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by hellbilly007
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 68
Views: 2634

Re: HD T-Shirts

I'd take two of Corsaire's first.

Has there possibly been any mention of hoodies?
by hellbilly007
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Polishing Finished Spirits
Replies: 22
Views: 798

Re: Polishing Finished Spirits

Sourmash, did you happen to rinse your filters before using them? I've had particulate from various brand coffee filters come through in the coffee, so I'd imagine it's possible in your liquor
by hellbilly007
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel
Replies: 71
Views: 1450

Re: Building up product for a 5 gallon barrel

I applaud your guys' efforts and ventures.

I don't include the investments of the "gifts" that keep on giving, nor the labor of "love". Only raw materials
by hellbilly007
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Windy City reflux rig
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: Windy City reflux rig

That is some seriously gorgeous hardware Windy
by hellbilly007
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: unmalted barley issues
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: unmalted barley issues

I've considered bringing to a hard boil to perform a hot break, then skimming the proteins out. Upon cooling back down to mash temps giving another dose of enzymes. All this to avoid the issue you're having. I'm not sure if all the stirring (to avoid a scorch), fuel and time would be worthwhile for ...
by hellbilly007
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Trying out my Distilling Senses in Public
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Trying out my Distilling Senses in Public

Some jackass put foam soap in the dispenser in a portapotty at site I deliver to. I couldn't figure why the hell it wasn't drying out :?

All this time I thought I was the only one "analyzing" sanitizer
by hellbilly007
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Does ageing whiskey affect alcohol measuring?
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Re: Does ageing whiskey affect alcohol measuring?

I'd suspect the sugars extracted from the wood would slightly affect the accuracy of a proof & tralle hydrometer. To what extent I have no clue. We're not trying to keep up with TTB standards so the sugars shouldn't be enough to skew a reference from a hydrometer
by hellbilly007
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Well that sucked
Replies: 22
Views: 545

Re: Well that sucked

Was that the police shooting I heard about, Chauncey? Be careful man
by hellbilly007
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Optimal Distance Between Plates
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Optimal Distance Between Plates

Since 3" copper is all that's available you could use stainless steel tees for your plated section to go under your 3" packed column. Using tees allows you to adjust your plate count, and doing so you can adjust for how much flavor you get. Just my $0.02, keep the change lol
by hellbilly007
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Back at it again!
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Back at it again!

Welcome back. Thank you for your service. Sounds like you have some cool toys, lol.
by hellbilly007
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 2" reflux still vs 1.5"
Replies: 24
Views: 453

Re: 2" reflux still vs 1.5"

What are you using as a boiler? Your boiler should be able to support the column's weight. The column you have is relatively light compared to many other columns that folks here are using. Downsizing to 1.5" isn't going to be much lighter than what you have now
by hellbilly007
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Paste recipes
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: Paste recipes

The Baker wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:26 am
A little salt helps develop the gluten.

Geoff
That's good to know. Thanks
by hellbilly007
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How to transfer high proof
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: How to transfer high proof

PTFE tubing would make a decent siphon hose. It's not cheap but won't break the bank for a 5ft piece.

by hellbilly007
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: shooting thumper with cherries
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: shooting thumper with cherries

Everytime he posts I have to re-read it numerous times to try and understand WTH he's attempting to communicate..... Keep on with that and you’ll get up to speed just fine, and be glad ya did. :thumbup: I live in Eastern KY and quite used to ,ahem, rural folk's lingo. I have to reread Goose's posts...
by hellbilly007
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging information
Topic: shooting thumper with cherries
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: shooting thumper with cherries

Pynys Pub, before you go to pour a gallon of anything in your injection set up just know 24" of 3" is only ~0.73 gallon. Sounds like a nice setup
by hellbilly007
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 6" Column Packing and Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 1207

Re: 6" Column Packing and Extension

I wouldn't call 6 plates "neutral". More like refined or lightly flavored. Unless you made 3+ passes through the 6 plates
by hellbilly007
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My 3 year old
Replies: 39
Views: 1851

Re: My 3 year old

Amazon has heat shrink sleeves for wine bottles. Some homebrew shops do too

BTW, Nerdy and OVZ, you guys have me drooling
by hellbilly007
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Motorized grain mill with box
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Motorized grain mill with box

Nice build Pastor.

Demy, that thing looks like you could crush gravel. I like it!
by hellbilly007
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5682

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

NiN, that Dernord element you're using has been reported to test higher than the given rated wattage. I don't know if that plays a role in your issues with your column or not just figured it's worth a mention. I guess it's just a watt density issue.
by hellbilly007
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: gifted copper plate But it is yellow?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: gifted copper plate But it is yellow?

I know pictures can screw with colors. That being said, that does look like brass.

Perhaps you could make a miniature potstill out of it, just for looks
by hellbilly007
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: CCVM Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: CCVM Questions

1.5" is good for the boilers you have. 2" would work as well, although I wouldn't see it worthwhile to upgrade to 2". The slight increase in speed wouldn't be much.
by hellbilly007
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: CCVM Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: CCVM Questions

Looks like takeoff size has been pretty well covered. My experience is much the same 1:1 is not needed. Sizing is really based on how much you want to make and how fast. 2” will make 1l per hour 3”, 2l per hour and 4” 4l per hour. They also need power to match, 2” needs about 1800w, 3” needs about ...
by hellbilly007
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Fresh Sweet Corn
Replies: 25
Views: 16556

Re: Fresh Sweet Corn

DanielBoon wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Dead link.
Some threads were left behind when the forum changed platforms
by hellbilly007
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Packing material, choosing copper.
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Packing material, choosing copper.

Are you stripping and then spirit run or using straight wash? Using straight wash can put some nasties in your packing causing off flavors/smells. Have you looked into scoria (lava rock) or marbles? https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49735 The OP is using marbles on a 1.25" reflux w...
by hellbilly007
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn Malting Time
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Corn Malting Time

Feed corn can vary wildly. I know for a fact that the feed corn in the northern Midwest was a wet harvest this past winter (I helped deliver the propane to the drying facilities). That means it had to be dried at drying facilities, making it mostly non viable for malting. Field dried corn and non tr...
by hellbilly007
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: A 3 inch three plate and 4 inch three plate
Replies: 57
Views: 3353

Re: A 3 inch three plate and 4 inch three plate

Looking good Jack
by hellbilly007
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Modular steam generator
Replies: 29
Views: 2240

Re: Modular steam generator

This is getting interesting. Is the preheater being used as an alternative to a fill reservoir?
by hellbilly007
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Just stopped by to say hey
Replies: 36
Views: 2794

Re: Just stopped by to say hey

You're my hero GB2. Sounds like there's never a dull moment around you lol. Congrats on your retirement. If I would've stuck around (91B, medic) I would've been eligible for retirement last November 1
by hellbilly007
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: High Starting SG 1.2?
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: High Starting SG 1.2?

Yummyrum wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:55 am
You can test a beer /wine Hydrometer easily .
It should measure 1.000 in water at its calibrated temp , usually 20°C ( 68°F )
+1

IMO, it would be best to use distilled water.
by hellbilly007
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 798
Views: 76837

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

HBB backset may be a nice addition to UJSSM. Just a thought