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by Bohunk
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Distress aging with charred oak
Replies: 89
Views: 72835

Pint, thanks so much for taking the time to write that lesson about aging, I have also used your triac controller for my set up, now I'll use your charring method. When I grow up I want ot be just like Pint-o-shine.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Question about spraging (rincing?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

MT, I do about the same thing, but I have added sugar a few times, and not added it a few times. Question, do you add sugar to your mash before fermenting, if so how much???

Thanks The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: What temperature is best for aging spirits with toasted oak?
Replies: 29
Views: 8259

Back in the days of prohibition my dad’s cousin Raymond had a still, and as a kid I used to hear the old timers talk about seeing Raymond driving his model T truck around the back roads all day long, seemed he had barrels in the back of the truck, and he only did this when it was really hot outside....
by Bohunk
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malting Grain
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

I sure never intended this to be an argument over the safety of malting rye, but those of us who are wine makers understand the importance of keeping our equipment sterile, with sulfite. I am now convinced that keeping all my buckets, screens, etc sterile, I have no mold problems. I had to throw out...
by Bohunk
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Malting Grain
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Malting Grain

I have finished malting 50 lbs of corn, and I’m now working on 50 lbs of rye. I noticed that when the rye sprouts are just about the right length, mold starts growing, so I sprayed all my eq. with sulfite, and after seeing no ill effects I started spraying the grain with sulfite. I now use a spray b...
by Bohunk
Mon May 14, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: 1st run with immersion elements. Brown/black coating?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

AJ, I had the same thing happen to me when I first ran my boiler. First the element turned dark brown, then agter a couple runs it got more of a reddish color, then finally the element turned a bright clean copper color. I worried about the color, thought my element was burning up, but it finally di...
by Bohunk
Thu May 03, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Let's talk about pitching turbo yeast.
Replies: 16
Views: 7826

Your right, turbo yeast has several different things in it to help the yeast survive in high alcohol levels. One of these is diammounim phosphate(DAP), so you can some times get by using a lesser yeast, and adding a lot of DAP. Saving back some of your turbo yeast, as your own culture will work, but...
by Bohunk
Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Bought a new barrel today..now what??
Replies: 9
Views: 2447

Uncle Jesse, I put my gallons in the freezer at night, and out where it's warm in the day time. You can bet my wife is thrilled with that arrangement, but a good wife is easier to get than good whiskey! I also have some toasted oak chips in each gallon, would it be best to cask UJSM right out of the...
by Bohunk
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Bought a new barrel today..now what??
Replies: 9
Views: 2447

Thanks for all the advise guys. And CoopsOz that is a great article about barrels, between looking at your avatar and reading your info, I may have just had a spermatic period!! But at my age, I'm not sure any more. The lady on the garage sale said her husband was a wine maker, and when she said $5....
by Bohunk
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Personal age
Replies: 39
Views: 9235

Well I'm 68, and still going strong. Come on all you old farts and register, lets get those numbers up. That may be the only thing we can get up, but we can show all those young 50 year old whip snappers who we are.

The Bohunk
by Bohunk
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Bought a new barrel today..now what??
Replies: 9
Views: 2447

Bought a new barrel today..now what??

I found a five gallon oak barrel on a garage sale, bought it for $5.00. I took the bung out and smelled inside, I only smell oak, no wine, no sulphur, no vinegar, no nothing, just oak. I shined a flash light in the hole, and the wood seems like new, it is not charred, but the wood looks really good....
by Bohunk
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: What have you named your still?
Replies: 18
Views: 3801

Pint that is one beautiful piece of work, I think it should have a female name it is just to pretty to be "THUMPER". I'm an old man and haven't been excited in years, but when I looked at the picture, I think I got a wet spot in my shorts. By the way, my voltage dimmer is built on your design is kin...
by Bohunk
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Condensor Pump Size
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

There is a company in Calif. that sell everyting cheap. Check out harborfreight.com, do a search for pumps. They have small submersible pumps for $7.49 up to about $30.00 all about 100 GPM, boy that is a lot of water, for not much money.
by Bohunk
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Holy Shit, I'm not alone, there are others out there!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Holy Shit, I'm not alone, there are others out there!!

I have stumbled upon this group, and am amazed at the number of you, and the info there is here. I have been "lurking" for a couple weeks, picking up lots of tips, and want to thank every one for sharing with the world their secrets. I built a still more than a year ago, then got sick and did nothin...