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by bellybuster
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Smokers
Replies: 103
Views: 9336

Re: Smokers

haven't been around in quite a while but I've been smoking up a storm on my new master built 30" electric. Fantastic!!!! I love it
by bellybuster
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First oaked UJSSM
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: First oaked UJSSM

leave them on the oak for about 10-20 times as long as you have and you will be pleasantly surprised
by bellybuster
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Sight glass
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: Sight glass

man.... total buzz kill. The man wants a sight glass .
I'm sure they'll be cool
by bellybuster
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: to throw it all together ,or not? that's the bloody question
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: to throw it all together ,or not? that's the bloody ques

I'm sure it will be fantastic....only one way to find out
by bellybuster
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Understanding pot still output
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Understanding pot still output

shudderprose wrote: Decrease heat to barely noticeable flame on middle ring to get 3 drips per second.
you really can go allot faster than that. If you're anything like me, time is a premium
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: BLUEBERRY JUST SITTING THERE
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: BLUEBERRY JUST SITTING THERE

lets see..... high OG blueberries....80 degrees.....no fermentation for 6 weeks...... dumpenbrau. I would be dumping that batch, who knows what has grown in there yuck!!
by bellybuster
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potstill
Replies: 19
Views: 8558

Re: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potsti

considering the Grainfather was just released in North America a couple weeks ago, you'll have a hard time finding anyone with experience.
by bellybuster
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potstill
Replies: 19
Views: 8558

Re: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potsti

take it easy boys, the grainfather is a nice piece of kit and with a few small mods can also make a nice still. Biggest hurdle will be the power control, everything else is easy. As far as a worm with ice, not a problem, the vapour is already collapsed, he'd be cooling liquid. although, I don't thin...
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Deciding on recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Deciding on recipes

all the above info and more is in the "How to Brew" link. Trust me, read it
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potstill
Replies: 19
Views: 8558

Re: Experience with a Grainfather with an Alembic top Potsti

sadly the grainfather does not have infinite control of power. The temp controller is that systems weakest point. a $17 temp controller on an expensive system. If you can figure a way to get infinite control you'll be fine. 2000 watts is fine for 25l. Brace yourself, folks are gonna jump on regardin...
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Finally moving up to a keg
Replies: 9
Views: 1425

Re: Finally moving up to a keg

best tip??? drain valve
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Deciding on recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Deciding on recipes

you can do it the hard way and figure points per pound for each ingredient or just use an online recipe calculator for beer.
"How to Brew" is a great read that will get you started.
http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html
by bellybuster
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers
Replies: 47
Views: 21218

Re: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers

When I said copper pot still I meant the head itself. Mine is not black inside.
by bellybuster
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Soldering attempt
Replies: 47
Views: 2282

Re: Soldering attempt

If you've got a fitting that slides right thru the hole just wrap a piece of copper wire around it and solder away. The copper wire will hold solder and as an added bonus it will stop the fitting from falling thru
by bellybuster
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 30 amp Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: 30 amp Timer

Thanks guys, I'll check that one out. Much appreciated
by bellybuster
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 30 amp Timer
Replies: 4
Views: 545

30 amp Timer

hey all.... first off...THIS IS NOT FOR MY STILL I have a single vessel brewery that runs on 240 (5500 watt element) via PID. What I am wanting to do is be able to set a timer for the element to come on before I get out of bed so I'm at strike temp when I get up. PID would be powered up already and ...
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers
Replies: 47
Views: 21218

Re: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers

now to toss something to ponder in the mix..... a column with only SS mesh.... why does the copper column itself not turn black? Why does a copper pot still not turn black????
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers
Replies: 47
Views: 21218

Re: Stainless Steel vs Copper Mesh Scrubbers

casper the Irish wrote: You evidence tat in the bottom few inches if you care to look and clean the packing. But not beyond. Correct?
I can for sure tell you that the copper at the top of a 36" packed column still turns black after a time. I've accepted this as normal and clean my packing avery 3-5 runs. Too easy.
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cover for Electric Element
Replies: 32
Views: 3119

Re: Cover for Electric Element

pretty sure you'll find 400 more than adequate as a filter. My only concern would be the bubbles causing the element to be dry.
Ebay has some pretty reasonable prices on SS mesh
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cover for Electric Element
Replies: 32
Views: 3119

Re: Cover for Electric Element

just saw this the mesh in my Brew in a Basket system is 400 microns, you say you are using 50 microns. With the 400 Microns bubbles accumulate under the mesh during any boiling, these bubbles are able to pass around the outside of the basket no problem. Wort easily passes thru the mesh and I grind m...
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Inline gin basket
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Inline gin basket

1 word....thumper
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Design Question
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Design Question

key words.... pot still mode.... no better pot still than a pot still
by bellybuster
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Milling lesson learned
Replies: 22
Views: 2685

Re: Milling lesson learned

the key to milling corn is to have the mill turning when the corn goes in. Your Barley Crusher shouldn't have any problem at all.
by bellybuster
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: going electric
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: going electric

it only needs to power an SSR, out put is fine
by bellybuster
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 3" Nixon Stone still questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1493

Re: 3" Nixon Stone still questions

guess I should have been more clear. I really wouldn't suggest a nixon stone still. I own one (2" column), it's incredibly slow. But, it really does a neutral well. I was more saying that if you're bent on it, it will do you well. A 3" should run at a reasonable speed Some of the guys have mentioned...
by bellybuster
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 3" Nixon Stone still questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1493

Re: 3" Nixon Stone still questions

kind of.... there's no better pot still than .... a pot still
by bellybuster
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: going electric
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: going electric

If I did it again Id buy this to go with my SSR
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=444
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 5500w SSR Heating Element Control Build
Replies: 38
Views: 8304

Re: 5500w SSR Heating Element Control Build

No, you don't need a PID

Grounding the box is not necessary if plastic
by bellybuster
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 5500w SSR Heating Element Control Build
Replies: 38
Views: 8304

Re: 5500w SSR Heating Element Control Build

That will work. Best practice is to pigtail your grounds with a marrette connector by using a short piece of wire off each item requiring grounding. You will need one to the controller, one to the box itself that the controller is housed in and one to carry on to the keg. That little screw could get...