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by Dan Call
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Is stillin in your family tree?
Replies: 113
Views: 22088

Re: Is stillin in your family tree?

My family seat in the US is primarily Tennessee, starting in 1682, landed in Jersey from France in 1664, French Huguenots, which were some of the first protestants to give the one-fingered wave to the Catholic church in France. I am directly descended from "The Lord of Arles," but there were many ot...
by Dan Call
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton
Replies: 49
Views: 15061

Re: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton

Let me paint an example from "This is the last damn run of Likker I'm ever gonna make." Throughout the video in his deadpan delivery of his sardonic and threadbare view of the world he clearly paints himself as "the last distiller who can make it," and "after this it'll be the last in the world." Th...
by Dan Call
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton
Replies: 49
Views: 15061

Re: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton

Have to completely disagree with the notion of "his life, his choice." In the very least case it is socially irresponsible. Wonder how the members of his community felt? Wonder how they dealt with press coverage of a so-called legend doing that. Sick or not, there was no inevitable or "only choice" ...
by Dan Call
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton
Replies: 49
Views: 15061

Re: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton

Wow, I didn't realize there was this much discussion. This is the one web site of all web sites where I genuinely respect the members because they're doing a craft instead of trying to be cool, or popular, or pile on. And these approving remarks are just plain appreciated gents, so kind. The "Moonsh...
by Dan Call
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Plate Still water routing....
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Plate Still water routing....

I've digested the "Flute Talk" thread and repeated large chunks, read threads on several "flute" builds. I've watched youtube videos. I have built the "Smilley Still" slightly larger and it worked fine, done many runs, and I had the fuel still license up until moving to another state but have not re...
by Dan Call
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Picture Flow Chart of a Large Scaler Distillery
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Picture Flow Chart of a Large Scaler Distillery

This is from Oscar Goetz's "Whiskey" book. He as the chairman of Barton brands for many years, especially during the 50's and 60's heyday of great bourbons. I have never found another series of pictures that shows quite as much as these do. It's not necessarily that someone is going to go duplicate ...
by Dan Call
Sat May 21, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: 4 Distilleries allow to run during Prohibition?
Replies: 16
Views: 6036

Re: 4 Distilleries allow to run during Prohibition?

Sally Van Winkle Campbell's Book "But Always Fine Bourbon," as well as Oscar Getz's "Whiskey in America" both touch on medicinal whiskey. The Campbell book focuses almost exclusively on the Sitzel Weller operation, which her grandfather, Julian P Van Winkle I, bought and owned, including the famous ...
by Dan Call
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Keg conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 2668

Re: Keg conversion

This question is not related to keg conversion, but you mentioned "Still Dragon." I like these people from what they offer, they seem to be on the bead with design and stuff. Question is this, you mentioned sight glasses, are you getting the one with allen screws? I assume tri-clamp onto the end of ...
by Dan Call
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1844
Views: 107140

Re: FLUTE TALK

I've been on here for 9 years. This forum is the most amazing forum for sheer creativity of any kind of forum I've ever seen. I've been the Smiley still and done mostly all grain. I've purchased all parts necessary for a flute build, except sight glasses. Sight glasses are my hangup. I want to build...
by Dan Call
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Commercial Distillery Diagram/Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Commercial Distillery Diagram/Layout

I have always been curious about the actual flow/diagram of a commercial distillery. Can't find much online. I have a book by Oscar Goetz, president of Barton Bourbon years ago, and founder of the Oscar Goetz Whiskey Museum in Bardstown, KY, and in that book is a two page diagram of a commercial dis...
by Dan Call
Sat May 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Moonshine Story
Replies: 84
Views: 19970

Re: Moonshine Story

The "Lincoln County Process" My family seat is in Winchester TN, Franklin county, they owned large tracts of land, and lived in that area as early as 1682. This is only a few miles from where Jasper Newton Daniel (aka Jack Daniel) was born and grew up. There was an exceptionally large amount of comm...
by Dan Call
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Advanced techniques for corn flavor
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Advanced techniques for corn flavor

Protein heavy yellow corn....that's becoming a mantra around here. I'm now convinced that conversion is more difficult with this, and the corn itself is harder in general. I've got a new solution that seems to help soften it, and you can get some flavor control as well; pre-cooking int he stove at 2...
by Dan Call
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Official Enzyme Mashing Method Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 15003

Re: Official Enzyme Mashing Method Thread

For some reason using just enzymes threatens your confidence in conversion. I have never iodine tested, but maybe I need to start. My first "permit" mash is coming up and my attitude is complete different because I don't feel rushed or like I have to hide anything. I"m going to get this down to a re...
by Dan Call
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Advanced techniques for corn flavor
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Advanced techniques for corn flavor

I sparged, rinsed, whatever, and did a no-grain ferment using tractor supply cracked corn, and it cleaned up the flavor very nicely, it made it more detailed. The protein heavy yellow corn undoubtedly leads to a greater presence of protein type things that get released, burned, or otherwise expresse...
by Dan Call
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Which white corn
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Which white corn

It makes a big difference what color it is. White corn is higher in starch, lower in protein. Yellow corn has been engineered for more protein, which means more oil, which means more off flavors. There is a "white corn' thread around here, and a source is given. White corn is superior for distilatio...
by Dan Call
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: The Official White Corn Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: The Official White Corn Thread

Found this, again...... http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/whitecorn50lb.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow $48 for 50LBS white corn. I now have a cost effective way to grind corn. The Champion juicer has a 1/3 HP motor, and a handy grain attachment, just $70, which is ...
by Dan Call
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

Prairie...yes I am going to make fuel, the permit is for fuel. I will be fermenting grain mashes to do this with, however, and sugar on occassion, too. With regards to geting it denatured, brewhaus sells a 'dessicant'....this addition renders it as fuel. I am not under the impression that the mashin...
by Dan Call
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

Thank you!!!!

I notice you have yours too. Doesn't it feel different to be legit?

Great.
by Dan Call
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

Rude much jholmz? I'm just trying to help those in the future who would do this to have an idea of the time frame of the permit, not to read remarks like that. That doesn't help anyone, and it is of no benefit to pop off like that. I come here to learn, and try and help others from my experience, bu...
by Dan Call
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

Yes....it's just the Alchohol Fuel Permit. I can indeed distill at this very moment and be within the law.
by Dan Call
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Re: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

Got mine today. They have it marked as filled out on September/October, reviewed on November/December , and here it is in March. That's probably a pretty good indication of their speed in processing. I'm not complaining. I"m happy. I'm going to play by the rules and keep up with everything, file the...
by Dan Call
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

Fuel Permit Thread - Applying, Time frame, etc,

I sent off my permit late in November, and nothing yet. I talked to them last week, they acknowledged reciept, and they didn't say it was held up, they just said it was in their office. I sent in everything I could think of, to eliminate questions, or better,to prevent them from being raised. 1. Per...
by Dan Call
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: MR-E New Build
Replies: 40
Views: 3426

Re: MR-E New Build

Thanks for the specs, I too wish to stay clear of the debate. It seems like you could easily adjust your collumn length as well.
by Dan Call
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: MR-E New Build
Replies: 40
Views: 3426

Re: MR-E New Build

One serious question, and several clarifying ones. First...are you concerned with the gaskets contaminating your product? Most folks on here believe they will corrode and break down in the presence of high ABV vapors, but I assume you know this. The sectionalized approach seems much better for clean...
by Dan Call
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Formula for Holes in a Plate, et al. Please post here.
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Explosion Limits

Fuel Explosion Limits These are general guidelines for percentage air ratios at room temp and atmospheric pressure. Worth noting and as they say "an ounce of prevention. Methane - 5 - 15 % Ethanol - 3 - 19 % Methanol - 7 - 37 % Hydrogen 4- 74% Propane 2-9 % The flash point for ethanol is 55 degrees...
by Dan Call
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Formula for Holes in a Plate, et al. Please post here.
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Formula for Holes in a Plate, et al. Please post here.

If possible, maybe let's get relevant formulas posted under this thread for easier reference.

This is the best forum I've ever been on, and the most rewarding craft of all.

Best wishes gentlemen.......be about the business of distilling.
by Dan Call
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Formula for Holes in a Plate, et al. Please post here.
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Formula for Holes in a Plate, et al. Please post here.

Apologies if this is a repeat....but I did not find this formula on the "Whiki." I've looked and looked for this formula and thought it should be in an easy place to get, so here goes. This might not fit exact requirements but is going to ballpark it. This is from what I've mostly thought was one of...
by Dan Call
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4388
Views: 777054

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Corn is not corn. Yellow corn is higher in protein and ergo, oils, that effect flavor. Distillers of old used white corn. Jack Daniels, when he was taught by slaves how to distill, was taught to use white corn, and this was universally understood in the day. Shame that most use yellow corn today. Wh...
by Dan Call
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 78
Views: 45702

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Corn is not corn. Yellow corn is higher in protein and ergo, oils, that effect flavor. Distillers of old used white corn. Jack Daniels, when he was taught by slaves how to distill, was taught to use white corn, and this was universally understood in the day. Shame that most use yellow corn today. Wh...
by Dan Call
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: something that was said on moonshiners
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

Re: something that was said on moonshiners

I think those glorious morons on the Discovery channel show have done all serious distillers a favor by making the whole affair look 300 times more stupid and complicated than it is. On the other hand, they actually reported on the show that someone got busted with moonshine "because the guys on the...