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by HDNB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: advice please

if you cut too narrow, the spirit will be fairly one dimensional as it ages out. some of the outliers will add character but require time and oak. a thin cut will give you smooooth booze, but perhaps a bit boring booze. it all depends on you the goal i guess. heres a rough mathematical cut suggestio...
by HDNB
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Looking for boiler input
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Looking for boiler input

throw another 2" ferrule on the top for an agitator. stirred mash makes better likker.
by HDNB
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Keeping the SOH Happy
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: Keeping the SOH Happy

So we live in what I thought was a safe from crime neighborhood, hell I would often go for days without locking the doors, that changed a couple of days ago. The neighbor two houses away from my home had his basement window smashed open in broad daylight and the punks made off with bunch of musical...
by HDNB
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Previously filled barrel now evaporated safe to use?
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Previously filled barrel now evaporated safe to use?

no problem. fillerup.

well....swell it first. then fillerup
by HDNB
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?

Inquiring “minds” want to know the answers to these, and other frivolous questions. ss Are you setting off to purposely turn off newcomers with your passive-aggressive comments ss? i don't see tongue in cheek humor as passive aggressive, but i do see your aggressive - aggressive response as trolling.
by HDNB
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?

i do some of my best work in the dark, but yes, i do keep the lights on when stilling.
by HDNB
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Canadian Moonshiners Unite!
Replies: 54
Views: 8472

Re: Canadian Moonshiners Unite!

the written penalties are actually huge, but enforcement is non existent. they're too busy imposing curfews to have you off the street by 8pm and arresting kids for playing hockey on the ponds. there has been only 2 people charged that i can find in history. one guy was making, adulterating and pois...
by HDNB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: feints
Replies: 23
Views: 496

Re: feints

this is all so confusing because it's all semantics. Scotch distillers use every drop of alcohol in the mash...so their "fores" that you say are equating to heads, is the tiny fraction that we also call fores. a large margin of what this crew calls "heads", a scotch distiller calls perfectly potable...
by HDNB
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What Makes Tails Appear?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: What Makes Tails Appear?

could be a few reasons. ferment paramters. type of mash. starting abv. passive reflux by cooler temps on the column. variable take off rate. depth in the pot.
I'm sure there is more possibilities, those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.
by HDNB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Introduction. New distiller
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Introduction. New distiller

welcome in! I'm sure you'll enjoy the place!
by HDNB
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Steam heated still boiler design thoughts.
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Steam heated still boiler design thoughts.

instead of enclosing steam in a pipe or jacket, why not go with plan A and just get a boiler going and use steam injection? there has been a couple of those mentioned in the last few years.
by HDNB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey everyone! I'm a new member
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Hey everyone! I'm a new member

welcome in. hope you enjoy the forum!
by HDNB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Steam boiler idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Steam boiler idea?

i wrapped my steam jacket with roxul insulation and refletix bubble wrap. no discernable heat loss. i've mused about the coil though, it's a simpler design in my mind. The trouble will come in cleaning...unless you run it literally every day. you'll need an agitator too or the mash will bake on. esp...
by HDNB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Wood fired steam boiler?
Replies: 103
Views: 8322

Re: Wood fired steam boiler?

these guys have a wood fired rig. maybe you can learn something here. https://ironworksdistillery.com/
by HDNB
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Enzymes vs malt
Replies: 32
Views: 732

Re: Enzymes vs malt

yes.

personally i use 100% malt and a bit of enzymes to maximize yield, cause the malt is expensive.

absolutely cannot beat the flavour and mouth feel.
by HDNB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.
Replies: 29
Views: 605

Re: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.

Good to hear things are going well for you.

Stuck on Hawaii with DW stuck on the mainland? I'm not sure i'd be too eager to resolve that problem. LOL.

Looking forward to hearing more of the adventures. Cheers!
by HDNB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 376780

Re: Jokes

I just read a shocking statistic that 50% of the men in North Korea have cataracts.


The other half drive rincolns.
by HDNB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 376780

Re: Jokes

apparently, putting 3 alka seltzers in your mouth and working up a good froth as you run through walmart shouting "the vaccine isn't working" is somehow considered bad taste.

i can't tell if was the seltzer or the taser that left a metallic taste in my mouth.
by HDNB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi Still Contoller
Replies: 65
Views: 1549

Re: Raspberry Pi Still Contoller

weight varies. i'd go with a float level sensor and motorize from there.

if you find suitable motorized needle valves, share that info and links, i never did find a workable solution.


actually, links on all the parts is always a helpful addition to posts
by HDNB
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 376780

Re: Jokes

i have a friend that lives just outside Chernobyl , Ukraine.
He watched that drama and said he counted 9 historical inaccuracies on one hand.
by HDNB
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 376780

Re: Jokes

i threw a boomerang a few years ago. Now i live in constant fear.
by HDNB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 376780

Re: Jokes

I've been hacked.

If you get a message from me that says "justin bieber sings Christmas carols" don't open the link, it will take you to videos of justin bieber singing Christmas carols.
by HDNB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From The Island Of Newfoundland
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hello From The Island Of Newfoundland

welcome in!

motorized bicycle? you must be a townie!

Hope you enjoy the forum, lots of great info here to get you up and running in no time! LOL... (too soon?)
by HDNB
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Keep fresh water fresh
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: Keep fresh water fresh

use hot tub bromine tablets. works as good as bleach with a 1/4 the smell.
by HDNB
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: New adventure

welcome in. Hope you enjoy the forum!
by HDNB
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% malted rye mash
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 100% malted rye mash

grain is gummier, but still ok if prepped properly.
malt does have less spicy bite than grain and a smoother mouth feel
by HDNB
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: My Home Cousin's Process Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1014

Re: My Home Cousin's Process Plan

why you raise the PH initially? seems that would neutralize the vinegar...which makes me wonder why the vinegar if not for acidification.

as you prolly surmised, i'm no chemist...
by HDNB
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1190
Views: 62734

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

i'm not on everyday and just noticed some well wishes there, so thanks for that fellas.

OVZ, hope you had a good one!
by HDNB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G'day from Stinking hot Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: G'day from Stinking hot Australia

welcome from frozen cold Canada.

So much good info here, i hope you enjoy the place. You've already learned turbo is bad, bread yeast is a fine alternative....but the secret really lies with the cuts and blending and aging.
All good practice though on your way to a great drop. cheers.
by HDNB
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6173
Views: 252431

Re: The liar's bench

Lol!!!!!! I crawled into bed last night and she said “you’re drunk” I said “ how do you know”? She said “you live next door Jim, go home” :oops: we used to drink a bit in our 20's. my brother lived about a block away and we all got drunk up there one night and buddy left to crash at my place cause ...