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by firewater69
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Average Agitator rpm for Bourbon Mashing/Chilling?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Average Agitator rpm for Bourbon Mashing/Chilling?

Gear drives are the bomb, no slowing down at all.
by firewater69
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Average Agitator rpm for Bourbon Mashing/Chilling?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Average Agitator rpm for Bourbon Mashing/Chilling?

My paddle is curved on the bottom to match the keg and I run it about 1/8" off of the bottom, I think mash paddle design is very important, mine has a slight twist which really churns the grain pretty good. I do believe the paddle needs to be close to the bottom but not touching, besides once the co...
by firewater69
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Decanters
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: Decanters

Very nice cranky.
by firewater69
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: automatic mash pot
Replies: 14
Views: 1810

Re: automatic mash pot

It works great for corn, after my corn is done and cools down ( usually overnight) I add the rest of my grains and water and do a step mash, then sparge. I generally do between 32-35 lbs of grain total depending on the recipe and have never had any trouble with it.
by firewater69
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Work horse mash mixer
Replies: 41
Views: 2844

Re: Work horse mash mixer

Nice set up!! I built one a while back, I'm spoiled now.
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 2#p7351588
by firewater69
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Fermentation to Distillation Time Frame
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Fermentation to Distillation Time Frame

I have to agree with cranky, it's done when it's done and if you use an air lock it can keep for a while.
by firewater69
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Where to get seal for ss pot
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Where to get seal for ss pot

Chrisp1 wrote:Or how is it recommended to seal the lid?
HD Google search is your friend, several ways to skin that cat.
by firewater69
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Dunder pit infections
Replies: 215
Views: 15476

Re: Dunder pit infections

I kept my pit for about two years, it was infected there are pics on here somewhere I think, I started out boiling the dunder to kill it before adding to my ferment, then i got brave and tried it, never had a problem. I've added it to low wines as well, I couldn't tell any real difference in flavor.
by firewater69
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Moonshine Over Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Moonshine Over Montana

Your in the right place, welcome.
by firewater69
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Dunder pit infections
Replies: 215
Views: 15476

Re: Dunder pit infections

Great thread, I miss my dunder pit, I'll have to get going on another one soon. I see a lot of talk on adding dunder to your spirit runs but have any of you folks tried adding it to the ferment? http://ww.homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=58866#p7368416" onclick="window.open(this.href);re...
by firewater69
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 363
Views: 55937

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Twisted Brick wrote:Damn, firewater! Nice rigs!

Seeing as how I'm hopelessly attracted to round girls, you can tell I like the looks of your full-figured boiler! How does she run? 20 gal?

Thanks for posting!

TB
Thanks and yep she's a 20 to the welded seam, leaves plenty of headroom.
by firewater69
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Coyotey's ACME Rocket powered CM Still
Replies: 41
Views: 2984

Re: Coyotey's ACME Rocket powered CM Still

Lots of work has been expense in the project, nice work so far.. and best of luck with your endeavor.. down the road, you will realize that the advise provide was well meant.. the CM is just a little better than a pot still setup or a glorified pot sitll at best with limited control abilities.. but...
by firewater69
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 363
Views: 55937

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Someday I'll build a flute but for now these girls keep me busy.
my still .jpg
by firewater69
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Oop's! another newbie mistake with a Parrot
Replies: 20
Views: 1595

Re: Oop's! another newbie mistake with a Parrot

Is your input above your hydrometer?
by firewater69
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: BIRTHDAY WISHES
Replies: 1161
Views: 59666

Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES

Have a great day Uncle Jesse.
by firewater69
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: G type keg
Replies: 16
Views: 1383

Re: G type keg

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by firewater69
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: az. hell yes
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: az. hell yes

Welcome aboard.
by firewater69
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Post a photo of your fermenters
Replies: 30
Views: 3983

Re: Post a photo of your fermenters

Oldvine Zin wrote:I have a few brutes that I used to use as fermenters, now they are for grain storage. I use this now
fermentor.JPG
75 gal and for a sugar wash I can just pump out of the bottom :D

OVZ
Very nice! Now that's a fermenter.
by firewater69
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Post a photo of your fermenters
Replies: 30
Views: 3983

Re: Post a photo of your fermenters

sltm1 wrote:Firewater69, I've got the same as you,but never fill them over 9 gallons to allow for expansion as the mash ferments. Got mine off ebay years ago.
I ferment off the grain and never had a problem with head space.
by firewater69
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone familiar with se okla.
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

Re: Anyone familiar with se okla.

I live in the NE corner of okieland, about 1.5-2 hours or so from Heavener, it's pretty country down that way.
by firewater69
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: Post a photo of your fermenters
Replies: 30
Views: 3983

Re: Post a photo of your fermenters

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I do 13 gallon batches in these, one of the best investments I've made.
by firewater69
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: It's been a while

Thanks guys!
by firewater69
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Heating element - controller dilemmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Heating element - controller dilemmas

I run my 15 and 20 gallon boilers off of a 2k 110 element and it works fine if I had access to more power I would use it, faster heat up times would be nice.
by firewater69
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: It's been a while

Thanks all, I have truly missed everyone here, I have missed the hobby too. As for the divorce....... it's been a long time coming, so definitely a good thing, all the kids are grown and seen it coming as well. I was worried she might cause trouble but it's all good. Nope that's not my blog, do I ne...
by firewater69
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 8
Views: 429

It's been a while

Hey folks, I had to bail for a while due to a divorce but I'm back. I hid all my equipment and stayed under the radar for a while. I recently ran a batch of pear/ barley split brandy, it felt damned good to fire the ol gal up again! I've missed this hobby and this forum, glad to be back!!
by firewater69
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 38
Views: 3297

Re: Mushrooms

It's a little early here in Oklahoma but folks are starting to find them.
by firewater69
Thu May 05, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Deployment of Sugars
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Re: Deployment of Sugars

I do sorghum rum and for what it's worth I like a single run on my cm and I do use live dunder in the ferment. I usually run it at around 170 proof then age on on dried fruit and toasted white oak at 125. my ferments usually start around 1.090-1.10 and finish at a 1.020, maybe more unfermentables in...
by firewater69
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First Run CM Still
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: First Run CM Still

what a still to start out on! you'll get a handle on it pretty quick, cm's are great to run, I wish mine looked that nice.
by firewater69
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My boss is gonna be pissed (career change)
Replies: 118
Views: 9080

Re: My boss is gonna be pissed (career change)

I wish you the best Jed, hopefully your boss will understand since he started his business on similar terms. you'll do well! good luck brother!
by firewater69
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: intentionally infecting a ferment
Replies: 124
Views: 10791

Re: intentionally infecting a ferment

my experiment was a failure, it ended up smelling like a barnyard :sick: .