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by Hank Reardon
Thu May 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Too much alcohol?
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Too much alcohol?

I get the importance of labeling anything for consumption. But this looks like a few of our Canadian friends may have finally gotten a good deal on a commercial spirit. :) https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/04/bombay-sapphire-gin-recalled-after-bottles-discovered-to-contain/22069061/?ncid=txtl...
by Hank Reardon
Wed May 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Beer Brewer -> Distiller, saying hello
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Beer Brewer -> Distiller, saying hello

What have you been reading on the forum? Your "first still" makes me wonder which of our innovative members inspired you.
by Hank Reardon
Wed May 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MoonBreath's Mini-Modular Distiller
Replies: 24
Views: 4240

Re: MoonBreath's Mini-Modular Distiller

Congrats. Very nice. An SD by the look of the sight glass hardware.
by Hank Reardon
Wed May 03, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first still, unusual material (pics)
Replies: 30
Views: 2187

Re: My first still, unusual material (pics)

MidniteOne51 wrote:Since its in the "My First" thread... I find it only fitting to react with "My frist" thought that came to me when i saw it. Meth cooker?
My first thought is someone likes trolling.
by Hank Reardon
Wed May 03, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: buildup of fuzzy white stuff on steam boiler&heating element
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: buildup of fuzzy white stuff on steam boiler&heating ele

Are you on a public water system? If so, you can get a report from the provider that will give you the test results from your water. If not, I would buy a kit from Hach on amazon and test your water. From there, you can treat it with an appropriate method to take care of the issues. The most obvious...
by Hank Reardon
Tue May 02, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From USA; "Professional" turned Hobbiest
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Hello From USA; "Professional" turned Hobbiest

Hello, I am a commercial distiller in my 5th year in the industry. I recently crafted my own still, I consider it working from home. I'm sure that hidemyip.com or the like are in your wheelhouse. :) Some creative people here, although I'm not one of them. The fact you are humble enough to note thei...
by Hank Reardon
Tue May 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Steam Mashing and Distilling
Topic: Which diameter for CSST indirect steam heating?
Replies: 14
Views: 3304

Re: Which diameter for CSST indirect steam heating?

@Evil Wizard, great thread! Lots of good info and discussion here. I hate to "jump on the direct injection bandwagon," but I have to. Honestly I can think of very few indirect heated set ups that actually work that I've seen on the 'net. The only ones of note are the coveted double walled boilers. ...
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: taking a pig from the barn to the table.
Replies: 89
Views: 6487

Re: taking a pig from the barn to the table.

Great thread, nothin' but jealousy here !!! The "pig bomb" hasn't reached Idaho yet so there's no feral hogs to shoot. I've done rabbits, chickens, goat and deer but would sure like to add hog to my repertoire. truth be known You do not want the filthy basturds to find out where you live they will ...
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: taking a pig from the barn to the table.
Replies: 89
Views: 6487

Re: taking a pig from the barn to the table.

The next best thing besides a whole pig in your freezer is a 1/4 beef! 150 lbs of Holstein goodness :thumbup: imag1693.jpg 90 lbs of ground beef, 60 lbs of porterhouse, ribeye, prime rib, and Chuck roast (and a few random cuts). Thanks Jed for dinner, tonight, tomorrow, next month.... :ebiggrin: Ho...
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky
Replies: 121
Views: 29356

Re: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky

Running tomorrow crow. No worries.
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky
Replies: 121
Views: 29356

Re: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky

Opened my fermenter today and this is what I saw. I wonder how it will change the taste...
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by Hank Reardon
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: West by Northwest
Replies: 78
Views: 11701

Re: West by Northwest

If I'm counting right, we are at 5 committed. That was the self-imposed minimum. Dates Aug 10-Aug 14.

As of now:

1. BadMotivator
2. Big Bob
3. Otis T
4. Tom C
5. BoozePipe

Possibles:
1. OVZ
2. nerdybrewer

We have enough to make a go. I'll start communicating via PM with folks.
by Hank Reardon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: West by Northwest
Replies: 78
Views: 11701

Re: West by Northwest

Unfortunately for me I'm out :( It looks like I won't be making the proof BBQ either :( I do have a suggestion for rounding up more participants though. When we did the first BRBBQ I went through and figured out a lot of the PNW members who weren't saying anything and PMd them. Many of them hadn't ...
by Hank Reardon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: First attempt at "all grain"
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: First attempt at "all grain"

My previously diagnosed paranoia may be playing tricks on me, but this thread seems like another manifestation of a mythical cave dwelling creature.
by Hank Reardon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: First attempt at "all grain"
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: First attempt at

As far as your original post goes, I'm wondering how much liquid you had after you put 6lbs of grain into 1 gallon of water. That ratio sounds more like a recipe for cement than it does a recipe for a ferment. You can find plenty of discussions regarding grain ratios to water. An easy starting point...
by Hank Reardon
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 3 runs, Same results..... Why?
Replies: 51
Views: 1963

Re: 3 runs, Same results..... Why?

Bob, are you just here to clean up what Angel started (ArkAngel...honestly, who didn't think from the beginning that handle had an agenda)? Anyways, will you tell us straight, what is this? Spout.JPG I had that very feeling about that at the beginning. The bullshit detector went off, and I evacuated.
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: West by Northwest
Replies: 78
Views: 11701

Re: West by Northwest

Hank, this sounds great. Would love to meet some of the folks I have been learning so much from through reading on the site. Barring any surprises, count me in. This sounds close for me. I would be coming from northern Oregon. Form the driving estimates you listed, you are likely near where I was r...
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky
Replies: 121
Views: 29356

Re: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky

just pitched round 4. 1.058 OG. If it hasn't been said enough, this is a product people should make. It is that good.
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: West by Northwest
Replies: 78
Views: 11701

Re: West by Northwest

Hank, I would like to come to your gathering. It would be nice to meet some all of you after lurking around as much as I have done. We plan to bring our fifth wheel if that is acceptable. Cheers, Puts us at 4, I think. 5th wheels are good. So are bumper pulls :) Need some more folks to make this a ...
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: What's Everyone Doing Today? Me, First Rum
Replies: 44
Views: 5522

Re: What's Everyone Doing Today? Me, First Rum

Mashing another of Bent's Oat/Wheat/Rye
by Hank Reardon
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3611
Views: 376567

Re: Jokes

HDNB wrote:Did you hear about the new menu offerings on United airlines?
Chinese takeout
That is so bad it is funny.
by Hank Reardon
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Meet & Mingle & Events
Topic: West by Northwest
Replies: 78
Views: 11701

Re: West by Northwest

Where are you in a general sense? I'm getting mixed messages with PNW, Oregon and northern CA. If your near Weed CA, I'm about 5 hours south. If your north of that, it gets longer. Don't have to give exact coordinates, just a little more general area: south Oregon, northern CA, Washington. Etc. wou...
by Hank Reardon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: can I move my mash
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

Re: can I move my mash

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:If you want.
That is some dry humor there. Haha.
by Hank Reardon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I hate a thief
Replies: 86
Views: 4661

Re: I hate a thief

In my country taking a persons life is regarded a much greater crime than taking a persons goods. . Are you arguing some form of moral superiority? If so, hope you like your country. Please stay there. If you are arguing that the violent act of violating a person and his/her property doesn't warran...
by Hank Reardon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I hate a thief
Replies: 86
Views: 4661

Re: I hate a thief

RedwoodHillBilly wrote:I'm old school, about 1911.
God bless John Moses Browning.
by Hank Reardon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I hate a thief
Replies: 86
Views: 4661

Re: I hate a thief

In my country taking a persons life is regarded a much greater crime than taking a persons goods. . Are you arguing some form of moral superiority? If so, hope you like your country. Please stay there. If you are arguing that the violent act of violating a person and his/her property doesn't warran...
by Hank Reardon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I hate a thief
Replies: 86
Views: 4661

Re: I hate a thief

Truckinbutch wrote:Molon Labe
A lesson worth learning too. Good for you TB.
by Hank Reardon
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: can I move my mash
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

Re: can I move my mash

Two runs worth is a lot. I think you'd be better off with 1.25-1.50 to start.
by Hank Reardon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Enzymes not working
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: Enzymes not working

HDNB wrote:baking soda will not work in my experience. it will raise the PH but the yeast will not start.
I should have been more clear. Thanks HD
by Hank Reardon
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Cool find need insparation
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: Cool find need insparation

Is there a nameplate on this thing? Wonder if it has a pressure rating, etc. maybe a steam mash vessel, and have a large outlet on the manway toward the bottom into a tank for cooling, malt, fermentation.

Cool find.