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by smokeybowls
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: If you have been here more than 1 year.
Replies: 40
Views: 2930

Re: If you have been here more than 1 year.

This site has been super helpful . Thanks to all of you for all the great info and help .
Donation has been made.
by smokeybowls
Sun May 23, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Upgraded from airstill to 8g pot still have some questions?
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Upgraded from airstill to 8g pot still have some questions?

Congrats on upgrading to an 8 gallon pot still. I am working towards upgrading myself. I have a 5 gallon still kit that Ive been using for a year now but am working on plans to build a 8 gallon still. I also want to reiterate the importance of not leaving your still unattended. I am very new to the ...
by smokeybowls
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Cheap mini barrels & hinge-top/mason jars
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Cheap mini barrels & hinge-top/mason jars

I use the hinge top jars and just wrap the gasket in plumbers tape. Works great , I wrap like three layers and it seems to work but I wouldn't trust them to be air tight. I don't use for long storage periods either, just for holding low wines until I do spirit run . Somewhere on here there is a link...
by smokeybowls
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Name that drain
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Name that drain

Slopp arm
by smokeybowls
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 486
Views: 75958

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

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5 gallon still build kit, works great but looking to upgrade .
by smokeybowls
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first Rum
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: my first Rum

I used a 5 gallon copper pot still. When you find some cheaper molasses, make a decent sized ferment (three or four charges) and strip it all down so that you have enough low wines for a spirit run. I've wanted to try stripping and spirit runs. Unfortunately I have laws that limit how much I can pr...
by smokeybowls
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first Rum
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: my first Rum

Go to a feed store next time and pick up some blackstrap for deer and hogs. Way cheaper. 🎱 Valid comment but does depend on where he is. e.g. No feed grade available anywhere near me. But yeah, the price is still extortion. ... and their rum recipe calls for honey... :lol: I live pretty much in mid...
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first Rum
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: my first Rum

Tummydoc wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:23 am
Feed mollasses or bakers?

I can't remember the name but I ordered it from Mile Hi Distilling company
Unsulfered black strap molasses for making rum I'll add a link .

https://milehidistilling.com/product/mo ... -1-gallon/
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: my first Rum
Replies: 15
Views: 645

my first Rum

My first rum and very successful. I used a 5 gallon copper pot still. I made two different batches with a gallon of blackstrap molasses. First batch ingredients - half a gallon of molasses -2lbs of raw cane sugar -2 tsp yeast nutrients -5gal of water Heated 2gal of water (I never check water temp bu...
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: DADY yeast ?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: DADY yeast ?

I'm new so I have no idea but I do like to help when I can . I found this thread might help you .

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 39&t=43164
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A newbie from Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: A newbie from Texas

Welcome and have fun with your new hobby . I know I'm fairly new here but here is my 2 cents. I spent a lot of time watching just about all the videos from Barley and Hops , I've watched just about all of still it videos. I have learned a lot from both channels and have found some info George gives ...
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering

Wow . Talk about mind blown . Y'all are on a whole other level . Thanks for sharing .
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering

jedneck wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:12 am
Cawfee filter or cotton ball loosely placed in funnel. Or my favorite filter threw liver
That's a great idea too . I'll give both these a try .
Thank you
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering

Coffee filters work for me. Inexpensive and disposable. If one filter plugs (with oils or solids), it’s easy to pull it and use another one. ss Damn ,thank you . I feel like an idiot,lol . I did not even think about that . Awesome I'll give it a go . Thanks a bunch . I knew this was an amateur ques...
by smokeybowls
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering
Replies: 6
Views: 283

looking for filtering option ,not charcoal filtering

When I'm collecting my distilet little fibers get in my jars and I am curious what other people use to just filter these fibers out so I don't have things floating in spirit . I also have same problem filtering to remove oak chips out . I have been using a charcoal filter to accomplish this. Cheese ...
by smokeybowls
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: HD T-Shirt ===== Poll is now open to vote
Replies: 35
Views: 3489

Re: HD T-Shirt ===== Poll is now open to vote

I'd totally buy one just to support the forum .
by smokeybowls
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution

From what I've read that's the only reason it should cloud up ,but like I said I'm new to this and maybe one of these more experienced members might have another reason why this happens and can better help you .
by smokeybowls
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution

Here is my post and some great solutions that were suggested to me .
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78877#p7613471
by smokeybowls
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Spirit gets cloudy after adding water for dilution

I'm new to this hobby but have ran into this problem before . You more than likely have tails in your spirit . Something about the solids in the tails when mixed with enough water will become visable . At least that's how I understood it when I had same problem . Try to make smaller cuts during dist...
by smokeybowls
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: New White House Petition to Legalize!
Replies: 29
Views: 7342

Re: New White House Petition to Legalize!

Perhaps we give it another try soon πŸ˜‰
by smokeybowls
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: 10 gal run?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: 10 gal run?

My experience with a 5gallon wash at 1.090 gravity yields close to half a gallon . So assuming your target is 1.090 you should get close to a gallon . Being new to this hobby we have to realize there are so many variables that go into this process . Your question is missing some valuable information...
by smokeybowls
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: I'm not bored anymore
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: I'm not bored anymore

Same here .I'm really new to this as well . I've been researching the hobby for 6 years . 6 years of research and it took covid to make me break down and by a still build kit. I was thinking that I might never have a chance to give this hobby a try . The years of research would of been for nothing i...
by smokeybowls
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: what just happened
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: what just happened

Smokey, since I am as new to this as a brand new babe I would advise to disregard everything i might think. But, here is what is slowly working for me. Recognizing tails is tough. But if you collect your run into roughly 36 numbered and proof recorded jars equally, first of all no tasting at full s...
by smokeybowls
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: what just happened
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: what just happened

Thebigbrewbowski wrote: ↑
Thu May 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Why not distill it again? itll get rid of the cloudiness
That's what I did . I lost out on the yeild but boy howdy it turned out tasty . Corn and raisins on the nose and a taste of honey on the back .
by smokeybowls
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: what just happened
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: what just happened

Thanks for all the advise . I will soak it up and apply to my next theoretical run . Thanks again everyone for the great advise . You all rock !
by smokeybowls
Thu May 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5599
Views: 411040

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I am working on trying my first all grain mash . I have flaked corn flakes rye and some malted barley . Still working on my grain bill but i am excited to get these grains mashed in and see how it comes out .
by smokeybowls
Thu May 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: what just happened
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

what just happened

DISCLAIMER I ONLY DISTILL WATER AND THIS IS ALL IN THERORY. DISTILLING IS ILLEGAL IN U.S. I am fairly new to this hoddy but I figured I would share this experience. Maybe it will help someone else or just give all you pros a good laugh πŸ˜‚. This is what happened. Just finished fermenting a 5 gallon wa...
by smokeybowls
Mon May 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Welcome center
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Welcome center

Thanks for the welcome Twisted Brick and Tdick.
I live in Colorado . Sorry should of put that in welcome . Farley new to home distilling . Do have a couple runs under my belt .
by smokeybowls
Mon May 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Welcome center
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Welcome center

:wave: Hello and thanks for having me here . My name is Dylan . The wife gave me name smokey Bowls lol . I am new to the craft and excited to learn all I can here . I hope this is going in the rite place I am not the best with computers . Super excited to do some reading on here . thanks for having ...