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by Windswept
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Damn! My barrel's too big!
Replies: 31
Views: 965

Re: Damn! My barrel's too big!

and think about keeping the water that you put in the barrel for proofing purposes!
by Windswept
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Corny Kegs
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Corny Kegs

Cool, bought 3, I’ll probably siphon them out!

Looking forward to retiring some carboys!
by Windswept
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Corny Kegs
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Corny Kegs

Never used one, but there's a bunch for sale on locally, was planning on using them for low wines storage and aging.

I did a search here but got a mess-load of results, anything I need to know other than taking out any rubber gaskets?
by Windswept
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whiskey stones
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Whiskey stones

Hard to tell from the picture, if you can scratch them really easily, it’ll be soapstone, even more so if the feel kinda soapy when dry.

Otherwise, could be some kind of diabase or another fine grained intrusive rock.

Did you lick them?

Not granite, even though they ohh the marketed as such.
by Windswept
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Distilling Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Distilling Hand Sanitizer

So, I know making hand sanitizer has been covered, but now that it's so readily available, my local hardware store has 5 gallon pails of it that are close to the expiry date on sale for 20$ at 80% ABV. I want to be clear, I'm not going to, but do you think you could distill the stuff and safely sepa...
by Windswept
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 37
Views: 882

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

I don't use them. coffee filter and a hair elastic until I'm ready to give it to someone.

I keep my daily drinking supply in an all glass decanter, just cuz I'm classy... also, SWMBO got tired of a gallon jug in the kitchen!
by Windswept
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Where to get bottles in Canada
Replies: 37
Views: 882

Re: Where to get bottles in Canada

If you're looking for 1 or 1/2 gallon jugs, uline has them for a reasonable price, and I believe they'll let you do cash and carry. https://www.uline.ca/BL_8215/Glass-Jugs?keywords=jug I was looking at a local brew shops website and they were selling the growlers for 28$ empty! Otherwise, I put up a...
by Windswept
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Second run of all grain. Got a bit of an infection!
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by Windswept
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Earth based condensing theory question
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: Earth based condensing theory question

I meant something like this since you said you will use it in very cold periods. The container could be very large and placed outside. At a certain point the snow melts but in any case it will give a lot of time and then it can be easily topped up.Immagine.png If you're going to do this, you'll nee...
by Windswept
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 579
Views: 87855

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Thanks for replying! I figured I didn't have anything to lose, so I pulled off all the beer and reheated it to 150f and repeated the process, when I checked this morning it was up to 1.055 after temp correction, so I pitched and it's fermenting happily. I think the water temp is my issue, I followed...
by Windswept
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 579
Views: 87855

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

So, I just made my second round of this, and I’m not sure if I’m doing it properly. 37lb of malt barley, 15 gallon of water, came out at 1.041og. I’m thinking this could be higher and debating if I should heat up the beer and re add it to the grain to try and get a bit more out of it? Did an iodine ...
by Windswept
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 670
Views: 40291

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Just gotta learn to live with it! It’s been -30c most of the week, and we’ve got a buttload of snow. Got the girls out ice fishing today and cleaned up on ling!
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by Windswept
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

It’s been -30c the last couple of days, so I reconfigured the still to put some copper in the line and I’m working on a spirit run of some honey-shine. I’ve been calling it Kvasir mostly for the lack of a better name. I guess I’ll have to rename my still Odins Anus! 4B7691A4-B711-4B30-B7EB-A6E4B88C5...
by Windswept
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Crushed Oyster shell
Replies: 53
Views: 1849

Re: Crushed Oyster shell

An alternative is egg shells.. Another alternative is marble chips ... readily available in the landscaping section at the big-box home improvement stores. Marble would work, but what is usually sold as landscaping marble has been dolomitized to some extent, and because dolomite is CaMg(CO3)2 it's ...
by Windswept
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3732
Views: 399684

Re: Jokes

reminds me of a newfie two-holer!
by Windswept
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I think I finally have an all grain that’s going to go. I’ve had a bunch of failures, but I think I figured it out. My digital thermometer reads 15 degrees lower so my strike water was always too cold.

I have a batch of all malt going right now!
by Windswept
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Cycling 5 gallon oak barrel
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Cycling 5 gallon oak barrel

why not just get a second barrel?
by Windswept
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Crushed Oyster shell
Replies: 53
Views: 1849

Re: Crushed Oyster shell

I use about a cup and I've never had an issue with ph on a ferment that size. sometimes I put it in a sock or bag, sometimes I just dump some in loose
by Windswept
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

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New boiler back from the welders!
by Windswept
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 74691

Re: rifles

Lots of rich guys on this thread... I would be perfectly happy with an old lee enfield and a reasonably accurate 22. Second WW vet I knew, old Spin Lewis won medals at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games with a Lee Enfield, not to be sniffed at set up properly 87EB6C84-F235-4901-A180-2128914EA3E1.j...
by Windswept
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Malting rye question

Loving this. I have an old atv winch motor here I’m planning on using to turn mine. I figure the speed will be just right.
by Windswept
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

My rye was ready for drying and kilning, so I made up a kiln. Tomorrow I’ll add the light fixtures for the heat, as well as the temperature controller.
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by Windswept
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Malting rye question

I’m ok with hijacking.

The plan is to use 3 60w incandescent light bulbs. No clue if it’ll be enough heat. If not, it’ll be back to the drawing board.

I have an inkbird temp controller for the temp, and was going to use an electric timer to run the fan for 15 mins every hour
by Windswept
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Malting rye question

I think that’s what I forgot to account for. I was worried about the grain drying out while germinating.

My new “kiln” is ready, so I’ll get drying it all now.
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by Windswept
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Re: Malting rye question

It took me 4 soaks to get it to 45% moisture, acros are coming, but not full length yet. I’ve had it in one of those under-bed bins and I took the lid off which seems to have helped. I’m still building the dryer, so it’ll have to wait a bit!

Thanks for the input guys
by Windswept
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting rye question
Replies: 16
Views: 459

Malting rye question

DDCFB1A9-3895-4190-976B-399E5D3EB561.jpeg Hi, I jumped into malting rye with a 20lb batch. Go big or go home! It seems to be going well, but there’s a distinct vinegar smell to it 2 days into germinating. Is that normal? I don’t have anything to compare it to, not overwhelming, but it’s there. I ha...
by Windswept
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Aging in clay pots
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Aging in clay pots

There's a guy in the US that's doing this now.

by Windswept
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Aging in clay pots
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Aging in clay pots

Demy wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:34 am
But also evaluate the porosity of the clay that could make most of your product "disappear".
It mentions in the article that the kvevri are coated with beeswax.
by Windswept
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Magic wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Durhommer wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:35 am
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Ujssm rocking the airlocks
really interested in doing some ujssm . is wrapping fermenters relay effective in fermenting?
I find it really effective. I wrap my garbage cans in that shiny bubble wrap stuff, works like a charm.
by Windswept
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5548
Views: 388137

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

My first malt is germinating! Hit 45% moisture after the 4th steep. Already about half the grains are chitting