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by Yummyrum
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Damn! My barrel's too big!
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Damn! My barrel's too big!

n_plains_drifter wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:38 am
For perspective, that is a 75 liter pot. I've got to believe my barrel is about 40 l, don't you think?
If thats a 75l BOP , I be placing bets it closer to a 100l barrel .
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 234
Views: 41354

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Put down another batch . For the visual types , heres the sprinkle of yeast .
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by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Pot still or column still in pot mode, which is faster?
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Pot still or column still in pot mode, which is faster?

Foolproof , l’m going to say there will be no real difference. 5500w is a fare amount of heat . Enough to overcome any significant passive reflux that might occur . Wrap it in a blanket and it will be the same .
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I Want To Build A Still
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: I Want To Build A Still

Sorry yes the pubs have to pay a refundable deposit here too , but its only an incentive to return the keg , its not ownership .
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I Want To Build A Still
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: I Want To Build A Still

Certainly around here , the pubs don’t own the kegs . The brewery's do .
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 18
Views: 198

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

1. Startup time is fast. Fast enough that shutting down and coming back to finish later is practical. Not so with a big boiler. You're pretty committed to that 12 hour session after heat up of 29.9 gallons. Thats been the main draw card for me . I'm not so sure about a continuous still being more e...
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.

Its all well and good to have a spare bottle , but as I found one day , its better to have them full . :oops:
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by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Why is it huffing at me!?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Why is it huffing at me!?

Is there still a space between the bottom of the coil and the top slant plate ? Wondering if the new coil is a bit longer than the old one . Also wondering if its more efficient . Have you tried reducing the coolant flow ? Thats the huffing fix for a Liebig .( although its not your liebig thats huff...
by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: First Rum Spirit Run!
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: First Rum Spirit Run!

Yes indeed , a lot of the Rum flavour is in the heads and don’t be afraid to dig into them . Not everyone gets headache from heads . I know I don’t . Flavour wise , you are better going with heads rather than Rum tails . Tails never gets better and from my experience and samples of others that have ...
by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: An observation
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: An observation

I don’t drink it much nower days but about year ago , I was nosing a drink of Jack Daniels and it had a predominant Propan-1ol smell to it .That destintintive strong tails smell that lingers in a packed column after a run . Was curious about this so fond a different bottle of Jack and it was there a...
by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2156
Views: 553445

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

NormandieStill wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:34 am
Gonna have to build that column and reflux condenser!
That will be a game changer for you . Better quality and more of it per run . But be prepared for long distilling sessions .
by Yummyrum
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First rum
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: First rum

Good luck . Be aware that the most important thing in making a good Rum is time in an oak cask . Nothing will taste remotely like Rum straight off the still . It needs at a minimum a year .
by Yummyrum
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Copper Porn
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Copper Porn

Nice tiramisu :thumbup: .. love that stuff
by Yummyrum
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Gravity Sucks - Outdoor Rain Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Gravity Sucks - Outdoor Rain Barrel

Gravity feed is perfect if you are using a CM still .
by Yummyrum
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Condensation flow in packing
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: Condensation flow in packing

I use SS scrubbers . I tease them out and then I ram them in with a stick as hard as I can . The stick always feels like it has a bit of bounce . This is because the packing doesn’t compress flat but always has spring and space . I have never experienced over packing problems . I have a 2” 1 Metre l...
by Yummyrum
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Stilling Hardware (condensers, flanges, controllers)
Topic: Heat and Controller question
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Heat and Controller question

Autorotate44 I believe you do have the concepts right in your head , IE you understand that you can heat the boiler up to with full power and then when its close to boil you switch to a lower power . I also think you have understood correctly that the stove top cycling is not a good thing and have r...
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Best practicies for grass mowing
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Best practicies for grass mowing

I got 5 acre block . The house yard is about 1 acre of that and I do it on a ride on . The rest is paddock . I can do those with the Ride on but it literally takes me several day . But once that grass gets over a 2’ high , forget it .I then have to pay someone to come and slash it . I have basically...
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Function of a surge breaker
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Function of a surge breaker

It vents the PC output to the atmosphere. There will be small movements of air in and out of the end of the PC . If you have a married parrot , you must use one otherwise the alc meter will bounce around in the parrot as the air movement sucks and blows on the liquid in the parrot . You do not need ...
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Quality of Ethanol
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Quality of Ethanol

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 am
For what its worth , Im the opposite to Yummy ...tasting cuts tell me little , it smell all the way for me.........choose what suits you , you will only get better at it with practice.
That works for you Salty and I’ve never tasted anything from your shed that I didn’t like . :thumbup:
by Yummyrum
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Another hard lesson - Temp would not drop to pitch yeast
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: Another hard lesson - Temp would not drop to pitch yeast

But I could not get the temps to drop as a reasonable rate even with the lid off. Good post WOWU2 :thumbup: Although I’m a total AG beginner , I’ve been there and understand the frustration of “ Cool you bastard , Cool” ... especially when life demands other things of you . The very mechanism that ...
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Wine Maker to Distiller Maybe?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Wine Maker to Distiller Maybe?

A pic of the still you have can help us point you in the right direction . For example , if you have a reflux still , no use saying you should look at making brandy .

By the way , what kind of spirits do interest you ?
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon
Replies: 45
Views: 697

Re: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon

Yes heads have always got a bad rap and the mention of keeping them is synonymous with inciting a riot. How ever more and more distillers will admit to adding more heads as time has gone by simply because without them , the spirit lacks flavour and character . Now sure there are guys that have bad r...
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Quality of Ethanol
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Quality of Ethanol

My sense of smell isn’t as accurate as my sense of taste so I hardly use it and rely on taste
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Yes you must always dilute down a sample when you taste it . High strength burns your taste buds and renders them useless to make an accurate decision .
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon
Replies: 45
Views: 697

Re: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon

as I did in my first run, and then pulled off the foreshots and heads at a high abv (~94%). Once I felt like I was past the heads I reduced the defleg driving the ABV down So effectively all that is left is clean hearts and tails . Its kinda the reverse of how the commercial Bourbons and Rums ( in ...
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Quality of Ethanol
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Quality of Ethanol

https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 6#p7571655

It will cause you more confusion .Just make cuts based on taste and you will be pretty sure your ethanol is clean
by Yummyrum
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: do these work?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: do these work?

Um ... its a cross flow condenser . Perfect for a VM where limited height is a problem .

Would also work on top of Slant plate Boka .
by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Mud pie cookie recipe...
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Mud pie cookie recipe...

Waste not want not goinbroke :thumbup:

Hope it turns out OK . All that butter , at least it shouldn’t puke :ebiggrin:
by Yummyrum
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi Everybody!
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Hi Everybody!

Alembic is the "Fancy Marketing" word that still spirits use for a pot still head........you can make one for 1/4 the price. Thats a sad but true fact Salty . and marketing sells . ... but really , that big copper dome won’t make any improvement to your booze that a copper liebig you could attach t...
by Yummyrum
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Help - why does my NS taste like fire-water?
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Help - why does my NS taste like fire-water?

Neutral Spirit Geoff
by Yummyrum
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Just completed first still!
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Just completed first still!

Twisted Brick wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:08 am
PS: If you can find a photo editor on your computer's OS, you can rotate your images to a vertical orientation, which will make it easier for all to appreciate your hard work.
Fixed for him this time

Solid build jp :thumbup: