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by scuba stiller
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Hello

Just found you. Check out Booner's Casual Corn in the Tried and True section to learn a bit about using enzymes. I gave him hell for holding back information on how to achieve the high efficiency he claimed to get ... I did find ways on my own. scuba stiller
by scuba stiller
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Booner's Casual All-Corn
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Booner's Casual All-Corn

+1 on suggestions above. I too had troubles with the original recipe, fought it hard by keeping the heat on low after reaching a rolling boil and eventually achieved good conversion using increased heat time and temp. When I quit being bullheaded and bought a Corona Mill and half inch drill for grin...
by scuba stiller
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Enriched cornmeal
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Enriched cornmeal

Please give us the full info on the "enriched cornmeal" you are sourcing. We live all around the world and don't know exactly what you are dealing with. Corn is corn. If you have "enriched" corn, what has been added?
ss
by scuba stiller
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: red wheat grain
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: red wheat grain

Scuba, can you send me a link to the site or a number I can contact them about the rye? Thanks Sorry Turtle, that is a Mom & Pop feed and seed store in a rural small town. They do have a telephone, but they don't ship. It is strictly cash and carry. They don't even have a radio, let alone a compute...
by scuba stiller
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: red wheat grain
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: red wheat grain

Hey MC, we got your Rye down here in Georgia. A 40 lb. bag goes for $26.
by scuba stiller
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malted wheat and corn
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Malted wheat and corn

Corn and wheat make a really fine bourbon. We do grow a lot of rye down here also.
Have fun and stay safe.
SS

Edited to add: Congratulations on your malting successes.
by scuba stiller
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rum, with Cocoa Husks????
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Rum, with Cocoa Husks????

Where can I source the husk? Sounds interesting. The SOH loves all things chocolate. Infusing might work with more than just rum.
Thanks, SS
by scuba stiller
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Making Corn Whiskey by Ian Smiley
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Re: Making Corn Whiskey by Ian Smiley

Thanks for the link.
SS
by scuba stiller
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Don't copy this guy.
Replies: 87
Views: 23510

Re: Don't copy this guy.

pfshine wrote:
aircarbonarc wrote: Just his setup is actually pretty basic and ingenious if you think of it.
:shock:
So by this reasoning, getting a horse to kick you in the nuts is an ingenious way of getting a vasectomy. Also using a popsicle stick and tape as a Viagra replacement. :lolno:
Now, that there is just FUNNY
by scuba stiller
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Hello would help
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Hello would help

Others have reported most blenders only work for a little while. Seems a few folk had some success with the larger food processers with grinding attachments. I went the Corona Mill and a one-half inch high amp drill. Heard tell there are some mills on e-bay for about $25. Edited once to complete the...
by scuba stiller
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Southwest Louisiana!
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Hello from Southwest Louisiana!

Welcome to HD! We recommend all our new members to check out Cranky's post for new and novice distillers. The link is in my signature below. This really is a fascinating hobby. Keep it safe and happy stilling.
by scuba stiller
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Silicone gaskets and Teflon
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Silicone gaskets and Teflon

There is an active thread discussing this question:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 33&t=58327
by scuba stiller
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: I is here.
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: I is here.

Got alot of learning to do before I take a swing at it so I hope I don't where yall out with questions. The link in my signature will take you to the best place to begin your continued studies; please check it out, it is really helpful. We like it when we all do a search for answers before asking q...
by scuba stiller
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to HD & the Forums
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: New to HD & the Forums

Welcome Steve. There is a learning curve we all move along. Another member, Cranky, has organized a great initial reading post. Please follow the link provided below in my signature. Read a lot, be patient, and have fun.
Safe stilling.
by scuba stiller
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Introduction

Welcome aboard ronnl001. There is a learning curve we all move along. Another member, Cranky, has organized a great initial reading post. Please follow the link provided below in my signature. Read a lot, be patient, and have fun.
Safe stilling.
by scuba stiller
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cloudy Gin when dilute to drinking strength
Replies: 24
Views: 8779

Re: Cloudy Gin when dilute to drinking strength

The last time I ran an Oden's Easy Gin some tangerine pealing slipped past me into the boiler. The extra oil did cause some cloudiness, but I drank all the evidence.
SS
by scuba stiller
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Do I need to do a stripping run?
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Do I need to do a stripping run?

+ 1
BoisBlancBoy wrote:Do NOT recycle the alcohol from your sac run! Just dump it!
by scuba stiller
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Do I need to do a stripping run?
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Do I need to do a stripping run?

jackspratski wrote:I'm doing my vinegar run right now, and I'm doing my reading for my first batch.
The cleaning for a new build includes a sacrificial alcohol run also.
SS
by scuba stiller
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak barrel staves - Bourbon
Replies: 28
Views: 2969

Re: Oak barrel staves - Bourbon

ExpatLad wrote:Scuba - When you say 'clean them up', what are doing beyond resizing?
Like others indicated, I use a wire wheel on a drill, sometimes a little power sanding.
by scuba stiller
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Booners casual corn
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

Re: Booners casual corn

Congrats. Isn't this a great hobby. Keep learning and stay safe.
SS
by scuba stiller
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak barrel staves - Bourbon
Replies: 28
Views: 2969

Re: Oak barrel staves - Bourbon

With mine, after I clean them up I char everything except where the original char was. That becomes a very soft spot if re-charred and gives off lots of powdery bits and over charred pieces.
by scuba stiller
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: friends
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: friends

... I want to thank the members that are with me... We are not on opposing teams are we? ... and when people are so inside the box they can't see their own faults it's great ...And just whom are you Judging? ... but like all roads, some are not paved or have speed bumps. CT ... I live on a dirt roa...
by scuba stiller
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Volcanic Ferments and Adjustments.
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Volcanic Ferments and Adjustments.

Oats and Rye tend to go volcanic. I give them respect and headroom both in the fermenter and boiler. I hate cleaning a puked still worse than moping the floor.
SS
by scuba stiller
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My 2nd Spirit Run
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: My 2nd Spirit Run

You can always "bulk up" the paste by using strips of material to make the seal, not just paste. Strips cut from an old "T"shirt will help the paste not "blow out". This is info provided with no knowledge of your set up.
by scuba stiller
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Booners casual corn
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

Re: Booners casual corn

Yep, it works just fine. I do keep the sugar head and associated feins separate form the AG stock.
SS
by scuba stiller
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Tails...A clear line
Replies: 21
Views: 2005

Re: Tails...A clear line

... The problem is, my all grain tails taste pretty freakin good. My last few runs, I kept all the jars, until I hit that cloudy jar, and dumped the rest into feints. If I were to include a cloudy jar, or half, is that gonna cloud up the spirit? Probably not. But, it is lower ABV. Is this real tail...
by scuba stiller
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: High Rye Bourbon
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

High Rye Bourbon

After following several other’s adventures fighting the viscous king, RYE, I wanted to know what was missing from my knowledge base concerning rye and spend considerable time researching the old threads. How did they do rye before commercial enzymes? Do the current commercial enzymes really help? Am...
by scuba stiller
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Propionic acid
Replies: 104
Views: 8724

Re: Propionic acid

I've been denaturing the propionic acid with a two level tablespoons of baking soda in addition to other protocols for AG washes. It's corn with a mild food grade acid. I buy it for the starch and it works just fine ... with an additional re-grind for starch exposure.
by scuba stiller
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Ian Smiley's "transferring from fermenter to still"
Replies: 19
Views: 1434

Re: Ian Smiley's "transferring from fermenter to still"

Yes, it can be added to the boiler. I siphon liquid from the fermenter to the boiler, then scoop the grains into bags and squeeze bags on the fruit press. The resulting liquid is viscous and rarely anything near "Clear". It is important to keep enough head space in the boiler to prevent puking.
by scuba stiller
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: what to do with that spent grain
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: what to do with that spent grain

Amen Ga Flatwoods. Good for the body.