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by heartcut
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 479
Views: 78271

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

If you don't like weevils this gives great taste. Dump a 50# bag of cracked feed corn in a 20 gal pot and pour 15 gal boiling water on it. I use my boiler sitting on a table over the pot. This puts you at 180degF. Follow Booner's recipe besides that. Excellent flavor and no bug food leftovers. Use 1...
by heartcut
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Looking for: ethanol resistant oxygen permeable membrane
Replies: 12
Views: 1738

Re: Looking for: ethanol resistant oxygen permeable membrane

Onlinemetals.com sells thin sheet teflon. The 0.031" should do what you want and last a long time if treated gently
by heartcut
Sat May 14, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Buying sugar
Replies: 89
Views: 13533

Re: Buying sugar

Costco, $19USD for 50#, everyone there buys bulk so I don't stand out at all.
by heartcut
Sat May 14, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: MASHING POT WITH SPIGOT
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: MASHING POT WITH SPIGOT

Nice find
by heartcut
Sat May 14, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 203613

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Picked up a little, put some fores in an empty water bottle for my neighbor's shop, swept and wiped. Was straining and diluting a gallon of corn and when I dumped in the water the abv rose... Went back to my neighbor, got my water, gave him the fores and am now rerunning the contaminated whiskey. Da...
by heartcut
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Only One Run in Pot Still?
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Only One Run in Pot Still?

Strip and spirit is what I do with a potstill also, but there are a few members that advocate one slow run through a potstill, must taste good to them. I've gotten addicted to my bubble caps, great flavor and high abv in 1 run.
by heartcut
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: transferring high abv alcohol - electric pump?
Replies: 19
Views: 3017

Re: transferring high abv alcohol - electric pump?

I use a vacuum pump with about the same setup as snowman with PFA tubing for wine, beer, low wines or high abv. Pull a vacuum on the container being transferred to and tube the dip tube (from the source) to a high opening in the destination. The liquid never touches the pump and ferment gets partial...
by heartcut
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Thinking 4 plate modular 4" flute on the cheap thoughts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2480

Re: Thinking 4 plate modular 4" flute on the cheap thoughts?

+1 on the Teflon tape on the edge of the glass, did that a year ago and it's still solid.
by heartcut
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Thinking 4 plate modular 4" flute on the cheap thoughts?
Replies: 28
Views: 2480

Re: Thinking 4 plate modular 4" flute on the cheap thoughts?

Keep in mind you really only need a top and bottom sight glass for monitoring your run. The middle ones are just bling.
by heartcut
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: late night runs.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2258

Re: late night runs.....

Early morning for me, most times of the year it's too hot by about noon.
by heartcut
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Orange Crush
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Orange Crush

It was a great game, unlike the Panthers handing out an ass kicking later in the day. Yeah, BigBob, I'm a Niners fan, too. Been kind of rough lately.
by heartcut
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: It is alive!
Replies: 32
Views: 2131

Re: It is alive!

I like the condensate dripping off the twisted copper, nice visual.
by heartcut
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: It is alive!
Replies: 32
Views: 2131

Re: It is alive!

Beautiful build.
by heartcut
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: choosing a flute
Replies: 75
Views: 6321

Re: choosing a flute

Copper bubble caps for me, though there's lots of ways to get there. SD's products are high quality and the one problem I had was handled quickly.
by heartcut
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Finally Finished
Replies: 38
Views: 2572

Re: Finally Finished

Sure is some nice work. Enjoy.
by heartcut
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How many people have you introduced to distilling?
Replies: 36
Views: 1864

Re: How many people have you introduced to distilling?

3 with another buying supplies for a build. One makes really good stuff, one makes shot-house crap and the third did it in a country that doesn't allow spirits, he's gearing up for running in the States now. Each one is a voice for legalization.
by heartcut
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My rum doesn't taste rum. Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 7752

Re: My rum doesn't taste rum. Why?

For blending I keep a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon bent like a ladle at the spoon side. dip into the jars and dilute with water to whatever strength you seek and it's easy to test the potential blend's taste. +1 on the adding some dunder, add some un-diluted hearts to dunder to make an essence and blend ...
by heartcut
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: My rum doesn't taste rum. Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 7752

Re: My rum doesn't taste rum. Why?

Hey Paname,
Good advice from Saltbush Bill. Remember too that a lot of the rum flavor is in the early tails., stop too early and the hearts by themselves can be pretty bland.
by heartcut
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 34
Views: 830

Re: Happy new year

Happy New Year. Have fun, stay safe.
Gonna have a few and blow some things up in the back yard. No driving tonight.
by heartcut
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: MY SUPER SIMPLE CONTROLLER
Replies: 211
Views: 30740

Re: MY SUPER SIMPLE CONTROLLER

Worked with a couple Chernobyl veterans in the '80's, they would have liked that option. Turn it up!
by heartcut
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: MY SUPER SIMPLE CONTROLLER
Replies: 211
Views: 30740

Re: MY SUPER SIMPLE CONTROLLER

cranky, using the ssr 40a ac 24-380v I was asked by a electrician [not an instrament, house jocky] he thought it needs power to work the low voltage side, I wanted to say the ssr is providing the power if it needs any at all. does this thing generate its own low voltage for the pot to work? Yes, it...
by heartcut
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Christmas dinners??? What did you have???
Replies: 19
Views: 2540

Re: Christmas dinners??? What did you have???

Warm up- Brie and pepper jelly on water crackers with Cabernet
Main: Rare prime rib, mashed potatoes and a big salad
Dessert: Corn whiskey

Merry Christmas, all
by heartcut
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: choosing a head
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: choosing a head

Yep, modular bubble plates, best of all worlds.
by heartcut
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a prosperous and tasty New Year.
by heartcut
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Raisins vs tomato paste...
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Raisins vs tomato paste...

Slow is better if it's a slow ferment. I do a slow molasses fermentation at around 12% for heavy rum and whole raisins do a good job there. Oxygen and/or lipids is important in the initial growth phase.
by heartcut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Did you know...?
Replies: 238
Views: 7665

Re: Did you know...?

Insight into why big cat males will eat their young.
by heartcut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Pickin a Chicken...... or a duck...
Replies: 21
Views: 2235

Re: Pickin a Chicken...... or a duck...

If you can, ask an experienced chicken killer to break a ducks neck. They'll get a live, noisy, pissed off duck. Funny, in a sick way.
I do love (non seafood eating) duck.
by heartcut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Bubbler got stopped up
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Bubbler got stopped up

What Rastus said about the hose, and I put the jug in the grain bin to kill the weevils.
by heartcut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Raisins vs tomato paste...
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Raisins vs tomato paste...

For high grav molasses (or probably white sugar) ferments, whole raisins slowly add nutrients. Didn't think of this at first. It works for rum.
by heartcut
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Raisins vs tomato paste...
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Raisins vs tomato paste...

Used to use raisins, sugar and fruit "nectar" for gawdawful wine in junior high. Hear raisins are popular in jail too, for the same reason.
Hey, both work.