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by J Dot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting Corn!
Replies: 79
Views: 5090

Re: Malting Corn!

Hello I wanted to do an update, on the 3 fruit flavors I did earlier in the post, but never finalized! I did Cherry Kiwi And Fig! Unfortunately the kiwi is gone, before I could take pics, But do have the cherry and fig! ( see pics below ) I tried ( PotHead’s ) recipe for Strawberry panty dropper! Tr...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok Finally finished! Crystal Malt placed into water brought to 150F, held for 50 min. Strained, placed on cookie sheet ( aluminum foil covered ), In oven heated to 180F for 1-1/2 hours. Temp raised to 200F held for 2-1/2 hours Temp raised to 250F held for 30 min. See pics. ( taste is sweet, and a bi...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

( UPDATE #2 ) I checked the sugar content of the wert ( pic above ) And received a kick in the teeth!????????? Let me stop here : The best advice I can give any of you, is use your brain, ( think things through, and if possible stay 1 step ahead of yourself, Predicting your next move and preparing f...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Here is the first update, As I’m finding I have so many pictures, I’ll Do it over a few posts! Malt is still in the oven for the initial 180F/85C For 1 hour, we still have 10 minutes. It’s not near dry yet. So I believe we will have to go a bit longer. Ok I followed directions above ( added a pic of...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello, Ok while we wait on these to process, I’d like to talk a little about our journey! I’d like to THANK ALL OF YOU! My friends, guests, And anyone interested in this field! Well The MALTING RIG, was a SUCCESS! Worked exactly like it should, even better than expected! I think with a couple more m...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok, you guys! We are here, Malt is ready to process! Current pics below! Also added a pic, As I stated before, Watch what you malt ( quantity ) As a little dry grain, turns into a LOT of malt! ( started with the 2 jars full ) to the pile you see! I’m currently Running both CRYSTAL MALT & STEWED MALT...
by J Dot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: malting corn
Replies: 19
Views: 3131

Re: malting corn

Can I backtrack and ask a N :mrgreen: :mrgreen: B question. As far as flavor goes, what's the difference in malted corn/grains and just stirring them up with enzymes? As far a conversion of starch to fermentable sugars , Not much difference ( if you are just using green malt) in your mash But as yo...
by J Dot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok DAY 8 And we are still looking good! As I was saying before, the ROOTS, are CRAZY LONG! Seeing good shutes now as well! I’ll stop here for a second, I know I call them Roots, and Shutes, but for you diehards: Shutes, are better known as ( Coleoptile ) & Roots better known as ( Radicle ) Ok I put ...
by J Dot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

WOW I've never seen one of those I NEED one (boys and there toys who died with the most wins)[ laughing smiley face holding belly with both hands rolling on the floor ] Have you got nothing to run today like me I'm bored don't want to do DIY so just stalking people on here sorry everyone I'll apolo...
by J Dot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello Manc, Since I see your LAB AREA, and noticed you a chemist, Or mad scientist, ( I’m thinking the latter, lol ) But anyhow, Brings me to share my FAVORITE piece of equipment! ( while we wait for malt update , trying to keep the same time Each day for pics, although I don’t always POST at the sa...
by J Dot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Holy crap J Dot ! Hats off to excellent documentation. Your shed is awesome. Great work buddy. +1 That's an awesome shed. Here in the UK a shed is 8' X 6' and has a lawnmower and old paint tins in it. Think I need to get me one of those American sheds ( Smiley Face) I work in the corner of my garag...
by J Dot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello again, Here is another sweet item I acquired from a friend For 50 smackers! ( $50 US ) It is a portable Ice Maker, Made by NewAir ( model: AI-215R ) r is the color RED NEW These go for around $350-$400 US. They make up to 50lbs in 24 hours! Pretty impressive! For a small quiet unit! You place ...
by J Dot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok, I wanted to share something with you all! I took me a WHILE, to talk myself into it! Seriously a WHILE, but what the heck, here goes! I realize we all talk about what we do , recipes, tricks, You name it! But we rarely talk about WHERE we do it! Some do it in their kitchens, or back porch, garag...
by J Dot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello, DAY 7 ( 6 in Rig ) , Everything still looks GREAT, Corn is growing, Smell is still fantastic, adding a bit more water now The rig is very different than malting in pan! ( watering schedule, and growth ) By now my pan malt would have been finished, but roots would Be half the length, and shute...
by J Dot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hi J.dot Sorry the malting rig didn't do it for you but I enjoyed watching your build and videos. Told you to ignore me Lee Lol Lee, no it’s quite the opposite! It is working TOO GOOD, putting the grunt labor out of work! ( ME! ) Great to hear from you! Hope you are well! The rig has been a blast ,...
by J Dot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello again Thanks to a great friend of mine, We have a procedure for ( lightly Stewed Malt ) And another Special Thanks to Mr. James Spencer, over at Basicbrewing.com. For help with the procedure for GREEN malt, Crystal Malting! So I will walk you guys through BOTH! This is GREAT, going to have a B...
by J Dot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok,
DAY #6,
Malt is really taking off, roots are long,
And shutes coming along!
We want our shutes 3/4 to full length of our original
Grain length!
( see pic below )

All looks great , so far!

J Dot

Pics:
by J Dot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: malting corn
Replies: 19
Views: 3131

Re: malting corn

Hello again, Ole’ Friend. I hope your malting adventure is going Well, I’m sure it is, ( pics above prove that ) mine is coming along, and the rig Is finally working, although, leaves me twiddling my Thumbs, with NOTHING TO DO! Never thought about that Aspect! I’m more hands on, but I’m letting it p...
by J Dot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello, DAY #5, ( day 4 in our tumbler ) 1 day to soak corn! So, The malt is still looking great, healthy and happy, I’m adding a bit more water now, as the corn is taking off, and needing more! But I think we have success , my friends, Still smells great, looks great, and is growing like Wildfires! ...
by J Dot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

And Lastly,
Cannot forget my good friend,
And new friends, who want to see the rig operate!
Here is a video I just shot, day 4 malting Rig ,
In operation!

J Dot

Enjoy:
https://youtu.be/pdJYXkCgN0I
by J Dot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok, DAY 4, is upon us! Malt is looking PERFECT, in my tumbler rig, Everything working as planned, no issues, YET! See pics below of my corn starting to sprout, Yes we are seeing action, little corn is happy, And thriving! I grabbed some out, and felt I needed to spritz it, But I’ve not used much wat...
by J Dot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello
I talked earlier about a DEPHLEGMATOR,
But obviously, did not clarify!
So I dug our my old drawings,
One shows a Dephlegmator, other shows a
SHOTGUN CONDENSER, if any of you would like to
know how they both work. Or how to build one?

J Dot
( figured while we wait, might be fun! )

Pics:
by J Dot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida USA!
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida

Rng4 wrote:Yes lots of us

Awesome!
Glad to meet you all! And cheers to you!

J Dot
by J Dot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Hello, Everyone, Well it’s day 3, and our malt is going well, See pictures below! I spritzed it today with a bit of distilled water, But looks great nothing happening yet, but still early! Rig is doing well, no issues yet! Also wanted to share 2 other items below, In pictures: First was a visitor to...
by J Dot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida USA!
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida

dieselduo wrote:Welcome j Dot. There's a lot of us here in Florida

BEAUTIFUL!
That is great news!
Perfect for fermentation and fruit supply!

Thank you for the warm welcome you guys!

J Dot
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by J Dot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida USA!
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Hello, Everyone, New member from Sunny Sarasota Florida

Anything you need, you can always ask, or pm so as not to ruin anything. :D Thank you! It is appreciated! Everyone so far, is really cool, helpful, and courteous of me, I try to extend the same in return! I hope life has been good , and weather has been kind to you And your family! Take care Jerry ...
by J Dot
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Ok guys, It’s been 16 hours! So onto step 2 As you can see ( pic below ) our corn has SWELLED Substantially, we need to strain out all the water, ( pic ) then add our soaked corn to the rig bucket. ( pic ) , close bucket, and place on rig, then set timer, Turn on, and let her rip’ We only need to SP...
by J Dot
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Thank you Geoff, ( my problem was between ( stripping and spirit runs ) Found the whiteout to be VERY SIMPLE ) you cannot Get really clean fine lines with it, but for numbering Jars, it’s perfect the ole’ 4 lines with the angle through for The # 5 gimmick ) not sure the numbering system? Not Roman a...
by J Dot
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

Continuation

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by J Dot
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Malting rig build!
Replies: 49
Views: 3358

Re: Malting rig build!

While we wait, I wanted to share a couple things ( life hack stuff ). First I’d like to talk about jar LIDS! Not sure if it is just me? Or if any of you have the same issues? Anyhow I seem to always run into the problem of finding a clean lid, ( no writing on it ) as I mark everything, but when I re...