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by ro palinca
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak vs. Other Woods
Replies: 77
Views: 29633

Re: Oak vs. Other Woods

I can add from traditional sources and personal experience mulberry wood for brandy (palinca), it is used as wood sticks in glass or as barrels. It must be at least 1 year old and seasoned because the sap is slightly toxic. The flavor and color is excellent.
by ro palinca
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: another pot
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: another pot

I see now. Drive it slower for the alcohol run.
by ro palinca
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Cheers From Cape Breton Nova Scotia
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Cheers From Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Hi, welcome to HD! What rig do you use?
by ro palinca
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: another pot
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: another pot

googe wrote:Did a proper strip using tpw today and got 15.8 L/h :thumbup: .
Very high output for that rig! Be careful to not overheat and have bad cuts.
by ro palinca
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: One rig fits all? Minimize equipment usage to the bone!
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: One rig fits all? Minimize equipment usage to the bone!

it will work, no doubt about it, but when I distill, usually I use 4 plastic barrel fermenter, each with a volume equal to my payload of the potstill, because the resulting stripping run will let me make the final run in one go. But I do it outdoor, so probably in your case it is better to wait more...
by ro palinca
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Re: Tuica, Rachiu, Palinca, Slibovita
Replies: 24
Views: 16687

Re: Tuica, Rachiu, Palinca, Slibovita

Glad I could help, cheers!
by ro palinca
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Coils - Simple Math or Magic?
Replies: 19
Views: 954

Re: Coils - Simple Math or Magic?

Just don't use mathematics; I was there and I did that. There are so many variables in real life, that an algorithm is close to impossible. Use some verified schematics and it will be ok.
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Heartland
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Hello from the Heartland

@fooznfool
no such thing as a stupid question or non-constructive criticism
...
what it is then? some form of " I know all but give me a handshake"?
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Can anyone build this?
Replies: 23
Views: 3226

Re: Can anyone build this?

Hello and welcome to HD; the item you liked is a very poor design. Of course any member that is involved in copper tinkering is able to duplicate this, but without any real benefit for you. Maybe it is better to present yourself in the "Welcome Center" and read as much as you can, so you can formula...
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Pot still design
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Pot still design

I like your sketch, but it is not complete; I will assume that you don't use any diaphragm/scrubbers etc. in the vapor path. If this is the case, then move the angle of condenser from 90 to 45 degree and it will work ok if you provide sufficient amount of cooling water.
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Heartland
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Hello from the Heartland

As you see, there is much feedback regarding safety for you. Please read about hazards/materials for this hobby.
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey

Fennifasyl, I don't know your current laws in Turkey, but you might not want to post a picture of yourself. With that being said, there is a lot of good info on this sight, if RAKI is like a brandy, you probably want to build you a potstill they are simple and you can find several different builds ...
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Beer Brewer turning Spirit Brewer
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Beer Brewer turning Spirit Brewer

maybe turbo yeast is not your best choice
by ro palinca
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Pot still design
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Pot still design

BareKnuckles wrote:Details please!!!!
+1
by ro palinca
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey

Hello FenniFaysal, and welcome. I make brandy (Raki) for some time, but usually drink them without added flavour. What kind of rig you use? I heard that coppersmithing in Turkey is alive and well so I suppose it is something build locally .
by ro palinca
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: mulberry sticks, slivovitz
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: mulberry sticks, slivovitz

Edit: the unwanted substances are in the sap of living/fresh tree
by ro palinca
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: mulberry sticks, slivovitz
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: mulberry sticks, slivovitz

never use fresh mulberry wood; every part of a mulberry tree, except the ripe fruits are mildly toxic (and hallucinogenic, but with a bad trip) so, you can use only dry heartwood for barrels or the inside of branches larger than 10 cm for sticks to use in glass containers.
by ro palinca
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: What's the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: What's the difference

Something is missing...I don't know what rig you use, but if it's a pot still, running it twice will give you a superior distillate.
by ro palinca
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Cornflakes whiskey
Replies: 982
Views: 172799

Re: Cornflakes whiskey

@Odin
I will try your recipe after the grape season is over. Will give feedback. This will be my first "whiskey-like" likker.
by ro palinca
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: belated introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: belated introduction

Welcome and happy reading
by ro palinca
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: copper pot tinning
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: copper pot tinning

Dnderhead wrote:years ago they used to use lead as body filler and used a waxed wood paddle to spread it with.
you could also try fiberglass cloth.
Thank's I will give it a try tomorrow
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: copper pot tinning
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: copper pot tinning

pfshine wrote:not sure I do but it looks like the guy was wetting the rag in between spreading the tin
.....
I dunno what to say, but water and molten metal is not a good combination + I think it will cool the tin under it and it will not flow.
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shocking a drilled well
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: shocking a drilled well

in this case, insulation means that you must make a hydraulic stop between the first and the second water-table.
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shocking a drilled well
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: shocking a drilled well

sorry, don't get me wrong but I can't compute the data for this. Maybe you can ask a neighbour about the water table and the insulation, but what can I say is that : Cl ; clorhine ; bleach ; ....etc is not a solution for maintaining a well sustainable.
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shocking a drilled well
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: shocking a drilled well

you didn't say anything about: what kind of insulation against the first phreatic water? and what distribution of water table you have in your area. I can provide a solution if I know the variables.
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: copper pot tinning
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: copper pot tinning

I do that outdoor and it is not nasty...at least if the wind don't blow the fumes from the NH4Cl direct in your direction. But do you have a solution for my problem?
PS : I am a welder too.
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: shocking a drilled well
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: shocking a drilled well

We need to shock our well to help minimize the rotten egg smell we sometimes get. I've looked it up but was wondering if any member has does this before. All I plan on doing is opening up the well, dropping 1.5 liters of bleach and then recirculating the well water using the garden hose to make sur...
by ro palinca
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Making Plum Brandy "Slivovitz"
Replies: 6
Views: 4395

Re: Making Plum Brandy "Slivovitz"

Maybe your fermentation is finished? Check the taste of your wash...however, if you added water-sugar solution and commercial yest in the same wash, you MUST have some new activity.
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: copper pot tinning
Replies: 9
Views: 621

copper pot tinning

I must re-tin my big copper pot (50 liter) for making a canned food named zakuska (zacusca), it contain a lot of tomato and it is too acidic to be safe for use with pure copper pot. I bought pure tin ingot (99.9%), put the pot on charcoal, and started tinning, but the cotton I have don't resist well...
by ro palinca
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Ethanol profile vs. ABV
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Ethanol profile vs. ABV

it is also influenced by the type of rig you use, and how you are driving it, so I don't think it's a general chart.