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by fanusvdv
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Fusel side draw experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Re: Fusel side draw experiment

Hi Edwin Reading this got me thinking about something that I could not explain while doing a stripping run. My column is about 1200mm x 40mm I guess that would be 4 foot high by 1 1/2 inch with no packing or cooling in the column. I ran the still with the product exit tube below the liquid level in ...
by fanusvdv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Hi From South Africa

Can you sprout sorghum? I am trying to make a series of single grain distillates: sprout the grain and then brew the malt with the same grain. Some grains I buy at a food store, or even a mlll, do not sprout, because they are peeled or shelled or milled. How about sorghum? Hi Kareltje I used to do ...
by fanusvdv
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Hi From South Africa

Fanus - I found some Morvite sorghum meal today. Do you mash it or just use it for flavour like a UJSSM?[/quote]

Hi Papstoker
I use it for the taste in the final product and nutrients, the yeast loves it.

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by fanusvdv
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Hi From South Africa

Hey Bamaberry Thanks and I'm half way down that hole, just need to lose some weight my darn mid section is apparently not build for holes :D

Cheers
by fanusvdv
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Hi From South Africa

Welkom Fanus! The guys are great here. Waar in die land is jy? Ek is in Johannesburg. Have you tried making grape brandy? (Brannas) I would love to try it. I did make a pretty passable plum brandy recently. I added sugared plum juice back into some of it to make a plum liquour and my wife has final...
by fanusvdv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My new 2" Column
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: My new 2" Column

Kareltje wrote:Very nice design! Very original! :thumbup:
Thanks Kareltjie

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by fanusvdv
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My new 2" Column
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: My new 2" Column

Interesting design... A cold finger through the cups and an RC on top. Some of the vapors will condense at the loop where the cold finger returns upwards again. What you do with your water supply is essential to create a CM inside the column and inside the cups. Any thoughts about a separate valve ...
by fanusvdv
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My new 2" Column
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

My new 2" Column

Hi All I have build a column for my still, my goal was to get a pot still with a thumper effect in a single column, and I'm so happy with the result. I mounted the column in a 50L 3KW electric urn. I ran it twice with exactly the results that I set out to achieve. I do not attempt to do fine tuning ...
by fanusvdv
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Hi From South Africa

Hello, Fanus! There's at least 2 more South Africans on the forum here. Your "British" is excellent. Nice to have you as a member of the crowd. Welcome! Thanks for the welcome. Here is some of my last run aging on Bourbon oak chips. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/7985d74cc7c49cbab49a650e...
by fanusvdv
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi From South Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Hi From South Africa

I'm Afrikaans speaking so please understand if I don't get the British correct, but I will try :D I've been doing this distilling thing for about 10 years now, and every time I read up on a topic I realize how much more there is to learn. I have brewed a few beers from grain in the last 2 years, ver...