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by Cruisaire
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Weld-Free Electric Keg Boiler: A How-To Guide
Replies: 81
Views: 39040

Re: Weld-Free Electric Keg Boiler: A How-To Guide

That element adapter is on sale at Home Despot for less than $3 now.
by Cruisaire
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Parrots beware....
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Parrots beware....

Polly wants some likker....Polly wants some likker... :mrgreen:
by Cruisaire
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Keg Snap Ring Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Keg Snap Ring Removal

I used a scratch awl and a pair of curved needlenose. Worked well on both kegs.
by Cruisaire
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: Kudzunol !
Replies: 17
Views: 6396

Re: Kudzunol !

It just made the national evening news!!! Check out that still design.
by Cruisaire
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Low Yield from Stripping Run
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Low Yield from Stripping Run

Oh I read you loud and clear Punkin! That was a full out run on the hotplate. Thermo read 205. I never turned it down. Drip, drip, drip and no stream. Too small a riser and too little heat, I'm guessing.
by Cruisaire
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Low Yield from Stripping Run
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Low Yield from Stripping Run

Thanks Gents! The potstill and electric hotplate allows me to be incognito, but I have a pony keg and 2" pipe ready to be soldered. Just have to find an out of the way place to run it. In the meantime, I still pull 150 mL of fores per pot and then strip what I can get, accumulating for a "someday" s...
by Cruisaire
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Low Yield from Stripping Run
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Low Yield from Stripping Run

I have another 3 gallons, but only a 16 qt pot. That 1-1/2" has to be the ticket. I just thought stripping yields (all things considered) would be higher. Guess not.
by Cruisaire
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Low Yield from Stripping Run
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Low Yield from Stripping Run

Two gallons of sugar wash run at 195 F and the best I can get is 950 mL in 6 hours. I think I figured out my problem. A 3/4" pipe is just too small to allow sufficient vapor pressure/accumulation to rise, travel into the liebig, and recondense in the worm. I'm going to rework this pot and go with 1-...
by Cruisaire
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Countertop Water Distiller
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Aye, aye Gimp! I raise my glass to you! I have other "constant" uses for a water distiller as well so I may pick it up. :D
by Cruisaire
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Countertop Water Distiller
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Well, I'd bet that a.) no one has tried it yet and/or b.) why bother?
by Cruisaire
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: 2" Copper
Replies: 14
Views: 2566

Seller dw71 has very decent prices in the US with reasonable shipping. Nice feller and ships fast.
by Cruisaire
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Countertop Water Distiller
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

Countertop Water Distiller

Anyone here ever us e a Genesis 3000 water distiller? Curious since I may be able to pick one up for cheap.
by Cruisaire
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrot beak
Replies: 19
Views: 6251

Yep, for my needs it should be a good "all in one"!
by Cruisaire
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" Bokakob improvements,Thermo placement/Distillation B
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Mighty fine, Blind Eye!!!!
by Cruisaire
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrot beak
Replies: 19
Views: 6251

Blind Eye wrote:Are you making a multi-still (2-piece column,boka head and pot still head) all interchangeable? curious
Yes Siree, that's where I'm headed! I figured if I do it right the first time, I won't waste time.......time I could be fermenting and such.
by Cruisaire
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrot beak
Replies: 19
Views: 6251

Okie Dokie, Blind Eye. I will keep looking around here and check out out of town Lowe's as I travel this weekend. Thanks again!
by Cruisaire
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrot beak
Replies: 19
Views: 6251

Many, many thanks Blind Eye!! I have the same parts (keg, tri-lock, and threaded SS fitting. I need to get a source list together to pull together the copper threaded portion upward. For some reason, my Lowe's doesn't seem to have any 2". Any advice/hints are appreciated!!
by Cruisaire
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrot beak
Replies: 19
Views: 6251

Can you post a close up of that keg head? I am trying to get the right rigging.
by Cruisaire
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: favorite cigars?
Replies: 22
Views: 3142

I couldn't agree more, Coops! If you don't have a good time in Ybor, you don't have a pulse! I'm headed down on Monday for a job in Clearwater. I fully intend to "take in the sights and such" as well.
by Cruisaire
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: favorite cigars?
Replies: 22
Views: 3142

I have enjoyed everything they sell at El Sol in Ybor City.
by Cruisaire
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: where to find stainless steel pipe ??
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

The well drilling (mainly environmental type) industry uses stainless 2" for well casing. It's pricey, but stout wall pipe that holds up well over years when in direct contact with salt water, coal tar, gasoline, and chlorinated solvents. It comes in 1 foot, 2 foot, and 5 foot lengths (that I'm awar...
by Cruisaire
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: A few pics
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Heeeeyyyyyyyy, I like it! My wife is no closer to granting stove rights (unlike yours, you rascal!), so I'm "propane bound".
by Cruisaire
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: YeeHaw! I scored a SS keg
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

partsbill wrote:
Cruisaire wrote:Cool! Any details on your column heighth, dia.?
Sure. From the 2" connector to a 2"x1" connector, 90 degree elbow, 8" connector(to clear the edge), 45 elbow, 30" leibig(using 1/2" down the center)to 1/2"x 1/4" connector to 10" and out
Cool, thanks!
by Cruisaire
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My pot with worm condenser..... as usual feedback welcome
Replies: 24
Views: 7134

LOL! You're killin' me man! Keep up the good work.
by Cruisaire
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Dixie's triclover copper water hammer dildo reflux thingy!
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Damn that thing is purty!!
by Cruisaire
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My pot with worm condenser..... as usual feedback welcome
Replies: 24
Views: 7134

Hey Nasty,

How'd you get in my garage!!! That setup looks very similar to one I know.....
BTW, it looks great!
by Cruisaire
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Ideas for a boiler???
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

I just (hours ago) picked up a minty fresh 1/4 barrel for less $ than a good quality stock pot would run me. Look around (metal recyclers, yard sales, etc.) and get one of these. Mind you, there are some legal issues with these "orphan" kegs since they don't have papers. After all, no one would advi...
by Cruisaire
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Rum Runners & MoonShiners
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Rum Runners & MoonShiners

TryMe wrote:Never realized Nascar was more or less founded by ppl that ran moonshine.
Yes...yes...indeed!
by Cruisaire
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: A quick reality check
Replies: 32
Views: 2852

I have a 6 gallon sugar wash fermenting 2+ weeks in now. It's close to ready so I am gonna have to go with my propane burner and ditch my hotplate. I don't have much privacy from the neighbors for an outdoor run. I like the idea of a hotplate (indoors and outta sight, safer, no CO, etc.), but I need...
by Cruisaire
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: NASCAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Hmmmmm.....

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