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by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Road to alcoholism ?
Replies: 12
Views: 160

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...
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first corn mash
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: My first corn mash

“More productive” isn’t necessarily accurate or inaccurate. This way leaves some of the AG beer unstripped (so slightly less yield on the AG batch) but it does get used in the sugarhead and i still eventually squeeze the grains to yield approximately one more stripping charge. Last time I did this I...
by jonnys_spirit
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1966
Views: 133673

Re: whats your music

by jonnys_spirit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Apple Pie
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: Apple Pie

Now that I’ve actually read what Jonny posted it’s nothing like that. Carry on Lol now that’s funny! I was watching the video waiting for the drops of sweat to sneak in while pressing apples. Deplorable, uncut neutral? Huh. Might as well give em a headache with all that sweet likker anyway I guess?...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Apple Pie
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: Apple Pie

still_stirrin wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:50 pm
That way your “sweat” will make it truly unique!
One gallon cider
Spices to taste
Neutral to taste
Sweetener (sugar, honey, mole-asses) to taste
2 tbsp sweat (or a dash of salt to taste if you're squeamish)!

Love it!
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Best $119.99 I've spent in a long time.
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Best $119.99 I've spent in a long time.

Browsing and researching olde HD posts is pretty good too! Recommend a tablet or similar..
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: UJSSM - stirring?
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: UJSSM - stirring?

I've had a few pukes and scorches so in the past have cleared and degassed thoroughly.. Lately not so much and no issues. It'll continue that way until I get a scorch then I'll go back to clearing excessively.. Losing a batch of expensive grain AG and everything that went into it from a scorch will ...
by jonnys_spirit
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first corn mash
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: My first corn mash

I’m with you chucker. I estimate that in a 55g drum after you siphon down to the bed (i get close to 24 gallons first siphon) there’s almost 15 gallons of beer left in the barrel. Top that up with fresh water, mix, and let it settle for a day or two. Siphon again to the grain bed and that’s the AG r...
by jonnys_spirit
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: filtering low wines before spirit run
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: filtering low wines before spirit run

Much more economical to do a very clean ferment (assuming you're after neutral) and make good cuts. Rinse and repeat. After that if you really want to get fancy consider polishing with activated carbon or platinum and diamond chips or something marketing related...

Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: No bake cookies from spent mash grains
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

Re: No bake cookies from spent mash grains

Well it’s not like they’re made from dog lol. Just add some tiny little mole-asses and a pinch of nutmeg and they can be shed-snacks?
by jonnys_spirit
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Favorite Food Recipes
Topic: No bake cookies from spent mash grains
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

Re: No bake cookies from spent mash grains

Spent grain dog treats 4 cups spent grain 2 cups flour 1 cup peanut butter (all natural) 2 eggs Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Press down into a dense layer on a large cookie sheet. Score almost all the way through into the shapes you want. Bake for about half an hour at 350 F to solidify them. Lo...
by jonnys_spirit
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Sugarlands Distillery has largest pot still in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Sugarlands Distillery has largest pot still in the US

Nice! 4,500 gallon boiler feeding a four plate 36” CM column. Looks like a 3” feed into the column. Will 3” be adequate for my baby boiler? Lol...

I wonder if they strip/spirit and fill that with low wines? Pretty massive!
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5613
Views: 422106

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

FCFCF204-E1EF-4C20-9F93-136AA426EEB3.jpeg Seven Sugarhead Soldiers. Lined up for the stripping-squad! Leftover grains from an HBB large batch drained to the grain bed, topped up with 10# quick oats fresh mash, 45# sugar, H2O almost to the top. The five on the right are free run, two on the left fro...
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: New thumper/steam set up
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: New thumper/steam set up

Much better!

:crazy: :clap: :arrow: :!:
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?
Replies: 40
Views: 499

Re: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?

I’m pretty sure a simmerstat is full power on/off for a certain amount of time. On my cadco there is a lamp in series with the element circuit that indicates when the element is receiving current. With the simmerstat installed the lamp is either full on/off. With an SCR the brightness of the lamp is...
by jonnys_spirit
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Problems With Dumping Backset
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Problems With Dumping Backset

So this will kill weeds in my mulch bed/path? Is the dog going to want to roll all up in it?
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What is suitable for a fermentor?
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: What is suitable for a fermentor?

55 gallon hdpe blue barrel is perfect size for a 15 gallon boiler to ferment enough to do three strips and one spirit. I also use 20 and 32g brutes but the blue barrels hold up to boiling water corn mashes much better. Took a while but I eventually found three for $25 ea or something like that on FB...
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?
Replies: 40
Views: 499

Re: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?

It’s an easy mod to replace the built in controls on a 1500W cadco hotplate with an scr. Then you don’t need to fiddle with anything and you get the benefit of a constant power source. I added a diffusion plate to mine as well as an scr.

Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first corn mash
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: My first corn mash

63# of grain will only give you so much likker no matter how much water you put in. Ideal volume would be three stripping runs worth. Careful with the mash temp so you don't denature the malt.

Cheers!
-j
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1681
Views: 124049

Re: What is everyone drinking?

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Little gift from a friend for a Friday night. Rye’s haven’t been my fave but this one is on point.
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How much $$$ do you have Invested?
Replies: 35
Views: 627

Re: How much $$$ do you have Invested?

Non consumable HW about $2500 over a few years and could have done very similar for $1500 in hindsight.. Maybe a little less with more DIY but I appreciate the copper.. Now i've got a stainless 13g milk can boiler taking up space I don't do anything with.. Got started with "a nice drop off the spout...
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 5 grain bourbon ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 5 grain bourbon ideas

I'm experimenting with one coming up that uses something like this: Approximate grain-bill: Corn = 59% Barley malt = 16% Wheat malt = 12% Specialty malt / Other = 13% It's using 10 different grains though with three different corns, one main barley, two wheats, three different specialty malts, and t...
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Pink sugar wash
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Pink sugar wash

I found this thread using the google search tool referring to a pink wash:
https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... =3&t=46995

I'd be wary in any case and research because it's not a typical scenario for a wash to turn pink.

Cheers,
jb
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Pink sugar wash
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Pink sugar wash

I used boiled wine lees/slurry that I keep for nutrients and it made my sugar wash pinkish. Sounds like a bacterial infection of some sort if it developed into a pink Wash. any off or unexpected smells?
by jonnys_spirit
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Whiskey thief?
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Whiskey thief?

Call me a geek... Glass pipettes and pumps. I’ve got 2ml, 10mp, 25ml, 100ml pipettes and pumps for measuring different volumes accurately and they thief too. Lab Serological Pipette Controller, Four E's Scientific Manual Pipette Filler, 0.1-100mL, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083M4QCSY/ref=cm_sw...
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Lead and stainless
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Lead and stainless

Good idea! Fill it with thermite and start it up with some magnesium shavings! “Sac run for the ethanol gods”
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Anyone mash in their boiler?
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Anyone mash in their boiler?

A big resounding Yes!

Cheers!
-jonny

EDIT:
But no i’ve never done that... Except in the small boiler for a yeast bomb starter.
by jonnys_spirit
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How long for wood chips?
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: How long for wood chips?

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