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by absinthe
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Still Operations information and hints
Topic: Removing Sankey keg valves...
Replies: 23
Views: 54331

Re: Removing Sankey keg valves...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mywdx-l2VJY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by absinthe
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: spirit run ABV - 40% or 25%
Replies: 22
Views: 2896

Re: spirit run ABV - 40% or 25%

i strip right down to about 1%ABV that makes my charge for the spirit run about 25%abv (i also go right down to 1% on the spirit run for the feints) that way i have full flavour and no water needs to be added to get 67%ish for aging after cuts
by absinthe
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting Success?? % sprouting..
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: Malting Success?? % sprouting..

If anyone is interested, I found this 3-4 page article on how to make your own Grain Malting Floor for craft/home brewers. I thought it was pretty neat, Check it out. ls http://www.nogy.net/malthouse/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow floor malting takes alot of...
by absinthe
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Malting Success?? % sprouting..
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: Malting Success?? % sprouting..

i think im into the 98% range now (using feed grade barley). after removal of the floaties that is and about 95% leaving them in (what i mostly do) be careful using seed corn or barley as it can be treated with antifungal nasties, malting barley just means its graded, feed barley is not treated but ...
by absinthe
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

i use the "hole in my bucket" method to soak adding water twice a day for 2 days, (or untill the chit shows) then that goes into the roller untill the acrospire reaches to top of the grain (about 5 days) i dont add any water or do anything while it is in the barrel apart from inspect it to see what ...
by absinthe
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

that may help if this was used to dry the grain aswell as it would lift and drop the grain with large bits of wood, but you would also need a larger motor as the whiper motor just keeps up and you would also have problems with getting traction on the drum
by absinthe
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

thanks. i will have a update on the dryer soon as it has had some mods to make it much more efficient
by absinthe
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

hey thanks.. i got a new camera and new editing software lol
by absinthe
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

an update on the malting process.. much faster easier (no labor) and better results

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-41wQHHi0o

by absinthe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

A big thanks for the vids, absinthe. the kiln is awesome. any fires? nah but i have had some charing i open her up and clean it out every month or so.. and i also cut some metal from around the bottom of the element shield inside so and grain that does get inside can fall past and not build up roun...
by absinthe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

LWTCS wrote:That is fantastic. WTG absinthe.
Your kiln looks like it's done a batch or two. How long has the kiln been in service?

about 6 months now i think shes done a good 10 bags of barley. :)
by absinthe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

the second vid is up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8PQinJOjsg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow and im malting at about 25°C ambient temp at the moment (inside with air con).. i have had some mold developing ( even after sterilizing everything including the grain). but ...
by absinthe
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: videos explaining how to malt your own barley
Replies: 33
Views: 20692

videos explaining how to malt your own barley

my first video.. more will be on the way

(and why cant i embed a video?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOk0cmjdnMM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow



Mod edit: Done, embedded.
by absinthe
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BOTS access
Replies: 3
Views: 250

BOTS access

is it just me or does the level/amount of BOTS on a forum concerning a illegal hobby worry you?
by absinthe
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: help with 8kg of peated malt?
Replies: 15
Views: 2538

Re: help with 8kg of peated malt?

the price is $5 a kg That's a good price. in Scotland itself, it's at about £4.15 a kg. Even given that the pound is seriously low against the dollar making it a relatively cheap buy, that's still about $6.50 US without the shipping costs. its not that cheap i can get peat smoked malt for AUS$4.80 ...
by absinthe
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Radiator water cooler
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: Radiator water cooler

i bet you wont even need the fan
by absinthe
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Still with Doubler and heat recycler sugestion..
Replies: 27
Views: 5974

Re: Still with Doubler and heat recycler sugestion..

the book "practical distillation" say otherwise.. a thumper has the inlet tube under the liquid and a doubler does not.. as far as i remember its been awhile since i had a look in the book so i maybe wrong
by absinthe
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Fester saves money on electricity
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Fester saves money on electricity

or convert to natural gas and save even more :P
by absinthe
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Free fuel to heat your still!
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Re: Free fuel to heat your still!

it will not burn very hot or clean without a blower.. try a turk burner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRKKJi20qI4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by absinthe
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: How to filter booze ?.
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: How to filter booze ?.

the funnel it so slow because the only area that is really draining the the pipe at the bottom what you need is to go to a kitchen supply joint and get a Chinois and some fat filters to fit (use to clean the oil from a deep fryer, I'm a chef and use one every day) will filter just as good or better ...
by absinthe
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: my malt dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 6110

Re: my malt dryer

so you malt in the bucket? the advantage with the screen is that it removes all the rootlets and the dust is most likely flammable so i wouldn't want to use a shop vac as the use a brushed motor and some blow throw the motor BOOM!!
by absinthe
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: my malt dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 6110

Re: my malt dryer

what i have learned so far.. (plus how i malt) DO NOT RUN THIS INSIDE!!! after running it for about half an hour in the shed i thought it was on fire as the shed was filled with a smog like hase.. it wasnt smoke it was VERY fine dust and it messed me up a little (i'm still feeling clogged up) atleas...
by absinthe
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: my malt dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 6110

Re: my malt dryer

the dust is a REAL prob though so i think outside is the only way to go... (also build this at you own risk as its a fire risk) the heavy fly-wire seems to let the rootlets through enough that at the end of the kiln i think they will all be gone from the malt :D
by absinthe
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: my malt dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 6110

my malt dryer

i have built myself a prototype malt dryer from an old clothes dryer (no need for a pillow case) i covered the inlet holes and replace the front filter with heavy duty fly-wire.. i had an old drum that matched the dryer i had so i cut the back outta the drum and bolted it to the back of the complete...
by absinthe
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: found a good idea for a grain mill
Replies: 3
Views: 611

found a good idea for a grain mill

http://www.heydenrych.info/malt_mill.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

i very nice idea that should work well for the price
by absinthe
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Running a Stripping Run Questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Running a Stripping Run Questions?

i used a still like that for my first still. i needed to build another condenser to keep up with my burner as the condensers are a little small
by absinthe
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: First Motorized Vehicle You Owned?
Replies: 159
Views: 7130

Re: First Motorized Vehicle You Owned?

1981 Nissan bluebird station wagon.. 4 speed and would pop out of reverse and had rust hole the size of my head when i got it lol cost $500 with 6 months rego lol
by absinthe
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Variac Question
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Variac Question

The only way to convert a 120V variac to 240V is to rewire it. Is that the correct word? Doesnt sound right. Im not a naitive English speaker. I mean remove the copper wire, and add new with half of area and double length.
you mean "rewind." But it not realy worth it. takes ages and cost heaps
by absinthe
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: All malt wash or not?
Replies: 26
Views: 1392

Re: All malt wash or not?

well, I soaked my barley for 3 days, changed the water about 4 times. then I put it into my wheelbarrow about 2 inches deep and covered it over with a board. I have been 'rotating' the grain every morning, but I don't think its working. it smells like puke, and the heads of the grain are developpin...
by absinthe
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: A question for the Aussies..
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: A question for the Aussies..

thats the ticket.. although mine comes without the weevils :P now all you need is some enzyme and a steam cooker and then your set for some dam fine corn whiskey :)