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by Fiddleford
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the community!
by Fiddleford
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Dusting Off the Cobwebs Building a Still
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Dusting Off the Cobwebs Building a Still

I like to make things hard for myself :wink: . I plan to use the pot for brewing so I will prefer to keep that lid take off-able I do plan on getting a keg some day soon and if this doesn't meet my standards I'll send it back and look a little harder. I would have a elbow straight out of the lid goi...
by Fiddleford
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Dusting Off the Cobwebs Building a Still
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Dusting Off the Cobwebs Building a Still

I am making a new still, not a new ideal just a new still. I have been doing some looking at some bigger boilers then I have for quite some time now and I finally decided I would like something bigger then what I have and more "skillfully" assembled. After some looking around in town I realized ther...
by Fiddleford
Tue May 19, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: copper CPU cooler
Replies: 69
Views: 4539

Re: copper CPU cooler

I want to wake up this thread and maybe add few ideals. Lets say we fins on a condenser pipe, and the pipe is covered in fins 3 feet, now just alone without anything to remove the heat from the fins the pipe would just get hot if we use a fan on it the thing would cool down but what if we ran heat p...
by Fiddleford
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours
Replies: 39
Views: 2762

Re: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours

My instincts tell me exactly what cranky points out
by Fiddleford
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours
Replies: 39
Views: 2762

Re: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours

"That said, I'm curious what the "old hands" think about this.
:shock:" +1
by Fiddleford
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours
Replies: 39
Views: 2762

Re: Fermentation period of mash must not exceed 72 hours

If this is the case, why is sour mash a thing? I have never tried any high quality whiskey before, but my experience tells me esters are a fine thing when use in the correct ways and horrid when not used the correct way.
by Fiddleford
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: PLEASE HELP! Fermenting issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1434

Re: PLEASE HELP! Fermenting issues

You don't really want potency in a wash first off, you don't get a lot of flavors off it and there is a heap of off-flavors that get produced as a result when using turbo. I suggest you take some time in the New to Distillation section and do some reading https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.ph...
by Fiddleford
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: If you have been here more than 1 year.
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: If you have been here more than 1 year.

I get what the message is, but this sort of defeats the purpose of the website being a free recourse for anyone to use.
I plan on donating here but I cannot afford to lose a dime on non necessities. I would hate to see this become a pay to get in sort of deal.
by Fiddleford
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Poteen recipe
Replies: 19
Views: 1830

Re: Poteen recipe

I forget where exactly but they used to call barley corn in old English
by Fiddleford
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Dying on the vine.
Replies: 270
Views: 13291

Re: Dying on the vine.

Its been a warm winter, roads had water on em today which is not good, the ice that forms in these conditions is very slippery and can cause accidents. I usually experience -20 to -40 weather around this time but its -2 currently.

I prefer it to be cold out. No ice fishing this year...
by Fiddleford
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: TV isn’t real
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: TV isn’t real

I don't watch "how to moonshine" videos or even brewing videos on my main youtube account and I still got that video in my suggestions I wanted to comment real bad to point out a few wrong bits of advice but couldn't watch past the point where he added in the DADY and decided to stay my opinion. I d...
by Fiddleford
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Wood fired
Replies: 34
Views: 2686

Re: Wood fired

I used to run a 5 gallon corny keg in my fire pit I would stack granite river rocks around the thing after starting the fire under it, the thing was rather easy to regulate in my experience and I feel a larger setup would have a wider spectrum of flow rate.
by Fiddleford
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Canadian here with a few ?'s
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Canadian here with a few ?'s

G'day F4W and welcome here,. I can see a few issues with ya post there but as this is ya welcome post I won't be going into it here. Here is a link to a very handy post for new chums complete with some very handy links https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=52975#p7271807 +1 Welcome t...
by Fiddleford
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: AirStill - Can I distill twice for the same Alcohol percentage?
Replies: 25
Views: 2330

Re: AirStill - Can I distill twice for the same Alcohol percentage?

If I may suggest dusty spend a while reading in the novice part of the forum, till your eyes bleed, alot of questions we all ask have already been answered hundred times over. I can say it pays to take your time to read and ask questions when needed. I dont mean to be to presumptuous but there is st...
by Fiddleford
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: AirStill - Can I distill twice for the same Alcohol percentage?
Replies: 25
Views: 2330

Re: AirStill - Can I distill twice for the same Alcohol percentage?

Last I was here you generally distill twice anyway, once for stripping and again for spirit, otherwise the product will be a little shit tasting, how are you getting such a high ABV at ferment. I don't think you will get much of a flavor out of your product anyway, I'm not saying you wont get any bu...
by Fiddleford
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig

something I noticed is if you look at the cone the guy draws there is no overlap on one side, you usually find overlap on blueprints for frustums and I feel like that may be for making the flat lock, riveting or welsh seam.
by Fiddleford
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig

I need to relearn to navigate this site for sure, I appreciate the help from all of you.
by Fiddleford
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig



I found this it added some insight for me
by Fiddleford
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I want to go all grain and I need spoon feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: I want to go all grain and I need spoon feeding

I use a handmill to grind powered by a hand drill but after a few hundred pounds things start to break
by Fiddleford
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I want to go all grain and I need spoon feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: I want to go all grain and I need spoon feeding

to start off with all grain one needs malt which can be a tedious task to make but a rewarding one. You can also buy it; while I don't know resources to buy malt from I have dabbled in malting barley on my own terms with help from some old timers here https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Fiddleford
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig

I really gotta touch up on my Arithmetic

I will have to browse the construction site a while to remind me how it all works
by Fiddleford
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig

I know of these templates and they aren't the full file, I'm more less looking to understand the math of making such templates and finding the thickness for myself and others who wish to build such rigs (Posted later on) I am learning from looking through the thread, the knowledge is a little deeper...
by Fiddleford
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

How would one assemble a 28 gallon Copper Band Rig

I have been running 5 gallons a while now, though they don't fill casks quick enough. I'm not much of a builder and I was wondering if some of you well versed folks could point me in the right direction how to build such a still out of all copper, I'm not asking someone to hold my hand and tell me h...
by Fiddleford
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: New member

Welcome to the community!
by Fiddleford
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Rotten egg smell in the copper tubing.
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Rotten egg smell in the copper tubing.

While you don't want the green crud you also don't want to remove the patina, depending on what your making you don't actually need to clean your copper unless you had a puke, I have noticed cleaning with vinegar can also lend some of its own green crud if you really need to clean your copper get a ...
by Fiddleford
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice to enzymes
Replies: 24
Views: 1666

Re: Novice to enzymes

I've had to put stilling on hold.
Some updates in my life have caused that
by Fiddleford
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First AG season
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: First AG season

Not doing malting, just using malted grain. I look at that whole process and wonder how in the heck anybody ever got any hooch made back in the old days. Not like they had a lot of free time on their hands. in the winter there is plenty of time when your not shoveling snow plus the temps are lower ...
by Fiddleford
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First AG season
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: First AG season

Congrats on the AG I only do it in the spring because summer is to hot for malting
by Fiddleford
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Anyone tried electroplating for increased surface area?
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Anyone tried electroplating for increased surface area?

you would have to plate it at a extremely slow rate for the crystals to form a strong enough bond that they wont just fall off