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by CanadianWhiskey
Fri May 23, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

Re: am i running my offset head properly??

i forget to mention that doesnt count the tails ive collected on the reflux run which i can add later too!!!
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri May 23, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

Re: am i running my offset head properly??

good post tracker i started doing this and it works amazing and actually clears up the turbos nicely too. What i have been doing is fermenting for 3 weeks then running in the still. 6 ferment buckets, running 2 a week so every week i have something to run, but now i just do 6 ferments at the same ti...
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri May 23, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Anyone use a V Vessel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Anyone use a V Vessel?

thanks for the post Grizz !
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed May 21, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Tray's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Bubble Tray's?

[the book, "Distillation Operation" by Henry Z. Kister has everything you could ever ask about distillation plates. It is a very good book. http://www.amazon.com/Distillation-Operation-Henry-Z-Kister/dp/007034910X" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow[/quote] 75 bucks for the...
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed May 21, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Tray's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Bubble Tray's?

the picture DSCF2506_quarter.JPG, that is simply amazing!

Who fabricates this stuff thats awsome, so impressed!
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue May 20, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Tray's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Bubble Tray's?

well... i see that my diagram didnt come out that sucks, oh well, im on govt time here and as they say, its all pensionable time! anways diagram A was basically tube with a cap on top and the other was 180 degree tub coming up from the plate but cut just shy so it doesn t hit the bottom of the plate...
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue May 20, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Tray's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Bubble Tray's?

What i was thinking was cutting 2" copper pipe in 10 inch sections for a total of 4 roughly equalling a 40" column (sections and plates debatable!) Cutting 4 peices of copper sheeting in squares of 2 1/4 Now to make the bubble caps. This is where i would like some comments on design specs, and how m...
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue May 20, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bubble Tray's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Bubble Tray's?

Any one have made any or have any idea on how to construct one?

I have some rough ideas but would like to get some thoughts from the community!
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue May 20, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Anyone use a V Vessel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Anyone use a V Vessel?

ya thats what i was thinking too. Isnt Pinto really good at sheet metal work?

I say we summon him to this forum, and give him a new hobby to tinker with
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue May 20, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Anyone use a V Vessel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Anyone use a V Vessel?

I' have been thinking of investing in some v vessel's! I can definatly see the pros in useing them but i have one concern. Since it is made of plastic, theoretically, it will have a fine texture and the yeast and nutrients can hang on the the sides and not exactly make it down to the collection bulb...
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Turbos!!!why so much sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Turbos!!!why so much sugar

Thanks!!!!
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri May 16, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Turbos!!!why so much sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Turbos!!!why so much sugar

Thanks for all the comments!!!! Well i bought 50 sachets of 8kg turbo for cheap from Switz. Ended upbeing 3.50 a sachet, so ill do like you had said and use half the sugar and have sachet! That sound about right for a 25 liter wash? Ill let ya know what happens! I understand the whole less adding th...
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed May 14, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Turbos!!!why so much sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Turbos!!!why so much sugar

hey, so i have done some experimenting with "winoe's" recipes and i dont understand why in a Turbo, using an 8kg Turbo , it asks you to use 8 kg of sugar and then in "winoes" recipe and just like much of the others, they ask for only 7-8 pounds, thats a huge difference. So my question is why do the ...
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134151

one more thing i just read....the hotter my condensor is the faster the reflux product will come out and the colder the slower is that right?????
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134151

ok great ill solder that together when i get home. so insted of it being from the bottom of the cup place it on the side!!!
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 134151

wow thats awsome just what i need to know!!!

one question what if i dont have a second valve to return the distillate back over the packing down the coloumn>
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

i get loads of flavour at 88 percent, it maybe from my turbo, this is whyi posted this topic to see if im running my still right lol

its lke a horrible tequilla taste
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

hahah dude . ive read...and the more i read, the more all you guys contradicte yuorself's i asked about a stripping run on a reflux column that i have so clearly i knwo the difference. some peopel here do a stripping run on a reflux wheile others say theres no point, some people run there stripping ...
by CanadianWhiskey
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

thanks tracker and wineo i really appreciate your reply's

One last thing is it ok to run my stripping run fast and hard?
by CanadianWhiskey
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

lol ya no kidding. after all the elctrical TIG welding, soldering, buying the keg, buying the copper, figuring out the best way for the cooling water, headaches, and going back to the home depot again and again for different fittings blah blah blah... iand i mean like for what? iv prolly spent about...
by CanadianWhiskey
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

i just dont get this whole equilibrium and reflux ratio everyone talks about!!! i dunno. i just plug the damn thing in set it at 78 where i have thermometer at the top of the elbow and let it run till i get about 4 liters or until it starts tasting alittle like harsh tequilla... it seem like everyon...
by CanadianWhiskey
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

the highest ive got was 92 abv

what i should be asking is, should i be running it differently?

also im getting confused with how some people dont kee the temp at a constant 78 and just let there heater power hard and fast till it starts tasting like tails!

should i be doing this also?
by CanadianWhiskey
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: am i running my offset head properly??
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

am i running my offset head properly??

i dont know what everyone means when it come to getting a reflux ratio on an off set head design I have 40 inch column with an elbow at the top then a t connection i dont see a point of getting a double valve or even getting the perfect reflux ratio that everyone here talks about...i run cold water ...
by CanadianWhiskey
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: pH readings of sugar wash
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

what do you guys mean by back-set i read that alot and not sure what the term is
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Bowl on top of keg boiler?
Replies: 11
Views: 3764

I just have studs (bolts with the heads cut off) welded to the outside of my keg. No holes required. The bolts aren't in line with the seal, so that system works fine. iI never though of that doing that, if i had waited and saw this thread, this would have been the way to go i uses SS 3/8's nuts co...
by CanadianWhiskey
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cloudy distillate
Replies: 30
Views: 3428

im getting a tequilla taste to my distillate, is that normal?... i didnt notice that when first tasting it when it came out of the still directly!

what should i good sugar was distillate taste like at 88% abv
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cloudy distillate
Replies: 30
Views: 3428

CoopsOz wrote:In my experience it will never be crystal clear, opaque at best.
ya thats what i thought, atleast one person is being honest..

do you use a settling formula from the brew shops though?
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cloudy distillate
Replies: 30
Views: 3428

well its not the scrubbers there stainless steel and for the remark on when i use my turbos up.....i have 50 sachets.... lol guess i got alot of destilling to do!!! but your right, i didnt let it clear up. i gave it a week. this time ill wait 10 days , rack it in a secondary, and give it another 4-5...
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: pH readings of sugar wash
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

well if youll belive it the local brew shops dont carry anything on PH readins and testing, there about 20 here in ottawa..i havent called them all but i also found that pretty funny...but ya i got some lab grade high quality from the hot chicks that work in the MEDIA lab here, except they thinkits ...
by CanadianWhiskey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: pH readings of sugar wash
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

and how much ? im no chemist here at work and i hevent told them exactly what they tested...lol