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by ManimalCrackers
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: UJSSM - How old is too old?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: UJSSM - How old is too old?

If I squeeze a little burp out, it smells like normal... guess I'll just give it a whirl this weekend!
by ManimalCrackers
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My still and first ferment
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: My still and first ferment

Don't know if you are still hanging around these parts, but if so, how'd everything end up? Did you wind up with some quality 'shine?
by ManimalCrackers
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: UJSSM - How old is too old?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

UJSSM - How old is too old?

So, somewhere in the process of jumping into home brewing with both feet, between juggling several batches of beer, mead, wine, and shine, I stashed away a 5-gallon bottle of 1st generation UJSSM and forgot about it. :oops: So, here I am nearly 6 months later with a nice 5-gallon bottle of fermented...
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller
Replies: 619
Views: 61605

Re: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller

If you store Epsom salt in the garage instead of the medicine cabinet, you might be...

If you're an American who speaks in terms of liters and grams instead of gallons and ounces, you might be...

If you know what (OG-SG)129 means, you just might be...
by ManimalCrackers
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello, I'm new to this hobby and thought I was ready brew.
Replies: 32
Views: 820

Re: Hello, I'm new to this hobby and thought I was ready bre

Might be a yeast problem. What kind did you use, exactly? You need to make sure you aren't using the deactivated/dead yeasts that are sold as nutritional supplements or for flavoring. What temp is your fermenting vessel? If you have it in a colder area, it may take longer to get started. Also, you r...
by ManimalCrackers
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Make money selling copper pot stills?
Replies: 10
Views: 2275

Re: Make money selling copper pot stills?

This site may be a good one to investigate: http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/faq.shtml#s4 Particularly Section 4: "S4: What requirements are there for people who sell stills? Under regulations in part 29 of title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, TTB has the right to require manufacturers of stills to give...
by ManimalCrackers
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My still and first ferment
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: My still and first ferment

That looks like a 1-gallon pot still from Whiskey Still Co. They make a great product, really a gorgeous work of art that also works just fine. A few buddies of mine run the 10-gallon versions, and they work swell. I just picked up one of the 2.5 gallon rigs, and am on my 2nd gen of UJSSM (I was all...
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another Colorado Mountain Noob
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Another Colorado Mountain Noob

Nice to see another Coloradan on board!

My next purchase will definitely be something from MHD. I was very close to getting one instead of the pot still I got from Whiskey Still Co., but I saw a buddy's WSC pot still in action and really liked what I saw.

Good luck, and see you around the boards.
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Colorado Rocky Mountain Salutations
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Colorado Rocky Mountain Salutations

Thanks for the suggestion! I was actually originally planning on starting with a UJSSM, but then I noticed the Birdwatcher's recipe and thought it looked a little easier. I already picked up a 50lb bag of cracked corn, so I might just go back to the original plan. I'm a whiskey man, anyhow :D
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 53687

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Greetings! After sifting through the ~5 years worth of posts in this thread (!), I'm ready to attempt my first ever ferment and distillation. Before I begin my fermenting, I have a few questions. 1) I will be using a 6-gallon carboy with an airlock (I'll be getting some buckets in the near future), ...
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2125
Views: 524200

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Greetings! After sifting through the ~5 years worth of posts in this thread (!), I'm ready to attempt my first ever ferment and distillation. Before I begin my fermenting, I have a few questions. 1) I will be using a 6-gallon carboy with an airlock (I'll be getting some buckets in the near future), ...
by ManimalCrackers
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Colorado Rocky Mountain Salutations
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Colorado Rocky Mountain Salutations

Long time lurker, first time poster: hello! I've monkeyed around a bit with brewing beer, and finally decided to pick up a small pot still and try my hand at distilling. Distilling water and essential oils, of course, since distilling alcohol would be illegal and I would never do that. :twisted: :an...