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by fizzix
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Sorry, not a rule follower
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Sorry, not a rule follower

I'm speechless...
Welcome, revdjtonyc.
by fizzix
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: A Series of Firsts
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: A Series of Firsts

Since I respect your angle on this, NZChris, then I'll have to concede that cayars is correct in saying "Kiwi's method is for novices who don't know how to do cuts/blends..." Attaining the " Blend, taste and judge " level is still far away and untrustworthy for me , so until I gain more experience, ...
by fizzix
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: A Series of Firsts
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: A Series of Firsts

Point taken, cayars. It was a little levity on my part. All those little numbered jars with cuts provide a unique situation when all your liquor components are separated. Once mixed, you can never return to this point, so it's your time to shine! The cuts mature nicely after twenty-four hours of air...
by fizzix
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: A Series of Firsts
Replies: 15
Views: 1587

Re: A Series of Firsts

I like that you're using those numbered collection jars, FLOB.
If they're for Kiwi's cut method, It's the best only way to make cuts.
... and I would've grunted like Tim Allen when flipping that 240vac breaker on.
Good write up.
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by fizzix
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the Pacific NW
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Hello from the Pacific NW

Welcome, Bluegil422!
by fizzix
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the northwoods
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Hello from the northwoods

Welcome back to the game!
Good luck with your build.
by fizzix
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Hello from NZ

There's lots of happy T500 users here. We can't ALL start with Rolls-Royce equipment, so you know what you do? Above all, be safe . Be knowledgeable. And make the best liquor you can. People have been doing this thing successfully for hundreds of years under conditions that I'm sure sometimes would ...
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Substitute Unmalted Barley for Malted Barley
Replies: 45
Views: 4586

Re: Substitute Unmalted Barley for Malted Barley

Unless the malted barley is at least 150°L diastatic power, you may not have enough conversion power.
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings and Well Met
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Greetings and Well Met

Hi ForteTu, and Welcome to Home Distiller!
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Daftman checking in
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Daftman checking in

...........................................................Take a look at the Glossary link right here. 🡾🡾🡾
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy, y'all
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Howdy, y'all

Howdy right back at you, agg2001.
This is a great hobby when you like what you're making.
And if you have to give up motorcycles, I think distilling's a great substitute.
Good luck with your new still, and Welcome!
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Hello from Germany

Greetings, decodeX5, and Welcome to Home Distiller!
Count me as an Odin's Gin advocate, too.
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Daftman checking in
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Daftman checking in

Sorry your native distilling site went down, but you appear to get along with English quite well.
I think you'll be happy with us as a replacement. Welcome to Home Distiller!
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Does this cane sugar wash look right?
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Re: Does this cane sugar wash look right?

Your sugar wash looks like skim milk?
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: STILL EXHAUST
Replies: 35
Views: 3547

Re: STILL EXHAUST

I operate an 8-gallon, 1500-watt electric in my (pretty much open-space) basement. Three things start up at once when I begin: •The 1500-watt (modified, non-cycling) hot plate for the boiler •The recirculating water pump to the Liebig condenser from an open 60-quart cooler •A box fan blowing over th...
by fizzix
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from California Foothills
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Hello from California Foothills

If you want to push this fermenting thing into the realm of alcohol extraction,
you've come to the right place. Welcome to Home Distiller!
by fizzix
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Brazil!
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Hello from Brazil!

That sounds great, Mazim! I am looking forward to reading about your experiences!
Welcome to Home Distiller.
by fizzix
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Help me pick second recipe!
Replies: 22
Views: 1236

Re: Help me pick second recipe!

Sure you can listen to all these suggestions, mekks082.... ...or you can take a suggestion from someone who once saw Yoko Ono in person! Oh yeah. That's correct. You read that right. My recommendation for you is to review Booner's Casual Corn . It's primal, and corn is cheap, and you'll get to use t...
by fizzix
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Australia Day
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Australia Day

Happy Australia Day!
by fizzix
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Hello everybody!

Greetings, HikingViking! Building a pot still is a great approach to begin learning so much. Sometimes when my mind soars (sores) with all the intricacies of distilling, I have to reel it back into the basics of what we're really doing here: simply, coaxing alcohol out of a solution. That's the valu...
by fizzix
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Hello

Welcome, BigHoss_ZW. Electric heating has its own rules in the world of distilling. Stills require heat management as opposed to temperature management to obtain ideal output. Since this is the Welcome Center, I don't want to get us in Admin trouble by discussing a specific topic here. But you may w...
by fizzix
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey y'all, from Pennsylvania
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Hey y'all, from Pennsylvania

Glad to have you here.
Welcome to the fun!
by fizzix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Sweet mash Vs. Sour mash
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Sweet mash Vs. Sour mash

Thanx for pointing out that article, 6 Row.
by fizzix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from Siberia Novosibirsk
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Hi from Siberia Novosibirsk

Welcome to Home Distiller!
by fizzix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi - new here, still a novice but learning every week
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Hi - new here, still a novice but learning every week

It's disappointing to see mankind subject to ridiculous distilling
prohibitions & punishment, so please be careful, noooze.

Good luck acquiring the equipment you need, and in the meantime
check out our Tried & True Recipes for some captivating concoctions.

Welcome to Home Distiller!
by fizzix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Hello from New Zealand

You've dropped into a great site to accomplish all your distilling dreams. Take the blue pill to believe all the myths.. = or = Take the red pill and accept all the realities of the hobby through reading and research.. (..alas, that's just a metaphor because the cops told me they better not catch me...
by fizzix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Permission to come aboard folks?
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Permission to come aboard folks?

Has anyone ran a copper mesh 24" column under a 20" 4 plate column? Hey Salmoneater22 ---Welcome to the fun ! The Admins want to keep the Welcome Center for Hello's and How Are Ya's, so put your column question in the correct forum to keep it on topic, please. That'll keep 'em from yelling at us, a...
by fizzix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Good morning from the Ozarks
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Good morning from the Ozarks

Welcome, SRFFC!
by fizzix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Hi from New Zealand

Coopering amazes the hell out of me. Those tapered bendy staves all fitting together
precisely to create a liquid-tight container. What an art, and I wish you all the luck with it.

Nice to have you here. Welcome!
by fizzix
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Hi from the UK

Beer brewing is a fine prerequisite to distilling as it teaches the strict fermentation processes necessary in both arts. Bad fermentation methods increase the probability of rotten beer and unimpressive liquor. So, understand your brewing ferments, and pay attention to what influence and chemistry ...