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by SnowJeeper
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3804
Views: 424199

Re: Jokes

For Valentines Day, I decided to get my wife some beads for an abacus.

It's the little things that count.
by SnowJeeper
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Beginner from the Midwest
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Beginner from the Midwest

Welcome!

This place is a wealth of information and helpful folks. Take full advantage of both!
by SnowJeeper
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stray voltage in heated fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Stray voltage in heated fermenter

I’m curious what makes you believe you have a stray voltage issue?
by SnowJeeper
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New to the craft!
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: New to the craft!

Welcome! It is good to have you here.
by SnowJeeper
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: My Friday hunt: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: My Friday hunt: The good, the bad, and the ugly

They sure are a quick breed. They don’t stay alive by standing around.

I had one come within 20 yds while I was bow hunting this fall but I couldn’t get a shot at it.
by SnowJeeper
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a Boka
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Building a Boka

I don’t have any experience with that product. Folks here have reported positive experience with that vendor. Keep in mind that there is a huge backlog of products coming into the US from China at the ports. You don’t list your location so I don’t know if that is relevant.
by SnowJeeper
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: New distiller reading Lounge
Topic: Wedding Party Bottles
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Wedding Party Bottles

Those look amazing! Nice work.

I especially love the tax sticker.
by SnowJeeper
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: fermentable sugars in molases
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: fermentable sugars in molases

It’ll still make good rum. Just think of it as your molasses and some of your sugar addition.
by SnowJeeper
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation Gravity Readings
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Fermentation Gravity Readings

Try spinning the hydrometer really fast. Grasp the top between your thumb and forefinger and let it rip. That should spin off most of the bubbles.

Alternatively you can just wait and they’ll eventually disappear
by SnowJeeper
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My dual fuel Brewing and still setup
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: My dual fuel Brewing and still setup

Looks great!
by SnowJeeper
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: How barrels are built (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: How barrels are built (video)

That looks like a pain in the butt. Makes you appreciate why they cost so much.
by SnowJeeper
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Hello.

Welcome to HD!
by SnowJeeper
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New from Wisconsin
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: New from Wisconsin

Welcome Mark!

As you’ve likely figured out, this place is a wealth of great information. Sit back, pour a glass, read and learn. I’ve found the folks to be very friendly as well.

Enjoy and don’t strain your back shoveling your snow.
by SnowJeeper
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: High test molasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: High test molasses

I learned something today. Thank you Tater. :thumbup:
by SnowJeeper
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bought my first still!
Replies: 27
Views: 1295

Re: Bought my first still!

That’s a good lookin still!
by SnowJeeper
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: (Discussion) Stills and still building information
Topic: Newbie first boiler build
Replies: 29
Views: 1431

Re: Newbie first boiler build

Nice work! I really like the stand.
by SnowJeeper
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: New still, build complete

To 48” of packed column with the boka plates and condenser above (adds just over a foot).
by SnowJeeper
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: New still, build complete

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by SnowJeeper
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: New still, build complete

Thanks for all the kind words.
by SnowJeeper
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: New still, build complete

Justinthunder wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:31 pm
Congrats man, do you have any pics to share?
I have a couple photos but I’m not able to attach them from my iPad. I need to resize them first. I’ll work on that today. :D
by SnowJeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: New still, build complete

Thanks JS!
by SnowJeeper
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: New still, build complete
Replies: 10
Views: 686

New still, build complete

Hey guys and gals, Good evening (or morning for our Aussie and NZ friends)! I built a 2” Boka this week using the wisdom shared here. The build was an interesting process. I previously have struggled with sweating copper. I watched a few YT videos and refined my skills. I will say that this build we...
by SnowJeeper
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: somewhere in the woods
Replies: 141
Views: 20777

Re: somewhere in the woods

Merry Christmas deer_farmer! I’ve enjoyed reading your stories and seeing the world through your perspective. Keep it up.
by SnowJeeper
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Happy Holidays

Bushman wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 am
Hope everyone had a great holiday and was able in their own way to celebrate. Looking forward to a brighter 2021!

Well said, Bushman. I hope everyone is enjoy his special time of year.
by SnowJeeper
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Just bottled my first aged whisky
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Just bottled my first aged whisky

Looks good. I can almost taste it from your photo.
by SnowJeeper
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb checking in
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Newb checking in

No matter what hobby I choose, there is never enough funding. :(
by SnowJeeper
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb checking in
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Newb checking in

Thanks! There are plenty of options and lots of decisions to be made, that's for sure. Fortunately I have a good level of experience with the mash and fermentation portion of the process. I have a nice electric HERMS system that will work great for that part. I'm learning all the additional terms, p...
by SnowJeeper
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newb checking in
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Newb checking in

Hello friends,

I'm a long-time brewer and wine maker from the Great Lakes region checking in. I don't have a still (yet) but I'm enjoying the reading and learning here. Thanks to all the wise and experienced folks who are willing to share their nuggets of information with the rest of us. :D