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by marshrunner757
Thu May 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Idea for easily fabricated needle valve: teflon core body
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Idea for easily fabricated needle valve: teflon core bod

Have you checked ebay? Less than 40 bucks

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by marshrunner757
Wed May 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New local distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: New local distillery

May be the problem. He has roughly 10' plated column. This past change he was arranging it hoping to be able to cut his run time from about 16 hours to 6 hours on a 150 gallon boiler. Not sure how realistic that is since I've only run a 15 gallon LM

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by marshrunner757
Wed May 03, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New local distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: New local distillery

Not at all. Thanks for the info and suggestions.

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by marshrunner757
Tue May 02, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New local distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: New local distillery

The last thing I want to come across as is some sort of expert or arrogant. I'm no expert by any means and not arrogant. I may go over Friday afternoon and visit with him. Like I said, I like the guys and hope he makes it in a big way. But, I want him to produce something he can hang his hat on and ...
by marshrunner757
Tue May 02, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New local distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: New local distillery

I didn't go in depth on his cuts as I felt I may be pushing to hard. And by all means, if I make any suggestions, it will be in total privacy and would be along the lines of, hey why don't you try making a batch at 10 or 12% and see how it comes out. He's only made 4 runs and has tweaked things betw...
by marshrunner757
Tue May 02, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New local distillery
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

New local distillery

I have somewhat of a moral question that's been on my mind. Recently I visited a new local distillery. Very small operation and pretty basic in my mind. The guy is super nice and very in tune with distillation. However, in my opinion, which doesn't mean much, he is not very in tune with distillation...
by marshrunner757
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sweet feed recipe-
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Sweet feed recipe-

Well, I haven't made anything in about 4 years and never tried anything with malt. But, I made a lot of rum with black strap and sugar. Never had any off flavours like that. Sorry I can't help but mainly replying to thank you for your service.

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by marshrunner757
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Water Pumps for reusing cooling water
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Water Pumps for reusing cooling water

I use an on demand 12v 50psi pump run off battery charger. I regulate the flow with an inline ball valve. Use a 50 gallon drum as reservoir. Works great
by marshrunner757
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US
Replies: 544
Views: 47075

Re: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US

I just signed up on free level. As soon as I'm able to I will upgrade!
by marshrunner757
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Let's see your controller box
Replies: 212
Views: 56727

Re: Let's see your controller box

humbledore wrote:
marshrunner757 wrote:I'm about to build mine and think I'm going to use a dry box you get from sporting goods outlets.
What is a dry box?
A hard abs plastic box. Used for boating a lot. Also used for keeping shotgun shells in. Walmart carries them.
by marshrunner757
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Let's see your controller box
Replies: 212
Views: 56727

Re: Let's see your controller box

I'm about to build mine and think I'm going to use a dry box you get from sporting goods outlets.
by marshrunner757
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4079
Views: 459302

Re: sweetfeed whisky

I'm with Jumbo here. Cut that batch in half. Can't see the yeast surviving that journey. Aim for 10-11% and you'll get better results.
by marshrunner757
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: How do you pack your column
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: How do you pack your column

I need to read on the lava rock. Have always used copper.
by marshrunner757
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: How do you pack your column
Replies: 3
Views: 761

How do you pack your column

I have a boka which has 40" before condenser. I've found it runs better for me by packing sections. Stuff a was of copper mesh as far as I can followed by another about 8" from that and another about 8" from that. Seems to give me a very steady high and clean proof. Once it starts falling off, it fa...
by marshrunner757
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: brown sugarr mash
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: brown sugarr mash

S.G.? Yeast used? Temp? Nutrients?
by marshrunner757
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 3 gallons just to get the element submerged.
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: 3 gallons just to get the element submerged.

I don't think you want to bend the elements. Also, I don't think you have a problem. Unless you're somehow doing a 50% ABV wash (which you're not) on a 6 gallon run the element will never run dry.
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Jimbo's Electric Conversion
Replies: 650
Views: 95849

Re: Jimbo's Electric Conversion

The terminal blocks on those cheap Chinese SCR's are too narrow to accept a standard 10 guage ring lug. :crazy: :tired: :x I had to grind the edges of the ring lugs to fit. The wiring is mostly 10AWG except for the stretch from the breaker to the box which is 8AWG. All wiring is multi strand. Thank...
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Store Bought Proof
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Store Bought Proof

I've tried it on JD and it was very very close
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Jimbo's Electric Conversion
Replies: 650
Views: 95849

Re: Jimbo's Electric Conversion

Jumbo, what size wire are you using? I got my SCR in and those terminals look awful small. Also, are you using single or multi strand wire?
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 1/4" or 3/8" Boka Take off
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: 1/4" or 3/8" Boka Take off

I run 1/4" and it runs very well on my 2"
by marshrunner757
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Missing my shine
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Missing my shine

Flew into Vegas this morning. Sure wish I could have smuggled a bit of my UJ over with me lol
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reflux washes
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Reflux washes

Look at Gerber in the tried and true
by marshrunner757
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: everlasting pfte gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: everlasting pfte gasket

I used the cardboard from the cover of a heavy 3 ring binder. Works great.
by marshrunner757
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: strongest neutral spirit?
Replies: 35
Views: 1805

Re: strongest neutral spirit?

You should be able to pull 190 proof from that. If I pack my 48" with copper I can hit 190. That being said I typically use little if any packing anymore. I start at 180ish and at about 170ish I'm into good hearts.
by marshrunner757
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: strongest neutral spirit?
Replies: 35
Views: 1805

Re: strongest neutral spirit?

Highest isn't best and I assume you mean 160 proof or 80%. Anything over 85% on mine is considered heads. I have hit 95% on a few occasions but it's not drinkable.
by marshrunner757
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Jimbo's Electric Conversion
Replies: 650
Views: 95849

Re: Jimbo's Electric Conversion

Jimbo wrote:
marshrunner757 wrote:How long did it take the SCR to come in?
Pretty quick. Maybe 2 weeks or less
Cool. Just ordered one!
by marshrunner757
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Jimbo's Electric Conversion
Replies: 650
Views: 95849

Re: Jimbo's Electric Conversion

How long did it take the SCR to come in?
by marshrunner757
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: best water pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 1877

Re: best water pump?

I use 12v on demand water pump with an inline valve. Close valve, pump stops, crack valve just a little and pumps sporadic, open valve wide open and pump runs wide open. While not very quiet, it works very well for my condenser. I have the pump mounted on my cooling drum outside my shed.
by marshrunner757
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Proof
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: Proof

Can't use a hydrometer anyway. Figure it by volume. Quick example. If you remove 1 quart from a gallon of your juice/cider and then added 1 quart 100% abv to bring total volume back to one gallon you would have 25% abv or 50 proof.
by marshrunner757
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Mr P's 110v Harbor Freight controller duel element setup.
Replies: 25
Views: 8959

Re: Mr P's 110v Harbor Freight controller duel element setup

If doing several stripping runs and then a spirit run with heater elements and your wash winds up above 50percent abv do you just cut it back with water prior to running to make it safe for the elements? You shouldn't run anything above 40% abv. Very dangerous! I cut mine back to 35% just to be safe.