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by Old Goat
Sun May 25, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Busted
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: Busted

Well, now to get a taste of corn, I have to go to the ABC store, Thats OK. After this blows over,I will get another distilling unit. I enjoy the hobby, and since it happened on a fluke, they won't be looking for me. I am a minnow in the frying pan. But if you want to mail me a jar....LOL....I'm kidd...
by Old Goat
Thu May 08, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Busted
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: Busted

Thanks for all of your comments. Luckily, it is a misdemeanor charge. The idea about using liqour bottles to store your stash in is good. I miss my corn likker so much, I bought some (legal) just to have a sip,and plan to save those bottles. Smells and tastes the same,so, who's to know. The thing is...
by Old Goat
Sun May 04, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Busted
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: Busted

My sentiments exactly Wineo, pick on people who are doing hard drugs and committing crimes to support there habit, not us small home-brewers who hurt no-one, just like the home brew better than store-bought.
by Old Goat
Sun May 04, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Busted
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Re: Busted

What I miss more than anything is not having my shine. As I said it is a misdemeanor, I only had a quart of 180 proof. But they took my still!!!!! Now I have to get another one. Just like Popcorn Sutton, once it gets into your blood you can't quit.
by Old Goat
Sun May 04, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Busted
Replies: 28
Views: 2567

Busted

Well, it is official, the cops came by and took the still, a bucket of mash and all other brewing paraphanalia, and stash. They stopped by for something else, but, they got the still, a misdemeanor charge, the more they want to fuck with me for a little home-brew the meaner I get.....Dammit,now I ha...
by Old Goat
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: First Corn run
Replies: 11
Views: 948

I was at the local feed/grocery a few weeks back and an ol'timer was in there and said flirting with the young cashier, that he didn't know about that, but, he did know how to make moonshine. She giggled, and then it was my turn at the counter. Not wanting to expose myself, I joked that I thought th...
by Old Goat
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New Recipe Results
Replies: 4
Views: 876

PS Whiskey yeast with AG from Brewhaus
by Old Goat
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New Recipe Results
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Apples and cinnamon were in the mash....If I made any more, I would have too much to drink, and knowing me, this could be a problem :wink: I am getting ready to run off another batch..Last time I pulled the 1st 100ml off and just dished the tails, and it was smooth as Jack and gave no hangover.... C...
by Old Goat
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New Recipe Results
Replies: 4
Views: 876

New Recipe Results

I fermented 60% Corn, 30% Malted Barley, 10% Oats. Added Sugar for higher ABV, and ran it off today. It is good. Also had some apples and cinnamon added in for flavor. Got 1 gal 80 proof of of first run off of 6 gal. wash. Anyway, the bottom line is that my likker is good, I throw away way to much f...
by Old Goat
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 108690

Right, as I have said before, I beleive the ATF in the US have more important matters to take care of than to spend there time on the small- time kitchen top distiller making brew for his personal consumption, as well as the guy who buys a 1/4 oz of weed for personal consumption. When they go fishin...
by Old Goat
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 108690

Well, all this may be true....but for me,I don't think they are going to come busting down my doors for a little 5 gal still. I think they have bigger fish to fry. Also very few people know that I make it, and they all enjoy the products of my hobby. So, I will continue to make my home-brew, regardl...
by Old Goat
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 108690

Yes it is illegal to operate a still to produce likker in the USA, but, my personal opinion, (we all know what opinions are) is that small stills that produce for home consumption, are not going to have the revenue'rs knocking down there doors. They are interested in illegal distilleries producing i...
by Old Goat
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn whisky recipe?
Replies: 22
Views: 6930

I pretty much do the same, I cook the corn until it thickens the wash, then I let the temp go down to around 160 F and add the malted barley, (I use Golden Promise 2 row) and some flaked oats. I let this simmer until the wash thins out. I also add some sugar and molasses, and my secret ingredients. ...
by Old Goat
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cracked Corn with Soybean oil ???
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

When using cracked corn, I rinse it until the water runs clear. During this process husk and other material will float to the top. I strain this off. What I end up with is some nice clean cracked corn, with very few visable impurities. Maybe I am just paranoid, but think this also washes away any ch...
by Old Goat
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still Learning
Replies: 14
Views: 1607

As far as being stupid is concerned, I think I take the cake. :oops: I was saying that my 3rd run of UJ was not as good as the first and was going back to straight whiskey. Well I went back to the recipe and found I was saving the lees, not the backwash. So here I go again on second attempt at UJSM....
by Old Goat
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Intro and newbe question
Replies: 20
Views: 2222

Yes indeed, fine looking piece, especially the condensing tube. Whatever,very fine find even if you do have to clean it up 8)

Cheers
by Old Goat
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: iced tea
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Well, being from the south, iced tea is a staple, besides pepsi and peanuts, but I use orange pekoe and cut black tea, about 3/4 cup sugar per 2 quarts. Luzianne is probably the best, but, generic tea works as well.
Cheers
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 5 gallon bucket fermenter??
Replies: 19
Views: 9676

I use 5 gal white food grade plastic buckets and have had no problems. Also there are 6.5 gal buckets available which are nicer as you can put 5 gal of mash in without puking into the air-lock. I use the little plastic air lock I get at the brew store for 80 cents, and a rubber grommet, drill a hole...
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

That makes sense Worm, but what I really want to know is this: You have your wash, say, 18% ABV. It seems to me it would have a certain finite amount of all the different alcohols in it. After you extacted all the alcohol in the 60 degree range, there would be no more methanol to cook, and as long a...
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 5 gallon bucket fermenter??
Replies: 19
Views: 9676

Air, like water is going escape through the way of least resistance. What kind of air-lock do you have and what is the ambient temp? What kind of yeast? Have you checked your Specific Gravity? I doubt that your mash stopped bubbling because of a leaky bucket top, they are generally tight. Just my op...
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

I have a small 6 gal still and run it off the kitchen stove.....real home-brew :)
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Distilling Temps

For the past couple runs, after running at 78 for a couple hours, the temp would for no apparent reason drop to the mid- 60's. My question is this: when the temp drops, does this produce more methanol, or has all the methanol cooked out at the beginning of the process? In other words, if I ran the s...
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you could choose
Replies: 80
Views: 10742

I have never been a firearms aficionado, after reading report after report of handguns, especially being rarely used for protection in a home environment. More than likely are used against family members or in the commission of crime. However, since my recent move from the city to a rural environmen...
by Old Goat
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: hello
Replies: 15
Views: 1871

a shot of 160 should numb your tooth

cheers

4 shots should make you totally numb
by Old Goat
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Help Me!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

My 3rd run of sourmash is off the still, and it is ....good. But, I poured all my backwash into the compost. So, now I have to start all over. The third run really has a good flavor like you would expect a corn whiskey to have with some body and relatively smooth. So, next ferment, I am going to run...
by Old Goat
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Help Me!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

Well, my third run of sour mash is ready to run off. It has been settling for 2 or 3 days so I figger it is time to crank up the ol' still. I have the tails from my last run I will add in. I was going to cook off some mash before I ran this batch, but don't have the corn, so the backwash will have t...
by Old Goat
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: novice dissertation
Replies: 2
Views: 916

novice dissertation

Two years ago, I lived in Tampa, Florida, living there for 20 years, leaving NC in 1987 for the excitement of hot women, motorcycles and living in paradise. It was all of the above, but at the age of 57, the palm trees were nice, the women weren't so hot anymore, and neither was I, doing the biker t...
by Old Goat
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: My New Cheap Funnel
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

How do you explain the commercial booze sold in plastic?

Cups Up!
by Old Goat
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: a long time lurker just registered
Replies: 48
Views: 4796

Me too, you know how hard money is to come by up here. Must be that Scotch-Irish thing. We are getting low on firewood,and can't seem to get our lazy asses up to go cut down a tree. Good thing the weather has been co-operating. I would be interested in swapping a pint or so with you, just to sample ...
by Old Goat
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Thermometer on Pot Still
Replies: 15
Views: 2036

I guess when it starts spitting out distillate, lower the temp and keep the rest,of course until it starts smelling like that the the girl you picked up you don't want to talk about :lol: