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by CR33G3R
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Re: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....

My only issue with the corn meal is I cant find it in bulk locally. I just got this last 50# bag of cracked corn for less than 7$ Now that I am running it through the grinder I a getting much better conversions. That and the fact that I have done enough mashes that I am just getting an automatic rou...
by CR33G3R
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Re: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....

My only issue with the corn meal is I cant find it in bulk locally. I just got this last 50# bag of cracked corn for less than 7$ Now that I am running it through the grinder I a getting much better conversions. That and the fact that I have done enough mashes that I am just getting an automatic rou...
by CR33G3R
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Re: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....

Got a small grinder for Christmas. It suites my needs pretty well but it makes a hell of a mess. So awhile back I made a little contraption to make my life a little less messy. Not quite a hopper more of a bucket holder. BTW have I mentioned how much I am liking the latest escaped 67%corn 18%rye 15%...
by CR33G3R
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First All Grain Mash for Whiskey
Replies: 10
Views: 3882

Re: First All Grain Mash for Whiskey

You might want to check out the no cook method for the corn. Cooking can be a PITA Actually you should cool the corn once so that when you try the no cook method you will appreciate it. Lots of folks me included mash in a cooler also makes life much easier. Also I recommend checking out Jimbo"s Bour...
by CR33G3R
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Run CM Still
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: First Run CM Still

That thing sure is pretty. It's a hell of a first still.
Happy stillin...
by CR33G3R
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What's your favorite neutral wash ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2014

Re: What's your favorite neutral wash ??

Reuse the grains from an AG mash. It's kind of like a freebie.
by CR33G3R
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5348
Views: 364473

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Just got the still set up for a spirit run of 67%corn 18%rye 15% 2 row
Gonna run it first thing in the morn.
by CR33G3R
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: I'm Officially Confused ..... Cut Temps w/ Video
Replies: 29
Views: 2171

Re: I'm Officially Confused ..... Cut Temps w/ Video

Skow Sorry for the supper late reply. I said that I agreed with the heads cut because of how he explained it not because of what was shown. As for the plumbing of a RC wile I on an engineering level completely agree with you, as has already been mentioned there are needs for a work around for those ...
by CR33G3R
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: I'm Officially Confused ..... Cut Temps w/ Video
Replies: 29
Views: 2171

Re: I'm Officially Confused ..... Cut Temps w/ Video

I didn't see a problem with that video. There are endless debates on how to plumb a RC. In the video he talks about making his cuts off the still by smell and taste. Though the cuts he makes in the video are kind of broad I have certainly seen a hell of allot worse ways to make cuts. I actually thou...
by CR33G3R
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Re: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....

Got the above batch stripped this weekend. Seems pretty good coming off the still for a strip run.
Also got the next batch in the fermenting as I type.
good things are coming my way :thumbup:
by CR33G3R
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Smokers
Replies: 103
Views: 10156

Re: Smokers

I'm a big fan of my Akorn by Char-griller. It's a kamado style cooker that starts at a price point lower than the Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe.
It's a very versatile cooker.
by CR33G3R
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....
Replies: 39
Views: 3112

Re: CR33G3R'S AG escapades....

Well I still haven't went electric. I am mashing a 67% corn 18% Rye 15% 2row It's been awhile since I have actively posted but i have been checking in from time to time on my phone. Now that the weather is starting to get a little warmer I will be getting back in the swing of things. I just figured ...
by CR33G3R
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Moonshine Season Officially Opens Today
Replies: 22
Views: 1255

Re: Moonshine Season Officially Opens Today

As a guy that runs in my garage I agree!!
It's time to get going on my next adventures.
by CR33G3R
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: PTFE Triclamp seals
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: PTFE Triclamp seals

Just a thought when I surface the 1 side of my gaskets I have a spare ferrule that I put the gasket in so it keeps it flat while surfacing the other side. I also use a couple wraps of thin Teflon tape just for insurance. Thanks Corene. This is a great tip. The ferrule works wonders at holding the t...
by CR33G3R
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way
Replies: 535
Views: 91512

Re: Oaking and aging the T-Pee way

Have any of you just up and bought barrels yet? I've got a couple 5 liters from Deep South and they just can't be beat by nuking or other means. Took jimbos advice time and patience in a good barrel and you end up with some golden magic. I also have a 5 liter barrel. I haven't got anything in it ye...
by CR33G3R
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I CANT BELIEVE
Replies: 100
Views: 4604

Re: I CANT BELIEVE

Prairiepiss wrote:I can't believe you guys use threads like this to try and catch up to me. Bwahahahaha
I can't believe PP is posting again...
by CR33G3R
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: New Dutch Courage Distillery
Replies: 241
Views: 19727

Re: New Dutch Courage Distillery

Merry Christmas to you Odin.
The pics look amazing!
by CR33G3R
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 31
Views: 892

Re: Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all here in the HD community.
by CR33G3R
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: bourbon off flavor?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: bourbon off flavor?

Interesting! Do you think removing the protein from solution via hot break during the boil has any negative effect on the wash or ferment for whiskey? I agree that denaturing enzymes shouldn't be a problem with a proper conversation and iodine test to confirm, but maybe there are other things that ...
by CR33G3R
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Hello from Ohio

Welcome to the forum.
It's always good to sell fellow Ohioans here.
by CR33G3R
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: bourbon off flavor?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: bourbon off flavor?

Nice post Baxtersdad. I would have to agree that a boil after shouldn't do any harm if all of the available starches are already converted, but with that being said I also don't find it necessary. As for the crappy conversion with the cracked corn I have switched to corn meal and will probably not g...
by CR33G3R
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Plastics question rearing it's ugly head again...
Replies: 42
Views: 4891

Re: Plastics question rearing it's ugly head again...

Resistance to chemicals is important in synthetics. If the material is breaking down there is only one place for it to go. In the spirit. I think there are a few threads where members have had spirits tested while using different materials in their stills and have posted results. So yea resistance i...
by CR33G3R
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Im baaaaack !!
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Im baaaaack !!

I'm glad your daughter is doing better.
by CR33G3R
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to attach tri clamp (Sanitary Fitting)
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: How to attach tri clamp (Sanitary Fitting)

yakattack wrote:
skow69 wrote:
Keico2015 wrote:...It has a bong hole....
Careful, there. Rule #6. No talk of the evil weed on this board.


Skow-always the smart-ass eh?
:lol:
by CR33G3R
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Packing
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Packing

Monkeyman88 wrote:
T-Pee wrote:Minimally?? They shouldn't attract at all if they're pure copper.

tp
There is no copper in them. They're stainless steel.
:lolno:

That's funny
by CR33G3R
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whos running what right now?
Replies: 300
Views: 19010

Re: whos running what right now?

I'm about to do feints run through the CCVM Got about 2 gallons of feints plus about 5 gallons of wash from an AG (last of the grains on hand) corn, red wheat, 6 row. Should be ready by weekend.
I'm about to start a high rye bourbon journey :D
by CR33G3R
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: MoonBreath's Funk
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: MoonBreath's Funk

Wishing you a speedy recovery
by CR33G3R
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Windy City
Replies: 18
Views: 649

Re: Happy Birthday Windy City

Happy birthday Windy
by CR33G3R
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 3" CCVM Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: 3" CCVM Help

Hey Hillbilly I also run a CCVM and I agree with what thatguy said. You need to be able to get a good full coil plus the tail down past the "T" to get full reflux. The tail really only serves as a change in direction for the coil and doesn't need to be very long in my opinion. The coil can be wound ...