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by allen42
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: convert internal to valved reflux
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: convert internal to valved reflux

Hawke & Oaty thanks so much for yall's reply ... but I THINK I will keep this still & just make me a new one from scratch . I am lucky enough to have free acess to almost everything I need. I'll try to post some pics of my new one when i finish

Thanks again

Allen
by allen42
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Structured distillation column
Replies: 58
Views: 23799

Re: Structured distillation column

Here Here , Very nice work indeed !! ( I really have no idea what here here means but ya gotta admit it sounded darn good ) I was amazed at the design & the amout of work that has gone into it . Please tell me you did not do all of that work at home on your time alone !!! Teaseing ya , it Looks GREA...
by allen42
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: convert internal to valved reflux
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: convert internal to valved reflux

Hi Otay, this is the link where I got my instructions from http://homedistiller.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow I was thinking of adding the "T" & valves after the water jacket but before the output arm.which is about 5inches above the top on the keg & within the 1...
by allen42
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: convert internal to valved reflux
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

convert internal to valved reflux

Hey been yall, its been a good while since I posted . I have a question, I now have a Internal reflux still , its built per instructions on the site "how to build a world class still" it is pretty much the same internal as he shows how to make, the only difference is the way I couple my colum to the...
by allen42
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Nitrile gasket
Replies: 28
Views: 5153

not to jump the tread, BUT I work with a Electric Utility , we Use Rubber Blankets Made from Natural Rubber .Does anybody have any thoughts good or bad about thier use ? Right now I use cork as my gasket between my boiler & the Colum on my reflux BUT I have to replace it every season & have thought ...
by allen42
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 200078

I started my batch of Strawberry , its now finished and its GREAT !!I shared ith with my Family & My Wifes Family & everybody wanted some more . I Will make more !!
by allen42
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 39
Views: 24511

I started my batch of Strawberry , its now finished and its GREAT !!I shared ith with my Family & My Wifes Family & everybody wanted some more . I Will make more !!
by allen42
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 708
Views: 200078

just started a strawberry pantydropper tonight, I have 2 quarts or strawberrys soaking for thier 1st week, then I will make the strawberry suryp & dilute to around ant Wait 80 proof , hope its ready by XMAS !! Cant wait !!
by allen42
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: bokakob or valved still
Replies: 30
Views: 7562

WOW thanks for ALL the replys , I really wish if anyone out there has some step by step directions, maybe they will post, till then, i think I am gonna stick with my internal reflux, and maybe later on try my hand with corn mash & whiskey
by allen42
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: bokakob or valved still
Replies: 30
Views: 7562

bokakob or valved still

Guys I built with the help of lots of friends an interal reflx still several years ago & the sprits that comes out i am happy with & so is my friends & It isnt near as tepermental as it used to be when running the 1st few runs. my quetion is it worth the effort to try & build a valved or a bokakob (...
by allen42
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2087
Views: 498092

while running off my next to last turbo yeast batch ( I use duble runs of the turbo & make double batches that just about fills my beer keg reflux) we started the simple to use turbo yeast/suga wash this moring to make up the last bacth of the turbo we had on hand , so I will have 3 /12 gallons or s...
by allen42
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Peach 'shine.
Replies: 35
Views: 14275

never tried a peach Brandy BUT I make 20 gallons of peach wine every year , the lady at my brew shops tells me to add peach flavoring to peach wine because when peaches fermit, the process takes most of the peach flavors out , so her suggestion is to buy some of her peach flavoring !! I use it for m...
by allen42
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: ? about oak
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Thats a Great Idea Junkyard, I have never thought about that !! I always go cut a section of a white oak limb with the chain saw, then split it with the axe, they cut the ends off that were cut with the saw & then char em ,, lmao the chips is alot better Idea !! Thanks !!
by allen42
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Store Bought Flavoring- Whats hot & whats not
Replies: 148
Views: 124974

been awhile since i been on here , hot weather & my still does not go together lol , way too hot !! anyway , This isnt essence BUT it is VERY GOOD . From my brew Shop I buy peach flavored beer flavoring , I 1st used it to add peach flavor to peach wine as it looses flavor during fermetion. So, one d...
by allen42
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Keg Still cut neck out or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

Sorry BR, i havent figured out how to post pics on this site yet ,,,all i did was make a flange from 3/8 SS and Tig welded it in place on top of the keg( i drilled and taped for 3/8 threads )( the opening i cut is about 8-10" across) then i made another SS Flange with holes drilled to made the tread...
by allen42
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Keg Still cut neck out or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

i cut mine out so i can cleaqn it and then welded a SS flange to the top so i could mount another flange that has the still conneted to it

here is a great site to get some ideas
moonshinestill.com

good luck

my best advice is ti take your time !

allen
by allen42
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

uncle remus , its Stainless , cheap stainless i am sure BUT it is SS, not sure of the name brand of silver solder i have ..all i am sure of is that is says Silver solder , the flux is zinc cloride , it is s liquid ,pink in color , i cleaned with a wire brush the brushed everything with the flux, i h...
by allen42
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

well guys i bought some SS lil pots , perfect size and fairly cheap too, i was all excited right up till i tried to silver solder the damn cooper to the SS!! what a mess i made !! i will try some lead free solder next time i get brave enough to soak 5 gallons in carbon !!lol after busting my A@@ to...
by allen42
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

Re: get the stank out

I suggest you try another yeast, it is easier to not have the stink before you distill and filter than to remove it. Try to use something like white labs high grav ale yeast. I had some bad experiences with red star champagne yeasts producing stink that was hard to remove (multiple redistillation a...
by allen42
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Our Pot Still
Replies: 9
Views: 7073

very very nice work Uncle remus !!
by allen42
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

well guys i bought some SS lil pots , perfect size and fairly cheap too, i was all excited right up till i tried to silver solder the damn cooper to the SS!! what a mess i made !! i will try some lead free solder next time i get brave enough to soak 5 gallons in carbon !!lol after busting my A@@ to ...
by allen42
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Bubble stone possible disaster!
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

there is also a stone that is made of very pourus (sp) wood , it is just a peive of wood that you connect a hose too, BUT since they do sell SS bubblers at the brew shops THAT is prolly best !!
by allen42
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

thanks yall, a damn kidney stone attack last night /this morning has me side lined for the moment ,,, i'll update when i finish up

thanks again EVERYBODY !!
by allen42
Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

i have some at home , is there a speical flux i need as well?

Thanks Remus !
by allen42
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

YESSSSSSSSSS Great Idea,,,, but errrrr can you solder SS to Copper? I had no idea , but if ya can, that is what i will do without a question!!i have lead free solder & Silver solder at the house .. which should i use?or is there something else i sould use?
by allen42
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

you have been a real help KH!!! ,,, IF i can find some SS funnels at a good price locally , i think i will buy 3 of them and try to stack them with coffe filter in one & maybe 2 with wine filters in the others,,,
by allen42
Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

Is there any point it letting spirit sit on carbon for a week then? It looks like the filter's holding roughly the same amount as I'd add to a batch and the contact time is much shorter. Watershed, i just through a *week* out there , last year when i soaked some in carbon i let it set at least a we...
by allen42
Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

BUT what i wanna end up with is a spirit that when i give some to friends they go WOW , Allen , if this is your objective then dont you really want to concentrate on making something with flavor like a whiskey or rum , rather than a vodka? i guess what i was meaning when i said WOW , is that is doe...
by allen42
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

the batch i polished last year i ran it though SEVERAL times before i got it back to the point where there wasnt any black on the filters,, was quite a pain cuz i was just free hand pouring with a measuring cup lol i WAS gonna ask how you found the perfect sized funnel !! hmm maybe one of my buddys ...
by allen42
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: when to polish
Replies: 58
Views: 26465

Thanks SO much for the pic KH !! I ran a double batch last weekend & collected 2 gallons of 94 % , i am gonna cut that back by 1/2 & place in a carboy , shake it up everyday for a week & hopefully by then i can collect me a ss funnel , your design is the easiest i have seen yet , i think i will copy...