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by Twisted Brick
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast

Would love to see the FG. Keep the experiments coming. Just finished 0.996 or around that, got about 20L yield, smelt good had a very oily film on top, not sure if it was something in the corn or the angel yeast ( I have some in a UJSSM with bakers yeast and there is a very small amount of oil on t...
by Twisted Brick
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Ky momma shine
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Ky momma shine

Welcome in, Woodworld!

+1 to all above.

I'd start with bread yeast but start sampling whatever beer yeasts perform best at your ambient temp.
by Twisted Brick
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: Hello!

Welcome down the rabbit hole, toy_boy!

Always practice safety and patience.
by Twisted Brick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: My 2" shotgun
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

Re: My 2" shotgun

Nice setup. I love those 3" copper elbows. I just couldn't find a source for that. Thanks. I've been eyeing that long-radius 90 for a couple years and finally pulled the trigger six months ago. Interesting thing happened when I ran it for the first time. My strip run just didn't feel the same as th...
by Twisted Brick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Word of Warning on Thumpers
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Word of Warning on Thumpers

Welcome to the club, SmokyMtn. When I first tested my keg thumper in the backyard I was wary what the neighbors might think but got over it and the clatter soon subsided. Some insulation might help reduce the volume of your 'thumpin' copper kettle drum'.
by Twisted Brick
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How cold to run output condenser?
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: How cold to run output condenser?

There is no 'proper' temp, but like Deplorable says, the rule of thumb is to have the capacity to knock down the vapor your heat source creates. "Colder equals cleaner" is a myth. A well-known Scottish distillery runs their coolant water "warm" (at expense) because they feel it has a positive effect...
by Twisted Brick
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)

I do totally agree with you, but I don't think he shoots his dog, he just takes his dog and his gun with him to go hunting. The dog will be fetching his prey, I guess. Along the banks of the Tay, so I guess he shoots ducks. But I feel like he is very pleased with himself and even thinks that we sho...
by Twisted Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)

Kareltje wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:15 pm

I hesitate to sing the song as I do really doubt if I like the person.
+1

I would be wary of any man who shoots his dog, even if he buys me liquor.
by Twisted Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)

From the Dictionars o the Scots Leid (Scottish National Dictionary) 1700-

It appears the term gaun or gon, literally means to go by the footpath, or in today's slang, to go for it.

Perhaps, according to Jack Steward, being a canny gaun might mean a heads up, or savvy traveler.
by Twisted Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 502
Views: 78779

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Grundefuht wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:25 am
Since I'm new here, let me introduce you my baby
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I had to retouch some parts, but still is still
Picture is pretty much self-explaining, but feel free to ask if interested
Wow, thats a lot of stainless steel! How big is your boiler?
by Twisted Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: My 2" shotgun
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

Re: My 2" shotgun

Keep in mind that it doesn't have to point straight down. Articulate the two 90s so you can raise the output of the shotgun above your collection vessel. As long as it has a downward slope, and the distillate doesn't pool in the end reducer when installed you'll be fine. Like this. 20210516_131321....
by Twisted Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Kentucky
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Hello From Kentucky

Welcome, WattieBsCrick! Great intro and quite the skillset you bring. Help yourself to the many 'show me' threads and pics of what other members are running before you build or buy a pot still. The stills on offer at distilling shops are more about profit than performance. And don't be surprised if ...
by Twisted Brick
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423785

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Deplorable wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:39 pm

Hand milling corn for likker is like splitting your own fire wood. It heats you twice :wink:
Here here! Great job on the mill reno!
by Twisted Brick
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: CCVM still first time build
Replies: 116
Views: 3005

Re: CCVM still first time build

I have a full tool room at work but it's pretty old school, so no CNC, just good old fashioned lathes and mills etc. If I can find suitable materials I'll definitely have a go at making the carriage for the sight glass. I love old school. I've been dreaming of getting another buddy who owns a spinn...
by Twisted Brick
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Road to alcoholism ?
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: Road to alcoholism ?

I didn't start drinking alcohol until college, and have enjoyed it ever since. But as I got older I started to do what you're doing now - questioning what the long term cumulative effects that alcohol might have on my health. So feeling fine, I started taking a quarter off (Jan 1 - Mar 30) from drin...
by Twisted Brick
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: New member

I ordered a dual purpose pro from mile high after watching days worth of still it and Barley & hops on YouTube. While waiting for it to ship I’m still taking in knowledge. Welcome, LLG. Knowledge is good in this hobby. Early on you can't read enough but after awhile everything starts to fall into p...
by Twisted Brick
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: CCVM still first time build
Replies: 116
Views: 3005

Re: CCVM still first time build

Sorry but I'm finding this a little confusing....maybe I'm misunderstanding, why not just make them the way everybody else has been for years. There are plenty of tried and tested methods out there for making easy flanges, or parts are cheap to buy. A 2 inch sight glass costs about $3.50 US A 2 inc...
by Twisted Brick
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Grain mill for corn
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Grain mill for corn

Beautiful job, Deplorable!

Looks like you need to be makin’ that HBB you been talkin’ ‘bout.
by Twisted Brick
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast

Would love to see the FG. Keep the experiments coming.
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from hunter valley.
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Hi from hunter valley.

Welcome Simo82,

Beautiful TIG work. According to my highly trained eye, your keg looks to be 29.875 gal.
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: Reflux packing?
Replies: 15
Views: 330

Re: Reflux packing?

. Nomenclature and terminology aside, you would do well to do some more background reading before proceeding. From the myriad of rookie questions you asked on your other thread, there is a sizeable list of distilling principles and concepts you need to grasp prior to pulling the trigger on a 6” pla...
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Hello from Florida

It's a great time to learn the art (and science) of distilling. Its gonna take some reading, but its worth it.

Welcome aboard.
by Twisted Brick
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: using DWV (drain) pipe in reflux still ??
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: using DWV (drain) pipe in reflux still ??

. All of the shotguns and stills I've made for members have been with Type L 2" pipe. A few months ago I picked up some 2" DWV to see how it was to work with. The pipe is quite a bit lighter/thinner than Type L and the ID noticeably larger (2.041 vs 1.985). Because of this, my ferrules (Brewers Har...
by Twisted Brick
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Hello from Texas

Welcome tyoshu! I think you will find transforming your beer into spirits truly rewarding. Try to review as many member stills as you can before building or buying a still that'll make what you wanna drink. Some of the retail stills available can be short on performance and speed , while others are ...
by Twisted Brick
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New thumper/steam set up
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: New thumper/steam set up

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Nice rig.
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by Twisted Brick
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Noob in SoCal
Replies: 15
Views: 185

Re: Noob in SoCal

Welcome, cmac! Yes, reading is good! The learning curve looks formidable at first, but gets easier as you get after it. It appears the 10.5 Foundry is tall (~29" and narrow (~12") and might be on the lighter side (compared to a keg). You might want to determine if the lid is stout enough to support ...
by Twisted Brick
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Boiling or Vaporizing Botanicals?
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Boiling or Vaporizing Botanicals?

My question is, has anyone tried each of these methods? which do you prefer? and Has any tried both of these methods at the same time? Wow. There are so many methods of infusing/macerating gin botanicals into NGS that there are too many to list. Yes, there are many, many distillers who have done ei...
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I need a nudge in the right direction
Replies: 26
Views: 528

Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

Deplorable wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:25 pm

That's the only place I could find a 2×1/2 inch reducer for my shotgun end.
That's where I get mine. 3 days from online order to delivery to my door.
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 909
Views: 103593

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

Let's see... 3.3 liters of 45% translates to .5L for sipping while manning the smoker and four fifths for the cupboard. Works for me. I'm doing the math in my head - How long does 0,5l @ 90pf last and is it like a 12hr brisket? Lasts longer than it takes to smoke a couple of pork shoulders and a br...
by Twisted Brick
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: On grain ferment yield
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: On grain ferment yield

there's no loss if you throw everything in the still There is one loss: the clean taste of a non-yeast-tainted spirit. I found this out after 18mo's aging on oak. This (and scorching) is why some distillers invest in the extra work involved in clearing. Of course, if one's palette palate does not r...