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by Jetzon
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A simple airlock method for plastic water jugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: A simple airlock method for plastic water jugs

I'm using 32 gallon rubber maid trash cans to do my fermentation's. I only use the lids to cover them and No problems. I used to do my mashes in 5 gallon buckets with saran wrap but its not needed.

Jetzon'
by Jetzon
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Roll your own ciggs
Replies: 36
Views: 2067

Re: Roll your own ciggs

Bugs on the tobacco plants? I thought I read it keeps them away? Said something like its been used for years to help rid the lil critters. Guess I'll find out this spring. How do you cut it up after curing it? I thought maybe a paper shredder might work. I have one thats pretty tight cut. Not as tig...
by Jetzon
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Cherry Pie ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Cherry Pie ?

Seems like thats the New word "Pie" I had some Peach pie and Cherry Pie shine. I asked how was it made but they didnt have a clue. Have to say it was good.
by Jetzon
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Roll your own ciggs
Replies: 36
Views: 2067

Re: Roll your own ciggs

I cant seem to roll a Good round smoke by hand. I use a tops or zig zag 70mm roller. I cant stand those cigarette shooters or what ever there called. Doesnt make a good packed smoke, at least for my taste. pistachio_nut. I tried D&R tobacco and wasnt really impressed. I used to smoke Camel lights so...
by Jetzon
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Roll your own ciggs
Replies: 36
Views: 2067

Re: Roll your own ciggs

Yea ive been reading about growing tobacco online and buying plants. If you can grow tomatoes you can grow tobacco. I have a huge garden that I really enjoy working. Says its a great bug repellent too for the All natural no pesticide growers. I like the thought of doing for myself and learn to be le...
by Jetzon
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Roll your own ciggs
Replies: 36
Views: 2067

Roll your own ciggs

Anybody roll your own cigarettes? Ive been rolling my own for about two years and I think its Much better tobacco. I can see what I'm rolling, and roll the right amount I feel like smoking. Its cheaper and I smoke less. After buying tobacco and filters it comes out to under 30 bucks a carton. I get ...
by Jetzon
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PH pen type meter
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: PH pen type meter

Thanks Cob, Bullrider Ive been reading on google and your right Bullrider. I didnt get any buffer to test with mine. I was hoping I could find something round the house to make a buffer up and test. Thought maybe that 5.2 PH stabilizer might work. This is what I found if anybody else has question......
by Jetzon
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: storing a wash
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: storing a wash

Run a small hose from your carboy to a 2ltr bottle with some water in it. just make sure your hose is under water in the 2ltr bottle...
by Jetzon
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PH pen type meter
Replies: 3
Views: 554

PH pen type meter

Anybody know how to recalibrate one of those yellow PH meters? Ive been reading threw the search and besides a swimming pool "that I dont have" havent seen much on it. I have some of that 5.2 PH stabilizer but I wasnt sure how much to say one cup. Says tbl spoon for 5 gallons......Thoughts?
by Jetzon
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I feel So Blind!
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: I feel So Blind!

Thats what i'm doing. I'll figure it out after it airs out a bit..
Thanks Kiwi.
by Jetzon
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I feel So Blind!
Replies: 2
Views: 345

I feel So Blind!

I'm running 12 gallons of wine a buddy gave me. I have no clue what the alcohol % is. I'm only doing a single run since 12 gallons is what I got. Started coming off at 80% "reading alcmeter threw parrot" I bumped up the heat and got it around 74-72% its almost down to 62-64% I'm not trying to save m...
by Jetzon
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Checking proof?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Checking proof?

I'm using an Alcohol proof hydrometer. Got a nice pencil lead size stream running and coming off at 70%.. been a few years since my last run but I think its All looking good so far..

Thanks Jetzon
by Jetzon
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Checking proof?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Checking proof?

I got 12 gallons of wine from a friend and I'm running it off today. While waiting for the keg to heat up I thought I'd check the proof on this wine. I filled my beaker up and checked it with my hydrometer and its reading 0? Now I know its got alcohol in it and its fairly strong homemade wine. Whats...
by Jetzon
Sun May 17, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Newish whiskey made in Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

Re: Newish whiskey made in Virginia

That totally confused me there for a minute :? Ole Chuck Miller here in Culpeper makes Copper Fox? Its called Copper Kettle now I recon. Just had a car show there a few weeks ago. 1 mile Right behind his farm is a maximum state prison :lol: You know those boys can smell it cooking with the wind blow...
by Jetzon
Sun May 17, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: transition from flame to electric
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: transition from flame to electric

Go to any Lowe's, Home depot, Hardware store near you and they'll have Water heater elements. They come in different size "watts".. I higher the watts the more heat and faster to bring to boil. I use two 1500w elements that run on regular house hold current. I suggest using around that size so you c...
by Jetzon
Sun May 17, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: transition from flame to electric
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: transition from flame to electric

I like using water heater elements to heat my boiler. Open flame around likker makes me a little leery. Not much to worry about with elements inside keg. I use both elements to get boiler up to temp, once up to temp I pull the cord on top element and use Only bottom to keep it rolling. I also have a...
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Grain question
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Grain question

So basically there's no diff between Cracked and Flaked. Only diff is the way its processed?
If that's the case I'm gonna go ahead and order that corona mill and just do it myself.
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Grain question
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Grain question

Yeah I'm pretty sure that's what he said. They do all there own milling right there. Its a good size farmers coop. Now I'm debating on buying that Corona grain mill or buy my grains online. I'm trying to figure out whats the Diff between "cracking" the grains in a mill and "Flaked" like they sell on...
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Grain question
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Grain question

Yeah, Thats what I thought ya said last year D. Just making sure. I went to the Corona mills web page and I'm looking at one of the hand crank ones. I dont think I would be milling that much at a time, So a hand cranker should do me just fine. Heres the URL if anybody's curious or needs some info on...
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Noob seeking idiot-proof process
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Noob seeking idiot-proof process

Hey xbrehw and Welcome aboard I bought a couple books that Really helped me learn the "Lingo".. I read the books when I couldn't be online. Ian's Smiley " Making pure corn Whiskey" is a Must read I think. I cant find the other books I bought? Just look up Amazon Books and type in making whiskey or w...
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Grain question
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Grain question

Hey all Question for the people here that buy there grains from farm centers/coops... I stopped by the farm coop today to see what they had in hand and they got Everything. Ive used there cracked corn but last year I bought my Rye/Barley/Wheat online. I'm hoping I wont have to this year. So much che...
by Jetzon
Wed May 06, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Here is my still...need help
Replies: 36
Views: 4067

Re: Here is my still...need help

Hey BIGBADDAD, First thing ya gonna need to do is throw that galvanized floor flange out the door. I used the same one and it will start rusting the second liquid hits it, Trust me. Best to get a new lid and just attach a female copper cuppling to it, you could use the lid you have now but ya gonna ...
by Jetzon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Fruit Flavoring
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Fruit Flavoring

Ive been searching on here for that and I'll definitely check that out now.
Thanks for the post "tried and true under blueberrys" suggestion. Having dial up takes forever! using the search here.

As Always Tater, Many Thanks

Jetzon
by Jetzon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Fruit Flavoring
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Fruit Flavoring

Hey Tater

Thanks and I'll try that. Ive always added sugar and fruit, Ive never let the fruit soak first.
I'm gonna mess around with cooking some fruit-sugar too. I'm thinking cooking it might speed it up some.
Ive got my Blue Grass festival coming up in May and I'm Low on my reserves lol.
by Jetzon
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Fruit Flavoring
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Fruit Flavoring

Hey all, I have a couple qt's that I'm gonna flavor "Peach & Blueberry. I used to add fruit and sugar to qt's. Then I started to make syrup by adding fruit & sugar a little water and let sit in fridge for a couple days. Now I think I'm gonna try cooking fruit & sugar first. Any suggestions? Whats a ...
by Jetzon
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Pure Corn Whiskey - The Book
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Pure Corn Whiskey - The Book

Whats the temp in the room? Might be a lil cool making the yeasties work a lil slower. Its frig'n freezing where I live
by Jetzon
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Dirty backset
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Dirty backset

Dirty water in the keg means its cleaning it. I would do another vinegar and water run " no cooling water" to steam it all out good. Then I would do just clean water run a few times, to get the vinegar residue out. Never hurts to do a few practice runs and see how it goes b4 adding any mash. after a...
by Jetzon
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Smallest aging container
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Smallest aging container

I age mine in qt jars. I put 2 or 3 charred White Oak sticks in each qt jar. This is what I do and Works for me. 1. I add 2-3 charred "finger size pieces of charred White Oak" to my qt jars. 2. I put them in my deep freezer for 24 hrs 3. after 24 hrs I take them out at night, remove the lids and put...
by Jetzon
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: You can get free white oak.
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: You can get free white oak.

I Wouldn't use pallets. You Never know whats been on them and Never sure what they've been treated with. Most Walmarts or stores like that sell Jack Daniels smoking chips. Some of them sell half barrels pretty cheap. I have More White Oak tree's down then I know what to do with. I only use the heart...
by Jetzon
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: New Pot Still, what do you think?
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: New Pot Still, what do you think?

Man that makes me Nervous seeing a gas burner and alcohol So close together. I work on Nat & Lp gas appliances and that's a No No in my book. I'm sure its OK as long as your careful and all but Sure doesnt leave you much room for error. Always Keep a Fire Extinguisher Close By! Safety first and happ...