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by likkerluvver
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779873

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Correct. No scooping of spent grains - just a thorough stirring. On a 23L (6usg) batch I get ~8L of strip (down to 10%abv) which leaves ~15L of backset, ALL of which I use. It amounts to about 60% of the total volume of liquid added for each fermentation, requiring ~2T of Calcium Carbonate to keep ...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779873

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

What's that GA you are putting in, LL? http://www.milehidistilling.com/products/gluco-amylase-enzyme-1-pound.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow http://www.brewhaus.com/Gluco-Amylase-Enzyme-Amyloglucosidase-1lb-P1298C91.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fal...
by likkerluvver
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4389
Views: 779873

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Do you stir it up completely or are we just talking about the dumping of the backset causing some disturbance? I'll stir one up in my run tomorrow and see if there is ineed a lot of wastage buried. I am on generation 20+. I now stir all the grain thoroughly before adding the cooled backset and make...
by likkerluvver
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: I ROBOT
Replies: 66
Views: 16288

Re: I ROBOT

:D :D :D :D :D

I L'dMAO looking at this still.

BUT... I bet it will deliver some interesting results. :thumbup:

Keep us posted MR.
by likkerluvver
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: A better bottle?
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: A better bottle?

They are lighter and cheaper :thumbup:

BUT washes take much longer to clear in them than in glass. I did a side-by side test - same wash in both. :thumbdown:
by likkerluvver
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Jack Daniels Oak chips. How to use them.
Replies: 50
Views: 12332

Re: Jack Daniels Oak chips. How to use them.

..... I like to oak at 100-110 ABV. Lower ABV= darker, rich caramel notes. Higher ABV= lighter smoother tasting after dilution. I'm as confused as Piss over this MR. You must have developed a very high octane rig or process. I'm happy to nudge closer to 96% abv. Or am I missing something which is c...
by likkerluvver
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 10000 members
Replies: 32
Views: 1084

Re: 10000 members

I notice we're at 10 050 members. :thumbup:

When did we pass 10 000?

Was Mud Mechanic's the closest guestimate (November 15, 2011).

If so :clap: :clap: :clap:
by likkerluvver
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Storing high proof neutral
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Storing high proof neutral

But you just took you 95% and doubled the Quantity you have on hand to make 50%. So now you have double the amount of flammable liquid on the shelf. I'm just saying? 50% will certainly burn BUT it is nowhere near the potential "Molotov Cocktail" 95% would be if your house were to catch fire. Do any...
by likkerluvver
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1993
Views: 273737

Re: All Bran Recipe

I add the water in which I've boiled potatoes for better "mouth-feel" and use the potatoes for
a potato salad (or whatever).

I've done this for several different types of washes - but haven't added the cooked potatoes themselves. I think it's most noticeable on a vodka/neutral.
by likkerluvver
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity

Click "HD Google search" link at top of this page.

Add "Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity" so it reads:
site:http://homedistiller.org/forum Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity

Check out the 2,370 results.

Lots of info here. - Time to start reading.

Good luck. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Plastic question - What is safe for fermenting?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Plastic question - What is safe for fermenting?

I have three friends that own restaurants, can I assume that anything they get delivered that comes in a plastic bucket, is safe for fermenting? The consensus here is that you are OK with these if they previously held bulk food items and are labelled HDPE on the base - for use as a fermenter with w...
by likkerluvver
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1993
Views: 273737

Re: All Bran Recipe

Odin,

15ml 1T (Tablespoon)
5ml 1t (teaspoon
2.5ml 1/2t
1.25ml 1/4t
0.63ml 1/8t

T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Sieve vs Bubblers
Replies: 53
Views: 7141

Re: Sieve vs Bubblers

BTW: I run the same wash all of the time and I believe this gives me a good comparison. OD The above statement carries a lot of weight with me OD. As does your statement from the other thread: I can honestly say that I cannot notice any difference in flavor from either plate, but I am a smoker whic...
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Sieve vs Bubblers
Replies: 53
Views: 7141

Re: Sieve vs Bubblers

Sorry guys to ask something that already let to flaming wars, but I want to understand and then make a educated decision what to build. Let's please try to run the discussion on facts and theories instead of opinions and dogmas. Please throw in your wisdom and experience not shit. I agree totally w...
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 105005

Re: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmo

Hey GTW,

I replied here - but realized we would be dragging things off topic. Check for a PM. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmoonsh
Replies: 605
Views: 105005

Re: stilldrinkin realmccoymoonshinestills rkhelp bluegrassmo

Now where to get a still from a reputable dealer. http://www.brewhaus.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow http://www.milehidistilling.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Both the above are totally reputable. http://www.hillbillystills.co...
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Concerned about where I ordered my still
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Concerned about where I ordered my still

Yep! Same outfit. 'Nother new name. Cowboy outfit. :thumbdown:

Talk to your credit card company ASAP.
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Bucket List (Pickle Buckets)
Replies: 20
Views: 1970

Re: Bucket List (Pickle Buckets)

Four weeks later and my Prius still sells like a whorehouse above a Jewish deli. Mmm... Never been in one above a Jewish Deli :D but ..... 3 or more days in a swimming pool through a shock treatment (or filled with chlorine bleach solution) has done the trick for me. Time soaking is the key, I think.
by likkerluvver
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Wimmels's 104mm(4") Flute build.
Replies: 60
Views: 4120

Re: Wimmels's 104mm(4") Flute build.

This has been a great read Wimmel. Very nice work. Mama's going to be very proud of her boy and his work. :D :thumbup: I think MP was asking about the product from the two types of plate when he asked for a side-by-side comparison. - In any event, that is what interests me. You are in an ideal (and ...
by likkerluvver
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: pukin and burpin after changin PSII to keg
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: pukin and burpin after changin PSII to keg

What do I do to stop the flooding? Turn down the heat. Can't relate it directly to your propane heat, but I have a 3" PSII and I run it at 3000w for strips on most clean, fully-fermented washes. Rum and others are best at 2000w or less. On a spirit run I run it very slow (200-500w) through heads un...
by likkerluvver
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM head variations
Replies: 80
Views: 68687

Re: VM head variations

You had to drum that up, didn't you :) Sorry about that. :oops: I was told that a 1/2" take off would be too small for a VM. I was hoping for a quick fix and aborted the plan when it became more complicated than I wanted it to be. I'll just stick with the one that brung me, my simple pot still, for...
by likkerluvver
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM head variations
Replies: 80
Views: 68687

Re: VM head variations

Bump I'm thinking of adapting my stainless column and would like to know if a 1/2" gate valve would suffice. I would simply cut into the take off and put the 1/2" gate valve between the column and the liebig. Then extend my column to the correct height and build a modular copper reflux coil head.......
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: another bust
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: another bust

The RCMP are not interested in those of us who still "quietly" for ourselves.

Selling it is an entirely different matter. They take a great deal of interest in that activity. :wink:
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Gin blending workshop (London, 5 Nov 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Gin blending workshop (London, 5 Nov 2011)

Sounds like a great idea Odin.

Enjoy the night "Twinkle-toes" :D :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Gin blending workshop (London, 5 Nov 2011)
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Gin blending workshop (London, 5 Nov 2011)

Even further for me to swim or I'd be there.

It's a long time since I spent a night of fireworks, bonfires burning the effigy of Guy Fawkes (although, in these days of government cutbacks and austerity, some may sympathize with his motivation :shh: ) and a good few drinks.

Please keep us posted JL.
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: SULFUR!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: SULFUR!!!

Copper DOES clean up the sulphur compounds in my all-stainless rig. It worked when I used lemon concentrate with preservatives to invert sugar. (I now use citric acid.) I use ~30 short (1/2" - 1") lengths of 1/2" copper pipe in my boiler for all runs and strips in pot and reflux modes. I read somet...
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First gin
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: First gin

Hey JL,

I bet she doesn't say "potahto". :D
by likkerluvver
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First gin
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: First gin

Sounds like a plan Odin. :thumbup:

Time for some research into recipes.
by likkerluvver
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First gin
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: First gin

My old airstill is now used for distilled water only.

Maybe I'll use it to get some gin on the go. :thumbup:
by likkerluvver
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: SULFUR!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: SULFUR!!!

Copper DOES clean up the sulphur compounds in my all-stainless rig. It worked when I used lemon concentrate with preservatives to invert sugar. (I now use citric acid.) I use ~30 short (1/2" - 1") lengths of 1/2" copper pipe in my boiler for all runs and strips in pot and reflux modes. A further imp...