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by Bohunk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Getting Steamed Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Getting Steamed Up

Boy this is the response I was hoping for. I am wondering about the solids in the bottom, if they will be packed to hard for the steam to go through. Thinking about buying a 30 gallon ss barrel, and using it as boil pot, fermenter, still. Anything has to be easier than squeezing that slop out by han...
by Bohunk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Getting Steamed Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Getting Steamed Up

Thanks guys, this it the area I want to explore. Shady, I see you and I joined in the same year, hope your not as old as I am. :lol: Michigan, my idea was to strip the low wines out, and then run them through my pot still, do you think the yeast/trub would carry though that far ?? I make some ass ki...
by Bohunk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Getting Steamed Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Getting Steamed Up

Thanks for the reply Zach. I can't imagine more guys not using steam to distill, I've been straining grain and wash for so long got to be a better way. Brutal, and Michigan are you guys just cooking with steam ?? If so, how do you handle the grain left in the cooker ?? Thanks for the help The Ole Bo...
by Bohunk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Getting Steamed Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Getting Steamed Up

I’ve read everything here several times, but I seem to be missing the piece I’m looking for. My idea is to cook my grain with steam, let it cool, then pitch the yeast, and cover the pot. With a blow off hose in a bucket of water. When the yeast has finished, fire up the steam generator, and move the...
by Bohunk
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Use of Hardwood Charcoal Lump for Filtering.
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Use of Hardwood Charcoal Lump for Filtering.

Charcoal by it’s self doesn’t have much cleaning ability, it’s activated carbon that does the cleaning. This is made by crushing charcoal, then heating it to a high degree, suddenly quenching it with cold water. This fractures the grains, and creates millions of cracks and crevasses where contaminan...
by Bohunk
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Charred Oak Barrel
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Charred Oak Barrel

If the barrel has been charred, it's worthless, ruined beyond repair. BUT, I'm willing to take it off your hands. Ha
The Ole
Bohunk
by Bohunk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mash-Off! Liquid Enzymes vs. Malt Grains
Replies: 82
Views: 6998

Re: Mash-Off! Liquid Enzymes vs. Malt Grains

MC great job, I've been using method #1 for a long time, and been very happy with it. Let us know how the final chapter reads.
Thanks again.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Wheated Bourbon
Replies: 26
Views: 2703

Re: Wheated Bourbon

I have a 15 gallon barrel of wheat bourbon ageing here, it's now one year old, and probably needs one more year to be world class. I used 20 lbs cracked corn, 5 lbs cracked wheat, 3.5 lbs cracked malt. Like my good friend Tim says, you don't need malt if your using enzymes, but I added it for flavor...
by Bohunk
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Panela goodness
Replies: 538
Views: 35256

Re: Panela goodness

Jason, this might be the wrong U-tube. This video is of some handsome, big time movie star talking about stills.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Best method for seperating corn from mash
Replies: 139
Views: 20766

Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Mhusker, boy I have tried and tried to order these filters, but after about 30 minutes of farting around answering questions, I gave up. I created an account, and still they won't let me pay for the order. I wonder how these folks ever sell anything, maybe tomorrow I'll try calling the order in. A R...
by Bohunk
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Calcium Carbonate
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Calcium Carbonate

Thanks for the response, the bag says " course ground ", but I have oyster shells, and will continue using that. Just interested in this form, a small 4 oz bottle of Calcium Carbonate costs $ 2.99, and a fifty pound bag of this costs $ 5.99. I might just pick up a bag, if I never use it, I'll think ...
by Bohunk
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Calcium Carbonate
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Calcium Carbonate

While shopping at my local farm store, I came across "Sweet Barn Lime". Bag says for dairy barn cleaning. On the back of the bag it says " High Purity Calcium Carbonate ". 50 lbs bag for $ 5.99, so I wonder if this can be used instead of oyster shell ??

Thanks
The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sat May 28, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Lil bit-o-bout panela
Replies: 93
Views: 14251

Re: Lil bit-o-bout panela

Bohunk wish you could have been down here to sample some cachacas with me at the Miami Renaissance Rum Festival. Was a wonderful experience.
Ya, Jason showed me some of the more interesting things you guys saw at the festival, So young, so sweet.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sat May 28, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Lil bit-o-bout panela
Replies: 93
Views: 14251

Re: Lil bit-o-bout panela

Thanks for posting that video, Jason showed me one from his phone, you stirring hot juice. Great stuff. I'm fortune enough to have Jason living part time near me, so I keep the fermentor full most of the time. I have a 15 gallon barrel that I filled for the third time, filled it one year ago, and I'...
by Bohunk
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Dry Yeast Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Dry Yeast Storage

Thanks for the replies guys. I've been around longer than most of you folks have been alive, but wasn't sure about storing this dry yeast. Beer can have funny off flavors if the yeast isn't right, so I want to be careful.
Thanks again

The Old Bohunk
by Bohunk
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Dry Yeast Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Dry Yeast Storage

I store my dry distiller's yeast in quart jars, with the lid screwed on tight, but I just ordered 600 grams of dry Safale05, would it be OK to store it in the same fashion.?? I'm going to start using 05 for my bourbon, and will also use it for my beer. What say yee ole wise ones ???

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: gonna try woods booner recipe
Replies: 37
Views: 3676

Re: gonna try woods booner recipe

Tater, I do about the same thing, and I always worry about the time it takes to drain the fermenter. In my case it takes several hours, and the wort is exposed all this time, is that no problem ? You say it takes several days to drain, so is there no infection/mold starting ??

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Jaggery
Replies: 74
Views: 11199

Re: Jaggery

Jason, thanks for posting this link. Interesting stuff.
When you get tired of the sun and fun, come back home.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 50 thousand total forum topics!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: 50 thousand total forum topics!!!

Jimbo, Good to see you back on the forum, I've been meaning to call you, but always seem to let it slip. Hope you get active again, you have a lot to share.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Algona Iowa Freedom Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Algona Iowa Freedom Rally

I'm just a little ways into Nebraska, so next year give a holler, maybe we can have a "get together"
The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: GNS/Vodka on Oak Experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: GNS/Vodka on Oak Experiment

Jimbo, your my hero, I read about all your posts, but... The GNS from MGP was distilled at 190 proof, so it's got no backbone. They also sell whiskey, that by law has to be distilled at LESS than 160 proof, so it might have a little more flavor than the GNS. When I had my distillery I toured though ...
by Bohunk
Mon May 11, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Crystal malt corn
Replies: 43
Views: 3280

Re: Crystal malt corn

What a great idea, but I don't think corn has enough enzyme to convert it's own starch to sugar. That's why we have to use barley malt, for extra enzyme. That being said, I would love to have some carmel, crystal corn malt. Ummmmmm.
The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermentation time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Fermentation time?

BeefBoy, there are so many variables that it would be near impossible to calculate the ferment time. Things like temp, nutrients, PH, endless list of variables.

The Ole Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a lucky Bohunk
Replies: 1
Views: 413

I'm a lucky Bohunk

I just mixed up a batch of rum, and got to thinking. What a luck Bohunk I am, I live a little over an hour drive from SugarDaddy, and can get panela when ever I need it. Last week, I picked up 200 lbs. I just mixed up 16 lbs of panela and about three gallon of water, put it on the stove and boiled i...
by Bohunk
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Steam
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Steam

Guys first off thanks a lot for the info. I have been thinking about doing this same thing, but -- since my keg/boil pot is open at the top, I thought I would run the steam in the top of the pot, down to the bottom, into a coil, through the coil back up and out the top again. I will be using this se...
by Bohunk
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Automatic Corn Mash Stirrer
Replies: 20
Views: 3691

Re: Automatic Corn Mash Stirrer

I'm wondering if that drill won't get too hot. ?? I built a similar setup couple weeks ago, bought a new 3/8 drill and it burnt up in about 15 minutes. I'm now building a new setup using a treadmill motor, with a speed control on it, and plan to use a shaft long enough to get away from the rising he...
by Bohunk
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: 13 gallon fermenters
Replies: 34
Views: 3069

Re: 13 gallon fermenters

I have six of those babies, I drilled a hole in the lid, inserted a rubber groumet for the bubbler. Then after several runs I figured out where the drain level is and put spigots in the bottoms. Only have to open the spigot and let them drain. By the way I poured water in mine with a five gallon buc...
by Bohunk
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Floating Plates by FullySilenced
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Floating Plates by FullySilenced

Good idea, and good workmanship. You can load that lathe up and haul it here anytime you want.

Nice work Tim
by Bohunk
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Steam distillation
Replies: 305
Views: 32606

Re: Steam distillation

ShadyLane, thanks for all your work on this project. I have been thinking about this for a long time, and I will probably now jump in. I have a four plate dragon column, so I will have to build a thumper, and boiler. I have always wondered about just making a coil in the thumper to heat the mash, an...
by Bohunk
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Mop wringers for grains
Replies: 17
Views: 3525

Re: Mop wringers for grains

I bought the same one ShadyLane has, not really happy with it, but it does beat a hand job !! I wish I had one of those old fashioned ones made from metal, this plastic one has a lot of spring in it, and you can't really bear down on it like I want to. Better than nothing, I guess.

The Ole Bohunk