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by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stirring the mash ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Stirring the mash ?

Read a boatload of mashing threads. Don't recall anyone mentioning the time spent stirring irregardless of the grains involved.It was more about protocol ie: temp, cook time and holding at temps. Plenty of descriptions of equipment used though. I can assure you that if you do an all grain using the...
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stirring the mash ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Stirring the mash ?

How much time is actually spent stirring the mash ? If you don't want you mash scorched, pretty much constantly for however long you cook the grains... Would you like to stir porridge for 90 minutes straight even if you're healthy...??? Still trying to nail it down into hours/minutes. This shouldn'...
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Stirring the mash ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Stirring the mash ?

Blarney Stoned wrote:How much time is actually spent stirring the mash ?
If you don't want you mash scorched, pretty much constantly for however long you cook the grains... Would you like to stir porridge for 90 minutes straight even if you're healthy...???
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Building my first copper still
Replies: 277
Views: 18518

Re: Building my first copper still

DBCFlash, I have two carboys fermenting in the kitchen as I type this and we never smell much of anything at all... Right now one is corn meal and the other is barley, oats, and wheat... Birdwatchers should only smell like CO2 if anything at all...
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Multiple Simultaneous Fermentations, Recipes & Efficiency
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Multiple Simultaneous Fermentations, Recipes & Efficienc

There will always be some waste to get rid of, whether doing all grain mashes or sugarheads... Several members reuse their grains from all grain mashes to make a sugarhead... Or, as with UJSSM, they do multi-generation runs which result in less residual waste per batch... There are plenty of ways to...
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Humming/Buzzing Hot Plate
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: Humming/Buzzing Hot Plate

If you are referring to the bit about the GFCI and cord connections, go get an electrical degree plus 12 years of industrial electrical experience and then come talk crap. Calm down there, poncho...!!! No need un-necessarily getting you shorts in a bunch... Your signature doesn't state your credent...
by rad14701
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Ultra sound aging
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Ultra sound aging

Have you read about the experiments that members here have performed...??? We've had more than a few discussions on the subject...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: Running a column still

TedL, please upload you images directly to the HD server instead of relying on external hosting... This is becoming an exhausting daily task to get new members to host locally... When you use external hosts those hosts invariably make changes and all externally hosted images are lost forever, rende...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Digging up dreams of a flute
Replies: 40
Views: 3820

Re: Digging up dreams of a flute

TedL, please upload you images directly to the HD server instead of relying on external hosting... This is becoming an exhausting daily task to get new members to host locally... When you use external hosts those hosts invariably make changes and all externally hosted images are lost forever, render...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Running a column still
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: Running a column still

TedL, please upload you images directly to the HD server instead of relying on external hosting... This is becoming an exhausting daily task to get new members to host locally... When you use external hosts those hosts invariably make changes and all externally hosted images are lost forever, render...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Brew Room Tours Forum section?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Brew Room Tours Forum section?

bhh wrote:Is there a part of this site where people post photos and give virtual tours of their brew rooms? I'd love to see other people's setups.
Yes... Probably has "shed" in the topic title... Too busy at the moment to do your searching for you though...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 5 Gallon Keg
Replies: 23
Views: 4014

Re: 5 Gallon Keg

Thanks for the input everyone. I think what I will plan on doing is keep an eye open for a 1/4 keg. Currently, I only will be able to run a 1500w element. However the wife and I plan on building a smaller house later this year with a 200amp box. Though we will only need about half of that amperage ...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: I need some guidance
Replies: 19
Views: 1216

Re: I need some guidance

We're gonna turn you into a stripper yet... :twisted:
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Digging up dreams of a flute
Replies: 40
Views: 3820

Re: Digging up dreams of a flute

Got my drain adapters soldered on and holes drilled and almost got drop in and cap assemble completed. I had ordered a glass holesaw from china somewhere hoping I could cut some glass discs for sightglass. Didn't work so well, at least on picture frame glass. Maybe someone else has found a better s...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Sweet Feed wash!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: My first Sweet Feed wash!!

Ok rain that sounds good to me and that's what I will do. The story behind my "small" still is my girlfriend knew I was thinking about getting into making likker so she surprised me with a still for Christmas. So I have to use this for a while so I don't hurt her feelings... So today is day five an...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?

What doesn't kill you just allows you to get one day closer to your inevitable death... :twisted:

You can live your life as it comes or you can live your life like a deer in headlights, worrying yourself to death about what's going to kill you... :think:
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:02 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

i was asking if i could use corn sugar instead of flaked corn While that wasn't the actual question originally asked, the answer is yes if you are working on a sugarhead wash... What is the recipe in question...??? Knowing as many details as possible will yield far better answers than an ambiguous ...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?

Call your county as they should be able to test your water... But let's back up a bit... Why do you think there is lead in your water or in your distilled spirits...??? Do you have lead pipes...??? Are you on municipal water in an area that has been in the news recently...??? Did you use the wrong s...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Labs for analyzing product for lead and other nasties?

You can do your own basic lead testing if you think your still contains lead... Just get a lead test kit from most any paint store, or perhaps even your local cooperative extension office... If you think there may be lead in your water then submit a sample to the county health department... It costs...
by rad14701
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: getting equipment together
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: getting equipment together

I did read that, however it slipped my mind when I posted this. I will fix this and edit the post hopefully by the end of the day. please forgive my failure to follow the photo posting procedures, I will attempt to refrain from screwing up in the future. Rad...... I deleted the picture that was pos...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: From Delaware
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: From Delaware

If you know the email address you used the last time you registered, whether still current or not, Bushman or Tater should be able to search by that as well... Use PM rather than posting in public view... Oh, and welcome back...!!! :thumbup: Yes it's not the same email I tried that. I figured you h...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Inventors?
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Inventors?

<SNIP> Not to mention a few of the calculators I have written for homedistiller.org managing to make it onto several other distillation sites without permission... Kinda tough to put a copyright within the code without losing anonymity... You could copyright it to the site itself? I believe I did o...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: From Delaware
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: From Delaware

If you know the email address you used the last time you registered, whether still current or not, Bushman or Tater should be able to search by that as well... Use PM rather than posting in public view...

Oh, and welcome back...!!! :thumbup:
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Question about an antique
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Question about an antique

Bushman wrote:I agree Rad about the amount of heat but the inside of the trays look like they held some type of corrosive material.
That's why I was thinking lye soap... :idea:
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Too much?

Andygr85 wrote:Its all ACR type L copper.
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by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: 5 Gallon Keg
Replies: 23
Views: 4014

Re: 5 Gallon Keg

A 5 gallon boiler charge will take ~1 hour to bring up to temperature using a 1500W element... Virtually any stainless steel vessel can be made into an adequate boiler... All of mine are made from stock pots in 2, 3, 4, and 7.5 gallon sizes... The 3 and 7.5 can be run on either gas or electric at 12...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Inventors?
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Inventors?

I've had a couple inventions/ideas stolen and marketed but never put any to market myself... One was a modified/redesigned automotive component that I came up with while working for Chrysler Corporation that someone else stole credit for... I should have been compensated $500 for that concept... The...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Drinking High Proof Spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Drinking High Proof Spirits

Why does the liquor store sell 100 & 150 proof it is not supposed to drank? Cinnamon schapps is one I like at 100 proof as a shipping shot. Nothing wrong with 100 proof spirits... It's when you get into the 110 - 120 proof range that you shouldn't drink it straight... If you look on a bottle of hig...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My first Build - Simple Pot still
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: My first Build - Simple Pot still

I didn't think anything "magic" was going to happen. someone previously mentioned that my images were too big, so I substantially reduced the image quality on my phone and tried again. No magic. Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk phpBB, the software that runs these forums, cannot determine the size...
by rad14701
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Question about an antique
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Question about an antique

That unit wouldn't produce enough heat do much of anything with gold... I'd be more inclined to think it was used in a kitchen years ago... Soap, candles, or canning come to mind...