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by jonnys_spirit
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Fermentation temp control
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Fermentation temp control

a couple wifi cams to keep an eye on it throughout the day. Jonnys, what webcam are you using? I have a couple for home security but those are $$$, I've been looking for a cheaper one that doesn't suck for less critical stuff. Thanks. It’s a tiny little usb charger/nanny cam thing. Micro SD card go...
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6324
Views: 252775

Re: Three Word Story

black days again
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6324
Views: 252775

Re: Three Word Story

Chased by the
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 320

Re: Steamed feed corn and angel yeast

Looks very flavorful! Prolly won’t need a dollop of EVOO to prevent the puke?
Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello distillers!
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Hello distillers!

Welcome home Vick! Nice episode #15 on malts and malting. Tipped up a single malt for a couple drams, kicked back, and learned a bit about the majick of malt. Do we get to make requests?

Thanks and cheers!
-jonny
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Ky momma shine
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Ky momma shine

Welcomed to HomeDistillers Woodworld ! Take some time and read through the various starter threads. Check out the Tried and True recipe section for best guidance on well tested and documented recipes.

What kind of still are you running?

Cheers,
Jonny
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Looking for input from the "hive mind" for our organic rums
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Looking for input from the "hive mind" for our organic rums

Someone else will probably post but our discusstion here is limited to boilers 30 gallons and under for home distilling use. See rules 10 & 11. SOunds awesome thoug! https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5090 Rules 10 & 11 10 It is the hope of this forum to promote the legalization of...
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rapid Aging - Opinions on Outcomes?
Replies: 40
Views: 2205

Re: Rapid Aging - Opinions on Outcomes?

Seems that aging whiskey is a relative thing. Takes 3 or 4 times longer to age a barrel of whiskey in Scotland than it does to do the same in Texas. The main difference in the two locations is heat and humidity. So, why isn't it reasonable to think that you can speed up maturation by artificially c...
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Fermentation temp control
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Fermentation temp control

I can share some vids if you’re interested ;) If you have any showing an airlock blowing off the top, or a violent krausen overflowing onto the floor, then sure ... 'cause "misery loves company." I don't normally use airlocks for primary ferment but I was concerned about the minimal headspace I had...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Bloody Butcher Recipes
Replies: 37
Views: 856

Re: Bloody Butcher Recipes

Barley arrived for this next run in my bloody butcher series and they sent cool stickers! Whoa! 2035584C-BDDD-43ED-8B5A-29F9A0F6F40A.jpeg https://mecca-grade-estate-malt.square.site/?shipping=true https://www.udrop.com/file/90hT/MGEM_Metolius.pdf Metolius (Munich-Style Foundation Malt) - Barley Prod...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Fermentation temp control
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Fermentation temp control

I use this inkbird and a couple wifi cams to keep an eye on it throughout the day. A *couple* wifi cams ?!? Well I wanted to watch it while I was at work so one cam over top looking down and a second cam side view uh huh. It’s sorta like watching paint dry but I like it. If I miss anything it recor...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Possibly Infected
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Possibly Infected

If it was moldy you don't want it. That's my recommendation but others may recommend something different.

Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Fermentation temp control
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Fermentation temp control

I use this inkbird and a couple wifi cams to keep an eye on it throughout the day. https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Max-1200W-Temperature-Controller-Greenhouse/dp/B01HXM5UAC/ref=asc_df_B01HXM5UAC/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198101685250&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3620910083079755813&hvpone=&hvptwo=...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi to all
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Hi to all

Welcome to HD dm60! Lots of info to read and research here. I grew up in Germany and am in TN now. Also work in recording and mixing so welcome to this rabbit hole. Lots of threads around for grappa and some for schnappsbrennen. For schnapps you really just need a bunch of fruit and can work with ma...
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1168
Views: 195055

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Ian Smiley design Did you ask Ian? 1.250 inch deep in my kettle. Will that work? If you run 40%ABV (of which 60% is "water") the remainder left in the boiler will be something less than 0.75" - Maybe 0.5" - 1.250"x60% = 0.75" subtract a little more because the distillate doesn't come out at 100%ABV...
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Viton VS PTFE
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Viton VS PTFE

I ordered a sight glass.. ....where did you purchase these gaskets?.... Referring to the silicone gaskets that seal between the borosilicate glass tube and the stainless housing - not the TC gaskets (which you should also use PTFE for).. I wrapped mine in teflon tape and re-installed/tested for air...
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)

1960 Jeannie Robertson recording:
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)
Replies: 15
Views: 184

Re: I'm a canny gaun man (any Scotsman?)

*** Cares enough to review and discuss on a home distilling forum..

Ahem...

I'll ask my step mother - She might know?

It's not a bad thing!

EDIT:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_a_M ... _Every_Day
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: ... run on a "real" still - looking for feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: ... run on a "real" still - looking for feedback

Sounds good! You say ABV of the wash was 10.37% or starting gravity of 1.037? I'd personally run a flavored product strip till total ABV of low wines collected was 25-30% ABV (maybe as low as 20%! but about 1/4 to 1/3 volume of the charge for sure) and on a typical 10%'ish wash expect to get about 2...
by jonnys_spirit
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Still
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: My First Still

Congratulations well deserved StillCity! Very happy for you too.

Cheers,
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My agave spirit
Replies: 189
Views: 15599

Re: My agave spirit

8ball, do you feel that heavy on the the terpenes carried too much flavor?
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1433
Views: 219106

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Lol! “And I never felt so bad in my entire life..”
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423786

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Finished up the mini reflux alembic mod. 1” over 3/4” mini CM RC. Not even sure whether it’s going to knock down full power on the hotplate but it’ll probably do something. B3415136-4EA2-41E9-9EA5-B173BCA56CB2.jpeg Split rotating top to be packed with copper mesh or whatever. D075DB48-B7F0-4FB7-90E9...
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1433
Views: 219106

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.


Re: Tell us about your mistakes.
Got time to pull up a chair and set for a while?
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Bloody Butcher Recipes
Replies: 37
Views: 856

Re: Bloody Butcher Recipes

I paid $144 delivered for 90# unmalted bloody butcher. Used 45# in an HBB recipe that yields about 15x 750’s finished. It’s not feed store prices but it’s also far from liquor store prices and makes a nice drop that’s a little more special - it does seem to add a nice spice? I might try some malted ...
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423786

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Wow! Sounds like a workout! I’ve used feed corn a few times and it’s been pretty much the same as grocery store corn meal. Here it’s only $7/sack so well worth it.

Your mill looks great restored :)

Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Bloody Butcher Recipes
Replies: 37
Views: 856

Re: Bloody Butcher Recipes

A bit less than three gallons of The Bloody Bear aging on a handful of used wine oak fingers @ 110proof. Charred a couple. The middle jar of white that I swiped is very tasty - Not gonna last long! 778E412B-5C41-4B28-B164-1C7FFDA8D65D.jpeg Three gallons of Bloody Bear feints for next batch of bloody...
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Sugarlands Distillery has largest pot still in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: Sugarlands Distillery has largest pot still in the US

The smoke and mirrors of marketing... Just set a couple drams of different make side by side and judge it by how it tastes and the consumption experience. I do enjoy a nice clean white middle hearts jar but not typically the unaged stuff that’s sold along with a tiny little barrel.
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Road to alcoholism ?
Replies: 24
Views: 640

Re: Road to alcoholism ?

Moderation is very important and a basement full of likker and wine doesn't always help with moderation... You might consider putting it down for a little while - maybe forever? It's a decision one can only make for themselves. I've seen folks drink their lives away and I've seen some of those peopl...