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by Professor Duck
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Experts only! Don't try this at home! (bighead board blues)
Replies: 16
Views: 5033

theholymackerel wrote:Drinkin' and postin' is an unappreciated artform.
Another forum I frequent has a certain thread for drunk people to post in. Maybe we should start one here.
by Professor Duck
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Have a look here: http://homedistiller.org/ > Flavouring menu > Gin
by Professor Duck
Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3729
Views: 398842

My girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year when we decided to get married. My parents helped us in every way, and my friends encouraged me. My girlfriend? She was a dream! There was only one thing bothering me. That one thing was her younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty y...
by Professor Duck
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Blackstrap molasses
Replies: 16
Views: 10783

Well that answers that, then!
by Professor Duck
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: NO FLAVOUR!
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

You probably need to collect more of the heads and tails.
by Professor Duck
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Still Construction - by a novice
Replies: 14
Views: 6617

Hi! Welcome to the forums, it's always good to see newcomers who have done some research and can contribute to the pool of knowledge.
by Professor Duck
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: No hangover = No methanol?
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

As THM said, other factors can give you a hangover, things like dehydration for example. But if you don't get one then I suppose it's reasonable to assume that there's not enough methanol to worry about.
by Professor Duck
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Pruno
Replies: 1
Views: 2166

Here's a similar article:
http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/i ... lhouse.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

It also has another recipe which uses bread rolls for yeast.
by Professor Duck
Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Smells methoey
Replies: 30
Views: 16577

He means doing the final dilution down to 40% or whatever abv he wants it to be.
by Professor Duck
Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Killians and Cornflakes cereal
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

Where'd you get the amylase from? I wouldn't mind getting some.
by Professor Duck
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Adhesive question
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Aquarium grade silicone should do the trick.
by Professor Duck
Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Keg
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Guest wrote:A magnet will not stick to stainless steel or aluminum.
My keg is SS and a magnet will stick to it, just not very well. A strong magnet would be best for this test.

Also you could try eating it and seeing if you get Alzheimers.
by Professor Duck
Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: any ozzies out there?
Replies: 46
Views: 17078

I'm Aussie too. I think there's one or two other people around here who are as well.
by Professor Duck
Mon May 30, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Question for other pot still users
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

I don't dilute either. Higher proof means better seperation of distillate.
by Professor Duck
Sun May 29, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Question for other pot still users
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

I do stripping runs because I make vodka in a pot still which takes about 3 runs. I'd say you will get a noticeable difference in quality and probably less flavour. Just try it and see what you like better.
by Professor Duck
Sat May 28, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Question for other pot still users
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

I get about the same, a bit more than one plate.
by Professor Duck
Thu May 26, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: reflux/pot still
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Yeah, plastic is no good. Not just for safety reasons, but the moment you start discussing the possibility of a plastic still on this forum, you will have several people ranting about the evils of plastic. And rightly so, in my opinion.
by Professor Duck
Sun May 22, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Small Still
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

Here's what you do, man: Get a large, watertight container with a screw-on lid, like a 60L fermenter, and bury it in your backyard with just a thin layer of grass on the lid. Then you can store a decent-sized still in there and whip it out when you're going to use it. You can make smaller containers...
by Professor Duck
Sat May 21, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Small Still
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

Yeah, small stills really do suck. My still is about 8 litres and it's a pain to strip a 25 litre wash because it takes 4 stripping runs. A 2 litre still would be rediculous.
by Professor Duck
Fri May 20, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Keg top
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Keg top

I am using a keg as the boiler for my new still, and I want to keep the top bit with the threads so I can screw in the rest of the still. However, I want to be able to open it up for cleaning, installing element, etc. So what I want to do is cut an opening with an oxy-acetylene torch or something, a...
by Professor Duck
Sun May 15, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Aluminum rivets on stainless pot
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

I wouldn't worry. You can drill them out if you want, but lots of people use aluminium boilers (myself included) and I've never heard of any bad consequences.
by Professor Duck
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Double distill
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

You don't need to add any water. It would be counterproductive. You could only blow yourself up if your still was leaking vapour.
by Professor Duck
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: New coil
Replies: 10
Views: 4030

Holy crap! SCORE

Well, I got my pipe today. I didn't know how much it was and I was hoping the $50 I had would be enough. Well as it turned out, I happened to mention to a friend that I was buying some pipe and he has a friend who works at the plumbing shop, and he hooked me up with some mates rates. The guy sold me...
by Professor Duck
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: New coil
Replies: 10
Views: 4030

Thanks for the replies everyone. I guess I'll probably go with a big plastic rubbish bin, I never thought of that but it's a good idea. I'll get the standard 20 feet of tubing too I guess, I just hope it doesn't make my wallet too much lighter.
by Professor Duck
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: New coil
Replies: 10
Views: 4030

New coil

Since my still is small I'm making a new one, and I'm using a coil in a bucket for my condensor. I've seen some people saying they have 20 foot coils. Is 20 feet really necessary? It sounds expensive. I'm using 1/2 inch copper tubing. Also I don't know where to get a big enough bucket. I want it to ...
by Professor Duck
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Containers
Replies: 11
Views: 2773

I agree with The Chemist. If it's only been there a little while and it tastes OK, just put it in glass and don't worry about it.
by Professor Duck
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: random question
Replies: 19
Views: 4453

No way I'd drink it straight, but I have a funny story about a guy who did. A guy I know bought a bottle of 96% from a friend of mine, and at a school swimming carnival he chugged about half a bottle of it in one go. Needless to say, he was fucked. He spent most of the day sleeping, and probably spe...
by Professor Duck
Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 15.5 Gallon Kegs
Replies: 8
Views: 3691

Or you could do what I did and nick one from the local boozer.
by Professor Duck
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Yes, I'm a whisky snob
Replies: 29
Views: 9458

WTF is a state store?
by Professor Duck
Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: It's funny because it's true
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

It's funny because it's true

This is a variation on the jokes thread: stuff that's funny and true. Here's a starter, from the Sydny Morning Herald: Great moments in international distilling. Sanctuary Point reader Bob Graffham tells of a Japanese whisky label which brags "Made with Genuine Scottish Grapes". He wonders if the ma...