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by nerdybrewer
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: 3rd use five gallon barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: 3rd use five gallon barrel

If it's not gone bad then I'd use it to age rum.
Personally if I was making an all grain whiskey I'd want nothing but a good oak barrel so that only the flavors of the whiskey and the oak were there.
A rum might profit greatly from all that fruity goodness left in the barrel.
by nerdybrewer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: 5 feet of snow- Covid- wife screaming- What the hell make some shine!
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: 5 feet of snow- Covid- wife screaming- What the hell make some shine!

Welcome!
We all did something stupid and those who are still here somehow survived.
Ideally things were learned along the way.
Can't say hi without mentioning the good stuff in Cranky's thread, read and learn and 'shine on'.
by nerdybrewer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: hi there, i am a new member
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: hi there, i am a new member

Welcome!
by nerdybrewer
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 491

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

Um - didn't pay a lot of attention as I'm a little tipsy at the moment...
Didn't anyone mention just hanging a freaking oyster shell in the wash?
KISS right?
by nerdybrewer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak and whiskey
Replies: 119
Views: 30900

Re: Oak and whiskey

I don't have the trust in small aging. I want to source a quality barrel and fill it, so I can know. That's my aim I humbly suggest that you research. There are many actual commercial distilleries already using smaller barrels. Such as the place I bought my once used Bourbon barrels, 15 gallon size...
by nerdybrewer
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak and whiskey
Replies: 119
Views: 30900

Re: Oak and whiskey

All of this is why I want to make 53 gallons and just purchase a new charred oak barrel... Then I look at the hours involved It's hard to imagine being able to make enough product to justify such a large barrel. Consider that filling a 5g barrel is roughly 220lb of grains and 110 gallons of ferment...
by nerdybrewer
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 223
Views: 14606

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Sister and her whole family had it after getting exposed at a family funeral where they were "masked the whole time" except for that meal they had after the funeral at the church. Hmm. Thankfully they all recovered pretty well. Oldest folks were hit the hardest like everyone says. Then a month late...
by nerdybrewer
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Crushed Oyster shell
Replies: 53
Views: 1444

Re: Crushed Oyster shell

shell.jpgI used 2 fairly large shells.That are about two-thirds the size of my hand. I drill a hole in them and hang them from a copper wire into the wash. I just wash off the crud that builds up on them and use them in the next wash. Works perfect . One time I guess the acidity got pretty high It ...
by nerdybrewer
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: what speed should I be getting from 2" thick 20" tall column?
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: what speed should I be getting from 2" thick 20" tall column?

2" pipe into a 30" liebig with 3/4" over 1/2" copper.
Easily strips 2 gallons an hour, to get more I would need too run my cold water much faster than is comfortable for me.
So I am the limiting factor.
by nerdybrewer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: I'm a new father!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: I'm a new father!

This reminds me, I should take a look at my muck buckets, since I haven't made anything in a while they might be getting a bit interesting.
by nerdybrewer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 223
Views: 14606

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Just keeping up on current events, lots of stories out there about this here's just one:

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-who ... b-12206781
by nerdybrewer
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: I'm a new father!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: I'm a new father!

What have you named your offspring?

Oh and, congrats!
by nerdybrewer
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2268
Views: 142704

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

JellybeanCorncob wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:27 pm
So you’re saying you make booze in your skivvies?
:thumbup: :oops: :sarcasm:

Great find on the barrels!
Well now I would be able to, if I wanted to!
by nerdybrewer
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2268
Views: 142704

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

I picked up two blue 55 gallon barrels for fermentation @ $20 each.

I have a 30 foot motor home in the back that is becoming my new stilling shed.
These barrels are going to be an important part of my new design.

Think Breaking Bad but for booze...
by nerdybrewer
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

What guns do you wish you had? I'd love to find a 22 WMR lever action rifle, that would be so much fun! All of the guns. I wish I had all of them. I wish even more I had the ammo to shoot them. I hear that! I just 'bit the bullet' as they say and put in an order for another 480 rounds of 7.62x54R. ...
by nerdybrewer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

What guns do you wish you had?

I'd love to find a 22 WMR lever action rifle, that would be so much fun!
by nerdybrewer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

Lots of rich guys on this thread... I would be perfectly happy with an old lee enfield and a reasonably accurate 22. Second WW vet I knew, old Spin Lewis won medals at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games with a Lee Enfield, not to be sniffed at set up properly 87EB6C84-F235-4901-A180-2128914EA3E1.j...
by nerdybrewer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

The upside of the range I belong to is that it's less than a mile from home. The downside is the longest shoot is 200 yards. There's a place I can go about 90 minutes away to get 1000 yards but everything has to be right, like nobody else wanting to use the place because there's just the one burm so...
by nerdybrewer
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: extreme novice rum distiller - first ferment/run?
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: extreme novice rum distiller - first ferment/run?

I am very new as well. I have made exactly two batches of rum. I followed Buccaneer Bob's recipe from the "tried and true" section. My first wash had no dunder, and the second only had backset from the first wash without it being infected. Honestly, I am very impressed with the results. So, I canno...
by nerdybrewer
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Previously filled barrel now evaporated safe to use?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Previously filled barrel now evaporated safe to use?

Check for leaks by filling with water, personally I'd use warm water.
After sitting dry there may be shrinkage leading to tiny gaps that could seep (or pour) out.
Keep it filled with water until it stops leaking, then you can empty and fill with spirits.
by nerdybrewer
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

EM Jellinek wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:32 am
“Opforces”? Define.
Unless I am mistaken that's short for "opposing forces".
by nerdybrewer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Is yours really better than commercial?
Replies: 62
Views: 4186

Re: Is yours really better than commercial?

My Panela rum after sitting in a once used Bourbon barrel with chunks of red wine staves in it after 3 years is really something.
I keep more than most recommend and let the barrel do it's magic.
Very happy here.
by nerdybrewer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

We still having USPSA shoots. But hell I can’t afford the ammo or find it for that mater to go shoot in a match. I think they are having a level 2 match today. Wish I could go. But then again it’s cold out there right now. LoL Yes, and the prices for things like primers is through the roof. I'm rea...
by nerdybrewer
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Lurking was fun, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Lurking was fun, but...

Welcome, lots of PNW folks here!
by nerdybrewer
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Essential Oils
Topic: Son bought an essential oil still
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Son bought an essential oil still

Nice!! Kids that know you well enough to buy you something you can actually use = blessing!
by nerdybrewer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: extreme novice rum distiller - first ferment/run?
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: extreme novice rum distiller - first ferment/run?

Be careful you don't add too much, it should be acidic.
I add oyster shells to my rum wash, the acid will consume some of the shell and keep the ph in range.
Too much dunder makes it difficult for the yeast to work.
Think 10% - 15% max, at least that works for me.
by nerdybrewer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 71540

Re: rifles

I have a license that allows me to collect older firearms and have them shipped directly to me instead of to a 3rd party where I would have to fill out a form and go through a background check. I have been collecting old weapons from former Soviet block countries. My most recent was a 1933 Mosin Nag...
by nerdybrewer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Thumper filled up
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Thumper filled up

Include some size information please.
Size of boiler, size of thumper, size of pipes.
by nerdybrewer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Huffing Pot
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Huffing Pot

I have a 5 gallon copper pot and in the past, used a worm in a 5 gallon bucket. It was such a pain in the rectum I built a Liebig condenser. It is 32” from input to output, 1/2 inside of a 3/4 inch copper. The thing starts blowing some air with product at about 208 degrees pot temperature on a stri...