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by fran151
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My new upgrade. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: My new upgrade. Help!

Thanks for all your advice. Sorry it took so long for a reply. I have ordered a leadfree brass needle valve for $10, and a $6 ptfe gasket for the tri-clamp. I have been reading, reading and reading some more but the more I read the more I don't know what to believe. There are allot of opinions. Is t...
by fran151
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Stainless needle valves (PTFE seats)
Replies: 16
Views: 8434

Re: Stainless needle valves (PTFE seats)

This one seems to be the old chevy truck for stainless steel needle valves. Right in the middle of the road on price. Isn't anything fancy but will do the most adequate job. http://www.mcmaster.com/#4995k42/=yu3r5i" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by fran151
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My new upgrade. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 950

My new upgrade. Help!

As some of you already know I started here with an interesting still. Since then I have read read read as recommended and constructed a new still. I have ran water through this and now need a lot of advice. This is my baby: 20150904_170748.jpg 1. I need to get the top colder because there is signifi...
by fran151
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

oh great thanks! I will do the vinegar right now. Also why is the wine going to be sacrificial? Can you please elaborate more about on a pencil sized stream? I was getting a very fast drip not a stream. This could be because of my steam problem. Do you have any advice about that? Thanks a ton!
by fran151
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

Okay I came here and found my first design was a joke. I decided a total overhaul and allot more research was a must. Here is where I ended up and I still have lots of questions for you wonderfull people. Thank you for all your advice. My new design is the full monty and I have only ran water throug...
by fran151
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

So I have my coil in the cap for the top of my keg reflux still. I read the coil needs to be as level as possible? What do they mean by this? And if there are holes in the top any way do I need to solder it at all? Thanks!
Cheers,
Fran
by fran151
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

Great now that "my" body is distracting everyone ill never get my question answered
by fran151
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

Haha came back for more advice and thought it would act as incentive ha
by fran151
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

However, IF you are going to continue to use that aluminum laced death machine. . . please post a photo of your girlfriend :shock: Someone will need to care for her needs when you're gone Coyote This is my girlfriend, no joke, and because I am taking your advice I can continue to care for her mysel...
by fran151
Fri May 09, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

The electrical tape was holding on sealed food grade aluminum to connect the pipes. The duct tape is only used to support the angle of the lyne arm. The food grade aluminum was also used as a bridge from the output to a recycled glass salsa container. You din't even mention the elk flank steak on th...
by fran151
Fri May 09, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

Re: The new guy

My first try at a still
My first try at a still
Don't laugh to hard.
by fran151
Fri May 09, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Few questions

Do you have the home distillers handbook? It is the first batch recipe he recommends.
by fran151
Fri May 09, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 28
Views: 1174

The new guy

Howdy! I am very new to distilling and I have a cheap teapot still. My recipe is the first batch chapter of the home distillers handbook found on amazon. Im a born and raised Montanan looking to make college more interesting. Any advice for a guy who has already tired and failed once?
by fran151
Wed May 07, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Few questions

Dear Peanut Gallery, I have tried my hand at some distilling from a book I bought off of uncrate.com. It is a great book but I am bad at following directions obviously. It did not turn out the first time and i am going for round two and in a larger volume. I boiled my sugar, water, honey, and corn f...