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by evilpsych
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: medium cracked feed corn safe to use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: medium cracked feed corn safe to use?

yeah the cracked is fine. if you have a mill you can run it through once more to get a 'fresh' cracked surface. does aid in adsorbtion if you're cookin too..
by evilpsych
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: French Oak Aged UJSSM??? Anyone Try It???
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: French Oak Aged UJSSM??? Anyone Try It???

Made me too thirsty to see them jars. Do you recall what ABV you were working with? yeah. that was at 62.5% (125 proof) That experiment was on how much chips per quart.. as you can see.. color was pretty much identical. I followed a distress aging process afterward with an 80deg F swing for about. ...
by evilpsych
Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: French Oak Aged UJSSM??? Anyone Try It???
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: French Oak Aged UJSSM??? Anyone Try It???

stick are better than chips, but they sell toasted french oak at a lot of brewshops.. here's some pics.. http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/IMG_4502.jpg http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/IMG_4484.jpg http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/IMG_4484.jpg as you...
by evilpsych
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 1/4 keg thumper
Replies: 12
Views: 3023

Re: 1/4 keg thumper

just a thought, if you CAN, get a 1/4 TALL pony keg for a thumper. the smaller diameter allows for a larger height of vapor travel through the thumper fill, which contributes to concentration of the vapor. Shallower, and you end up with shorter vapor contact times with the thumper charge. Might be u...
by evilpsych
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Grinding/Cracking/Gristing Whole Corn
Replies: 12
Views: 5592

Re: Grinding/Cracking/Gristing Whole Corn

im interested in it because what little i've been able to get run through my 2s looks very good and fresh compared to the cracked stuff i've done. Husks stay pretty much intact. However. Crankandstein sells the 220c which i'll upgrade to which can do whole con.
by evilpsych
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PIPE
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: PIPE

LWTCS wrote:
DCT wrote:....still trying to name beast!
No hurry. You'll know it when it's right.


Nice find Ozone. So whats next on the build list?
John Holmes.....
by evilpsych
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Grinding/Cracking/Gristing Whole Corn
Replies: 12
Views: 5592

Re: Grinding/Cracking/Gristing Whole Corn

anybody come up with a solution for this? I'm thinking about getting a hardwood dowel for my crankandstein for one of the rollers that's slightly smaller diameter to help with whole corn..
by evilpsych
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: A plague of copper
Replies: 22
Views: 1400

Re: A plague of copper

if fittings are too spendy, notch the tube and braze it together. i posted a software proggy in my evilstill 3.0 thread that will let you input tubing sizes and print out templates to make cuts. I would use judicious filing to ensure a tight fit before I burned it in though.
by evilpsych
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

Ok. Shotgun 2.0. Built as mentioned above. Cut the tubes 22" instead of 18, you could stagger by 1/4" each tube shorter than the one before it to make threading the thing easier.. Start with a pattern, a punch, a pilot bit, a 3/8" bit and a countersink (not shown) http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/...
by evilpsych
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

yeah. this next one all mating surfaces will be hit with acetone to clean them of any oils. Basic design theory is this: 18" x 2" copper tube. Predrill this for your water inputs. 2 2" caps - These will be drilled to 3/8"ths, then a countersink will be used to slightly increase the size of the hole ...
by evilpsych
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

on the pinhole, I'm pretty darn sure its the result of an airchannel forming or some dirt/burned flux that didnt get completely cleaned off around the outer edge where the plate and the pipe meet. It's so tiny that all that flows is a drip or 3 a minute.. but thats enough to screw it up. I've got an...
by evilpsych
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: first pot still
Replies: 11
Views: 2555

Re: first pot still

Yeah, nice build. Ditto. Looks nice and should make some good stuff! Great illustration for a new member trying to cope with the realization that there are no plans for a pot still here and definitely nicer than a store bought. There are no plans because it's dead simple. There are no valves to wor...
by evilpsych
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20693

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

Bull Rider wrote:Nice Job Absinthe, I love your Kentucky accent, are you related to Rubber Duck?
Kentucky by way of Queensland i think..
by evilpsych
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: first things first
Replies: 57
Views: 1671

Re: first things first

Doh!

When will they take that design off the net??

First thing you need to do is get rid of those two 'reflux lines' running through your column.
by evilpsych
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

update. Pot/thumper is complete. Did a cleaning run of vinegar and then a run of a junk batch of 80% (5l worth) diluted to 20%. Came out real nice. Output at full bore from the alco run was 65% :) I'm also sold on cotton t-shirts as gaskets.. Also, are gaskets needed on unions? a couple dripped no m...
by evilpsych
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/cbfce94c.jpg just got this built. This will connect to the feed from the boiler to the thumper-head.. it will also serve double duty as an extension for steam generation for my steam wand. there's 4 1" unions on that bad boy. Not shown is the vaccuu...
by evilpsych
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Splenda
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Splenda

there are already a number of liqueurs and wines (mostly wines) that use splenda instead of simple syrup for sweetening.. wife gets a bottle of splenda enhanced wine all the time. :roll: doesnt work worth a shit diet wise..
by evilpsych
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: BiCarb and Rum
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: BiCarb and Rum

Have you made this recipe before? If you have, and have some left, you can do a comparison. My experience with bicarb is though use in my thumper. It does 'clean-up' harshness to a degree as well as neutralizes any acidic vapors (vinegary flavors) that might come over from the boiler if your wash ha...
by evilpsych
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: To stir or not to stir....
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: To stir or not to stir....

Well.. It really doesnt matter.. hot backset will pretty much kill anything in your fermenter and dissolve your sugar too. I suggest a pour from the bucket into your fermenter that agitates the leftover yeast/settles.. same as stirring.
by evilpsych
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Still with bubble plates
Replies: 166
Views: 17256

Re: Bok with bubble plates

i dont know.. i couldnt access HD yesterday for the longest time. I had a couple posts go AWOL including one in 55gal ferments..
by evilpsych
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Slow sugar wash, Help
Replies: 20
Views: 7612

Re: Slow sugar wash, Help

Man. Every one of my sugar washes is slow too. Probably my 60F basement.. My UJSM's and allgrains are more violent, but my sugars are more like a fizzy pop losing its carbonation slowly.
by evilpsych
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Good news on the still...
Replies: 13
Views: 584

Re: Good news on the still...

I age in 5 gal SS corny kegs with the rubber replaced with cork.
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Stainless Steel Balls
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Stainless Steel Balls

i dunno.. brass has a better ring to it..
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Still with bubble plates
Replies: 166
Views: 17256

Re: Bok with bubble plates

actually.. you dont need plates. 85% is hittable with a simple potstill (thumper increases chances).. Save yourself some effort for little ROI..

If you really want to build a plate bok, be prepared to run at least a 4" column.. Anything else is too small to be easily built. YMMV
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Super Sankey Scotch Style Still
Replies: 139
Views: 40655

Re: Super Sankey Scotch Style Still

rumball here is my chunk of copper, 22" inches long, here is what im thinking, cutting 5" piece for mounting to keg & bottom of ball, leaving the rest coming off top of ball, then figure what angle I want cut top of pipe to angle & match lyne arm, think it should be plenty long with lyne arm at 24"...
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: what to use as boiler?
Replies: 22
Views: 3387

Re: what to use as boiler?

oh god. I hated my stockpot boiler.. the lid problems were enough to make me hate that thing.. Craigslist is your friend. Pose as a homebrewer of beer looking for kegs as wort boilers.. You'll have some folks contacting you soon. I got both my main boiler and my thumper pony for $60. Recommendation ...
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: abv and my refining orb
Replies: 81
Views: 3259

Re: abv and my refining orb

You might try several smaller holes (cant tell from the drawing) closer to the base of the orb to return some to the boiler..
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 1/2 barrel pot still design (with models)
Replies: 22
Views: 2695

Re: 1/2 barrel pot still design (with models)

Looks like a winner.. should produce a ton of great spirit. :eugeek:
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

Welcome back Evilpsych, Havn't seen you here for a while. It's good to see more innovation with still designs. OD Thanks.. Well.. life (and extra $$) have gotten in the way. Don't post much as i think i've passed distiller 'puberty'.. Hindsight being 20/20... and the dollars i've spent trying to be...
by evilpsych
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: EvilStill 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: EvilStill 3.0

For reference.. here's the 2.0 This was a few runs ago. The basement is noticeably cleaner now. MODS: I DONT COLLECT IN A PLASTIC BUCKET.. That's during a cleaning run with vinegar... http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/IMG_4841-1.jpg http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll71/evilpsych/I...