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by DBDub
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Amylase shelf life?
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Amylase shelf life?

I've been out for a while but jumping back in. I'm having trouble getting conversion of my corn. The ? Is does enzymes have a shelf life? It's been in a plastic bag in a room temp cabinet for a little over a year. The guy at the brew shop says it should be good but I trust you guys more than him. Th...
by DBDub
Thu May 13, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Advice on convertible VM still - New
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Advice on convertible VM still - New

you could have saved your money by flanging the end of the copper look for post "easy flange" i take a block of 4x4. wholesaw 2 1/8" in the center and cut in half. then clamp the block on your 2" with 1/4" copper exposed. now maliate the end and begin flaring it out going all the way around until it...
by DBDub
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a simple corn likker recipe
Replies: 28
Views: 3035

Re: looking for a simple corn likker recipe

Here's a GOOD one I've used a dozen times. 30 gal ferment... 5 gal cracked corn, 5 tsp almalayse enzyme 1gal dry feed molassis. 5 tsp DAP 5 tsp epson salt 40lb sugar 9 tsp distillers yeast yealds 18% cook corn, simmer for about an hour. let cool to 140F, add enzymes. (usualy let sit over night) star...
by DBDub
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heater Element Question
Replies: 20
Views: 8074

Re: Heater Element Question

OK I found a compilation of usefull info that helped me and may help others. BTU= energy req to raise temp of 1lb of water 1deg 1 hr 1 gal water = 8.333lbs 1 cubic ft of water = 7.48 gal 1 gal = 231 cubic inches capacity of a cylinder in gallons is equal to (in inches) Length x Diamiter sqared x .0...
by DBDub
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 446286

Re: Heating Element Control

OK I found a compilation of usefull info that helped me and may help others. BTU= energy req to raise temp of 1lb of water 1deg 1 hr 1 gal water = 8.333lbs 1 cubic ft of water = 7.48 gal 1 gal = 231 cubic inches capacity of a cylinder in gallons is equal to (in inches) Length x Diamiter sqared x .00...
by DBDub
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: cob feed
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: cob feed

You can get feed mollasses at Tractor Supply for about $15 for 50# bag. It is very grainy and has all the fibers from the ground up stalks. I use it with cracked corn, but I mix it the day before in 5gal buckets with steaming hot water then rack the good stuff off the top. makes a damn good corn liq...
by DBDub
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating Element Control
Replies: 1856
Views: 446286

Re: Heating Element Control

Alot of good info here, I've read over all 16 pages 3 or 4 times :econfused: I've seen little explanation for sizing of the elements. I'm building a 25g pot and been trying to figure out which way to go with the element(s). acording to a few ignorant calculations it will take 25000Btu to bring 200lb...
by DBDub
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: mashing corn in backset
Replies: 1
Views: 412

mashing corn in backset

just curious since I havent seen anyone mention it, Is there anything wrong with cooking corn in backset vs adding it after cooking in water? It's already hot. save some time and money on LP.
by DBDub
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: flavoring some neutural ???
Replies: 2
Views: 594

flavoring some neutural ???

I'm about to have ALOT of URRV and was thinking of flavoring some with green apples and cinnimon sticks. maybee a bit with some mint and caramel. A good neutural makes a great base for whatever flavor you want to throw at it but my question is...What works for you guys? I estimate that I will have a...
by DBDub
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka
Replies: 334
Views: 123165

Re: Uncle Remus Rice Vodka

About to try this, just picked up 30lb of sugar 6lb of jasmine rice and 5lb white rice. gonna run the rice through the blender to break it up abit before cooking and add some beano, I guess... Our temps are pretty hot here too but I have some frozen water bottles that I drop in periodicly and have a...
by DBDub
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: should I be alarmed?
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: should I be alarmed?

yeah I've been mixing it up with a drill and paint stirrer, there's not alot I can do about temp at this point
by DBDub
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: should I be alarmed?
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

should I be alarmed?

A little new at this and never paid any attention to SpG#'s before but here's what I got started a wash on thursday 20lb sugar 10lb corn meal (6lb cooked-4lb uncooked) 2 cups cooked wheat germ 25g ec-1118 yeast 4oz nutrient water to 23 gal starting SpG 1.0543 (adj) and took off like a bat out of hel...
by DBDub
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: design advice / coments
Replies: 10
Views: 1182

design advice / coments

I've been thinking about this for a while and came up with a design I think will work well. I'll be using a 15.5g keg with a 2.5"reflux tower going to a 3" low wine condenser that runs back into the boiler, with the high alcohol running to the final condenser, sorry if I'm not using the correct jarg...