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by HDNB
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Road to alcoholism ?
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: Road to alcoholism ?

some thoughtful answers to this topic. i still make like crazy but don't consume at all anymore. used to drink moderately but steady. never needed a drink, but sure as shit enjoyed them often. just got more things going in life that was not conducive to drinking. i drive a lot. got a pilot's license...
by HDNB
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Hello from British Columbia

welcome in!

sure fire way to make a small fortune in the commercial distilling biz....start with a large one.

good luck!
by HDNB
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Travel
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Travel

NC in july? anywhere with air conditioning is what i'd be looking for.
by HDNB
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Labels
Replies: 40
Views: 657

Re: Labels

lol used to take about 1/2 a bottle to get me through an airport and security.

Made perfect sense to me.

i had to go get my pilot's license i hate the airport experience so much.
by HDNB
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Labels to print !
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Labels to print !

the avery site has a design tool you can use to make basically anything you want too.
by HDNB
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Using spent grains as mulch or compost?
Replies: 15
Views: 254

Re: Using spent grains as mulch or compost?

mine hits the back field the grass has never been taller or greener!

i have been drawing a giant dick with the stillage, in hopes of making an aerial political statement one day, with the addition of a mowed-in name :twisted:
by HDNB
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3809
Views: 425659

Re: Jokes

A little old lady is walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags rips, and every once in a while a $20 bill falls out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stops her, and says, ‘Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of your bag. ‘ Oh, really? ...
by HDNB
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Bubble Cap Columns make crap whiskey?
Replies: 50
Views: 964

Re: Fluted columns make crap whiskey?

That's what confused me. If I'm going to run my reflux and keep a few plates, say 2 of five, I was hoping to make once run and end up at barrel strength. Maybe a seasoned vet can weigh in on what I'm missing. i think of myself as more grizzled than seasoned, but FWIW, as mentioned i use 2 perf plat...
by HDNB
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Bubble Cap Columns make crap whiskey?
Replies: 50
Views: 964

Re: Fluted columns make crap whiskey?

I'm a recent convert to bubble cap plates not being the best tool for making whiskey. Does this same opinion hold for perforated plates? I haven't been able to find out. My perf plates need at least 3.5kw to operate properly Every time I tried to heat the mash that hard it foamed up. i run 2 perf p...
by HDNB
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single malt whiskey using LME
Replies: 168
Views: 3869

Re: Single malt whiskey using LME

i was really pleased with the results after running on 2 plates
by HDNB
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3809
Views: 425659

Re: Jokes

I had to call the doc today, our maid came down with the vid. Doc told me it's no big deal, all we had to do was quarantine her for a couple weeks, just make sure she has good food and plenty of water. "just keep and eye on her" I told him "doc you don't understand, i'm screwed...i'm gonna die! i wa...
by HDNB
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Slow proofing and Saponification, have you had it happen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Slow proofing and Saponification, have you had it happen?

i got soapy once a few years back, but alas no notes. i think i may have tried raising the ph of some really oily low wines with baking soda but after 5 years, it's just a guess. never added baking soda again, never got soap again so maybe more than a coincidence. i saw the word "esters" a few time ...
by HDNB
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single malt whiskey using LME
Replies: 168
Views: 3869

Re: Single malt whiskey using LME

even with agitation mine was mt. Vesuvius....even with butter, agitation and careful heat it still took forever (like 6 hours) for it to get past wanting to spill her guts. I tried 5 different strips to success and it eluded me at every turn. the resulting whiskey was/is fine as frogs fur though... ...
by HDNB
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Here we go!
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Here we go!

heheh. sorry about killing your other post, i read it before this one....try it again, i'm sure someone will have an answer for you.

welcome in!
by HDNB
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single malt whiskey using LME
Replies: 168
Views: 3869

Re: Single malt whiskey using LME

I can say for a fact. A LME wash wants to puke. It's got the biggest head of foam, I've ever seem on a beer. :shock: I discovered that when degassing the wash. The first puke happened even before the boiler was fully up to temp. LOL. i hate to laugh at others misfortune...but did you think i was pu...
by HDNB
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: How’s everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: How’s everyone

witha 10 gallon thumper? definitely post pictures. welcome in!
by HDNB
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Column reduction sizing on production rates
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Column reduction sizing on production rates

8" is gonna strip about 50-60LPH, like SS says on a small boiler it's not really practical.
by HDNB
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Meme’s
Replies: 157
Views: 9934

Re: Meme’s

heynonny wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:24 pm
emem 4 ecno.jpg
ooo...that was spooky. :shock:
by HDNB
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Jimbob.
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Hello from Jimbob.

welcome in. 35% for low wines sounds about right. have a look at some of the other forums and if you get stumped, ask questions in that forum...there are lots of people happy to help.
by HDNB
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Meme’s
Replies: 157
Views: 9934

Re: Meme’s

whiskey.jpg
by HDNB
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3809
Views: 425659

Re: Jokes

Mick pulls up to the pub in a brand new Mercedes. His good friend Liam sees him and comes out to greet him "you've won the lottery then, have you? Questions Liam "oh no, nothing like that" replies Mick "Well some stroke of luck is it? How did you come to be driving such a fine Merc?" Liam stroked th...
by HDNB
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: First Rum on the Way!
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: First Rum on the Way!

Here’s the one that I was basing my recipe on: https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5994 Pugi’s recipe does mention agricultural fertilizer but doesn’t mention urea, maybe the recipe should be modified to say “make sure the fertilizer is without urea. added to the recipe as admin ed...
by HDNB
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: First Rum on the Way!
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: First Rum on the Way!

chili_no_beans wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:58 pm
There’s “tried and true” recipes on this site advocating the use of industrial fertilizer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
save me some reading brother, link them up here or pm me so we can fix them or add a urea caution. not everything known now was as common knowledge then ...and some updates may be in order.
by HDNB
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Single malt whiskey using LME
Replies: 168
Views: 3869

Re: Single malt whiskey using LME

i did 5 ferments with DME 2 years ago. it was expensive. and excellent booze. and puking was a major problem even in a jacketed boiler with constant agitation.
like Goose eye said "It's gonna wanna puke"
by HDNB
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: If you have been here more than 1 year.
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: If you have been here more than 1 year.

goose eye wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:36 am
So you still gotta be logged in to donate?

So I'm tole
as long as you can see the "donate" button in the top left corner of the page, i think you can use it...logged in or not.

Always nice to see you on the forum Goose eye
by HDNB
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 23
Views: 389

Re: Hello again!

been a minute SC, hope all is well in your world.
by HDNB
Mon May 31, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: DWV pipe in Canada
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: DWV pipe in Canada

try bartle and gibson. they have copper. sometimes just cut offs if yer lucky. otherwise be prepared for 10 and 20' lengths if they resist a bit, ask them if they can search the company and order some in from another branch. a box of donuts at the parts counter can go a long way too Wolesley in Cana...
by HDNB
Tue May 25, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3809
Views: 425659

Re: Jokes

go kart.jpg
Laffed when i saw this...and thought of goin broke.
by HDNB
Thu May 20, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: If you have been here more than 1 year.
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: If you have been here more than 1 year.

RedMick wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:22 pm
I made a donation a few weeks ago by clicking on the PP link and it's been refunded. Anyone know why ??
certainly will ask.

as for badges, only UJ can make that jacket gold. sometimes it takes a while but he gets around to it.