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by Demy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How do uou make your activated charcoal ,need clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: How do uou make your activated charcoal ,need clarification

I do not use coal (I agree with Expat) but I believe that coal is able to better filter the queues and not the heads, so it may not work for what you want to do, maybe the good guys use it could correct me if I'm wrong
by Demy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Can I turn this into a good neutral?
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Can I turn this into a good neutral?

Without a reflux device, the only way is to run the distillate several times, perhaps wrap a wet rag at the top of the column to create a small reflux, no column insulation. Don't expect a true neutral. For a neutral tasteless, you have to start with a suitable recipe that has no taste. Only my advi...
by Demy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Oak worktop for aging
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Oak worktop for aging

There are some impregnating people for wood that do not leave a trace of the naked eye so you can't determine if they have been treated, I would avoid using them unless you have some information from the manufacturer. With regard to the comment on the oak, I use pieces of natural oak that I find loc...
by Demy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: MANDARINETTO (tangerine liqueur)
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: MANDARINETTO (tangerine liqueur)

No, I've never tried it with juice. Maybe it would add too much turbidity to the liqueur and too much acidity but that's just an idea. I find it very aromatic as it is but I don't rule out a test. Once upon a time I splitted my limoncello batch in two parts. One part left "traditional", another was...
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: PID Temp Probe Length
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: PID Temp Probe Length

Listen to the Council of others, I know it might seem "frustrating", but the PID is not really the tool suitable for distillation despite some videos they say it is. In distillation we need the need to control the heating power, not the temperature (instead useful in the mash for example). There are...
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Using Foreshots
Replies: 18
Views: 193

Re: Using Foreshots

I also use it as a solvent to clean the pieces before painting, you can use to clean the windows (if you like the smell), or to activate the fire in the barbecue, in a wood-fired oven, etc. I use it for different things, it's a shame to throw away it!
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

In any case, I think the pyramid design is not very suitable for a CCVM because the tip would perhaps be too tight to fully block the steam when we make a reflux100%, for this reason I thought of the variable diameter.
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Time to stop lurking...
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Time to stop lurking...

Welcome, I was a reader even before the inscription. I am a recent member, here you will find people who have a long experience each with its character ...... Distil for some years making essentially small lots, there is always to improve and learn.
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Video of my limoncello
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Video of my limoncello

Well done, Demy. My cellos are always cloudy and I don't care :econfused: In reality the fact that it is opaque is not a defect but a value. I often read this thing but I often don't understand the concept because it is compared to commercial products, often made with a lemon essence + food dye. Th...
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello! Glad to join
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Hello! Glad to join

welcome to HD!
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: New custom keg
Replies: 17
Views: 188

Re: New custom keg

Nice work, electric is very versatile. I envy you guys who can easily find those kegs!
by Demy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermenting & Distilling on the Grain & Fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Fermenting & Distilling on the Grain & Fruit

So I have never done fruits and I think you make some valuable points about specific skins/seeds/pits, I would imagine that they can effect the distillate both negatively or positively depending of with ones you are working with. Fruit will benefit both fermentation and distillation on solids, as m...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Orange must
Replies: 46
Views: 853

Re: Orange must

Don't worry, you will get a good product. If you have orange peels put them in the kettle during distillation (in the final round). In fruit distillation you can't always get a taste bomb, you have to be aware of that. Demy - which do you find better: Orange zest in the pot, or thumper, for the spi...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Orange must
Replies: 46
Views: 853

Re: Orange must

The hydrometer reading is almost pointless at this point since you don't know what the starting gravity was. If its sour, run it and see how much alcohol you get out of it. It smells sour but barely has a taste Don't worry, you will get a good product. If you have orange peels put them in the kettl...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

I was thinking of winding two separate copper coils for my CCVM so you don't need to raise/lower the coil. One fully blocking the feed into the PC and the second positioned just above the output path... Water flow valves down by the boiler.. Mostly so you don't need to get up on the ladder with a t...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

I did something similar to the first one in the photo but it is longer as I use it with CCVM.
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: R.C. with variable diameter

Yes, I tried this when I built my mixed csst / copper coil, I gave it a try and I didn't like the scrubbers. My current RC is made with variable diameter and works very well. I believe a cone configuration would do the same or perhaps better.
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: R.C. with variable diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 140

R.C. with variable diameter

It's been a while since I had this idea but I was afraid of the usual answer "why reinvent the wheel?". I essentially agree but I think that new ideas even if stupid for some can be pleasant to share and discuss in total tranquility. My guess is a reflux condenser with varying coil diameter. I think...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Video of my limoncello
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Video of my limoncello

Thanks to everyone for the replies! Deny, excellent video. I zested 7 lemons thinking that was enough for 7-800ml if finished product. It would appear that’s too much? I was going by the video of “still it” on YouTube and he said like 15 for 1.5L of product. You used 3 for 700ml, so what is your es...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Whiskey
Topic: When to Add DME to a All grgain Whiskey Wash when I Missed my OG
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: When to Add DME to a All grgain Whiskey Wash when I Missed my OG

Good day to All :D I am embarking on my first Whiskey Mash. Now my background is that i have been a Beer Brewer for about 9 Years now. I jumped in with All Grain Beer from the Start and never used DME ever. So i used Beersmith to calculate What i think is the correct Wash recipy for what i want to ...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: ph control with oyster grit
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: ph control with oyster grit

They are in line with the other components, I have fermented sugary washes by adjusting the pH only at the beginning and they have been equally successful as long as they feed the yeast and maintain the proper temperature. But recently I am experimenting with marble that is, I have corrected the pH ...
by Demy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Lemoncello, first attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Lemoncello, first attempt

There is a video of a very good forum member on limoncello ..... already .... it's me ! ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 05&t=80196
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun Proportions
Replies: 93
Views: 1149

Re: Shotgun Proportions

So in the eventuality it requires clean, how do you plan cleaning the unit.. and as a starter, say cleaning the flux used in soldering.. Mars I cleaned everything possible before welding to the column, then after welding to the column I cleaned and brushed the parts welded through the top and the o...
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Sorry Demy, the first time I read your reply it didn't sink in. I don't necessarily think the voltage reading is that important for the box's intended use. In my feeble mind, I think the bigger concern is how much current you're allowing to flow to the element. I've been reading some of the other t...
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun Proportions
Replies: 93
Views: 1149

Re: Shotgun Proportions

Yes, the final part is a spout that can be removed and is telescopic to adapt the length. I thought for a while and then I decided to adopt this system trying to adapt the pieces I had. I use soldering because where I live it is impossible to find tri-clamps, the same goes for large copper pipes. 20...
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

I asked you if you need the voltmeter function for that. If you want to measure the volts the connection must be done after SSR while if you connect it like that scheme you lose the function of the volt measurement. I don't think the duration of the instrument comes from that, I have a very simple v...
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: The control variable for a still - finally the penny has dropped
Replies: 19
Views: 308

Re: The control variable for a still - finally the penny has dropped

Yummyrum is absolutely right, I often run small batches and a "pencil" flow is not ideal in this case but I have to maintain a fast but not too fast drip.
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun Proportions
Replies: 93
Views: 1149

Re: Shotgun Proportions

Yesterday I completed my small and inexpensive creation. I did a cleaning run and it works great. I think even the small size of a condenser shotgun works beautifully.
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by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

If I understand correctly, do you want to connect a voltmeter? in this case there is an error in the diagram, the voltmeter must be connected to the SSR output not before.
by Demy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Will this POT suffice for a controller build?

Deplorable wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:42 am
shadylane wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:59 am
Here's a block diagram

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Shady, why would this meter not be connected to ground? This has me scratching my head.
Your kettles (and consequently the electrical elements) must be grounded. I believe that the voltmeter must be placed at the output of the SSR and not before.