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by RevSpaminator
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: First batch from the new supplier....Liquid Brown Sugar?
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: First batch from the new supplier....Liquid Brown Sugar?

As long as it doesn't have any preservatives that would hinder fermentation, give it a try.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: An issue of safety...
Replies: 74
Views: 8627

Re: An issue of safety...

I believe many of these questions would be pushed to the state level. The Feds say very little about the first 200 gallons of beer or wine. Besides, for all the things that are regulated, it is still surprising to see what isn't. Chemicals in plastic food containers are only regulated AFTER problems...
by RevSpaminator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Interested in speaking to people on the Art of Distilling
Replies: 163
Views: 13458

Re: Interested in speaking to people on the Art of Distillin

Y' know - the more I think on it, the more the real art is in the ferment - and perhaps ageing. I pretty much figured out how to "Distill" within the first run. Took another 2 or so to dial it in. The ferment however - now that is something else. There is so much to screw up. Even if the recipe is ...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Has one seen this
Replies: 28
Views: 1344

Re: Has one seen this

Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? After just a few appointments, we should get to the root cause of your hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). Seriously though, I think the Oxy clean is up to some wonky magic. Won't be using that stuff again will ya? If you or someone you love...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: woodshed
Replies: 213
Views: 6479

Re: woodshed

Woodshed,

Here's to a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself and don't be too stubborn to let Holly take care of you. :)

Best wishes.
by RevSpaminator
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Sanitizers
Replies: 47
Views: 1905

Re: Sanitizers

MitchyBourbon wrote:Bleach is not known to be a good yeast nutrient nor is it a considered a good liquor essence.
Dang. So much for my Nirvana tribute blend. :)
by RevSpaminator
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Rice Vodka attempt
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: My first Rice Vodka attempt

I turned my upright freezer into a fridge with a temp controller. I think I will use that to cold crash for a few days then syphon off the top. unless you think it would be more beneficial to strain? Racking (siphoning) is a far better method than straining... You can never strain yeast out of a wa...
by RevSpaminator
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Rice Vodka attempt
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: My first Rice Vodka attempt

I tried something similar last summer with all rice and liquid enzymes. I used a 50lb bag and cooked the rice in the oven. I had to steam it it in 4 batches. I got good conversion and smooth vodka but man oh man was it a bitch to strain out the remaining rice fibers. The enzymes just shredded the r...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: My first Rice Vodka attempt
Replies: 35
Views: 1862

Re: My first Rice Vodka attempt

I tried something similar last summer with all rice and liquid enzymes. I used a 50lb bag and cooked the rice in the oven. I had to steam it it in 4 batches. I got good conversion and smooth vodka but man oh man was it a bitch to strain out the remaining rice fibers. The enzymes just shredded the ri...
by RevSpaminator
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: How Much Likker Did Ya Give Out This Holiday Season?
Replies: 27
Views: 942

Re: How Much Likker Did Ya Give Out This Holiday Season?

I give some away but only to close family.
by RevSpaminator
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Booner's Casual All Corn
Replies: 531
Views: 83732

Re: Booner's Casual All Corn

Just want to say thanks again to Woodshed for turning us on to this recipe. I've been sipping my first batch tonight and put up a few bottles as gifts to close family. It aged very nicely on toasted apple wood. Thanks again and merry Christmas.
by RevSpaminator
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: fluidized
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: fluidized

It's basically the process of forcing a fluid (liquid or gas) through a solid material that is granular, like sand or grain, with enough force and turbulence that the solid material starts to behave like fluid. The constant mixing ensures an even temperature throughout the material. A simple example...
by RevSpaminator
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Don't tell, don't sell, don't Kickstarter?
Replies: 49
Views: 1645

Re: Don't tell, don't sell, don't Kickstarter?

He'd better set up another kickstarter for attorney fees. Real identity, with a picture, and admits to violating federal and probably state laws too? How does he think he's going to get a distillery licensed after that? I think this guy is beyond our help.
by RevSpaminator
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US
Replies: 544
Views: 47076

Re: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US

That's surprising about the stores. All the brew shops in my area may not talk a lot about it but they keep distillation supplies on their shelves.
by RevSpaminator
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Legalization of Home Distilling
Topic: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US
Replies: 544
Views: 47076

Re: Legalizing Hobby Distilling in the US

One place the HDA should look for support is through home brewers and their suppliers. Most here started as home brewers and for every one of us there are probably 100 more who would love to try taking it to the next level. Also, your local HBS could only stand to gain if they could sell more distil...
by RevSpaminator
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: An apology to all members
Replies: 193
Views: 5186

Re: An apology to all members

woodshed wrote:That's not true. Depends on the product and lately even those lines are being blurred. Propylene Glycol in Americas new favorite shot? Which is labeled as a whiskey. Whiskey? Not by the way the regs read.
Amazing what a few cinnamon sticks can do to cover up shitty booze.
by RevSpaminator
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Over the Counter "White Dog"
Replies: 120
Views: 11516

Re: Over the Counter "White Dog"

I've only tried one over the counter White Dog, all grain, and I wasn't impressed. I was touring a nearby distillery and called the guy out on the heads he left in the drink. He mumbled something about premium priced grains and profitability. I've had good luck with both sugar heads and all grain. I...
by RevSpaminator
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Sugar price check
Replies: 61
Views: 8195

Re: Sugar price check

If he's coming in at right under 10k, regularly, they might file a Suspicious Activity Report.
by RevSpaminator
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 25
Views: 503

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow I'll cook a traditional stuffed turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes. I made fresh cranberry sauce and of course and a little snake oil for whatever ails folks. :)

I don't go for experimental cooking on thanksgiving. There are 364 other days in the year to mess around in the kitchen.
by RevSpaminator
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Whole corn prices
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Whole corn prices

I saw some cheap deer corn at Wally World and stopped to check the ingredients. It had .001% of a couple 20 syllable compounds and a notice not to feed to livestock. I decided that was a line I wouldn't cross. If they aren't sure it's safe for our animals then I'm better off just spending a couple m...
by RevSpaminator
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: My 1st Outrageous Success!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: My 1st Outrageous Success!!!

What a difference aging makes. Now if I could only keep out of my stash that long. 3 months is the most I've ever made it.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: "Ocean" organic vodka
Replies: 19
Views: 2164

Re: "Ocean" organic vodka

Deep ocean mineral water...how do you desalinate water and retain the minerals? Or is it salty vodka? :)

Sounds like overpriced sugar shine to me.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Lees from Booner's to start UJSSM
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Lees from Booner's to start UJSSM

To add to acfixer's comment, it might would work better than regular cracked corn since its fibers were torn up by the enzymes used for conversion. I'm just about to give it a try myself.
by RevSpaminator
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Hillbillys got nothin' on Mr. Coffey
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: Hillbillys got nothin' on Mr. Coffey

I might need to run a few batches to really get the hang of how it works. Guess I'd better bring some extra bottles. :)
by RevSpaminator
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Home-made whiskey?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Home-made whiskey?

Chen_Stormstout wrote:MODERN-DAY SNAKE OIL 07.28.14
I take issue with that! My Snake Oil is hand crafted and aged on apple wood for as long as I can stand to wait. :)
by RevSpaminator
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Cachaca
Replies: 84
Views: 18743

Re: Cachaca

I am thinking of making my husband a special surprise batch of cachaca for his upcoming birthday. Im lucky that living in South Florida I have access to a ton of fresh pressed juice from our sugar cane mills. You are very lucky to have a source of fresh pressed cane juice. I suggest experimenting w...
by RevSpaminator
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: cooler weather yeast selection
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: cooler weather yeast selection

If you are going to be fermenting in cooler weather you might want to research lagering on some homebrew sites. The yeast strains work better at colder temps but the process is slow. But if you can be patient the payoff is a smoother ferment and less heads to remove.
by RevSpaminator
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Want to make a mash tun
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: Want to make a mash tun

I use a 35 gal hdpe barrel covered in Reflectix insulation. I can maintain a temp for hours and mash a whole bag of grain at once. I just mash and then ferment on the grain. Drain can be whatever is safe and works for you.
by RevSpaminator
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What are you all using for fermenters.
Replies: 37
Views: 3175

Re: What are you all using for fermenters.

I use a couple 35 gal hdpe drums I covered with reflectix insulation . I ONLY mash and ferment in them. I was worried about heat loss but I find I can hold near constant a temperature for hours in one of those things. One less thing to worry about when doing all grain.
by RevSpaminator
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New around here.
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: New around here.

Ok, I did a forum search in regards to glass issues and couldn't find very much information other than glass is subject to possible breakage from rapid temperature change and that mason jars are not good for thumpers. What is red flag about lab glass? I have worked in the labware manufacturing indu...