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by big worm
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Tiger woods jokes...
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Tiger woods jokes...

all jokes aside :D had it been mrs. bigworm and my car who would really care? oh well
by big worm
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dissolving the sugar
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Dissolving the sugar

use enuff boiling water to disolve or invert the sugar, adding cool water back into it just gets the temp back down to pitch the yeast without killing it. some times you still have to wait for it to cool down some, just follow the instructions for the recipe and you'll be fine. a 13 gal wash in a 15...
by big worm
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Need help now!
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Need help now!

DGiovanni wrote:Thanks for the help! I am on a timeline here!
a time line??? these things take there time and they don't like being hurryed or pushed along :D
by big worm
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Best method to clean a still.
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Best method to clean a still.

i brush off the dough seal with hot slops then rince in clean water, thats it
by big worm
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reflux questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Reflux questions...

wposw makes a good pot stilled neutral...for me anyways.
by big worm
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HOME DISTILLER
Replies: 14
Views: 918

Re: HOME DISTILLER

beauty :)
by big worm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: need to know how to make whiskey essences
Replies: 37
Views: 6123

Re: need to know how to make whiskey essences

if you like essence then by all means use them. dunder gave you a list of additives so go play around. had you done a search on additives you would have found no one here much use's them. they sell lots of them i'm sure. most folks here kinda look down on them for whatever reason.
by big worm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilling beer worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Distilling beer worth it?

i think i would drink the beer :D it would be practice, but not sure what it would taste like because of the hopps.
if you do let us know
by big worm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: diisssteelin dr#unk
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: diisssteelin dr#unk

i did? i must have been drunk. pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.....I AM THE GREAT OZZZZ...
by big worm
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can I Store The Wash After Fermentation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Can I Store The Wash After Fermentation?

once a wash is completed temp don't matter. do as dnder said and it will keep for months and months. i had a rice wash set after racking once for 6 months and was fine.
by big worm
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Water Supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Water Supply?

let the water run a few min. and use it, its the only way your gonna find out for sure. i would hate the thought of buying water.
by big worm
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reusing charred Oak Chips
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Reusing charred Oak Chips

you mite could reuse whisky chips for a rum, but i would think single uses from a chip. a stick or a stalv could be reused a time or two but i would think it was weak on color and flavors
by big worm
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Why keep feints from a reflux column still?
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Why keep feints from reflux column still?

that is a good question. i think you still have some good stuff in there because your never going to remove only heads or tails in feints there will be some good stuff mixed with them...as much as a pot stiller woud have...no no even close but enuff to save and give a good squeeze later. imho
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Deer hunting

i think i'd like that. i butcherd about 6 hogs so far. most 250 or less. i sell fresh country sausage 5# for $12 it gets me thru a slow deer season...everyone loves my sausage 8) theres pretty good money in processing hogs for folks
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: freezing after fermenting
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

Re: freezing after fermenting

if i lived where i could set a bucket outside and it would freeze solid.....i would play with this. it would be way cheaper than stripping.
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Deer hunting

been kinda slow on this side of the smokies. the early season weather killed us, now its getting cold perhaps the last month of season will pick up tho. i got 3 deer in the cooler needing cut and wrapped. one is mine :D got a 224# hog in there waiting to make sausage out of. edit for recipe this is ...
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How cold can mash safely get, and advice on warming?
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: How cold can mash safely get, and advice on warming?

get a heat pad or submersable heater. sucks to be you man. cold will just slow it up and turn a one week ferment into a 1month.....or more :shock: a light bulb may help in the cabinet but most lkly not. heat and insulation is your best bet. i would think it could just stop and restart when warm. ear...
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thermometer on a pot still?
Replies: 76
Views: 28888

Re: Thermometer on a pot still?

i built a thermo well on mine, so i either use it or have to make a plug in it. it can be useful while learning how to drive your rig. watch the temp start to rise up while heating up. while stripping mine will run about 200-204 deg depending how hard i push. as the run gets longer the temp rises be...
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: should hearts taste sweet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: should hearts taste sweet?

what makes this a tough call is.... what's sweet to one is on the savory side to some one else. you could be one of them guys who likes 6 cups of sugar to the gallon of sweet tea. early tails on sugar based washes tastes sweet to me :lol:
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can you mix different "stuff' in feint's jar?
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Can you mix different "stuff' in feint's jar?

unless your adding them back on next runs and keeping them under control, they can add up quick and take up space. be sure to keep them marked for safety sakes.
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: should hearts taste sweet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: should hearts taste sweet?

they can taste sweet to you or like corn or plums if thats the ferment. i don't think any unused sugars come across, they are still in the dunder. as long as they dont taste like nail polish remover or the wet beagle nextdoor sweet is fine :wink:
by big worm
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Glycerine AFTER oaking???
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Glycerine AFTER oaking???

if you made good cuts and aged on oak i doubt you'll need any. but if you did i would wait untill i was decanting the final product to add it. jmho
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Going off line
Replies: 21
Views: 1550

Re: Going off line

"just knods head"....uhh huh
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mix during fermination
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Re: Mix during fermination

tater wrote:I stir with mortar mixer also after adding pre started yeast.
hehehe where did ya think i learned that trick. its a real work saver if your doing fruit washes.
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Spirits left in filter bucket for 6 weeks - is it safe?
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Spirits left in filter bucket for 6 weeks - is it safe?

6 week honnymoon daing.....you need a drink
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mix during fermination
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Re: Mix during fermination

i stir after the pitch... i use a morter mixer on a drill. don't worry to much about warm water and oxy levels if you "double" or proof your yeast before the pitch, then stir some air in.....its gonna dive in and go to it.
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: ALAMBECS
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: ALAMBECS

one thing to think about is money$$$$ if you keep this hobby either spend it now or spend more later. most wash's are ~ 8-10% abv on a 5 gal wash thats between 0.4-0.5 gal of etho max.... figure in your cuts. a small stove top boiler is fine to learn on but you will upgrade to something larger if yo...
by big worm
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mix during fermination
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Re: Mix during fermination

Guys Please dont get me wrong, this site is a god send to me , but please READ before replying. Thanks Dave hahaha..... some stir, some don't, some look taste peek every 5 min others leave for a week without a thought. if i'm doing a wash that has a good thick cap like fruit or thick grains like ri...
by big worm
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My Setup
Replies: 56
Views: 29312

Re: My Setup

:wink:
by big worm
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My Setup
Replies: 56
Views: 29312

Re: My Setup

ya'll got that crazy guy who plays an electric flute and hops around on one leg...hehehe :D aqualung and moonshine were there dude.