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by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Ethanol. What is the ratio; sugar-yeast -water?
Replies: 8
Views: 4395

Re: Ethanol. What is the ratio; sugar-yeast -water?

I would say: take some sugar, a few times that amount of water and only a bit of yeast. :twisted:

But then eternal already beat me to it. So take his advice, and take it good. 8)

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: recipe for pie
Replies: 58
Views: 3194

Re: recipe for pie

Didn't know the New Zealanders even ate pies. There ya go, ain't nuthin they won't pinch from the Auzzies. I thought pies were Dutch? :| Sorry BW, but the kind of pies you're talking about (filled with meat of some kind and eaten for a meal) we are not accostumed to in the Netherlands. I believe th...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Where'd your name come from??
Replies: 254
Views: 22179

Re: Where'd your name come from??

When driving on the Autobahn (freeway) i always tend to drive on the left (fast) lane for most of the time.

It also has a deeper meaning: In my opinions i'm mostly different than other people. I'm kinda 'driving on the "wrong" side of the road', so to say..

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: Ridiculous Canada gas prices/Converting a motorcycle
Replies: 20
Views: 9729

Re: Ridiculous Canada gas prices/Converting a motorcycle

This info might be a bit outdated, but still helpfull.

http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_lib ... drane.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Sun May 25, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: watcha paying for fuel today?
Replies: 120
Views: 10081

Re: watcha paying for fuel today?

This morning i had to pay eur. 1,544 for a litre gasoline. Diesel is 1,43 right now. :cry:
Prices going up 1 or 2 cents every day. :x

Driving used to be more fun... :?

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: chat room
Replies: 38
Views: 4894

I was new to forums back then and at first didn't know it was a bot.I cussed that damn thing thinking it was somebody. Yup, I too had that experience with that bot.. :roll: In retrospect it is funnier now than it was at that moment. LOL But a chatroom, behind a login-procedure, looks nice to me. KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: online poker
Replies: 19
Views: 2450

I never reject a game of poker. Especially with like-minded.
8)
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: watcha paying for fuel today?
Replies: 120
Views: 10081

Prices over here are ranging from eur. 1,43 to 1,55 per litre. At the going rate that would be about $ 8.50 for a gallon. :cry:

No coincedence that my distilling has increased over the last couple weeks.. :wink:

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Could be somewhat on topic
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Strange that an US made product is so difficult to get in the US.
Over here i can buy it in every liquerstore. (if i would go to such a place, ofcourse ;) ) A bottle costs about 15 euros.

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: question bout clearing out a new still
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Best way to go is to make sure there is not a lot to clean afterwards when you build a still. In other words: work clean and tidy. Not too much solder and / or flux on the joints. And clean each part while you can still can reach it after building it, because a lot of parts will be unaccessable when...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue May 01, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Personal age
Replies: 39
Views: 9323

When people ask for my age i usually say i'm 23....





with 8 years experience.


8)

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Surging
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

You say you collected about a gallon over a timespan of a bit more than 8 hours.. That's 4 liters in 8 hrs, is about 500 mls/hr. That doesn't sound very bad. Keep in mind that quality takes time. I take my good stuff at abut the same rate. You can go faster, but you'll find that back in the quality....
by LeftLaneCruiser
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Hot spots using a stainless keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Tip for a 'boil-breaker' that doesn't rattle:

In thin mashes i use one or more (depends which still i'm using) scrubbers to break the boil. Yup, the same as which my column is packed with. They have lots of surface-area to break the boil, but weigh almost nothing, so no noise.

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Stopping bottles question
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Stopping bottles question

rezaxis wrote: What do you people use to store stuff in?
used whisky, wine, cognac, schnapps, beerenburg, ..., bottles :wink:

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Barley mash, pot still, and why does it taste like water?
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Hi Riff, UR asked if the starches did convert to sugars, if not there won't be anything to ferment in the first place. Starch conversion is something else than just cooking the grains to make a porridge. It's about taking the enzymes to a temperature at which they work the best (around 63 - 65 degre...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: informative german site
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: informative german site

dutch@home wrote: :( its in german :(
Why the angry faces ??
What do you want ? Websites on distilling, even if they are in another language, or no info at all...

And by the way, looking at your location you're a 'spare-German' [reserve-duitser] yourself. :P

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: are there duds from belgium / the netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

Bujapat wrote:Kennen jullie dit site ?

http://www.home.zonnet.nl/nvvoorst/
Zo zeg, Van Voorst heeft z'n site vernieuwd :)
Maareh, ik kende 'em idd al.. ;)

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Column insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 3295

Insulation suggestions:

- blanket
- bubble-wrap
- rockwool
- styro-foam
- prefab pipeinsulation (the kind plumbers use..)

just a few suggestions. I'm sure you can think of a lot more.

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: sawdust = fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 11090

I saw 94 % sulphuric acid on sale at a DIY department of a hardware store. It was sold to dissolve sewage from clogged-up drainpipes.

Didn't buy it then [was gonna try it for mentioned reasons ;)] because i thought it ws quite expensive.
8,something euro's for half a litre (500ml.)

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: questions about a submersible pump (for condensor)
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

I've had pumps burning out on me. Those weren't meant for continous use, apparantly.. But having read the above posts, i think i might add some thoughts: 1. After the cooling water has been pumped up to the condenser the siphoning action of the water returning to the barrel will help 'pulling' the w...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Gin
Replies: 10
Views: 5591

Dang...

Possum; you beat me by a minute... :D
Must be because you're a native speaker/typist :P


KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Gin
Replies: 10
Views: 5591

Macerating is to steep things (fruits or herbs) in a liquid (water, alcohol) to extract the flavours. Like brewing a cup of tea. IMHO: these kind of definitions could also be found on the parentsite (homedistiller.org), the faq section, other sites related to making liqueurs and the ordinary diction...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: mashing in cold temp.
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

If you can insulate the fermenter you should be fine already. (depends on insulation and how cold it actually gets) Because fermentation causes heat.
So if can insulate the fermenter the wash can keep itself warm enough to carry on.

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My new still
Replies: 14
Views: 3122

15 gallons.. that would be about 60 ltrs.

let me think..
60 ltrs @ 8 % abv (average grain mash..) make 4.8 ltr @ 100%
dilluted to 40 % abv would be... a lot of booze.. :lol:

ehm.. i've got spare bottles... :roll:

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My new still
Replies: 14
Views: 3122

Cool looking device.
The seal is hilarious :D

How much does it hold ?

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: shaking the fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Like the dawg said: just a method to let the CO2 out.
Besides that it keeps the yeast in suspension, that just might get the fermentation reach it's end a little faster.
Could be used as an indicatoer also: if it doesn't bubble when you shake it the fermentation is done..

KJH
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: sand
Replies: 26
Views: 8194

Possum, don't get me wrong: it isn't an open oil bath in wich my still sits. For goodness sake.. I wouldn't even dare to step near the thing. The boiler i use was already a double walled vessel when i got it, used for insulating food or something. I drilled a hole in the outer shell to fill and empt...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: sand
Replies: 26
Views: 8194

Guys, lots of discussion on this topic. And luckily most of it makes good sense :D But my vote goes to oil in the double boiler. Vegetable oil (like for deep frying) boils at 180 degrees. As far as i know there is no way a mash gets that hot. So, before the oil even gets to smoke the mash should be ...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: soldering stainless with lead
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Hi Watershed, Sorry for not having jumped in earlier, but i have soldered stainless to copper and stainless to stainless with no problems. I needed to use a special kind of soldering fluid though. Read on the label "especially for soldering stainless steel" (S-39 rvs). I found the stuff in the local...
by LeftLaneCruiser
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: an other reflux condenser
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

The narrower pipe would be cooled down faster, but going from a 42 mm column to 22 mm condenser might, just might, cause somme channeling effect: Vapours pushed up the condenser with quite some speed. And they're more difficult to condense. But since you're using a barrel there would be enough lengt...