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by Austin Nichols
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Reflex run a failure.
Replies: 21
Views: 1334

Re: First Reflex run a failure.

Never mind the lead, that epoxy would taste awesome :roll:

Sevenel, please dont drink anything from that until you address the problems you have with thing.
by Austin Nichols
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

blind drunk wrote:Do flute operators do the little jar cuts like the regular folks do, or is it a single run with just big cuts :?:
I use small jars until I know heads are taken, then switch to bigger bottles for the rest of the run, the tails cut is obvious so I just switch out to big jug and strip the rest.
by Austin Nichols
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Tight fit at tri-clamps
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Tight fit at tri-clamps

A few wraps of PTFE tape around the keg neck works for me :D
by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: SEVENEL's Progress Page
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: SEVENEL's Progress Page

For the $200 you spent on that rig you could build a decent still for yourself, Petrovski has a Flute in transit at the moment, it should arrive soon. :D http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6895095#p6895095 OD Yeah I thought that was him, but had a seniors moment. Well there ya go, maybe...
by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: SEVENEL's Progress Page
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: SEVENEL's Progress Page

Gday sevenel i got astill off the same bloke works fine for me , i,m using thw BW recpie you might need a bigger pump, Pm me Petrovski Have you done a lead test on it? The guy from ebay that does these things freely admits he uses lead solder, and argues there's no problem with it. I've fixed a few...
by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

I dunno maybe it's just me, but I like the idea of having room for the vapor to move before it hits the first plate in the column, so I use about 900mm column for a five plate setup even tho the plates are high in the column and only 100mm apart. Then there's the bling/wow factor to take into consid...
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Copper Boilers
Replies: 42
Views: 5746

Re: Copper Boilers

This is starting to give me the shits! :evil:

I just put a legit add up, and again it gets pushed down by off topic bullshit!

KiwiL if your not actually selling this shit, stop spamming us with junk!

FFS
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Copper Boilers
Replies: 42
Views: 5746

Re: Copper Boilers

The problem I have with these not really for sale add's is......

The legit add's like mine keep getting pushed down the line, perhaps the mods could move kiwiL's not really for sale add's to a more appropriate place..... like the trash can :mrgreen:

Cheers.
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

dougyethanol wrote:if we could go back to earlier post were i mentioned crusty bits on packing in column. maybe a foamup in boiler?
Yeah I'd say you almost had a puke :lol:
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Copper Boilers
Replies: 42
Views: 5746

Re: Copper Boilers

:shock:

How good would that 10 plated flute OD built look on top of one of these ?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

Yeah take a look at posts about VM stills in the column distillation forum, your already half way there to VM anyway.

Cheers.
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

I think your results were pretty good given your column length and the fact it's a CM still (cooling management), you could really improve that rig easily by removing the cooling line from around the column, putting a condenser on top and having a gate or ball valve on the horizontle (sp) part of th...
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

Kifi wrote:
Austin - go and see what Nixon, McCaw and Smiley say about 2 hour equilibriations and why. You'll jump on that bandwagon too! :D
Nup! aint ever gunna happen dude, my run is almost half done by then, using my flute :mrgreen:
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

Could you please post a pic or explanation of your rig? It would help a lot if we knew exactly what your using, then you can be advised with an amount of certainty to your questions. Sometimes more heat is the answer, this creates more reflux and cools the column (in laymans terms) so by running les...
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Butter Fingers....Oops!
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: Butter Fingers....Oops!

15hr stripping run?

How long does it take to do a spirit run?

:lol:
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Please help im very confused.
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Please help im very confused.

blanikdog wrote:Just gotta love those boiling chip chips. Simply adjust the gas according to the rattle rate, and Bob's ya uncle. WTG.
But my uncles name is Robert :?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

Use whatever you've got handy, sugar or dextrose wont really matter, turbo's are ok to learn with but there's better alternatives in the tried n true section. Double distilling definately helps, but if your running your reflux properly and maintaining a consistent temp of 78c to 79c you should end u...
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Kink in my worm
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Kink in my worm

I've sorted the occasional small kink like that out with a hammer and a block of wood, place the block on the bottom and gently tap the top with the hammer, then turn it all over and do the same again until your happy.

It doesnt turn out perfect, but it kinda forces the kink out a fair bit.

Cheers.
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: output versus purity
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: output versus purity

Kifi wrote:
If you're collecting slowly (2-4 drops per second) and you've let the column equilibriate for 2 hours after heat up and before collection

Good luck!
WTF? 2 HOURS??????

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 65&start=0

:roll:
by Austin Nichols
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: SEVENEL's Progress Page
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: SEVENEL's Progress Page

1. only thing is the brass thread piece I brought is epoxied in and it isn't going anywhere. 2. Im only really interested in obtaining pure spirits, Not looking to spend any more than $200-250 for the column. 3.I could even possibly get my fitter and turner mate to weld whatever is needed on top of...
by Austin Nichols
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: SEVENEL's Progress Page
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: SEVENEL's Progress Page

I only make them with a tri-clamp fitting, I do not have brazing facilities, perhaps another member may be able to help. OD I can braze here but would also prefer to go down the tri clamp road too :D SEVENEL, Before you buy another still I'd like to suggest you check out some of the designs around ...
by Austin Nichols
Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

OD, It looks good I spose, but why go with such a large product condenser? I dont see the need to go so big on the product condenser when something half that size will work fine. Also: I built my first with the sight glasses on the 1st, 3rd n 5th plate, why go for the top 3 plates with windows? Cheers
by Austin Nichols
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Bundaberg Rum
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: Bundaberg Rum

hwalt10 wrote:Does anyone have a good recipe for bundaberg rum?
Yuck!!

If that was as good as I could make I'd give up...... :esurprised:

Hook rum in the tried and true recipe section would be a good start, if you wanted to go have a look
by Austin Nichols
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: do u think i can use this still on gass
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: do u think i can use this still on gass

chriscahill wrote:
Prairiepiss wrote:Why not use the electric element it already has?
it goes straight to 86 it does not sit around 79 at all i get like maybe 20 ml's of heart off a 7% wash
It wont sit on 79 because it's a pot still, not a reflux still. :roll:
by Austin Nichols
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wife of 15 years wants to separate. How do I survive this?
Replies: 164
Views: 9614

Re: Wife of 15 years wants to separate. How do I survive thi

SB, I really know where your at right now and also know how hard it is to see the light at the end of the tunnel, my wife of 12 years left me about 11 years ago, it took me nearly 2 years to be comfortable about it all. We had two daughters 11 & 9 yo's and I'm certain while the ex and I were licking...
by Austin Nichols
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Distiller Needs To Know About The T500
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: Novice Distiller Needs To Know About The T500

I want to distill 5 gallons of wash at a time in the easiest manner it can be done. You dont want the T500 then. Fiddly, slow PITA to use, and a lot of plastic parts that is in the distillate path. If you have to buy a still, there are quite a few members here that could build you one, depending on...
by Austin Nichols
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

P3081346.jpg :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: got any plans set in stone Austin? spooky Sort of, both condensers are shotgun, it's a 3" column with 4x 2" sight glasses, I havnt decided on perf or bubble cap plates for it yet and it will have a 2" easy flange to fit a keg. Cheers.
by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

olddog wrote:Is this a new build Austin?


OD
Yes it is mate 8)
by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107615

Re: FLUTE TALK

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by Austin Nichols
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who should I trust here?
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: Who should I trust here?

:mrgreen: ......