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by Demy
Thu May 13, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Preparing ex-casks?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Preparing ex-casks?

first fill them with water completely to make sure the wood is sealed. Check the interior with a flashlight to make sure there is no mold. Smell the empty barrel to make sure it smells good (bad if it smells like vinegar). This may be enough if the barrel is ok otherwise you have to intervene differ...
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey new distiller here
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Hey new distiller here

Welcome to HD
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to this......again
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: New to this......again

Welcome, I really like the prune brandy, I make a small amount when the fruits are available, in general I distilled many fruits.
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi novice here
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Hi novice here

Welcome bantasbees
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Head space in a still
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Head space in a still

I often do small quantities so I know what you mean .. you have to learn how to manage them. In most cases with small quantities it is necessary to stripping before the final distillation so as to raise the alcoholic degree and allow you to make good cuts. Small quantities with an alcoholic degree u...
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: First actual beer
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: First actual beer

I believe that all the beers of that category are produced with the addition of lemon essence + citric acid, beer and sugar and other things I ignore ... actually it would be more right to call them "beer beverage". As for sanitation, when I make my beer I am very very scrupulous with cleanliness / ...
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Start and stop
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Start and stop

I use cheap stainless steel elements (AliExpress) and I must say that they work very well. I don't think it's igniting and turning off the element can damage it, maybe you have a power problem (at the power adjustment part). All the electrical resistances that I have "opened" (out of curiosity or to...
by Demy
Wed May 12, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Hello from South Africa

Welcome !
by Demy
Tue May 11, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Learning to make cuts.
Replies: 62
Views: 1022

Re: Learning to make cuts.

Great tips to start with, well done. I would just like to add a little hint that I have discovered with experience: when you have to smell, take a few drops and pass them on your hands or on the back of a stainless steel spoon, the smell will be sharper than smelling from the jar.
by Demy
Mon May 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello World
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Hello World

Welcome Gumby!
by Demy
Mon May 10, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hola from Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Hola from Costa Rica

welcome from me!
by Demy
Mon May 10, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First distillation Costa Rica
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: First distillation Costa Rica

:thumbup: I understand your happiness, we've all been there, the aim is to maintain it over time
by Demy
Mon May 10, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Moonshine with Momma
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Moonshine with Momma

This is great, every hobby has positive effects, thanks for sharing
by Demy
Sun May 09, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How to make Banana pudding cream moonshine?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: How to make Banana pudding cream moonshine?

This is the recipe I found. It said banana cream pudding shots. Ingredients 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant banana cream pudding 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream 1/2 cup vodka or banana vodka 2 cups extra creamy Cool Whip. I used my Irish Cream and my banana cream liquor. I might try it ...
by Demy
Sat May 08, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Fermenting like mad in Appalachia
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Fermenting like mad in Appalachia

Welcome, nuts you could use the shell to flavor your product. Enjoy the reading !
by Demy
Sat May 08, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: New Member

welcome to HD
by Demy
Fri May 07, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Cloudy Gin newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Cloudy Gin newbie

Some botanists are very rich in oils and even with tight cuts pass in the distillate causing cloudiness ... I often happen to me with citrus fruits and star anise, no problem for me ... to some of your friends will seem strange and even more frustrating try to explain to the others...
by Demy
Fri May 07, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi there.
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Hi there.

Welcome !
by Demy
Fri May 07, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Build big ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Build big ladle

ezlle71 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 5:41 am
I like the resourcefulness! looks like its stout enough to do the job.
Yes, I thought of robustness because sometimes I do fruit ferments (whole) they are usually pretty heavy .. :roll:
by Demy
Fri May 07, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Why is corn and rye alcohol NOT made by malting (rather than gelatinizing) the grain"
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Why is corn and rye alcohol NOT made by malting (rather than gelatinizing) the grain"

I will try to answer, for what I can. Non-malted cereals generally have no enzymes for the conversion of starch (or rather have someone but insufficient) so we are looking for the way of maltation to develop the enzymes necessary for the conversion process of starches. There are also "synthetic" enz...
by Demy
Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How do the big producers make their cuts?
Replies: 29
Views: 780

Re: How do the big producers make their cuts?

Maybe I shouldn't intervene ... but I think that something about the fact that when you always produce the same product, the same quantities you can at some point "automate" the cuts (if they are made) trying to maximize the yield.
by Demy
Thu May 06, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Build big ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Build big ladle

The Baker wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 4:33 pm
A lot prettier than mine.

I use a ten litre plastic bucket, it fits into the (about) eighty litre olive-barrel fermenter.

Geoff
Thank you, in my fermenter would not enter a bucket, so I chose a smaller size.
by Demy
Thu May 06, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Build big ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Build big ladle

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by Demy
Thu May 06, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Build big ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Build big ladle

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by Demy
Thu May 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Build big ladle
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Build big ladle

I needed a great ladle for various uses, also useful to transfer / transfer / empty the fermenter or the contents of a pot. I looked around the search for something to be recovered, a realization at no cost. I started from an old pot (small) that I had set aside for some "creative" First of all I ga...
by Demy
Wed May 05, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: life span of a keg boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: life span of a keg boiler

I have only one from 30L (it's hard to find for me) I think it survives for a whole life. They have a great thickness and are usually AISI304 .....
by Demy
Wed May 05, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: How to make Banana pudding cream moonshine?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: How to make Banana pudding cream moonshine?

I don't know that product but I'd think you grinding some banana, add your alcohol, I think it would work. The relationship between smoothie / alcohol determines viscosity, for this (to make a low ABV) I would think at water.
by Demy
Wed May 05, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: New Member

Welcome, I like people who build your equipment and fit with few things.
by Demy
Wed May 05, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Which Grain for neutral, or is sugar just fine?
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Which Grain for neutral, or is sugar just fine?

I too agree with wheat. In truth you need i explain a little more what I think ..... you can get more or less neutral alcohol from anything if you know how to do (many distillations, reflux etc.) I talk about cereals, potatoes, sugar, etc. . For me the sugar washing is the one more neutral than all,...
by Demy
Tue May 04, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: New to the forum

Welcome, you will find your answers.