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by coastershiner
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Lexan bullet proof "glass" (polycarbonate)
Replies: 20
Views: 5070

Re: Lexan bullet proof "glass" (polycarbonate)

No change in the sample lexan. Looks like it did before I put it in the liquor. That is a 7 month soak in some 95% foreshots, about 4 liters. As mentioned before, the stuff is rated "A" for alcohol, so im not surprised. I have no way of testing the liquid to see if anything leeched out though. This ...
by coastershiner
Sun May 03, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Unflavouring with carbon straight from the still.
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Unflavouring with carbon straight from the still.

I definatly do reactivate, once the pot is empty. I understand that it may not be neccisary to use carbon at all, but I already have it and the liquor is gonna sit in the pot untill drinking time anyway, so why not have it sit on carbon.
by coastershiner
Sun May 03, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: leaving stil setup
Replies: 46
Views: 2004

Re: leaving stil setup

Nice score grasshopper! Barrels are a sweet find dude. Hope your enjoying the ujssm addiction as much as me. Can never make too much!
by coastershiner
Sat May 02, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Unflavouring with carbon straight from the still.
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Unflavouring with carbon straight from the still.

I hope this is in the right area, please remove it if it isn't, but I want to know who carbon filters straight from the still. You guys may have drooled over Odin's istill, like me, and I want to incorporate his idea of carbon filtering before the collection point into my refux column. Currently I s...
by coastershiner
Sat May 02, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE LAST JAR
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE LAST JAR

Rager- I too have never yet found the wet dog or cardboard smell. I know when its time to cut, by a flavour I can only describe as gross. In our home we like vodka, not necessarily neutral, but not a strong tasting spirit, I love ujssm vodka, probably more than neutral now, just something that has a...
by coastershiner
Sat May 02, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE LAST JAR
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE LAST JAR

Im defiantly tryin this out. Thanks for the tip. I never would have come up with it.
by coastershiner
Sat May 02, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: i wonder why ppl use airlock?
Replies: 70
Views: 4845

Re: i wonder why ppl use airlock?

I have used airlocks when I started, now I ferment in trash bins and large containers like that with either no lid or a sometimes a loose lid, ujssm and birdwatchers, I sometimes rack them right away, sometimes let them sit and clear for a week (one time 3 weeks) no infection yet. I understand I may...
by coastershiner
Fri May 01, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Re: Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?

That bosch units are all copper, but the nav is got a lot of plastic components, and definalty no solids they have a fine inlet screen that would plug up with any residue from the wash. I was imagining some type of indirect heat source, like a jacketed boiler. I haven't got to the stage in this hobb...
by coastershiner
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: leaving stil setup
Replies: 46
Views: 2004

Re: leaving stil setup

I always have one set up ready. Pot or refux, whichever were doin at the time. It takes about 20 min to change over. The shed is 100% dedicated to stillin, so its all good.
by coastershiner
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Re: Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?

I was hoping you would see this! I almost pm'd you about this topic before I posted the thread. Ya man if you want one, got one with your name on it, you know where to find me. Since these things are so expensive and not something many people would be able to simply just add to their still room, I d...
by coastershiner
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Navien Tankless Water Heater (on demand) Uses?

This thread is a dicussion on the possible use of an "ON DEMAND" water heater as a boiler heat source. In my job I have collected a stack of these things. They dont work great in my area to begin with due to poor water quality, plus they get installed improperly often and people want them out of the...
by coastershiner
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Siphon
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Siphon

The pump body is stainless, however, the impeller is made of plastic. Mine came with two spare impellers. I havent needed to replace one yet, had it over a year. I use a couple if differant methods of filtering the wash. One is a fitting from my pool filter, just a rough strainer plastic fitting so ...
by coastershiner
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aquarium heaters to maintain wash temp
Replies: 23
Views: 3820

Re: Aquarium heaters to maintain wash temp

I always use a glass aquarium heater, actually 4 of them, one for each fermenter. For birdwatchers and ujssm. Never had an issue and fermenting takes half the time to clear than without it. I ferment in my basement and it is cold down there.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Siphon
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Siphon

Mine is made by little giant. I know princess auto has them for about 100$. Mine came with hoses and a filter so it was a little more.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Siphon
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Siphon

Ya man. That is very very similar to mine. The pump body may be identical. Just a slightly different motor. That's a fantastic price. You will be thrilled with it. Loud but works great. Pair it with a filter and your laughing.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Siphon
Replies: 18
Views: 1541

Re: Siphon

Food grade 120v pump is a game changer, I got mine from a local plumbing wholesaler and love it. Expensive and soooo worth it! I hated how slow my brew shop siphon was. Plus it was a pain to clean.
by coastershiner
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep t

The reason my packing was so gross was I had been doin stripping runs with a packed column. Not proper procedure I know, but its a pain to disassemble my rig and remove the scrubbers, so I just leave it set up in the shed. Now I have a pot still too, so only low wines, pot distilled twice go into my...
by coastershiner
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep t

Awsome. Yes I am going to be using lava rock in my next few builds, after reading the complete "lets talk column packing" I was sold. I already have 55 scrubbers so those will stay with this column, but I do realize they may not be the best. thanks for sharing. I always wonder about how tight to pac...
by coastershiner
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: ? for those using stainless scrubbers. how do you prep t

Do you keep the scrubbers whole? Or do you stretch them out? I streached all of mine out, it was a pain to do and not sure now if it was neccisary.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Union Failure
Replies: 45
Views: 4881

Re: Union Failure

Sorry guys. I mean "Ptfe sealent". That is all I use for potable applications and gas. I just call it all pipe dope.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Keg upgrades
Replies: 31
Views: 3246

Re: Keg upgrades

Looks really good man. I went with a 1" drain on mine and wished I had gone bigger. One thing you may like to add is a sight tube, I used a kit like for a boiler (2 valves and a 12" borosilicate tube.) I love being able to see the liquid level during a run. Not necessary, but just a really sweet mod.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Union Failure
Replies: 45
Views: 4881

Re: Union Failure

On my stills I use a bunch of stainless unions. 1" and 2" I found at first they leaked a little bit. To solve that, I wiped I small amount of pipe dope on the inside edge. Works like a champ. This is also what I do on all my gas line unions and water line unions and some of those have pressure up to...
by coastershiner
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: mason jar lids
Replies: 174
Views: 58055

Re: mason jar lids

I completley wrap my mason lids PTFE tape. Easy. Safe. No big deal.
by coastershiner
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: best still hand ever...
Replies: 23
Views: 877

Re: best still hand ever...

She brings my dinner out to the shed, Me and the wife run the still together all the time, while we drink what we made. Last night I was too drunk and tired, she stayed up and finished the run for us. She rocks.
by coastershiner
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum

ranger_ric wrote:Well CRAP.... with the new liner how you gonna warm up your doggies???
Hot dogs were under the liner lol it was a lid.
Fun night
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum

Makin hotdogs and vodka. Ujssm. Pot distilled 2 times. Reflux once. Yum
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum

And now we have a lid. Don't worry guys. This comply with rule #6. It is a stainless steel chimney liner, cut halfway and turned into a lid. Special thanks to wifey on this one.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum

Yes. I am white trash.
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Makin hotdogs with my boiler, Yum

Confession:I made hotdogs on the top of my boiler, while doing a 4 hour sprit run. That boiler is hot! And hotdog boils good on it with a bit of water. Where's the mustard?
Am I the only person who in the history of the world did this?
by coastershiner
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 4723

Re: Salami

O wow. For somem didn't realize making fancy salami was a hobby!
Man you got me droolin. What type of meat do you use? I would love to learn more