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by Deplorable
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: New here

Hello Bubba, from another mossy Washington state member.
by Deplorable
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New from the Pacific NW
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: New from the Pacific NW

Hi from the wet side. Read up and enjoy the journey. You've found the right place for gaining knowledge.
by Deplorable
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How cold to run output condenser?
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: How cold to run output condenser?

It only needs to be cold enough to knock down all the vapor. Manage the temp of the discharge water to maximize efficiency if you recycle.
If I was using an unlimited supply of cool water, I'd run my condenser so the distillate came off at the same temp my hydrometer is calibrated for.
by Deplorable
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Hi

Welcome! Be sure to do all the prerequisite cleaning runs.
by Deplorable
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My First Still
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: My First Still

:clap:
Wait until you've figured out your cuts and blending! :thumbup:
by Deplorable
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 567
Views: 97096

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

I have 25 gallons at 2#/gallon fermenting. My OG was 1.064. Not too bad for a first attempt at 100% corn. The smell of the hot corn while it was gelling was very inviting. Like fresh buttered corn on the cob. It made me want to add some crystal malt, looking for kettle corn flavor in the finished pr...
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New to column build
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: New to column build

The Baker wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:06 pm
Saltbush Bill wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Blow through the column using your mouth.........if it's easy its not blocked.
Don't suck, there might be a spider there.

Geoff
:lol:
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Pitched yeast this morning on 25 gallons of my first all corn whiskey. 2#/gallon got me a OG of 1.064. If I can consistently get that from feed store corn, I wont be buying any more corn meal. As good as it smelled while it was gelling yesterday, I think Im going to go get a bag of Crystal Malt and ...
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 502
Views: 78780

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Since I'm new here, let me introduce you my baby IMG_1308.jpeg I had to retouch some parts, but still is still Picture is pretty much self-explaining, but feel free to ask if interested Wow, thats a lot of stainless steel! How big is your boiler? Looks to me like my dream barrel. 120L would be my g...
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 502
Views: 78780

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Since I'm new here, let me introduce you my baby IMG_1308.jpeg I had to retouch some parts, but still is still Picture is pretty much self-explaining, but feel free to ask if interested Wow, thats a lot of stainless steel! How big is your boiler? Looks to me like my dream barrel. 120L would be my g...
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: My 2" shotgun
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

Re: My 2" shotgun

Keep in mind that it doesn't have to point straight down. Articulate the two 90s so you can raise the output of the shotgun above your collection vessel. As long as it has a downward slope, and the distillate doesn't pool in the end reducer when installed you'll be fine. Like this. 20210516_131321....
by Deplorable
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: My 2" shotgun
Replies: 28
Views: 1626

Re: My 2" shotgun

Keep in mind that it doesn't have to point straight down. Articulate the two 90s so you can raise the output of the shotgun above your collection vessel. As long as it has a downward slope, and the distillate doesn't pool in the end reducer when installed you'll be fine. Like this. 20210516_131321.j...
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Bloody Butcher Recipes
Replies: 37
Views: 856

Re: Bloody Butcher Recipes

Nothing wrong with feed store corn either...
50 pounds of it sure made my garage smell good all day. Hot, buttery, corn!
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shrimping and fishing
Replies: 103
Views: 10174

Re: Shrimping and fishing

Nice haul Bushman! :thumbup:
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

He's slowly becoming a whiskey sipper, so i told him if he wants to drink my booze, he has to start helping. I need a still hand.
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Isn't that what you've got children for?
Only one left at home, and he's always working.
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Oatmeal
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Oatmeal

Welcome out from the shadows.
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Ferm-Solutions Enzymes
Replies: 21
Views: 3273

Re: Ferm-Solutions Enzymes

I'm almost out of my enzymes from Pintoshine, so I ordered a liter of each from them today. I'm sure you'll enjoy their products. I've been using them for a good while now. The yeasts are good too Good. I'll be doing a lot of corn this winter, so I'm going to be using them a lot. I think I have abo...
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to you.
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: New to you.

Welcome Spiritguy. A keg still will serve you well. There is a lot of information here and lots of Tried and True recipes that will get you some great whiskey.
Have fun and stay safe.
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1433
Views: 219106

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

Today I miscalculated the total volume of 50 pounds of corn in 25 gallons of water and came up short on head space in my 30 gallon barrel. Not the worst thing I've ever done.
In a total noob move, I grounded the 3rd pin on a potentiometer, and cooked the pot and a SSVR. Live and learn...
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

I got up early this morning, and finished milling the 50# bag of whole corn, and its now mashing, waiting for 180F to add the enzymes. Should be ready for the first dose in about two hours or so. I'm a little short on headspace in my fermenter for this mash, so I'm going to have to pull off a few ga...
by Deplorable
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Ferm-Solutions Enzymes
Replies: 21
Views: 3273

Re: Ferm-Solutions Enzymes

I'm almost out of my enzymes from Pintoshine, so I ordered a liter of each from them today.
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1433
Views: 219106

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

TheoreticalJoe wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:28 am
I thought I could build a "cheap" still...
I thought I could buy a good still on line. :oops:
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Which is the better still setup for Scotch whiskey
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Which is the better still setup for Scotch whiskey

All of the best Scotch style Whisky that Ive tasted that has been made by hobby distillers has been pot stilled. From memory they have said they go deep into the strip and are pretty loose with cuts on the spirit run, then let oak and the angels sort it out. Ive never tried to make it, just what Im...
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: New member

Hi from another mossy Washington stater. welcome to the forum. Watch out for rabbit holes.
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

If my maths right that is damn near a 45 minute free workout (off grid) just for tonight. I’m sure the sweat’ll add a distinctive flavor profile that can’t be beat. Send some vintage grinder vibes my way would ya? Hand milling corn for likker is like splitting your own fire wood. It heats you twice...
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Wow! Sounds like a workout! I’ve used feed corn a few times and it’s been pretty much the same as grocery store corn meal. Here it’s only $7/sack so well worth it. Your mill looks great restored :) Cheers! -j Thanks Jonny, it's funny where this hobby takes you. Those results are good to hear. Bob's...
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Starting to grind corn, old school, for a batch of all corn myself. 20210730_184730.jpg Hell yeah! Ye olde Corn grinder from earlier this month eh? Did you do the restorations yourself Deplorable? I did. All but the welding. There was a piece broken out on the flywheel where it mounts to the shaft....
by Deplorable
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5629
Views: 423791

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Starting to grind corn, old school, for a batch of all corn myself.
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