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by john2674
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: Ethanol additive or homemade help
Replies: 19
Views: 3618

Re: Ethanol additive or homemade help

ok as far as an additive...to me seems like the only way to boost ethanol content is to add ethanol... now as far as build a still or buy premade fuel.??? if I were you id start with figuring out just how much ethanol you need to produce to meet your needs. vs just buying the fuel. that will help yo...
by john2674
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 2 inch reflux column finished,first run going question
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: 2 inch reflux column finished,first run going question

yep you pack the whole column. just leave enough space empty below the bottom slant plate so that the boiling distillate doesn't splash up into the pool your collecting from.
by john2674
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from southern Manitoba
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Hello from southern Manitoba

Welcome!
You came to the right place to learn everything you need to know about this wonderful hobby! If you haven't already check out Crankys spoon feeding, as a start.
As far as what still... I would start by deciding what you like to drink first, then build your still to produce it. :thumbup:
by john2674
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: i need a new aquarium heater source
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: i need a new aquarium heater source

I live in a really cold place and do all my runs in the winter, so heating the mash was a huge problem for me. Well I found a solution that works for me, its kinda diy but ill post it up in case it helps somebody else. First I went on amazon and bought a digital temp controller like this https://www...
by john2674
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: New discover can turn CO2 directly into Ethanol!
Replies: 11
Views: 3759

Re: New discover can turn CO2 directly into Ethanol!

what really amazes me about this process is the fact that if its scaleable , we can use renewable energy sources at times when their producing more power than needed to suck co2 directly out of the atmosphere or say from the smokestack of a coal power plant, to make a usefull fuel while REDUCING the...
by john2674
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!

Well.... I must shamefully admit that I couldn't wait the full year :oops: I do all my runs in the winter and my partner and I were getting all the stillin stuff ready last night when we came across the 2 bottles of sunshine! What could 1 little sip hurt???? well I now only have 1 bottle left :crazy...
by john2674
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198240

Re: Three Word Story

ready for bed?
by john2674
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Usernames Gone Wild
Replies: 178
Views: 6711

Re: Usernames Gone Wild

LIKKER LIPS
by john2674
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: police found my still
Replies: 110
Views: 15133

Re: police found my still

yeah I agree that if all they were interested in was busting a still they would have acted right away. I was only warning about the possibility that if they do forward their pics to the feds , they would most likely watch you for quite a while before doing anything. just so they can get all the peop...
by john2674
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: police found my still
Replies: 110
Views: 15133

Re: police found my still

Years ago I owned my own car repair shop in a small town. well my helper was involved in some shady pot dealings with an undercover fed agent. They sat outside my shop every day for about 2 months in a Kirby vacuum cleaner van. it was almost a joke I would even tell them hello from time to time as I...
by john2674
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ?'s about my still
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: ?'s about my still

I also noticed you said your heating it with gas. looking at the picture I would highly recommend extending the output pipe at the bottom.. with some copper tubing of course.. so that your flammable likker isn't pouring out right above an open flame.
by john2674
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Venom Hunters show
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Venom Hunters show

lol this brings me back! years ago the wife and I were living in northwest florida, we were watching some show... I think it was called the snakemaster or something like that. Anyway the guy was looking for giant eastern diamondbacks and it was filmed about 20 miles from where we were living at the ...
by john2674
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Planning a thumper build
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: Planning a thumper build

Anyone see any problems with using 3/4" from keg boiler to keg thumper? It'll be single opening type plumbing. So 3/4" inside 2" at thomper neck. Reason I was thinking 3/4" instead of 1" is cost,but also that is the inner diameter of my condenser anyway. Looking for suggestions,and even CONSTRUCTIV...
by john2674
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What still to built or buy?
Replies: 303
Views: 187085

Re: What still to built or buy?

+1 Rad!
If that is copper that's some serious patina! lol!
by john2674
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The feds can't leave notin alone!
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: The feds can't leave notin alone!

I feel your pain python!
Here in the states the anti smokers are eating away at smokers rights little by little. Wont be long till having a cig is a bigger crime than having drugs. I'm going to be learning to grow my own tobacco this summer. its gonna be a necessity pretty soon.
by john2674
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First column run, how am I doing?
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: First column run, how am I doing?

Disclaimer: I AM NOT BY ANY MEANS A MASTER DISTILLER. That being said I thought I would share some of my experiences with you, since my rig is sorta similar to yours. the high 180s to 192 proof is right about where I'm at too on my 3 inch vm. I have a theory that if the valve was as close as possibl...
by john2674
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats your job?
Replies: 219
Views: 11187

Re: Whats your job?

Hey Ric!
Not sure if your interested in working up here in the frozen tundra or not, but here is north dakotas job website. http://www.jobsnd.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
just type oilfield in the keyword box and see whats available.
by john2674
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats your job?
Replies: 219
Views: 11187

Re: Whats your job?

lol Frodo! that reminds me of when I was a kid. they were just beginning to end spanking in schools. My parents wrote a letter to the school letting them know that if I got out of line the teachers had their permission to give me a woopin! lol the good ole days!
by john2674
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: TN teens die after drinking methanol fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

Re: TN teens die after drinking methanol fuel

I agree python, education is the key.. the "news people" seem to be lumping methanol and ethanol into the same basket?? well the kids are still gonna drink .. why not let them know which one is deadly?? that's like lumping soft drinks and battery acid together in the same group. Similar?.. yes..... ...
by john2674
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats your job?
Replies: 219
Views: 11187

Re: Whats your job?

Well military.. retired from the national guard. I was a ummmm..... water purification specialist... (there I said it.)
Right now I am a surveyor/ heavy equipment operator.(scraper ,dozer, trackhoe, and such.)
by john2674
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Uh oh - alcoholometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: Uh oh - alcoholometer

+1 to buying multiples! If your like me that is. Ive already broken 2 of em over the years. I now own a set of four! I swear those things shatter if you look at them too hard!
by john2674
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What do we call you Americans?.
Replies: 105
Views: 4959

Re: What do we call you Americans?.

There are 55 countries in "The Americas" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_in_the_Americas_by_population" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow They include: USA, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, Chile etc. All of these countries are...
by john2674
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!

well. ive been uncorking and airing it and so far it has a nice light aroma. Ive been resisting the temptation to do any further tasting so far though! but when it was fresh off the still I was really surprised at how much flavor came over. almost like you dissolved some peanuts in it lol. should be...
by john2674
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!

Heres the product I used.
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all ground up.
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cookin on the stove!
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Ferment is getting close!
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Finally done! notice the 1/2 inch or so of oil on top! I used paper towels to soak up as much as I could before running it.
by john2674
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: Im gonna call it....sun shine!!!

Well she took a while ,but it finally finished! I ended up just doing a single pot still run with this and have it sitting on oak. I,m planning on aging at least 1 year for this one maybe more. I ran it yesterday and aired it overnight. I sampled a little of the hearts.... Hmm Verry nutty almost ove...
by john2674
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Mill with steel rolls
Replies: 62
Views: 9099

Re: Mill with steel rols

Maybe you could keep a supply of used grain husks around,and if theres any rust on the mill just run that through it a few times to.... sand... it down before you actually run your new grain...?
by john2674
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to Home Distiller
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: New to Home Distiller

Hi Don, Welcome!
May I ask what book it was that got you interested?
by john2674
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: help please, any bit will be great!
Replies: 97
Views: 4433

Re: help please, any bit will be great!

I cant quite tell from the pics but does your top slant plate overlap the bottom one?
by john2674
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Stainless steel lathe swarf.
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Stainless steel lathe swarf.

In theory it would probably work, but trying to get it clean might be more trouble than its worth.
by john2674
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: what are you doing....
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: what are you doing....

Just woke up from my Christmas dinner coma, Checked on the mash.. sunshine experiment not ready yet but the birdwatchers should be ready for tomorrow! woohoo! first run of the season!