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by firewater69
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5942
Views: 226886

Re: The liar's bench

I'm sorry for your loss Jed, my heart goes out to you and yours.
by firewater69
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Re: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion

As Ive already said ..worrying about water temperatures and thermometers is only going to confuse hell out of you as a newbie and with that still..........learn to run the thing using your senses, ears , eyes, smell, taste and feel. Some time in the future you may become a good distiller that way ....
by firewater69
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Oats! Professions of love and some interesting reading.
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Oats! Professions of love and some interesting reading.

I love me some oats, my go to bill is 43% corn, 43% 2 row and 14% crimped oats. I just did a strip on an ag vodka for the wife that was 70% oats and 30 % wheat malt, i had a taste of the hearts and it's very promising with amazing mouthfeel, I'm leaving some flavor in this vodka-ish drink.
by firewater69
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Re: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion

The coil on the outside is no different than a water jacket style RC, other than it's less efficient.
by firewater69
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Re: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion

I run my PC water from a separate tank, I feed the RC water in the top and use a cheap needle valve on the water output side to control reflux. My coil is 3/8 o.d. x 0.319 i.d. ( I work in the air conditioning industry, we use different sizes than plumbing) it's held in place by spring tension due t...
by firewater69
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1844

Re: MY NEW POT STILL "WITH PARTIAL REFLUX" need suggestion

I have a similar rig and it makes a fine whiskey, however your coil needs to be at the top, above the packing. My still head is only 16" tall, I have an extension but rarely use it. I pull 170-180 proof quite easily.
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by firewater69
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My grain malting setup. aka: Bride of Mashimizer
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: My grain malting setup. aka: Bride of Mashimizer

Nice work Fart! I've been wanting to build something similar, right now I only malt 5-10 lbs at a time. A set up like that would save so much time.
by firewater69
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Scored a couple more!
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: Scored a couple more!

I have two cut out like this, works great for mashing or heating water, I also have one set up as an electric boiler. I also have a short 7.5 gallon that I use to age whiskey in. So many ways to use them.
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by firewater69
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Best AG Whiskey Grain Bill and Mashing Technique
Replies: 23
Views: 2153

Re: Best AG Whiskey Grain Bill and Mashing Technique

My mash tun works great, my go to recipe is 15lbs cracked corn, 15 lbs malted barley and 5 lbs of crimped oats. I have one with a bazooka tube but it does clog, I made this one to have a large surface area and it worked out well.
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by firewater69
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: for your listening enjoyment
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: for your listening enjoyment

Here's another good one

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by firewater69
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: for your listening enjoyment
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: for your listening enjoyment

Thanks for sharing rager, I'm a huge fan of modern bluegrass and Floyd so this is fantastic. There are so many good bluegrass covers of rock songs out there, it seems I find new stuff all the time.
by firewater69
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mold or Infection?
Replies: 29
Views: 1429

Re: Mold or Infection?

I'm subbed Otis, I gotta see where this goes, I've used infected dunder in a rum ferment but I'm curious to see how this will come out.
by firewater69
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Mold or Infection?
Replies: 29
Views: 1429

Re: Mold or Infection?

I've never tried it with whiskey but if I were making rum I'd say if it smells good, go for it. Are you planning on using this in a bourbon mash? As to your ? I have no idea what kinds of critters you have in there.
by firewater69
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Legal Members.....where ya at!?
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Legal Members.....where ya at!?

Falling Rock Distillery, Huntsville, AR. We're a working farm with cattle. Area is called the Boston Mountains, rafting, fishing, camping all around us. Grain to glass with as much gathered off the farm and locally as possible. Rum(s) Vodka, Gin and Oat Whisky. Grand Opening April, 2018. PM or call...
by firewater69
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Dad300 ccvm
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Dad300 ccvm

Is this what you're looking for?

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by firewater69
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Steam rolled barley
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Steam rolled barley

I use crimped oats quite a bit and they seem to do fine, I've never tried rolled barley as I can't find it here. I would imagine there's not much difference in the process of the two, but I don't know for sure, I'm interested to see how this works for you Shine, good luck! Edit: the oats I buy looks...
by firewater69
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: looking for info on this doubler design
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: looking for info on this doubler design

The one I posted, sorry for the confusion.
by firewater69
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: looking for info on this doubler design
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: looking for info on this doubler design

The radiator could've been used to help cool the water, It's all really just a guess as it's long gone I'm sure, but I would loved to have checked it out in person. Hell it could be in a local museum for all I know, I'll see what I can find out.
by firewater69
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: looking for info on this doubler design
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: looking for info on this doubler design

I agree Hilltop, I think it would be a waste of time and copper but it does appear to show 2 coils although one looks like it's been roughed up a lot. People do strange things sometimes....who knows. If memory serves me right, the article said this bust happened in town in the basement of home. I've...
by firewater69
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

" A pro here is someone who can sweep with a rum and coke in their hands and not spill any"

Now that's skill! and my kind of sport.
by firewater69
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: looking for info on this doubler design
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: looking for info on this doubler design

It looks like it's feeding 2 worms.
by firewater69
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: looking for info on this doubler design
Replies: 29
Views: 2040

Re: looking for info on this doubler design

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This was taken in front of the courthouse in Fayetteville Arkansas, I was reading this thread and remembered this still and the similarity.
by firewater69
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Keg spear burner
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Keg spear burner

Here is a few more pics, the orifice is just a 1/8" NPT to 1/4" tube adapter with a press in orifice that I made with a 0.0625 hole in it. I made a small metal strap with a 1/8" NPT female thread and welded it across the end of the belled spear opening, I could've went a little smaller with the orif...
by firewater69
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Keg spear burner
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Keg spear burner

No problem Yummyrum, I'll try to get some more pics when I get home tonight, and give a better explanation of what I did and how.
by firewater69
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Keg spear burner
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Keg spear burner

Thanks, I'm currently working on a single plated rig (along the lines of Mr P's fu man)that I will be needing more power for, so the burner was the only way I could get there as I don't have access to 220v atm. As far as efficient, well it's better than what I had, 3 hour strips are welcome compared...
by firewater69
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Keg spear burner
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Keg spear burner

This isn't really a build thread, just thought I'd share in case other folks might find some use from it. I have ran electric from the get go, but was limited to 110 volts and it was painfully slow, so I decided to go to propane but with the drain in the bottom of my boiler it was gonna be tricky. I...
by firewater69
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 363
Views: 54250

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

shadylane wrote:It ain't purdy :lol:
The hell it ain't! I don't know how I missed this.
by firewater69
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: corn mashing yield and calculator help please
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: corn mashing yield and calculator help please

I try to do my corn the night before, I boil the water add the corn hold it at 180-190 for 30 minutes then flame out and let it set overnight, when I come back out in the morning it's still usually around 130° or so then I add the rest of my water for my malted grains which should bring my temp on d...
by firewater69
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Mostly completed
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Mostly completed

Thanks for everything you and the mods do for this great place of learning and sharing, I'll toss some more in the till next week.