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by LWTCS
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Steam stripping build
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Steam stripping build

The 1/2" steam feed is fine.

Shady is right for sure that your lid is going to want to blow off without an adequate way to seal. It'll be a pita.

I think you should use a minimally molested keg as your steam generator.
by LWTCS
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: reflux - continuous operation still
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: reflux - continuous operation still

I feel like your current iteration will be sending quite a bit of alcohol down the drain. Or, you will need so much more power to ensure that all of your alcohol flashes in a timely manner. Using your beer as cooling medium for knocking down your alcoholic vapor will help save on power requirements....
by LWTCS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: reflux - continuous operation still
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: reflux - continuous operation still

Hi all, So I have read some fundamentals, and looked at several designs. What my goal really is, is to make a continuous run reflux type system. That is, heating the wash, using an upper secondary part to partially cool and condense contaminates, and a final condenser. My first thoughts are using a...
by LWTCS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 419
Views: 60227

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. Hard to believe 2" of reserve water would be enough but I understand a little better now. Should the top be sealed off completely because it's loose as a goose Ah right. Yes the top must be secured enough to hold pressure. 2" of water is plenty, as steam ...
by LWTCS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 419
Views: 60227

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

@ LWTCS, Thanks for the insight. I'm not up to par with all the ins and outs of this type setup so excuse me if I'm not on the same page. I threw this together because of the 40+ lbs of slop at the bottom of a ferment. I took my grain down to a good cornmeal consistency and there was no way I was t...
by LWTCS
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 419
Views: 60227

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

My Redneck Bane Marie setup. Man I miss running. F42FBA9B-49CD-49C8-8F24-024255FA5BA9.jpeg3EB3FCDD-EAB0-432B-BDCD-0223DD0626EB.jpeg Liquid level looks awfully deep for optimal heat up. Do you have a way to purge the air out of your jacket space during heat up? It doesn't look like you have much (if...
by LWTCS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: High test molasses
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: High test molasses

Sounds like panela with a much higher moisture content.
by LWTCS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: presenting myself in the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: presenting myself in the forum

Hello and welcome.
Please be aware that you can discuss your barrel.
However, there is a size limitation on discussing still sizes here unless you are a licensed, distilled spirits permit holder.

Please see Rule 10 here: https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... =35&t=5090

Enjoy
by LWTCS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can I be milling too fine?
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Can I be milling too fine?

It's a trade off. A more coarse grind is easier to strain or lauter but will give poorer conversion efficiency. A finer grind will be almost impossible to strain or lauter but will be much more efficient. Also, rye is a sticky grain and may benefit from using some SebFlo enzyme to break down the gl...
by LWTCS
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Ga, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Hello From Ga, USA

Welcome Miss Grace.
by LWTCS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Wood fired steam boiler?
Replies: 103
Views: 8203

Re: Wood fired steam boiler?

Shady your modeling skills are coming along fantastically :lol: The thing is PP, unless you/they/we are doing live steam injection, those systems Shady illustrated are not the most efficient modality for delivering heat when using an open flame. The open flame is. Adding extra steps simply prolongs ...
by LWTCS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: looking for a whiskey helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: looking for a whiskey helmet

There's a company in New Hampshire that spins copper. Dunno how big they can go?
by LWTCS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Feints run, smells different
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Feints run, smells different

There isn't much good alcohol in heads. I usually just toss them and keep tails. Ya can squeeze some good stuff out with a column. Now i am confused. Ive been reading and posting and all roads point to saving heads tails and discard the fores. Then when Ive got enough feints dilute to 40abv and do ...
by LWTCS
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 419
Views: 60227

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

She looks like a mail box.

The mailman
The mail carrier
The postmaster
The postmaster general
The daily post
by LWTCS
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.
Replies: 29
Views: 573

Re: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.

Prairiepiss wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:40 pm
LWTCS wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:35 pm
Welcome back Pp.
You're up to speed.
Just getting familiar with some new members is all you're lacking.
I was just thinking I needed to call you. But I no longer got your number.
Yain't the law or nuthin is ya?
by LWTCS
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.
Replies: 29
Views: 573

Re: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.

Welcome back Pp.
You're up to speed.
Just getting familiar with some new members is all you're lacking.
by LWTCS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Just daydreaming ... for now
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Just daydreaming ... for now

Yep.
This hobby can be as basic or as complex as your desire will dictate.
The most desirable spirits on the planet have been rendered on a humble pot still.
by LWTCS
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: New steam rig and manometer test
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: New steam rig and manometer test

Can you make a protective sleeve with a peice of copper tubing?
Using a grinder to cut a slot down the length of the tube to make a viewing window,,,,if you see my meaning?

Also, that's a nice looking outfit.
by LWTCS
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is there a difference between soaking a spirit in a fruit vs placing it in a column for infusion?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Is there a difference between soaking a spirit in a fruit vs placing it in a column for infusion?

This from grim: "Fruit is funny. Some extracts nicely, some doesn’t. Depends on the volatiles and non-volatiles, and how important the non-volatiles are to identify the flavor, will determine if it works or not. Most berries I’ve tried, don’t work with extraction. The initial macerations were nice, ...
by LWTCS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Kveik choice for rum
Replies: 73
Views: 4070

Re: Kveik choice for rum

nerdybrewer wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:31 pm
And this is better than bread yeast yes?

I mean, I have some real nice rum that I made with bread yeast.

Why is it better?

Jonny VerPlanck reckons it is not any kind of holy grail.
by LWTCS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Kveik choice for rum
Replies: 73
Views: 4070

Re: Kveik choice for rum

A month to finish? Oy.
Daily temps at what?
by LWTCS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Balcones Single Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Balcones Single Malt

jonnys_spirit wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:18 am
I picked up a bottle of St Georges Lot 19 Single Malt for the cabinet recently and it wasn’t cheap. I was underwhelmed? We’re spoiled!

Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Jonny
Have you tried the Baller yet?

Sort of a thin mouth feel but the complexity is very nice. I like it.
by LWTCS
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Strip Run - Spirit Run
Replies: 29
Views: 861

Re: Strip Run - Spirit Run

Temps will be what they will be. You can't control/manage temps. The only control you'll have is weather or not you decide to look at your thermometer,,,,or how much heat input you feed into your kettle charge. You are much better off using your heat input to maintain the size/diameter of your disti...
by LWTCS
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Kveik choice for rum
Replies: 73
Views: 4070

Re: Kveik choice for rum

So,,,a holy grail, or another "sku" among rhum/rum lovers collection? Or simply an exercise in eliminating a variable on the way to one's personal holy grail?
by LWTCS
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Not a new guy but......
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Not a new guy but......

Pa!!
Get your outfit up and running?
by LWTCS
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member Thanks for allowing me to join
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: New Member Thanks for allowing me to join

Welcome Charlie,
Don't answer,,,,but until you have your DSP, I'd craft craft your questions carefully since you have fully identified yourself.
by LWTCS
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: First Time Running Steam Stripper
Replies: 44
Views: 1200

Re: First Time Running Steam Stripper

.5 bar should be the max
by LWTCS
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello! I'm a new girl from Colorado
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Hello! I'm a new girl from Colorado

Welcome.
Have you acquired any equipment yet?
What's on the short list of what you'd like to focus on spirit wise?
by LWTCS
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Former production distiller getting into home distilling
Replies: 17
Views: 773

Re: Former production distiller getting into home distilling

Nice.
Hope you get to produce what cures your ailments.
by LWTCS
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Hail The Mighty Thumper
Replies: 69
Views: 2318

Re: Hail The Mighty Thumper

I think you should make a dynamic run speed calculator and donate it to the community.
You will be the hero of heroes.

Needs:
Volume / ABV / heat input = Run time