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by Jameson Beam
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: List of stilling links
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Re: ..

Ahhh thanks Uncle Jesse, But if you look it over you will see it aint just about Homedistillers site - but contains alot of other stuff and links, is also expanding more and more on a day to day basis.. Many Regards, Jim. Not offended by any means. It's the same reason I never read the New York Time...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: List of stilling links
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Re: yeh

Sorry Uncle Jesse, But your site requires registration too. I've been a member here since last year also. Plus we have included your UJSM and your forum in many postings and both your UJSM recipe, (which i recommend highly) and your Home Distiller Forums are in my Info Base.. Sorry if I offended you...
by Jameson Beam
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: List of stilling links
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Re: List of stilling links

Yahoo New Distillers group has an excellent list of links related to stilling, including direct links to different sections of homedistiller.org. I think you need to be registered with the group to access the list. Correct HookLine, We also have a Information Base and a Links File to over 120 diffe...
by Jameson Beam
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: My First Still - Help
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

Not to add fuel to the fire...but if you use a slip joint...the copper would be overlapping. From there, you could use anything, biscuit dough, etc. That's what I was thinking. Even PTFE tape would be okay, certainly a whole lot better than garden hose. Yes, I have tried that with flour/water and P...
by Jameson Beam
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: My First Still - Help
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

Hey Charlie, I believe i need to clarify what i talked about earlier on that still design. First, the flexible hose coupling should not have any space between the copper tubings. If you use it, there should be a copper to copper connection with no rubber exposed in the vapor path. This is defined as...
by Jameson Beam
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rookie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

id go gentle on some advice. if they dont no nothin how they gonna no where vaper path is im with aidas with some on his questions. there a sticky bout plastic outfits where he posted bout a plastic outfit. Yes im sorry, The vapor path is any point at which the alcohol vapors pass through the still...
by Jameson Beam
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rookie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Jameson, Garden hose, rubber bung, silicone caulking... your diagram of a still has all sorts of problems... If the copper fits copper to copper, what do you need garden hose for? Decoration? Yes, this time I'm being snide... BTW, apple jack is NOT fortified wine. Fortified, is, by definition, wine...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rookie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Tater wrote: I wouldn't recommend using silicone or garden hose in vapor path of any still and wouldn't knowing drink any product made that way.my 2 cents Dont worry - they fit copper to copper - no rubber is in the vapor path :lol: . Me knows a bit better - but for quick take down - aka "the disapp...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: converting a pomegranate wine to spirits of some type...
Replies: 12
Views: 2271

Don't happen to know how they go with cherrys do ya Jameson? :lol: Bought a packet of dried cranberries the other day, and didn't know what to do with em, so i pitted a big bag of cherries and threw em in a jar with the craisins and some vannilla and some maple syrup and some white peach brandy. Sp...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rookie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Re: Thanks Jameson

"I want to make both. I have 18 gallons of cider in the works right now. Which do you prefer? Since I've already started the fermenting process it's probably not a good idea to take off the airlock and add oak chips now, right? Should I add them from the start on my next batch or is this only done w...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Heads and Tails
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Heads and Tails

..just got 3 quarts of 80 proof off of 4 gals with turbo 48 yeast. now I am saving the tails to add to my next distillation. Good brewing to ya!! Hope you mean "80%", rather than "80 proof". Otherwise you got probs :? Fur sure - my little ol' pot still gives off about 2 liters of 160 proof first ru...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Welcome aboard, This is a great forum and a great hobby. Just remember - read, read, read!!!! Best place to start is Tony's Home Distillers main site: http://homedistiller.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow As Stoker said: welcome enjoy your plight -- oops sorry fligh...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: can you juice lemon and freeze the juice for future use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: can you juice lemon and freeze the juice for future use?

i got a dozen lemon at a really good price, and was wondering if i can juice them and freeze the juice for future use. i bought them since i didn't thought of freezing the juice would affect it for fermentation use. any advice against it? Freezing lemons will not hurt anything, the citric acid will...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Problems Removing activated carbon
Replies: 6
Views: 2555

let it sit for a week or more, and it will all sink to the bottom, then siphon it off. if it's not good after a week, wait longer, it will eventually sink Or take large funnel - put 2 layers of filter paper in, then add soaked activated charcol and strain. If what Stoker said dont work, then just w...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rookie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Re: Rookie questions

I am currently in the process of making Hard Cider. The fermenting has begun. Does this mean I sterilized everything correctly or will time only tell? When I sanitize my equipment the directions say not to rinse afterward but there are visible traces of it remaining. Is this bad? I'm a little confu...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: My First Still - Help
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

You need to worry about both . These links list the many grievances of using this kind of still. http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2891 http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3603 Please, build or buy an ordinary pot still. A pot still won't contaminate your booze, and is prett...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Newbee seeking info
Replies: 26
Views: 3695

Re: Newbee seeking info

Hi there. I am a European expat working in Saudi. I try to make wash but it fails miserably due to lack of proper equipment. I try to improvise a waterlock with duct tape and hose but its not airtight. Thanks for the help. Muhammad, the Quran, and Prohibition Islam’s punishments for drinking and ga...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Want to make flavored moonshine, help pleeeease.
Replies: 20
Views: 29726

Just my first thoughts on this.... Lots of mandarin oranges would be used and little flavor would come across when used in a wash and then run, especially when compared to the smaller number of oranges that could be used to soak after a run. Lots of citrus fruit could make your wash too acidic, wou...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: pot still / thumper?
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

that is entirely possible. Could be that there's absolutely no need for a thumper and the whiskey a pot still makes has more than enough flavor. This is at this point all "maybe's". I'm a tinkerer by nature and am building my first still. I trying to get a grasp on what everything does and why it d...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: converting a pomegranate wine to spirits of some type...
Replies: 12
Views: 2271

Your going to have to water it down to get it to ferment out.Since you dont have a still,You will want to keep it as wine so heres what you should do to make sure it still has some flavor when your done. Get 4 cans of frozen welchs grape juice,and 2 packs of lalvin 1118 yeast. Make up a gallon of m...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Is a stuck fermentation okay to distill?
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

tater wrote:even in a detuned reflux still i doubt it.
Also read "how to unstick a fermentation"

http://www.yobrew.co.uk/stuck.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Vino es Veritas,
Jim.
by Jameson Beam
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780746

Yeah the SG was .990 but I just pulled some of the wash out to taste it and it doesn't taste real good kinda hard to describe what it tastes like though, I wonder what happened. I guess I'll run it and see what happens. Well Steve, With only a 3 day ferment and if you say the ending SG was .990, th...
by Jameson Beam
Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780746

Wow my UJSM second generation finished fermenting fasted than my first! I used 25% backseat and this time I put it in a closet with a heater keeping the temperature at 75 degrees farenheit. It was bubbling like crazy the second day and now on the third day it is done. Just be careful, Keep checking...
by Jameson Beam
Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: George Washington was a Major Moonshiner
Replies: 11
Views: 11145

But after all, while Washington may have been 2 faced in these respects, it still must be said that all of us here are "Just Following In Our Founding Father's Footsteps....". So what the heck is wrong with that? :? As a matter of fact: MOUNT VERNON, Va. - After a nearly 200-year hiatus, George Wash...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: toasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Another ol' Irish Toast for the New Years. May I lift me glass to all and say,

"May the upcomming New Year bring ye problems as few and far between as ye Grandma's Teeth."

Vino es Veritas,
Jim.
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Welcome new member Jameson Beam
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Ahhhh Thank you mon amis, Looking forward to a great New Year and entertaining discussions with ya'll as well in here. May I raise me glass to all with an ol' Irish toast: "In the upcomming year, may ye problems be as few and far between as ye Grandma's Teeth." Vino es Veritas and Happy Holidays, Jim.
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all, May you all have enjoyable Holidays and a wonderful New Year. Above all, please stay safe people so we all can enjoy the comments next year. Vino es Veritas, Jim. THE NIGHT BEFORE.... 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, The bottles were all emptied, str...
by Jameson Beam
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780746

pH Levels and Yeast

Hey all, (And BTW, thank you punkin). While not being a total newbie to the UJSM method, since ive been doing sour mash for about 6 months now, along with some other stuff (got tired of just makin wine all these years:):). I have followed his recomendations, with a few alterations - ie. using Corn F...
by Jameson Beam
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780746

Buffering a Wash

Punkin wrote: Got two ujsm's running as i try to fill my new barrell. They've both slowed down one i ran today after 10 days fermenting and the others slower still. Did a PH of the first one today, it was lower than the ph3 that my papers would read. Skipped backset and used water only, it's lifted...