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by Hambone
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Table top mason jar on tap
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Table top mason jar on tap

Just like grandpappy built it....

I don't know why folks want to make things hard. Maybe use the tap to dispense likker into your hands to slurp out...
by Hambone
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Fruit / Berry Recipes
Replies: 243
Views: 116597

Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

I hate cloves...pungent little bastards. Ruined myself smoking clove cigarettes as a kid..,
by Hambone
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Copper plate blanks for 3 inch. How thick sheet or can i just buy them
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Copper plate blanks for 3 inch. How thick sheet or can i just buy them

The Baker wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:00 am
tubbsy wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:56 am
1" pipe flattened out is 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679 inches wide, so perfect for 3" column.
Must have taken a while to work that out.

Geoff
I’ll bet it was easy as pi...
by Hambone
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: magical ferment
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: magical ferment

Yup. How long after you mashed until you pitched?
by Hambone
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first corn mash.
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: My first corn mash.

After (fast) stripping both 10 gal batches see how much low wines you get, may be more than 3 gallons (is 10 gal your max boiler charge?). As you plan add remaining was and do your spirit run. That will be a 1.5 distillation and should be good...
by Hambone
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New Still, New problems!
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: New Still, New problems!

Did you do a cleaning run?
by Hambone
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Amylase
Replies: 54
Views: 3597

Re: Amylase

I tend to find myself using enzymes even with mashes with adequate diastatic power. I dunno, belt and suspenders, I guess...
by Hambone
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Gotta love a keg score
Replies: 25
Views: 765

Re: Gotta love a keg score

Lucky day, Chauncey
by Hambone
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Making a Faux Dark Rum from Neutral Spirits
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Making a Faux Dark Rum from Neutral Spirits

That would work, but why not start distilling to get the good stuff? You know you want to...
by Hambone
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Less grain for on the grain mash
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Less grain for on the grain mash

I shoot for 7-8%, but I do no boil corn so have to grind fine and squeezing is a reality. That’s one great thing about ujssm: much more can be sucked out with a filtered hose. In fact I usually don’t squeeze ujssm because it’s less worth the effort.
by Hambone
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Less grain for on the grain mash
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Less grain for on the grain mash

Less grain = less fermentable sugars. 1.6-2 lbs (or even slightly more) provides enough sugars to produce a reasonable amount of alcohol by volume in a mash.

It takes as much energy to run 10 gallons of 1% abv wort as 8% wort. So less grain is actually less efficient....
by Hambone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: China made still - thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 2147

Re: China made still - thoughts

Good info Martin.

What does everyone think of EPDM for gaskets? I replaced some of these with PTFE, but using that link they didn't look like a problem for our purposes.

Thinking I may keep them for replacements if I need them....
by Hambone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Aging white rum
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Aging white rum

I've not been a fan of cloves since college when we'd smoke those damned clove cigarettes. I won't use them for anything really, and a little goes a long, LONG way....
by Hambone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5904
Views: 181150

Re: Three Word Story

I just shit
by Hambone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first corn mash.
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: My first corn mash.

I'd recommend hydrometer readings before and after fermentation, and checking for starch conversion to sugars with iodine. Good ways to evaluate your mashing practices. I personally would add malt closer to 150 degrees for a drier ferment. Squeezing wort out of corn is a bitch...searching the forum ...
by Hambone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Making a Faux Dark Rum from Neutral Spirits
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Making a Faux Dark Rum from Neutral Spirits

For a neutral spirit I would recommend the store brand vodka from sam's (if you're near one). Less than $14 for 1.75L, and is actually pretty darn good. Can tide you over for infusions until you're up and running your own...
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Filter

If I had 3 inch copper pipe I wouldn't waste it on a filter...
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5904
Views: 181150

Re: Three Word Story

Long I've wondered
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sparging vs on grain ferment
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Sparging vs on grain ferment

Sticky but I expect ok with half barley.
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How do you heat wheat, Rye or similar?
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: How do you heat wheat, Rye or similar?

jayka wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:05 am
Looking at those pics I'm almost scared to move on to using corn. it looks crazy thick!
It is thick! But using enzymes or sacrificial malt makes it workable. But if corn is ground fine enough for good no boil gelatinization and conversion there is no way to sparge that I would attempt.
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sparging vs on grain ferment
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Sparging vs on grain ferment

I squeeze except for all barley or similar. Corn heavy mash is a nightmare to sparge, even with rice hulls.

One thing I do sometimes is take off the grain cap when fermentation is nearing the end. Easier than scooping and squeezing after it drops....
by Hambone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Pot Still Vapor Temperature
Replies: 71
Views: 1860

Re: Pot Still Vapor Temperature

Does the PID work better with glass thumpers or silicone gaskets?


Lord, I apologize for that comment....
by Hambone
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Can I use honey shine tails in sugar wash?

If someone told you yes, or no...would you know any more? I agree with others, do it! Then you'll know if you like it, and tell us what you think.
by Hambone
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: what's for dinner/supper
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: what's for dinner/supper

It's cooked, but raw is almost as good...
by Hambone
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 5904
Views: 181150

Re: Three Word Story

Wheel of Parmesan
by Hambone
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Cleaning run
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Cleaning run

Jjones0120 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Sorry bushman, every time I upload photos they turn sideways. As far as a first run I wanted to make a neutral spirit and flavor it. Still reading up on how to do all that.
Great time of year for peach infusion if you're in the states.
by Hambone
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: what's for dinner/supper
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: what's for dinner/supper

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Summer supper
by Hambone
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: Salvaging UJSSM Gen 4
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Salvaging UJSSM Gen 4

Run it for sure...the other options you mention are for you to experiment with.

Maybe add your backset hot to attempt to kill lacto, and re pitch yeast...
by Hambone
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Love this stuff!
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Love this stuff!

By volume. Measure alcohol in spirit and volume, then measure the new volume after adding juice and use maths.

Welcome to the forum!
by Hambone
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No Mash No sugar
Replies: 305
Views: 19697

Re: No Mash No sugar

Beerswimmer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:07 pm
My bourbon and whiskeys were deliciuos. Not a flavorful, or estery yeast as far as I could tell. Pretty neutral. The yeast takes a back seat to the grains.
Pretty expensive for a neutral result? Or not?