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by thatguy1313
Thu May 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Finally Registered
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Finally Registered

Welcome! If you have any questions about that ccvm, just ask!
by thatguy1313
Thu May 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Corn Meal Mash without Enzymes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Corn Meal Mash without Enzymes?

Yeah, without malted grains or liquid enzymes you're not going to get any conversion. Gonna have to add sugar. The corn meal will still convey flavor though.
by thatguy1313
Thu May 18, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: I'm back!

I've been off for several months. Ain't seen nobody. Been catching up on some new ideas and info. No place like this forum!
by thatguy1313
Mon May 15, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 4
Views: 572

I'm back!

Hey y'all, haven't been around in a while. Several reasons for that but they're not important. My stash is running low and I need to get back at it! Condenser broke during a recent move so I gotta solder everything back together, do my cleaning runs and get to fermenting. Not set up for AG yet at my...
by thatguy1313
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Liebig Question
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Liebig Question

Sounds good to me. Doesn't matter after the cooling tube. At that point, the interior pipe isn't really a vapor tube. It's a product tube. Just make sure it's angled down with no flat out level spots you'll be fine.
by thatguy1313
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Help with a mead, melomel or wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Help with a mead, melomel or wine?

Do you have a hydrometer check the specific gravity of the mixture?
by thatguy1313
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first honey shine!
Replies: 29
Views: 2949

Re: My first honey shine!

Wow! Doubled the honey? I normally get around 1.06 sg from 1 gallon honey to 5 gallons water. Wonder if the honey here has a higher sugar content. I buy it from a homebrew shop. Wonder if that's different from what you can get at the grocery store.
by thatguy1313
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4892
Views: 322106

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

50 pounds corn, 18 pounds 6 row, 6pounds rye and 5 pounds honey malt. Milled everything but the corn together and gave 9 pounds of mixture the malliard treatment. Threw it all together used enzymes for conversion. Got right at 9% potential alcohol. Smells like heaven :D
by thatguy1313
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 448
Views: 71966

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

The yeast don't interact with the enzymes. The enzymes break down the starches in the grains and turn them into fermentable sugars. The yeast interact the sugars and produce alcohol. The only reason you would add malted anything to this recipe is for taste. The liquid enzymes replace the need for ma...
by thatguy1313
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first honey shine!
Replies: 29
Views: 2949

Re: My first honey shine!

I've done a couple more experiments with this. Seems like its best just to throw the honey in the water and add fresh yeast. The key is to let that sit for about six months before distilling. And it does get way better with age!
by thatguy1313
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What water for my mash?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: What water for my mash?

I find the wet kind works best :lol: I usually use rain water but brewers tell me city water where I live is perfect.
by thatguy1313
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: corn syrup
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Re: corn syrup

The corn syrup is sugar. It will ferment. I've used corn syrup instead of sugar in a ujssm type wash. Turned pretty good.
by thatguy1313
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I need to hit the lottery ....
Replies: 11
Views: 584

I need to hit the lottery ....

Anyone else have too many hobbies and not enough cash? Between stills, pipes, knives and a Harley Im going broke building things! All my spare cash is going into the bike (which is why I haven't been around here much lately) but I do plan to build a bubble ball tower when I get a little extra. So, w...
by thatguy1313
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Forging
Replies: 69
Views: 4448

Re: Forging

The $50 knife shop is the first metal working book I read. It's a good one.
by thatguy1313
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper too small?
Replies: 57
Views: 5115

Re: Thumper too small?

He's adding a return line to the boiler so the small size doesn't matter. I agree with shady though on getting it a little higher. Reflux or no,I think you're gonna love this!
by thatguy1313
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Cigars
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Cigars

I like Tatuaje Toro's or Churchill's. I did just happen upon a humidor full of Arturo Fuentes for less than $100.
by thatguy1313
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: REDNEK Martini Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: REDNEK Martini Glass

Ha! My wife and I had these as our toasting glasses at our wedding!!
by thatguy1313
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: single run question
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: single run question

The stripping run is quick and dirty to pull lots of flavor over. I think it actually ends up with more flavor if you strip down til its pulling about 15%. Then charge the still for the spirit run with what you stripped and fresh wash until your charge is about 25%. This way you can pull off of the ...
by thatguy1313
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper too small?
Replies: 57
Views: 5115

Re: Thumper too small?

Looks good! I'm assuming the pipe/valve on the upper left of the boiler is to fill the boiler? I think you'll be very pleased with the performance you get with this set up.
by thatguy1313
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Re: Tobacco?

At this point its all speculation on fermenting but it seems like steeping the leaves in high proof ethanol will extract less nic than water. I know that the sugars are from casings but the particular tobacco I got for maceration is high in sugars but low in nicotine. All I know is it smells heavenl...
by thatguy1313
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Re: Tobacco?

And never have new ideas or try anything different? No thanks. You may be happy doing the same thing over and over but some of us would rather try something new and advance the hobby. Remember, for every new idea that works, there were 100 failed experiments that didn't. Back to the original subject...
by thatguy1313
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: OLE SMOKY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE Corn recipe
Replies: 26
Views: 3228

Re: OLE SMOKY TENNESSEE MOONSHINE Corn recipe

Dunno. They wouldn't tell me at the distillery. But you could start out with a booners corn mash and add barley, rye and wheat until you get something you like. You can definitely do better than ole smokey!
by thatguy1313
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Re: Tobacco?

Well I've got plenty of uj right now so I'll try a maceration and let you guys know how it comes out. I'm planning on using some bulk least from the store. Ones called autumn evening and ones just called 1Q.
by thatguy1313
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper too small?
Replies: 57
Views: 5115

Re: Thumper too small?

I think you'll be fine with 1/2". This thread has got me thinking though and I just may try to do something like this on my next build (assuming I can ever find the funds to amass the required parts. Correct me if I'm wrong but, if you added reflux, this would be, in essence, a giant, single cap bub...
by thatguy1313
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Re: Tobacco?

That may be a better idea but I still want to try to ferment it. I don't think much, if any, nicotine would come over through distillation. I just ran a big batch of uj through my CCVM so I'll try macerating some flavored, stuff bought stuff in a jar of that. Now it's just a waiting game until the p...
by thatguy1313
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Re: Tobacco?

Hmmm, you raise an interesting question. I know (don't ask how) that you can step the nicotine from the leaves, but would enough nicotine make it into the wash to hurt you? And what is nicotine's evaporation point? Worth researching but I'm not giving up.
by thatguy1313
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Tobacco?
Replies: 56
Views: 5476

Tobacco?

So I was sitting on the porch drinking some partial mash whiskey and smoking a pipe of Irish oak, enjoying the way the flavors of smoke and drink intermingle and compliment each other. When I thought, "Hey I wonder if I could mash with tobacco leaves?" So I got to looking and it looks like certain t...
by thatguy1313
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Wish me luck

It's hard to have your kid go to surgery. My daughter had to go under the knife at one day old and it was the most terrifying situation I've ever been in. Good thoughts and prayers for you and your son.
by thatguy1313
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1829
Views: 101748

Re: whats your music

Jimbo wrote:... and another. This is turning out to be right shitty January

RIP Glenn Frey
For real though :thumbdown:
by thatguy1313
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Help me out
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Help me out

pfshine wrote:Just tell him you can't make beer without sugar and embarrass him.
:thumbup: Tell him to stop watching that tv show on discovery channel.