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by Saltbush Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First time using thumper keg
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: First time using thumper keg

Idaho please disable the tapatalk advert on your phone before posting again.
We do not want to see that garbage here.
I have edited it from your post this time.
by Saltbush Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Turbo500 Control Question
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Turbo500 Control Question

In my opinion its hard to beat the ones from Still Dragon.....a good product at a reasonable price.
I'm sure they have a supplier there.
by Saltbush Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Turbo500 Control Question
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Turbo500 Control Question

Google search....."DIY Controller Kit" .....there is one that pops up for around $50 Au.
Never had trouble with the one I own. More than one person distributes them in the world if you hunt around a bit.
There seems to be a lot out there that are way over priced ..research before you buy.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Lurking was fun, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Lurking was fun, but...

Pacific Punk wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:55 pm
excited that my Agave Spirit has already taken on a lot of colour after one night on toasted oak.
You must have a lot of oak in there for it to be colouring that fast.......the rule of thumb is that a litte oak for a long time is better than to much for a short time.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Questions, Questions, Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 459

Re: Questions, Questions, Questions

anything I watch on tv has a worm There is a good reason that we steer people away from believing what they hear and see on TV or Youtube.....both will fill you with bad information and bad habits. Have a look through the hundreds of builds on the forum and you will see liebigs being used on all so...
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bought my first still!
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Bought my first still!

I don't run a pot.....not for UJ anyway ....always 4 perforated plates.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Canadian Moonshiners Unite!
Replies: 53
Views: 8363

Re: Canadian Moonshiners Unite!

Skating on thin ice there Smog,
Suggest you re read the rules again carefully, pay special attention to the part about politics.
https://homedistiller.org/forum/app.php/rules
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4365
Views: 764586

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Its ok to turn it off .....I wouldn't turn it off for a week, but over night will be ok.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Blueberry Farmer that's new to the group
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Blueberry Farmer that's new to the group

Welcome aboard BB man
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Blueberry/Sugar Wash
Replies: 16
Views: 275

Re: Blueberry/Sugar Wash

High ABV washes never end well......if you must use sugar keep the wash to 10-12%.......less would be even better. If i had access to unlimited berrys I probably wouldnt use any sugar at all. You are not making wine anymore so what you have learned about campden tabs and wine making hygene is not ap...
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 516
Views: 172828

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

At the time this recipe was put on the forum almost everybody would have used pot stills. So the answer is yes.
As for the dunder, Id follow Pugies recipe.......or it wont be Pugirum.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: equilibrium
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: equilibrium

zed255 wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:18 am
remember the change in temp is the key, not specific numbers.
+1
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheap Water proof Thermometer
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Cheap Water proof Thermometer

They look exactly the same as supplied with a T500 reflux still......if so the only " water proof" part is the probe and the wire leading to the thermometer.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: equilibrium
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: equilibrium

I think there is a simple answer..you ran slower than usual.....the still had a chance to do what it should do.
The slower that you run any reflux still the more the heads n fores will get compressed.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Hi

Welcome aboard Mad, Hope you enjoy your time here.
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: and hello everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: and hello everyone!

Welcome to the forum longtoes :wave: Guess if you have been reading here for that long you know how the place works. :thumbup: but this is by far the most informative, supportive and interesting forum I have ever encountered. Thanks its nice to get some positive feed back :thumbup: All to often its ...
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5131
Views: 345893

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

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Just finished running some Rum....must have been Rum making weather Yummy.
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How long should a 30 liter / 8 gallon spirit run take? How many foreshots to toss? How small collection increments?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: How long should a 30 liter / 8 gallon spirit run take? How many foreshots to toss? How small collection increments?

Reflux still is what you need for that job. The slower you run the better.....the more reflux you run the cleaner the spirit will be. Wont even guess at how long... that will depend entirely on take off speed. 1 litre jars are way to big.....you will learn a lot more a lot quicker by having a lot of...
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Citric Acid for cleaning copper pot still, what's the scoop?
Replies: 8
Views: 3784

Re: Citric Acid for cleaning copper pot still, what's the scoop?

It not only sounds like good advice , it is good advice.
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 3 pot stainless steel still modification question?
Replies: 16
Views: 167

Re: 3 pot stainless steel still modification question?

Ive been trying to get to the bottom of what a " 3 pot stainless still" is for a while now PP.....until we know for sure everyone is just assuming things.
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 3 pot stainless steel still modification question?
Replies: 16
Views: 167

Re: 3 pot stainless steel still modification question?

Any chance of a photo of this still.?
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Shady's Sugar Shine
Replies: 216
Views: 40743

Re: Shady's Sugar Shine

BrassicaNigra wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Going to try another run just like this except no vitamins or epsom salts.
Can you explain why you want to leave things out of a perfectly good wash recipe.
Do you know why the Epsom salts is there to begin with.?
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Hi all

Welcome to Home Distiller Ether
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum Jmac,
Reading everything you can that pops up on the forum will give you the answers to questions you didn't know you had and also to some of the questions that you did have.
What sugar wash are you making ?
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Cheap Bundaberg Molasses
Replies: 38
Views: 1037

Re: Cheap Bundaberg Molasses

I know there are people who claim to have bought Molasses with sulfur added. Personally Ive never seen the stuff and have never had a problem getting the molasses I buy locally to ferment.
by Saltbush Bill
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: I'm new

Could we have a little more detail please?
Bmoore0778 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:03 pm
a 3 pot stainless
What sort of spirit do you want to make ? is that a 3 inch pot still ? You will need some copper in that still if its all stainless.
by Saltbush Bill
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: I'm new

Welcome aboard Jobird. The guys in our local homebrew shops are pretty friendly and helpful. Beware the advice they give you , we get a constant stream of new distillers here who have been sold the wrong still for the wrong job , and have been given bad advice by HBS owners. My advice would be read ...
by Saltbush Bill
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bought my first still!
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Bought my first still!

I have 2x 1600w on a controller. I was wondering if it would be about right for the 20. 20 us gal = 75L Just so I know where we are. No matter if your running 75L , 100L or 50L the power that the still is happy running at is the same or changes very little. Both elements running flat out (3200" wil...
by Saltbush Bill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Photo Info
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Photo Info

I looked at my phone , a Samsung.....its as easy as opening the camera to access the camera settings......then turn off the bit that says " photo location" or something similar.
by Saltbush Bill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: liebig design question
Replies: 27
Views: 487

Re: liebig design question

As a few have said there is nothing wrong with inch over 3/4 either......thats how mine is to fwiw.