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by cannon.co.tn
Mon May 09, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First All Grain...
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: First All Grain...

Gad. My hydrometer broke and I'm running off the corn soon. I called my local homebrew shop and got static for wanting a hydrometer for "over 20% alc)
by cannon.co.tn
Fri May 06, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First All Grain...
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: First All Grain...

Thanks for the suggestions. I took a gravity reading and got a little over 1.060. I'm not sure how well that will work as the grain is still in the fermenter but It'll surely be close. I pitched half a cup of yeast on 25 gallons or so and in a few days I'll run it off and then refill with sugar wate...
by cannon.co.tn
Thu May 05, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First All Grain...
Replies: 5
Views: 342

First All Grain...

Haven't been around much. Life gets in the way you know. I finally decided to break out the still again and just did my first all grain mash, waiting for it to cool down right now so I can pitch my yeast. 50 lb. Cracked Corn 15 lb. 2 row malted barley I boiled the corn in 2 10 gal. batches (I'm usin...
by cannon.co.tn
Tue May 06, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: corn prices.
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

corn prices.

What are y'all paying for corn. I just picked up a 50lb bag or cracked corn for $15 or about .30/lb

Is this about right or am I paying a premium for living in a densely populated area?

FWIW: I live in the SF Bay Area
by cannon.co.tn
Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Use of sugar to Raise SG
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Make a little less whiskey would be the logical answer....
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Making my own wine-gemite?
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Unfortunately you wasted a packet of 1118. The sediment is loaded with yeast, you don't need to pitch on top of it. You might want to boil then freeze some of the left over sediment to kill the yeast leaving you with yeast hulls which make for a great nutrient for next time you want to make somethin...
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: quick spreadsheet
Replies: 0
Views: 920

quick spreadsheet

here is a quick spreadsheet to calculate your gravity for mashes. Just punch in the amount of each grain/sugar and it will automatically calculate your Original gravity and (using a target gravity you can provide) your ABV of the fermented mash. You can also punch in your OG and FG and it will calcu...
by cannon.co.tn
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: online poker
Replies: 19
Views: 2445

I'm in
by cannon.co.tn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: watcha paying for fuel today?
Replies: 120
Views: 10004

good luck with that diesel along the CA I-5 corridor is $4.25 right now
by cannon.co.tn
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: a good usage for headz
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

dixiedrifter wrote:I take my heads and foreshots and treat them with molecular sieves and redistill.

Then I add in some concentrated sulfuric acid and turn them into ether.
Uncle Jesse has asked that we not discuss other drugs, their use or manufacture on the forum.
by cannon.co.tn
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Tip Cats
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Fairy floss and sausage sandwiches?

I live in San Francisco, I don't think I want my kids going to THAT fair.

:) :) :) :) :)
by cannon.co.tn
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Career in distilling?
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

This should get you started http://tinyurl.com/3x3j3j" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow and you will need an education in fermentation and distillation sciences. http://www.distilling.com/resources_2007.html#education" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="n...
by cannon.co.tn
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 166537

after i cook the wheat germ do i strain it out or do i just toss it all in the fermenter? Sorry, I haven't been in this thread in a while. You MUST put the wheat germ in the fermenter for best results. For one thing the nutrients are likely not ALL extracted in the boiling process, another reason i...
by cannon.co.tn
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: hydrometer
Replies: 2
Views: 432

In the US Proof is ABVx2

eg. 120 proof is 60% abv.
by cannon.co.tn
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: I want an apple grinder.
Replies: 14
Views: 3213

lots of folk also use a garbage disposal as an apple grinder.
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: watcha paying for fuel today?
Replies: 120
Views: 10004

Here in SF we are paying $3.70/gal.
by cannon.co.tn
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Maple Sap
Replies: 12
Views: 11270

so, boil the sap down to about 1.080 SG and toss in some nutrients, acid and yeast. Will probably be quite good.
by cannon.co.tn
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Keg Column Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

My first still was/is an Essential Extractor from BrewHaus. I would rather have built slant plate in-line head like bokakob or the like. The 2 cross flow condensers up top aren't terribly efficient and the liebig should really be a bit longer unless you are running a lot of very cool water. Don't ge...
by cannon.co.tn
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: How to corn mash?
Replies: 3
Views: 12790

Re: How to corn mash?

I guess I'm wondering if I should even use the water cooler for my mash. Sounds like you want to simmer the corn for 30 minutes and then add to mash tun with grain and then mash like normal (also adding enzymes I would guess at this time). That is exactly what you want to do. Also, doing the iodine...
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wifey...
Replies: 30
Views: 3028

damn, my wife BOUGHT my first still for me. Best Fathers' day gift ever.
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Had a visitor for breakfast this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Beautiful animal should make for a nice pelt.
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: F@%king Indians!
Replies: 31
Views: 4086

They showed the streaker getting it here on ESPN. The best parts were 1) the batsman didn't even look like he felt the hit and 2) they showed the indian bowler clapping after the streaker went down like a case of XXXX
by cannon.co.tn
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Crack a maca?
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

google "macadamia nut processing" you will come up with quite a bit of info, including home processing. Seems the best bet is: Let age and dehydrate 2 weeks or so after harvesting to help the kernel separate from the shell. Use a vise to crack the shell, commercial processors seem to use counter rot...
by cannon.co.tn
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vapor Management column build pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 14307

I think that you do, in fact, want a valve before the condenser. This way you won't be wasting your cooling water condensing vapors that should be refluxing as vapor. If you're getting overflow from the condenser you'll actually be a LM column, which isn't bad particularly but be sure to put a beak ...
by cannon.co.tn
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What about spent micro brew mash?
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Makes good dog biscuits too. Can't imagine it'd have much flavor and naturally it would have just about no fermentables.
by cannon.co.tn
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Crack a maca?
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

Is there a problem with the shells? If they aren't poisonous/too bitter I'd not really bother with separating them more than the big 'ol pieces.
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bad photo
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

UCD graduate (not fermentation sciences) I do like the area except in the summer. I can do without another 120 degree summer for the rest of my life. I used to get free honey from the apiary though and that always fermented up quite nicely!
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn mashing yields??
Replies: 24
Views: 5697

I have been using american 2 row because I had a 55lb bag of it.It has almost the same diastic power as the 6 row malt.I did a mash last night,and it had a pound of 6 row in there,but also had 15lbs of american 2 row,and some munich malt.I also used some malted wheat,flaked wheat,flaked barley,and ...
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn mashing yields??
Replies: 24
Views: 5697

What enzymes are you using and how much? Personally I'd use malted 6-row barley.
by cannon.co.tn
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Mythbusters and exploding kegs
Replies: 35
Views: 4660

Rotgut wrote:That was a good episode, but you got to ask yourself who would throw a keg, let alone a pressurized one, onto a fire.
Mostly people with tattoos of Greek letters I'd guess.