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by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Easter to All
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Happy Easter to All

Just pacing here back and forth watchn my reservoir temp and down-comer tops and was thinkn about everyone.
Happy, Healthy Passover and Easter to All.
by MoonBreath
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A choice between Stills
Replies: 47
Views: 3006

Re: A choice between Stills

Simple 36'' long 2" copper pipe with cheap 2" rc from SD. Topped off with 2" elbow reduced to 1/2" id with copper to copper male/female union with nut. A Liebig pc of your desired dimensions will give you some range for collectin. Packed with cu mesh and theres a simple, cheap option for ya. Remove ...
by MoonBreath
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 97369

Re: FLUTE TALK

Just enough to keep both plates loaded, but not flooded.
by MoonBreath
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 97369

Re: FLUTE TALK

Yes, but the perfs I have were stacked 4 high. But I noticed abit more raw flavor with perfs... Seems like caps do a cleaner, more refined drop. Take note that not all perfs or caps are the same design and specs..Hole counts, diameters and unique, sometimes even single cap plates are everywhere yet ...
by MoonBreath
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 97369

Re: FLUTE TALK

I've been runnin some purty good likker offn two capped plates, just sayn.. It is somewhat equal to pot and thumper, although I think somewhat more 'refined' ifn you will. The column warm, equalize the plates, start a quick squeeze or fast drip to your desired cut for collection. The one thing I hav...
by MoonBreath
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Mirabelle Plum Brandy Cut Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1620

Re: Mirabelle Plum Brandy Cut Advice

Wow, I'm glad (sorta) that I don't collect like that anymore..Although I believe the jar abv that matches the overall (minus fores) abv average, will be the personal keeper..Add all jars collected, divide..And enjoy. Keepn the center jar never hurt the final product et all. I'd save everything not o...
by MoonBreath
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 363
Views: 55917

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

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True Dat ya'll.
Modular concept is also addicting. 😜
by MoonBreath
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still

Rule of thumb for just a straight riser (packed) for reflux is 36" I believe. Just sayn, you are talkn up to around 13gal runs. Time is money, even ifn its free. It'll take a minute to charge, then no overkill for additional accessories like Carter gin head, torpedo, or the like. I like overkill, an...
by MoonBreath
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Seen on tv
Replies: 42
Views: 4279

Re: Seen on tv

Then charred, cut into sticks, dominos, and spirals :lolno: :silent:
by MoonBreath
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!

Orrr, you can run that 1.01...
And go on to the next one.
Don't expect much tho.
by MoonBreath
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese double-wall still, ordering and setup
Replies: 88
Views: 9932

Re: Chinese double-wall still, ordering and setup

Just caught your thread. Nice machine for sure :thumbup: . The rc and pc tubes AND tube-end welds will have polish compound residue and hard compacted buildup, however light, will be there. Fores, a rag, and smaller piece of pipe or tubing to push the fores soaked rag thru the bores like cleaning a ...
by MoonBreath
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still

More views on condensers than actual number of condensers in existence :esurprised: . So I'll say you won't need a shotgun condenser for 3k. 3k won't be much to do much with :eh: . You'll want to keep your rig short and sweet, tight, without any extra material to charge..A taller, packed, refluxer w...
by MoonBreath
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Seen on tv
Replies: 42
Views: 4279

Re: Seen on tv

Booze Traveler had some weird episodes, one of which involved 'spit' as one of the main ingredients.
Showed workers just spitting all day into fermenter. :crazy: :wtf:
by MoonBreath
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5904
Views: 181129

Re: Three Word Story

crawled up inside
by MoonBreath
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!

I would to be safe..Anytime you collect fores they're to be added to the next run's fores.
by MoonBreath
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: First Run - what I did wrong and what y'all will add!

Sounds like your pretty close to being on track.
Rule of thumb for tossn fores/heads is 8oz for every 6gal charge.
I toss 8oz per 5gal charge volume.
Stay there and you'll always be safe.
Strip runs racked clean, run hard to sweetwater taste at 20%ish..Equal to a strong wash.
by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5904
Views: 181129

Re: Three Word Story

there she went
by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Another T500 Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1420

Re: Another T500 Thread

May I suggest gettn on StillDragon's site and studying up on modular stuff, make you happy forever.
Larry knows what's up. :shifty: :clap:
Down the road you'll want good versatility.
by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Newbie Question

Popcorn liked to run backins (tails) when possible in his thump keg.
That would bring out the high heads you're talkn bout.
Whole run won't never avg out to no 190.

Backins= back In..Get it. :D
by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1161
Views: 59613

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday (wiley) Coyote!
Have a nice weekend. :D
by MoonBreath
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: DEPHLEGMATOR IN CAP OF POT STILL
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: DEPHLEGMATOR IN CAP OF POT STILL

The perforated plate needs to be top of collar height with cap pushed down ready.
Wanta keep charge level rite below cape.
Valved in and out for preferred reflux tuning.
Maybe slightly 'dome' the flat top of the cap to enhance reflux.
Sight glass above plate on cap to monitor and learn.
by MoonBreath
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: DEPHLEGMATOR IN CAP OF POT STILL
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

Re: DEPHLEGMATOR IN CAP OF POT STILL

A taller 'Tennessee' style cap likens to what Popcorn used, a wide wound condenser coil at the top of the cap, a large perforated plate at the bottom of the cap.
Maybe something there..But no perf plate, no purpose for reflux coil.
And plenty ample head space.
by MoonBreath
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Looking for a little Guidance - First Still

I believe the "pieces" you're referencing would be 'modular' pieces. Modular would be the most efficient way to get the most out of your setup. 2" base is the norm, 3" base charges and runs faster. Conical 3×2 adapter/reducer at the base for that. Then you can run 2" for riser or other. The 3" base ...
by MoonBreath
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: In boiler gin basket
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: In boiler gin basket

Be nice to mount or hang it, ifn not it may be noisy.
Very slick. :thumbup:
by MoonBreath
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Facebook Distilling Groups. Don't Bother.
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Facebook Distilling Groups. Don't Bother.

Never did Facebook or Spacebook as I prefer to call it. Always uninstall it every time I see it. Most of my friends who do fb aren't really satisfied with it, but to far in to get out they feel. Got to be nothin but dirt and negativity from what I've gathered. Funny thing tho, a friend showed me fb ...
by MoonBreath
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: NNB aka Newbie New build
Replies: 71
Views: 5554

Re: NNB aka Newbie New build

Whats your thought on cooper leaching while in the fermentor?[/quote] Copper or stainless either one will work. Copper on the norm wont leach.. I just don't like my copper used for anything other than distilling purposes.. Food stuffs, sauces, soups, will leach into and have a possible carryover int...
by MoonBreath
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: NNB aka Newbie New build
Replies: 71
Views: 5554

Re: NNB aka Newbie New build

Nice work..
Remember tho, this ain't rocket science.
Novice is rite above 'minion'. :clap:
by MoonBreath
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip Run Turned Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Strip Run Turned Brown

Believe I'd forego the sodee ash and try neutral through distilling..Meaning I'd rather run it again than throw additives, especially unmeasured, unfamiliar amounts at it...Wow, soda ash, we used to use that in the oil field. Ifn clear before additive, then discolored after, I'd say the additive. Th...
by MoonBreath
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy y'all!
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Howdy y'all!

Welcome to HD!
You have a good attitude..Stay safe and keep Bubba and Jodie away. :ebiggrin:
Good luck and keep postn.
by MoonBreath
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Fourway
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Fourway

I sure will..
I'll also go back in time with him and his posts.