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by 335Guy
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: apple wood ageing?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: apple wood ageing?

I really like apple wood for aging. I use apple wood chunks packaged for use for smokers. They are about fist-sized chunks. I split them down into about 2" x 2" x 3" long pieces. I toast them wrapped tight in aluminum foil in my oven at a little less than 400 degrees for two hours. I put a decent ch...
by 335Guy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Milk can
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: Milk can

I like your copper work on that. Pretty cool.
by 335Guy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

Re: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

I've been a little delayed on this project. I like the idea of a tire rim... One of the problems I ran into is on the inverted flare. To use it as-is, I need to find a 1/2" female NPT that has the male end of the flare down inside it (called an inverted flare...). I can't find them anywhere local. I...
by 335Guy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the South
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Hello from the South

Welcome to the Forum!

Post some pics when you get everything together; we love to see the equipment.

Keep reading and reading. There will always be something you missed or something new to pick-up on a reread...
by 335Guy
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4044
Views: 446077

Re: sweetfeed whisky

did you dilute any with water? something similar happened to me, i think my water, or not adding product to the water, i added water to the product. maybe i had tails. i dont mind a little haze, i am going to drink it any how. No, I didn't add anything to it. I think I just went a little deep into ...
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: bakers yeast and nutrients
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: bakers yeast and nutrients

However, it is best to rehydrate with just plain water. In the first few minutes during rehydration yeast are unable to prevent sugar and other contaminants from being absorbed directly through the cell walls. Not real good for the yeast, it will kill half of your yeast. For rehydrating yeast just ...
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5124
Views: 345418

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Got a new rum recipe going through the still now. It's a 12 gallon charge through a thumper charged w/ mixed rum and grape brandy heads & tails. I'm into pint #9. It's still in the heads, but pretty tasty...
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 6 inch bubble ball
Replies: 36
Views: 4272

Re: 6 inch bubble ball

Now as the journeyman I always pass on the tips / tricks of the trade to the apprentices in my charge. This next generation of trades people will only be as good as we make them. Training is important to me and if any of the things I do here in the forum help even one person to have the confidence ...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Hi all

Nice!

Welcome to HD!
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: New Guy

^^^^^ :thumbup: ^^^^^

Do the mandatory reading and research...

Be safe and welcome to HD!
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First post
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: First post

Welcome! Sounds like you're well on your way! Be safe and read, read, read. Some of the Old Heads on here get miffed w/ questions that could have easily been answered in the mandatory reading and research that one should do before trying any of this stuff. Can't say I blame them... Keep us posted on...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4044
Views: 446077

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Update on my first SF... It's quite good flavor-wise! I still think it is a little thin which should take care of itself in future generations. When I pulled spent grains, I added about four pounds of cracked corn w/ another two pounds of SF (I think my Tractor Supply all grain SF is a little lite i...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My First Build - Boka
Replies: 55
Views: 3563

Re: My First Build - Boka

InglisHill wrote: As an aside, for others to think about, this is shiners first build, you may have already seen a hundred boka builds, but, the site is about encouraging people. There has been a real lack of that here. Just something to consider.
+1


Nice job T Shiner! Looks good!
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New setup
Replies: 27
Views: 3203

Re: New setup

dan_buddy wrote:do you think 3/8 inch coil is big enuff ?for a 50 liter boiler
Minimum 1/2" ID. And if it was me, I'd probably go a little bigger... 5/8" - 3/4".
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Anyone using one of these all copper stills?
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: Anyone using one of these all copper stills?

Those look great, but I'd be real careful ordering any still. In fact I would not order a still from any kind of store or manufacturer in the US. W/ them needing to provide documentation of sales to the TBB, I'd just as soon build my own.

Having said that, they do make some nice stuff...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

I got another one. I have 12 gallons of a molasses rum wash ready to go. I don't really want to put it into my large boiler over my pipe burner. I want to run it in my 15.5 gallon keg. Since I'm going to need another round/banjo style burner anyway for my keggle when I start doing AG, I figured I be...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from EU
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Hello from EU

Welcome, Greg!

Read lots! Good info here...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4044
Views: 446077

Re: sweetfeed whisky

I ran my first sweetfeed the other day. Not so sure yet on the results. I did it just like KS's recipie when he went to 30 gallon. I used Tractor Supply's All Grain Sweetfeed. As it was the first gen, I didn't use backset (I had some from some UJSSM, but I wanted to keep it sweetfeed...). I did use ...
by 335Guy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Making a pipe burner...
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Making a pipe burner...

Thanks, Goose Eye. Will do.

Another thing I didn't notice until I did my clean-up was that there was no soot or anything on the bottom of the boiler. I don't know if that was just from it being NG instead of LP, or if I just got lucky w/ my air intakes...
by 335Guy
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Making a pipe burner...
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Making a pipe burner...

Thanks, Hamshine! I got to use it today on a 20+ gallon sweetfeed run (my first gen of sweetfeed). From first drips to shutting it off at 35ABV was a little less than four hours. I ran it on high until I got a steady stream (this was about a half hour), and then I backed it off. It ran pretty smooth...
by 335Guy
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Recirculating cooling water for my Boka
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: Recirculating cooling water for my Boka

A 35 degree temp difference is pretty good, in my opinion... How big is the coil? I managed to get a smallish condenser coil (18" X 14" and about 2" thick - three passes) that I was going to try to employ for some cooling. I'd be happy w/ a 35 degree temp drop.
by 335Guy
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Making a pipe burner...
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Making a pipe burner...

Here a couple of picks of the burner under a test fire. I still need to weld something underneath each end to keep it from rolling in case of a bump, etc.. Having the flex line hooked up to it keeps it pretty secure, but I want something much more stable.
by 335Guy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Making a pipe burner...
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Making a pipe burner...

Ole boys would be wieldin some stops on it so It locks onto blocks. In case you kickit or somethin. you getting 5v tin for wind brake. Just cut a slot for braided ss gas hose from burn to go thru. Take black paint to take the shine off if you in the woods. You doin it on wood floor make a sandbox t...
by 335Guy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Dirtymax's Dirty Flute
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

Re: Dirtymax's Dirty Flute

Sweet rig! I'm slowly working on a 3" four plate. When I see posts like yours, it gets me fired up to get back to my build.

Nice work!
by 335Guy
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Boiler
Replies: 21
Views: 2874

Re: Boiler

Nice lookin' boiler! As Brendan said above, your cooling water is too cold, causing vapor collapse. There are a couple of things that will help. Slow down your cooling water flow through the condenser. You should be able to feel a temp gradient across the condenser. It should be cool close to the ou...
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Making a pipe burner...
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Making a pipe burner...

+1 on what goose said. Maybe put a brass ball valve close to your gas source so you can shut it down with a 1/4 turn. The valve shown that will be attached to the burner is more of a control valve than a shut-off. There is another valve (same kind - 1/4 turn gas cock shut-off) on the hard piped gas...
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: rum maN
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: rum maN

freshwaterjellyfish wrote:
Some advice back to anyone that will read this: TURBINARO SUGAR makes some sexy rum. So far its made the best (well, except for a run w all tails).
Thanx again!!
I agree. I like my rum made w/ turbinado...

Welcome to HD! :D
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Hello

Welcome! :D
by 335Guy
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Hell

Wow, w/ the title of this thread, I wasn't sure what I was gonna see... lol.

Welcome! Read, read, and read some more. Most questions have already been answered - many times. Please take time to do required reading and practice safety at all costs.