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by corene1
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: who likes to shoot?
Replies: 110
Views: 6710

Re: who likes to shoot?

Just carry a purse and you can tote around a Desert Eagle 50AE comfortably. :sarcasm:
by corene1
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Yield
Replies: 84
Views: 3543

Re: Yield

Most everything has been said and you have your plan down as to what you want to do. Just remember the more times you run a wash the more flavor dissipates. For whiskies you want the flavor to come through . Most quality whiskies are only twice distilled . A strip run then a spirit run. Irish whiski...
by corene1
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: C.O.B. update
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: C.O.B. update

The second link Twisted Brick posted is definitely worth a read. It explains the reasons for not cooking all your grains at the same temperature. Off flavors can occur when some grains are cooked too hot. Just a little add on. When I do an all grain COB I like to use steam rolled corn cook it then a...
by corene1
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: C.O.B. update
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: C.O.B. update

I just buy a bag of steam rolled corn , a bag of rolled oats and a bag of rolled barley and make my own. If I want a sweet feed I add molasses. Pretty simple really.
by corene1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first boiler build
Replies: 79
Views: 2882

Re: My first boiler build

Tom Kat wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:40 pm
I am not sure. They have been Iin business for over 50 years. They seem to be pretty knowledgeable.
Just look at the inside of the weld. If it has rough and grainy spots that raise up a bit from the smooth surface just polish it smooth and passivate afterwards.
by corene1
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

I prolly shouldn't have said that . Ha! But you just couldn't help it could you! :D I heard a story from a friend of mine about men poking at women to see what happens. Well it turns out she was military and he poked a bit too hard. From what I heard he wound up with a black eye. When I asked my fr...
by corene1
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first boiler build
Replies: 79
Views: 2882

Re: My first boiler build

I wasn't able to see inside the connections but the one showing the ferrule looks like there is a bit of sugaring on the inside. If so you will want to sand it smooth and then passivate as stiller boy described. Just curious , did the welder purge the vessel while doing the welding?
by corene1
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb here to learn.
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Newb here to learn.

Welcome to the forum. If variety is what you want, there are plenty of different spirits and techniques right here on this forum. I would start with a basic keg still with a 4 inch sanitary fitting on top . That way you can attach any style column you want. I would start with a basic pot still colum...
by corene1
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

You know Jimbo gave me that ostrich on loan out. I give it back after the fight ring was over, it was just too much for me to handle. Strange how we don't hear much from him anymore since I gave it back. Probably a handful to manage. Last I heard Flatwoods has the monkey and the ostrich melted the h...
by corene1
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Start at TBs first post and work your way to now. Take your time, sip a little as you go along. Watch out for the damn monkey. SF And that goddamned cat. I want a cage match between that monkey and that God Damned Cat . I'm bettin on the cat . She's a mean bitch and she cheats . Oh Boy! You gonna s...
by corene1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first boiler build
Replies: 79
Views: 2882

Re: My first boiler build

You know there really isn't a reason to spend extra dollars for a carbide hole saw. You hang one up and chip the teeth and it is done for. I have used the Lenox brand bi metal hole saws on stainless for years. They are pretty in expensive at the local Lowe's here. Just run them slowly with a lot of...
by corene1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: pH of final distillate
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: pH of final distillate

New to me. All I have ever added to low wines is water or wash to dilute them down for the spirit run.
by corene1
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first boiler build
Replies: 79
Views: 2882

Re: My first boiler build

You know there really isn't a reason to spend extra dollars for a carbide hole saw. You hang one up and chip the teeth and it is done for. I have used the Lenox brand bi metal hole saws on stainless for years. They are pretty in expensive at the local Lowe's here. Just run them slowly with a lot of ...
by corene1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Yep, running a reflux still makes you appreciate the pot still a whole bunch more.
by corene1
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Gotta love ol TB . Always looking for the finer points in a fine automobile! Better be careful you don't accidentally kick her into neutral when that seat is reclined. I still drive my old truck. It has wind up windows, a manual transmission so none of these young folks can drive it and a AM/FM radi...
by corene1
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Animal Feed Options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: Animal Feed Options?

Look for steam rolled barley. I believe you will get more flavor with it. I am assuming this will not be a cooked mash but a sugar wash with the grains added for flavor. In time you might consider doing an all grain sweet feed recipe. Basically you would cook the corn and oats and use malted barley ...
by corene1
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

A long while ago I went to my cousin Kenny's hose and he had a 128 ounce insulated mug full of rum and lemonade. I told him that was a mighty big cocktail glass. He just smiled and said , No, it is the perfect cocktail glass.
by corene1
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Animal Feed Options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1268

Re: Animal Feed Options?

I see this dilemma come up once a year or so. Simple fix is to find some plain old COB ( corn , oats, and barley and buy a gallon jug of molasses and make your own. If you want to go wild get a bag of each grain and a gallon or two of molasses and you can make a bunch of batches. No pellets no hassle.
by corene1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Maybe I am a bit direct but if I think someone isn't listening to me I simply grab them by the arm and shake them a bit and ask if they are listening now. Seems to work pretty well. Come to think about it maybe that is why I live alone. Oh I'm sorry Corene, I wasn't listening, what was that? :lol: ...
by corene1
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

When we were young my dad had an62 Chevy pickup. Engine bay was built to handle a straight 6 or v-8 . He had the v-8 but that meant the radiator was far from the motor so it had a long fan shroud. In the winter cats would get up and sleep in the shroud where it was warm. A lot of them met their doom...
by corene1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Ahhh, crap, wife’s pissed again. She came in the house and said her car is making a horrible screeching noise, I came back in in a minute and told her I found the horrible screeching and got rid of it. She asked what it was and I said her Maria Carey CD. So I’m back in the garage..... Well at least...
by corene1
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

You would listen because you are a gentleman, Then you would walk away saying "One of theses days Alice , POW! Right to the moon!"
by corene1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

Maybe I am a bit direct but if I think someone isn't listening to me I simply grab them by the arm and shake them a bit and ask if they are listening now. Seems to work pretty well. Come to think about it maybe that is why I live alone.
by corene1
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Malted Barley to Unmalted Barley Flakes ratio

A good way to figure your ratio depends on a couple of things. What is the diastatic power of the malted grain you are using. I have seen barley go from 100 points to as high as 250 points per pound of malted grain. You will need to see what the manufacturer has as diastatic power for that grain. Yo...
by corene1
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: Chinese TIG Welders and Monkeys?

Well you have to purchase a bottle of Argon gas, a hood if you do not have one, gloves are pretty cheap and you will need them somewhere anyways. You will need to buy filler rod probably 308L and a piece or tungsten for the torch itself. Do you have a grinder to sharpen the tungsten tip? Do you have...
by corene1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

I had a friend that built a pig trap to catch wild pigs on his friends ranch. We went to check it one afternoon and it had a big pig and a couple of small piglets , probably 20 pounds or so. Gary shot the big pig for meat and went in to catch those little ones to raise for meat as well. Let me tell ...
by corene1
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6398
Views: 301989

Re: The liar's bench

My son sent me this so I had to share. DEER HUNTERS. (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this) I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in...
by corene1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A couple of clueless
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: A couple of clueless

Very nice still. I would agree that a bigger cooling source would be a good idea. Maybe a plastic trash can. About the take off spout. Is that a plastic hose feeding a plastic parrot? I can't tell from the photo. If so take it off as the alcohol will leach chemicals and flavors from contact with the...
by corene1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler
Replies: 47
Views: 2743

Re: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler

The duralon is the closet to what I have used except it does have an adhesive on it. You could call them and ask about the adhesive properties. McMaster has good stuff but is expensive, The braded PTFE with Aramid fibers is very stiff and not very pliable. I have used that type of packing in big sli...
by corene1
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler
Replies: 47
Views: 2743

Re: Stainless Steel Drum Boiler

Just thought I would throw in some of my thoughts on this build. For a sealant tape we have used PTFE expanded sealing tape or packing. Here is a link that shows a product similar to what we use. https://www.equalseal.com/PTFE-Valve-Stem-Packing-s/2147.htm It is very soft and formable. See if there ...