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by Setsumi
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301942

Re: The liar's bench

so my neck of woods experienced in the '70s and '80s embargoes and sanctions. one was on oil and feul. so we had rations on feul, drastic speedlimits and limits on sale of feul and you could not travel with feul in a can/drum. so a respected farmer that had to travel often between farms that was way...
by Setsumi
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Adding taller riser/column, packed..Maybe??
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Adding taller riser/column, packed..Maybe??

I'm doing some experiments with small batch alembic still (10l pot) 3/4" riser in a 1" water jacket... I've got 24" of 1" pipe available which should be adequate to reflux all vapors at my 1k5W power (i have a 24" 3/4 over 1/2 PC which does knock them all down no prob so expect 1 over 3/4 RC will d...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: i'm in it for the tecdhnical challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 223

Re: i'm in it for the tecdhnical challenge

welcome, read up on azetrope. that may help to understand the limitations of distillation and columns. then find a way to calibrate your alc meter.
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: First Rum on the Way!
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: First Rum on the Way!

the agricultural fertilisers in the old threads is the 3 element fertilisers. N nitrogen P phospherous and K potassium. NO urea. Rad use to write about it. i just looked today at a thread on here called Urea that explains the rol of urea in ethyl carbamate or urethane.

fixed K
by Setsumi
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Easy Large Batch Mashing
Replies: 267
Views: 52099

Re: Easy Large Batch Mashing

try to mill the cracked corn finer, it will help with gelatinizing and conversion. you may add malt at correct temp but use the HT enzymes to convert. corn meal filter OK and you can squeeze it quite dry. myself experience better yield with fine maize meal than course ground meal.
by Setsumi
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5599
Views: 410832

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Sunday = Runday !!! 64C8511D-B987-475E-94E8-E5E77DC8F961.jpeg The boiler looks so empty and lonely!!! ACBA5A9E-813C-4765-B650-C89987542E41.jpeg Dumping carboy #2 of low wines !! 51C8B855-1F53-4CA9-8F7B-B763661A8E05.jpeg Carboy #3 of low wines! 5F4CBB23-B1E2-432C-B04D-FF9CD6A0D8EB.jpeg Pretty full! ...
by Setsumi
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Vapor speed, reflux condenser size, power input
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Vapor speed, reflux condenser size, power input

I was tempted to just open up the water to the reflux wide and start turning up the power to see when it hits the point where vapor gets past no matter how much water I put in. Then it would be blowing vapor right past it. Then I can start turning down power until no product comes out and that woul...
by Setsumi
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My Still
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: My Still

great build, i do not realy understand the peristaltic pump as replacement for the needle valve? i hope you do not put your product through sinthetics.
by Setsumi
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The Next Step
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: The Next Step

welcome, solobrew. myself from RSA. as you say, a lot of good info here.
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Making hobo wine, and maybe distilling it
Replies: 22
Views: 605

Re: Making hobo wine, and maybe distilling it

dont know the air still but sound if you have found that temprature control is not the way to distill. try to control your boil rate and vapour speed by controlling the energy input.
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy, Y'all!
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Howdy, Y'all!

welcome Moose. man, have to say appart from goose eye yon would be the hardest write i have read on here.. mind i did figure it out and love your way with the words. please entertain us in the lair bench thread some more.
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Finally achieved a steady little stream on a run!!
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Finally achieved a steady little stream on a run!!

aint non to learn in temprature control if you want to distil. you need to control the rate of boil and that is a function of energy input.
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301942

Re: The liar's bench

SassyFrass wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:47 am
Ain't saying folks here on the bench might stretch the truth a bit..., but who's gonna let the truth get in the way of a good story?
SF
now that is all a good story needs, the taller the get the better they walk...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Ujssm yeast...bugger!
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Ujssm yeast...bugger!

dont over think stuff. worry if your ambient temp is too cold, if your sg is too high, if your pitch temp was too high, if you did not airiate enough, of your ph go too low... or start too high... . relax a bit and focus on your cuts... yes, a good ferment will help a lot but extra yeast will not wo...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301942

Re: The liar's bench

S-Cackalacky wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:22 pm
I heard I could find every lying bastard on the forum in this one place.
well, i am just here to hear how tall others can make a story,. myself would never lie... just look at my signature.
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 566
Views: 94553

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

So after reading this thread a I tried the original recipe exactly as it is written and I ended up with about 800ml of product at 42 abv. I did a second batch with the exact same recipe but I ran the corn through a blender first and there was a significant difference in the mash as well as the fini...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Hi

hi, Cryterion. quite a few of us Saffers on here. dont be alarmed if the general thought on HD differs from RSA whatsup and FB groups. read a while and measure knowledge, you will find good info and help on here.
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Finally achieved a steady little stream on a run!!
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Finally achieved a steady little stream on a run!!

a steady stream on a small volume still and small volume of total alc at a specific abv may be undesireble. before venturing into charchoal filtering, try running low wines. it might suprise you.
by Setsumi
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Evaluating flavour from low wines
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Evaluating flavour from low wines

myself, if i do a grain i would like a flavoured product... that said, if you want a vodka with some base flavour run it in your CCVM... rather spent the time to finish the built. to your question. myself will taste low wines off the still when i am about a 1/3 to 1/2 into the run. and at the end i ...
by Setsumi
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: CHARTING A CHEMICAL ROADMAP OF TERROIR IN CORN
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: CHARTING A CHEMICAL ROADMAP OF TERROIR IN CORN

myself has a professional master and a m. phil.... myself think crontahead has a correct and nice discussion point. then i am on record that althoug i am in academia my focus is brewing and distilling for my next experience.
by Setsumi
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CM the benefits and the downsides
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: CM the benefits and the downsides

to Chris, these days i strip a charge on pot still and the combine it with mash for a full charge. it nets double of a single charge with good flavour. That makes a lot of sense. Extra esters because of the acids in the mash reacting with the higher abv from the strip. i never thought of it that wa...
by Setsumi
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CM the benefits and the downsides
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: CM the benefits and the downsides

Shady, myself runs plates with CCVM heads. i must tun very hard on propane to get a flood. on electric with a 3.6 KW heater it does not flood but i run around 3 KW on a 1.5 charge. to Chris, these days i strip a charge on pot still and the combine it with mash for a full charge. it nets double of a ...
by Setsumi
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Found Aroma in cleaning run…
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Found Aroma in cleaning run…

i am with SB and LWTSC, flutes/platers will run flavour even at 6 plates. cranky has much to say on plates are not a tool for neutral and Mash Rookie said that before. Old Dog said his flute did high ABV at potstill speeds with flavour. if you have a plater/flute you will be making wiskey and brandy...
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey Ya'll
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Hey Ya'll

welcome Stella
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey Ya'll
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Hey Ya'll

Welcome to Home Distiller, Stella. There are some great You Tube vids that will assist bringing it all together (there will be some gruffy comments about the You Tube vids, but there is knowledge within them as well!). And that is why we have a constant stream of Newbs turning up here with crazy ar...
by Setsumi
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lost my favorite cat today
Replies: 46
Views: 2584

Re: Lost my favorite cat today

sorry for your loss Cranky. it is not nice to take the decision BUT it is a responsibility that every pet owner has. but it is also a relief for the pet to not suffer...
by Setsumi
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Still Design/Mod input request
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Still Design/Mod input request

now you are at CM, cooling management and you will need to read up on CM. myself would rather stick to CCVM. but to decide between the different reflux styles you need to understant them....
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpful Hints
Topic: Forum Search Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 12750

Re: Forum Search Tools

I type site:homedistiller.org/forum/ into the URL followed by the search term. That gets me better results than the search bars offered on the forum pages. It doesn't seem to make much difference if you type the same query into another search engine .... I often don't use Google. 👍, another way is ...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Marble size for a column
Replies: 45
Views: 1743

Re: Marble size for a column

Update. My column has a volume of 2.1 liters. So after some research I located some Raschig Ring's on an online distilling site in the U.S. The package is marked 2.5L and the supporting data claims 2.5L. I order and for no fault of the supplier the package takes a frustratingly long time to reach m...
by Setsumi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Replicating Kraken Rhum
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Replicating Kraken Rhum

LWTCS wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:09 am
Kraken is not rhum.
and after i did a google i know now the difference in rum and rhum. thanks 👍