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by cede
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalization now
Replies: 52
Views: 6657

Re: Legalization now

Those damn laws are from an ancient time. What happened to US, happened also to Canada, and that's crap. They're spending millions in "education" against drink and drive but there are still many people driving drunk. They get arrested and nothing, they are free to kill. They can not make it legal, t...
by cede
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4th Triangle Flute Design & Build
Replies: 173
Views: 37513

Re: 4th Triangle Flute Design & Build

Nice update Detroit !
As with each new rig you'll have to take some time to get used to the beast.
by cede
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Mexico stilling
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: New Mexico stilling

Welcome ! I'm one of those that thinks "Off the grid! Yeah!" Then realize I'd be dead within the week. It's just that you need a time to adapt yourself. Off grid is nothing, without water is another thing. When you do not have running water you realize that modern way of life is wasting lots of water.
by cede
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 83143

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

It's always just a matter of time that the idea is copied :)
by cede
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon
Replies: 112
Views: 12919

Re: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon

I came accross this recipe and I have over 4 lbs of chocolate malt and some other crystal malts so I might try this soon.

Does anybody has done some aging and tasted at 6 months or over and can report ?

Thanks !
by cede
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: french member
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: french member

Welcome !
I'm from France but moved over 10 years ago to another continent.

Nice to hear that you use your own apples :)
by cede
Fri May 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Wiring a still auger
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Wiring a still auger

Depending on how the motor is wired, you could rewire it to single phase but it's not the best at all. If you have around 150$, grab a VFD controller. It's a variable frequency driver. You'll be able to run on 3 phases and control speed of your motor. Check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOxNjsuUrZ...
by cede
Wed May 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: anyone still but not drink or drink very little
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: anyone still but not drink or drink very little

Not a drinker that much.
Stillin for the skill, the taste, the joy/pride of making good stuff.
by cede
Sat May 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Google search doesn't work any more !
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Google search doesn't work any more !

No trouble here on 2 browsers.
Clean your cache, restart the browser and enjoy a drink :)
by cede
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Need 54kw control system
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: Need 54kw control system

Nice Job ! :)
by cede
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?

Never thought about an alcohol lamp. I've been using flat cotton 'disks' from Target with isopropyl alcohol to clean my flask, jug, ss funnel (won't use plastic cuz it scratches) and airlock. Been looking for a PC fan to make a stir plate... I wasn't talking about cleaning the instruments with a fl...
by cede
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First build 3" still
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: First build 3" still

Nice but I don't get the point of the brass part in the middle as you have stainless TC fittings all the way from the cover. You will hear is often here: make sure it's lead free brass ! I guess the paper with slanted cuts is a mockup :) For stainless parts and fittings there are a few sources on al...
by cede
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?

I harvest some yeast from slurry, and wash it, but I would not go further than 5th generation. Well, I never tried either, but looks like yeast might change profile as I heard. Twisted Brick at 8th generation if you do not taste changes, you're good :) I had so many 1st and 2nd generations that I di...
by cede
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Starting up a 'yeast' bank - how?

You have many ways to save yeast. I used to have them dried or freezed depending what I wanted to do. I stopped brewing a bit but still have the bank in the freezer. Dry to swap by mail, freeze to store them longer. For doing this, I washed yeast and then put them in slant tubes, in a lunch box with...
by cede
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from barrie Ontario
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Hello from barrie Ontario

Welcome on board :)
by cede
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: My quick reference guide
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: My quick reference guide

Mmmkay :)
Where ?
by cede
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Metal cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Metal cutting

Nice one !
Did you grabbed the drawings somewhere ? I know someone who would love one :)
by cede
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Should I go with a bigger ferrule?
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Should I go with a bigger ferrule?

Yep, that's what many do: flip the keg and use the 2" as drain.
by cede
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 26
Views: 1948

Re: Potatoes

Here too @ Skip Rock Distillers : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlnP9HpCuN4

They pass the potatoes trough a hammer mill to make a paste.
They do not show the whole process.
by cede
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 10,000w SCR vs SSR
Replies: 195
Views: 19566

Re: 10,000w SCR vs SSR

If your led display goes out just on a side and viewing the sticker, it's inside the meter. The SSR would diffuse the heat and if it could heat that much, you would have more troubles inside the box. Your meter might me dying, or as suggested by Johnnywhiskey , you're not powering it the good way. I...
by cede
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4.5’ bokakob build
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: 4.5’ bokakob build

Do not rely on temperature :) Well, you can get a table of temperatures for the different phases, but they've got to be adapted to the pressure/altitude at the time you distill. Best is to feel it. You can start your still, with full reflux and the valve open. When you first see something coming out...
by cede
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: 6" Ferrule to Side of Barrel?
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: 6" Ferrule to Side of Barrel?

You're surely have to grind it yourself.
But cutting the curve of a 55G barrel into a ferrule could be tricky.
I'd say cut a round into the barrel, fit the ferrule inside and weld it.
After that you'll decide if you want to grind the ferrule from the inside.
by cede
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Going to Electric! HELP!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: Going to Electric! HELP!!

We are not talking about cathodic tubes, or more generally electronic tubes which work on the same principle and need high DC voltages that can be lethal because of the energy stored by inductors and capacitors needed to filter the current ripple. Chances are GF breaker will not trip if you get shoc...
by cede
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Going to Electric! HELP!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: Going to Electric! HELP!!

Most of the house main breakers with a ground fault sensing were 20mA in EU. So what ? So.. when you have this on your main entry you are protected everywhere in your house. It was just a remark. Electricity in US/CAN seems ages away from EU. Not quite sure what you are saying here - but 5 mA is ab...
by cede
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: heat pump for cooling condenser and boiling mash
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: heat pump for cooling condenser and boiling mash

What refrigerants did you use? What was the envisioned temperature at the second compressor stage? Do you have suggestions as to what refrigerant should be used in the setup i proposed? On top of my head it was R410a and R22. I was not the one who played with the gases. I was interested in understa...
by cede
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the east coast of canada
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Hello from the east coast of canada

Hello and welcome :)
I'm your western neighbour!
by cede
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Going to Electric! HELP!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: Going to Electric! HELP!!

200mA will kill you stone dead ! Like a forgotten sausage on BBQ :) You can not really measure your body resistance with a 10$ multimeter, but you can try. at 20mA, your thoracic cage will tetanize at 30mA you'll have hard time breathing if any at 40mA your heart will fibrilate but you can survive ...
by cede
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: heat pump for cooling condenser and boiling mash
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: heat pump for cooling condenser and boiling mash

I studied a bit heat transfer when I was working on new types of wells for heat pumps, and we had a 2 stages heat pump, I mean 2 chained compressors using 2 different gases. It was a real pain to setup but worked well and finally the wells were so efficient that earth was not able to provide enough ...
by cede
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Going to Electric! HELP!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2581

Re: Going to Electric! HELP!!

For the element, I bought this : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2WI65Y
It's 2" triclamp and protected wire connection, not bad for the price.

Best is to have a triclamp welded to the keg.
by cede
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun built out of 1 1/2'' copper pipe
Replies: 25
Views: 2025

Re: Shotgun built out of 1 1/2'' copper pipe

3/8 ID is 1/2 OD so I don't think 5 won't fit in a 1-1/2 unless you have a 20 ton press to make them slide in :)