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by SIXFOOTER
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: bali deaths
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: bali deaths

Another mass poisoning in India. Seems this happens a lot over there, poor, greedy and stupid seem to play big parts. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-toxic-hooch-in-india-leaves-84-dead-20150620-story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow 84 dead in In...
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greenhorn but no patina
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Greenhorn but no patina

Welcome aboard... Read, Read, Read..
If your considering brewing then I would do so. It will give you some experience with fermentation, sanitation and material handling.
As said above, lose the pressure cooker and get a used beer keg, go from there.
by SIXFOOTER
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Another one bites the dust
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Another one bites the dust

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/browar ... 5346.story" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Sounds like this guy was selling and got ratted out
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: light and fermentation?
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: light and fermentation?

Yes it does, but its not hard to control. Keep them out of direct sunlight, if light is a problem cover the fermentation vessels with a tarp or something to keep the light off of them. Sunlight contains Ultraviolet, that's the stuff that causes sunburn. It also can be used to sterilize water in a zi...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Confused about vapor escape
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Confused about vapor escape

Hmm, I don't think I would worry about that little bit of escaping vapor right before your product starts to run, thats Fores anyway. As long as it stabilizes and no more vapor after your fore collection you should be good to go.
by SIXFOOTER
Sun May 11, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: please look at my controller
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: please look at my controller

Post up what you used for a schematic, that would help a lot.
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: musical talents
Replies: 31
Views: 1427

Re: musical talents

I can't even play a radio
by SIXFOOTER
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: What the hell happened to my Liebig Condensor (Pics included
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: What the hell happened to my Liebig Condensor (Pics incl

Sounds like there was water in he jacket, it froze and collapsed the output tube.
Make sure your condenser is not holding water when you put it away.
by SIXFOOTER
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What is soft filtered water?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: What is soft filtered water?

means water that is not mineral hard.
A water softener pulls out most if not all mineral content and leaves H2O behind
by SIXFOOTER
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What is the best you have made?
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: What is the best you have made?

Haven't made my best yet. The Mango Likker was mighty tasty, got another batch of that to Finnish up, tasty stuff. Working my first UJSSM, 1 more stripping run then ready to spirit run, good stuff. I made a big batch of Birdwatchers, used it as a bast to soak Pears, Apricots and black berries in, th...
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: need help making mash! 1st time distiller.
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: need help making mash! 1st time distiller.

Welcome to the forum As stated above, Red, Read, Read... A few of those "Basics" you mentioned: Is the wheat Malted and crushed? Was the corn cracked? Did you cook the Mash? 4 or 5 days is way too fast this time of year for the thing to even think about being done. If you have this thing sitting the...
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: filtering ujssm and sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: filtering ujssm and sweetfeed whisky

Not if your following the recipes as posted, not using Turbo yeast and the like. The resin for carbon filtering is to remove undesirable fusels and esters that you get from Turbo or running to high an ABV in your wash. Use Bakers yeast or Distillers yeast and keep the ABV to 10% and take some care i...
by SIXFOOTER
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone. I am new here and to stilling
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Hello everyone. I am new here and to stilling

Welcome to the forum. As stated above, Read, Read, Read... If some particular aspect doesn't make sense then one of us in here will be glad to help. I have not used any of the Mile High products but as far as I have been able to tell from reading in here they make a decent machine. That said I would...
by SIXFOOTER
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: computer that helps to improve your spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: computer that helps to improve your spirit

By the time your checking output you don't need a computer, you need a way to measure it and see what ya got, which should pretty much match the calculations you did up front. I run my parrot and hygrometer in line with my take off, gives me real time reading drop by drop. Its not rocket science, us...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Interested in a MileHi tower
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Interested in a MileHi tower

The crosstube unit looks to be their version of a Boca which is primarily designed for use as a reflux still. The Eco Trad looks to be a regular pot still head, its meant to be run only as a pot still, should work fine but will limit what you can do with it. No idea why it costs more than the Eco un...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: first fruit mash
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: first fruit mash

I went through this with my Mango Mash.
The best tool I found is a racking cane, wrap a strainer bag or fruit bag around the end and put it inside a collander and siphon off the liquid, it worked like a nut.
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4375
Views: 765615

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

My first batch of UJSSM is about done, running this w/e
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Water Distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Water Distiller

It would work, no doubt about that. As far as being more effecient? No, the water unit would be way more of a PITA than I would want to mess with.
by SIXFOOTER
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Water Distiller
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Water Distiller

I have one of those, it would work, but its way to small to fart with. The water tank is only about 2 quarts.
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: After much reading I'm buying a still. A few questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: After much reading I'm buying a still. A few questions.

1. Alcohol is flammable, but its not like ether and doesn't boil off vapors enough to worry about. It does of course make sense to make sure your not dripping raw product onto an open flame. Be careful, use some sense and you will be fine. 2. There is a LOT to be learned about making cuts. Basically...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Overwhelmed by solder debate and hardware store choices
Replies: 17
Views: 3028

Re: Overwhelmed by solder debate and hardware store choices

Don't know about the first one, but the 2nd one is ok to use
by SIXFOOTER
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: brown sugarr mash
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: brown sugarr mash

I use the 500ml mason jars to collect in
by SIXFOOTER
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: brown sugarr mash
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: brown sugarr mash

If its bubbling or has foam forming on top its working. How well it works depends on a lot of things. One of the things you Really need to do is some reading, you also need a couple tools, like a hygrometer to measure the starting gravity and then final gravity Those numbers are used to calculate wh...
by SIXFOOTER
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: What do y'all think of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: What do y'all think of this?

OK, sounds like you have the process down well enough. The chips or sticks are more efficient because for 1 you can see the color of your product in a glass jar and because of the surface area/volume and you don't have to have enough product to fill the barrel. Other than that, they look quite nice ...
by SIXFOOTER
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: What do y'all think of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: What do y'all think of this?

Honestly, I think you would be better served by concentrating on getting your rig together, then pick 1 recipe like Birdwatchers and go with that until you got your legs under you. After a few batches you may then be ready to think about all the other accouterments like those barrels. I think a lot ...
by SIXFOOTER
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: hello...and a ?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: hello...and a ?

Sounds like you have a lot of reading to do in the readers lounge. As to your questions, No, don't add your previous output to the wash while its working, you can add it to the still along with your next run. Sour mashing will definitely effect flavor as will any other additions you make along the w...
by SIXFOOTER
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Redesigned Nixon Stone Offset Column
Replies: 53
Views: 4252

Re: Redesigned Nixon Stone Offset Column

The vapor coming out of the top and from the take off tube indicate that you do not have enough cooling. Remove the insulation from the condensation section, you want to loose heat there, not keep it in. Is the coil on your condenser tight against the top section? If so, tighten it up some so its of...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196079

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

OK, ran this stuff today, got a couple issues. First, I only got 4 half liter jars The product is cloudy ABV started at 65 down to 40, proof, not % Followed the OP recipe exactly, no problems Seemed to ferment out fine but I didn't take OG or FG readings I run a valved reflux rig Ran it wide open, n...
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196079

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Finally got this one started today. 7 lbs of cracked corn cooked in 4 gallons of water, Jesus this stuff gets thick, just about did my shoulder in.
Its in the mash tun now with the malted barley and a pound of rye.
See how it looks in the am and pitch the yeast before work.
by SIXFOOTER
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4044
Views: 446998

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Just cranked up a batch of this one this afternoon and it kicked off immediately. Followed the original recipe, about 4" of feed, 2 gallons boiling water, 7lbs sugar. With it running as hard as it is I might get to run this one next weekend.