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by Mr Shine
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: here's a story about loose lips and an idiot.
Replies: 46
Views: 2002

Re: here's a story about loose lips and an idiot.

I quit over a situation like this--only worse--it was a family member instead of an employee. We had a falling out and he called the police telling them I was stilling. Nothing happened because I wasn't, but that was the last straw on a lot of things. If I ever start up again, my wife will probably ...
by Mr Shine
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?
Replies: 74
Views: 21913

Re: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?

Thank you. I'm sorry I missed that (don't know how I could have). My apologies.
by Mr Shine
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?
Replies: 74
Views: 21913

Re: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?

I purchased a column and condenser unit. OK. Thank you for answering that. I'm sorry for your troubles, but that I'm sure provides possible relief to a bunch of people who've bought other, non-still related equipment from them. Does anyone know of anyone (or them, themselves) getting a letter due t...
by Mr Shine
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Re: Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?

Thank you for the replies! :)
by Mr Shine
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?
Replies: 74
Views: 21913

Re: Is it safe to buy from Mile High?

dudasaj wrote:I just got a letter from the ATF because they know I bought equipment from Mile High Distilling... Apparently they weren't willing to fight to maintain the privacy of their past customers :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
Did you buy a still or other equipment?
by Mr Shine
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: A Reflection of Days Gone By
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: A Reflection of Days Gone By

My condolences, ga flatwoods.
by Mr Shine
Sat May 31, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Re: Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?

I'm not sure about the temp thing. I'm sure some internet research would clear it up. I know that a lot of AG mashers use plastic coolers for mashing and I haven't heard of any problems with that. As far as color goes - I think the issue is with the makeup of the pigment used in coloring the plasti...
by Mr Shine
Fri May 30, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Rubbermaid Brute for mashing?

Sorry if this has been asked before. I did an HD Google search as well as a site search and didn't find an answer to this. It's my understanding that you can ferment in a Rubbermaid Brute garbage can and I've been doing that for a while now (I've heard from some that any Brute container will be safe...
by Mr Shine
Thu May 29, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5553
Views: 391157

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Had a bear knock over a garbage can I was using for grain storage and run off with a 50 pound bag of cracked corn. He (I assume it was a he... could have been a she though) also spilled out a bag of whole oats. So I'm currently malting the oats I was able to pick up off the ground. We'll see how it ...
by Mr Shine
Wed May 28, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Spy Glass on the cheap to peer inside your device
Replies: 33
Views: 4426

Re: Spy Glass on the cheap to peer inside your device

About a decade ago I lived in an old house that had those type fuses and I'd have a very hard time finding them when one would blow. Wound up STUPIDLY using quarters instead (bad idea).

Cool stuff though max. Thanks for sharing this. :)
by Mr Shine
Fri May 23, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Times are a changin for Bourbon!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3388

Re: Times are a changin for Bourbon!!!

The list is mostly from NY. What do they know about bourbon?

Reminds me of the old Pace Salsa commercial: "New York City!?"

[utube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSxnieYctVM[/utube]
by Mr Shine
Wed May 21, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: How to grist green malt
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: How to grist green malt

Tater wrote:I use the red one http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw=Es ... ee+Grinder" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
I use one just like that too.
by Mr Shine
Tue May 13, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The Feints Run Myth
Replies: 113
Views: 9142

Re: The Feints Run Myth

sounder_4 wrote:As far as I know commercial distillers don't do a feints run, most likely for good reason.
If that's indeed the case, then that makes a good point right there.

However, I've heard some do feints runs and mark them as "special reserve." Don't know if that's true though.
by Mr Shine
Mon May 05, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: how long can you let racked wash sit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: how long can you let racked wash sit?

Had some stuff sitting since before Christmas. Not an open fermenter, but not under an airlock. Was fine.
by Mr Shine
Mon May 05, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn a fruit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Corn a fruit?

The sugars produced are just what the enzymes convert the starches too. Different enzymes will convert to different sugars. In a round about way.
Thanks mister P. I guess that answered the question.

Does that mean you could make high fructose oat (or insert grain of choice) syrup?
by Mr Shine
Sun May 04, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: What is your favorite classic car or truck?
Replies: 54
Views: 2865

Re: What is your favorite classic car or truck?

'63 split window corvette. My Dad was a Chev dealer and brought one home that was traded in in 1972. I have wanted one ever since. Had one these stolen from me the day i was going to pick it up. :( Always was my dream car. Since you've said that, I always wanted a 66 AC Cobra. I might even build on...
by Mr Shine
Sun May 04, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn a fruit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Corn a fruit?

I searched this forum (both on-site and Google) but couldn't find any topics on this. Is corn a fruit? I've heard that it technically was. But corn liquor does not taste like brandy, at all. But here's another question... Why is it called high fructose corn syrup if corn isn't a fruit? Yes, I've hea...
by Mr Shine
Fri May 02, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Question about leftover stuff from fermenting or distilling
Replies: 13
Views: 3082

Re: Question about leftover stuff from fermenting or distill

I dump everything in the back yard. Most times it's gone by the next day. Deer, squirrels, and other wildlife love this stuff (even un-rinsed). In fact, I had a bucket with a thick layer of corn and yeast in the bottom that some squirrels chewed their way into through the lid to get at... and comple...
by Mr Shine
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: "One Wrong Turn" into the feed store today.
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: "One Wrong Turn" into the feed store today.

You got a purdy mouth boy. :)
by Mr Shine
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rotten Apple Pie
Replies: 36
Views: 4598

Re: Rotten Apple Pie

bellybuster wrote:80 proof doesn't even come close to guaranteeing no bacteria. Id be dumping that nasty looking stuff if it were mine.
Didn't know that. Sorry for the misinformed statement. Thanks. :)
by Mr Shine
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rotten Apple Pie
Replies: 36
Views: 4598

Re: Rotten Apple Pie

Let it settle, strain it, and give it a whirl. Worst it could do is taste bad. Nothing's living in 80 proof, so you don't have to worry about it spoiling. Let us know how it tastes (I personally would have tasted it off the bat).

Cheers! :)
by Mr Shine
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Your last hangover...
Replies: 61
Views: 8653

Re: Your last hangover...

Somehow drank a quart and a half(!) of UJ after a funeral recently. First time being hung over with good product with decent cuts. Although it very well could have been alcohol poisoning. Just goes to show that if you drink enough--even of "good" stuff--you will pay for it later.
by Mr Shine
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Neighbor turned it in
Replies: 14
Views: 3533

Re: Neighbor turned it in

Funny watching the comments and seeing a commenter ("Jeff King") setting people straight. I wouldn't have the patience for that.

(No... I am not Jeff King) :lol:
by Mr Shine
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Seahawks
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Seahawks

Wow. That was almost as bad a game as the second time the Bills lost to the Cowboys. I'm probably only saying that one was worse because I'm a Bills fan . :(
by Mr Shine
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How does this cracked corn look?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: How does this cracked corn look?

Up until last month I would have said cracked corn is crack corn is cracked corn. Then that propionic acid thread popped up. Anyway, back on topic, it makes sense that whatever little amount of sunflower oil they spray on it would be less than the oil in the corn itself, as rad said in the other thr...
by Mr Shine
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Jimbo's Wheat Flour AG Experiment
Replies: 165
Views: 30305

Re: Jimbo's Wheat Flour AG Experiment

I feel like Im cheating the Gods when i make this. Funny you say that because that's how I felt when I first tried steep boiling corn after following your gumballhead recipe. :thumbup: To stay on topic, I have some flour picked up from Sam's that I'll be playing with later this week. I'll report ba...
by Mr Shine
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Bugs in my corn
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: Bugs in my corn

Probably more of an issue if you're making UJ style corn sugarheads than if you were cooking the corn for an all grain mash. Either way, I'm not one to care. I think the critters might even add something in the way of flavor. Or maybe I'm just lazy and cheap. :lol:
by Mr Shine
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Medical Issues and Drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Medical Issues and Drinking

Thank you all for the comments. I think I should be good. Will just limit myself or cut the drinking out for a month and taper back on a bit. Will handle them with a little TLC :P I'm not a doctor, but in my own experience it was better for me to just cut out drinking completely for a month, rather...
by Mr Shine
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Medical Issues and Drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Medical Issues and Drinking

Good point about them healing with a little TLC. I had them myself some time ago and they went away pretty quickly with a little care and caution for a short time/ I was back to normal and still am today.

So yeah... don't be too discouraged about it. :)
by Mr Shine
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's easy 1/2barrel Wheated Bourbon and Gumballhead
Replies: 508
Views: 98312

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

Thanks Jimbo. Makes sense. Didn't even think of the other flavors and esters from the sugarhead. Just thought most of the alcohol made from sugar was stripped away, so it would be OK. But like I said, I haven't really noticed the difference in the few times I've done it (mostly it's the other way ar...