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by 30xs
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Wooden cap
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Wooden cap

If I remember correctly Corene had problems with the piece that fits into the jar mouth swelling and cracking the jars. You may want to keep an eye on it to see if evaporation starts making it get tight in the jar.
by 30xs
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Spirit run math
Replies: 20
Views: 266

Re: Spirit run math

I’m not sure your heat source, but a 15.5 keg with a 5500 watt element would allow you to strip three times the wash in a single pass and I’m usually done in 2-3 hours. If your condenser can keep up I’d say go bigger on both boiler and fermenters. Let’s just use a hypothetical example. 100 gallons w...
by 30xs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Berserk's 3x3" bubble plate build
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Berserk's 3x3" bubble plate build

I getting to where I like the rugged look of the solder warts. I don’t file near as much as I used to.
by 30xs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Still upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Still upgrade

I have to agree with Yummy. I think the lines without ferrule look clean. Nice work, sir.
by 30xs
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Mile High Flute Run
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: First Mile High Flute Run

If it’s your very first after the vinegar cleaning ... shouldn’t be drank. Disagree, Tim, based on clear instructions provided by Mile High. The first 500ml of the sugar wash run was slightly yellow, and I discarded as heads (along with the second and third jar). The hearts came out clear and clean...
by 30xs
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Mile High Flute Run
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: First Mile High Flute Run

If it’s your very first after the vinegar cleaning hopefully it was a “clean” smelling sacrificial run. The first alcohol run is also a cleaning run and shouldn’t be drank. Congrats on the successful start with your new rig.

Tim
by 30xs
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 30 gallon copper pot
Replies: 24
Views: 387

Re: 30 gallon copper pot

Nice build sir. True old school copper porn.
by 30xs
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Lets Talk Column Packing
Replies: 557
Views: 61713

Re: Lets Talk Column Packing

has anyone posted results from perlite? unfortunately, being in Canada, a LOT of options don't exist. Lave for BBQs is expensive marbles are expensive SPP is VERY expensive I am on the lookout for a landscaping company..... plain ol' rocks are readily available. I believe DetroitDIY has played with...
by 30xs
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4077
Views: 457358

Re: sweetfeed whisky

O.k. the cap has now sunk,...just under 1.000 fg...will leave it for a few days...still cannot understand why all the oats and barley sit afloat as a cap, whilst the corn is on the bottom...how can the cap be contributing to flavour/flavor ..it's sat upstairs for 4-5 days, actually out of the wash....
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

...yet don’t show the ability to fully research. Yeast unless killed intentionally, or by a rookie mistake, survives after the ferment is complete. When does an oyster shell stop being able to buffer an acidic solution? I’m not here to demo my ability to do research. I do research for my own purpos...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

...are a quick search and READ away. You’re clearly upset, and not assuming positive intent. I’m not asking for advice. As a new member, I’m posting what I’m finding. I’m enjoying the hobby and learning everyday. A lot of you experts seem annoyed that you have to rush in and save the newbies. You d...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

You're not be aware of why it fizzed as you said, cause a Ph test wasn't done.. But that's a clear indicator of a Ph issue.. plus don't relie on the air lock to tell it's fermenting.. fermentation stops long before the air lock will.. Yes, I saw that the bubbles continue after the ferment is over. ...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

You're not be aware of why it fizzed as you said, cause a Ph test wasn't done.. But that's a clear indicator of a Ph issue.. plus don't relie on the air lock to tell it's fermenting.. fermentation stops long before the air lock will.. Yes, I saw that the bubbles continue after the ferment is over. ...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Mash and could use advise
Replies: 31
Views: 527

Re: First Mash and could use advise

Starting over and would like to know if this is good. Creating a new basic sugar wash as I want to add apple cider/juice + spices after making a run. Using the following per directions on pkg; 5Gal of water, starting with 3 to melt the 7lbs of sugar. Cool then add; Red Star Distiller's Active Dry Y...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

What’s your recipe? What yeast used? What is the temp of the ferment? All of those will affect the speed in which it ferments. PS. A fast ferment isn’t always a welcome result. Many of my UJ ferments with bakers yeast take anywhere from 7-14 days. It’s done when it’s done, and you get what you get. ...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Building my still.
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Building my still.

Welcome aboard and I agree with the above, pictures are nice. They also are helpful when you have questions. Knowing what someone is using helps with answers once questions arise.
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Minimum mash size for keg boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Minimum mash size for keg boiler

Hey all, I've been running with a small chinese pot still, and just upgraded to a keg boiler. I made a 5 gallon wash to do some rum, and was unsure if the 5 gallons is too little to run through the much larger 15 gallon boiler. Aditionally, if I do a stripping run and get say 2.5-3 gallons of low w...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

It’s not really a hack. If you use the forum search you will find many people mentioning doing it. I’ve been using paint strainer bags hung from the lid. I may try adding a little copper to them, as well. I’m not trying to offend anyone. I think it’s all a hack. We are hacking the whiskey, we’re ha...
by 30xs
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oyster shell pH hack
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Oyster shell pH hack

It’s not really a hack. If you use the forum search you will find many people mentioning doing it. I’ve been using paint strainer bags hung from the lid. I may try adding a little copper to them, as well.
by 30xs
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: AG after UJSSM
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: AG after UJSSM

This may be the only thread posted on this subject so far, wpkluck. Try different search terms and you might find something. Dredging up obscure information from forums and online published literature is a skill that comes naturally to some, but not for me. For me, it is hard work. Thanks, I’m trud...
by 30xs
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sight Glass Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: Sight Glass Seal

I agree with the torquing the in the sequence of 3, 9, 6, 12 but doing 1/8-1/4 turns on each. Starting from finger tight you could use a vise, or clamp, to press squarely on everything and sneak up on the torque evenly that way. If you go finger tight on the first bolt with slack on the assembly you...
by 30xs
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 124
Views: 8554

Re: HD T-Shirts

74124B05-D14E-44B7-95C0-A94C32CD8D0A.jpeg This printed on a feed sack wouldn’t be too obvious. Sorry, I’m not an artist to render. Maybe that sack beside a grain bin with a few bits and parts subtly placed about. I'm liken this 30xs cut the corners off the grain sack, x the top for your skull to go...
by 30xs
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirts
Replies: 124
Views: 8554

Re: HD T-Shirts

jonnys_spirit wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:16 am
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This printed on a feed sack wouldn’t be too obvious. Sorry, I’m not an artist to render. Maybe that sack beside a grain bin with a few bits and parts subtly placed about.
by 30xs
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Looking for boiler input
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Looking for boiler input

Thanks for the input, gentlemen. The funnel measured 8” across the short side, but decided to add a 6” fill. Here’s the preliminary layout.
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by 30xs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Bubble plate loading
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Bubble plate loading

How much is a thin layer? For there to be any reflux returning to the bottom plate it would have to leak past the second somehow. Does the downcomer for that plate hold liquid? If it doesn’t then you will get vapor bypassing through it with no action through the caps.
by 30xs
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Looking for boiler input
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Looking for boiler input

I would suggest to make the fill port as big as you could. I am preparing to build mine about the same size. And I am looking at a 12” fill clean out on top. After haveing a small fill port on my old one. I am not going to deal with that anymore. The largest I could fit on the top without interring...
by 30xs
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Looking for boiler input
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Looking for boiler input

Anything Ive ever seen on any forum that has any idea indicates that the lower you get your elements the better and having two at the same level isn't really a problem if you have room to do that and they don't touch. Thanks, Bill. I’ve coped out a couple ferrules to get them side by side without a...
by 30xs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: I’m back kinda maybe we will see.

Welcome back, PP. It’s good to see an old face. Ive enjoyed many of your older posts and looking forward to what’s to come from you.
by 30xs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Looking for the seal of approval before attempting a first stripping run
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Looking for the seal of approval before attempting a first stripping run

Only thing I can see is that you don’t mention what size still/charge volume, or what you are making. With my keg boiler I sometimes collect 3.5 to 4 gallon on a strip. You may want to make sure you have enough collection vessels to keep from having to hunt more down during the run.
by 30xs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Looking for boiler input
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Looking for boiler input

I'd put a 1-1/2 or 2" drain on the very bottom. Use the "1.5” drain about two inches off the bottom" for a heating element. Add another heating element that's 3"-4" higher and 90 degrees from the first heater. And put in a 4" fill port. With the current wheel setup I have getting a bottoms drain wo...