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by nutmg1
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Locked thread
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Locked thread

HookLine wrote:Gotta admit I find the show a mixed bag. There is often some great info in it, but I find the presenter a bit irritating sometimes.
Trying to post. This says locked thread. I'm not sure why it would be locked.
by nutmg1
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Plastic tubing for siphon
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Plastic tubing for siphon

Thanks for the advice guys.


I use a Stainless Funnel now.


Its crazy that you could spend 40 or 50 bucks on a bottle of inported booze thats been run through plastic or rubber.

I 'll rig up some sort of copper contraption to get the job done.
by nutmg1
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Plastic tubing for siphon
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Plastic tubing for siphon

I recently started watching a show called the "Thirsty Traveler". The show is about a guy who travels the world drinking the local booze and checking out the distilleries and wineries. I've noticed in several of the distilleries they use plastic tubing to siphon booze from one vessel to another. Sin...
by nutmg1
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Is carbon filter necessary after strip NS run?
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: Is carbon filter necessary after strip NS run?

I don't have an opinion on this subject at this time but have been pondering this subject. I'm on about my 10th sugar was batch and while I always get a good product it’s not exactly Grey Goose. I always collect in 3 cup increments and number my jars. I start in the middle and work my way out. I usu...
by nutmg1
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New Still First Test
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: New Still First Test

When I asked this question the guys here suggested making a cheap sugar wash and running it through. The Eth will clean out your still. Personally I did everything. Lemon Juice, Vinagar, Acid then some wash. It was really clean when I finished with it. Now if I do any soldering I don't use flux. Jus...
by nutmg1
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Elements for a keg
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Elements for a keg

Matty,
If you go with 2 elements make sure you position your upper element low enough that it won't go dry on spirit runs if you have to start and stop.

Its always a crap shoot for me if my upper element is still in the low wines after starting and stoping a couple times.
by nutmg1
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Vodka backset has gassed up?
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Vodka backset has gassed up?

This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone using backset to make vodka. I thought the whole point was to keep the flavors out???
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: how does this look so far?
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: how does this look so far?

Don't worry tripnoncid. When you taste your first batch it will all be worth it. Plus just look at GBM's posts and see how many upgrades you can make to your still. Its YOUR STILL now. Not something you paid 300 bucks for and now are going to take apart and make into a quality still. I waited 6 mont...
by nutmg1
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What commercial whiskey do you hate the most?
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: What commercial whiskey do you hate the most?

So Co taste like Flinestone Vitamins soaked in Beam to me. I can't stand that shit. I have to add Black Velvet, Ukon Jack and Wild Turkey to my all time undrinkable list. On second thought I'm with Tater. All of them. Now I just need to make some of my own. I have my second batch of UJSM bubbling no...
by nutmg1
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Noob question; column placement
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Noob question; column placement

Interesting question.

I think it will be ok.

Don't take my word for it though. I'm sure others with more experiance will chime in.
by nutmg1
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Baking Soda/Gravity
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Baking Soda/Gravity

I thought you were suppose to put the bakeing soda in before you run it through your still?
by nutmg1
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: woman + tattoos
Replies: 71
Views: 5754

Re: woman + tattoos

I'd start doing some things that piss her off. If she doesn't respect your wishes then I'd stop respecting hers. If my wife pulled something like that I'd throw all of her shit in the front yard. Of course she would never call the cops on me.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Winemaking - How much sugar to add?
Replies: 4
Views: 8890

Re: Winemaking - How much sugar to add?

Do you have a hydrometer? If you don't then you really need to get one. You'll be stoked. When you do get one just to a google search and you'll get more info than you want on how to use it. For wine a usually shoot for 10 to 12% depending on what your making. Sounds like your new to this stuff. Rem...
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: a few hundred dumb questions
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: a few hundred dumb questions

Well looks like you’re going to add some character to the forum.

Have you found the parent site yet? It took me about a month to figure out what everyone was talking about when they said Parent Site.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 103847

Re: stilldrinkin.com

That's sweet, they have the same pictures and just changed the names of the stills.

I love Rob's new name. Jack Mccoy. Come one man.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Flow Rate
Replies: 65
Views: 5294

Re: Flow Rate

Holey shit guys this is a great thread.


Great job makeing this crystal clear. It becomes common sense when its explained so good.

Now for the fun part. Practice drink Practice drink. I think I can handle it.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Spirit run that won't end
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Spirit run that won't end

Thanks for the help guys.

I'm going to finish this run and start working on my pot still. I just started 50 gallons of 9% Wineo simple sugar wash. Hopefully I have my pot still finished by the time its ready to run.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Spirit run that won't end
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Spirit run that won't end

Husker/Hawke

Hawke,
If I ran a neutral in the 80's with a pot still would that make exceptable product or do you need to have it in the low 90's?
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Spirit run that won't end
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Spirit run that won't end

Holy crap, I tried to figure out how much to expect with that Calculator on the parent site but there is a lot of info required on there I have no idea how to get. 10 more liters...lol I have a pot still here from stilldrinkin just like Jetzon bought. I guess I need to get busy rebuilding it so I ha...
by nutmg1
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Spirit run that won't end
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Spirit run that won't end

Ok I started with probably about 14 to 14.5 gallons of 40% low wines from a BWSW mash. I'm running a offset reflux with a 44 inch column stuffed with copper mesh and 3000w to start with 1500w on full for the run. This is my first real spirit run and I've been running for days now. Probably like 5 ti...
by nutmg1
Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Backset and Yeast question
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Backset and Yeast question

Sounds like your making two different things. I think you should start fresh if your making whiskey.
by nutmg1
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: No Methanol?
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: No Methanol?

How are you detecting Methanol?

From what I've learned here it takes a lot of Mthanol to hurt you but its still not something you want to drink.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: I'm an idiot!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: I'm an idiot!!!!

Dnderhead/Trthskr4;
Thanks for the info. I thought I screwed up.

Do you normally rinse the corn at least or should I just be dumping it in? I can't wait to taste this mash.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: I'm an idiot!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: I'm an idiot!!!!

Dnderhead wrote:why ? just skim and use,it just adds" character"

Seriously? I get caught up in the fact that certain things don't travel with the vapor but this looks like a bucket of dirty water.

If you say its good to go I'll ferment it and run it Dnder.
by nutmg1
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: I'm an idiot!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 692

I'm an idiot!!!!

I just started my first batch of UJSM. Seem's easy enough. I followed the directions. Filled the buckets with water. Dumped the corn in. Inverted the sugar. Dumped that in. Started mixing. Never thought to wash the corn. I have two buckets of dirty sugar water with corn. lol At least 14 pounds of su...
by nutmg1
Thu May 29, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: going off line for awhile
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: going off line for awhile

We'll be here.


Hope to hear from you soon.

Joe
by nutmg1
Sun May 25, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Stripping Runs
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Stripping Runs

Its going much better. I just finished my first 12 gallon strip of the day and am heating up the next batch right now. I'm going to push this one as hard as I can without vapor coming out the condenser. Its pretty sweet seeing a 6.5 carboy over half full. I've stripped about 24 gallons so far. Won't...
by nutmg1
Sun May 25, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Stripping Runs
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Stripping Runs

Thanks for the info Husker. I didn't explain very good last night. My boiler is a 15.5 gallon keg. I have 60 gallons of wash ready to strip. I'm filling it with 12 gallons at a time of 10% BWSW. Before As-Ol-Joe set me straight I was keeping the heat around 175 with no reflux. Now after the full 300...
by nutmg1
Sat May 24, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 156 dead in India
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: 156 dead in India

Not that you guys don't know this but what really sucks is this kind of shit giving our hobby a bad name when it has nothing at all to do with it.
by nutmg1
Sat May 24, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Stripping Runs
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Stripping Runs

I'm at a high elevation. My water temp is really low. I'm pretty sure if I run at my max temp. 2 1500 W water heater elements I could knock it down for a stripping run with my water supply. Right now I have one 1500w element on full power. Its spitting. Not a steady stream. I'll hook up the other el...