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by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: First Motorized Vehicle You Owned?
Replies: 159
Views: 7523

Re: First Motorized Vehicle You Owned?

1960 Lambretta 150.
by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do we call you Americans?.
Replies: 105
Views: 5406

Re: What do we call you Americans?.

... And, not the largest !!! LoL !!!
by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do we call you Americans?.
Replies: 105
Views: 5406

Re: What do we call you Americans?.

There are 55 countries in "The Americas" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_in_the_Americas_by_population" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow They include: USA, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, Chile etc. All of these countries are ...
by likkerluvver
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday blanikdog!
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Happy Birthday blanikdog!

Congrats you ole fart. :clap: :clap: :clap:

We old farts need to stick together. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dreaded Easy Still vs Amazing Still vs ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3171

Re: Dreaded Easy Still vs Amazing Still vs ?

I wouldn’t consider an amazing still, but I started with a Megahome 585w water distiller which I modified by soldering the volatiles vent, replacing silicone and plastic spout with copper, and using a Router speed controller. It is very hard to make good cuts with such a small output, but it can be ...
by likkerluvver
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Parent Site Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Parent Site Problem?

No problem then. Great!

Thanks Admin.
by likkerluvver
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Parent Site Problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Parent Site Problem?

When I go to the parent site, all I am getting is: It Works!

Wondering what the problem is. :?
by likkerluvver
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Getting smell out of drums?????!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Getting smell out of drums?????!!!!

I had great success getting the smell of olives out of several barrels by throwing them in my pool and super-chlorinating it. A few days later I fished them out and could detect ZERO smell. A thorough rinsing and you're good to go. I'd try adding maybe 1/2 cup non-scented bleach to each and filling ...
by likkerluvver
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not
Replies: 149
Views: 129413

Re: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not

Prestige Pastis is great if you like Pernod/Ricard, though MUCH less sugar-sweetened than the recipe calls for. IMHO it's the ONLY flavouring clearly resembling (maybe tasting even better than) the original liquor.

One part finished liquor to 5 parts 7-Up or water over a load of ice. Yum!!!
by likkerluvver
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Bourbon vs Whiskey
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Bourbon vs Whiskey

Right on Bushman. That's a great MM visual reference.
by likkerluvver
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Rum sugars, brown or pure cane....
Replies: 35
Views: 4391

Re: Rum sugars, brown or pure cane....

In Canada and the US (and many other countries):

Light brown sugar = white sugar + added molasses
Dark brown sugar = white sugar + extra added molasses

I use white sugar and add my own molasses. It's less expensive and I get to control the taste profile. :thumbup:

Someday I'll get to panela.
by likkerluvver
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Question on grain mill
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

Re: Question on grain mill

... My question is: would this be suitable to crack corn, barley, wheat, rye for AG brewing & fermenting? And is the smallest "crack" of 2.5 mm small enough? Not sure your meaning of "corn" here :?: My guess is that you were referring to cereal grains in general. If the smallest crack is 2.5mm, it ...
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Conical Fermenter
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Conical Fermenter

Here's a plastic version:

http://vvessel.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by likkerluvver
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Au bain Marie
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Au bain Marie

Nice piece of "useless" information - brightened my day.

Thanks Odin :clap: :clap: :clap:
by likkerluvver
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: The Maillard Reaction
Replies: 139
Views: 48852

The Maillard Reaction - with Sour Mashes

I'm fermenting my 3rd generation of 2 (separate) Sour Mash washes - Corn (frozen sweetcorn) and Sour Rye (un-malted feed grain) "Maillardizing" for 12+ hours in slow cookers on "Low" setting with 1t baking soda. Here's my recipe: 3kg (6.5lb) grain - whole, uncrushed 4.5kg (10lb) sugar 1t citric - fi...
by likkerluvver
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: UJSSM, What the heck?
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: UJSSM, What the heck?

Otis Campbell wrote:
The bucket is what I poured it in to take a pic. It is HDPE.. From what I read it is ok to store ethanol in it?
I, and many of us here, use LDPE or HDPE fermentation containers, but most agree that anything much above 12%abv - and that includes stripped wash - is best kept in glass or stainless.
by likkerluvver
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Busted in Polk County Florida
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Re: Busted in Polk County Florida

"Popcorn Sutton would not have been proud of these bootleggers – it wasn't a very sophisticated operation, but they were producing, distributing and selling illegal moonshine in the area," Sheriff Judd said in a release. The common factor in all these busts is " distributing and selling illegal moo...
by likkerluvver
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: buying rye in New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: buying rye in New Zealand

@halo
Ooops! I guess you didn't need that primer. :oops: (Many do. :thumbup: )

Cereal rye is not available in feedstores in NZ? There's always the LHBS if you don't mind their prices.

@jase
Dunno f you were talking to me - but I've never posted on youtube.
by likkerluvver
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: buying rye in New Zealand
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: buying rye in New Zealand

In Canada and US "winter rye" can be bought from a feedstore. Try asking for cereal rye, ryecorn or ryegrain in a feedstore. It is a cereal grain which looks like barley - but smaller. Check that it has no preservatives/fungicides if you find it as seedstock. Ryegrass looks like lawn grass seed and...
by likkerluvver
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Help with Electric before I kill myself please.
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: Help with Electric before I kill myself please.

Yes I know that having the male plug on the business end of the cord is dangerous, but..... No BUTS about it. Murphy's Law applies here: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". Anyone who knowingly wires a male plug where there is ANY chance of those connectors being live DESERVES to kill hims...
by likkerluvver
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Trying to make 100% rye
Replies: 30
Views: 2144

Re: Trying to make 100% rye

Bump!

Did this go anywhere :?:
by likkerluvver
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First EC-1118 attempt...fail?
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: First EC-1118 attempt...fail?

Prairiepiss wrote:
If you need more alcohol then a 14% wash van make. You either have a problem or are doing something illegal? Even if its neither of those. I still question your motives?
Hey PP, none of us EVER do anything illegal :!: :?: :!: :?: :?:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by likkerluvver
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Airstill Mr. Disteller
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

When I first started I was using cane sugar.Yes it burned and tasted like gasoline.OLny 70 to 80 Proof.Tried some grain washes worse.After a lot of research found Corn Sugar.120to 130 Proof and smooth as silk.I do cut it to 90.Airstill is made olny for Sugar washes.When all else fails read the dire...
by likkerluvver
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: PH Testers
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: PH Testers

I'd be concerned about the metal that probe/tip is made from. I have one like that for my soil, but I have one like this for my fermentations: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-pH-Meter-Water-Tester-pH-Monitor-for-Aquarium-Replaceable-BNC-probe-ATC-/400315316022?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d34a6f7...
by likkerluvver
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: High-temperature yeasts
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: High-temperature yeasts

Thanks Paraclesus. I can't believe I missed those threads. :oops:
by likkerluvver
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: High-temperature yeasts
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: High-temperature yeasts

Paracelsus wrote:aspergillus oryzae mold
Paracelsus wrote:Basically, it is how Sake is made - you inoculate some of your base fermentable with aspergillus oryzae mold.....
What's your source for aspergillus oryzae mold? - I'd like to hear more about the process you're using.
by likkerluvver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Cherry recipe's anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 2538

Re: Cherry recipe's anyone?

My German friends don't pit their cherries. Tastes great except for having to remember to "spit, don't swallow". :D I prefer to pit mine with a cherry-stone pitter. Boring job, but at least you can do just a pound or two at a time. The proper wide-mouthed Rumtopf crocks enable you to put a plate or ...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey

Yep! You might have to take it nice n' slow if you don't boil. 10 to 12 usg mash in a 20usg keg boiler gives no puke problems. Thorough degassing, a gradual ramp-up of heat and a small amount of simethicone defoaming-agent helps. No mash-out (from the first runnings) and boilers with a high ratio of...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Using Irish moss: beer vs whiskey

You didn't mention how you are processing your AG mashes. Are you doing BIAB? I started AG brewing with a 10 usg Rubbermaid beverage cooler with a SS false bottom like this one: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/all-grain-system-mash-tun-10-gallons.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false...