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by Demy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: The Come Back Kid
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: The Come Back Kid

welcome!
by Demy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Enzyme for beer
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Enzyme for beer

Mainly I want to use it for a maize malt beer, I do it in traditional Moodo and often I don't have a complete conversion of starches so it would help natural enzymes help
by Demy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Enzyme for beer
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Enzyme for beer

Wanting to make a beer (not necessarily for distillation) using powder enzymes, according to you what enzyme would be optimal (beta or alpha)? In a traditional mash with malt there are a mix of enzymes and we know their role but can we get away with a single enzyme in the production of beer? Only be...
by Demy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie to the hobby
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Newbie to the hobby

welcome!
by Demy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Adding amalayse after it is gelled
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Adding amalayse after it is gelled

If the temperature is low I would do just as you said, it heats stirring constantly to lead to the right temperature then enter the enzymes.If you can't mix (too solid) evaluate to put some water.
by Demy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Just can't get a good seal on my boiler lid! 8g pot still
Replies: 16
Views: 258

Re: Just can't get a good seal on my boiler lid! 8g pot still

Asos21 wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:40 am
Demy wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:35 am
This is what I use, works perfectlyclip.jpg
These placed all around the lid actually fixed my bad seal and the boiler now does not leak.

Thank you!
:thumbup: :thumbup:
by Demy
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Molasses brix and measurement question
Replies: 24
Views: 205

Re: Molasses brix and measurement question

Usually if I don't know S.G. Of something I use a system similar to yours: I take a 100ml (or higher) graduated container, I put the substance to be measured up to 10ml, I add water until it reaches 100ml, then I measure.
by Demy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: The fermentation of fructose in wine making - Lallemand article
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: The fermentation of fructose in wine making - Lallemand article

For wine I carry out a spontaneous fermentation (made by generations here). The article does not surprise me, I mentioned the bayanus strain many times for blocked fermentations, difficult conditions and sugar washes but if you were to use a yeast for wine I would evaluate the aromatic profile first...
by Demy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Reflux Coil upper most position.
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Reflux Coil upper most position.

I advise you to leave greater distance between exit and the end of the coil, in my CCVM if positioned as in your image the water has influence on the release of the product (which you can exploit your advantage but better to get up more) Another mm Demy? It a 2" still another 25/30mm? I advise to e...
by Demy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: That's a big Krausen
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: That's a big Krausen

I would say that everything is normal. Measure only at the end of fermentation (when it seems terminated), there is no need for frequent measurements.
by Demy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Reflux Coil upper most position.
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Reflux Coil upper most position.

I advise you to leave greater distance between exit and the end of the coil, in my CCVM if positioned as in your image the water has influence on the release of the product (which you can exploit your advantage but better to get up more)
by Demy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: This will make you laugh
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: This will make you laugh

A few holes will be able to do it but quickly lose your teeth. My advice: continuous cooling (water or better water + alcohol,) low rotation speed, stop often and rubs a bit of oil in the teeth. For welding the maximum would be TIG (I don't have it) or flame brazing. In reality or welded with a comm...
by Demy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Does a sugar wash produce methanol?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: Does a sugar wash produce methanol?

I read this great article, very interesting. I was very impressed that (if I interpreted well) the methanol is not meggaining concentrated on the heads .... Difforer from what is usually said. Another thing that struck me is the fact that greater reflux relationship seems to contaminate the distilla...
by Demy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: DistilaMax
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: DistilaMax

From the link specifications I would say that LS is the most suitable .... TQ has a useful killer factor if there are wild yeasts like in fruit .... LS is also suitable for fruit but has strong affinity with simple sugars and is a Bayanus strain. I use a bayanus strain similar yeast (Laffort Actiflo...
by Demy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Does a sugar wash produce methanol?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: Does a sugar wash produce methanol?

I don't think a sugar washing is zero methanol but will have a certain amount (even if low). P.S. I will try to interpret that link document with calm ...
by Demy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Question on new still and corrosion
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Question on new still and corrosion

I remember that tank. Sincerely, for our uses, I believe that a cleaning with citric acid is fine ..... we must not insert a food liquid that will be drunk directly (like a fruit juice) but it will be distilled, for me just keep clean, moreover You not can do much more after the welding was made.
by Demy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Cleaning a old copper boiler
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Cleaning a old copper boiler

Generally citric acid is what I recommend for our uses, there are stronger acids but they will be corrosive and to be used only in desperate situations. A concentrated citric acid solution is sufficient if from enough time to act.
by Demy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Induction plate power dropping efficiency
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Induction plate power dropping efficiency

The largest diameter than the plate could be the cause, even the quality of the material used to build pots could affect the times.
by Demy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Howdy

welcome
by Demy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Hello all

welcome!
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: build double coil for reflux (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: build double coil for reflux (video)

Very nice indeed. I use a jig in centering blocks with my first mandrel AND i pack my pipe in salt... you have serious skills. Thank you, in reality it is my first double coil, I thought of building it using a simple method for this reason I thought of sharing it maybe it could help someone, if you...
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: build double coil for reflux (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: build double coil for reflux (video)

subbrew wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:02 am
Thanks for sharing. Nice work. Is that 1/4 in copper line?
Exactly
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: build double coil for reflux (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 89

build double coil for reflux (video)

Some time ago together with the CCVM mechanism I built a double coil, I searched for a simple method and I thought of making a video, it could help someone. External spirers should be tightest but works anyway.
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from South Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Hello from South Wales

welcome!!
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating element sleeves to reduce scorching
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Heating element sleeves to reduce scorching

A closed casing I think is dangerous due to the development of pressure, it must also contain liquid for obvious reasons. A very narrow network could partly solve the problem, it should be considered that if they enter the interior (between network and element) they will hardly come out so you have ...
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Flavouring Neutral Spirit
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Flavouring Neutral Spirit

The topic is very vast, with the neutral you can do many products. I do not use synthetic essences but I try to do everything with fruit, herbs, wood etc of natural origin. Lately I made a brandy with some herbs and it's fantastic, delicate and not intrusive.
by Demy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: What’s up
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: What’s up

welcome!
by Demy
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: "Kitchenware" Ø 6" bubbler
Replies: 35
Views: 543

Re: "Kitchenware" Ø 6" bubbler

Great job, I like people who build.
by Demy
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Would this temp controller work?
Replies: 20
Views: 259

Re: Would this temp controller work?

Parts from the power you want to use in based on capacity of your boiler and power of your energy distributor, then establish that controller you want to use (better oversized), in any case the STC1000 of the photo is not suitable, it's just good for the Fermentations (I use it for my beer). General...