. (it pretty much runs itself) Running this run in pot still mode, very little to no relux, no column packing. Took me about 1 hour to ...
by 0re0
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My still
Replies: 15
Views: 3240

Re: My still

should've just taken to star from the tree and put it on the still
by 0re0
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Finally Built
Replies: 29
Views: 1830

Re: Finally Built

there's no I in we, but there is a me in team
by 0re0
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Still (Copper) w/ a question or 2
Replies: 31
Views: 1917

Re: My first Still (Copper) w/ a question or 2

I posted pics of this still just a few weeks ago. It came from Ebay.. http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18787 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=170573145427&si=wDuRWySO8hRBPVDYwdKflaBwykM%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT" onclick="window.op...
by 0re0
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 890
Views: 202603

Re: Gerber

I went ahead and started another 2 gallon test batch.
After the this , I might start a 10 or 15 gallon batch
by 0re0
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 225
Views: 26661

Re: Gerber

Made a 2 Gallon test batch about a week ago I just got done running it. From 2 gallons I collected 2.2 cups. at 80% I then added 1 cup water to make 3 cups @ 55 - 60 proof Nice little recipe, I love how flat it finished. The sugar / water / yeast ratio is optimized nicely. Everything works, no stuck...
by 0re0
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 890
Views: 202603

Re: Gerber

Made a 2 Gallon test batch about a week ago I just got done running it. From 2 gallons I collected 2.2 cups. at 80% I then added 1 cup water to make 3 cups @ 55 - 60 proof Nice little recipe, I love how flat it finished. The sugar / water / yeast ratio is optimized nicely. Everything works, no stuck...
by 0re0
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Old Timer
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: The Old Timer

for 80 yrs old this dude is fit as a fiddle!
He still drives. He gets on facebook regularly to text with family members.
He doesn't look over 65 to me.
by 0re0
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Old Timer
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: The Old Timer

I think I will mention it to him when I deliver this quart.

my great grandpa used to make and run shine all over the Southeast US.
I love hearing his stories about out running the cops in his car and stuff
by 0re0
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Old Timer
Replies: 5
Views: 431

The Old Timer

At a family get together today I spoke to a great-great uncle of mine. He is 80 yrs old and been making wine since the 60's. He wants a quart of of my shine. Anyway, we were talking and he told me to come to his house. He has muscadine wine that been aging for 2 years. He even has some blackberry wi...
by 0re0
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: BOK BUILD
Replies: 57
Views: 3847

Re: BOK BUILD

Nice!

I'm 6 runs into my still and I'm still learning man.
If you aint learning it's time to move on to something else
by 0re0
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: reflux still run like pot still
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: reflux still run like pot still

I haven't done anything from what I collected. I thought I should cut at 50% and run it again. I don't know exactly how the cuts are with the way that ran. I would appriecate any help. If you collected between the correct temps. it should be fine to drink. May have a lil heat to it. If so, double d...
by 0re0
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Still finished, first wash on!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1277

Re: Still finished, first wash on!!!!

there are calculators on the parent site that will help you in your calculations How Much to Collect here what i got 25L of wash (assuming its 12% ABV) And taking in the fact that you will never get 100% of the alcohol from your run. Distilled, should have 3.9L of product @ 60% ABV ( or better known...
by 0re0
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: giggles
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: giggles

the peaches does sound pleasant. I could imagine the faint taste and aromas infused into likker. My current runs have consisted of molasses rum backset. About to run my 3rd gen. of it. The last run I did, I took 1 quart, peeled 4 apples and added peelings to the quart along with a few chunks of appl...
by 0re0
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Help me with a name
Replies: 35
Views: 1992

Re: Help me with a name

I thought herd him say the person with chosen name gets 1 quart of his finest miracle-water?

LOL
by 0re0
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Gerber
Replies: 890
Views: 202603

Re: Gerber

Nice!

Doubled ingredients in this 1 Gallon recipe for a total 2 Gallons.
Store was out of Barley Grain so I had to get Mixed Grain
It started chugging away 20 minutes after pitching yeast.
Will be back later to update....
by 0re0
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Help me with a name
Replies: 35
Views: 1992

Re: Help me with a name

ozone39 wrote:Looks like "BENDER" to me....
you right, it does
by 0re0
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 0re0z Hard Apple Cider - Recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: 0re0z Hard Apple Cider - Recipe

Caprimulgus wrote:You do mean 1 cup of white dog right? Not ½ a cup.
yep i meant 1 cup, thanks for pointing out that type-o
by 0re0
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 0re0z Hard Apple Cider - Recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

0re0z Hard Apple Cider - Recipe

So I got out the flat fermented Apple Cider (approx. 8 - 10 % ABV) and got to work. This is what I mixed up. Recipe & Ingredients - 1Quart Mixture @ 35+proof (17.5% ABV) 250 ML White Dawg ((moonshine) (approx. 100 proof)) - 1 cup 319 ML Hard Apple Cider - 1 & 1/2 cups 319 ML 100% Apple Juice - 1 & 1...
by 0re0
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Apple Cider
Replies: 31
Views: 6130

Re: Hard Apple Cider

Woke this morning with the phone ringing. Family member on the other end asking about that Hard Apple Cider drink that I usually fix every Christmas.
So I got out the Hard Apple Cider out (approx. 8 - 10 % ABV) and got to work. This is 0re0z Hard Apple Cider recipe.
by 0re0
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Best Run Yet
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Best Run Yet

double distilled is a little better than single runs.
Reflux would give you a cleaner/neutral more drinkable likker.
by 0re0
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Apple Cider
Replies: 31
Views: 6130

Re: Hard Apple Cider

After about a week or fermentation mine has slowed down, but is still working. Poppped top and tasted, i really didn't notice any apple flavors. And not to mention it hit my stomach like a liquid pipe bomb . I've considered topping it up to 3 gallons with 50/50 juice & water. Add more sugar and let ...
by 0re0
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Build
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: My First Build

It is a 2" column @ roughly 40" tall, with a 2' condenser. Yea those are good results man. I run a 2" x 44" SS column. And i am really impressed on how clean my product comes off The only difference between yours and mine, is mine is a Bok and made of SS. I always pull high proof from mine. I think...
by 0re0
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Pintoshine's Fast Fermenting Molasses Wash
Replies: 37
Views: 14198

Re: Pintoshine's Fast Fermenting Molasses Wash

After my initial run I was happy with the result. With a 44" column, no packing, no insulation, no reflux. I pulled a final 172 proof from the spirit run. I ran it lightly collecting 1.2 Liters , stopping at around 186 degrees and collecting in a low wines jar from there. Flavor was decent, it had a...
by 0re0
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pintoshine's Fast Fermenting Molasses Wash
Replies: 96
Views: 62844

Re: Pintoshine's Fast Fermenting Molasses Wash

After my initial run I was happy with the result. With a 44" column, no packing, no insulation, no reflux. I pulled a final 172 proof from the spirit run. I ran it lightly collecting 1.2 Liters , stopping at around 186 degrees and collecting in a low wines jar from there. Flavor was decent, it had a...
by 0re0
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Apple Cider
Replies: 31
Views: 6130

Re: Hard Apple Cider

Thinkin about doin this as like a wine. Could i use bakers yeast, wouldnt have to change the method would i? Yes you can use bakers yeast if you like. No you shouldn't have to change anything. Just keep in mind, the more alcohol you make, the less apple cider favor will be present. But in the end y...
by 0re0
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Apple Cider
Replies: 31
Views: 6130

Re: Hard Apple Cider

ozone39 wrote:oppps, dude got me on tha onet...3 pints (1/2 quarts)...dude abides....blame it on the metrix system....
yea the metric conversions throw me off sometimes too.
by 0re0
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Best Run Yet
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Best Run Yet

Everyone has their own way they like to run their still. When making a stripping run the object is to get most of the ethanol out as quick as possible. Most people will strip it fairly hard and collect about 1.0 gallon from a 5 Gallon wash. This will be collected over several runs and all will be re...
by 0re0
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Hard Apple Cider
Replies: 31
Views: 6130

Re: Hard Apple Cider

okay, so you distilled it down to Apple Brandy 3 quarts @ 75% ABV , wow I'd love to get that kind of return from a 5 Gallon wash I usually get 1qt @ 90%+ or 1.5qt @ 80%+ from my 5 gallon washes. And if i add water, then I get around 3 quarts @ 80 proof. Did the apple flavors carry through? Pot Still...
by 0re0
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first rum 150 L
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: My first rum 150 L

Austin Nichols wrote:why do you want to make so much in one go? are you trying to impress somebody?
Sounds like a profiteering run to me.