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by Kelbor
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 661
Views: 91837

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

The Badmotivator came by my distillery yesteray so I could show him what not to da.Ha!

Great seeing you yesterday and thanks for coming by for a chat, treats, and gift!
I'm really excited to put something into this awesome barrel you brought by!
by Kelbor
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: 6" pressed flange copper modules
Replies: 70
Views: 12899

Re: 6" pressed flange copper modules

you have a PM...a while ago. Are you still active round here?
by Kelbor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Distilled Mead
Replies: 17
Views: 7434

Re: Distilled Mead

AS far as oak - I have both my barrels full ((charred barrels) full of corn whiskey in one and Beaver (sweet feed) likker in the other). I am just oaking in a half gallon jar with one of those spiral cut thing-a-majigs. I just used a inch long piece or so as I did not want a super oaky profile. A de...
by Kelbor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Distilled Mead
Replies: 17
Views: 7434

Re: Distilled Mead

yeah, do yourself and the world a favor and get you some bees! As long as you catch a wild swarm and just let them be there really is not much investment of time or energy. Check out the 'bee source' forum and the Ware bee box system... In my snooping around about honey shine I did come across a lit...
by Kelbor
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Distilled Mead
Replies: 17
Views: 7434

Re: Distilled Mead

So, how did it turn out? I double distilled with a thumper charged with some mead for the second pass. Put some on French oak and some white - both are really getting smoother,....
by Kelbor
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Distilled Mead
Replies: 17
Views: 7434

Distilled Mead

Welp, I done did it. Sorry for the long post - I write this because I had been curious about doing this for a while and I wish someone else had before I started this experiment. I have been catching wild swarms these last few years and giving them a nice home in my back yard in exchange for a bit o'...
by Kelbor
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: making Potatoe vodka
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: making Potatoe vodka

Got four runs done through my pot and thumper. Each run I cut a small heads out and then diluted back to 40% with water. Water in the thumper each time. End product was cut to 50% then ran through a "drip" style tube filled with activated carbon about three times. The spirit was then diluted down to...
by Kelbor
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Strange rum run
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Strange rum run

Thanks Rad, I mis-read your first post. I usually always do two runs for that reason (the exception has been a brandy here and there which I only ran once or 1.5 runs with some lows added back to a wash). Since the addition of a thumper my first few jars are in the low eighties (ABV) consistently ru...
by Kelbor
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Strange rum run
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Strange rum run

Cool, thanks for the assurance. I am still not sure why this run acted so different from my previous runs as far as the percentage staying so steady for so long. I guess I was just expecting a a more steady decline. My thumper is fairly new, only have used it about three times, maybe that is the dif...
by Kelbor
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Strange rum run
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Strange rum run

Not sure I understand you....that was my spirit run. I charged my keg pot still with 40% lows that I already stripped from my rum wash.

My many all grains, corn whiskey, grappas, brandies, sweet feed, etc. all behaved different from this one.
by Kelbor
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Strange rum run
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Strange rum run

Just got done doing a spirit run on my first all molasses rum. Accumulated 9.5 gallons of lows at 40% In my keg and put a half gallons of saved wash in my 5 gal thumper. I run a gas burner. I collected 28 700ml container (short quarts). The strange thing was that after checking ABV the following day...
by Kelbor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Got 15 Gallons free corn syrup..
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Got 15 Gallons free corn syrup..

Im picking it up tomorrow. I like the sound of Uncle Jessie's recipe and will give it a go. I did an all corn (with 5% rye actually) and will be interested to see how they stack up against each other. just got my fermenter cleared out and will fill her shortly. Once again...thanks guys! Love this pl...
by Kelbor
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Got 15 Gallons free corn syrup..
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Got 15 Gallons free corn syrup..

...and I have no idea where to start with it. I have done all barley grains, real corn, molasses, fruits, etc. but have never attempted just a simple ol' corm syrup (Im actually against the whole idea of using crap like this but free is free!). I have done a few searches here and over at some other ...
by Kelbor
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: making Potatoe vodka
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: making Potatoe vodka

I am getting 100 pounds of spuds for 14 bucks at Cash and Carry so I guess it is not too expensive...
by Kelbor
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: making Potatoe vodka
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: making Potatoe vodka

Yeah, did it two different ways... First go I quartered up about 80 pounds of spuds into two pressure cookers. Added about 2 liters of water to each and brought it up to about 10 pounds pressure then shut off the heat. I then dumped both the cookers into my BAP and whipped them with a mortar mixer a...
by Kelbor
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: making Potatoe vodka
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

making Potatoe vodka

Hi ya'll, I am running a 15 gal keg with 5 gal corny thumper and want to make some potato vodka. I already got my low wines made but am a bit nervous about proceeding. The problem i see is the safety issue of loading my keg with a high ABV charge (for my spirit run) in order to get out a high ABV sp...
by Kelbor
Fri May 16, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Proud!
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Proud!

Well, Soggy Bottom lives in Cali - Which has more wild boars. Im in Oregon, we have more wild wolves....and mushrooms. Ha!

oh, wait, my bad. says he lives north of Cali. Probably one of my neighbors. Cheers!
by Kelbor
Tue May 13, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's easy 1/2barrel Wheated Bourbon and Gumballhead
Replies: 508
Views: 95352

Re: Jimbo's easy 1/2barrel Wheated Bourbon and Gumballhead

Ok, thanks again! I made my cuts...Kept jar 5 - 13 plus added half of jar 17 (seemed to lose the wet dog for a second and really pick up some corn- it's the first time I tried incorporating any select tails into the hearts keep). This leaves me with 9 1/2 quarts of keep out of twenty (cut four in th...
by Kelbor
Tue May 13, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Proud!
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: Proud!

Congrats!
Looking at the moonshine bottle label Is the wolf created by the trees and birds intentional? Pretty firken cool!
by Kelbor
Fri May 09, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's easy 1/2barrel Wheated Bourbon and Gumballhead
Replies: 508
Views: 95352

Re: Jimbo's easy 1/2barrel Wheated Bourbon and Gumballhead

Hey Jimbo, Finally got enough lows for a good spirit run. Ended up with 20 quarts before making any cuts. My run started at 79% and I ran her down to 40% (dropped quick from quart 15). I am running a keg pot still with a 2" diameter 18" vertical over to a worm in a bucket. I charged it with 35% lows...
by Kelbor
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Percent yield and procedure
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Re: Percent yield and procedure

I may be wrong in this but three years ago (ha!) the OP should have mixed up his mash before straining a sample to obtain the S.G. - I've always mashed in my barley at 150 as well.
by Kelbor
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Distillery / Bar
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Re: Distillery / Bar

This is my dream...and why I am here.

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by Kelbor
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Powdered Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

Re: Powdered Alcohol

How does one "dehydrate" alcohol anyways? Is there a way to turn a vapor into a powder? Could you turn gasoline into a powder or propane or helium????
by Kelbor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4104
Views: 476244

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Sorry man, my dog died that day, and he was my buddy, Didnt mean to be a Smartass! DoesTSC have Beaver feed? Man, Im really sorry to hear that. that is never fun. No worries. No offense taken. I have an older brother - and a younger one so Im pretty good at taking and handing it out. Im not sure, I...
by Kelbor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Apple brandy aging experiment
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Apple brandy aging experiment

Yeah, I am hoping to have some feedback from my current experiments for next season. I got bee boxes (from my few hives I keep in my back yard) i put on a few friends small orchards during their bloom this spring with a promise of a share of the apples. Win/Win (plus we all get honey!)
by Kelbor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4104
Views: 476244

Re: sweetfeed whisky

You ever heard of Tractor Supply Store? :roll: Nope, you ever heard of Diess Feed and Seed? :roll: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diess-Feed-and-Seed/177712532260661" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Wow! You are in the middle of nowhere. They actually got internet out t...
by Kelbor
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: kiln dried woods
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: kiln dried woods

Jeezeebus Rad - ya live in Death Valley? Haha! you are right though....point taken.

Heartcut - there you go....had to scare us again! What is 'food grade wood" anyhow? I've never seen this marked or distinguished but it makes complete since. Yikes!
by Kelbor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4104
Views: 476244

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Who the hell would I drink "PP Likker" ? that name sucks...
by Kelbor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4104
Views: 476244

Re: sweetfeed whisky

islandgreen1971 wrote:You ever heard of Tractor Supply Store? :roll:

Nope, you ever heard of Diess Feed and Seed? :roll:

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by Kelbor
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Question on new VM build
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Question on new VM build

14 lbs!! Yike$, that is way more then I was thinking would ever fit in a column! Thanks for the photo - it looks like your very 'coarse' screen is held in place from by the lip of the ferrule?