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by 6 Row Joe
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: 1.5 distillation?
Replies: 75
Views: 1620

Re: 1.5 distillation?

Ester was never good at math! Mathematically It's not 1.5. 1.5 is just a figure of speech. (or whatever you want to call it) I was watching a Buffalo Trace video and I swear I heard them say "it leaves the still and so goes to the box where It's double distilled" There was no mention of another stil...
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: Wondering about wheat
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Wondering about wheat

Some of the big dogs like Buffalo Trace substitute wheat for the rye in their mash bills for some high end wheated bourbon. Just saying. Worth a try for sure.
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Flaked corn!
Replies: 26
Views: 990

Re: Flaked corn!

I tried some flaked corn and had issues. Yes it turned to muck and I never did get it under control. I think I will try again with less. I only had 5#/5 gal. though.
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: spent grain for animals
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: spent grain for animals

It will make the squirrels and rabbits drunk.
by 6 Row Joe
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Onion build for £50
Replies: 60
Views: 1394

Re: Onion build for £50

Oroku saki wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:45 am
Here you go guys, https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... =1&t=82057
Thanks, I'll study a bit.
by 6 Row Joe
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Onion build for £50
Replies: 60
Views: 1394

Re: Onion build for £50

Too bad this thread got sidetracked talking about pid controllers. I was looking forward to finding out more bout onion heads. I bought one from India. It got stalled getting into the country and I got a scary note from the postal service about distilling being illegal in the US. I was alarmed enoug...
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How useful is boiler temp? Whenever I’m at the vapor point I see nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: How useful is boiler temp? Whenever I’m at the vapor point I see nothing

Hi everyone, One thing I’ve noticed is in order to get a vapor temp you need vapor (not a surprise), but the boiler temp almost always needs to be well above the vapor point of ethanol even to see foreshots. Is there something I am not understanding here? Folks say “collect until X temp your foresh...
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: Electricity / Spark management when distilling indoors - can lights be on?

Hi all, My question is really in the title. When distilling indoors, what is acceptable from an electricity perspective? Obviously never open flames lol, but to get more specific what is okay vs not? For example, can you have a ceiling light on? What is unsafe / safe in your view? Thanks You had be...
by 6 Row Joe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363899

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Conditioned a 6 ltr. oak barrel. I have a couple 3 litre barrels that need to be drained and refilled with stout.
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Pid and k probe
Replies: 43
Views: 1189

Re: Pid and k probe

A PID is a great controller for maintaining a set temp. But when you distill the temp needs to keep increasing as the alcohol is removed from the mash or wash. The whole run you will be poking buttons to increase the temp.
by 6 Row Joe
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Which brewery makes the best stouts?
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Which brewery makes the best stouts?

frunobulax wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Mine! lol, We made 30 gallons of this a month or so ago.

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Looks damn good. I just sampled my latest batch of Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout. It was very nice and had a robust head you could almost stand a spoon in. Just a 4 gallon batch.
Stickey Wicket Oatmeal Stout 12-2020.jpg
by 6 Row Joe
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1604
Views: 105053

Re: What is everyone drinking?

Finishing off a bottle of various grain feints that have been reprocessed using fast aging trickery found on the forum. Nice straight, or with ice, or with a mixer. It has kept me out of my finest aging likker for a while :D but it's time to make up a new 'go to' bottle of something. Some of tastie...
by 6 Row Joe
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780625

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

I was gonna start my first batch tonight. Bought my cracked corn and looked the bag over before I bought it. It didn’t say anything about preservatives on bag. Got it home and decided to make sure looking it up online. As my bad luck would have it, it has propionic acid in it. Where you guys findin...
by 6 Row Joe
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Disclosing of personal information at feed store.

I don't see an issue with buying grain just medicines from what is written on the notice. Meds foe animals are often very similar to what doctors use on humans and both are regulated by the government.
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Long term aging in smaller barrels
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Long term aging in smaller barrels

I have bought a few small barrels from Sophias Findings and have been quite pleased. But they only have sizes up to 5 gallons. Just in case you may want a small one or two. I had some UJSSM in a small one for almost a year and it was quite tasty.
by 6 Row Joe
Mon May 18, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon
Replies: 112
Views: 13480

Re: Sundae Chocolate Bourbon

I started a small batch to try. 61% rye malt, 35%pale malt, and 4% chocolate rye malt. I used US-05 yeast. The ferment is not to vigorous but the temps and ph are right and the Sg is getting closer. It smells heavenly.
by 6 Row Joe
Mon May 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: WHO HAS MADE THE PERFECT PARROT
Replies: 67
Views: 6789

Re: WHO HAS MADE THE PERFECT PARROT

Looking for some guidance on building a parrot. The size and dimensions of pipes and fittings would be great. I read a few posts here saying it’s easy but that’s for the mechanically inclined so that leaves me out. It would be a great project for me to test my soldering skills. Well my first experi...
by 6 Row Joe
Mon May 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton
Replies: 49
Views: 15118

Re: Moonshine, Culture and Marvin Sutton

"Uncle Nate' gave me a cuban churchill cigar that to this day is unquestionably the finest smoke I have ever had. It sounds like your “Uncle Nate” and Tom Pendergast had something in common. There is much difference of opinion concerning liquor laws, between states. To the north of New Mexico is Co...
by 6 Row Joe
Thu May 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Variable voltage regulator
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: Variable voltage regulator

How big of a pot and how large of a element are you planning?
by 6 Row Joe
Tue May 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: First post
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: First post

Welcome! I have found it is best to read, and read some more. You may want to ask a question to get a quick answer but you will learn so much more about other things while you are searching for an answer. Yep a pot still is a great place to start. You can produce some high quality spirits with with ...
by 6 Row Joe
Tue May 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363899

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

A little batch of Ryemageddon clone. It will be fun to see how it turns out.
by 6 Row Joe
Tue May 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780625

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

I did that once early on. I pour my hot backest in a pan and dissolve the sugar. Then I top off my ferment bucket to the proper level and add the backset last. The beer rarely get's over 100°.
by 6 Row Joe
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Horizontal boiler
Replies: 51
Views: 4726

Re: Horizontal boiler

Are you thinking a "submarine boiler"?
submarine.jpg
Dang, put some tracks on that thing and it would be a Sherman Tank. LOL
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Adding Sugar to Traditional Corn Whisky Mash?
Replies: 19
Views: 11025

Re: Adding Sugar to Traditional Corn Whisky Mash?

Traditional moonshiners used sugar in just about everything. Yep, give it a try but if you are already making a good corn liquor I bet you won't use sugar long.
by 6 Row Joe
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363899

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Brewed 5 gallons of Orange Shandy today. Mashed 5 gal of Popcorn Sutton yesterday.
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Traditional pot column with helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 2758

Re: Traditional pot column with helmet

Maillard is triggered by temp differences in the boiler, at temps under 100c, with some remaining sugars present. Has nothing to do with copper. All with direct heating. Regards, Odin. If this type of thing interests you try doing some reading on use of copper on advanced glycation. The presence of...
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Roasted Steam Rolled Barley
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Roasted Steam Rolled Barley

Correct me if I'm wrong but steamrolled barley isn't malted. It will need some enzymes to convert if it will at all. Steamed rolled feed barley does have some starch to convert but it seems its mostly proteins . You might just use it as an adjunct.
by 6 Row Joe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Have I bought the correct SCR heating control? How do I use it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1849

Re: Have I bought the correct SCR heating control? How do I use it?

It looks like you will be fine with your UK 240 volts. With your 2000 watt element you will be using 8.33 amps when it's turned on high. That controller will only control 1 element though. How big is your pot? Interesting it has 4 elements.
by 6 Row Joe
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5347
Views: 363899

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Ordered some grains for a Corsair Ryemageddon run. (and a few extras for other projects)
by 6 Row Joe
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Very bad still design on Youtube
Replies: 96
Views: 12236

Re: Very bad still design on Youtube

There's a lot of bad mouthing about the Moonshiners series on Discovery channel as well. If it wasn't for that show the hobby wouldn't have taken off like a lightening bolt in the last few years. George, Bearded and Bored, Still it, and Still'in Canada have all followed suit on Youtube. And that all...