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by decomissioned
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

At the moment it is the rubber stopper that comes with the still. I picked up a 2" copper cap when I was out today to replace it, but the copper cap is for a 2" ID and the column is 2" OD.. so I need to go back and get the right one. EDIT to add: Yeah, I'm reconsidering the propane.. I'm thinking ab...
by decomissioned
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

I was able to get some time today to fiddle. I got the water inlet split so that both the condenser and the jacket have their own supply. Hopefully I didn't butcher it up too bad. I need to pick up some more 1/2" hose for the liebig outlet.

Still working on the internal reducer.
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by decomissioned
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

wow, great info TS, thanks very much. I'm heading out in a few minutes to pick up the parts to split the water inlets. I'm not planning to run super high reflux either.. so its good to know I can get 90%+ out of it as-is. I'm going to check into the reducer fitting that rednose and I were discussing...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words
Replies: 24
Views: 980

Re: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

As a total newbie still.. mine goes something like this:

I promise to be nicer to the wife. I promise to go to church on Sunday. I promise to not just pass the offerin bucket too, Lord.

Let this run be better!
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by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

I'm sure the next one will be a selfmade.
Yeah.. I knew I had the "building the next one" bug when I was shopping for copper before this one ever arrived! :mrgreen:
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

Thanks for the kind words.. I have certainly tried to understand the mechanics behind the general process and then specifically how each type of still behaves, and what makes one good for certain things but not good for others. It's all fairly straightforward in theory.. its the darn "practice" that...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

But it have to be just under the jacket, inside the column I missed this part the first time. Under the jacket, inside the column. I'm not understanding the 'under the jacket' part. I mean, I think I understand what you are saying. Once the vapors hit the cooling jacket they will start condensing, ...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

Excellent.. look out folks, I think I know enough to be dangerous. One final question (at least on this particular item). Once I get a 2" copper cap, and solder that reducer to it: Will I need to seal it with flour paste or teflon for each run or can I just snug it up and let it go? Since it is a CM...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

I would try to get a 2" to 1.5'" copper reducer that fits in by pressure.
Sort of like an inverted funnel that sits in the top of the column.. like this?
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by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

Thanks for clarifying that. Glad my reading is paying off! MM: The Y.. is that just so that there is cooler water hitting the coil? So that it isn't first getting heated by the condenser? Or: are there times when I will need the coil water running but not the liebig? With a CM still like this, it wa...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

I do not believe it is centered. Should I make some changes to make that happen? Any ideas on how? Here is the view down the column. It did make for a pretty cool looking picture though. Might have to use that as my desktop picture!
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by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

Re: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

Here it is all put together. IMG_0909.JPG The one question I do have is that the instructions (below) show the incoming cool water (Inlet) connecting to the TOP of the liebig.. it is my understanding this should be connected to the BOTTOM of the liebig so that the full liebig can hold full volume of...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon
Replies: 30
Views: 8467

MileHi Mighty Mini 3 Gallon

My new mighty mini has finally arrived. Thanks very much to the guys over at MileHi for a great experience. Ordering, shipping, and delivery everything went off very well, and in a very timely manner. I ordered it on Sep 9th, and it arrived on Sep 21st. All shipped in one box and was very discreet. ...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Reclaim whiskey barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Reclaim whiskey barrels

McKay Flooring in the UK is selling "reclaimed whiskey barrel flooring". I wonder if it is treated at all or if we could buy it and use as flavoring sticks? http://www.mckayflooring.co.uk/shop/product.cfm/intProductId/1147/name/Reclaimed_Whisky_Barrel_Flooring" onclick="window.open(this.href);return...
by decomissioned
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1863
Views: 109591

Re: whats your music

I'm rockin it out tonight.. my still arrives tomorrow, my allbran has been racked, my space is clear, my burner ready. Ready to Rock!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYeGw-bo430" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die http://www.youtube.c...
by decomissioned
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3610
Views: 376452

Re: Jokes

This is one from Norm McDonald. A moth walks into a podiatrist office. Podiatrist: What’s the problem? Moth: What’s the problem? Where do I begin, man? I go to work for Gregory Linovich, and all day long I work. Honestly doc I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. I don’t even know if Gregory Lino...
by decomissioned
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: A moonshine maker describes his setup
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: A moonshine maker describes his setup

t's very much a trendy, hipster, Make Magazine type of site. I'm not sure if that is a knock or not.. doesn't really matter either way I guess. Make has some pretty awesome projects that directly apply to this hobby. They teach a lot of "dangerous" stuff to kids.. stuff we used to do back in the da...
by decomissioned
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: choosing a molasses
Replies: 13
Views: 5928

Re: choosing a molasses

Check into local restaurant supply stores. Also check out your lower end grocery stores. There is a chain out by me that is really low budget.. concrete floors, no carts, just those flat dollies, mostly Mexican families around but some super low prices on mostly off brand stuff. I searched all over ...
by decomissioned
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: strawberry panty-dropper
Replies: 709
Views: 206697

Re: strawberry panty-dropper

I couldn't wait to try this recipe so I used some Stoli I had on hand. Just finished up the syrup portion last night and here is a photo of both the infusion, the syrup and the finished drink. I left it on the counter and went to work. When I got home, my wife met me at the door. She says.. I know y...
by decomissioned
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What does this do?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: What does this do?

Thanks SH that link really helps. Thanks for posting that up and taking the time to follow up with the fix on it so those of us coming along after you have it just a little bit easier thanks to your efforts. It is much appreciated. I do have one follow up question. I have drawn on that photo above h...
by decomissioned
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What does this do?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: What does this do?

That's what I thought it was!! I even wrote that into my post but deleted it at the last minute for fear of being really wrong. Thanks OD!
by decomissioned
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What does this do?
Replies: 4
Views: 322

What does this do?

Hello all, After what has to be 40+ hours of solid reading on this forum I think I've crossed over the line from 'know nothing' to 'enough to be dangerous' now. I'm on day 3 of of my first wash (rad's all bran) and its still chugging away (used beer nuits, no fert or dap) with probably several days ...
by decomissioned
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Brand of Molasses for Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 9701

Re: Brand of Molasses for Rum

Amazon sells that treacle for $26 for 96 ounces.. my gallon was $9.50 for 120 ounces. Thanks myles, you have answered my question.. I should be plenty happy and not have to keep lookin around.
by decomissioned
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Brand of Molasses for Rum
Replies: 13
Views: 9701

Re: Brand of Molasses for Rum

I know this is an old thread but I couldn't find any more recent ones where the brand of molasses was being discussed. My question: What is an average price for 'feed grade' molasses that is unsulfered with no propionic (sp?) acid.. in other words.. how much should it cost me for stuff I can use for...
by decomissioned
Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest

Aah, right right. I was thinking finished products as in the 40% ABV range with various flavors, not the high power neutrals, but yeah, I hear you. I will stick with my original plan of buying glass bottles with corks from my local brew shop. They only run about $2 each with the stopper. Thanks agai...
by decomissioned
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest

Thanks for the reply Kentucky Shiner. I went by the store just now and picked up a fermenter, airlock and some DAP. All for less than $30 with taxes. I figure shipping on the big fermenter would be pretty high so might as well get it locally.. and the airlocks were only $1.50 so I bought two just to...
by decomissioned
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest

Hello all, I've finally decided to take the plunge and put my money where my reading is, so to speak. I've been reading about making my own distillate for a while now and kept going back and forth from purchasing a working 'good enough' unit and building one that I know from reading would be a 'grea...