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by Ricky
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Outdoor Oven
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Re: Outdoor Oven

butch check this sight out! http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/
by Ricky
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Outdoor Oven
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

Re: Outdoor Oven

i have to remember to use this forum for more than drink! i am thinking about building me something in the yard to cook on and havent got it figured out yet. how well does the hornito hold its heat? can you cook like a roast or something that takes a while? if the temp falls i guess you just put the...
by Ricky
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Why is this so?
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Why is this so?

you checking your sg closely? if the ferment is not done to the same sg the temps will show it. your final quantitys should differ also. less distilite means lower alcohol content in wash means higher temps at column. sounds like with 95% the still is right. check the ferment and also check your the...
by Ricky
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Dos and don't
Replies: 55
Views: 3749

Re: Dos and don't

i know it has been said but i will say it again. DON'T BE GREEDY! almost everybody that you read about in the news was selling. there greed for the money was their major down fall. the name is "HOME DISTILLER". NOT "LETS MAKE A BUCK'!
by Ricky
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Drawing up a Double Boiler
Replies: 57
Views: 7166

Re: Drawing up a Double Boiler

i know the size is off but i can mash very easily with a keg in a 33gal barrel using water. very cheap and effective. you could use a 55gal still drum and make a 30?gal tank to go in it. might not be real pretty but it will work. i can cook my corn to porridge with no problems.
by Ricky
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cookin old style
Replies: 79
Views: 3473

Re: cookin old style

after further research i must apologize about the 3qts an hour. i cannot find any proof to back up my statement and i obviously screwed up! Well I finally finished my first pot still. Its a 15 gal still made from a hot water heater and an old moonshiners advice that after taking one look I dubbed it...
by Ricky
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cookin old style
Replies: 79
Views: 3473

Re: cookin old style

punkin i thank you for answering that question. i couldnt recall off the top of my head if it had been done. i know i have but not with anything that resembled a pot still. if more people chime in like that i will humbly bow my head in apology. you have to admit though that it isnt done very much. a...
by Ricky
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: cookin old style
Replies: 79
Views: 3473

Re: cookin old style

i call b*ll sh#t! he may be cooking with this this think but the photos are fake. lighting isnt right and the shadows arent right. i smell something. who else in here can get 3qts an hour at 160 proof?
by Ricky
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Setting the standard
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: Setting the standard

well i guess i better voice my opinion on this subject. first of all by not deleting everything that you dont agree with brings about a discussion that usually results in proof that the idea is bad. therefore a leason is learned. as for the people on this forum i dont think you could find a better m...
by Ricky
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: making whisky and rum in 8 months?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: making whisky and rum in 8 months?

sounds to me like you only want to do this because you will be somewhere that it is legal to do. this is not something like learning to ride a bike that you can learn to do well in a short time. i am not encouraging you to do something illegal either but if i was in your shoes i would enjoy my trip ...
by Ricky
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: chicken coops
Replies: 24
Views: 2209

Re: chicken coops

mine is 10x12 with a tin roof over the hole thing. got a devider in the middle to seperate my layers from my bantums. used a nest box from a commercial farm and used mostly recycledor seconds lumber for the build. including the new wire and nails i got about $100. an electric fence about 4" off the ...
by Ricky
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: no hydorometer-whats the best way to tell when ferments done
Replies: 19
Views: 1471

Re: no hydorometer-whats the best way to tell when ferments done

hate to bring an old post back up but the fresh egg will float better than an older egg. so im tole. aint no store bought eggs fresh though!
by Ricky
Thu May 01, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gardening Anyone?
Replies: 59
Views: 4329

Re: Gardening Anyone?

why dont yall plant some food? i got peas,butterbeans,and corn up. just planted the okra yeasterday. onions got planted late. will be frying tomatoes on a coupla weeks. gonna transplant some homeplace garlic this weekend. yall can have the spices for now. i will get the wife on these when the greenh...
by Ricky
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New Pot Still - Questions and comments....
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: New Pot Still - Questions and comments....

if you are not using packing it doesnt look like that rig should produce 80 to 90 percent. it might but i think you should check your alcometer or the temps of the spirit. on the other hand if it taste good keep it up.
by Ricky
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Centimeter's Pot Still Design
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Centimeter's Pot Still Design

distill on the grains with a double boiler helps a lot with puking. i have absolutely no column and puking is not a problem.
by Ricky
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Refurbishing oak barrels?
Replies: 16
Views: 6041

Re: Refurbishing oak barrels?

if you decide to try this yourself here are a few tips. number the staves and orient what is the top. make sure to make a mark on the head and corasponding stave to make sure the heads go back on the right way( this is where i messed up)! after you take it apart a wire brush on a bench grinder will ...
by Ricky
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats yalls take on this contraption?
Replies: 23
Views: 2491

how much $?
by Ricky
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Building a double boiler for a keg...
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

i use a 33gal barrel to sit my keg in. works like a charm. no scortching and the water evaporates at about the same amount as the distillate collected so i dont worry about the keg floating. i do use propane though.
by Ricky
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: strip distilling question
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

whats the end result gonna be? vodka, pack it;whiskey,dont pack it.
by Ricky
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still Learning
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

punkin,take that keg and put it in a 33gal drum that is cut off to the same height as the keg. this will make a nice double boiler with about an inch to spare along the edges. take a half gallon of the grain from the mash and add to the boiler. then do your run. check out that flavor my friend.
by Ricky
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Dixie's pot still... almost the final revision.
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

you dont need no stinking thermo! :P it looks like my buddys dairy stuff! never seen so much stainless in such a small space! i think it should make a most flavorful drink though. :wink: send me a sample and i will let everyone know how good it is! :lol:
by Ricky
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Mini Fridge Fermenter Womb
Replies: 27
Views: 3188

ferments need to be about 70 deg give or take. how is a fridge going to do this?
by Ricky
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: My pot with worm condenser..... as usual feedback welcome
Replies: 24
Views: 7140

what thm said. i used to have steam come out the bucket when i run a worm but the distillate was nice and cool. i run a liebig right now but as soon as i find a bargain on some 5/8 line i will have another worm!
by Ricky
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Pictures of your spirits!
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

make your own whiskey and bottle too. i like it.
by Ricky
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Dumb novice confusion!
Replies: 18
Views: 2222

tails is sorta like wet newspaper to me.
by Ricky
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Whisky School
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

pint be careful. bon fires malting camping and eating along with a sip is right up my alley. always wanted to go to kentucky anyway. i love the smokies and been looking into a trip to the blue ridge. we might have to work on this. got a truck camper that that works great for most my trips. a 110 cor...
by Ricky
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Dumb novice confusion!
Replies: 18
Views: 2222

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OK do this start still run off in small jars (keep in order)until no taste (Centers-Middles) then run in bigger jar until taste smell starts again then run in small jars again "again keep in order" let these set with p...
by Ricky
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Whisky School
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

i'd like a school in kentucky. i dont have a passport. reckon i could sneak across state line? :wink:
by Ricky
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper?
Replies: 613
Views: 206376

what do you guys think of using a thumper on a double boiler rig? will there be enough heat? mine without a thumper seems to want to shut down at the end of a run.
by Ricky
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: When do you visit the homedistiller forums?
Replies: 14
Views: 1676

Its usually brought to my attention by "are you going to spend all night on that thing"
Ditto!
i usually get on here when my wife is watching a show i dont like. which is quite often. i might not say much but i try to read up daily. never know when you may learn something.