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by Demy
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What is suitable for a fermentor?
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: What is suitable for a fermentor?

I also agree with bushman, advice more fermenters but of "human" dimensions so you can manage them better and you can adapt to large or small ferments .. my biggest fermenter is 50liters, of course it is just a tip and everyone fits according to the own needs.
by Demy
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Introduction

welcome!
by Demy
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?
Replies: 23
Views: 197

Re: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?

It is possible to use the original thermostat somehow (a way that I don't like it) maybe in pot-still mode but thinks how difficult it would be in a reflux column when you try to stabilize it ..... I often use those plates (mine I am cheap) and I can confirm that an external controller will improve ...
by Demy
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How I made the RYE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: How I made the RYE MALT

Preliminary drying in the sun, I had a moldy start (to be expected given the temperatures) so I decided to dry and not use for my beer but to distill I think it's fine.
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by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Reliable Proof/Tralles Hydrometer
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Reliable Proof/Tralles Hydrometer

I have different types, I have a set (measuring step) useful for a short parrot like mine https://amzn.to/3kO0Wsd
Then I have a long classic type similar to this (do not use the plastic cylinder) https://amzn.to/2wity2v
Both are very precise for hobby use, especially the first.
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Uninitiated
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Uninitiated

Welcome, make a good reading then ask your questions as well, don't fear :D
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Noob in SoCal
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Noob in SoCal

Welcome, I would think of a CCVM system as a base.
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: any reason not to use this for a column
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: any reason not to use this for a column

I used a similar column in the past so I don't see problems ...
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?
Replies: 23
Views: 197

Re: Temperature vs power control...does it really matter?

You simply need to improve your adjustment system .. what you have on your plate I suppose both type bimetal thermostat, what it makes it is lit off or maximum heat varying only time between cycles so you will always have thermal changes ... what you need to do is build (or buy ) a separate controll...
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Pink sugar wash
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Pink sugar wash

It never happened, they could be impurity in sugar, it could also be some ingredients of your yeast.
by Demy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 1/2" Drill to stir the Mash...
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: 1/2" Drill to stir the Mash...

I made my mixer for beer with a wiper engine that is in practice a gearmotor ... 12v (therefore safer in the presence of water), very quiet, constant driving torque even when adjusting the laps ... I took a picture, the lid is not the maximum of aesthetics but the engine works well. 20210723_164954....
by Demy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: A quick Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: A quick Hi

Welcome!
by Demy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Boiling or Vaporizing Botanicals?
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Boiling or Vaporizing Botanicals?

Should be many posts on maceration and then distillation. I tried several botanists with maceration and is an exceptional method, I also tried the difference between filtering the liquid and insert the botanists in the boiler but I prefer to filter (less vegetable flavor). But I must add that everyt...
by Demy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: brewhaus heater controller
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: brewhaus heater controller

Hi, I don't know the specific product but I bet it is an SCR, it should be fine if you can manage your power. I built something like that.
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: General Stilling questions
Topic: Anyone mash in their boiler?
Replies: 19
Views: 323

Re: Anyone mash in their boiler?

Certainly that you can do if your conteineris suitable. Generally I like to ferment in a separate container but never filter the solids, I built the steam jacket for that ...
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Distilling on Grain
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Distilling on Grain

The method of mixing before heating is good, I used it before building my small steam jacket but it all depends on the amount of liquid in your mixture, I happened to distill the slightly juicy fruit (boiler with internal element) and having to add necessarily water otherwise would burn (bad experie...
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How I made the RYE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: How I made the RYE MALT

20210720_193722.jpgLooks good. Started malting my second batch Sunday night.I put a cap of bleach in the first rinse and add metabisuphite on the second Soaked from 10pm Sunday to 6am Monday, aired from then to 6pm and soaked until 10pm. Aired from then and now at 7:30pm Tuesday it is ready to star...
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cleaning strong flavors out of still
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Cleaning strong flavors out of still

The smell of star anise is usually also remains after you are wash with water alone, I use a detergent that I get from the boiling of the ash but would be good a detergent (without foam) based on potassium carbonate or something, they have capacity "Eating" smells when I use it ... from my part the ...
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G day, new distiller from Aus,
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: G day, new distiller from Aus,

Welcome!
by Demy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Sugar Wash (to distill)
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: First Sugar Wash (to distill)

I've never cold crashed, or deliberately cleared, anything for distilling. I've never scorched yeast, or anything else, without running dry or having starch in the wash. Something cold crashing does do is cost you money for chilling, then cost you money again for heating back up to the same tempera...
by Demy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I need a nudge in the right direction
Replies: 26
Views: 499

Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

I understand how you feel good. Only my advice .. immediately to create something "universal" because over time you would like to do things different from the boubon .. the best advice (economic, easy, working) that I can give is build a CCVM, with A quite high column if packed you will have a reflu...
by Demy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Sugar Wash (to distill)
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: First Sugar Wash (to distill)

Great start, I would also like your fermenter .. Only a note, generally if the ferment will be distilled you don't need cold crashes ... Homebrewing production with distillation have some differences in procedures.
by Demy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How I made the RYE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: How I made the RYE MALT

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by Demy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: PBW(Powder Brewers Wash)
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: PBW(Powder Brewers Wash)

I believe it is a weakly alkaline substance (I suppose sodium carbonate) is good for general cleaning but if you search for brilliance the copper you need an acid substance (vinegard,acid citric ecc), it is perfect after using an acid substance. I usually simply clean with water or a detergent that ...
by Demy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How I made the RYE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: How I made the RYE MALT

This morning I performed a further washing and put to drain. As expectedt the speed of water absorption is greater than the barley, it is already soft and you can see the signs of start roots. The water temperature is too high for my tastes and this affects both the speed of absorption and germinati...
by Demy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cleaning condenser coil?
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Cleaning condenser coil?

To clarify the concept (I understand that feeling more answers can generate confusion), any acid substance is able to eliminate copper oxides, naturally more acid is concentrated / stronger more will act in a short time but it is also aggressive ... in Our case we prefer a "compatible food" acid the...
by Demy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: best copper alloy?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: best copper alloy?

The product you indicate seems to be copper-based phosphorus, I use it only when I want a strong brazing, it requires a high temperature, for our use generally a tin-silver-based alloy (no lead) is fine.
by Demy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: How I made the RYE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: How I made the RYE MALT

This time I found a lot of dirt than the barley. I started cleaning with a washing and I deleted all the stuff that floats That's a step in the process. :thumbup: Some folks will put the grain in a bucket. And slowly over fill it with water while stirring the grain. Have the bucket leaning slightly...
by Demy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Cleaning condenser coil?
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Cleaning condenser coil?

SpiffyStump wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:09 pm


Thank you! Would I do a 50/50 mix of water and citric acid?
Generally a 10% solution (powder) should go well if you leave time to act. Even the vinegar is excellent, they do the same job.