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by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Double distill/refux/ reflux as pot.
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Double distill/refux/ reflux as pot.

Before I banged out a liebig for pot stilling, mainly stripping, I ran my LM reflux head in hybrid mode by mounting over a short packed column... I'd run in reflux mode for equilibrium, would take off foreshots and heads, then open the take off valve wide open for pot still mode for the hearts... Th...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My first Build - Simple Pot still
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: My first Build - Simple Pot still

This is a test post to test smaller picture upload. <SNIP> Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk I guess you didn't read my previous post, or you somehow think your method is magically going to work... Upload directly to the HD server... Turn off the Apps Ad for Tapatalk... You're still trying to "lin...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: VA stopped my pain meds
Replies: 64
Views: 3464

Re: VA stopped my pain meds

The whole deal sucks Shady ut I'm curious why you had to have a thc test ? Was it a work related drug test or police roadside drug test or something ? I was at home, fell off a latter and broke my arm. Went to the emergency room and a blood test was done. Unless you went to a VA hospital, and your ...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Is This Salvagable?
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Is This Salvagable?

Hopefully, the keg isn't ruined... If you didn't get the inside hot enough to induce rusting, which might be treatable by passivating the stainless steel, you should be good to go... Just need to learn a little patience in the hobby and/or get a better heat source...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Please Everyone Pray For My Mom
Replies: 50
Views: 2753

Re: Please Everyone Pray For My Mom

Hang in there, MoonBreath...!!! It's not easy watching our elderly parents deteriorate... Or ourselves for that matter... No matter how bad you may feel just keep in mind that this is the natural order of things and none of us will make it out of this life alive... I came to terms with the fact that...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Maintaining outside of still
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Maintaining outside of still

Natural patina...!!!
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Turbo 500 Still.
Replies: 87
Views: 85188

Re: Turbo 500 Still.

I was having an issue with my T500, not getting full 3+ liters from my 23ltr wash, and very slow. Seems the problem was defective thermometer, ready 5 degrees more than actual temperature, fortunately I had another electronic thermometer and problem solved, thought I would pass this on to others wh...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from the Canada.
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Greetings from the Canada.

Greetings, p9000... As you do your research here you will discover that you cannot make accurate cuts by temperature, volume, or %ABV... Whether that fact shortens your interest in the hobby remains to be seen... It's gonna be kinda hard to be an inventor in a hobby you have no real experience in......
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Building my first copper still
Replies: 277
Views: 18482

Re: Building my first copper still

What do you salty-dogs use for your first sacrificial runs? Birdwatchers, in the Tried and True Recipe forum is a good reliable sugarhead for sacrificial runs... My All Bran recipe would be another... Pick any Tried and True that is cheap and easy to make and the pain of tossing the resulting spiri...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Parent Site Issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Parent Site Issue?

Server upgrades reset the default index page to index.html instead of index.php... Uncle Jesse or Husker will make the nedded adjustment... If you want to access it beforehand, manually enter http://homedistiller.org/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow in your add...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My first Build - Simple Pot still
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: My first Build - Simple Pot still

Upload your images directly to the HD server rather than linking to external images... Tapatalk doesn't work for images and you're not seeing the error on your dumbphone... Please refer to the Image Uploading and Posting Etiquette topic in the Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpful Hints subforum......
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Needing a filler cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Needing a filler cap

Perhaps a stainless ball valve might be a better option ? - This one looks as though it will come apart such that it woud be all I need to clamp it through a suitable hole. and it supposedly is stainless and PTFE. I'm going to buy a 1" one - I'll let you know. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-ST...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Hello!

Mikey-moo, take a look at when this topic was started...!!! July 7, 2012...!!! If the OP hasn't figured things out by now, he never will... :lolno:
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Makers Bill
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Makers Bill

note, could not get a good PH reading, with all the crap floatign about in the mash, I have a ph test that you add a solution to a sample of the mash, hard to see the proper colour with suspended bits of corn in there, I added the shell of two eggs to counter act the PH if it got to low. .............
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: difference between using corn sugar and corn
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: difference between using corn sugar and corn

Corn sugar is, well, sugar... Flaked corn is, well, corn... Corn is mainly starch and that starch needs to be converted into sugar using enzymes - unless raw corn kernels are malted... So the guy at the brew shop wasn't really telling the truth, but probably doesn't know any better... He's just a sa...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Ugh...
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Ugh...

Greetings, trbig67... Our forum, our rules... During registration you were instructed to make an introductory post before posting elsewhere... Now that you've somewhat introduced yourself you can post elsewhere... Other than complaining, why not give us an actual introduction... Your experience, goa...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Which sweet feed
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

Re: Which sweet feed

Tractor Supply no longer stocks non-pelletized sweet feed from what I've heard... Once existing stock is depleted it will all be pelletized...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Apple brandy distillate with heavy acidic odour
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Apple brandy distillate with heavy acidic odour

If you don't find the spirits acceptable just dilute to 30% - 40% and re-run... Don't go on another cleaning crusade, just a hot rinse should suffice...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Building my first copper still
Replies: 277
Views: 18482

Re: Building my first copper still

As an aside, I had an issue once where I was constantly blowing light bulbs in an apartment and discovered that the mains voltage was fluctuating between 127V and 134V... Bulbs rarely lasted 2 - 3 weeks before blowing... That's classic symptoms for a dirty neutral, on the power company's side. I us...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Which sweet feed
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

Re: Which sweet feed

The one without pellets... Other than that there is no right sweet feed... Corn, Oats, Barley, and Molasses... Pick your poison...!!! Er, I mean mix...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: looking for parrot plans
Replies: 12
Views: 3907

Re: looking for parrot plans

I am wanting to build a copper parrot and would appreciate any plans and parts list. Just look at any of the many member builds and decide how you want your to be... None were built from plans... There are just a few criteria that need to be adhered to for obvious reasons... * The main tube needs t...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Needing a filler cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Needing a filler cap

Members have posted many different types of fill ports over the years... Even a SS threaded nipple and end cap would work with a wrap or two of PTFE tape... Some members even use sanitary fittings and a tri-clamp... Lots of options...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Building my first copper still
Replies: 277
Views: 18482

Re: Building my first copper still

Don't expect to have full usage of the 5500 watts.. Not all 5500 watt elements produce 5500 watts.. I have 3 different 5500 watt element in use, and none produce 5500 watt as stated, but each one produce different wattage.. one has a maximum of 5355 watt on full, the other 2 have 5330 watt.. it is ...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Needing a filler cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Needing a filler cap

Pikey wrote:.............. 3 bolts and a ptfe type gasket ?.................
Not seeing that in the ad... I'm talking about the seal that keeps the filler leak-proof... That black, obviously not PTFE, seal ring...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Building my first copper still
Replies: 277
Views: 18482

Re: Building my first copper still

DBCFlash, you actually have full power now with the 470K potentiometer... Resistance is what reduces power, not increases... No need for the 500K potentiometer... The resistance/capacitance circuit the potentiometer is part of is used to delay the turn on time of the electric sine wave, shortening t...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Needing a filler cap
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Needing a filler cap

You really don't want a rubber/synthetic seal unless it's PTFE...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?

joeymac wrote:Well crap. All I have is this little bottle of CaCO3 I got from the brew shop... probably not even 3/4 cup total.
Back to the brew shop. :lol:
Give what you've got a go first... There are other options if incrementally adding what you have on hand doesn't do the trick...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?

Any idea about how much calcium carbonate needed to raise 22gal +1pH? I know that's a tough question to ask without knowing the buffering capacity of my water or wash... but any starting amounts based on my known ingredients? How much eggshells are you adding and are there any concerns about crushe...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?
Replies: 16
Views: 1958

Re: Stuck/Slow Ferment on a TPW/Birdwatchers style wash?

You can bump the pH up with the calcium carbonate and that's what I'd suggest first... Sugar washes are known to experience pH crashes... I have been adding crushed up egg shells in my washes... As for the yeast, I have done modified Birdwatchers/TPW's with bakers yeast many times at 14% potential w...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First still
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: First still

Please tell us your boiler is actually stainless steel and not aluminum... Kinda hard to tell in the photo...