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by Euphoria
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Fire Extinguishers
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: Fire Extinguishers

CO2 extinguishers may seem to be "less messy" until you try to use one on a flammable liquid fire. They are under pressure and I wouldn't even think of using one on burning alcohol any more than I would use one on a grease fire in a pan on the stove. You'll just be spreading, (forcefully blowing,) t...
by Euphoria
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Starlock blades for multitools
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Starlock blades for multitools

I also have the FEIN oscillating tool, which I've had since they were the only one manufacturing that kind of tool. Since then, the market has been flooded with "clone" oscillating tools like the Fein Tool, (but most are of way inferior construction than the well-made Fein Tool.) And to answer your ...
by Euphoria
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1218
Views: 67361

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday Nerdy!
by Euphoria
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheep cooling reservoir
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Cheep cooling reservoir

No, I haven't tried reversing the fan direction to pull air through the radiator. Only to push the air through it, as in my current setup. I don't think that pulling air would be any better, if even as good, as forcefully pushing the air through it. All I know is that it works pretty well as is. The...
by Euphoria
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Still Dragon DIY Controller build- 220
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Still Dragon DIY Controller build- 220

This was my "build." I bought a large generic electrical "J" Box from Lowes "big box store," and I also installed a computer "pancake" fan for drawing in cooling air, and a grilled vent for hot air discharge.
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by Euphoria
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 254
Views: 17570

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Well I got my second shot yesterday, (Thursday.) I woke up today feeling just fine. I've heard many people say that their second shot kicked their butts compared to their first shot. I don't know if there is a correlation, but most of the folks who had a bad response from their second shot, that I'v...
by Euphoria
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Mile Hi 220V 30amp Variable Controller Question
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Mile Hi 220V 30amp Variable Controller Question

I have a Mile-Hi 240 volt 30 Amp controller, and also another one that I built from a "kit." Both work well. Since I already had an older 3-Prong 30 Amp "welder outlet", (and yes, I have an old "stick" welder, which I've had for over 40 years, plugged into it most of the time.) So I wired the same p...
by Euphoria
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 254
Views: 17570

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

I get my second vaccination shot tomorrow, (Thur.) Just wish my wife could get them too, but she's not eligible until the next Tier. And, fwiw, I didn't have any "symptoms" or problems from receiving the first dose. Just sayin'. I received the Moderna vaccine.
by Euphoria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 653
Views: 39110

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Yeah, I'm probably not more than an hour north of Bushman's place, but I had to shovel paths through the 10" we got yesterday. Snow sucks. I'm getting too old for that stuff.
by Euphoria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: who likes to shoot?
Replies: 74
Views: 3051

Re: who likes to shoot?

Certainly not the Blackhawk, which is a nice piece as well, but my "5-hole" Charter Arms Bulldog XL in .45 Colt is actually lighter in weight, even when loaded, than my Ruger SP-100 5-holer in .357 Mag. They are both well built and pack a punch, but fully controllable. Especially with the "rubberize...
by Euphoria
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: List of trusted stills/ builders
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: List of trusted stills/ builders

Not an endorsement, and I have no affiliation with them, but I have bought a lot of the stilling equipment I own from Mile-Hi Distilling in Denver. I've always been satisfied with the quality of the products I've gotten from them. Not to slight any other purveyors of stilling equipment, and FWIW, I ...
by Euphoria
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: who likes to shoot?
Replies: 74
Views: 3051

Re: who likes to shoot?

Amongst my many guns, I also have a Glock 19. Early on, I too was skeptical of those "plastic guns," but I found it to be well made and reliable. The only thing I didn't care for on my older Gen 3 model were the molded-in finger reliefs on the front of the grip. They just didn't line up right with m...
by Euphoria
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Covid-19

I get my 2nd COVID vaccination shot on the Feb 18th, (I'm 68, so I was able to get it with the "over 65 crowd," in Phase 1B,) but my child bride is only 60 so she isn't eligible to get her shots until they enter Phase 2B. She works for the school district. I don’t think school teachers are in the e...
by Euphoria
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Covid-19

I get my 2nd COVID vaccination shot on the Feb 18th, (I'm 68, so I was able to get it with the "over 65 crowd," in Phase 1B,) but my child bride is only 60 so she isn't eligible to get her shots until they enter Phase 2B. She works for the school district.
by Euphoria
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Temperature of Cooling Water
Replies: 19
Views: 5153

Re: Temperature of Cooling Water

To my thinking, a 5 gallon bucket isn't going to cut it. You need a larger reservoir, (like a 50 gal. drum or rain barrel,) with the addition of a cooling coil, (aka radiator,) and a fan to blow through it to help dissipate the heat in your coolant return line. At least that would be a good place to...
by Euphoria
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cheep cooling reservoir
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Cheep cooling reservoir

In addition to my plastic "rain barrel" coolant reservoir I added a home built cooling coil and fan that I conjured up to provide additional cooling to the water on its return trip back to the reservoir. Even with the large plastic drum my coolant temps would climb during my run. The fan/radiator un...
by Euphoria
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 73277

Re: rifles

Eventually I would like to get into cowboy shooting. Would be nice to have some nice wood pieces for that. If I could just find some that I wouldn’t Have to win the lotto to buy. LoL I've been into Cowboy Action Shooting, (SASS Life Member,) for well over a dozen years now. Lotsa fun, but due to CO...
by Euphoria
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 73277

Re: rifles

Just a couple of pics of my favorite "shooting irons." With 35 different guns, it's hard to decide which ones to drag out to the range.
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by Euphoria
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1218
Views: 67361

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday Bushman!
by Euphoria
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New from Washington State
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: New from Washington State

Another welcome from the "wet" side.
by Euphoria
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Mile High Thumper connection
Replies: 25
Views: 1698

Re: Mile High Thumper connection

[/quote]Did your thumper inlet pipe have a tri-clamp fitting?[/quote] Yes, all my components, including both the inlet and outlet lines on the Thumper lid, have tri-clamp fittings. Only lines that don't have tri-clamp fittings are my cooling water hose connections, which I equipped with barbed stain...
by Euphoria
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Stills and still building information
Topic: Best hybrid still
Replies: 19
Views: 3322

Re: Best hybrid still

IMO, modular construction is more versatile and cost effective. I have a 26 gal, a 13 gal, and an 8 gal. boiler, a Lyne Arm, a Plated Column, and a Thumper lid, and I can "mix and match" any and all of it in whatever configuration I want to run. Just makes sense to be able get more than one use from...
by Euphoria
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Mile High Thumper connection
Replies: 25
Views: 1698

Re: Mile High Thumper connection

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All the ends on my Mile Hi stuff have Tri-clamp fittings. I can run my setup as a plain old Pot still, with or without the Thumper in the line. I can just hook my Condenser directly to my Lyne Arm coming off the boiler, or hook the condenser to the outflow of the Thumper.
by Euphoria
Thu May 14, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CM Still Output Improvement Mods Mile High / Brewhaus PSII.
Replies: 360
Views: 195589

Re: CM Still Output Improvement Mods Mile High / Brewhaus PSII.

For my 26 Gallon Boiler and 4" plated column set-up, I use a large plastic drum as a cooling water reservoir so I don't waste water, and I built a radiator core with a fan that I attached to it for cooling the hot return water flowing back to the reservoir tank. I have a submersible fountain pump in...
by Euphoria
Sat May 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Got Hacked
Replies: 17
Views: 1902

Re: Got Hacked

Just a bunch of "fishing hacks" and scare tactics, hoping to prey on people who think that they're screwed unless they pay up. My Malwarebytes program is good at stopping "evil stuff" out there.
by Euphoria
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1218
Views: 67361

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Birthday Nerdybrewer. Hoist one for me. I'd love to share a toast with you, but during these disease infested days, it's not possible. Enjoy your B-day!
by Euphoria
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Picked up 100# Bobs Red Mill Cornmeal today
Replies: 73
Views: 7795

Re: Picked up 100# Bobs Red Mill Cornmeal today

When you get ready to get a bigger mortar mixer, get hold of me. I need to down-size and reclaim some of my garage real estate, (to keep the peace with the wife,) and I haven't even used it, so it's hard to justify keeping it any longer. I bought it a few years ago, and it's still a virgin. Brand ne...
by Euphoria
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the PNW
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Greetings from the PNW

Another welcome from another PNW'er.
by Euphoria
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: flavor out of a flute
Replies: 36
Views: 3059

Re: flavor out of a flute

Of course, if you can't decide, then get both! :thumbup:
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by Euphoria
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Washington State
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Hello from Washington State

Welcome Samm, from another WA State distiller. There's quite a few of us on this forum from all around the PNW, and in particular, a heavy representation from the greater Puget Sound area. You're in good company.