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by level Joe
Thu May 24, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: New Guy wanting to build (Updated 5-23-07 w/new pictures)
Replies: 45
Views: 9633

Nice!

How much mesh is it going to take to fill the column?
by level Joe
Thu May 24, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: found it
Replies: 33
Views: 12364

Uncle Jesse also wrote: "there is no safe plastic container at this time for storing alcoholic beverages. trust me, i hope there is in the future, it'd be cheaper than buying non-recyclable glass as i'll have to do with the current laws. " Maybe not quite a filip flop? Ild hate to see him put loving...
by level Joe
Thu May 24, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Mash gone bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 4199

Is that a metal pot?
If it is, is this the first time you have fermented in it?
If it is the fist time, have you ever used the pot to cook oilly foods?
by level Joe
Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3665
Views: 384846

pintoshine wrote:Tater you got it stared.
Yea
It sounds like the one he posted on page 2 (Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:01 pm).
by level Joe
Sat May 19, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: Large still troubleshooting
Replies: 9
Views: 4835

Re: Large still troubleshooting

beberly37 wrote:
6 feet of SS wool should give 180 proof with no reflux...right?
Im very surprised to hear you got 170 without it
More information would help
by level Joe
Thu May 17, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: APPLE PIE
Replies: 27
Views: 8353

If your worried about overdoing spices. Get some small glass bottles and masserate each spice in one with some high proof and leave them set a while. Add a few drops of this at a time and check whatever your making the next day till you get it where you like (It seems to me that the flavor and smell...
by level Joe
Thu May 17, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: pit-bull fought a porcupine, lol(pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 3931

I really don't see anything too funny about a suffering dog. No matter how stupid. Can you imagine the pain that animal is in? How would you feel if that was your pet? You must beat your dog if you think that this is funny. Nah, the dog will be fine. It was having a good time with that porcupine, i...
by level Joe
Sun May 06, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: SAFETY
Replies: 106
Views: 79280

i would check an see how yalls homeowner insurance policy deals with illegal activeitys. what they gonna see after a fire is a excellarent was involved. that could means arson an insurance fraud to some districk aturnee. mostly it means alot of money an some time. Ild say the still located at the s...
by level Joe
Sun May 06, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: SAFETY
Replies: 106
Views: 79280

keep gloves handy
fire extinguisher (or a charged hose)
vent gasses from the burner
stay with the still and stay awake
junkyard dawg wrote:I always put my collection jar into a big stockpot so if it flows over or break then everything is contained.
I do the same
check for leaks durring the whole run
by level Joe
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Cost analysis?
Replies: 41
Views: 13396

Umm :roll: ...

Wow?

Sorry Loki :cry:

I now see that your thread was asking "costs of manufacturing 1lt. of 95% alcohol", not the Irish or RUM or anything else. I didn’t know my one off the subject post would totally hijack your thread.

Please accept my apology.
by level Joe
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Cost analysis?
Replies: 41
Views: 13396

The Irish granted had to fight for basic freedom from the Brits, but in Colonized North America that has basically always been the way since 1791.. early 1900s http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/leveljoe/bb_1.jpg Thats why Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (John F. Kennedys father) pushed his boys so hard t...
by level Joe
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: aging on wood ? grape vine ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

:D Thanks
by level Joe
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: introduction and a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

I dont run a still like that but from what I know of the way it works, putting a cork or a valve on the output side could cause a dangerous build up of pressure. A still should never be pressurized, it could explode. If I understand what possum is saying, having the cap off the top of your still wou...
by level Joe
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Home built barrel
Replies: 23
Views: 6707

Here is a clip from You Tube of the Speyside Cooperage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS4PHgy9oJ4

At about 45 seconds into it, it shows the cattails getting jamed in.
by level Joe
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: aging on wood ? grape vine ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

Great :D

Do you use green, dried or toasted?

What are you aging on it?

Thanks
Joe
by level Joe
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Home built barrel
Replies: 23
Views: 6707

I watched Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe where he worked in a cooperage. After they cut the groove in the barrel that will accept the head, they mix a past/dough of flour, water and oak sawdust. They used a tool or a piece of wood and pressed a thin layer into that groove then installed the head. When th...
by level Joe
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: aging on wood ? grape vine ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

aging on wood ? grape vine ?

Ive read of people aging spirits on several different woods. Ive tried white oak and apple (I pesonally like the best). It has me wondering, why not grape vine? OK so maybe its not a wood so to speak but I am interested in trying it. Has anyone tried it? Does anyone know if it is a bad idea or worse...
by level Joe
Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: My plastic still
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Free speech is one of the best things them silver heads gave us. But, I guess the way I see it, it’s like if you invite someone into your house and they start doing something in front of your kids you don’t want them exposed to. They have two choices; follow the rules of the house or leave. They are...
by level Joe
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: pics of new still
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Oh yea

Rudi, VERY NICE JOB!
Do you have a way to connect it to the keg?
by level Joe
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: pics of new still
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

My cap is not soldered and I dont use flour pasteon it. It dosent leak any vapor at all. I slide it on after I put the thermometer on. The condenser will almost pull the vapor to it.
by level Joe
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: My plastic still
Replies: 160
Views: 81290

Harry Thanks, I never thought to search for information with the WHO, lots to go thru but not tonight as its getting late. Funny though, one file (12.31 copper) I did look at mentioned an old study of dogs. It was too bad it didn’t mention what breeds were used. The reason its is funny is that I alr...
by level Joe
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: My plastic still
Replies: 160
Views: 81290

tater level joe aint like you to troll. Sorry... To troll is not my intent but to an extent, yes, I can see how you could take it that way. I did do a lot of searching (I did want to find something that said it was safe in the flow of hot etho) but couldn’t find it, so, I asked. I mostly wanted to ...
by level Joe
Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: My plastic still
Replies: 160
Views: 81290

goose eye cant find no copper tomake it with. Please show info where copper is ok to use in a still. Anyone? http://www.acu-cell.com/crcu.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Chronically elevated copper levels in most patients may result from one-sided diets that lack ...
by level Joe
Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Materials for polishing column
Replies: 17
Views: 3080

markx In our neck o' the woods insulation glass wool is actually made out of glass fibre not synthetic resins. What neck O' the woods you from boy? You might want to make sure. Yes, fiberglass insulation (average home construction type) is made of glass but thats not all its got. Unless it says "fo...
by level Joe
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Cloudy distillate
Replies: 45
Views: 15799

Uncle Remus I'm thinking screening some river rock and collecting stuff the size of my middle finger nail. The reason I think river rock over crushed gravel or sand is cleanliness and minerals. Another thought I been kicking around is to suspend the grain solids in a material like cheesecloth. If I...
by level Joe
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting your own rye
Replies: 138
Views: 88804

I think Ill pass on both methods.
by level Joe
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: M*A*S*H still.....
Replies: 6
Views: 5368

They had a copper still (about 3-5 gal with copper coil) in one of the first episodes (sp?) but Burns smashed it.
by level Joe
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting your own rye
Replies: 138
Views: 88804

Wouldnt that make it smell bad (wet cardboard)?
by level Joe
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Homemade alcohol hydrometer
Replies: 25
Views: 12276

riff42 I saw a show on distilling or something, and there is this one resturant who distills. AMAZING f'in still (i think refractioning), I'm sure they spent a bundle....(and all before knowing how to distill....riiiight) anyways, they had their output piping going to this large siteglass system, w...
by level Joe
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: ? about ebay still
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Rotgut
how can you tell if its lead solder or not?
For average people we have no way to tell.
My guess is the same, durring the time frame (using lead was common place) it was most likely made with lead.