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by just_still
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Distiller Here, Hello!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: New Distiller Here, Hello!!!

You will probably want to get a power controller as I find the 500w switch too low for a spirit run and the 1900w is to high. Anyway I'm sure your gonna love it! I'm actually impressed with it's performance, running my boiler at full power (1800w), cooling water running through at just a trickle, a...
by just_still
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka
Replies: 87
Views: 34642

Re: Ted's Fast Fermenting Vodka

Has anybody ran this with just a strip & spirit in a pot still? I'm probably gonna try it in my pot and see how it turns out, I was just curious if someone has already done it and their thoughts on whether or not it's worth doing. I'm looking for a somewhat neutral base to try FullySilenced's butter...
by just_still
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How to transfer high proof
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: How to transfer high proof

I use sanke kegs for just about everything. If I want to transfer from one to another, I can use my silver-soldered downcomer along with a triclamp tee to transfer liquids using compressed air. Since I've also done something similar with CSST , I could probably come up with a solution that way as w...
by just_still
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How to transfer high proof
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: How to transfer high proof

drill 2 holes in a bung put a copper tube in the bung then add air from an oil less air compressor. I use the same technique to put diesel in my tractor, different materials, but no lifting. I like this solution, it's not always you can talk about shoving pipes into bung holes without it being dirt...
by just_still
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How to transfer high proof
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: How to transfer high proof

I guess I was trying to think of a high tech solution to a low tech problem, we don't need no stinking pumps. I should have known the home distillers here would have simple solutions. Pouring it into a pot seems easiest, and with 5 gallon vessels it would be quite manageable, larger vessels may requ...
by just_still
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: How to transfer high proof
Replies: 14
Views: 658

How to transfer high proof

This may seem obvious to some, but I'm trying to hammer out the logistics of bulk aging spirits, be it in a barrel or some other vessel. I will say I'm a long way off from producing enough volume of something to make any of this matter, but I was just thinking about this the last couple of days. Wha...
by just_still
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Honey Bear Bourbon
Replies: 799
Views: 77174

Re: Honey Bear Bourbon

I've done one small 6gal wash/ferment of this honey bear recipe and it went far from smoothly. I'm new to distilling, and still dealing with the logistics of all that corn, and I still haven't come to terms with the idea of fermenting on grain. I tried to mash in a bag and remove the grain prior to ...
by just_still
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first puke
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: My first puke

I don't have an extra port in boiler to act as a sight glass. My fill port is where my column attaches. A stainless triclamp tee with a glass cap would work as in-line sight glass installed below the column. At least I know good PTFE gaskets are available for that.
by just_still
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first puke
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: My first puke

Good advice here with the butter/oil, dialing back power, and sight glass. My pot still connects with a 2" triclamp, putting a little 2" TC sight glass beneath it may be something to look into. A lot of the ones I've seen have silicone seals on the glass. What are people doing with those, wrapping i...
by just_still
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first puke
Replies: 9
Views: 285

My first puke

Ran my 3rd ever stripping run last night and got my first ever puke! It was a 6gal all-grain wash in a 10.5 gal boiler and I've ran 2 strips previously of this exact same wash recipe and volume with no pukes, so it caught me a little off guard. I was collecting the fores in a 250ml jar and I noticed...
by just_still
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Distiller Here, Hello!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 437

New Distiller Here, Hello!!!

Hey there home distillers, new guy here, just beginning my distilling journey. I have exactly 2 stripping runs under my belt, and so far I have yet to do a spirit run or make even a single cut. I've been homebrewing for about 12 years now, and I've entertained the idea of getting into distilling for...