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by 30xs
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

On the same lines as your build. You will need a very fine adjustment water valve. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhomedistiller%2Eorg%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D79553&share_tid=79553&share_fid=55174&share_type=t&link_source=app I have a 1/4 stainless needle valve. I’m...
by 30xs
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

Looks great 30xs :thumbup: I notice you are making two units with different copper ferules . One has a gasket groove , one doesn’t . Did you make or buy these ? One view is the top with no ferrule, the other is the bottom with ferrule setting in place. Both will have a gasket groove once completed....
by 30xs
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

On the same lines as your build. You will need a very fine adjustment water valve. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhomedistiller%2Eorg%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic%2Ephp%3Ft%3D79553&share_tid=79553&share_fid=55174&share_type=t&link_source=app I have a 1/4 stainless needle valve. I’m...
by 30xs
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

I decided to try out the 1/4” OD first, with hopes that it is the better of the two. I’ll be happy if it is at least better than what I have to cut down water consumption on neutral runs. Here’s the pieces fit without solder to this point. Is there any foreseen issues before buttoning it up? I do pl...
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Been so long since I had a chance to distill , I forgotten how much I get so just looked at storage keg . Seems I add almost always 8.8litres @ 78%abv . It comes off the four plates at around 92%abv .... thats about 7.45 lites from a 30 litres of Mollases made up to 100liters wash . That works out ...
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

So I have finished distilling this, will do my cuts in a day or two. From the initial five gallons of molasses, I loaded 16.5 gallons total into my still, and at the end I wound up with 6L before doing my cuts. I started out my spirit run at around 84%, and I stopped around 45%, when it started get...
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Thanks for the heads up on stripping too much flavor on 100% stripped spirit run. Being this one is going to be my first foray into playing with a barrel, once used, I will try keeping the flavor in it.
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy all
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Howdy all

Welcome. May want to remove the thumper jar from the setup, but you’ve came to the right place for information.
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

I was planning to ferment in 220l barrels, 58 gallon. Probably 8-10 gallon of headspace. Everything would be stripped to about 40% and then low wines around 12-13 gallon charge through four plates. Planning to barrel about 120-125 proof. I’ll err towards the tighter side since it’s my first rum and ...
by 30xs
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Finally got around to trying out the new source of molasses. I did a small test in a carboy and the hose aeration foam smoothed out and a small shake caused it to clear off and look like root beer in a jug. No oil slick looking froth this time. I have higher hopes for this one. Smells better than th...
by 30xs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

You have my attention, go for it :thumbup: You did most of the work before. I just swapped over to well fed lines and plumbed independently instead of out of a reservoir. It was crazy to see the water flow of my dephleg vs condenser. Do you have any suggestions/recommendations for the coils prior t...
by 30xs
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Dephlegmator Comparision
Replies: 97
Views: 5117

Re: Dephlegmator Comparision

So I decided to revive an old thread to try and contribute with some info that I have tried. I wound up building two different dephlegs for my flute during my build. I decided to try doing my first BW and running high reflux on 4” at 5500 watts. The first attempt was with a seven tube RC with 3/4 no...
by 30xs
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What am I smelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: What am I smelling?

What is your column made of? Any copper in the vapor path? A buddy of mine did his last run through a stainless column without scrubbers, accidentally, his last run. The smell from the jars were similar to what you’re explaining. I didn’t taste, but do you blame me? :shock: :lol:
by 30xs
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Fittings for a Shotgun?
Replies: 28
Views: 389

Re: Fittings for a Shotgun?

I used 1/2” to 3/8” fnpt adapters cut short for both my shotguns and dephlegs. It keeps the fittings closer to flush to keep from damaging and then I can three in whatever fitting I want, not locked into any one fitting permanently.
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by 30xs
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2234
Views: 131472

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Local distillery is selling some used five gallon barrels with stands for $50-60. Picked up two. Not sure if the chat level. Now to decide what to start filling them with.
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by 30xs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Length of Leibig
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: Length of Leibig

Screenshot_20201117-171345_Chrome.jpg Gonna make a freaking 2inch copper head deplorable has me talked into it...so the slow parts ordering starts Good luck with the build. Still Dragon has outside fit copper and brass ferrules, if you’re in an area he ships to. Twistedbrick’s preformed shotgun pla...
by 30xs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Length of Leibig
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: Length of Leibig

Bigger is better 3/4" inside a 1" I learned that just the other day playing with a couple dephlegs. One was 1” tubes the other 3/4”. Both the same length, same well feed cooling supply. To knock down 5500 watts the 3/4” took about 10 quarts per minute to full reflux. The 1” took about 4.5 quarts to...
by 30xs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5750

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

Just checked a few jars again at 94%. I had a gallon of low wines that I didn’t run sealed in a couple jars and i was off a little 35% on the low wines. I was expecting higher as well?
by 30xs
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium
Replies: 126
Views: 5750

Re: ceramic rings meant for using in an aquarium

I gave these a try yesterday (using the 1/2” ceramic). Using 36” packed in a 4” column I was hitting 188 proof when checked today. I was pulling about two quarts and hour for the takeoff using the 5500 watt element wide open on a 13 gallon charge of 38% BW low wines. I’m wondering if I needed a litt...
by 30xs
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Should I buy this
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Should I buy this

Oh, just remember to drill your water jacket for the fittings for cooling lines before you put the vapor tubes in. Ive read about that mistake on here somewhere in my homework. That may have been me. :oops: :lol: :lol: So how is your build performing now that that is worked out? Are you glad you bu...
by 30xs
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Should I buy this
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Should I buy this

Deplorable wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Oh, just remember to drill your water jacket for the fittings for cooling lines before you put the vapor tubes in. Ive read about that mistake on here somewhere in my homework.
That may have been me. :oops: :lol: :lol:
by 30xs
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From WV
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Hello From WV

Welcome.
by 30xs
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 1/2 Barrel keg ... Full Barrel Keg
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: 1/2 Barrel keg ... Full Barrel Keg

I already have a couple of 15.5g beer kegs and my first few piece parts on their way from China. (AliExpress is my new girlfriend) Was wondering if there was such a thing as a 31 gallon keg. To my fellow winterpeger that bought the big one.. I was tempted by the 50g stainless barrels a couple of we...
by 30xs
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun condensor tip
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Shotgun condensor tip

Shadylane..... you mentioned a surge breaker. I looked at it, and I am curious... It has small vent holes. Wouldn't those small holes allow distillate to escape? I would be attaching a parrot to this. The vents are on the output side. If you have vapors on that side the vents are the least of your ...
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first sac run
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: My first sac run

skinny_chef wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:15 pm
I did notice the first 200ml came off cloudy. Is that the oils from soldering?
Possibly heated up too quickly and had a small puke. Or possibly not enough headroom
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

I just tried to give it a skim with a paper towel. There’s definitely a sheen, but not really the rainbow sheen I’d associate with a petroleum based oil? My only two options are try to skim it and pour it all out, skim to save a little barrel cleaning. Or, use the keg setup I was dedicating to steam...
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

I’m out of the current molasses, and not sure it’s worth pursuing the experiment to get more from the same place. I’ll check riboflavin levels in the current complex. What does everyone else use in the B vitamin department? I was never really able to distinguish if it was done. Almost a biting dry s...
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Thats a strange looking wash, I have no idea what that oily looking stuff is.....never had that happen on any of my molasses ferments? Did the container the molasses came in have a list of contents on the side? The molasses is delivered in bulk. I took my own buckets in the BW filled. $3 a gallon. ...
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

SaltyStaves wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:18 am
30xs wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:15 pm
before adding vitamins
You'll need to tell us what you used and how much of it. Good chance that explains the colour and the oil slick.
Spring Valley brand B100 complex and B1 vitamins crushed. 50 gallon wash and used 7 of each.
by 30xs
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe
Replies: 202
Views: 32272

Re: SBB's All Molasses Rum Recipe

Regarding the yellow crap . That doesn’t look right . I once got Molasses from the local rural store that had this oily shit on top of it . When I queried them about it , the just laughed and said it was probably transmission fluid from the Used 44gal drums they had the Molasses truck fill up . :? ...