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by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Anyone used the (shake) method for proof?
Replies: 10
Views: 2467

Woody, You flat lander. You ougt to move up into these high up hills. You are speaking a tongue told to me almost 47 or 8 years ago away on top of a mtn. in a cold draw where a spring sprung forth. Had several miles of a well worn trail along a creek with a cave of rododendrons almost as big as tree...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Bottles and Labels
Replies: 70
Views: 18911

I have about 5 gal. of old beeswax from cappings before my 200 hives were decimated, totally wiped out by an apple orchard spray with encapsolateded parathion. Killed every hive I had in 24 hours.\\ this was wax collected prior to that. Want to use it as a seal like Makers Mark. Add color and dip. W...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Aging on wood
Replies: 25
Views: 7078

Agreed to all above. I am a timber farmer. What you can do is split or chip to the size you want to use, Put into a freezer, not sealed into a freezer bag or such. Let it just freeze and form ice crystals, then put out into the sun on a warm sunny day, or next best in front of a fan forced heater. R...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: About Oak Chips
Replies: 19
Views: 6265

I adjust the chips according to my original spirit. If its a bit harsh, or rather a strong grain taste, I will add a lot less chips and age for a longer time to mellow and extract the flavors of the oak. Letting it breathe occasionally. If its mellow and almost good to start, like my oats whiskey or...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: DWWG Explosion!@@#$#!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6481

Funny. You have a lot of work ahead of you. You are talking about 5 or 6 runs. I hope you have some sort of storage containers in mind. that's about 6 gallons or more after it's cut. A 6 1/2gal carboy has been my friend. A bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels has been another great friend, I...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who's Cooking?
Replies: 44
Views: 6409

Ricky, I have those also, but for this hobby away from the house a bit, outside at least, they are camp dutch ovens with legs under them so you can put charcoal under them, and an inverted type of lid so you put charcoal or hot ashes on the top as well. Bakes like an oven, top and bottom, but almost...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: DWWG Explosion!@@#$#!!
Replies: 22
Views: 6481

[quote="Skymeat"]DireWolf, the date went very well despite the sticky floor. I actually ..bestskullever.. want to see her again. And cute too. Just got the new batch underway. I'm not sure of the total volume. I borrowed a BIG pot from a buddy who works at a restaurant. I used a 50lb bag of sugar an...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who's Cooking?
Replies: 44
Views: 6409

Since I do my stilling outside with propane and with a half keg full, I have adopted, or at least am going to attempt a new hobby, to coincide the time. I bought a full set of campfire dutch ovens, and a table with windscreen, and a charcoal chimney. I will light my still, light the charcoal and fil...
by mtnwalker2
Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: No one uses steam?
Replies: 18
Views: 3693

Despite obvious cautions, I am still intrigued with an oil bath double boiler. Yesterday, being Thanksgiveing and turkey time here, we did the turkeys in peanut oil immersed at 370°. It was out 6th and by far the best turkey anyone had ever had. Its a modified beer keg, and much safer than the cheap...
by mtnwalker2
Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 164794

I'm right now cooking another 5 gallon batch of this stuff. It's so easy and cheap it's hard not to. This is strange, but quite a few of my friends are allergic to gluten. Would it still work if I substituted chick pea flour, or something else, for the wheat germ? Skymeat As I understand it, wheat ...
by mtnwalker2
Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 64
Views: 21909

I'm right now cooking another 5 gallon batch of this stuff. It's so easy and cheap it's hard not to. This is strange, but quite a few of my friends are allergic to gluten. Would it still work if I substituted chick pea flour, or something else, for the wheat germ? Skymeat As I understand it, wheat ...
by mtnwalker2
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Man v. Woman
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

A little training and coaching goes a long ways. I started the day around 4 am, and started the distill around 3 pm. A 50 L run. Propane fired, outside, in winter. Should have finished around 11 pm or so. woke at 5:30 AM and she was gaurding and changeing bottles still. Hasn't volunteered since.
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Boiling Chips
Replies: 12
Views: 5387

I have used almost all. Now I use 2 handfulls of rashig rings. They will last forever. I have some added copper fittings that were new to start, and thay are almost unrecognizable now. Been useing them for a good while, but the rashig rings are pretty much indestructable and easy to clean and no car...
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: About Oak Chips
Replies: 19
Views: 6265

I have had good results, putting 62% on oak for a week, diluteing to 55% on the chips for a week, then dilute to 50% or even less and letting age with constant shakeing and opening jar for O2. If You don't add too many chips or sticks you can just let it mature for a good while longer at a weaker %....
by mtnwalker2
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 1500W hotplate or Propane
Replies: 21
Views: 3458

I have both the ps II and the high capacity. If time and effort are important, the High Capacity is fantastic and fast. That said, you are looking at a lot more than 220. You would need an adopter 2 X 3", a tri clamp fitting, more hoses and clamps, more packing and then a lot more heat input. The $3...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Oat whiskey then a sugar wash
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Agreed. However, if you did a full mash conversion, you may want to add more oats since you have them to replace a lot of the used up ones. Granted not neccessary, but more quality oat flavor. Also, I would add 25% backset, hot mixed with sugar (if used really hot, right out of the still, you get gr...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wow. Exhaustion is about gone after 20 hours of sleep.
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

You're right Goose- they have turned some of them or thier cousens loose here also. The Elk they introduced here, and protect almost everyone with a radio collar, have eaten the forest and fields so clean, they are looking at hard times, and the deer which were very populous years ago have all moved...
by mtnwalker2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Back to school
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

I read it front to back last night. Very interesting, but will take some serious time for study and absorption. Too high a proof for one evening's reading.
by mtnwalker2
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wow. Exhaustion is about gone after 20 hours of sleep.
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Ricky wrote:mtn walker them coyote are worth $75 down here if they alive. they run them with fox dogs. more coyotes than fox.
Them boys could have some great hunting and chase here. May have to get some live traps :P
by mtnwalker2
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: People Like Us
Replies: 45
Views: 5741

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And at least one of us who grows to export. :wink:[/quote]

Actually, that would make at least 2.
by mtnwalker2
Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Uncle Remus' Briar Patch Gin
Replies: 75
Views: 68790

Pintoshine claims soaking it overnight in a solution of arm and Hammer laundry soda will remove all the organics.
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Double Fermented Sour Corn Mash from Scratch
Replies: 93
Views: 80455

Quite honestly, I was thinking of some of you dry land gophers when I made that post. Grounding can be a bitch if ther's no ground. High amp electic fence loses charge without good ground. I dig a hole as deep as possible with post hole diggers, drive the 10' irona= as deep as possible, with several...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electrical Question ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

I've had 2 houses, late 40's early 50's with 2 wire with ground service. Would be washing dishes, and set wet stuff on stove and get a jolt. Learned to grouond that case to a copper water pipe or back to fuse panel. While on this subject, and especially for those of you who live in an arid dry area,...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Wow. Exhaustion is about gone after 20 hours of sleep.
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Have a really huge 12 pointer, extremely dark in color, seen almost every day. Mon. is opening day here. Will let my son and some of his friends open the ball game. I'm no longer interested in bragging rights, but like Husker, doe and young spikes of size are much better eating. That old bugger woul...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Double Fermented Sour Corn Mash from Scratch
Replies: 45
Views: 14475

I have been interested in this thread from the start. I found stills in operation when only 6 years old. Way back in the mountains and well hidden except for the worn trail through the laurals and rhododendren caves to get there. Now to sourmash and the lactobacilli. I have been studying how to make...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Double Fermented Sour Corn Mash from Scratch
Replies: 93
Views: 80455

I have been interested in this thread from the start. I found stills in operation when only 6 years old. Way back in the mountains and well hidden except for the worn trail through the laurals and rhododendren caves to get there. Now to sourmash and the lactobacilli. I have been studying how to make...
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Sankey, Tri-clamp, Tri-clover, question
Replies: 15
Views: 4581

Husker, I hear you are now a new moderater? Anyway, you may want to post this somewhere on Tony's site or the files. And a link to US source if you find one.

Thanks Punkin, and you are so right about Husker's willingness to help so many. I join you in the applause.
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electrical Question ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

BTW, wouldn't it be better to run a 4 wire line and ground the still? Just in case?
by mtnwalker2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Electrical Question ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

I mounted double pole switches to control on-off to water pump, and hot water heater in an easy to get to location. They would work great here, for the total on off.
by mtnwalker2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Active Dry Yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 4955

As do I, I do add a packet of AG enzymes though, if it is another grain mash, or wash, or no cook. Seems to help flavor conversion, and enough starch conversion to fermentable sugars to pay for itself. Just my opinion and experiance. Not going to plageurize Goose Eye, who is fast becoming the most q...