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by IdahoMole
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3665
Views: 384953

Re: Jokes

Two rednecks are sitting in a bar and one of 'em says "If I made love to your wife and she got pregnant, would that make us related?"

Other guy says "No, that would just make us even." :wink:
by IdahoMole
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Making a Steam Wand
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Re: Making a Steam Wand

I recently made a steam masher and I love it. Only ran it once so I am sure it will only get better. I used a large ice chest and a pressure cooker that I already had. I made a "U" shaped steam "wand" out of half inch copper that sits in the bottom of the ice chest and added a brass valve to the pre...
by IdahoMole
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distillation temperatures, step by step.
Replies: 35
Views: 22681

Re: Distillation temperatures, step by step.

Elut, I think a thermometer will be a good idea for you to use, for awhile at least. It will give you one more piece of information to help you understand what is going on in your still. Sure, when you have been doing it for years you will gain enough knowledge that you won't need it anymore, but fo...
by IdahoMole
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Flaked corn
Replies: 47
Views: 13397

Re: Flaked corn

Well I finally got around to buy the "flaked" corn from the feed store. I opened the bag and its not flaked, its rolled!!!!! I went back thinking I grabbed the wrong bag. Sign on shelf says flaked, tag on bag says rolled. Oh well, since I made the steam masher it isn't much of an issue so when this ...
by IdahoMole
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: legal question...yes I read what the introduction had to say
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: legal question...yes I read what the introduction had to say

I tried to get this topic going on the new_distillers with no luck. They did point me to a gent in Connecticut who wrote a nice bill and and presented it to his reps (Dodd being one of them). He got no where. It is my understanding that the tax revinue in New Zealand went UP after home distillation ...
by IdahoMole
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 518
Views: 176986

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

I have always had a problem with slow ferments when doing rum so after reading through this thread I was excited to get another batch going. I mixed up 36oz of molasses and 6 lbs of dark brown sugar with 5.25 liters of dunder and topped to 5 gallons. I added the yeast bomb and the yeast. That was 2 ...
by IdahoMole
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Fermentation

From what I have read in this thread the biggest ptoblem I can see is the PH being out of whack. On the next batch add the juice of 2 or 3 lemons and check the PH. And I agree, ditch the turbo, if for no other reason (and there are alot of them) than the cost. Can't blame a noob though, I started wi...
by IdahoMole
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Steam Masher
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Steam Masher

I built a steam masher last week and did a trial run. Still have some bugs to work out but I think it is going to work out great. I was able to do 20 lbs of corn in one shot instead of 4 batches on the stove. Talk about a time saver. Plus no scortching or sticking issues. I had a 68 quart ice chest ...
by IdahoMole
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Ebay barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Ebay barrels

UPDATE: I received a replacement barrel for the crappy one I originally received and let me say it is a thousand times better. Better wood, better craftmanship, better banding, just better. I was pissed off at this guy but after getting the second barrel I would consider getting another one in the f...
by IdahoMole
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: first big wash with a couple Q's
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: first big wash with a couple Q's

I get my copper scrubbies from the grocery store. Look for "chore boy" brand. Box says something like all copper, won't rust etc.

Mole
by IdahoMole
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Ebay barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Ebay barrels

Well I FINALLY got my barrel and I was less than impressed. The guy took forever to ship it. The interior was fully charred so no VISIBLE signs of varnish etc but the ends were sealed with wax :cry: . The bands look like they were made by a kindergardener. It does however hold liquid, for now. When ...
by IdahoMole
Sat May 23, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 3870

Re: Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?

I just did a little snooping around on ebay.....seems they have been removed.

Mole
by IdahoMole
Wed May 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 3" copper source?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: 3" copper source?

In my neck of the woods.....somewhere north of you I suppose.......I hooked up with a recycler that also sells. Copper, stainless, food grade barrels.......Ya gotta call ahead and you might have to wait a week or two but they will hold if they got it. Bought two peices of 2"x33" copper for $15.

Mole
by IdahoMole
Wed May 13, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Ebay barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Ebay barrels

There is a guy out of texas selling barrels on ebay. He gets em out of mexico. I bought a 5L last week and, after shipping, saved about $20. Was expecting it yesterday but to no avail so I can't elaborate on it, however some here may want to check it out. I give an update when I get it, or when I do...
by IdahoMole
Fri May 08, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 3870

Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?

I just found this on ebay. Dunno if it is real or a scam. If its real, great. If its a scam some of Popcorn's friends should put a stop to it. I think that there are a few here who knew him. http://cgi.ebay.com/MOONSHINE-STILL_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ208QQihZ011QQitemZ320368434354QQrdZ1QQsspagena...
by IdahoMole
Mon May 04, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: help for a rookie :)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: help for a rookie :)

If you been doing all that reading jump in and get your feet wet. You know enough to ferment something. Even if you screw it up you will learn more than anyone can tell you. Besides, sugar is cheap. You will get something, and drink it, and like it but it will only get better. I been at this a littl...
by IdahoMole
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Flaked corn
Replies: 47
Views: 13397

Re: Flaked corn

JD. The yeild I am getting is my concern and that is why I was thinkin flaked might be better. With 10lbs of cracked corn and 2lbs of 6-row (for the enzymes) I am only getting a 4% wash for 5 gallons. I am a noob at this mashing thing so my methods may be flawed but I think I should be doing better ...
by IdahoMole
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Flaked corn
Replies: 47
Views: 13397

Re: Flaked corn

Thanks all. I will buy the bag of flaked when the new bag of corn is gone....will post my results when appropriate.

Mole
by IdahoMole
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Flaked corn
Replies: 47
Views: 13397

Re: Flaked corn

and how about sparging? Is it a pain? Maybe better before, or after ferment? I have never used flaked anything so I am not sure what to expect.

Mole
by IdahoMole
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Flaked corn
Replies: 47
Views: 13397

Flaked corn

I have been buying cracked corn from the feed store for my corn whiskey. On my last trip there I saw a bag of flaked corn. Has anyone ever used this? I am thinking that I might get higher conversion rates and mashing should go quicker due to the fact that I won't have to soak the corn as long to get...
by IdahoMole
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 206350

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

I have been at this hobby for a bit over a year now. Made some neutral in the early days and started playing with flavorings. I wanted a pepermint schnapps so mixed a little pepermint extract in a 750ml bottle of neutral. I didn't like it so it sat around on the shelf. Well.......last month I fermen...
by IdahoMole
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: backset
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: backset

I always keep mine in the chill chest and have never had a problem. But then again I have an extra frige and no wife so your situation may vary..... :wink:

Mole
by IdahoMole
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My intro
Replies: 3
Views: 425

My intro

Just wanted to give a big shout hello to all the members here. Been scouring the board for awhile now but just signed up today. I been at this hobby for a bit over a year now and I am hooked (not on booze but the fun of it all, although that is up for debate... :roll: . I like whiskey for the most p...
by IdahoMole
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Where'd your name come from??
Replies: 254
Views: 22117

Re: Where'd your name come from??

An old Cb handle....added the "idaho" when I moved to these parts. Plus I am a bit of a loner and prefer to keep things under groud so to speak.