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by dragon613
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Question for Antique Experts
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Question for Antique Experts

Flake stand is an awesome idea, not only does it look neat but being copper it should radiate heat nicely and you could solder the spout into the side of it real cleanly, never have a bulkhead leak again
by dragon613
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: PREPPING - Yes - No - Why !
Replies: 173
Views: 15750

Re: PREPPING - Yes - No - Why !

Hmm. Only a few months of dust and there seems to be a little left, hell ill try a sip For some people "prepping" means spending money on things that make them feel secure, usually lots of money, for those same people a "hobby" is a when you buy something expensive to enjoy being around it till that...
by dragon613
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What am I smelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: What am I smelling?

Stainless keg, copper condenser pot still, I doubt it's smearing because I run it so slowly, around 1L per hour or less, I could probably run faster but I'm gun-shy after experiencing a boilover one time. And like I said, it wasnt there anymore after base treatment Also, has anyone else tried this? ...
by dragon613
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pineapples???m
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Pineapples???m

I've fermented pineapples before, they have to be used sparingly, and the flavor didn't really present itself in the wine, so I don't think there would be much point in trying to distill pineapple wine, it seems like any good aromatics that were there got blown out the airlock, Now an idea that soun...
by dragon613
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What am I smelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: What am I smelling?

Yeah added to low wines for spirit, I know not to add base to wash, cuz of ammonia and corrosion I've run spirits without soda and it hardly affected the must smaste (if anything it seemed to make it worse because whatever it was there was more of it present) My "wash" is really just the same recipe...
by dragon613
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What am I smelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

What am I smelling?

Just tried adding baking soda to spirit run for first time, and wow major improvement, I've had this pervasive smell/taste (smaste?) Without the soda, it's hard to describe in a single word... Musty? Oilly? Vaguely reminiscent of the scotch I buy myself for Christmas (Laphroaig) but only the "rank"-...
by dragon613
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.

Hmm.... Never seen one of those notices nor been asked to disclose any of that info at the tractor, not 2 months ago when you I was buying feed molasses nor 2 years ago when buying a whole farm full of feed plus actual medicines, anthelmintics, vaccines injectable antibiotics, whole spiel, at differ...
by dragon613
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Theft of low wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2322

Re: Theft of low wines

Maybe not, lol sometimes I forget I'm not a detective, im a worry wart by nature so I've already thought up a million and 1 ways I could be unlucky enough to get in trouble, and pre-emptively moved my whole operation to a reclusive spot in the woods near by friends house, nowhere near my house, and ...
by dragon613
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Theft of low wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2322

Re: Theft of low wines

I think someone bringing their own container is far more likely than anything else suggested, now ask yourself "who or why would someone do that as opposed to grabbing collection pot?' Because whoever took it thought ahead, they anticipated the suspicion this would bring and didn't want to be caught...
by dragon613
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Safe to shalack the crackly end of a coon pecker?
Replies: 28
Views: 811

Re: Safe to shalack the crackly end of a coon pecker?

An observation, on a recent cleaning run on a newly build condenser I used a strip of paper towel twisted into a string to help direct my drips into the jar (it was disposed of cuz cleaning run but I didn't want flammible dribbles on the ground) and afterwords I realized that the alcohol wasn't runn...
by dragon613
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Buying used whisky barrels?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Buying used whisky barrels?

Saltbush, yeah I was thinking that, I plan to get a couple batches of beer out of the carboys and into boytles, then start filling the carboys with clear, and have around 15-20 gal before I pick up my barrel, then start running the still back to back instead of single runs, I'm thinking about using ...
by dragon613
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Buying used whisky barrels?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Buying used whisky barrels?

I've been distilling my homemade fruit wines that I prepare by the 50 gal barrel (I keep 2 or 3 in rotation) I find that my friends enjoy my wines best when fresh so I started distilling off the remainder of an old batch when the next one is ready, around 15-20gal of each barrel, every two weeks, wh...
by dragon613
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Buying used whisky barrels?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Buying used whisky barrels?

Not in a single run, or even a dozen, but over the course of a year, probably close, I'd rather spend $100 on a 53 gallon barrel and have all the likker storage I'd ever need (plus oak aging) than spend it on 3 glass carboys at the brewery shop, break one, and then be hurting for distillate safe sto...
by dragon613
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Buying used whisky barrels?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Buying used whisky barrels?

The website (if Im allowed to post) is sunshinebarrels.com the price listed for their used whiskey or wine barrels is $99 and they only have commercial sized used barrels (as they put it " once used and fresh dumped") I shouldn't have to pay for shipping at all, I'm close enough to drive to their wa...
by dragon613
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Buying used whisky barrels?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Buying used whisky barrels?

I like aging my spirits on wood and glass storage vessels are relatively expensive for moderately large quantities, so ive been thinking about buying a used whiskey barrel to store/age in, I don't make very much at once but I figure I could just add to the barrel from run to run, letting the average...
by dragon613
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: MAP acceptable as nutrient?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: MAP acceptable as nutrient?

That's a good question, I'll ask my buddy at the fire suppression company if he's got an MSDS for the fill Edit: after going through half a dozen MSDS the non MAP components are( is descending order of frequency) Ammonium sulphate (listed as a "yeast food" by my states anti distilling laws) Calcium ...
by dragon613
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: MAP acceptable as nutrient?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

MAP acceptable as nutrient?

Is MAP (mono ammonium phosphate) an acceptable substitute for DAP yeast nutrient? If so then I have hundreds of pounds of yeast nutrient for free I didn't know about. (Buckets of MAP emptied out of scrap fire extinguishers) and I can stop paying $6 a pound at the brewshop Someone asked on stackexcha...
by dragon613
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?

Erg, just lost a long reply I tapped out. Hate that, Not retyping it all, but long story short I'm familiar with metallurgical chemistry, and of all the compounds that could be produced by aluminum in an aqeuos environment at STP most are inert, many are used for intentional ingestion, and even if s...
by dragon613
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?

Hello, Ive heard that about alum, but I think it's been debunked, the only issue with aluminum I've found is that under intense heating, (directly on propane burner for example) it pits, which for thin alum pots like the stockpot next to the tank in photo, leads to pinholes, but this tank is so thic...
by dragon613
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Aluminum oxy bottle as boiler?

IMG_20200927_173229_resize_7.jpg After a 6 year hiatus from making alcohol I'm trying to assemble another still, and this time I don't have a keg sitting around (I did a couple months ago, but someone :problem: took it back to the liquor store for me), this is a convenience driven project so I'm go...
by dragon613
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: how to get rid of "nutty" flavour from nuetral spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 489

how to get rid of "nutty" flavour from nuetral spirits

hello all, I produced a birdwatchers recipe that I think came through pretty well, came out around 160 proof, ran it though my pot still 3 times, but everyone whose tried it says that it has a nutty flavor like crushed almonds, ive examined my recipe and I think I know how to get rid of it, but I th...
by dragon613
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Recipe for apples?
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: Recipe for apples?

bcboyz86 mentioned on the first page boiling apple to make cider. just for the record don't do it! heat causes the pectins to set and will never clear so for the rest of the life of the cider it will look like mother of vinegar. no heat to the juice. if you make cider use Camden tabs to sterilize ju...
by dragon613
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Malt-O-Meal
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Malt-O-Meal

hmm... I've thought about this before too. well niacin is just vitamin b3 which all b vitamins are good for yeast health and folic acid is also a b vitamin , I think 9 which should also help. as for the iron I think it wouldn't be very different from using well water in fact I think that's part of w...
by dragon613
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: florida boys chimin in
Replies: 4
Views: 198

florida boys chimin in

hello yall, a new distiller looking for a little advice before I make my first run. im formulating a recipe for my first wash with the help of an expert distiller whose been a friend of mine for a long time he told me to start with a rum with brown sugar so that's what I going with but he ran me thr...