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by StillerBoy
Wed May 26, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 2 month pause - ferment while gone?
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: 2 month pause - ferment while gone?

As long as it remains airlocked until you distill it, it should be fine, maybe even better than if you ran it young. In agreement with using an airlock.. Also if it's ferment without an airlock, once finished I would rack it and then let sit under airlock with as little space as possible.. No diffe...
by StillerBoy
Mon May 24, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sediment In Jar
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Sediment In Jar

The issue you are experiencing would seem to come from not having cleaned the unit properly from what I see from the picture.. Since you don't mention if you built the unit or was store bought, but all new units should be clean by hand inside the weld or soldering area with soap and water before the...
by StillerBoy
Sun May 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First sac run - yellow distillate and rusted steel wool?
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: First sac run - yellow distillate and rusted steel wool?

That's rust on a ccvm condenser with common steel wool. In agreement with the comment.. From the posted picture, that is not ss srubbies but some other material, probably steel wool, and should not be used.. Also the rust on the condenser coil should be clean, using vinegar or citric acid, otherwis...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 21, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: (Discussion) Stills and still building information
Topic: Ordered a still on-line......big mistake.
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

Re: Ordered a still on-line......big mistake.

Way to make someone feel welcome If you want to advertise and publicize your f*ckup that occurs in your life, and look for sympathy to validate that it was ok.. Then you should also be man enough to recognize that not everyone will do so and point it out.. Learn something from the f*ckup and move o...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 21, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: (Discussion) Stills and still building information
Topic: Ordered a still on-line......big mistake.
Replies: 29
Views: 1355

Re: Ordered a still on-line......big mistake.

The results are always the same as one read through the thread posted here.. people get the idea that the hobby is just a plug and play from fermentation to stilling.. no though put to develop understand and comprehension of what's involve with the hobby before jumping in.. Not sorry for those who j...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 21, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting in the cold
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Fermenting in the cold

It rarely gets above 19 degrees centigrade in my house, even in the summer. This is a problem for my yeast, which often takes a month or more to fully ferment 50L of Teddysad's FFV recipe. In full agreement that yeast prefer a stable temp with their mid range.. A few things I would experiment with ...
by StillerBoy
Thu May 20, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first attempt at "Jimbo's Wheated Bourbon and Gumball"
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: My first attempt at "Jimbo's Wheated Bourbon and Gumball"

Today is the 20th and it is still bubbling through the airlock, though much much slower. It seems to me that 18 days should be too long for a ferment. What's my next step? Do I allow the yeasties to keep working? It should be done base on the info and yeast used.. open the fermenter and check the p...
by StillerBoy
Thu May 20, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

Give us all your exact materials, your detailed procedure, including all your variables (independant and dependant), and we can all replicate your experiment, analyze the data, and do some scientific peer review. You can call it whatever want.. I gotten past having to feed the ego.. and I don't hav...
by StillerBoy
Thu May 20, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

dunluce wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 8:16 am
You have over 2600 posts....post a link to this info please.
Then I guess you have some work to do.. you'll need to do what I've done over the years..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Thu May 20, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

Really Stillerboy? Everything Ive ever read, seen, and been told, as well as my own experience tells me differently. Do tell us more. Maybe you need to do some more experimenting instead of just having read, seen or been told.. then maybe you would have an idea of what I stated.. I have stated the ...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

Yes, I do know the difference. You may know the different of what the words mean.. but do you know how the mash abv is achieved, which are much different than that of a wash.. how does that corelate to mashes? Are you just saying the same does not apply for a sugar wash? You're starting to get it.....
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

he original poster seemed to be stating that washes of 6-8% produce the best product, but that was not your result. Re-read the original poster's comment.. the 6 - 8% was for a AG mash.. do you know the different between a mash and wash.. They are two different animals.. but you seem to mix and mat...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Air still with Still Spirits Turbo Pure
Replies: 51
Views: 1677

Re: Air still with Still Spirits Turbo Pure

A turbo wash done is a different manner than what the packing say how it should be done, can produce a product that a beginner can make and drink.. is it the best that can be made.. no.. but there are ways of improving the turbo that will give a good product to someone who does not know the differen...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

Ok, so then I'm not sure of the point of your post where you showed results - this thread was about keeping the Mash ABVs down to produce a better product. The post was totally in line with the thread header.. but you seem to have misread or misunderstood what was I stated.. Further to that, what w...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Air still with Still Spirits Turbo Pure
Replies: 51
Views: 1677

Re: Air still with Still Spirits Turbo Pure

vandaemon.. I fail to understand what it is you are wanting to know about the turbo yeast you are using.. In a previous thread I outline what was needed to be done using that yeast and most of the advise also apply to any yeast used, amount of sugar to use, and the best temp to ferment at.. https://...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

Seems moderation of both gave you better results. It's not about moderation.. it's about developing consistence in replete ability in all aspect of the fermentation process.. One can make 15 - 16% wash as easily as a 10% sugar wash, if one develops understand of the process involved, and have the f...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator

but if your water and ambient temps were consistent I would think flow rate would get you in the ballpark of the same results... You are not fermenting when running an RC.. yes ambient temp has a bearing or effect on fermentation but not when running a reflux column.. Yeah running a reflux column b...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator

The flow meter looks pretty cool too! Will keep that in mind but probably not jump on that yet. Flow meter are nice to look at, but are not the better tool to use.. a temp probe is of more value to managing the right flow for the desired temp required at the RC.. As stated, flow rate don't take int...
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down
Replies: 50
Views: 15990

Re: For Best Results Keep the Mash ABV's Down

dunluce wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 6:28 am
This is the comment that I find interesting,
Can you quantify what was of interest or what item was of interest.. as there are numerous point mention..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Needle Valve for Dephlegmator

I use a 3/8" brass needle valve for controlling the water flow to my unit, as all my water lines are 3/8", and about 6 bucks in my part to the world..

The importance of being able to control the flow in minute adjustment can not be over stated went used in a reflux column setup..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Wed May 19, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reasons for slow fermentation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Reasons for slow fermentation?

I went with what I assumed would be the effect of maximum air temperature range on the liquid and guessed ambient temp -1°C. They also say "Water Start Temp" (before the addition of sugar) should be 30°C which is almost meaningless. I believe I had seen somewhere that the addition of sugar was mean...
by StillerBoy
Tue May 18, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reasons for slow fermentation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Reasons for slow fermentation?

Despite the fact that the Still Spirits Turbo Pure pack says fermentation takes 6-7 days, my first batch of table sugar wash took around 12 days to go to a stable FG of 0.991 from an OG of 1.092. The temperature of the wash was not permitted to rise above 23.0°C even though it wanted to naturally g...
by StillerBoy
Tue May 18, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 295
Views: 61343

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

less effort on clearing and using stripping runs so I can compare the result. I had a bias against baker's yeast from doing other neutral washes (reflux with no strip) but on many suggestions am going to try this recipe using baker's yeast with stripping runs next time. If you want a sugar wash to ...
by StillerBoy
Mon May 17, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Distillery fire in Washington State
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Distillery fire in Washington State

Deplorable wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 4:49 pm
If you have equipment known for overheating issues, why would you leave it unattended and connected to a power source?
Easy.. Incompetent amateurs.. which is usually why and how accident happen..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Mon May 17, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1254
Views: 77186

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Best Birthday wishes to you DetroitDIY..
Hoping to be able to meet up again one day..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Mon May 17, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1254
Views: 77186

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Thanks guys.. much appreciated..

It was truly a wonderful day, spend time expanding a fellow stiller's ability of running a reflux column to a higher level of understanding, while sampling a few aging whiskey's, and capping the day with a wonderful dinner with great company..

Mars
by StillerBoy
Mon May 17, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: High Mash Yield lower effort
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: High Mash Yield lower effort

Stillerboy how much do you get traditional mashing and are you using steamer/thumper? I have no experience with the yellow angel yeast nor have I researched it, nor have I experience doing 50 gal mash.. But I do have experience with 10 - 15 gal AG using liquid enzymes, and milling the grains to a 4...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 14, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Restarting stuck ferment
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: Restarting stuck ferment

What's the alcohol tolerance of your yeast? I think he's making reference to the level indicated on the hydrometer reading at the level it's stalled.. But the issue has nothing to do with the present level of the abv in the wash or the yeast used.. the wash has a issue with either the temp fermente...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: High Mash Yield lower effort
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: High Mash Yield lower effort

I finally got me a 50 gal plastic drum and as soon as it was cleaned out I dropped 100 lbs of cracked corn in it with hot water. At 90 degrees I dropped half a pack of chinese gold yeast and let it run. The process you outline will not give much in return.. surprised it even fermented out with just...
by StillerBoy
Fri May 14, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: max temp for fermentingcorn mash
Replies: 14
Views: 632

Re: max temp for fermentingcorn mash

Problem is, my shop temp will get over 100 degrees. Is this too hot for fermenting? lots of room, b ut lot of heat also Fermenting at the 100*F will be decremental not only to the yeast, but also the ferment to finish dry and if it does will have off flavors.. Fermentation should never go over 90*F...