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by As-Ol-Joe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: brandnew to Home distiller !
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: brandnew to Home distiller !

Welcome aboard the crazy train.
by As-Ol-Joe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Copper Funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Copper Funnel

Very Nice. :clap:
by As-Ol-Joe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electric Boilers & Heat Control
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Electric Boilers & Heat Control

matt_b, SCR's are less than $20 on Ebay.
by As-Ol-Joe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electric Boilers & Heat Control
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Electric Boilers & Heat Control

99.5% is chemical purity.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: UJSSM forgotten about
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: UJSSM forgotten about

I wouldn't waste my time. Ingredients are too cheap to waste on a maybe batch. Just my thoughts.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electric Boilers & Heat Control
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Electric Boilers & Heat Control

I run a full size chemical distillation process for a living. Stripping column is 75 ft tall, reflux column is 85 ft tall with a 40 ft condenser. All instrumentation is PID controlled and no input or output are rock steady. My final product is 99.5%. Temperature and pressure are everything. I can lo...
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your best stuff?
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Re: What's your best stuff?

UJSSM, single run.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first...Tea urn pot still
Replies: 39
Views: 5017

Re: My first...Tea urn pot still

Nice job. :thumbup:
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Parrot with a Celtic twist
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: First Parrot with a Celtic twist

Very nice.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electric Boilers & Heat Control
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Electric Boilers & Heat Control

You are right. I use a packed column. Sorry.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electric Boilers & Heat Control
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Electric Boilers & Heat Control

I built a PID controller for my still. You can set the temperature where ever you want it and it will normally stay within about 2 degrees of your set point. I normally start out with a temperature of 185 degrees and run off 100 ml, then raise my temperature in increment of 2 degrees until I get to ...
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Hello again

Oh yeah. My new build is a lot better than the old one. Mostly due to the folks on this site.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation help?
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Fermentation help?

I finally got some pH paper and tested my buckets this morning. The pH is in the 5 range and bubbling like mad. The oyster shell made a world of difference. I will throw some oyster shells in every batch from now on.
by As-Ol-Joe
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Hello again

Back again. I love this forum. Every time I need to figure something out, the answer is here. Just takes a little digging. :thumbup:
by As-Ol-Joe
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation help?
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Fermentation help?

I have had a couple of 5 gallon ferments stall. The first batch I threw out after several attempts to bring it back. It finally came to mind to check th pH, turns out the pH was about a 2.8 and very slow to bubble, 1 bubble very 2 minutes. I went to the feed store and got some oyster shells and put ...
by As-Ol-Joe
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Hello again

It's been a while since I last posted.
The wife decided she didn't like me anymore we parted company. In doing so, she gave away a lot of my toys. It's been a couple of years and I'm rebuilding and ready to enjoy my favorite hobby once again.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: search bar

a faint flavor of what? (granted sugar wash doesn't leave many options :oops: ) You do need to do good cuts -- :shock: Retains that slight hint of grain on the after taste. That is what I'm trying to get rid of. I make deeper cuts than most. The first quart is lighter fluid then I stop at about 42%.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: search bar

Just running sugar washes. Even double distilling leaves a faint favor.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: distilling wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: distilling wine

Wines make for an interesting drink. One thing about it, if you don't like it you can blend it with something else and re-distill it.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: search bar

I am looking at making a good vodka and using an activated charcoal filtering system to purify it.
There are 918 post on charcoal filtering, but I haven't seen one witha filter design yet. Maybe I will just build one and post it.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: search bar

Thanks RD, but I had run across that post. There is just so much not right with that design, not to mention the fact that it is eight feet tall.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: search bar

Looking for a carbon filter design. Can you point me to one?
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: distilling wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: distilling wine

I like to distill grape wine then set it on oak for a while. It makes a pretty good brandy. I make the same cuts as I do for UJSM. Not sure about the back set.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: search bar
Replies: 14
Views: 803

search bar

I seem to be having trouble with the search bar. No matter what I type in there it comes back as a bad search. Such as filter, carbon, and vodka. Or, is it just me?
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey Everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Hey Everyone!

Welcome to the craft.

Potstill and corn whiskey, my favorite. :ebiggrin:
by As-Ol-Joe
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Charcoal filter design
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Charcoal filter design

I have probably missed it in the forum somewhere, but does anyone have a good charcoal filter design?

I am going to make some vodka and need a good filter.
by As-Ol-Joe
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What heat source to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: What heat source to use?

My electric kitchen stove does a pretty good job. The cycling is not preferred, but it keeps me out of sight.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Copper materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Copper materials

McMaster-Carr should have everyting you need.
by As-Ol-Joe
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Irish Whiskey
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Irish Whiskey

Thanks guys.

GBM, I haven't tried Bailey's before, but I think I will try your recipe. That sounds really good.
by As-Ol-Joe
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: I finally put it together
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: I finally put it together

Nice job. I like it.