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by HDNB
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Leaking boiler
Replies: 33
Views: 595

Re: Leaking boiler

the CSST looks like and probably has flare fittings on it. you can get a simple fix for the flare to npt by using a w/o/g valve, commonly used on gas appliances for the input connection. often the appliance has a flare fitting and of course the pipe coming to appliance is NPT. i literally just bough...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

heh heh heh. the experiment ended badly. i wired them series and had no problems, full output on the ssr was using 3.8a at 240v....but was not enough heat for the application. sooo....being a curious fool i wired parallel and ran them 5a....yay! lots of heat....8a wooo! smokin' hot.... 10A and it wa...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

Well you guys still know what yer talking about. Rechecked the spec and they are 450w at 120v, so using the math above it looks like I can run just under 4 Amos at 240 for a total of 900 w and not blow anything up
by HDNB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

they are the same insofar as the manufacturing will allow. and the resistance values are the same according to my fluke.

any idea of how much gain i can put into them before the factory smoke comes out? i'm thinking about 7.5A at 240vac?
by HDNB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: wiring 120vac elements to 240vac
Replies: 14
Views: 242

wiring 120vac elements to 240vac

Anybody smart enough to do the math? as an adventure in electricity, i'm looking to use 2 120VAC elements, but use my 200vac controller to run them. my brain sez run them in series...but someone here actually knows tha math and it's not me. SO: 2 x1500 watt elements. they measure 35 ohms. in paralle...
by HDNB
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from US South
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Hello from US South

hi welcome in. we don't really care for a lot of u-tube videos here, they have some ideas that are, how would you say? less than informative? we have recently bashed around the reasons a PID is a poor choice for a heat controller and how that, and some other ideas by george may cause more problems t...
by HDNB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Evaluating the Intoxicating Degree of Liquor Products with Combinations of Fusel Alcohols, Acids, and Esters
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Evaluating the Intoxicating Degree of Liquor Products with Combinations of Fusel Alcohols, Acids, and Esters

i buy into a bit of this. couple beer i feel kinda pissed, but i can drink whiskey til the cows come home and keep my feet under me.
by HDNB
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: pouring high proof alcohol back into a hot boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: pouring high proof alcohol back into a hot boiler

did the same making Tater's Kahlua a few years back. had the hot coffee on the (gas) stove and dumped in a litre of high proof....bad effin mistake that day too. Never gave it a second thought since the coffee was just "hot" not boiling, but lemme tell ya, it was sure as shit boiling after that booz...
by HDNB
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First "real" distillate and fractions to work with, what now?
Replies: 32
Views: 644

Re: First "real" distillate and fractions to work with, what now?

sounds like you are well on your way, congrats. follow all that advice^^^ and you'll be fine.

What now? my 2 bits worth is sip on what you got and take pride in it while you work up an AG batch.
by HDNB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: crab apple wine help
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: crab apple wine help

try a new pack of yeast.
by HDNB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: vapor temp swings and bursts
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: vapor temp swings and bursts

i'm no scientist but i *think* it's because stainless is a poor conductor of heat, so you really got to move the mash past it to keep the temperature equal in the mash, otherwise the stuff in contact with the jacket boils too fast, while the rest of the mash is cooler- only at the foaming heat stage.
by HDNB
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: vapor temp swings and bursts
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: vapor temp swings and bursts

if this happens early on... i use a steam jacket. if it is not agitated fast enough i have seen the mash foam up. the symptom sounds the same: early onset of a bit of high proof booze then all goes quiet when the foam covers the mash, the column cools and temp drops with no output. then enough heats...
by HDNB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: Why do you distill ? Cost or Quality ?

I think Jimbo said it best. I'm a cheap bastard that likes nice things.
by HDNB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Going legal
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Going legal

so if you are going to make a small fortune in the distilling bus....start with a big one. you never said what country you are in, but assuming north america, https://countrymaltgroup.com/ is probably one of the largest malted grain suppliers. try https://www.glaciertanks.com/ for tanks and such htt...
by HDNB
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the land of oil and meat
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Greetings from the land of oil and meat

welcome in, i'm from the city of mushrooms myself.

hope you enjoy the place.

I lurv me some ALBERTA BEEF
by HDNB
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Rye mash scorching
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: Rye mash scorching

rye is always a bit syrupy in my shack. my best advice is indirect heat, however you can do that.
by HDNB
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Look anyone use these before
Replies: 33
Views: 779

Re: Look anyone use these before

i've used them. makes a very nice finish. the advice about removing the outside is good too. i cut the staves about 9"to 12" long and then shave the outside with the tablesaw. sometimes if i'm looking for extra color and smoke i build a little fire with a pile of them, light them up and let them bur...
by HDNB
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Lowest temp for aging.
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Lowest temp for aging.

shadylane wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:46 am
If it's -40c outside
I'd store my liquor right next to my shotglass
amen brother.
by HDNB
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi People
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Hi People

welcome in . Hope you enjoy the forums
by HDNB
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5935
Views: 225688

Re: The liar's bench

Thankfully here in the frozen north you can see the shit that'll kill ya dead from a long ways off. if you're smart, through the lens of a rifle scope since most of them taste pretty good too. People think the bears are the dangerous ones and it is wise to give them a wide berth but honestly you hav...
by HDNB
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PH!!
Replies: 31
Views: 741

Re: PH!!

maybe this will help...you can add ph up after the yeast is working. however in my experience it doesn't do shit to fix a stalled ferment. your problem is likely elsewhere. you did this successfully last year, without raising ph...so what is different this year? i've never seen yeast take a ferment ...
by HDNB
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: South African newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: South African newbie

Lotsa new people from SA...what's up with that? did i read somewhere they were makin' likker hard to get?

hope you enjoy the forum.
by HDNB
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Chilliwack, BC
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Hi from Chilliwack, BC

welcome in, hope you enjoy the forum
by HDNB
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: It is not pretty, but seems to work as a first...
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: It is not pretty, but seems to work as a first...

function is the important factor. the rest is just accoutrements. I like the spill tray. good idea!
by HDNB
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi there from the Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Hi there from the Valley

welcome in. hope you enjoy the place
by HDNB
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Do Rye and Wheat mix?
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Do Rye and Wheat mix?

most canadian factory ryes are said to be as little as 5-15% rye...leaving wheat, barley or corn for filler. since wheat is the most neutral, i'd suppose it's used liberally. plus it's cheap as guts here. prolly even cheaper than corn here based on supply.
by HDNB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lost my distilling buddy
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Lost my distilling buddy

So sorry for your loss. My dawgs are everything to me too.
by HDNB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it supposed to be blue?
Replies: 43
Views: 1105

Re: Is it supposed to be blue?

If you use a vacuum to pull air through your still you won't be introducing moisture and oil from your compressor Well, I have proper filtration and desiccator. But you are very right to point that out as otherwise you can put oil in there. Mine isn't breathing grade or anything but it is clean. I ...
by HDNB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it supposed to be blue?
Replies: 43
Views: 1105

Re: Is it supposed to be blue?

Any recommendations for drying it after use? Just leave it open? Use rags? i use heat and compressed air. in absence of that, a hot air gun or hair dryer i guess. wipe out first will speed that up. i'm in Canada where it apparently rains for two months and snows for the rest of the year, so if you ...
by HDNB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Is it supposed to be blue?
Replies: 43
Views: 1105

Re: Is it supposed to be blue?

the blue is oxidation you did not clean out and/or compounded by raising the PH to too alkaline. yes you can re-run it the copper oxides are too heavy to come through a second distillation. i have had spirits lab tested from this condition and show no trace of copper after the second distillation. t...