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by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Easy Large Batch Mashing
Replies: 237
Views: 43426

Re: Easy Large Batch Mashing

This is a huge help. Will definitely be giving this a go. Will be starting out like suggested with the 32g brute inside the 55g and go from there. Thanks for sharing.
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Here's the process with pictures.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=65703&start=150#p7546910
What is the point of the pond pump in the 55g drum with the heater?
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

Here's the process with pictures. https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=65703&start=150#p7546910 Wow that's awesome that the 32g brute fits perfect in there. Might look at that right away since I do mostly indoors anyway. Thank you for sharing. Just need to pick up the brute and a che...
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

I can do either 3 or 4 strippings to get a full spirit run. Here's a good schedule. Get (2) 55 gallon blue barrels, and (2) 32 gallon brut cans. In the summer, make your grain recipes in the blue barrels. You'll be able to get three charges from each barrel. The weather's good, so no need for insul...
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

Yes. Please be careful with the paint stirrer drill gun. I dump about 15-16 gallons boiling water in because that’s my boiler capacity and mash the batch with that then top up with 8 gallons or so once it’s all converted and somewhat cooled so i’m not filling it with boiling water. Just about 1/2 w...
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

Yes. Please be careful with the paint stirrer drill gun. I dump about 15-16 gallons boiling water in because that’s my boiler capacity and mash the batch with that then top up with 8 gallons or so once it’s all converted and somewhat cooled so i’m not filling it with boiling water. Just about 1/2 w...
by ddizzle22
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Re: Brute Trash Can Fermenter

Yep I've used those. I'd get the dolly too and a lid so it's easy to move around. You don't really need to put it into a larger can/warm water bath. Cheers! -jonny Ok wasn't sure if that was common practice from reading or not. The only thing I saw you said to be careful of is mixing with the paint...
by ddizzle22
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Brute Trash Can Fermenter
Replies: 35
Views: 1395

Brute Trash Can Fermenter

Are these the brute trashcans everyone is using. I want to make sure before purchase. I also will be dumping boil water into for the ferment. Sounds like maybe use the 32g one and then set in the 55g with water around and aquarium heater. [/img][img]
by ddizzle22
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 81959

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

I would say more like two stripping charges. By the time you leave headroom in the fermenter, leave some liquid in the grains that you won’t be able to squeeze out, and then leave headroom in your boiler to minimize puking, it looks more to me like 2, maybe 2 1/2 runs. If you end up with a partial ...
by ddizzle22
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 825
Views: 81959

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

This looks like a great recipe. Is there any issues putting boiling water into the brute trashcan? Little nervous would get super thin. If running a 15.5g boiler a 32g brute should get around 3 charges after using mop bucket right?
by ddizzle22
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How Big a Pot for Mashing
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: How Big a Pot for Mashing

I use PINTOSHINE's method (YOUTUBE video) with his liquid enzymes . 30 gallon ss pot on a propane burner with a variable speed drill/paint mixer fixed in a frame . I use a router control from Grizzly to regulate speed .( drill has to have a brushed motor for the speed control to work . Induction ru...
by ddizzle22
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Concerns over drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Concerns over drain valve

HomerD wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:41 am
This is a lead free valve that I have for a pressure dump.69A39808-68FE-4960-930A-EE88C6ECC59D.jpeg
Looks like same one I use mine just has female threads on both ends. I do same thing. Wish mine was dead center on bottom of keg if did it again.
by ddizzle22
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Concerns over drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Concerns over drain valve

It looks to be lead free so I should be good you think. Its listed as
ANSI/NSF 61-8

So that should be good i think right.
by ddizzle22
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Concerns over drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Concerns over drain valve

Apollo makes very good valves and the seats are teflon. I could not tell from the pic if it was a lead free valve(it will say it on the handle). Being that it is not in the vapor path I would not worry too much about it but would pickle it if it is not lead free. I will check the handle. The union ...
by ddizzle22
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Concerns over drain valve
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Concerns over drain valve

Didn't really cross my mind until now. My fittings and welding was all SS however the ball valve isn't. Is this an issue and should it be swapped out for SS.

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by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How Big a Pot for Mashing
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: How Big a Pot for Mashing

All grain what? The mashing process is different for bourbon, rye, and single malt. Will strictly be bourbon from here on out as thats what i like. Just struggling figuring out easy process and in the hunt for big pot to cook all then transfer to fermenter. Use your boiler to bring 10-12 gallons to...
by ddizzle22
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How Big a Pot for Mashing
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: How Big a Pot for Mashing

seabass wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:29 pm
All grain what? The mashing process is different for bourbon, rye, and single malt.
Will strictly be bourbon from here on out as thats what i like. Just struggling figuring out easy process and in the hunt for big pot to cook all then transfer to fermenter.
by ddizzle22
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How Big a Pot for Mashing
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: How Big a Pot for Mashing

What size pot is recommended for mashing for a 15.5g Keg boiler? Switching to all grain and need a bigger pot and want to know what size is recommended. I'd use the 15.5g Keg boiler for making steam to cook the mash. Didn't think of that water comes up to a boil pretty quick then could just use dra...
by ddizzle22
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How Big a Pot for Mashing
Replies: 14
Views: 796

How Big a Pot for Mashing

What size pot is recommended for mashing for a 15.5g Keg boiler? Switching to all grain and need a bigger pot and want to know what size is recommended.
by ddizzle22
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Simple All-Grain Bourbon For Anyone
Replies: 22
Views: 113998

Re: Simple All-Grain Bourbon For Anyone

This was amazing. I know im bumping an old thread but this was very helpful and I look forward to trying my first all grain. Need to aquire some new equipment but should be worth it.
by ddizzle22
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 10,000w SCR vs SSR
Replies: 195
Views: 19468

Re: 10,000w SCR vs SSR

[quote="pointhunter75"]Thanks ddizzle. What size fan are y'all using? How many cfm is enough? Thickness shouldn't https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019W9WU0W/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apap_PYJZQUziFm3sw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow That is the fan I used. It's 240v hooked right up in...
by ddizzle22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 10,000w SCR vs SSR
Replies: 195
Views: 19468

Re: 10,000w SCR vs SSR

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002MPPTBQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1484342007&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=30a%2Bdouble%2Bpole%2Bswitch&dpPl=1&dpID=41UlHWtNZ7L&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1 I used this one I guess that one you listed is similar. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MPQ51O/ref=cm_sw_r_...
by ddizzle22
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 10,000w SCR vs SSR
Replies: 195
Views: 19468

Re: 10,000w SCR vs SSR

When I get some spare time I will open mine back up but it looks like you guys are making out alright. It gets tight in the box. I wish my main fan stayed running even after hitting the on/off switch. When open it back up might look back into that. Also could use better groumets for the wires going ...
by ddizzle22
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 10,000w SCR vs SSR
Replies: 195
Views: 19468

Re: 10,000w SCR vs SSR

My under standing of the wall wart idea is doing it inside the controller itself. But it has to be a 4 wire gfci outlet. I was going to go that route but just bought a 240v fan off Amazon and hooked it up. My white wire is just tapped off in my setup now.
by ddizzle22
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

Yeah I found that out. I thought wow look at this these sharkbite fittings have 3/4 thread on end should work out great. Lol. Looks like they make a 3/4npt to 3/4 garden hose thread so should be able to go that route. I also picked up 30ft of the clear hose with corded mess. Ps your setup is way mor...
by ddizzle22
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

Went to Lowes to do some upgrading and found myself with a little issue. I wanted to add garden hose fittings to the ends of my liebig for easier take down. I found some sharkbite type fittings that went over my 1/2 inlet and outlet and went to 3/4 male threaded. I thought this was the same as the g...
by ddizzle22
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

I'm going to look into new hose. My stuff is this so it's fairly thick I would think it should hold up. https://www.brewhardware.com/product_p/ ... ng12id.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by ddizzle22
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

I was at first hooked up right to my washing machine water faucet but the pressure coming out of that and my ball valve even cut back was really putting a strain on the hoses it seemed. Why doesn't turning the water down at the faucet relieve the strain on the hoses? Yeah I'm questioning that as we...
by ddizzle22
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

Yeah I think part of my issue was using the ball valve on the input side off the faucet. That caused the hosing i bought from brewhardware to expand a good bit. However I never had the ball valve on the output side of the liebig. I should try that and see. Might be easier and less cluttered if do th...
by ddizzle22
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Setting up recirculating cooling system
Replies: 34
Views: 3121

Re: Setting up recirculating cooling system

+1 Euphoria DD... when I was running a reservoir I used to have several frozen 2 liter soda bottles too. I never ran a fan/radiator but I wanted to... then I connected to the water system and ran constant fresh water. It is an extraordinary slow rate and the amount of water was similar to the amoun...