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by punkin
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: plugging a hole
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: plugging a hole

In the process of build a boiler up on my pot still, I have decided to put a 3 ''diameter spout for filling and cleaning out the boiler, I need to find something so as to plug the hole air tight when I run the still, I don't want anything elaborate, I was thinking on a large Cork, have anyone got a...
by punkin
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Have a bottle here...
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: Have a bottle here...

Looks like a homemade label.

Bottle looks empty at the bottom of the pic and three quarters full at the top :roll:
by punkin
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Have a bottle here...
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: Have a bottle here...

It is just sitting here. I am not tampering with it. Read the last paragraph in my original post saying "I do not plan on drinking it nor does my dad" I made my above post asking what it may be, that is about all. Not really interested in taking it to an expert at this time, as it is not THAT impor...
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: VM Valve question
Replies: 77
Views: 9170

Re: VM Valve question

Yes, i use teflon tape.
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What's the highest safe alcohol percentage to drink straight
Replies: 61
Views: 12405

Re: What's the highest safe alcohol percentage to drink straight

That's the trouble...good neutral doesn't burn.... :roll:


A ten year old child could do what that kid in the video did. At 95+ it could well kill the child.
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Have a bottle here...
Replies: 24
Views: 4342

Re: Have a bottle here...

If it don't belong to you, best you leave it alone rather than tamper with it.

That's something that can never be undone.


As far as your quest for knowledge of it's history, that's a good thing, and something your father will appreciate.
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: getting even results across hearts
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: getting even results across hearts

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Yes, i have a ball valve on the pot.
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: getting even results across hearts
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: getting even results across hearts

Im curious as to how you would collect without doing this? ill get somewhere around 10-12L hearts output on a spirit run. you certainly cant collect this all into one container. I collect hearts into the 1L mason jars, air out, then cut and bottle. its roughly 1.25:1 to cut 95 down to 40 so i just ...
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??
Replies: 64
Views: 5268

Re: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??

LWTCS wrote:Dang punkin,
Just went through that whole thread and wow. That is a not a shed or shop. That is a facility!

Good for you.

I wonder why you did not respond to gooseye's question about an evac plan?
He told me in the thread to keep the answer to myself 8)
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Icelandic, Scandinavia, Viking Alcohols
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: Icelandic, Scandinavia, Viking Alcohols

I loved the akavit in Sweden and Norway when i was there years ago. The getting out the bottle with lunch and dinner for two or three shots during the meal is a great addition to digestion. Are caraway and dill the two main players Schnell? And is neutral the best spirit to use? Gunna have a go at t...
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Apple Varieties
Replies: 50
Views: 6003

Re: Apple Varieties

I find alot of the apple smell and flavor is in the heads. it's easy to throw away just with normal cuts. With a small alambic I made several batches (1x) that I combined and then diluted to about 50% to age on toasted apple wood chips. Some batches had less heads removed and contributed a great de...
by punkin
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: getting even results across hearts
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: getting even results across hearts

Interesting question with an easy solution.

The question will probably remain though as it's so uncommon to do.
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Overpowering oak taste
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Re: Overpowering oak taste

Do you want me to just submit my posts to you for approval or something tater? May as well not waste my time typing if your gunna go around deleting all my posts. I haven't said anything innaccurate, rude, provocative, against the rules or anything else. You're entitiled to edit whatever you say, bu...
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Whats the biggest UJSM anyone has run here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Whats the biggest UJSM anyone has run here?

Ok. I just reckon i'm still learning about the way Gonzo runs, and still being able to translate that knowledge into improvements in efficiancy, flavour and quality. I love doin that. I'm also doing other stuff than just watching the still while i'm in the shed, but i'm still payig attention, with s...
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??
Replies: 64
Views: 5268

Re: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5943

Thread on the build of my dedicated stillin shed.
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Whats the biggest UJSM anyone has run here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Whats the biggest UJSM anyone has run here?

This way I will hopefully be spending less time at the still (I hate running it every week) You've picked the wrong hobby i reckon. Not being fascinated by what you are doing is gunna slow down the learning process by a very long way. Think about people you've seen at work who hate their jobs, they...
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Overpowering oak taste
Replies: 22
Views: 2683

Re: Overpowering oak taste

Might wanna check out parent site under flavoring . Some good info there on charring .Lot of info ya see on here came from there . Everything i started doing came from either there or here. Then i just worked out what was good from what was rubbish and tried different ways to deal with the good bit...
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Internal botanical rack
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: Internal botanical rack

I probably still have a couple of those small baskets like i sent Blanik sitting on my bench at work... fermenterfilter1.jpg Same as that, but they i haven't yet drilled the big hole in the bottom. Blanik wanted one for doing the same thing, dunno if he used it yet, but you could ask him if it's sui...
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4" collum questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Re: 4" collum questions

Pretty sure i have an off cut of 150 in the yard somewhere.
by punkin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12740

Re: Prayers wanted

I hope the test prove to be nothing major and life resumes for ya's.
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Just starting out... looking for some advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Just starting out... looking for some advice.

I am not sure if you understood me right, My plan was to start out with this small 1 gallon water distiller, unless someone here had reason not too, and then at some point in the future upgrade to a full out 10 gallon column still. What I was wondering was if someone here had experience using one o...
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5451

Re: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?

Husker wrote:
punkin wrote:Two barrells are better than one. Engraving adds no value to the whiskey.
It might in a bar/brewery, IF the product ends up selling better, or for more $$$$.


H.

Sure husker, ok.



Great value adding, will be worth it on your 5 gallon barrel.



you're selling the whiskey are you rabeb2525?
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: my first ever rum
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: rum fermentation

Youre ferment is about finnished. it won't ferment to lower because of the unfermentables in the mollasses.


Try ale yeast for a good finnishing, quick yeast on rum.
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Will I have a problem with my gate valve?
Replies: 6
Views: 828

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

They do not appear to be gate valves. They look like ball valves with all the loss of adjustment that that implies. Needle valves are usually used in this application.


You won't have the control you need.
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Ethyl Carbamate and copper reaction
Replies: 31
Views: 10787

Re: Ethyl Carbamate and copper reaction

Has anyone ever actually tested the pH of the boiled wash after a run? Now I'm curious. We know it likes to be around four or five before fermenting, but if using too much backset makes a wash too acidic I'm guessing that it might be more acidic than a pH of 3 or 4. Then again that just might be mo...
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5451

Re: Rye whiskey, 5 gallon barrel worth it?

Two barrells are better than one. Engraving adds no value to the whiskey.









GetYourKidsToScibbleOnItWithCrayonsPunkin
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Difficulty finding a suitable boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Difficulty finding a suitable boiler

Go to an engineering shop that specialises in stainless and ask em to weld you up a square tank. Take a dimensioned drawing and tell em it's a custom radiator tank for your hotrod/tractor/steamengine.
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4" collum questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2400

Re: 4" collum questions

I'm with Mini on the 3", i won't be building another 50mm column for myself. 4" is more than i'd need though, i think it'd be a net loss for a hobby distiller, with the cost versus speed thing and definately wastefull on a 140 litre boiler. Now a 4" neck reducing to a 2" to 1" tapered condesor on a ...
by punkin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Materials Safety
Topic: Ethyl Carbamate and copper reaction
Replies: 31
Views: 10787

Re: Ethyl Carbamate and copper reaction

you have to regenerate your catalyst to keep it working. this means you need to remove the patina. Inside, not outside. a rinse with a weak acid, such as citric, will brighten the metal and allow the catalyst to function properly. Do ya reckon a weak acid like boiled wash would suffice?? MaybeRound...
by punkin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: rum fermentation
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: rum fermentation

blind drunk wrote:Hey Kazoo, my last wash took a couple of days of sparking and then all of a sudden it formed a cap. Cheers, BD.

You're mollasses wash formed a cap???

A cap of what?