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by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Best yeast to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Best yeast to use?

I appreciate what you are saying but you really need to lighten up a touch. I'm in no hurry, I just wanted some friendly advice. I'm clearly in the wrong place. This is a site that is unsuitable for people who expect a friendly source of guidance from some extremely experienced and talented distill...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Best yeast to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Best yeast to use?

'Rad14701' There's no need to patronise. I have read your many many links and sifted through information. I don't need to be spoon fed, I was merely asking a question which I don't feel was clearly answered for me in the aforementioned texts. This attitude of yours does nothing to help aspiring dis...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: This is driving me nuts
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: This is driving me nuts

I can't think of a good reason to put water in the thumper for a flavored product. Who told you that was a good idea? No one said it was a good idea but if you read on here you get everything from plain water to feints to wash to whatever. I am learning by reading asking questions and trial and err...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: All corn mash procedure help…
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: All corn mash procedure help…

What still_stirrin said... The best advice I can give is to read several of the already active topics on all grain mashes as well as filtering topics... No need repeating perfectly good information in this or your other topic on the subject... You should have done the research before you ever starte...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Question About Making My Pressure Cooker Still...
Replies: 26
Views: 1685

Re: Question About Making My Pressure Cooker Still...

Step One: Get rid of the pressure cooker... Seriously, it sounds like you're putting the cart before the horse because if you've done enough research here in the forums, rather than YouTube and other sites, you'd know that a pressure cooker is not the right tool for the job... I'm not going to get i...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New here! Can't wait to start shining!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: New here! Can't wait to start shining!!!

Greetings, whiteboy... You keg question is beyond the scope of the Welcome Center and should be asked in a more appropriate forums, but only after expending ample efforts in researching for an answer in the forums first... Your question has most likely been adequately answered at least once if not s...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Parent Site Issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Parent Site Issue?

NCmechanic wrote:I'm using an Android cell phone what should I do?
Get a real computer... Or Google the Android support sites... My guess would be to goto your browser Apps settings page and empty cache...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Best yeast to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 2659

Re: Best yeast to use?

Hi there, sorry if I have missed this in the vast miriad of information available in this site. I have read as much as I can absorb. I am making a corn/sugar mash of 1lb of corn/sugar to 1 gallon of water. Could you tell me what is the ratio of. Bakers yeast that I need to use please? Thankyou and ...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Oh looky looky.
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Oh looky looky.

Could not embed the image. sorry. "Embedding" the image isn't the proper method... Scroll down and use the Upload Attachment button... Images should be directly uploaded to the HD server, not linked from external hosting sites... There are several topics in the Forum Rules, Notifications and Helpfu...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1064
Views: 159794

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

I want to see this magic pot still that can turn 43% into 95% after two runs...
by rad14701
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: NEW REFLUX CONDENSER DESIGN
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: NEW REFLUX CONDENSER DESIGN

The plans that your signature links to are not what I had in mind @rad14701. My idea was to replace a wrapped double helix coil at the top of a VM or LM COLUMN. Does it have enough surface area? Its 9" long and will be surrounded by copper mesh, open to the atmosphere on top. So you're thinking a l...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: new to thump keg idea, need advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: new to thump keg idea, need advice.

... Your cuts are as big as they need to be, not measured by volume, temperature, or proof... Let's be honest... are you really cutting fores by taste? No. We all take a certain amount, usually predefined, for fores. I'm not going to recommend newbies taste fores. And not everyone's strength is sme...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Vapor Infused Gin
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Vapor Infused Gin

From what I've read silicone is as good or the next best thing to PTFE. You didn't read that here... :problem: The term "silicone" is somewhat generic... Many different compositions, catalysts, temperature ratings, chemical tolerances, etc... That's why we frown on the use of silicone across the bo...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: This is driving me nuts
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: This is driving me nuts

You're going to drive yourself crazy until you realize that you get what you get... Far too many variables to think you should be able to get the exact same amount of spirits from the exact same recipe... I gave up on that concept many many years ago... Repeat after me, "You get what you get!"...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: hi everyone.
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: hi everyone.

Greetings, Uisce... You sure aren't setting the bar very high if your goal is to be able to recreate JD... With some practice it should be easy to make something better... You will understand that statement with more depth as you do your research here... Also, if you intend to make flavored spirits,...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: new to thump keg idea, need advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: new to thump keg idea, need advice.

Why would you...??? Foreshots are roughly based on the amount of boiler charge unless you also charge the thumper with wash, essentially increasing the overall charge volume... Your cuts are as big as they need to be, not measured by volume, temperature, or proof...
by rad14701
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Summer dellema.
Replies: 77
Views: 5616

Re: Summer dellema.

The marble is most likely there to force the vapor to the side walls of the reflux condenser and that would be its main purpose... It would impede vapor from flowing straight up the column without making contact with the condenser section wall...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 575
Views: 35274

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Not a lot of accumulation here yet but I can hardly see the house across the street most of the time right now... The SOH's 25 minute drive home took 70 minutes...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Still function question
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Still function question

Silicone gaskets are frowned upon here... If you have the still in hand you should see about swapping them out for PTFE...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Still function question
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Still function question

Hard to say what the center section is but it might be a small slobber box... What does that unit use for seals...??? Just my opinion but I think you may have "jumped on it" too quick...
by rad14701
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: VA stopped my pain meds
Replies: 64
Views: 3355

Re: VA stopped my pain meds

He didn't "talk" about it in detail, he merely made mention of the piss test... Drop it already...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Free shipping on 15-gallon plastic conical fermenters
Replies: 17
Views: 3074

Re: Free shipping on 15-gallon plastic conical fermenters

bhh wrote:Lot of hate here guys, too much for me.
Gonna move on, take care.
No hate... Just pointing out that it isn't always the way you see things... Kinda like the hate thing... Open your mind and you could learn a lot...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: NEW REFLUX CONDENSER DESIGN
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: NEW REFLUX CONDENSER DESIGN

It's called a "concentric"... See the link in my signature for an example... Unless your idea is different for some reason...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Build recommendations
Replies: 66
Views: 8092

Re: Build recommendations

defenitily not they just poped up as "recommended purchases" when i bought the 6" ferrule and tri-clamps.I'll buy the right gaskets before we get to the point of running it But here's the rub... Recommended by who and for what purpose...??? The devil is in the details... They, whoever they are, are...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Conical Fermentor Recipe Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Conical Fermentor Recipe Ideas

As stated, no notable difference in the shape of a fermentation vessel... I tried a conical once and still ended up racking wash out the top, down to the trub bed... There's no magic in a conical that keeps the trub from stirring into your wash if you try removing it out the bottom before removing t...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: VA stopped my pain meds
Replies: 64
Views: 3355

Re: VA stopped my pain meds

OK, sorry, when I did the search any discussion of this kind was frowned upon. Nice to know that it is ok under certain circumstance. Here is a list for future reference. <SNIP> He said he failed a piss test and no more... It is still against the rules to talk about the substance whether it is lega...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Free shipping on 15-gallon plastic conical fermenters
Replies: 17
Views: 3074

Re: Free shipping on 15-gallon plastic conical fermenters

Who cares if you catch shit about using garbage cans... That would be a good excuse to not have a bunch of moochers sucking down the rewards of your hard efforts... WTF do they know, anyway... This ain't no fashion show and you shouldn't be showing off to your so called friends anyway... Piss one of...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: VA stopped my pain meds
Replies: 64
Views: 3355

Re: VA stopped my pain meds

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rls=en-us&q=site:http://homedistiller.org/forum&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=T4mbWKHHBYGR0QTx443wDw#q=site:http:%2F%2Fhomedistiller.org%2Fforum+rule+%236 But it is ok on this occasion? "Prescription Opiods" are not illegal and not against Rule #6...!!! They are a c...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: VA stopped my pain meds
Replies: 64
Views: 3355

Re: VA stopped my pain meds

Talked to the VA Dr, His answer why they stopped my meds was real simple. They are cutting back on how much they prescribe. In the Dr's words, I have been using opiates "judicially" and only filling my monthly meds every 3 or 4 months. My guess is, after all these years, they finally gave up on try...
by rad14701
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whisky Bottle Labels
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Whisky Bottle Labels

Did you do a search for the existing bottle label topics...??? There are several so no need for yet another... Seek and Ye shall find...