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by BoisBlancBoy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 610
Views: 69158

Re: rifles

Here’s my custom built .223 for FTR competition shooting. Used to be a stock Remington .204 VSSF 2. Had the action blueprinted, the bolt timed and firing pin hole bushed, KTS stock from Kelblys, Pac Nor barrel, Sightron 8x32 scope, Timney trigger That is pretty cool 8) Thank you. I’m very happy wit...
by BoisBlancBoy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 610
Views: 69158

Re: rifles

Here’s my custom built .223 for FTR competition shooting. Used to be a stock Remington .204 VSSF 2.

Had the action blueprinted, the bolt timed and firing pin hole bushed, KTS stock from Kelblys, Pac Nor barrel, Sightron 8x32 scope, Timney trigger
by BoisBlancBoy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot Still Collection Rate
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Pot Still Collection Rate

For a spirit run of 30% ABV on a 2” column pot with a 2200W electric boiler, I set the power to where I am just getting the unfaltering pencil-lead stream. If I backed the power off even slightly I’d be back to getting drips. I collect great product this way at about 1.5 litres per hour This is exa...
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4356
Views: 763931

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Hello everyone. I'm on my 5th or 6th gen now and no problems so far. Great recipe thxs for all the good information. Just one thing tho on my 1st gen it fermented down to .990 and now everyone since stops at 1.000 so there not stalling. But I did try something on the last one. I made up the sour ma...
by BoisBlancBoy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: 180l UJSSM
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: 180l UJSSM

This is ballpark but for a pot still you will have about a 1/3 hearts. Of course there are many variables that can change this.

A column of any sort will drastically increase your hearts yield as it compresses the heads fraction but this also results in a different type of spirit.
by BoisBlancBoy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Question regarding taste
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Question regarding taste

Really hard to say as there isn’t enough information. Recipe used, ABV of aging spirit, how it was blended, water used for dilution etc etc etc?
by BoisBlancBoy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Straightening boiler port
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Straightening boiler port

The top center of a keg has different thicknesses, when I welded my 4” ferrule to the top leveling it and getting a good weld was a Pita. If it’s not far off you might try leveling the column by wedges under the keg to get the column vertical. That’s my plan. The original port was that way so I hav...
by BoisBlancBoy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Straightening boiler port
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Straightening boiler port

Smeg wrote:
BoisBlancBoy wrote:
What do you think about clamping my 3” column to it and applying some pressure?
Exactly what i did, works well and the keg doesn't take much pressure to bend slightly.

You have a stainless or copper column?

Apply any heat to the keg at all?
by BoisBlancBoy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Whiskey run
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: First Whiskey run

Hello there. First off you have some reading to do. All your questions are pretty basic stuff which there is a section here that will answer all of it. But with that said you should try to focus on one part at a time. 1. All depends on how fast you run your still. 2. You need to add water to keep yo...
by BoisBlancBoy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Straightening boiler port
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Straightening boiler port

I’ll report back with more details on it. I left it at my garage which is down the road and haven’t looked at it that close yet. I just know it’s not straight.

What do you think about clamping my 3” column to it and applying some pressure?
by BoisBlancBoy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Straightening boiler port
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Straightening boiler port

Alright guys now I have a lot of experience working with steel but not that much stainless. I just had a new 3” long ferrule welded in the top of my keg to replace the original 2” sankey. Well from the heat applied the new ferrule is anything but level so when I attack my column it’s going to look a...
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Plan for 18yo whiskey
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: Plan for 18yo whiskey

You don't have to put the whiskey in a barrel, you can put the barrel in the whiskey. There is plenty of discussion on this topic to be found on the site. Barrel staves come up for sale now and again, but I prefer toasting and charring dominoes cut from a weathered oak round I got from my firewood ...
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Dry Mouth
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Dry Mouth

Is this happening with a new run of neutral or has this always been the case?

What ABV are you drinking it at?
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Plan for 18yo whiskey
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: Plan for 18yo whiskey

NzDamo wrote:realising you’ve checked too much when it runs dry

This is a real problem!
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5122
Views: 345350

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Finally got around to making some SPD! Quart jars packed with frozen strawberry’s topped off with some 70% ABV neutral. It always looks nice as it deepens to a deeper red color.
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by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Plan for 18yo whiskey
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: Plan for 18yo whiskey

Congrats on the little one! Here’s to a healthy Momma and Baby during the whole pregnancy! I agree on the fact that you would want to pull the spirit from the cask when it reaches your liking and then seal it in glass. I think your plan is a cool idea and hope your little one can appreciate it when ...
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Southeast USA
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Greetings from the Southeast USA

Welcome! Sounds like you have you some knowledge already which is a good start. But definitely do some research and reading to make sure your doing things safely!

Hope to hear about your set up and your drinks.
by BoisBlancBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb from Cape Town ZA
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Newb from Cape Town ZA

Hello and welcome!

Yes with a 7l still you going to need to go very slow 1-2 drips per second. Even a full charge of 40% low wines isn’t going to result in a whole lot of usable product. But with that said if you take your time and exercise patients you will do just fine.
by BoisBlancBoy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What size Mason jars are best / most useful?
Replies: 44
Views: 3671

Re: What size Mason jars are best / most useful?

All great information was given here. Smaller the better while starting out. 1/2 pints and up will treat you well.

What size still/boiler are you planning on running?
by BoisBlancBoy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 1-Year Member Today. What A Journey!
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: 1-Year Member Today. What A Journey!

Happy Home Distiller Anniversay!

I’d say you’ve had a good impact and a valued member of the site!

From the time I first joined I feel the overall particpation is down a little, less active members. I think it’s an over looked importance to welcome new members to get them involved.
by BoisBlancBoy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: First rum in years!
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: First rum in years!

Spirit run watching the funeral :( I'll be making cuts and filling the barrel on Friday. I was thinking that since this is going into a barrel that I should absolutely go into the tails, and maybe add some late heads? I would definitely say go deep into the tails and taste test the jars. As for hea...
by BoisBlancBoy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: So my feed store thinks I'm crazy...couple questions?
Replies: 21
Views: 6723

Re: So my feed store thinks I'm crazy...couple questions?

OMG bringing back to life a 12 year old thread. This MUST be a record. That means the person is doing searches and a lot of reading. Good on ya Honest Liberty. :clap: :clap: :clap: 100% Glad you said that Larry. Seems like a lot of times people get hell for reviving old threads. If it’s on topic ke...
by BoisBlancBoy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How The 'World's First Molecular Whiskey' Gets Made
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: How The 'World's First Molecular Whiskey' Gets Made

That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

@ydo let us know what you think of it.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How The 'World's First Molecular Whiskey' Gets Made
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: How The 'World's First Molecular Whiskey' Gets Made

Unless it’s something temporary the YouTube link isn’t working. It goes to YouTube but says something went wrong.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: New member

I think you should start a new thread. You’ll get more feedback also posting it in the correct spot. “My First” is a good place to start.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Alaskan earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Alaskan earthquake

Time to stay put HDNB.....
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Alaskan earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Alaskan earthquake

Do we have anyone here that’s from Alaska that was affected by the recent earthquake? Or any family members and friends? Hoping everyone is ok! Knowing how Alaska can be and having some friends and family of my own that are way north of the affected area it can take a lot of time to hear from them.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: New member

Welcome! Sounds like you have a good knowledge base already!

The turbo yeast idea, well yeah it’s a bad one hahaha.

I’d be interested in seeing some pictures of your setup and hearing about your process. Everyone has their “things” they do differently which makes this hobby interesting.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First Post
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: First Post

Welcome! Make sure to browse around and do some reading. All the answers to your basic questions can be found here but feel free to jump into some conversations also.
by BoisBlancBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM Full Reflux
Replies: 1
Views: 842

CCVM Full Reflux

So most of the CCVM builds I notice people have a made a stainless gas line coil. I’m using a 2”x8” double wound copper coil.

When you are in full reflux mode how far is the bottom of your coil below the take off port?