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by GreenEnvy22
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Cheers from Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Cheers from Canada

welcome aboard. I came into this hobby after years of winemaking and brewing beer as well, but just at the hobby level. Being in the Niagara region I have access to lots of grapes. Just a 5-gallon batch of beer per month for me, and maybe 200L of wine a year (which we drink maybe a bottle a month, i...
by GreenEnvy22
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'

Checked it this morning, OG is about 1.067 so pretty close to estimated. I added some 1116 yeast and also the trub bin from my fermzilla, which was danstar nottingham making an old speckled hen clone. I've not used a starter like this before, wow the speed is amazing. Usually takes 24 hours+ to see ...
by GreenEnvy22
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'

So I got this going today. I used spring water instead of RO (convenience and laziness), did two separate boils with 10G in each, with half the corn. Dumped first one into 32gallon brute, then repeated. Added about 2 gallons more water to help cool it down to 155, then added my grains. It's wrapped ...
by GreenEnvy22
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'

I've made a half dozen batches already (plus lots of all grain beer) so now I feel confident enough to try to start making my own creations.
Cracked corn I get at TSC/Peavey mart.
by GreenEnvy22
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: 4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'
Replies: 8
Views: 324

4-grain 'It's Not Bourbon'

Being in Canada, I can't call what I make Bourbon (but I do anyway). Going to try a 4 grain recipe: 17.5Lb Cracked Corn 3.5Lb 2-Row Malted Barley 3.5Lb Red wheat Malt 3.5Lb Malted Rye 12g Burtons water salts Planning on boiling the corn in 10 gallons of RO water for 90 minutes Will cool to 154F, the...
by GreenEnvy22
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinesium slowly starting to arrive
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Chinesium slowly starting to arrive

Yea that third pin probably connects to the triclamp face. You should get good ground through the triclamp clamp.

On my kettle, I just soldered a bolt onto the pot and I attached the wire to that every time, it's only a single nut to finger tighten each time
by GreenEnvy22
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heat Element Voltage compatibility with SCR
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Heat Element Voltage compatibility with SCR

The guys were saying a 6000w 240v element, running on 120v, would only draw 1500w, so the 4000w scr would have been fine. More is good though, so 10,000w is good.
by GreenEnvy22
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Wine

Corsaire wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:46 pm
I don't know anything about wine, but if it's only 7% and sweetened, wouldn't there be something in it to prevent yeast to ferment that sugar?
Could be sorbate, or it could have been run through a .45 micron filter before sweetening to remove all yeast.
by GreenEnvy22
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Advice regarding anodising
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Advice regarding anodising

Ouch those photos are painful.
As a comparison, I silver soldered a 2" ferrule onto a lid today. I'm by no means good at this, but it was simple, is very strong, and is watertight.
Also found out harris staybrite #8 melts in the oven at 500F :)
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by GreenEnvy22
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I gave some samples around to my whisky buddies for our weekly Zoom tasting night. We were doing 12yr highland single malts, then my white dog. The highlands were all 40%, so this was quite a bit hotter at 61%. The feedback I got was the peat was noticeable, but stronger was an ashy smoke, like a ci...
by GreenEnvy22
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Advice regarding anodising
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Advice regarding anodising

Yep, Silver solder is my recommendation as well. You might be able to use silver solder to fix the mess you have now, but if not, I'd cut out the old ferrule, get a 'weldless' ferrule, because they are thicker (hopefully large enough to cover the cutout hole), and then silver solder it in place. Fai...
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Foreshot Storage
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Foreshot Storage

I guess I wouldn't have any issue with using plastic for foreshots, it's only going to get used for fuel or sanitizer anyway, and sanitizer comes in similar PET or HDPE containers.

That said i store mine in gallon sized glass jugs, with a big poison and skull with crossbones on it.
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Ran this today. I didn't need to add in so much water, still have over an inch above the element. I got a total of 5L out. the last 1L was cloudy, that started around 48%. First bit out (foreshots) were only 75%, usually I'm more around 82%. I attribute that to the increased dilution, I think I'll e...
by GreenEnvy22
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Solved an annoying electrical issue today
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Solved an annoying electrical issue today

My boiler has a 4500w element in it, but I only have 12 gauge wiring in the garage, so can only pull 20 amps. I have two of the round resettable fuses/breakers inside the garage disconnect, one on each leg. This then goes into a breaker panel with a 20amp GFCI breaker for the still. Anyway, when bre...
by GreenEnvy22
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Did my two stripping runs, collected about 3 gallons at 30%. I added one more gallon of RO water, and will do a spirit run in the next day or two. The 1 more gallon was to have enough to keep my element covered by the end of the run. It was iffy at 3 gallons (need 2 gallons to cover it). I have a 2n...
by GreenEnvy22
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Wine

Even if there is some residual sugar, at worst you might have some foaming in the still. whatever % alcohol it says on the bottles is what you'll distill out. If you think there is residual sugar, and you want to try to ferment it out to get the absolute most alcohol out of it, you can try. But keep...
by GreenEnvy22
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Vinegar run specifics
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Vinegar run specifics

I'd think you want as little liquid in the boiler as practicable. The vinegar and later sacrificial alcohol runs use the vapor to remove contaminants. The more surface exposed to vapor the better, no? So 50/50 vinegar mix, but just enough to keep the element covered for electric, or a couple of inch...
by GreenEnvy22
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Solutions for a Guinness keg?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Solutions for a Guinness keg?

I ran into this problem, I started to grind down the outside but then decided it wasn't worth it. So now I'm using that Guinness keg to age wine in. A number 11 or 12 stopper, don't remember which one, fits in there nicely.
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Pressed this today,17.5 gallons collected.
I'll strip it in a day or two, but let me tell you, this makes a damn fine spent grain bread.
by GreenEnvy22
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Facebook lurking
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Facebook lurking

I joined a FB distilling group as well, but try to educate about safety as I can. What is an FB? Afterthought: Face Book? Something I studiously avoid. Geoff Indeed facebook. It's mostly a cesspool but still the easiest way to keep in touch with friends and family, especially ones not local.
by GreenEnvy22
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Facebook lurking
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Facebook lurking

I joined a FB distilling group as well, but try to educate about safety as I can.
by GreenEnvy22
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Yea I've only done all grains so far, but haven't had them form a cap like this before, which threw me off.
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

This looks to be fermenting well. It is forming a decent cap, so I've been mixing it daily. Keep your mitts out of it. The cap will fall when its almost done. Just let it do its thing and keep the lid closed. Arrrggg. it's hard not to, coming from my wine making background, you absolutely need to p...
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

This looks to be fermenting well. It is forming a decent cap, so I've been mixing it daily.
by GreenEnvy22
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Well I tested it later in the day, and it was up to around 1.074. I added around 3 and 1/2 gallons, and now it's at 1.062.
Three packets of us05 yeast pitched, and it's tucked away being held at a constant 68 Fahrenheit
by GreenEnvy22
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Yea I will aim for around there. I'll do another SG reading once the wort has cooled down a bit more, before I add water.
by GreenEnvy22
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

This morning is still 105F. corrected SG looks to be about 1.065.
I may have gotten less sugars than you'd expect from 40 lbs of malt because of the specialty malts.

So I may adjust how much more water I add, to keep it in the 6-7 % alcohol range.
by GreenEnvy22
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

Oh, my garage now has just the most lovely peaty smell.
Love it!
by GreenEnvy22
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

So I got this mashing today. Tweaked my earlier plan a tiny bit: 27 Lbs 2-row/pilsner blend (2/3 pilsner I think) 10 lbs heavy peated malt 2 Lbs honey malt 9 oz Crystal 60 malt 9 oz Dark chocolate malt 2 tsp amalyze 3 tsp burtons water salts 15 gallons RO water 15 gallons water becomes very close to...
by GreenEnvy22
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe
Replies: 571
Views: 80144

Re: Jimbo's Single Malt AG Recipe

I've used them all before making beer, but haven't used the crystal or chocolate malt with whiskey.
I was hoping to get a little bit of flavor from them, but with such low amounts, not enough to cause an issue even if they don't impart ideal flavors.