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by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 424
Views: 62766

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Fantastic, is there anything SS bowls can't do?

Here's a shinier time.

by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 424
Views: 62766

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

My seven year old build isn't as shiny as it once was, but continues to work it's magic at least twice a year. The only change I'd make is a larger boiler. I added a SS ball valve to facilitate easier charging and draining, especially during stripping runs. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hfcbBJKcW...
by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: the C.H.I.L.L.E.R
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: the C.H.I.L.L.E.R

Sorry, responding to a very old post. Haven't logged in for years.

I'm still using the chiller setup. Efficiency wise, It drops the temperature about 10-15 C. It's getting a little corroded though. Low quality SS.

Maxx
by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Cheating on a first time dunder pit
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Cheating on a first time dunder pit

Abandoned this site long ago to the "regular nasties". No comment forthcoming. Found friendlier venues. Sorry.
by Maxximus Flavius
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: $10 Liebig
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: $10 Liebig

Danespirit wrote:Cool..!
You build yourself a 10 $ Grahamcondenser... :thumbup:
Hah, so making it coiled turns it into a Graham. Cool, ya learn something new everyday :D

I should've hit Wikipedia before posting.
by Maxximus Flavius
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: $10 Liebig
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

$10 Liebig

I'm getting ready for an actual flavour spirit (rum) run rather than just a quick strip and rerun through the Boka column. I thought it valuable to watch the decreasing alcohol percentage. I tried this once before and it was a fail due to using the wrong adhesive on the endcaps. Hey, it's all I had....
by Maxximus Flavius
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering

So, I've bounced some more ideas around inside my head, and in my garage. I've decided that I will satisfy two requirements at once. I will be able to charge the carbon with a measured amount of distilled water, and then send the neutral charge through. I've tapped two hose barb nipples into the cap...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Cheating on a first time dunder pit
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Cheating on a first time dunder pit

I forgot to add that both solutions measured at 1.090. No real reason other than a starting point. I suspect that the molasses and mother ferment will be really slow. I'm keeping the fermentation containers at 20 C.
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Cheating on a first time dunder pit
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Re: Cheating on a first time dunder pit

I'll be curious about this one. been thinking about scobies for a while now. My wife only covers the vessel with cheese cloth when she makes her fermented tea. Are you completely sealing your vessel? It's covered with a coffee filter and rubber band. I was told by the donor, that the yeasts need O2.
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Buccaneer Bob's Silver, Gold, and Black Rum Recipe
Replies: 420
Views: 104198

Re: Buccaneer Bob's Silver, Gold, and Black Rum Recipe

I picked up 20 kgs of Fancy Molasses from a food service company in town in anticipation of trying this recipe. But of course I have no dunder. Hearing references to "live" dunder, microbes etc, I'm wondering if one can shortcut this differently on the first time. Would the culture from Kombucha wo...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Cheating on a first time dunder pit
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Cheating on a first time dunder pit

I am anxious to start Buccaneer Bob's rum recipe. Since it will be a first run, I'm missing the dunder to add to the ferment. I could run a small batch, retrieve some backset and go from there, but I'm always up for something new. Besides, failure is never an embarrassment to me. My neighbour fermen...
by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Buccaneer Bob's Silver, Gold, and Black Rum Recipe
Replies: 420
Views: 104198

Re: Buccaneer Bob's Silver, Gold, and Black Rum Recipe

I picked up 20 kgs of Fancy Molasses from a food service company in town in anticipation of trying this recipe. But of course I have no dunder. Hearing references to "live" dunder, microbes etc, I'm wondering if one can shortcut this differently on the first time. Would the culture from Kombucha wor...
by Maxximus Flavius
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Legal moonshine from Alberta, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Legal moonshine from Alberta, Canada

I'm guessing from a marketing perspective, if people don't have high expectations it's easy to sell them swill
by Maxximus Flavius
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Legal moonshine from Alberta, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Legal moonshine from Alberta, Canada

I had a chance yesterday to take a whiff of what was reported to be moonshine from a legal distillery. It came in a Mason jar with a simple paper label. It smelled exactly like the stripped run of my Birdwatchers wash. I didn't sample. It's supposed to be 50% ABV and kinda harsh. No doubt!
by Maxximus Flavius
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

I couldn't find any issues with current photo permissions. I opened an incognito tab and all the images displayed. Hmmm... I learned some new stuff this morning. The vegetable steamer enclosure has a huge effect on the burner function. I opened up the leaves and did a duplicate test with all the sam...
by Maxximus Flavius
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

was can flattened to give same flat surface area for burner as upright can? The sideways can wasn't flattened. I was surprised that it heated slower than the upright one. My gut told me otherwise. I will re-run swapping burners. Not sure if that will make a difference as both exhausted their fuel a...
by Maxximus Flavius
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

I had a moderately interesting afternoon in my garage laboratory. Following are the results of "one" experiment with a vertical vs horizontal boiler. This will be duplicated at least one more time, or more, until I get bored. The particulars: Air temperature: 30 C Atmospheric pressure: 102.0 kPa Hum...
by Maxximus Flavius
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

Max, it looks like a fun experiment. Not really something that people need to get so worked up about trashing other over. Right or wrong it is something cool to think about and it looks like your can experiment will have the best chance at showing a real world result. Remembering this is a hobby an...
by Maxximus Flavius
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

Experiment is not accurate unless you scale everything including the hole in the top and the charge. Half filling a boiler would not make it practical and if it has a influence on the results. Well you know where I'm going I'm not sure I understand what you''re suggesting. I went back and re-read t...
by Maxximus Flavius
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

One small change. I splurged for another stove bolt, so now both burners are the same. Can you find the new one? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5UkiUfRAQVc/Venl1d_tOCI/AAAAAAAAA3Y/_zXNOub_knc/s800-Ic42/IMG_2688.JPG any predictions on which one will boil first? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-...
by Maxximus Flavius
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

The burners are complete. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G-309GnjEjs/VenOVJfJdFI/AAAAAAAAA2s/QZdF1FvNMOg/s800-Ic42/IMG_2684.JPG As are the boilers/kegs. I had to store the excess tomato juice in Mason jars. Happened to have a few on hand. The vent hole is 1.25" if anyone cares. https://lh3.googl...
by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

Re: Now turn those keg boilers 90 degrees please!

Awesome Maxximus. Love these types of experiments, hate theory!!!. what sort of background do you have if you don't mind me asking?, scientist?, mad hatter?. Good luck. I barely made it out of high school because of interest in girls, cars and airplanes. College was never going to happen and didn't...
by Maxximus Flavius
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: I'm running a garage experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 2896

I'm running a garage experiment.

I've mentioned before I hate blanket statements about ideas/science being settled. I'm old, but not old enough to remember when the best minds of the day stated that the sun revolved around the earth. So at great cost and time I'm running a garage experiment. I located two SS water bottles that I wi...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering

You should read this (link to a pdf below) before designing a filter. With a better understanding of how spirit filtering works, I think you will likely approach this design a bit differently. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://homedistiller.org/activated_book1.pdf&ved=0CB8...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering

...If you placed your sink strainer so that it dipped down into the mason jar, instead of standing proud above the jar, you wouldn't have that lip around the edge of the strainer to retain some of your product, to get spilled/wasted when you disassembled your contraption after using it for filterin...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

JJACF - Jar to Jar Activated Carbon Filtering

I've been lucky and seem to make a fine, clean neutral. It always comes off the 2" Bokakob at 95.5%. I never get too greedy and probably discard more than needed. But after reading the labels in the liquor store about triple/quadruple... etc distilled and charcoal filtered, I was wondering if I coul...
by Maxximus Flavius
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who Rides a Scoot besides me
Replies: 56
Views: 1660

Re: Who Rides a Scoot besides me

Suzuki SV650. Maybe a "chicks" bike, but it's mine and still will go zero to death in 32 nanoseconds. Sitting in the background of a current neutral run I'm doing on my day off.
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by Maxximus Flavius
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: A lazy way to charge my still
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

Re: A lazy way to charge my still

I had the opportunity to use the latest addition to my setup today. I stripped 74 liters of Birdwatchers in 5 batches. I originally was going to disconnect the bucket after draining the backset to discard properly. It was easier to leave it connected and just pour into another bucket. Without workin...
by Maxximus Flavius
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: A lazy way to charge my still
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

Re: A lazy way to charge my still

The stainless guard snaps over the edge of the burner and extends in about four inches under the pot. It should block any direct flame from the valve while working at full throttle. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2OYjWASQ-y0/VdJcMYdIk5I/AAAAAAAAjRA/uXA58CHLWVI/s800-Ic42/IMG_2653.JPG And the setu...
by Maxximus Flavius
Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: A lazy way to charge my still
Replies: 16
Views: 2215

Re: A lazy way to charge my still

That's a neat way to drain the still. But where's the info for "a lazy way to charge my still" :lol: Umm, sorry if I was obtuse. You lift the vessel with the wash higher than the pot and let it drain... er charge :wink: So, that vinyl hose is used to FILL the boiler? I hope its not low wines, 'cuz ...