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by possum
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Mythbusters and exploding kegs
Replies: 35
Views: 4664

Hey Guys, watch this..... The exploding keg trick was tried by some Drunks near our BoyScout camp. They were heating up the keg to try to get the "ball" to pop put and shoot up in the air. (they were drunk). Apearently, the ball didn't pop out right away, and they los interest, the keg still in the ...
by possum
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Good Heavy Rum
Replies: 51
Views: 12501

Howdy. I'll add $0.02. I add backset to my rum like Absinthe. I also add a whole squezed lemon to my boiling sugar /molassas mix. In a potstill: I strip 2-3 runs, and then for the spirit run, I top off the still with fermented rum wash. This seems to give a richer flavor to the stuff at the expense ...
by possum
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Please review the continuous still design
Replies: 56
Views: 16109

Wow. I was just going to ask if anyone has made a Coffee type VM still for stripping runs (of clarified, all liquid washes/mashes), and here it is. I would only use a rig like this for stripping runs, and then make cuts on a potstill, or run the rig in traditional VM style. I don't really trust the ...
by possum
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: All "tails" run?
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Some of my best whiskeys are from all tails runs. That being said, they come from washes made mostly from grains, and only the occasional addition of refined sugars. If I do all tails, I try to do it from all of one kind of wash (ie; all bourbon or all barley, dont mix the rum tails and the whiskey ...
by possum
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: halo
Replies: 42
Views: 6657

Just a little sip of that water of life will do ya !
by possum
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sing while you still--favorite songs about outlaws
Replies: 51
Views: 17548

Yea, and the chords get simpler too !
by possum
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Vacuum Still
Replies: 30
Views: 13183

If your worried about getting alcohol in your (mechanical vane) pump's oil, and screwing it up, then MAYBE you could use Fomblin or some other synthetic in addition to a trap....but the stuff is pricey.
by possum
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Possum's Rum Recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

For all molassis, be sure not to make it too thick. molassis has some sugars that give varying results with different yeasts. As far as inverting, the lemon/lime/other citrus also adds some trace nutrients other than just the acid. Holding off on the sugar and doubbling the molassis seems to take lo...
by possum
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Possum's Rum Recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Glad it helped punkin.
by possum
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Golden Pond
Replies: 26
Views: 26879

He will be missed.
by possum
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: does anyone have a jagermeister recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

Sorry Bum Chops, I havn't been able to run my rig for a few months...I'll update after I run some more off.

It does taste good though. Next time there will be some licorice root added to the mix.
by possum
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Those Oklahoma hills & stills
Replies: 21
Views: 10967

In South Central PA, we call the thyroid of the pig Sweatbreads. We never ate the testes when castrating hogs (damn, those little suckers squealed...made me feel a bit sorry for them), we couldn't keep the dogs away from them though. Been a long time since I butchered hogs, I really like homecured h...
by possum
Wed May 09, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Stillwater sessions - An enquiry into Bourbon
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Thanks, I wish I had someone give a comparison of these before I was dissapointed by the flavors available at my brewshop. Of course I Potstill only, but my first experiments were with flavored sugar washes. I'll probably stick to mashin ( at least for "whiskeys"), but thanks none the less.
by possum
Tue May 08, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Funny Label
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

You mean one like this UJ ?

Caution:
This product will make you feel Stronger, Smarter,more Impervious to harm and more Handsome than you actually are.....Use with care.

Also note: Being drunk on this whiskey does not give one an implied license to act like an ASSHOLE.
by possum
Mon May 07, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Getting rid of flavor
Replies: 21
Views: 5583

I would never the glass directly with flame, but only in a doubble boiler
(immersed in a pot of boiling water).

I had a few bad experiences with heated glass, and breakage , some involving alcohol.

Please do not heat glass with flame, especially if filled with flamable stuff.
by possum
Mon May 07, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Leaky Still (My First Pot Still)
Replies: 38
Views: 8068

Welcome nokianinja.
I used the search function at the top of the page to find this, but I did know what I was looking for.

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... lour+paste


hope this helps, but brazing might be needed, I can't know exactly.
by possum
Mon May 07, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: UJSM inputs and outputs
Replies: 17
Views: 7298

UJSM =Sour mashed Spirits ?
by possum
Sun May 06, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Microwave Still?
Replies: 26
Views: 6572

So, is ethanol suffucienty polar to be heated with, microwaves...that is without a large portion of h2o in the mix ?
by possum
Wed May 02, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: First try at rum
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Blackstrap has alot of fine suspended particles, that will eventually settle out if (1) it is suffently dilluted, and (2) you are extremely patient at a cool temp.
by possum
Tue May 01, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Oh damn. Am I screwed?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

If you are doing strippng runs, just fill it up 3/4 and then add the remainder of wash in with the spirit or next stripper. It's not the end of the world, rather it is just inconvenient. I'm sure you'll be able to adapt your recipees or procedures to make it work out....even with a collumn/controlle...
by possum
Tue May 01, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: problem with my condensor!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5231

WHAT GOOGE SAID!!!!
by possum
Tue May 01, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Investing.
Replies: 21
Views: 4599

I remember looking for reaserch on the Silex (laser assisted isotope enrichment) method, and it was indeed both patented, and Classified. Maybe there were some improvements, because when I was researching the Aussies were the only ones considering it, and they had decided not to continue with it com...
by possum
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Personal age
Replies: 39
Views: 9315

I don't act my age either...34 year old University student.
by possum
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Bottling
Replies: 17
Views: 7029

Have not tried it (I leave the labels on and tape on new ones) yet, but acetone takes apart lots of epoxies and other organics and glues (from personal experiences).

Rinse off the acetone (leaves a film after it dries/evaporates) with isopropal/propanol or methanol or ethanol.
Good Luck.
by possum
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Microwave Still?
Replies: 26
Views: 6572

Bear with me if this seems stupid. microwaves of a certian frequency/wave length can excite and heat water. What about pure ethanol. Some plastic containers are not heated at all, or are barely influenced in my Microwave oven. I dont have the refrence materials on me, but might (various)alcohols or ...
by possum
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Bug Juice!, or mash rather...
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

I'd run it real soon, so the contamenation dosn't get a chance ti grow.
by possum
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: small still materials - cork
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

A corningware 3 cup enamaled metal pot works ok with those big bungs that fit in mason jars for my yeast cultures.
by possum
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Wheat recipe needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2384

Some beer brewers use a little wheat for increased head retention.
by possum
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Beano and Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 3479

Some if those emnzymes convert longer , more difficult to digest sugars, into shortrer, more easily digested sugars. That may be just what the beano does.
by possum
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: I've got a lovely bunch of BANANAs need recipies Please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

I've tryed adding banannas to my brown ale (3lbs in 5 gallons), and it was ok, but I prefer a bananna free beer.