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by yakattack
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Modular flute plate design. A few issues...
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Modular flute plate design. A few issues...

One thing that you mentioned that would be a bad idea is re flowing the solder to change the cup height for the plates. As soon as you start flowing the solder you're going to have to do another cleaning run before you can run product. Open this helps avoid issues later.
by yakattack
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Blond ale all grain help

Well chalk this one up as a learning experience. Go to transfer into keg. Remove ''sealed'' to find a lacto or vinigar infection taking hold. Not sure if a sour beer is going to be any good. But I'm going to find out. And if nothing else It will be stripped for the etho. Next time ill ferment in ca...
by yakattack
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Boiler skin thickness, heat retention etc
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Boiler skin thickness, heat retention etc

It's run on internal water heaters the holes are cut and tapped right into the ss plate on the side. But could easily be run on a custom gass burner if I made a brick shroud for the lower half of.it. or dig a trench and run it on fire or more accurately a hot coal bed. I can also run it off steam. O...
by yakattack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Black currant shoots (especially for der wo)
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: Black currant shoots (especially for der wo)

Subed. This thread needs to keep going. V- I tip my hat to you sir and thank you for the little gold mine you've just opened up.
by yakattack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Blond ale all grain help

Well chalk this one up as a learning experience. Go to transfer into keg. Remove ''sealed'' to find a lacto or vinigar infection taking hold. Not sure if a sour beer is going to be any good. But I'm going to find out. And if nothing else It will be stripped for the etho. Next time ill ferment in car...
by yakattack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: DIY aircooled condencer
Replies: 25
Views: 2300

Re: DIY aircooled condencer

Right on. How long are you planning on making it? Fans?

And what do you mean you don't need another still. There's always room for another still.
by yakattack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Boiler skin thickness, heat retention etc
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Boiler skin thickness, heat retention etc

Kegs are handy. If you're going larger scale ( which were not going to discuss on this forum. Got to respect the rules here) either the ss barrels or ss ibc totes work a treat. I had a custom boiler made. It's 1/4 thick ss. It's fucking heavy. It takes 2 people to move it. It takes forever to heat u...
by yakattack
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: DIY aircooled condencer
Replies: 25
Views: 2300

Re: DIY aircooled condencer

Shadys at it again. You taking pics of the process?
Which boiler is it for?
Yak
by yakattack
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Beer keg safety issue
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Beer keg safety issue

Alright. This is a safety question. One of my original boilers is a true 15 gallon beer keg. It was never molested as it was run on a propane burner. The question is. Can I still use this as a beer keg under normal operating pressure or will having used it for a boiler make it unsafe to pressurize?
by yakattack
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: anal leakage
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: anal leakage

Teflon is ok but that silicone hose that's in the pic is not safe for alcohol of any kind. Silicone is only ok for water. So if that hose is in contact with alcohol or alcohol vapor it needs to go
by yakattack
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Downtime this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Downtime this morning

Not sure if it was across the board but both forum and homepage were down from 8 am my time until atleast 10 30.
by yakattack
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Southern Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Hello From Southern Ontario

Welcome from another southern ontarioian.
by yakattack
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: forgot to bookmark a post....proofing
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: forgot to bookmark a post....proofing

Basics of it is 10 percent abv drop at a time with a rest period IIRC.
by yakattack
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Blond ale all grain help

Well finally got this into the fermenter. Hoping it turns out well. Finally grain bill was 24 lbs. Final volume was aproxx 14 gallons. Og after temp correct right before I pitched yeast was 1.052. Pretty satisfactory for a first go. Next time will be a full fly sparge instead of a mix between fly an...
by yakattack
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Shotgun boiler (not condenser)
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: Shotgun boiler (not condenser)

It would absolutly give you faster heat up times if you were over a fire for a heat source. But to be honest with how much extra work and how many potential leak points you are adding to a boiler that is going to contain hot alcohol over a fuel and ignition source it wouldnt be a modification I woul...
by yakattack
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Blond ale all grain help

Well I'm still slacking. Or rather not slacking but keep hitting roadblocks. My induction element shit the bed on me so I'm replacing that today. Brew day today. 2 weeks to keg. 3 to tap
by yakattack
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1807

Re: Help!!!

Ouch. Thats going to be a fun mess. You just learned a lesson the hard way. Always leave adiquate head space. And always have a back up containment system. Get that bucket it a large garbage bag to contain any spills and keep swmbo from turning th evil eye on you and your new found hobby.
Yak
by yakattack
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Are there sealants that are safe to use in a wash?
Replies: 21
Views: 1734

Re: Are there sealants that are safe to use in a wash?

Jb. Being that it has its a temp controller built in as long as you don't heat past the barrels capacity ( and being that you're simply using it to keep the barrel at fermenting temp you're golden with this.
by yakattack
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Blond ale all grain help

Well after having a long convo with bitter, I turned a spare chest cooler into a mash tun for the cost of a braided ss line and a 99 cent in line valve. So for 15 dollars I have a insulated mash tun that should handle a full 15 gallon batch of beer. Was soldering on my ball valve to the kettle and o...
by yakattack
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Ontario!
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Hello from Ontario!

Welcome from a fellow ont hobbiest.
Long time listener means you either are well on your way or have done your homework. Either way welcome to the community
by yakattack
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Blond ale all grain help
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Blond ale all grain help

Hey guys. While my 4 Inch gear is being redone slowly I am finally going to get a keg of beer put up. Got my grain and hops. Here's my grain bill for a 15 gallon beer batch 33lbs of pale 2 row. 1.5 lbs Crystal malt 20L 1.05 Oz of nugget hops( pellet form) 1.5 oz Willamette hops (pellet form) Recipe ...
by yakattack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member From Ontario Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: New Member From Ontario Canada

Spent quite a bit of time in your neck of the woods last year. Spent 8 months building the 50meg solar farm up that way. Spent half the time in owen sound. Get up that way every fall for salmon. Personal favorite is the saugeen river.
by yakattack
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A Comedy Of Errors
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: A Comedy Of Errors

Hey mate, think most plate builders have been where you are!. It can be very frustrating with leaks!. what do you think is the main issue with why your ferrule joins are leaking?. What other areas are leaking?. I know what its like, trying to get something right but it feels like its against you!. ...
by yakattack
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A Comedy Of Errors
Replies: 7
Views: 956

A Comedy Of Errors

Ladies and gentleman, I've about had it. This 4 inch modular playground idea was about as successful as my marriage. I'm about ready to scrap my 4 inch flute altogether. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. From early on in the build I was plaged by delays and shaping and soldering problems. Fought...
by yakattack
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Mead
Replies: 151
Views: 16112

Re: Mead

I started another mead tonight, og 1.070 so about 10% ABV potentially. I went with ec1118 and did my tataric acid and fermaid o. Will degas tomorrow and for the next 3 days and add the nutrients in steps as prescribed and in hopes of getting a very dry mead this time. The wife is pissed because I p...
by yakattack
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all you and yours this year.
by yakattack
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: I live close to a sweeteners distributor....
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: I live close to a sweeteners distributor....

You lucky dog. They have agave. You're one of the few of us lucky enought to have access to that. Tequila anyone?
by yakattack
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: South African Craft
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: South African Craft

Hi and welcome here. For a brandy just a very simple pot still will be fine for double runs, for gin you would do well to further reflux it. Take a look around and you will soon find all you need to get it done :thumbup: . I guess you are too optimistic! New on distilling! So knowing nothing at all...
by yakattack
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Long winters means much time
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Long winters means much time

First welcome. Second if.you can cancel your order it would be in your beat interest. That equipment is not only poorly designed but not safe either.

A few days reading and you will begin to.understand why I've suggested that you cancel your order.

Yak
by yakattack
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: You might be a Black Smith
Replies: 31
Views: 3154

Re: You might be a Black Smith

Chixter wrote:
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If ya not only know what these are, but you know how they work cuz you made 'em.

So for those of us who are definitely not blacksmiths what are they? Got me curious.