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by just-a-sip
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Message in a bottle: the story continues!
Replies: 299
Views: 30022

Re: Message in a bottle: the story continues!

HolyBear wrote:Nice to see "The Bottle" is still on the move...
i agree who would have thought it would have gotten this far. and awesome we have added so many extras. its awesome to send a little bit of the left overs to the next guy.
by just-a-sip
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

stairman wrote:would it have been simpler to buy another two 15 dollar plastic trash cans and switch out to a cooler one when the water got too warm?
that's another trash can i need around my already crowded garage. and yes this was more fun.
by just-a-sip
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 108150

Re: FLUTE TALK

Tried this today finally, got zone pin hole leaks though I think, little bubbles appeared, I've been all over it but can't find any pin holes!. Took some power to run it, will be good for some faster takoff hopefully, will do some more testing. yCqBrUhNwYo so ive read this thread 4 times start to f...
by just-a-sip
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4481

Re: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!

HolyBear wrote:Hey Sip, nothing is in the link above. It just takes me to a blank response to this post...
try again working now
by just-a-sip
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4481

Re: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!

Shae wrote:
just-a-sip wrote:
almost didnt even come to check this thread because its been hijacked for a few weeks now lol...
Sorry for being part of that, but sometimes it makes more sense to ask questions in the same thread where information is presented.
no big deal
by just-a-sip
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

All AC units are not created equal and this modification may not be possible for every model... Also, if the cooling water starts getting too warm/hot you could end up destroying the AC unit if the low side pressure goes too high causing the high side to go way higher than normal limits... A warnin...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

How many BTU's was yours. I checked the local swap and shop and people are practically giving them away as winter approaches. They range from 1500 btu's to 12000 btu's. Aaron this model was 10,000 BTUs, but im sure if you could only find 6000 or so it would be fine as the coil is in direct contact ...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

Love your ingenuity. :clap: What are the pros and cons to using an air conditioner vs. a simple radiator? One possible pro is the price. For $25 you get a radiator, fan, and controller; all connected together in a nice looking housing. One con: It costs more electricity to run an air conditioner th...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

Not exactly. ... yes the water gets hot and and creats excess heat in the garage. As does the boiler itself. The AC cooler chills the water. The heat is placed back into the the garge where it gets unbearable but I retrofitted an exhaust system for the AC to vent out the hot air coming out the heat ...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: my cooling water solution

20130905_135908.jpg now you can place the cooler into the water and re install the housing for a cleaner look or run it without the housing. 20130905_142518.jpg 20130905_143602.jpg here is where i will give some notes. besides for having to be cautious of not damaging any lines you must understand ...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: my cooling water solution
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

my cooling water solution

so i know that this topic has been touched on a bit from time to time. some have mentioned refrigeration units, some air conditioners, and an assortment of solutions that have been disregarded or failed. for whatever reason this hasn't been tried or revised im here to say that not only does it work ...
by just-a-sip
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4481

Re: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!

Hey Sip, I just found this thread. Sounds like youve run into some problems man, sorry to hear that. Yea, my swamp cooler isnt as great as it could be, but for $35, it sure has helped me alot... My swamp cooler was just a beginning, like some of the origional stills here, advancements are made over...
by just-a-sip
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: idea for beefing up a forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: idea for beefing up a forum.

oh believe me PP i always respect your opinions.

and as you may be right on the knowledge base i just always thought it would be nice to share the brewing stuff along with the distilling info.
by just-a-sip
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: idea for beefing up a forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: idea for beefing up a forum.

I don't think there isn't much traffic there because its not organized. I could be wrong? one of the main reasons i base that off of is my personal opinions of course... i brew but don't post in there because the info is limited at best and unorganized. also there are a few members on here that i k...
by just-a-sip
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: idea for beefing up a forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: idea for beefing up a forum.

There is a section for it. That doesn't get used very much now. Not sure how you would get more to use it. By just moving it? well that's the thing PP take a look into the beer and wine section, there is lots of talk about making beer and wine for distillation, or basically just a bunch of wine rec...
by just-a-sip
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: idea for beefing up a forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 419

idea for beefing up a forum.

gentlemen, i know that three is a small section for beer and wine, and although this is a good place to have home brewing discussions i feel that it is still (as im sure its meant to be) that it is still just a offshoot of our distillation hobby. i propose to the mentors that we add this as its own ...
by just-a-sip
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: aeration of mash
Replies: 17
Views: 5738

Re: aeration of mash

i think the point has been missed by several of you. yes yest need oxygen, and yes there is a lag time that the yeast have when reproducing. the original mixing and aeration of your mash is more then enough oxygenation of your mash during the fermentation process. if you want a good solid fermentati...
by just-a-sip
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: aeration of mash
Replies: 17
Views: 5738

Re: aeration of mash

Newby here, been wondering if adding air to the wash would help produce more alcohol, speed up the fermenting process, or have any other benefits. Is there any part of the forum where this is discussed? although there are some that aerate or stir there is no added benefit for it. you cant make more...
by just-a-sip
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with a 3" boka
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: help with a 3" boka

A few things you can do... they may not all be viable but its whats been done in the past. Cut your legs down on rhe burner. Every inch counts if your shooting for mid 90% neutral's Cut a hole in your roof for the tower to go in. Run the product through again. 2 runs through a 80% efficient rig will...
by just-a-sip
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: oh so blue.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: oh so blue.

think i had a little to much fun on my 30th... drank way to much and did some front yard wrestling with the boys... well long story short i ended the night in the ER... Broken ankles suck.
by just-a-sip
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: oh so blue.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: oh so blue.

Ok 30 aint so bad.... headed to my boys house with some of my finest in tot. Bon fire planned and its gonna be a good night.
by just-a-sip
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first still
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: My first still

keep it up it will come together before you know it.
by just-a-sip
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: oh so blue.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: oh so blue.

I get tired of waiting for 5 o'clock somewhere so I go for 3 o'clock somewhere. I don't have to wait as long :lol: like i said i aint waiting, i got a coffee and some ok homemade baileys. and following that is a bloody marry. by lunch i plan to be on some of by buddy's home made brew and of course ...
by just-a-sip
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: oh so blue.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

oh so blue.

Why am I getting so old.... I think I need a special drink today. I know its on 730am but its 5 o'clock somewhere right?
by just-a-sip
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Recycling Feints.
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Recycling Feints.

+1 PP i used to add back to the next batch and never could quite get the balance of heads hearts and tails. i always felt just as the OP felt, that i was just getting more heads. but for the past year or so i have been doing all faints runs and am much happier. sure you have to save a large quantity...
by just-a-sip
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: 15 coolest distilleries
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: 15 coolest distilleries

great read thanks for sharing
by just-a-sip
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4481

Re: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!

this works good with ice in the middle i cant exactly tell if that is a flake stand or what, but i assure you if i cant keep 70 gal cool during a 4 hour run... then just adding some bottles of ice aint gonna do it. like i said i think i may have the solution i just cant share until i know it works ...
by just-a-sip
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Flaked wheat for whiskey- what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Flaked wheat for whiskey- what am I doing wrong?

Also I’m still in doubt if I can distill it. I placed the fermented mash in a temp controled freezer I have at -1C (30F) Gus two forms of thinking here. if it is done working and you cant get any better then 1.008 (which you may not) then you can run it. your not going to get the highest yield out ...
by just-a-sip
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 4481

Re: Swamp Cooler "huh yea sure" NOT!!!

thanks for all the advice guys, i may see about insulating the boiler as it was a plan for the future anyway, as for the ventilation the wife wont allow any roof or wall vents added, so the only option would be out the front door, although this is not a bad idea ill have to see what it looks like fr...