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by frynturn
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: the secret to a good neutral
Replies: 15
Views: 1718

Rod, I've used that carbon sugar mix (Turbo Sugar) as it was part of my newbie pack I got with the still. Don't really know if it does much good - just makes the sediment a nice grey colour.
by frynturn
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpful Hints
Topic: Posting Pics
Replies: 23
Views: 29063

Resizing images using - WINDOWS + OFFICE 1) Save the image from camera to the desktop (~1.5-3Mb) 2) Right click on picture(s) and select "Send To" from the menu. 3) Select "Mail Recipient" from the popup menu 4) New window appears with the option "Make all my pictures smaller" 5) Email window appear...
by frynturn
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Baking Soda
Replies: 276
Views: 128866

I'm doing my first stripping + reflux run after starting off on turbos. I've got 20L @~40% to which I've added 20 Tablespoons of bicarb. soda 1. Can I expect all of the bicarb soda to be used up? I mix it up twice a day and it all seems to disolve no problem, just wondering if it will gradually disa...
by frynturn
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Stillspirits super reflux "Q's" (probably lame)
Replies: 31
Views: 5091

I'm part of the SS Super Reflux clan as well. Although now that I've started I'm more of a perfectionist and I want to get that 95% so at some stage I'm going to look at building my own with a larger column. My ceramic saddles pack had more than enough for the column too. My still takes around 1h30m...
by frynturn
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: How do you use the forum search functionality?
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

I ran both queries and for the first 3 pages at least they gave the same results (couldn't be bothered checking after that!). In fact they both returned 117 results so I suspect they are doing the same search. I find it is much easier to tack "site:homedistiller.org" onto the end of the query than g...
by frynturn
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: How do you use the forum search functionality?
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Thanks HookLine - I thought I was going a bit crazy for a second.

Just incase any one else is interested I typed the following query into google and it looks like it may have done the trick: "still spirits" site:homedistiller.org
by frynturn
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: How do you use the forum search functionality?
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

How do you use the forum search functionality?

I have a "Still Spirits" reflux still and I am interested in finding any posts about it. I definately know there are some out there but when I try to use the search function I always get no results back. eg. Click on search. In the first search by keyword box I type: Still Spirits I select "Search f...
by frynturn
Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2014
Views: 444166

Not so much froth now - more like surface foam. Is there any harm in having it under an airlock at this stage? I'm guessing that there is no O2 getting to the wash anyway even with the lid sitting loosely on it. SG has gone from 1.08 -> 1.06 -> 1.05 after 2.5 days. The colour is now a dull pink rath...
by frynturn
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2014
Views: 444166

I think the health food stores in NZ must be the same as in AUS - different to a health food store in the US. The only place I could find 'fresh yeast' was from the home brew shop (Lavlin EC1118) which was only $2.95 but it's a bit of a hike from where I am so I've stuck with the supermarket ingredi...
by frynturn
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2014
Views: 444166

Would this yeast be ok? I'm not too sure what "fresh" yeast is. edmonds yeast active dried active yeast is suitable for breadmaking, baking, homebrewing, gingerbeer, yeast drinks.this yeast is a living organism which has been carefully grown and specially dried to maintain high fermenting power. htt...