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by nsgibson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My 12 gallon copper still build
Replies: 65
Views: 5269

Re: My 12 gallon copper still build

Thanks!
by nsgibson
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My 12 gallon copper still build
Replies: 65
Views: 5269

Re: My 12 gallon copper still build

I know this is an old thread but it’s the best one I found for my question. So which of these seams is the best to use for the bottom of a potstill? I made a 5 gallon pot still and it was an exact copy of the clawhammer design that I cut all the copper out myself and fabricated. Which means cutting/...
by nsgibson
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80066

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

So I have followed this recipe pretty closely, it’s not my first AG but is my first scotch, using 100% barley malt. I have been fermenting the past 2 weeks and one bucket developed a white skin along the top and definitely has a sharp odor but not a sickening odor, while the other smells and looks n...
by nsgibson
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Isley style scotch
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: Isley style scotch

I'm really interested in running something like this bill. I'm curious, I have the peated malt but for the other 2-row are you using a distillers malt or a brewers malt?
by nsgibson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Charred/burnt AG distillate
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Re: Charred/burnt AG distillate

No plans to re-run...with that aftertaste I knew there was no hope! I will definitely clear it more next time. I am running with a 1440W single element in a 5 gal copper potstill. I was running at full power for stripping but still not that much relatively. But when I emptied the still it was pretty...
by nsgibson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Charred/burnt AG distillate
Replies: 16
Views: 2210

Charred/burnt AG distillate

All, I was not sure which forum to post this topic to so I'll start here. I have been working NCHooch's Carolina bourbon grain bill and after a couple false starts finally got a good SG mash. When I ran it the first quart came out pretty good. Clear and tasted fine. Just after the first quart I noti...
by nsgibson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196449

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Thanks for the advice SS, I will consider all of this for the next batch. I didn't grind just used the cracked from the bag.
by nsgibson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196449

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

So while I still am looking for answers to my post just above, I have made my first AG wash and have some concerns. I followed the instructions with some slight mods,my grain bill was 8.5lb cracked corn, 3lb crushed malted barley, and 2 lb crushed malted rye (63%/22%/15%). I put the corn in 5 gal of...
by nsgibson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon
Replies: 1029
Views: 196449

Re: NChooch's Carolina Bourbon

Hi everyone, and NCHooch great job on this... I have read the entire post. I have a 5 gal potstill I designed and built last winter, and this spring/summer stripped 6 generations of UJSSM and just got around to the spirit run and putting on oak. I'm collecting ingredients to run my variant of the Ca...
by nsgibson
Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Weird sound coming from outlet pipe
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Re: Weird sound coming from outlet pipe

Well I am glad to figure out what this is! So I do already have my inlet to the condenser at the bottom. I am using water out of outdoor faucet so it's cold to the touch, using a landscape pond pump at the bottom of a bucket and I change the water when it gets warm, about every pint or so. I think t...
by nsgibson
Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Weird sound coming from outlet pipe
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

Weird sound coming from outlet pipe

Hi everyone, I have just finished construction of a copper potstill, 5 gal (actually 4.5), column 18"L, 1.5" ID, Liebig condenser which is 1/2 tube inside 3/4" tube 16" long. Electric with 1500W element. I based my design off the Clawhammer 5 gal design, looks identical. I did the cleaning run and r...
by nsgibson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSSM yeast preservation
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: UJSSM yeast preservation

Oh I see! That's what I'll do. Thanks for the advice!
by nsgibson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSSM yeast preservation
Replies: 4
Views: 474

UJSSM yeast preservation

I am just getting started with my first UJSSM batch. I have read tons before getting started but haven't found an answer to a lingering question. I want to be able to pause between runs but also want to get to 4th/5th gen USSM ... 5 kids, lots of travel, etc. My understanding is that the souring pro...
by nsgibson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating element grounding question
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Heating element grounding question

Hello all! I am building a 5 gal copper pot still (my first one) and decided after lots of forum reading to go electric and due to the still size decided to go with a 120VAC 1500w water heater element and 15A controller. I constructed a female threaded heater mount at the bottom. I have a 14ga 3 wir...
by nsgibson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from OH
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Hello from OH

Hi all, been browsing for about 2 months and doing tons of research! It's great to see all the existing content here. I decided to join up to integrate more into this community. I am midway through building my first still by hand, and have some questions I can't find clear answers to so I'll be post...