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by leeb72
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Copper Pots
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Copper Pots

Just got back from a 4 day cruise to Ensanada Mex. I saw a road side vendor selling what looked like some very nice copper pots (the tour guide said they were not too much money?)but I was on a tour buss and couldn't stop. I will go back and see if I can find him the next time I go to San Diego. It ...
by leeb72
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Holiday Hooch
Replies: 11
Views: 3711

Holiday Hooch

Anyone doing any special Holiday Hooch recipes? If so let us all know. I'm trying my first "Apple Pie in a mason jar". I hope it works apples and 1/2 cinn stick let set for 2-3 weeks.
by leeb72
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Am I hosed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2514

I'm a novice but my condenser is 12" long by 2" copper and seems to be fine if I run slow. I will redo it sometime and make it bigger but works good for me.
by leeb72
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Containers
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Containers

As I'm working a run and being new at this I don't have a bunch of glass jars. My question is can I collect in a small jar the heads and foreshots and then transfer the good stuff from a small jars to a stainless pot or dutch oven. Then go back to the small jar for the tails. This would allow more s...
by leeb72
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Research and Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Yep that's what I said.
by leeb72
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Research and Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Research and Theory

While "researching" the product of my labors I got really snockered last night so I will theorize that maybe I need to cut it a little more to say 80 proof or drink more often to build up some resistance. :shock: :oops:
by leeb72
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 3rd run
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Husker what is AG?
by leeb72
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 3rd run
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

3rd run

Thanks to all the experts on this site. I've just finished the 3rd run UJSM and this stuff just gets better each time. I wonder ust how good is the stuff the experts make because this run is much better than the first two. 8gal of UJSM and 4th run 5 gal tomato vodka I like the UJSM and my wife likes...
by leeb72
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134007

Yep these are great instructions. Follow them and made my third run this time no packing and distilled some fine shine. I like the shine better than the neutral "vodka" but my wife likes the vodka better so to to the novice distillers follow these instructions they work. Great site! :)
by leeb72
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Piccies of my Potstill, Gonzo
Replies: 23
Views: 6275

I'm thinking about painting my reflux still flat black that way my the neighbors won't recognize it as a still but maybe think it is a Bazooka or RPG.
:shock:
by leeb72
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134007

I said at the take off point I but I was thinking of where the vapor exits the column to the condenser. Thanks I agree it is a great answer and to think I'm from Oklahoma and we can still get along. Maybe there is someting to this new hobby. Cheers :lol:
by leeb72
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134007

Thanks and I think I see more clearly now It's the temp at the take off point that I'm most concerned with as far as the cuts (until I can tell the difference by taste and smell)and to get the flavor then I think I would run with out the packing as a pot still?
by leeb72
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134007

I'm just starting out as you can tell so neutral for now and flavored later on as I reuse the sour mash and it gets better. Also I just installed a thermometer in the boiler next to the column. I'm just getting a kick on the whole process.
by leeb72
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134007

Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)

I just finished my second run. Started with 7gals of ujsm and I have a question? My first run was the same but just a shake down run I returned all the first distill to the second run (almost all). I held my ½ Keg boiler at 165 deg for 30 minutes and the column (reflux 2inch x 3 foot with offset 15i...
by leeb72
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Growing Yeast Steve?
Replies: 28
Views: 6930

Growing Yeast Steve?

I'm new here and thanks for all the great info. I read a post in the classifieds about cheap yeast and Speedfreaksteve wrote" Just take a packet of Lalvin EC-1118, add it to 2 litres of water, sugar and fruit juice (real juice), store it somewhere warm (over 20C) wait about 5 days and then you'll ha...