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by Braz
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy 150th!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Happy 150th!!!

One of the best motorcycle riding states there is. Roads are twisty-fun and the late Sen. Byrd got plenty of federal dollars to keep the roads in great shape.
by Braz
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Still Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Still Registration

I am going to assume you are in the USA. Here is a link to the ADI forum which is more geared to commercial distilling. There is a section on government regulation etc. http://adiforums.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Good luck.
by Braz
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the liberal left coast
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Greetings from the liberal left coast

Welcome Doc.
A 15.5 G keg boiler with a Boka head and a separate simple pot still head is a fine plan.
by Braz
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: attaching coloum of boka to boiler
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: attaching coloum of boka to boiler

Prairiepiss wrote:You don't control a boka with heat input.
True, but if you throw too much heat at it you can flood it above the plates.
by Braz
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6168
Views: 251756

Re: The liar's bench

LWTCS wrote:Tale of a sale
Ha! That's downright subversive. I have the coozy.
by Braz
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6168
Views: 251756

Re: The liar's bench

Bushman wrote:
ODE TO AN OOSIK

Anonymous
Never read or heard that one before but it sure sounds like Robert Service. (The Cremation of Sam McGee, etc.)
by Braz
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New from Detroit
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: New from Detroit

pounsfos wrote: 15 gals is roughly 55litres!! thats alot of alcohol.
Not so. 15.5 gallon keg is a VERY common hobby scale boiler.

Welcome Detroitredneck.
by Braz
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Tails and snails?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Tails and snails?

stilltryin wrote: Do you cap your jars? or let them "breathe"?
Cover them with coffee filters. Lets them breathe and keeps the bugs out.
by Braz
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Help

Are you confusing "proof" with % ABV?
by Braz
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Legalize Home Distilling Petition
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Legalize Home Distilling Petition

I signed it.
by Braz
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie from New York
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Newbie from New York

Welcome.
by Braz
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6168
Views: 251756

Re: The liar's bench

With just the right size rock taped to it. An M-80 will sink to the middle of a perch hole. Back in the day, (I'm really old) the acetelyne gas for torches was made on site by dripping water on carbide crystals. We'd fill a pint mason jar about a quarter full of carbide and poke a couple holes on t...
by Braz
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: 12 Gallon submarine
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: 12 Gallon submarine

I think I like your miniature old school plan.
by Braz
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New Member Into: Gintastic
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: New Member Into: Gintastic

Welcome. Sounds like you already have a good grounding.
by Braz
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: iceberg harvesters
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: iceberg harvesters

I see the makings of a contest. My guess is a linguistics professor at a mid-South university.
by Braz
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: POT / Bok /VM Selector Valve
Replies: 32
Views: 5117

Re: POT / Bok /VM Selector Valve

I like.
by Braz
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Back Set from neutral wash any good for anything
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Back Set from neutral wash any good for anything

I use backset from all-bran strip runs - about 1 gal. in a 5 gal. wash. Mainly for pH control.
by Braz
Wed May 29, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats your bad low ride?
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Whats your bad low ride?

Mine. '03 BMW R1150RS. 96,000 miles and counting...

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by Braz
Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: buzzard trappin 1960
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: buzzard trappin 1960

That's funny, Truckin. Thanks.
by Braz
Tue May 28, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Just registered for my motorcycle licensing class!
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: Just registered for my motorcycle licensing class!

Now you need for her to give you a motorcycle to go with it.

Be safe.
by Braz
Tue May 28, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Apple Cider Brandy
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Apple Cider Brandy

I add some sugar to my apple juice and shoot for about a 10% cider for distilling. The addition of sugar does not seem to have an adverse affect on the final brandy flavor. I also add some cider to the low wines for the spirit run in order to get a bit cider flavor carryover.
by Braz
Sun May 26, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Managing Cooling Water w/ Automotive Thermostat?
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Managing Cooling Water w/ Automotive Thermostat?

The lowest temp auto thermostat I've ever seen is 154F. If your condenser works OK with 150-160F water flowing through it I suppose an auto type thermostat would work. Depending on your pump you may or may not have to plumb a bypass route for the water to take when the thermostat is closed.
by Braz
Fri May 24, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Great...
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Great...

The most amazing part is that many of the "alleged" culprits were TGI Friday franchises. Those are upscale bars, not little dives.
by Braz
Fri May 24, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Do I need a Tri-Clamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Do I need a Tri-Clamp

You don't NEED a tri-clamp, but using one just makes it sooo easy to attach the still head. And a hard teflon gasket will last about forever in a tri-clamp flange.
by Braz
Wed May 22, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: UJSSM Rye Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 942

UJSSM Rye Questions

I want to try to make a UJSSM based rye whiskey. I'm thinking ~40% corn, 60% rye. Around here corn is easy to come by for cheap (Tractor Supply) but for rye I think I'm going to have to go to the local brew shop. They have flaked rye ($2.30/lb) or Briess Malted Rye ($1.75/lb). Which one should I get...
by Braz
Tue May 21, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Howdy folks. I'm here.
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Howdy folks. I'm here.

Welcome Regs.
by Braz
Mon May 20, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpful Hints
Topic: email from Brewhaus
Replies: 703
Views: 164155

Re: email from Brewhaus

In the late 1980's the government launched a nationwide operation designed to prosecute under the "conspiracy to commit" laws companies who sold marijuana growing supplies. This even though growing supplies could also be used to grow damned near anything. I know something about this because I was ca...
by Braz
Tue May 14, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First Gin
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: First Gin

Gin is fun. There are so many possible botanicals and so many possible variations. Take good notes so when you hit the perfect recipe you are able to recreate it. I'm still looking for the perfect combination but I have a couple that are pretty good. It is a very personal thing.