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by Porcupino
Mon May 25, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Corn caps
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Corn caps

Unsure if this is the appropriate place to post this so please correct me if I'm wrong. Talking to a young buck the other day who told me he uses "corn caps" to make shine. According to him, this is the top of the corn stalk without the cob. I couldn't tell if he was full of bs or not so I just said...
by Porcupino
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

Interesting idea. I will give that a try on my next sugar head run. I'd like to try putting some 100% peated malt in a little bag like that for my spirit runs on scotch too. I get a pretty good peat smoke flavor using 100% peat malt for the wash, but its never quite enough. That gin bag is a great ...
by Porcupino
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

Nice idea on the Corny Kegs Porcupino. I have a bunch of them, but they are almost always filled with homebrew beer. I guess that could be a good excuse to order more, or a use for the old ones with poor seals. I need to find a good deal on new or once used 5 gallon-8 bourbon barrels. 1/2 gallon ma...
by Porcupino
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

Thanks for the link Rolling. I'm going to order some of those. Seems way safer than just flipping the lids upside down. My only question is do they seal ok with just the ring from the jar? Or is it ok to use the PTFE seal on top of the jar lid upside down as a barrier to get a good seal and prevent...
by Porcupino
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Gin Styled Rum
Replies: 52
Views: 4077

Re: Gin Styled Rum

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:16 am
Might be waiting a while for an answer......last post was 10 years ago.
For what it's worth I'd suspend it above.
Didn't realize that.

Thank you for your input though!
by Porcupino
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Gin Styled Rum
Replies: 52
Views: 4077

Re: Gin Styled Rum

olddog wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:22 pm
Well my clip is in the keg neck, the bag hangs into the keg for vapor infusion. :D
Do you have a length you hang the bag? Down into what you're distilling or just below where the column starts... so it's kind of suspended in the air?

Thanks!
by Porcupino
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

Have you done your required reading???? Scroll all the way down ....yeah the bottom of the page see where it says Angel's share.... I had and am aware of the Angel's share. I guess I just didn't realize a hole/cut in the cork would be necessary. I had assumed cork allowed the product to breathe nat...
by Porcupino
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First stripping run
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: First stripping run

Corsaire wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:46 am

Congratulations on a good run. What recipe did you use?
The Ujssm.

Seemed simple, straight forward, and easy enough to cut my teeth on. And it was!
by Porcupino
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

8Ball wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:33 am

I also use gallon jugs with natural corks. Cut a small groove in the sides to allow for air exchange.
I also use half gallon growlers with a cork. But why cut a small groove for exchange? Wouldn't you lose product? Sorry if that's a naive question.
by Porcupino
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

Oh looks like you posted the Teflon paper. I totally missed that.

The ss caps I found linked had silicone on the inside. Doesn't look like you were the one that linked it tho
by Porcupino
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Re: Storage of spirits in Mason jars

As an alternate, you can buy very thin PTFE lid inserts from US Plastics. Go a step further an order SS lid rings on Amazon and throw away the original lid ring and inserts. The result is a fully comparable lid with no unapproved, leachable plastics or varnish in your hard earned product. It’ll cos...
by Porcupino
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Storage of spirits in Mason jars
Replies: 38
Views: 4304

Storage of spirits in Mason jars

I did some searching and found a lot of discussion on this topic, but did not see this as a solution. If I missed it, I am sorry - please delete the thread. After much research, I store my low wines in corney kegs. But plan on storing higher proof spirits smaller, Mason jars, to run tests on oaking,...
by Porcupino
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First stripping run
Replies: 3
Views: 648

First stripping run

After lurkin round here for many, many months - readin till "my eyes bleed". I successfully built my own still, shotgun condenser, and finished my first stripping run. I couldn't help but take a quick drop or two on the tongue after about 700 ml was collected. I was shocked when it tasted nearly ide...
by Porcupino
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3606
Views: 375930

Re: Jokes

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by Porcupino
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?

Try and get some REAL cork (not conglomerate), cut to size and wrap that is PTFE tape for a much safer gasket that will do the job for you. Guess I was going off another post that said wrapping it would be fine since the rubber wouldn't be soaked, just in contact with vapors. I like this cork idea ...
by Porcupino
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?

shadylane wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:26 pm

Since all the rubber O-rings will need to be removed, I'd also leave the tube out.
I'm planning on wrapping the o-rings in ptfe tape. Or is there a better option I'm not thinking of?
by Porcupino
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: How-to Solder SS Ferrule to Copper Pipe - w/video
Replies: 9
Views: 9253

Re: How-to Solder SS Ferrule to Copper Pipe - w/video

Bob Loblaw wrote:
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:25 pm


Here is the link to the video: https://vidd.me/e/VM7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Is there a working link to the video?
by Porcupino
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?

cayars wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Are you planning on using this keg for spirit storage/aging or as a thumper or boiler?
Just as storage/aging.
by Porcupino
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Do YOU use the metal tube that comes in the corny keg?

_IMG_000000_000000.jpg Much like the subject header asks... Do you use that thin, metal tube that comes in the corny keg for anything? Or do most of you just take it out? Just got corny kegs for storage and didn't see anything specifically posted about this metal piece when researching. Photo for r...
by Porcupino
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Hello all

Hey guys and gals, Been creepin' round the boards "reading till my eyes bleed" for the past two months. Finally procured a 1/4 keg today and am ready to jump on into a long journey. Tracking down a lead for a full, or 1/2 keg as I type. Tons of great information on here once I started reading throug...