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by duds2u
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Plastic Contamination
Replies: 18
Views: 1794

Plastic Contamination

I've been distilling for a quite a few years with copper and stainless steel units and have read quite number of papers on the subject of "plastics" in the vapour path. I have read quite a number of press articles about deaths from contaminated "home brew spirits" but in all my years of distilling I...
by duds2u
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Chimay ale
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Chimay ale

I first came across this beer in Amsterdam a few years ago. We tried several (read lots) of the "single", "double' and "triple'. Enjoyed all of them in one of the"brown bars" with a Pom that we happened to meet. Then we went on one of the funniest canal tours that you could imagine, the Pom, my wife...
by duds2u
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 10644

Re: Prayers wanted

My prayers are with you folk. I've had some experience from where you are sitting Husker. A couple of years ago surgeon drew a 9 inch circle over my wifes stomach and everything within that circle was removed. Mate, if I can offer any advice it is to keep the faith, be positive for Barb, not always ...
by duds2u
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How long should I age for?
Replies: 25
Views: 2934

Re: How long should I age for?

The only thing I would suggest is that for any bottle of "Whatever" you are about to deliberately lose for a couple of years is that you use less oak than you would normally use on something you would be drinking in a coupe of months. Leave it long enough with too much oak and the tannins will kill ...
by duds2u
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Welcome to new Moderater
Replies: 34
Views: 2183

Re: Welcome to new Moderater

Ah, Cap'n Hook.
Has a nice ring to it, mind the parrot shit though. :lol:
by duds2u
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Expensive booze
Replies: 22
Views: 5387

Re: Expensive booze

I have a bottle of 1893 Para liqueur Port in a presentation case. Maybe someday I'll get round to selling it along with the full series of the dated vintages.
by duds2u
Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My New Shed
Replies: 66
Views: 9183

Re: My New Shed

With a front door like that you should christen the shed "Fort Knox" :lol:
by duds2u
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Distilling real mash with an internal heating element?
Replies: 24
Views: 7533

Re: Distilling real mash with an internal heating element?

I've done something like 30 distillations of grain brews without any hint of scorching. I haven't done any distillations on the grain though. I always sparge the grains and then decant the fermented brew into my boiler leaving any solids behind. No problems with scorching.
by duds2u
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings and best wishes to you all.

May the Revenoor never find your still.
by duds2u
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: aging with electricity!
Replies: 54
Views: 6278

Re: aging with electricity!

It might work. It sure worked on me when I got belted by 415 VAC. I came out of that so much more mature and particularly knowledgable like "I ain't going to have oil on my hands when I tighten live terminal's" :shock: :shock:
by duds2u
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3383
Views: 347692

Re: Jokes

A very loud, unattractive, hard-faced woman walks into Tesco with her two kids in tow, screaming obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. The door greeter says, "Good morning and welcome to Tesco, nice children you've got there. Are they twins?" The fat ugly woman stops screaming long e...
by duds2u
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do you make most often?
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: What do you make most often?

malt whisky, rum and vodka
by duds2u
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Why is the strength of the spirit I collect so low?
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Why is the strength of the spirit I collect so low?

I have used one of these and they are a liquid managed type still. I would suggest increasing you water flow to induce more reflux.
by duds2u
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Triple distilling
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: Triple distilling

Jim Have alook at this site. The numbers are a bit faint but if you study it closely you will be able to read waht goes into each of the reciever. http://www.gordonandmacphail.com/wg_BenrinnesStillcomp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow It's for a triple distilled mal...
by duds2u
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 157208

Re: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe

Welcome Deathwish.
Fancy that, you being internationally famous and not even knowing it.
by duds2u
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: First Run Rum
Replies: 22
Views: 1124

Re: First Run Rum

I just found two bottles that had got "lost" in the back of a cupboard. Both were 12 months old, one was "gold" it had had 1 week on oak only and the other was still on oak. I even impressed myself let alone a rum drinkig mate who tried it as well. That stuff was smooooth sippin rum. I liked it that...
by duds2u
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3383
Views: 347692

Re: Jokes

A women call her boss one morning and tells him she is staying home because she is not feeling well.
"What's the matter?" he asks
" I have a case of anal glaucome," she says in a weak voice.
"What the hell is anal glaucome?" he asks.
She replies, "I can't see my ass coming into work today."
by duds2u
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help Building A bigger still.
Replies: 41
Views: 3788

Re: Help Building A bigger still.

blanikdog wrote: awwwww rad, you are so cynical. The victorian cops wouldn't be involved in anything like that. blanik Adverse Effects wrote: i seem to remember 3 years in a row that the cops went *bang* *bang* *bang* holt police stop or we will shoot I've shot competetively against them - they are...
by duds2u
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ratafia aux Noyau
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Ratafia aux Noyau

This is one for you guys making peach brandy and don't know what to do with the seeds.
http://matthew-rowley.blogspot.com/2008 ... -just.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by duds2u
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Shiny floaties
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Shiny floaties

Do you get it on your low wines or feints? I get something like that on my feints after it been sitting a while. I would be say that it is fusels
by duds2u
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Liebig or worm
Replies: 28
Views: 5049

Re: Liebig or worm

I've got a wormed liebig called "The Twisted Bitch"that is about 1.5metre long and made from 3/8" and 5/8' airconditioning copper. http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7865 I've also got a straight liebig that's 18" long and made from 5/8" and 3/4" copper and stuffed with a SS scrubbe...
by duds2u
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 2653

Re: recipe for pie

Blanik,
If you put enough "redders" (tomato sauce/ketchup) on, it will disguise anything. :lol:
by duds2u
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Strine
Replies: 19
Views: 1069

Re: Strine

Don't worry too much Mud.

It's more of an aquired skill.
When you get out into the bush it gets even worse. It'a gift that comes naturally with an Aussie birth certificate. :lol:
by duds2u
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Popcorn Sutton Sentencing
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Popcorn Sutton Sentencing

Wow, Austaria Day.
All us Aussies will put a good word in for him and he's guarantee to get off with a light flogging,
by duds2u
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Help Building A bigger still.
Replies: 41
Views: 3788

Re: Help Building A bigger still.

Maybe he's "Thirsty". Or then again, maybe all his mates are!!!
by duds2u
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Adding peat flavor?
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Adding peat flavor?

I've been making whisky for about 2 year now, Last brew No. 27. I still don't have it right yet but I'm getting closer. Yes, I also know that here in Aus I can't call it whisky until it's 3 years on oak. Who gives a rip, it's mine, so I make the rules. The real story is all about oak. You do all the...
by duds2u
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: The Whiskey Critic Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 16687

Re: The Whiskey Critic Thread

[quote][/quote]I'll actually sit and warm good whiskeys in a thin wall brandy snifter cupped in my hand to get it close to body temperature to bring out the most flavor possible. My thanks to Jim Murry I'm not trying to be a smart ass but with my peated malt whisky the initial waft of peated malt be...
by duds2u
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 2653

Re: recipe for pie

My wife was in Argentina a while ago and was taken to on of the ranch's for a special lunch. Now Argentines eata lot of meat in all forms including horse. Well she was being a bit cautious and decided to start with the "calamari" (deep fried squid rings). She thought they were a bit tough and spoke ...
by duds2u
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Stillin' Season
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: Stillin' Season

Feel kinda sorry for you folks up there on the other side. Here it's stillin season all year round, just need a smart protective dawg.
by duds2u
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shame Shame
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Shame Shame

I don't think the Colonel would be impressed.
I reckon it's a backwoods spring water bottling outfit overlaid with a couple of pictures of one of the Colonels finest to fit the song.