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by White_Lightning_Rod
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" Flute?
Replies: 50
Views: 3533

Re: 2" Flute?

Ive never pushed to see how quickly I could do a complete run, never felt the need to really. Looking at my notes all the runs that have been more than 4 hours have been 4 plates along with a 24" packed section runs. Running just plates my notes indicate closer to 3.5 hours total with the first hour...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2" Flute?
Replies: 50
Views: 3533

Re: 2" Flute?

2" is doable with perf plates and will work fine. Ive been running a 2' flute for a few months now with no known problems, speed is good, flavor is good, abv is good. Im running 4 plates and usually pull around 90-92% at the begginnig of hearts and drops to about 80% before the tails hit and the hyd...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: still porn
Replies: 194
Views: 29922

Re: still porn

It is fun, tho mine is slightly diffrent I fabricated copper perf plates instead of the bubble caps, but otherwise the same.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: still porn
Replies: 194
Views: 29922

Re: still porn

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Sorry forgot to attach the pic. Here Im just running the 4 plate section with unpacked sections below it for collection height convince.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: still porn
Replies: 194
Views: 29922

Re: still porn

Well-being modular also known as ever-changing I have upped to a 4 plate section so now I can run as a packed CM with either marbles or SPP as 12, 20, 32, 40, or 52" sections plus anywhere from 0 to 4 plates below the same packed section lenghts within the limits of my ceiling height.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Goofy things I do
Replies: 398
Views: 25446

Re: Goofy things I do

Elbows do not create a liquid trap, the plate would constantly drain and would never load.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Goofy things I do
Replies: 398
Views: 25446

Re: Goofy things I do

To explain the drawing a little better going from the top down you have your downcomer tube, a short section of tube that is larger than the diameter of the downcomer, the bold line is a round piece soldered to the bottom of the larger tube that creates the bottom of the cup, if you use 3/4 for the ...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 26, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Goofy things I do
Replies: 398
Views: 25446

Re: Goofy things I do

Cranky what size are you using for your downcomers 1/2" I have a 2 1/2" OD glass flute section that I made perf plates for. I used 1/2" for the downcomers, I didn’t center them but I used a section of 3/4 copper tube with a flat piece soldered to the bottom to make a cup for my downcomer trap cups, ...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Mon May 25, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 444888

Re: Heating Element Control

Frodo check out Jimbos electric conversion thread. You can order a basically premade SCR contoller from ebay or amazon now for around 20 bucks, if Im not mistaken it now comes with a cooling fan already installed so all you have to do is install your element to your boiler, add plugs and add the con...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Mon May 25, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter
Replies: 33
Views: 5831

Re: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter

I agree with Skow, great explanation, thanks. One more question would it affect accuracy or be somewhat counterproductive if you were to connect the voltage circuit as we have established, before the controller, and then put the current transformer donut on one of the hot legs after the SCR controll...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 23, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter
Replies: 33
Views: 5831

Re: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter

Edwin thanks for posting this. I got mine hooked up and Im no electro physicist but I think I understand what the active power, and power factor are, do you care to explain what apparent power is. My understanding is active power translates to basically wattage for instance my element is 4500w and w...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 23, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter
Replies: 33
Views: 5831

Re: DL69-2048 Multi-functional Digital-Display Meter

Quick question on this. Ill be hooking up to 240v two phase. Im guessing I will need to run a lead from 1 side of the green terminal to 1 of the hot wires on each phase. So green terminal left to hot1 and green terminal right to hot2? I have the 10000w scr from fleabay with a dual pole switch before...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 19, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: White foam
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: White foam

Well guess I was wrong. Neverless post fermentation infections are not always bad. The infection I had began looking similar to this (a white coating on top that trapped bubbles under it like the one pictured) and as it progressed it then moved down into the wort and crated the strings of gooey spid...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 19, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: White foam
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: White foam

I could be wrong, but that looks like a classic lacto infection, not really a bad thing. Some of the most flavorful stuff I’ve produced was similarly infected, If you don’t sanitize your fermenter’s well it will continue to appear.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Fri May 15, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Showing off my parrot
Replies: 30
Views: 3214

Re: Showing off my parrot

I use 1/4" in and out of mine and have had no problems at all. Just looking at your inlet tube I would venture to guess that the short portion right before it enters the body looks almost level, If you could bend the inlet tube to have more of a slope in that portion I would think it wouldn’t be as ...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Fri May 15, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheap copper for immersion chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Cheap copper for immersion chiller

The early birds got the worm. IMO its a little too small for a worm, but it worked great to make an immersion chiller with :ebiggrin: it was legit, brand new 50' roll of 3/8 OD, I picked up a cheap set of washing machine hoses and a couple clamps, I now have a great new copper chiller for all of $2...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 12, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheap copper for immersion chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Cheap copper for immersion chiller

I checked it from the same seller just now, when I ordered it was 19.26 with shipping now is 53. something plus shipping. Mine is showing shipment tracking to arrive tomorrow. Looks lake I may have caught the glitch when I ordered.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 09, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: a sub compact design submarine
Replies: 17
Views: 2672

Re: a sub compact design submarine

Thats a beaut.. are the sides only wood or is the wood covering metal sides, just for asethics? What kinda wood did you use?
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 09, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Best thing to raise PH
Replies: 36
Views: 3536

Re: Best thing to raise PH

Also, not that it really matters, the "pickling lime" is "food grade" calcium hydroxide FWIW
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 09, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Best thing to raise PH
Replies: 36
Views: 3536

Re: Best thing to raise PH

I get Calcium Hydroxide at my local gorcery store in the canning section, next to the mason jars. It is labeled as "Pickling Lime" $2-3 for a 1lb bag just sprinkle a little (~1/2 cup at a time in 15 gallons) right in the wash if I need to raise PH. I have basically stopped adding backset on my sourm...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 09, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: look whats for dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: look who came to dinner

Looks delicious, looks to be good size, more than one dinner, did you harvest it??
by White_Lightning_Rod
Wed May 06, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheap copper for immersion chiller
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Cheap copper for immersion chiller

I ordered one this morning estimated delivery may 14 to 19. Ill post back
by White_Lightning_Rod
Wed May 06, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Materials for a (big) wort chiller
Replies: 18
Views: 1906

Re: Materials for a (big) wort chiller

Im sketical as well but I ordered one this morning. If you wanna wait a week Ill report back when I receive it.
by White_Lightning_Rod
Wed May 06, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2255
Views: 136729

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

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by White_Lightning_Rod
Wed May 06, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Materials for a (big) wort chiller
Replies: 18
Views: 1906

Re: Materials for a (big) wort chiller

dont know if youve seen this yet. 50' 3/8 od copper. 19.26 shipped hell for that price order 2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002JBMWKE/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1430915563&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX200_QL40&keywords=reading+copper&dpPl=1&dpID=71aR26oLNIL&ref=plSrch" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" re...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 05, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: May 2 Garden naked day
Replies: 31
Views: 1225

Re: May 2 Garden naked day

DAD300 wrote:NO PICS>>>DIDN"T HAPPEN!
..... let’s just take everyone's word for it... not so sure it warrants proving badly enough to add an actual image to the already terrifying mental images...lol
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue May 05, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How Many set up the Night before?
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: How Many set up the Night before?

I have to get everything set up completly ready to go the night before so as soon as I get back from taking my kids to school in the morning all I have to do is plug in and flip the switch. Then while heating up I get collection jars out and condeser water ready to go. If Im not ready to go immediat...
by White_Lightning_Rod
Sat May 02, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How quick will Pacman flog Money
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: How quick will Pacman flog Money

Heres the real question whats the odds for Mayweather making an ass of him self at a post fight party and ending up in jail??
by White_Lightning_Rod
Fri May 01, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: May 2 Garden naked day
Replies: 31
Views: 1225

Re: May 2 Garden naked day

Im gonna let the wife know about this one lol. I was planning on plowing the back 40 tomorrow anyway. No tractor needed ;)
by White_Lightning_Rod
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Stripping on the grain
Replies: 28
Views: 2453

Re: Stripping on the grain

Less than 3/4 full maybe 10 gallon total of grain and liquid. Mt thumper is 2in from boiler to thump 1" downtube inside thump. 2 in pot still with 12 in riser.