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by RevSpaminator
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Buying sugar and not looking like its for distilling
Replies: 102
Views: 5569

Re: Buying sugar and not looking like its for distilling

You think you get funny looks for buying sugar? Try buying two sacks of corn, asking for the stuff without soybean oil, and possibly a bucket of feed molasses...while wearing slacks and a tie and loading it into a little Toyota commuter car.
by RevSpaminator
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: (Discussion) Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: Nuking not imparting much color as I hoped.
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Nuking not imparting much color as I hoped.

I just spread apple wood chips on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven at 350 for several hours. I get plenty of flavor and color. I leave the charcoal for the grill. :)
by RevSpaminator
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The feds can't leave notin alone!
Replies: 32
Views: 1083

Re: The feds can't leave notin alone!

When cigarettes are outlawed only outlaws....
by RevSpaminator
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do we call you Americans?.
Replies: 105
Views: 5142

Re: What do we call you Americans?.

Yanks? Sure. Like they say, if you can't love yourself...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Old shiners secrets
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

Re: Old shiners secrets

Sounds to me like the only to know for sure is to try out the advice you're given. Let us know how it turns out. :)
by RevSpaminator
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: commercial vodka tampered with
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: commercial vodka tampered with

Swedish Pride wrote:
bitter wrote:Wow some people...

B
I know right, who in their right mind drink vodka
I think the real question is, "Who in their right mind would drink store bought spirits?"
by RevSpaminator
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: CAD program for Ubuntu Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: CAD program for Ubuntu Wanted

Have you tried googling 'CAD Linux'? There are a lot of options that don't require emulation. What kind of modeling do you need to do?
by RevSpaminator
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Booners casual corn
Replies: 15
Views: 1592

Re: Booners casual corn

I've done a sugar head over Booners, but I used corn sugar instead of cane. It cost a little more but has none of the bite. 50# of corn sugar (look for dextrose) runs about $35 at Cash N Carry.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cooling loop w/ passive pump failover protection (pic)
Replies: 48
Views: 2887

Re: Cooling loop w/ passive pump failover protection (pic)

That looks like a lot of rigging. Couldn't you just set up a water flow sensor to cut the source of heat if the coolant flow fails? That would catch a variety of problems beyond simple pump failure.
by RevSpaminator
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Veterans
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: Veterans

Let's take this day to celebrate those who sacrifice so much for our safety and security...and a moment to curse the tyrants who would send our children to harms way on a lie. Let us all remind those who gained financially from the sacrifices of others that repayment should be more than constant cut...
by RevSpaminator
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Corn Vodka
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: Corn Vodka

>wanted to make a full grain vodka but figured sugar would ... cut down on the use of full grains. Do you see the contradiction there ? +++++++++++1 There is a reason all grain is preferred over grain+sugar when making vodka. Both can make a fine drop, but try a strictly all grain and compare it to...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Basic Thin Corn Mash
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: Basic Thin Corn Mash

I'm sure the yeast would enjoy some raisins. I'm not sure if they are necessary but they don't hurt anything. For more of an all-corn experience, try corn sugar instead of cane. It has a much smoother finish. Not sure I've ever come across corn sugar, but I will look for it. Thanks. Often it is lis...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Basic Thin Corn Mash
Replies: 23
Views: 3245

Re: Basic Thin Corn Mash

I'm sure the yeast would enjoy some raisins. I'm not sure if they are necessary but they don't hurt anything.

For more of an all-corn experience, try corn sugar instead of cane. It has a much smoother finish.
by RevSpaminator
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Grain spinner build
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Grain spinner build

FullySilenced wrote:@Scribbler ...Or maybe you want to get your ferment off the grain prior to running it....


:roll:
Oh yeah. I tried to make a rice vodka once. The liquid enzymes shredded the cooked grain till it turned to sludge. A strainer like this would have been invaluable.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Maple Syrup Rum
Replies: 59
Views: 15901

Re: Maple Syrup Rum

Maybe you should age on toasted maple wood. :)
by RevSpaminator
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: 20 years of aging in 6 days
Replies: 218
Views: 44452

Re: 20 years of aging in 6 days

There is a difficulty with setting a control to check your research. How do you take samples from the same batch, to eliminate variances between runs, and side by side compare natural aged to your process?
by RevSpaminator
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any rugby fans?
Replies: 52
Views: 3139

Re: Any rugby fans?

Have you got any pictures of the trophy presentations Bushman? I was a college student, didn't own a camera back then but can still picture her in my mind. If a picture was taken I probably wouldn't have been looking at the camera. :sarcasm: I agree about the weekends, as a club on campus rather th...
by RevSpaminator
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Maybe I'm wrong...
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Maybe I'm wrong...

I'm happy as long as it's table sugar and not my malt supply she's using. Grocery stores are open 24 hours, brew supplies are a trip out of town.
by RevSpaminator
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The day our hobby becomes legal
Replies: 59
Views: 1806

Re: The day our hobby becomes legal

I'd just like to be able to freely give away what I make. You know... Once it's drinkable.... I don't like your chances of that happening. Stilling is legal here in NZ and we can't give it away. Technically we aren't supposed to give away homemade beer and wine where I live but no one cares about t...
by RevSpaminator
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 900,000 pending applications for VA care found
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: 900,000 pending applications for VA care found

I wish more people would talk about these problems before we allow corrupt politicians to send our kids out to die...for a lie. How many Vietnam vets did we watch get kicked to the edge of society for the same kind of politics? Instead we are told that the people who question our leaders are bad and...
by RevSpaminator
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Health benefits of whiskey and I've been busy
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Health benefits of whiskey and I've been busy

I told you my Snake Oil whiskey is a miracle elixir. It'll cure ya or kill ya. :)
by RevSpaminator
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!
Replies: 72
Views: 5213

Re: Stop Cutting for Heads and Tails alltogether!

I thought it was just Odin's attempt at a sarcastic joke.
by RevSpaminator
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 527
Views: 83060

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

Hey Rev, What your doing is the UJSSM method. A great way to reuse all that grain and yeast. And it gets better with each generation ! It's not uncommon for brewers to go up to 10 gen this way. I realize it is more like UJSSM than Booners but since I fermented on top of this recipe I figured it wou...
by RevSpaminator
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 527
Views: 83060

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

So I tried something a couple months ago and since the stuff is aging so smoothly I figured I'd better share. With a nod to Jimbo, I like to call this a "cornball" head. Now this is real rocket science here so pay attention.. I added 40 lb of corn sugar to the leftover grain from a batch of Booner's...
by RevSpaminator
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Use your eyes to make heads cut??
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

If somebody jostles your arm this test would get pretty painful.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What can I do with a water distiller?
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: What can I do with a water distiller?

If you are serious about making ethanol for any kind of process, you need a device for ethanol, not water. When you distill water you primarily are trying to leave behind solids like salts and minerals. With ethanol you want the water to stay behind too. Different temp range, boiler requirements, et...
by RevSpaminator
Thu May 28, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Lots of heads - is this normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 1668

Re: Lots of heads - is this normal?

I think you missed the point. You really can't make good cuts based on abv. You need to rely on taste and smell. Don't underestimate the sensitivity of that organic neural network inside your skull. :)
by RevSpaminator
Sat May 16, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: SAMMICH"S
Replies: 41
Views: 1617

Re: SAMMICH"S

Cuban... My own smoked pulled pork, ham, mustard and dill pickles on a fresh roll.

Grilled pb&j are also great.
by RevSpaminator
Fri May 01, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: distillery tour in washington state?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: distillery tour in washington state?

Wishkah River in Aberdeen is a nice tour if you're out that way. There's also a brewery and winery in Westport. The winery has a great restaurant. (Save room for desert.)
by RevSpaminator
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Noob epiphany....aging
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Noob epiphany....aging

The coffee filters are good for the initial airing out but after a day or two you need to seal the container otherwise your alcohol will evaporate. Did you check the final proof on that stuff that sat open for 6 weeks. I use a carboy with a natural cork stopper and age for as long as I can stand it....