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by likkerluvver
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Hi everyone!

Welcome canuck. :wave:

This is a great place to get your feet wet (tonsils too!)

Canada's a large country. What's your location (Province)?
by likkerluvver
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Wifes spare apples.
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Wifes spare apples.

+1 FTB

You will need to add pectic enzyme if you want clear hard cider in a hurry.
by likkerluvver
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Alcometer in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Alcometer in Canada

Try your LHBS if you need one in a hurry.

If you're like me you'll need at least 2. :oops:
by likkerluvver
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Brown Sugar Rum?
Replies: 18
Views: 10566

Re: Brown Sugar Rum?

.....I am having a hard time finding molasses. 1 small 12oz bottle is about 4bux..... I paid <$11 USD for 1 US gallon (5.3kg) of Crosby fancy molasses (75% sugars = ) in a US SamsClub last week. Makes GREAT rum with several generations of dunder and some dunder-pit additions. It is made in Canada b...
by likkerluvver
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Help with an all Rye mash
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Help with an all Rye mash

Thanks Tater. That's a great read - one of the many reads which encouraged me to get the rye malt. I've been through the entire topic 3 times - Nice one Uncle J :thumbup: I really enjoy 100% rye. I'm wondering whether Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye is 100% rye malt. Do you know NorCalShine? I've read...
by likkerluvver
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Help with an all Rye mash
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Help with an all Rye mash

Been thinking of doing a Rye for a while, so I bought a 25Kg sack of Canadian rye malt which I'm going to put through my 20L Braumeister. I am thinking to use 100% rye malt, but I have also thought about mixing it with some annual rye grass seed: http://www.tractorsupply.com/gulf-annual-rye-grass-se...
by likkerluvver
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: A flirtation with Rum
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: A flirtation with Rum

Hello OP I like the handle. What a wonderful brew that is. It is many years since I sat in a pub in Yorkshire sipping that nectar of the gods. It’s not available in my location but I’ve made a decent AG clone, though I’m not claiming it would ace a blind-test comparison. On to the rum. If my assumpt...
by likkerluvver
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: White Haze on Mason Jars
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: White Haze on Mason Jars

I had a similar problem some years ago. I now rinse the jars thoroughly in hot water after they come out of the dishwasher and I use ONLY distilled water to bring the abv down. I don't know which prevented the problem, but I have never had a problem since. I suspect JD asked you a better question th...
by likkerluvver
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: White Haze on Mason Jars
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: White Haze on Mason Jars

Could dishwasher rinse aid be the culprit :?:
by likkerluvver
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: price of petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: price of petrol

Prices for Regular Gas

In Canada:
1.27 to 1.30 CAD / L
= 0.81 to 0.83 UKP / L
= 0.97 to 0.99 Euro / L

In Maine, USA:
$3.90 USD / usg
= 1.03 USD / L
= 1.02 CAD / L
= 0.65 UKP / L
= 0.78 Euro / L

At these prices, Canadians save ~25% by crossing into USA for gas.
by likkerluvver
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Has anyone heard from Dnderhead?
Replies: 30
Views: 1342

Re: Has anyone heard from Dnderhead?

+1 to all that has been said.

Dnderhead is an irreplaceable encyclopedia of knowledge AND he is always civil and courteous. :clap:
by likkerluvver
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Canadas East Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Hello From Canadas East Coast

Hello and welcome - from another East-Coaster. :wave:
by likkerluvver
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Cops are out of control
Replies: 77
Views: 4430

Re: Cops are out of control

We all want to be safe at all times, especially when we fly BUT..... This video suggests ridiculous procedures used by totalitarian regimes. There is a fine line between maintaining security and preserving civil liberty. I can't believe that we (in "The West") are sleepwalking towards state control ...
by likkerluvver
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My BrewHaus
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: My BrewHaus

The fitting goes outside the pipe. The inside diameter is probably a few thou. less than 3".

When it is driven right down onto the pipe, the Teflon gasket will seal against the pipe and the fitting - not that much (anything?) would escape through that tight interference fit.
by likkerluvver
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Here's what I bought on eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Here's what I bought on eBay

Looks like an Alquitar. Different shape but works like this:

http://www.copper-alembic.com/products_ ... =5&lang=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by likkerluvver
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: My BrewHaus
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: My BrewHaus

Check these out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/EG14R3-0-3-Sanitary-Expanding-Recessless-Clamp-Ferrule-/150458773770?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23080ab10a" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow It is an interference fit. Put the top column in a freezer for a few hours, heat up th...
by likkerluvver
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780811

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

+1 - What Barney says. Also: I freeze 1 gallon of backset when I pause a run of sour mash for more than a few weeks/months. I use it to make up a 3 gal mash when I resume. I use all the backset from that strip (~2 gals) to make a 6 gal mash. That seems to keep a fair degree of continuity going. I ca...
by likkerluvver
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Push to connect fittings
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Push to connect fittings

Has anyone used these type of fittings for cooling hoses? I know that hillbillystills.com sells them but they are the size below what I need. I am looking for 1/2" OD tube size. This would make things easier getting the condensers seperated from the column of my new flute. Here are some that I foun...
by likkerluvver
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% backset
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: 100% backset

This is “cheap and cheerful”. At $12.56 each incl postage, I’d buy a couple so you have a spare: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-pH-Meter-Tester-Water-2-Pouches-Calibration-/280653360430?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41583e6d2e" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Or this (...
by likkerluvver
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% backset
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: 100% backset

(From memory) it was 1 or 2 Tablespoons per 23L (6usg) batch.

Suggest add 1T, stir thoroughly, leave "for a while" and re-check pH.
by likkerluvver
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Another Aussie First
Replies: 10
Views: 1259

Re: Another Aussie First

Big D wrote::mrgreen: Check out Aussie Ingenuity at it's finest :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

:mrgreen:
Another world first,1 plate or 10,the skies the limit!!!
:
That's a great first for Australia.

Did you get your inspiration here? This was a great first (for the US, I think) in 2010:
by likkerluvver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Greetings from Canada

Hello, eh! +1
by likkerluvver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% backset
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: 100% backset

BTW, when I strip a 23L (6usg) wash down to 10% abv, I get ~7.5L (~2usg) of product leaving ~15L (~4usg) of backset/dunder. This amounts to <70% of the new wash. - Not so very much more than the traditional addition of 25- 50 % backset/dunder. Also, since I broke my last expensive pH meter, my new c...
by likkerluvver
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: 100% backset
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: 100% backset

Hello to all, I had a question that I have not been able to find in these forums. I have a friend that puts ALL the backset back into the fermentor bucket (after mixing with the sugar while hot). I made a UJSSM batch and used this 100% backset that he does, I only added the water i needed that flas...
by likkerluvver
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: How Much Copper Packing to Use with 3" column?
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: How Much Copper Packing to Use with 3" column?

I needed 3+ rolls of copper to fill my 3" column (maybe 54" ht).
by likkerluvver
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: cut off the mainland
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: cut off the mainland

Just don't use snow that isn't pristine white.

If the snow is yellow - that's probably NOT whiskey on it. :crazy:
by likkerluvver
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: HDPE 5 gal buckets
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: HDPE 5 gal buckets

I bought a half dozen white buckets and white lids from my closest US Walmart.

They are great for grinding AG, racking, EZ filtering, and for easily carried fermentations. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: HDPE 5 gal buckets
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: HDPE 5 gal buckets

They sell the lids separately. Keep checking the same (or a different) store for lids.

They always seem to carry more buckets than lids because many don't need the lid.
by likkerluvver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780811

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Here in Sunny California it's supposed to be 70 F today (21C). We'll be lucky to get down to 5 C tonight...so I probably shouldn't expect much. But I can use my plastic bucket. ;) You guys have heard of freezers down there? :P Not often that cold in Canada. Unless you're on the ice floes with all t...
by likkerluvver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 780811

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Dumb question...what does the cold do? Force the yeast to swim for the warmth and safety of the trub? ;) Something like that :D :D :D -10*C to -20*C for a few hours (depending on winter or freezer temperatures) for shock cooling and then bringing it into room temperature to warm back up for 24 hrs ...