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by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do people post about this on Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: Why do people post about this on Facebook

Ignorance can be fixed through education but you can't fix stupid...!!!
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 180 Proof From a Pot Still
Replies: 38
Views: 5353

Re: 180 Proof From a Pot Still

OK... I just tested my meter with a bottle of Seagrams 7, 40% ABV. My meter read 45% @ 73 Deg F (room temp). Using the parent site calculator, this shows me that my meter is high by 3%. So worst case, I'm still pulling around 87% (90 x .03 = 2.7). After about a gallon at that ABV, I think it's fina...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Take-off valve positioning...
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Take-off valve positioning...

I don't measure the abv during the run, my thermometer tells me the abv. So I don't care about the temperature of the distillate. But it's interesting. Never heard this opinion. I just right now look at your still pics. The valve is above the product cooler. It's always interesting when members cha...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Summer dellema.
Replies: 77
Views: 5024

Re: Summer dellema.

You obviously don't belong here...!!! Move on...!!! You have proven that you are, indeed, a troll... You went and hit the spin cycle just as predicted... Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out... Glad you can see into the future, but it's no mean feat when you play with a stacked dec...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Take-off valve positioning...
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Take-off valve positioning...

My valve is below the product condenser and I've had zero problems with smearing... The 1/4" holds so little volume that it simply isn't an issue... The benefit is that the spirits come out at almost the perfect temperature and doesn't require temperature correction for %ABV readings... Without the ...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Summer dellema.
Replies: 77
Views: 5024

Re: Summer dellema.

You obviously don't belong here...!!! Move on...!!! You have proven that you are, indeed, a troll... You went and hit the spin cycle just as predicted... Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Summer dellema.
Replies: 77
Views: 5024

Re: Summer dellema.

Please refer to The Rules We Live By, linked in the header of every page here in the forums... Memorize Rule #8... You should have already read that topic as well as every other topic in that subforum... Surely, this isn't the first time that doing ample research has been mentioned so consider this...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Really hot ferment!
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Really hot ferment!

That sucks... You'll just have to run it and hope for the best... Make sure you collect in many small jars, just in case...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Question about reflux
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Question about reflux

Thanks for that ss - I'm picking up a potential new boiler on Monday and have 5 metres of 2" copper, so that seems to equate to around 55" of column o/a :( - Not sure I'm going to have the headroom ! :roll: For a 2" column you'll want between 36" - 42" of packed column section... Less will reduce t...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first still
Replies: 75
Views: 5543

Re: My first still

I'm not sure what the story is .. but yeah, another member told me to use it too, and I was pointed to the same threads as you for uploading attachments. It's kinda a huge pain for me since I take the photos with my phone .. then have to copy them to my computer and then batch resize them using irf...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first still
Replies: 75
Views: 5543

Re: My first still

Ryan17, please upload your images directly to the HD server rather than linking to externally hosted images... There is an Upload Attachment or similar button below the box where you compose your messages... Use it... Please refer to the Tapatalk Ad Removal and Image Uploading and Posting Etiquette ...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Summer dellema.
Replies: 77
Views: 5024

Re: Summer dellema.

Adding an extension below the column has been suggested before, but failed to mention anything about packing it. Two questions if I may please, firstly, about to what degree would a packed vs a non packed column increase quality and alcohol content with the same condenser? As I have read about some...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 23
Views: 5874

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

Hillbilly Popstar wrote:But having said that, I will look on my app and try to find the sig settings and switch it off.
No need to poke old bears.

Sent from my newfangled handheld future contraption
Open Tapatalk: Settings > General > Signature > None... Done...!!!
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 36421

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

Hillbilly Popstar wrote:But having said that, I will look on my app and try to find the sig settings and switch it off.
No need to poke old bears.

Sent from my newfangled handheld future contraption
Open Tapatalk: Settings > General > Signature > None... Done...!!!
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 23
Views: 5874

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

Ah... Well I am really tired of people getting an attitude with me about it. It's not like I really want to post the ad, I just forget to turn it off EVERY. Time. I post. Shouldn't the administration have thought of that prior to agreeing to support tapatalk? Tapatalk support could be dropped as fa...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tapatalk Ad Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 36421

Re: Tapatalk Ad Removal

Ah... Well I am really tired of people getting an attitude with me about it. It's not like I really want to post the ad, I just forget to turn it off EVERY. Time. I post. Shouldn't the administration have thought of that prior to agreeing to support tapatalk? Tapatalk support could be dropped as fa...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4098

Re: Running a column still

I found the signature fine it's the ads I can't find to stop The Ads that you see are a bit trickier from what I've read... Might be easier with the Pro (purchased) version if you don't have that... Can't say for sure... Perhaps the existing Tapatalk topic or another (more likely) would be a better...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4098

Re: Running a column still

It's real easy to say go here and it's all there and it's not soooo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Gee, I just installed Tapatalk on my Android phone and found the setting in under a minute... Can't be any harder on an iPhone... Settings > General > Signature > None... Done...!!! Now to uninsta...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4098

Re: Running a column still

Tinner22, please read and heed the two links posted below... These forums are getting trashed by Tapatalk and externally linked images... You can, and should, do better... Tapatalk Ad Removal Image Uploading and Posting Etiquette sorry can't access the area to do the ads Why not...??? It's your pho...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: 2 inch shotgun build
Replies: 73
Views: 10852

Re: 2 inch shotgun build

Soldering SS to copper is quite easy, especially a ss ferrule to copper.. you need Harris Stay Clean liquid flux, it is available in 1 oz for about $12 at welding shops or on ebay.. I paid ~$6.00 with tax for a 4oz bottle at the local welding supply house about a year ago... Paid about ~$12 and cha...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: looking to buy a SS gas line, DAD300 style
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: looking to buy a SS gas line, DAD300 style

panikry83 wrote:Hmm I may have bought the wrong one
In a pinch it will burn off... Just don't apply more heat than needed... Then a good cleansing and mild acid bath and you're good to go... Or take it back and get the right stuff...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Use of Hardwood Charcoal Lump for Filtering.
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Use of Hardwood Charcoal Lump for Filtering.

If you check into the "Lincoln County Method", as used by Jack Daniels, you'll discover that it takes a significant amount of time for the raw spirits to travel through the sugar maple charcoal that they produce on-site... Without looking it up, and memory fails me, it takes between hours and days...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4098

Re: Running a column still

Tinner22, please read and heed the two links posted below... These forums are getting trashed by Tapatalk and externally linked images... You can, and should, do better...

Tapatalk Ad Removal

Image Uploading and Posting Etiquette
by rad14701
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Question about a Liebig for a 3" Boka
Replies: 111
Views: 5847

Re: Question about a Liebig for a 3" Boka

To simulate a worst case scenario, I put my 2" boka head in the sink and sprayed into the top of the head with about 10mL/sec of water which is more I can ever produce on a 5500 watt boiler. 5500W should only produce a maximum of 8.88 mL/sec condensate at 78degC This is a misconception... Your boil...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Heater element replacement help ....
Replies: 9
Views: 2009

Re: Heater element replacement help ....

Have you checked with Still Spirits yet...???
by rad14701
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from New Zealand!!
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Hi from New Zealand!!

Tempered glass will break into small cubes nd I cant see any reason that could not be used for a packing medium. It does work but I'd go with older car windows or tempered patio door glass... I had some patio door glass that I tried once but I should have tumbled it to knock the sharp edges down......
by rad14701
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first keg still, need your input
Replies: 95
Views: 7393

Re: my first keg still, need your input

Opdog wrote:Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Tapatalk Ad Removal
Do it...!!! 8)
by rad14701
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from New Zealand!!
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Hi from New Zealand!!

Edited to add... Of course, the side windows are just tempered glass so they are safe. Be safe Just a word of caution to go along with this... I would be hesitant to use tempered glass from modern vehicles as most have tinted glass and you can't be sure what that tinting comes from or whether it co...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Stalling distillation
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Stalling distillation

If your reflux column is running efficiently there will be very little alcohol left in the boiler once take off slows... Here is a trick I have used many times when I wasn't exactly sure what the beginning %ABV of the boiler charge was when mixing remaining random wash and feints for a reflux run......
by rad14701
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Camco 1500w
Replies: 30
Views: 2945

Re: Camco 1500w

You should be able to bend the element to fit if it isn't too much too big... Members here claim to have made fold-backs from straight elements so they are fairly forgiving...