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by Bohunk
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117227

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

I have been following this thread for some time, several times thought about joining in, and then thought it was better to keep my mouth shut, but here is my thinking. We all want to do what we enjoy doing, and making liquor is what we all enjoy, but enjoying it isn’t enough. You have to have a mark...
by Bohunk
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: "Oh Crap" Moments in stilling...whats your story?
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: "Oh Crap" Moments in stilling...whats your story?

I put five pounds of sugar and a couple gallon of water on the stove, turned the stove on high, planned to let it come up to a boil. I then went down stairs, and got interested in a movie my wife was watching, next thing I know the smoke alarms were all ringing. We didn’t know what the hell was happ...
by Bohunk
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: understand the risks
Replies: 52
Views: 7771

Re: understand the risks

Husker, You got it right. The feds get $13.50 per proof gallon, NE state taxs is $3.75 per proof gallon. Gets dammed expensive if you produce very much.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117227

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Guys, thanks for all the congrats. Rotgut, I PM'd you with contact info, your always welcome, love to talk "shine" with any one. Ya Barney, I have lost a great hobby, the TTB keeps such close watch on a guy, it's hard to mix up something new to expermint with, but I'll not stop looking over the foru...
by Bohunk
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.
Replies: 343
Views: 117227

Re: opening a legal distillery in the U.S.

Well after a full year of paper work, yesterday was payday!! I had a “show cause” hearing before the Nebraska State Liquor Commission, and was finally granted my state permit. I have had the federal TTB permit for several months, but this being the first permit issued in this state, it required ever...
by Bohunk
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.
Replies: 146
Views: 80040

Re: Everything you need to know about oak alternatives.

chrisl , That dowel you bought might just be oak that is white in color. White oak is a tree different from other oak trees, and is used in makeing barrels. All trees have a sap ring around the outer edge, and that ring is almost always white in color. Not saying that your oak dowel won't work, but ...
by Bohunk
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Ramblings of an Old Man
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Ramblings of an Old Man

My good friend SandHusker gave me a couple infusion spirals, I would guess they were each about six inches long. I put both of them in a gallon jug filled about two thirds full of 130 proof hearts, and promptly forgot about them. This is one of the things I do best (forget things). The other day I ...
by Bohunk
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Not there yet
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Not there yet

SH,

I don't think there is any thing you can with that booze, the best advice I can give you is - give it to an old friend (the Bohunk) and let him get rid of it for you. Your problem will be gone.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Milo
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Milo

SandMan, if it bothers you too much,,,,,,,,,,drop it off at my house on your next trip to visit grandma. Ha
The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Little Woman
Replies: 22
Views: 1820

Re: The Little Woman

neeeiiiiighhhh

Uncle Jesse that was too sweet, wish I had thought of it first.



The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sat May 31, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Half Whiskey Barrels at Lowe's
Replies: 10
Views: 6731

Re: Half Whiskey Barrels at Lowe's

I took a wine half barrel apart and have been cutting small strips out of it for some time now. I cut the staves with a hand saw, held over a plastic box, and save all the saw dust. It smells so sweet, I think you could eat it on cereal, anyway I use the saw dust also, it’s a mess to filter out, but...
by Bohunk
Tue May 06, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Gin Botanicals
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Gin Botanicals

Sandhusker,
I love your new avatar. A guy who makes shine, and is a husker fan just can't be all bad.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Whiskey, vodka, rum - Whats the difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Whiskey, vodka, rum - Whats the difference?

Husker, What a nice thing to do!! You take the time to help some one, and do in such a nice manner, you must be one hell of a dude. I have always been tempted to post a poll asking for votes as to who is the most helpful person on the forum. You are tops, then Pint, Uncle Remus, Uncle Jesse, etc, Ta...
by Bohunk
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Types of Rye
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: Types of Rye

MG, You got the right idea, that is rye malt. A tip for you, don’t dry it in the oven, temps over about 150f will kill the enzymes. Just let it sit out in the sun, I put mine on a screen so it can get air over and around it, the sun will kill the sprout and dry the rye at the same time. The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to solder (beginners guide)
Replies: 181
Views: 151961

Re: Howto solder (beginners guide)

GB, I had the same idea some months back, I got the idea from picking up a stack of bowls in a store, and found it hard to get one bowl off of the stack. The light went off in my small little mind, “interference fit”. I had been trying to figure out how to get away from messy seals, etc. If you find...
by Bohunk
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Strange box sitting on my front porch when I got home
Replies: 38
Views: 4292

Nibbled on, but you wouldn't eat it. huh
I guess it's a blow up love doll.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Want to build a Pot Still and try it.
Replies: 9
Views: 3757

Hoocie,
Rube Goldberg would be proud of you....

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Watching the Aussie Open
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Watching the Aussie Open

I see signs posted on the court walls --- GARMIER. What is that???

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn Whiskey with pics
Replies: 35
Views: 17863

PUG, This is great stuff. I’m sure everyone is like me, and learning from this. I never let my sprouts get that long, thought it took all the sugar out of the kernel. Now maybe I’ll have better luck with my malting. Pint said two inches, so by damm it’ll be two inches next time. Thanks for sharing a...
by Bohunk
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Corn Whiskey with pics
Replies: 35
Views: 17863

I’ve malted corn with great success, but only in the summer time. Don’t know about doing it indoors when it’s cold outside. I soaked my corn in warm water one day and one night, then poured it out on a screen, layered it about half an inch thick, and covered it with a piece of black plastic. After a...
by Bohunk
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Stealing copper from the cops
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Stealing copper from the cops

It seems the police department in Omaha is building a new training academy, and someone just stole 500 feet of copper pipe, along with about 200 copper fittings from the construction site. I wonder who is building that big of a still??? The police department is probably the best place to steal from ...
by Bohunk
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What did I screw up with my Corn Mash???
Replies: 13
Views: 2171

The reason you got no fermentation is because corn has no sugar, it has only starch. Your yeast cannot survive on starch. Beno will not convert this starch to sugar by it’s self, you need malted barley or amylase powder to do the converting. Making mash can sometimes be a little complicated, so I wo...
by Bohunk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Care and feeding of Amylase
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

I haven’t too much experience with amylase, but about a year ago I bought a pound of each. Played with them a few times, but never really documented what I was doing. I put both packages in zip lock bags and have keep them in the refrigerator. I have access to a grain mixture locally here, oats, whe...
by Bohunk
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Good store bought spirits
Replies: 27
Views: 4767

Got a bottle of Elijah Craig 18 year old single barrle bourbon here, been sippin on it for a while, like a good woman, I hate to see it go. I wish I could make some thing this good, but I'm too old to live that long.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 203567

I made a 10 gallon batch of bourbon, stood there for hours stirring, and watching the temperature, put it in the fermenter with the grain, and about a week later racked it off into a 15 gallon glass carboy. Couple days later it smelled up the whole house, I think you could smell it a block away, aft...
by Bohunk
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Iodine
Replies: 37
Views: 11870

I got scared about this iodine drought, and saw some at the local grocery store today, bought two bottles just to be safe. On the way home I saw this vision -- ATF breaking down my door, they aren't smart enough to recongnize my still, but they send me off to prison to be some guys bitch for owning ...
by Bohunk
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Mini-FAQ follow ups
Replies: 8
Views: 2108

Nice work Husker, I have written many tech manuals, and know how hard
it is. You make us folks of the corn proud. You have always given more help than most folks care to give.

The Bohunk (Husker wantabe)
by Bohunk
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Second run (w/ Fractional Reflux operation instructions)
Replies: 77
Views: 135107

Husker, what an awesome answer... You have continually provide a lot
of folks with help, there are few folks here willing to take the time to help
like this. Proud of you dude!!! Now if only those other huskers could make me proud again, damm.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any Husker Fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Living through this humiliation is why we make whiskey. Hopefully we can get it together again soon, until then we just have to drink lots of our product. But what do I know, I'm just a dumb Bohemian!!

The Bohunk
Go Big Red
by Bohunk
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Distress aging with charred oak
Replies: 89
Views: 72836

Husker, I think quart-o-shine would be a little to big for me, half-pint would do just fine. I’m 67 with no signs of growing up in sight, so I may never get the name. On the subject of members being helpful, Pint has surly help us all a lot, but my vote goes to husker, he has always gone above and b...