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by punkin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: GIN CLIP
Replies: 12
Views: 6475

Re: GIN CLIP

Great simple idea.

I have quite a few large safety pins made from sticks of silver solder (in the fashion of longline/shark clips) to hang things like spanner sets ect on in my toolbox. could wind a couple up easy as pie from silver solder too :wink:
by punkin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My Reflux Design
Replies: 51
Views: 14075

Re: My Reflux Design

That would be pretty accurate, two packs from brewhause are more than enough for a 60" column.
by punkin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: enzymes info
Replies: 15
Views: 5520

Re: enzymes info

To buy from the likes of sigma-aldrich they want to see your corporate paperwork, call up your trade references, get copies of your business license and EIN numbers, pull a personal credit app, see a copy of your school transcripts including your kindergarten diploma, and finally photos of you in a...
by punkin
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Murky distillate after dilution
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Murky distillate after dilution

Airing
by punkin
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSM in 55 gal fermenter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: UJSM in 55 gal fermenter?

Get lots of 40 litre fermenters and put down lots of different recipes. I fiind four 60 litre fermenters filled to 40 for 1 charge of different things like rum and sugars and allgrains etc and a large ninety litre one filled to 70l for two ujsm strips keep me going and don't interfere with my homely...
by punkin
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: help please
Replies: 16
Views: 898

Re: help please

was going to post pics but can't figure out how to do that either[

Sorry, just can't help but laugh, it sounded funny...



Keep reading, you'll figure it out if that is your intention.
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: choice of still advice? (and other!)
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: choice of still advice? (and other!)

Very popular form of heat exchanger, probably the standard for tractors, vehicle hot water systems ect.

Used in the thors hammer still and others, there's some build pictorials here.
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM Valve question
Replies: 77
Views: 9139

Re: VM Valve question

I just amke the liebigs to handle stripping as well. I usually make a 3/4 x 1" liebig 800mm long unless someone specifies otherwise. That's to handle 2400 watts.

I don't know if it's too much, but i do know it's more than enough :wink:
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 516
Views: 173220

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

Yeah, sure barney, the fast fermenter is to feed the neutral still. The rum wash runs as it runs, 3 or 4 days on the first iteration then gradually slowing further with each new gen till 4 or 5 when it starts to stick. your rum may well be much better than mine, dunno. I do keep careful records and ...
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: safe use of radiator???
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: safe use of radiator???

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Please people.
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: choice of still advice? (and other!)
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: choice of still advice? (and other!)

You may not call it stupid piece of shit, you probably should name it a shotgun condensor.


Won't work properly on the horizontal
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mauri Distillers Yeast
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Mauri Distillers Yeast

So soon ?

Was hoping for a longer, more complex journey.
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSM in 55 gal fermenter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: UJSM in 55 gal fermenter?

Dunder is right. 55 gal say 48 gallon ferment...say 40 gallon of wine (leave room for the grain) that's four runs. Four runs will give ya say 50 litres of strip, that's three spirit runs for every two cycles of your drum :o :o so every month you'll have to do 8 strip runs and three spirit runs and t...
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"
Replies: 516
Views: 173220

Re: Pugi's Rum or "Pugirum"

Said it before, but I'll say it again; rum doesn't need -any- nutrients. Everything the yeast need is in the molasses. Nutrients (as in yeast bomb) change my mollasses wash from a 2 week ferment to a 3-4 day ferment. Maybe the wash i make (pinto's fast fermenter) with my feed mollasses doesn't need...
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM Valve question
Replies: 77
Views: 9139

Re: VM Valve question

well i finally got all the pieces gathered for this and began assembling today. its basically exactly like the one pictured on the first page of this thread, only on a 2" column how long should the liebig be for 1/2 X 3/4 ?? There is calculators on the main site, you just enter your heat input in.
by punkin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who are the Aussies here?
Replies: 148
Views: 27576

Re: Who are the Aussies here?

I bought a box and a heatsink and gave the basic controller that Alice gave me to an electrician to put together. Does that count?

It was one of the burst fire ones the link to which has been posted here quite a few times. Google sutronics burst fire might get ya there.
by punkin
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Mauri Distillers Yeast
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Mauri Distillers Yeast

Hi, I believe Mauri yeasts are manufactured in Queensland, Australia. Email me direct as I am going to find out exactly where they are situated.my email address: janooms@gotalk.net.au Best Regards, Jan. Excellent! A Quest!!! I love quest's, please keep us updated on how you are going with this exce...
by punkin
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: UJSM
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: UJSM

If you run too early while there is still unfermented sugars in there you will get the strongest burnt caramel taste imaginable through your spirit. Nothing short of refluxing at 95+ will remove it.

If you're looking for a reason not to do it, try it once...if it burns you'll need no more convincing.
by punkin
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 1 1/2" column
Replies: 22
Views: 2808

Re: 1 1/2" column

Advice being that you have a very beautiful little still there that should suit you nicely. It will behave very differently with alchohol rather than water, and differently again loaded with stripped wash rather than just wash. Use it a couplea times and then see if you have problems, i doubt you'll...
by punkin
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Cheap Homebrew?
Replies: 46
Views: 21304

Re: Cheap Homebrew?

So long as you're happy with that, that's all that counts.
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: clearing rum wash
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: clearing rum wash

If the trouble you're talking about is foaming. it can be eliminated with the addition of a teaspoon of canola oil to the charge without altering flavour.

Some say butter works as well, but i'm not allowed to have big fat butter in the house.
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Mile Hi Stills or other suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: Mile Hi Stills or other suggestions?

Thanks for all the guidance...I really appreciate it...I've been looking at Manu's stuff and really thinking about placing an order...However, I was wondering what is the estimated cost of his custom made equipment? Not looking for exacts, just to see if it's even in my possible price range... Only...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Question about heating the kettle
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Question about heating the kettle

one other clarification.. the cauldron of hot water is 30-40 gallons... the actual still that I expect to use will probably be a beer keg or smaller, depending on what I can find. by the way, is there a recommended or maximum length for the copper condenser? I will make my coil to the standard spec...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Will I have a problem with my gate valve?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Will I have a problem with my gate valve?

They are ball valves. I was hoping that I could use them as ball valves. Would I be able to regain the control I need if I cut the ball valve off and placed a needle valve at the end of the T coming off my condenser. Will my current set up be better than a regular pot still? Or do you think it woul...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Mile Hi Stills or other suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: Mile Hi Stills or other suggestions?

Manu will custom build to what you want. Tell him you want an interchangeable stripping/potstil head to go with your vm column and that's what he'll build. Pack it with copper mesh and you will have the topline in the current state of play, designed in a modular fashoin to do everything you want to ...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rolled Barley
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Rolled Barley

Thats good to know about the Barley thanks punkin I didn't actually look too far into the rye but I'll call them tomorrow and see how much and what sort! I may also be able to get rye through work...I know I can get kibbled rye...is that any good for the fermenting? When i googled 'kibbled rye' it ...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Rolled Barley
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Rolled Barley

You're steam rolled barley will be fine David, i use it all the time. good in ujsm with other grains and excellent as an allgrain ferment. May as well get a big bag too, probably only $20-24 for a 40 kg bag.. Tell me more about the 45kg bags of rye? is it rye grass seed or rye berry grain? How much?...
by punkin
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: plugging a hole
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: plugging a hole

Or a flange and triclover blank end.

Why do you need a 3" fill port?

mines 3/4 and works just fine with a six inch wide copper funnel shoved through the ball valve.
by punkin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12715

Re: Prayers wanted

My wish is for your tidings to get progressively better.






Not one for praying, but putting positive thoughts your way.
by punkin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Distilling Carrot Wine - is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Distilling Carrot Wine - is it worth it?

On the upside your propensity for recreation will rise, although i think your style may take a crashdive. :mrgreen: