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by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Calling all Alberta hobby distillers
Replies: 39
Views: 9057

Re: Calling all Alberta hobby distillers

Boy have I been away for a while...... No new developments, haven't had much time to direct to the cause lately. Though I've been itching to stir the pot again. I've relocated to Saskatchewan back in November and haven't even unpacked my still yet. But soon very soon lol. Seems Saskatchewan is a lit...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: is 15% silver brazing ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: is 15% silver brazing ok?

I've brazed all my stuff on my stills. I like it better.
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Medicine Hat folk?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Any Medicine Hat folk?

Hahaha GA

I MEANT any fellow distillers down here wanna grab a drink, kill some time, while I wait for her to finish work, lol
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 203613

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

As most of you know I had finally attempted some all grain runs. My 3rd batch I Had 20 gallons of bourbon and 20gallons of spent grain sugar head fermenting away, and then life got a little hectic....wife and I decided that separation was the best option for us, and somewhere amongst the talks and t...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Medicine Hat folk?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Any Medicine Hat folk?

Hey guys, I'm in the hat for the weekend visiting a friend. She unfortunately is working most of the weekend, so just checking to see if there's anyone here down for a meetup?
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Lexan bullet proof "glass" (polycarbonate)
Replies: 20
Views: 5070

Re: Lexan bullet proof "glass" (polycarbonate)

I saw the sample when I visited coaster a couple months back. It was fine, still clear, looked brand new.
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Heyho
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Heyho

Your making the same mistake as many rookies. I gather from your post your running a pot still. You don't run a pot still by temps. You just get to a Broken stream, then adjust your heat to maintain it. Alcohol has a boiling point, water has a boiling point, alcohol mixed with water has a boiling po...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How to videos
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: How to videos

InglisHill wrote:Us kiwis have done a few, find them on the nz distilling site.
Can you throw up a couple links?
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How to videos
Replies: 5
Views: 853

How to videos

In light of this topic: http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=56476 I got to thinking. Perhaps some of the masters could do up some short "How To" videos on proper techniques. I know everything is google able but sometimes it can be hard to find a video that relates to what we do when ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Still blew a weld.
Replies: 95
Views: 4072

Re: Still blew a weld.

Thinking about it. Yeah. The way the joint was made is definately a factor. If I relate it to soldering a pipe with water in it, the solder around the edge of the fitting will melt, but the solder actually in the joint won't because the water prevents it from heating up enough. Same principle here, ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first......all grain...with enzymes
Replies: 27
Views: 1293

Re: My first......all grain...with enzymes

Also, managed to rummage around in his wood shed a bit, and found in amongst all the red oak his neighbour gave him from cabinet scraps, a nice 8"x38"x3/4" slab of white oak. So, question is, which is more preffered? Sticks or cubes?
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first......all grain...with enzymes
Replies: 27
Views: 1293

Re: My first......all grain...with enzymes

Finally getting around to squeezing my grains from my sugar head from batch 1, and the all grain batch #2(steam injected) it's been a BUSY few weeks! getting to use my new mop pail....kinda like changing a baby boy, everything's going fine, and then you get hit in the eye with a random stream. Lol I...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Still blew a weld.
Replies: 95
Views: 4072

Re: Still blew a weld.

That looks like there was no overlap. Looks like a butt connection to me also. There needs to be some overlapping lip for proper strength. I see this type of connection fail quite often even on stainless tanks that have been TIG welded. The minor flexing that takes place while filling and emptying ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Activated carbon filters for Distilled alcoholic beverage
Replies: 57
Views: 4536

Re: Activated carbon filters for Distilled alcoholic beverag

For what it's worth... I agree that a properly fermented mash/wash wouldn't need to SIT on carbon. HOWEVER I usually pass my final spirits through a carbon filter not so much for the taste, but to remove any unseens that might precipitate out later, I.e. Microscopic cinnamon particles and such from ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: ridges on the inside of couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: ridges on the inside of couplings

On reducers and tees and such, I've gone as far as straight up cutting the branch off, and then brazing my pipe right to it. Such was the case with my first Liebig. I needed a 3/4" tee but all I had was a 3/4x1/2x3/4. Cut the 1/2" branch off pushed my 3/4" inner pipe through, and brazed the joint.
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: corrugated ss - yes or no ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

Re: corrugated ss - yes or no ?

Some Lowe's and Home Depot stores also carry rolls of CSST gas line for housing use. It is very popular here on the east coast. Most all plumbing supply houses carry it too. The rolls you get are thinner metal than the appliance gas connectors. This allows for good heat transfer also. The drawback ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!
Replies: 30
Views: 1569

Re: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!

The dentures never did feel right, there is an extra tooth on one side that gags me when I talk. So as long as I keep my mouth shut, it's all good. I have the same problem. Same in it not bothering me if I don't talk. I think my wife had that tooth added as pay back for the extra stitches I request...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!
Replies: 30
Views: 1569

Re: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!

apparently the dentistry faculty at the university of alberta needs an award or somesuch. i've had *lots* of work done and have had no serious issues. i have had some spectacular dentists in my day, other than (i shit you not) Dr. Payne when i was a kid...he was like Mitchybourbons guy ^^^. He was ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!
Replies: 30
Views: 1569

Re: Your worst dentist story? Here's mine!

I too dread the dentist. I've had THOUSANDS of work done on my mouth. But every experience always seems a bad one. 3 years ago I had such a bad tooth ache I drug myself into the dentist and begged him to yank out all of them since most of em were rotting out of my face anyway. Mostly just tired of t...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 203613

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Truckinbutch wrote:
T-Pee wrote:If she'll freak over one, might as well go for a couple. :moresarcasm:

tp
Yup . In for the penny , in for the pound .
I could always just leave them on the shelves and ferment in them? Then she'd never know I was using them until the next time we move!

:shh:
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Newb

Welcome Yeast. Drunken Smurf... that post really made me LMAO for a few reasons: 1) most wine is 10.5-12% 2) 460L of wine ... be quit the drunk ;) 3) wine is in no way the same as spirits in terms of legal stuff.. but I like your reasoning Can I come and visit ;) and drink some you supply up ;) J/K...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Newb

I don't see why you are making provisions for a law that doesn't apply. It seems to be kind of a denial that you are breaking the law, or at least the hope that a judge will see things your way when it's sentencing time because of your apparent eagerness to subject yourself to the law in other resp...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 203613

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Not really a mistake...more of an oversight, I gone done filled all my fermentors up with ferments, and neglected to leave one empty to rack to for clearing... Guess I'll have to sneak into the storage room and steal one of the wife's million rubbermaid tubs...she'll lose her mind, but hey....what's...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Bleach
Replies: 33
Views: 5230

Re: Bleach

Hound Dog wrote:Hey RR, did you ever check and see if your pool water damaged the SS?
Fwiw: A while back I had the "joy" of installing a great deal of new heat exchangers for a city swimming pool (chlorinated) All the new exchangers were 100% stainless.
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy All, Need info on new still
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Howdy All, Need info on new still

One thing I don't think most have touched on, you said you want to build a still from a water heater? If your talking about a typical water heater, then you may want to take a step back and start reading the novice area. Water heaters (except for very expensive ones) are made of steel. Some are glas...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb
Replies: 37
Views: 1296

Re: Newb

There is a certain appeal to stillin' and I'm wondering, how most of you envision your stores being used up? Certainly I'll produce much more than I'll ever consume in my lifetime. I use my provinces hobby wine guidelines to determine what I will keep as a maximum stockpile Here in Alberta you can ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first......all grain...with enzymes
Replies: 27
Views: 1293

Re: My first......all grain...with enzymes

Way to go DnS. Now, if I was closer...I'd sample some too and tell you (really) how good it is. :lol: Seriously, I think you did a great job...success! ss Thanks! I'd be happy to get some reviews on the stuff I make from some of you more seasoned veterans. There is definately something to be said f...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first......all grain...with enzymes
Replies: 27
Views: 1293

Re: My first......all grain...with enzymes

Chillin with coastershiner, sampled some of his, he sampled some of mine.

His Apple pie is top notch, him and his soh really enjoyed my samples of rum and my all grain.

Got to see his entire stillin history of still heads. Quite the collection I must say!
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first......all grain...with enzymes
Replies: 27
Views: 1293

Re: My first......all grain...with enzymes

Fed a bit of my first all grain to a friend who is an avid bourbon drinker. He was quite impressed. I'm pretty pleased with the result as well. Let's hope it wasn't beginners luck, and the next two that I have fermenting turn out as good or better. Definately be a really good drink after some aging ...
by Drunk-N-Smurf
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: She's pissed and I slept on the couch
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

Re: She's pissed and I slept on the couch

Rng4 wrote:One night while making love to my wife I called her by my ex-wife's name. If I remember correctly I spent about a week on the couch
Omg I make this mistake all the time!