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by Kentucky shinner
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: The USS I AINT SCARED
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: The USS I AINT SCARED

"bet it sucks that boiler dry of alcohol in no time flat. " Id say not.Id say a bit more reflux.the cap or in this case the column is large so more vapors are avalabol but the take off point is not and that determines how fast you can remove the vapors./product. sorry guys but I disagree. I know yo...
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: The USS I AINT SCARED
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: The USS I AINT SCARED

I think the only thing you will change is a larger boiler. Your gonna suck that badboy dry pretty fast I think. Great build it should work very very well.
Mike
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach Pie
Replies: 17
Views: 2634

Re: Peach Pie

sounds good. I will be giving this a try.
thanks for sharing.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Started some mods today
Replies: 51
Views: 3507

Re: Started some mods today

We want videos Larry, I love your commentary... you da man... innovative my brother...
Mike
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: Merry Christmas

Wow looks like your having a great Christmas my friend. Merry Christmas, pass the Hooka please :clap: :clap:
by Kentucky shinner
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 6 plate flute
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: 6 plate flute

Hey guys, I'm glad you were able to get such a great still head built. The commercial stills I see have a lot smaller take off coming off the column. My question is a 2in elbow needed or just because it looks really cool? Would a 1 1/2 or 1 1/4 work just as good? Thanks you could use a smaller take...
by Kentucky shinner
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 6 plate flute
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: 6 plate flute

Sweet. I have still envy. Are those perforated plates or bubble? I saw some controversy about which are better to use. How many plates would you use for whiskey? Is four too many? Thanks. Those are perf plates. I would suggest 4 if all you want are whiskey type products. You will be very suprised a...
by Kentucky shinner
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Happy thanksgiving

We just want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving from us here a Hillbilly Stills. I hope you all have a great day, have some great food, and a good drink with your friends and family.
Mike, Aimee, and Matt
Hillbilly Stills
by Kentucky shinner
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Plates vs. packing
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Plates vs. packing

with a 4 plate column you can achieve 88-90% ABV but still carry some flavor. With a 6 plate you can make a very nice neutral and it will run at 92-95%. When you get to above 92% the flavor is for the most part stripped. The biggest benefit to plates vs. packing is 1. you don't have to clean the pac...
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4039
Views: 422808

Re: sweetfeed whisky

as long as it does not have pellets in it , you will be fine.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 6 plate flute
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: 6 plate flute

rockchucker22 wrote:So I'm right you built this beauty mike?
Yes I am proud to say RC.. thanks for your comments.
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 6 plate flute
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: 6 plate flute

:clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup: :ebiggrin:

Looks like you have her all figured out and working well my freind. All plates are doing there job..
Happy Thanksgiving my friend .
KS 8)
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Welding keeps warping the SS coupling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: Welding keeps warping the SS coupling?

LWTCS wrote:70 dollar shop minimum in my area.
$90.00 here LWTCS.... that is was folks out of the country do not understand...
by Kentucky shinner
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4039
Views: 422808

Re: sweetfeed whisky

you need to be sure when you buy your sweetfeed that it does not contain pellets. It needs to be all grain
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4039
Views: 422808

Re: sweetfeed whisky

medium toast is my favorite.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

Why even have a down comer tube on the first plate? Just gotta have some kind of way to drain back in case of an emergency type situation. Thats what the over sized first plate does....Can hold enough liquid to prevent draining alcohol back and also prevent water from draining back to further dilut...
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

I disagree with the smearing theory. I get some very very good neutral. I do get very little tails but it is because it has been separated by the dephlegemator. I have several customers running 6 platers for neutrals and as far as I know they are very very happy with theirs. did you use bubble caps ...
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

I dont experience smearing of tails in the hearts when I run. I dont push it really hard though. I can run a gallon per hour and when my product starts to get to tails the stream just starts slowing down. If I just leave it alone it will actually slow to a drip. No smearing at all. With that being s...
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

At that time the plates will start to shut off from the bottom and work there way up. I believe this behavior is also exemplified and telegraphed to the business end of your still by the "sweet spot" dephlegmater adjustment,,,, that in essence shuts down output when all of your useable alcohol has ...
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Hello

welcom aboard keninmo... Sounds like your doing your research. I like your choice myself :clap: :clap:
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

I have found that if you can find the sweet spot on your heat. you can almost keep the plates pretty even until you start running out of alcohol. At that time the plates will start to shut off from the bottom and work there way up. I think it is the increase in vapor temp. what do you think is happe...
by Kentucky shinner
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First home built pot still
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: First home built pot still

congrats.. that should work fine.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4039
Views: 422808

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Way to go Odin, sounds like your getting it all worked out my friend. I think you will find this gets better with every generation.
Your working it out my friend,
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Mile Hi 8 gallon Milkcan still
Replies: 37
Views: 15224

Re: Mile Hi 8 gallon Milkcan still

RAD is right you want your water entering the bottom of the leibeg where it comes out at the top run that to your reflux condenser on the bottom and drain it out the top.
You always want your coldest water at the end of the condenser. I am sure it will work much better.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

I have a customer that just emailed me. He ran his 6 plater with one of my 2 plate add ons. He says he achieved 96% ABV for a very nice neutral. Here is a pic he sent me of his rig. I must say another very happy customer.. that makes me a very happy man.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4039
Views: 422808

Re: sweetfeed whisky

If you run your pot still slow and steady then take your middle of the run and oak that. Remember if you run slow you have a much less chance of smearing your cuts. Patience is very important when your running a pot still., but it pays big time in the quality of your product. I think the hardest thi...
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi Everybody!
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Hi Everybody!

Hello there Sam, I think you will find some pretty good guys here willing to help you out. If I can help in anyway let me know. You just have to decide what you want to make then you can decide what kind of still you want. Do your research and you will be fine I am sure. The thugs around here will k...
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Maintaining the still
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: Maintaining the still

at the end of each run I normally turn of the cooling water and run some hot steam through for a few minutes. I have a column I use in my shop that has been setting for almost 2 months and it sill looks fine inside. .
Just another take on cleaning.
KS
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Parrot for Dark Corner Disitillery
Replies: 18
Views: 2269

Re: Parrot for Dark Corner Disitillery

Yea your right Larry, they had a local guy build there pot still. It is a very nice looking still. I think Joe designed it and there local fabricator built it for them. Joe is one of the owners. I must say Joe and Rick are both very nice guys. I have a guy that helps about 2 days a week with us in t...
by Kentucky shinner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Flute Modification for Vodka
Replies: 80
Views: 5097

Re: Flute Modification for Vodka

I think I am going to try some R&D down this road and a 6 plater also.