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by TDick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1892
Views: 114429

Re: whats your music

acfixer69 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Jerry Reed and BB King
Cooler than the other side of the pillow.
by TDick
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: My agave spirit
Replies: 134
Views: 11075

Re: My agave spirit

I'm not interested in trying an agave from scratch, but I got a newsletter from BSG today that included this.
They sell Blue Agave Syrup:
The American Agave Spirit
by TDick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky
Replies: 121
Views: 30864

Re: Oat,Wheat,Rye Whiskey/whisky

madmace wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Maybe I missed it Dies anybody have a scaled down version
Maybe 5-10 gal mash
Thank you
I see that you are NOT a noob.
One of the first things I learned it takes just a little more effort to make a large enough mash for 3-4 stripping runs for a good spirit run.

Plus, it'll keep for a while.
by TDick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: newbee
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: newbee

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by TDick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: My Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: My Introduction

Good morning Board! I'd like to do my first mash for distillation this week but have a question about my grain selection and to see if I've made my calculations correctly...specifically with reference to my DP values. Welcome Sir! Two suggestions - 1. Pick a Tried & True recipe, read the entire thr...
by TDick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: New here.
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: New here.

Welcome RIP!
by TDick
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Just a quick hello from Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Just a quick hello from Scotland

harleyfatboy wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:47 am
Most of the videos i have been watching have been from Barley and Hops and by reading this forums i don't think they have a good rep..
Welcome Sir!

You are already a BIG step ahead of many many newcomers!
by TDick
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from lake of the Ozarks
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Greetings from lake of the Ozarks

welcome Sir!

some quick advice.
Pick a Tried & True that you like & understand.

Make a large enough initial wash/mash to include a sac run for your still plus at least 3 striping runs.
That will give you a good first step on your journey.
by TDick
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cleaning Patient Rooms - High ABV
Replies: 30
Views: 1738

Re: Cleaning Patient Rooms - High ABV

Even though I'm in the healthcare field, we're literally having the same issues as many of you when it comes to being able to purchase disinfectants. Welcome Sir! As much as I would like to have you join us making a drinkable dram, I'm a little confused about your situation. The reason I say that I...
by TDick
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Rum's I like.. and dislike
Replies: 70
Views: 6064

Re: Rum's I like.. and dislike

If im gonna mix rum im gonna just drink shit like bacardi or whatever the rail rum at the bar is. Alot during the summer i come in and make a rail daquiri to start my shift , as in the traditional cocktail not a frozen drink. Back to work behind the bar finally here in nola today, 40min from now. A...
by TDick
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3665
Views: 385409

Re: Jokes

no joke
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by TDick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Single Pole Light Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Single Pole Light Switch

Another reason I haven't added a heating element yet. I had a 20+year old programmable dimmer connected to front door lights. Only one switch so I ASSuME it was a single pole. Dimmer switch.png It died, I ordered another single pole programmable from HDepot it was Dead On Arrival so I said screw it ...
by TDick
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Copper pot still
Replies: 17
Views: 1372

Re: Copper pot still

stillanoob wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:36 am
Thanks SS. Makes sense. I'll stop doing my part to de-rail this thread now. :roll:
Great looking Still!

especially those connections! :D
by TDick
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Copper pot still
Replies: 17
Views: 1372

Re: Copper pot still

Here, this is a “swing joint”: B2263714-1BA9-4850-A7C4-7F591B6AE1E4.jpeg When you’ve added the union, you can therefore solder the other copper fittings. The union allows you to “make or break” the joint for assembly, disassembly, and storage. When you assemble the joint (for use), simply wrap the ...
by TDick
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Its 1am in new orleans and the ac is broken at work
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Its 1am in new orleans and the ac is broken at work

Y'all open?!
French Quarter Web Cam

I lived there in the 80's. Summer was a bitch WITH a/c!

Watching the news right now - Houston has gone "red alert" - having to shut a bunch down.
Where I am in Alabama is pretty close to that.
by TDick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: High Starting SG 1.2?
Replies: 33
Views: 2547

Re: High Starting SG 1.2?

There's a few ways to do this. I'm a proponent of gelling the corn overnight, and adding the barley when the temp drops to whatever you need it to drop to to hit a ~3hr mash at about 145f. This is a pretty good thread to read: Jimbo's Easy 1/2 Barrel Wheated Bourbon & Gumballhead +1 :!: Whether you...
by TDick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Newbie

Hello my name is Bill and I am kinda new to distilling . I have made a little in a small pot still. I am in the process of building a 20 Gallon reflux I have it mostly finished. I will share pics at some point. I'm sure I made lots of mistakes and I cant wait for some honest criticism. I built it f...
by TDick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Multivitamin Sugar Wash
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: Multivitamin Sugar Wash

I think just tomato paste and boiled yeast is better than the multivitamins. Good luck and keep us posted amigo:) Welcome Black Hearts! Just a little "housekeeping". Patagonia posted that thread over two years ago. and apparently disappeared from the forum two days later. :D In case you were search...
by TDick
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Hello

Welcome,
where y'at, whatcha like to drink?
by TDick
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller
Replies: 619
Views: 63001

Re: If you've ever....you might be a Stiller

you might be a stiller,

if as soon as you saw "copper pipe" you're thinking,

how can I use this?
by TDick
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Greetings from West Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Greetings from West Texas

I am a long time home brewer, 28 years, who went on keto, quit drinking beer, and started to drink a lot more spirits. I did lose 80 lbs hahaha. Welcome! I've been carnivore/keto for a year - haven't had a beer. Only lost 60, been cheatin during the "safe at home" bullshit - 10 back on. But WELCOME!
by TDick
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Another newbie here..
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Another newbie here..

acfixer69 wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Welcome to HD. don't forget the bit about cleaning it will have nasties in it.
Welcome Sir!

What AC said.
Plus, even though you've already started a wash, it's about the same effort to make a mash big enough for a sac run + 3-4 stripping runs,
making enough low wines for a spirit run.
by TDick
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Dutch novice distiller
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Dutch novice distiller

Hello fellow distillers ... But i've hit some snags regarding the corn whisky, so i thought i'd sign up and read what the experts have to say about the matter. Welcome Down The Rabbit Hole! Probably no one more "expert" for your situation than Odin. A fellow Dutchman who encountered problems gettin...
by TDick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Flavor after stripping run
Replies: 30
Views: 2443

Re: Flavor after stripping run

I would never buy brown sugar, because it's cheaper for me to buy white sugar and molasses and use them in the same ratio as what is in brown sugar. I haven't read that before. Makes sense. FWIW I was watching an episode of "Moonshiners" - I know I know. I like Mark & Digger - sue me. It was the ep...
by TDick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Back after a long hiatus
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Back after a long hiatus

kazoo wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Hello again,
I was born and raised in the deep south, traveled around the country a bit and lived upstate NY for a little while in the 70's. More later.
Welcome Back!
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by TDick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hey y'all from South America!
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Hey y'all from South America!

Welcome Down The Rabbit Hole!
Be careful of what you see on youtube.
by TDick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Thanks everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Thanks everyone!

.. Every book, recipe, etc. I read had the corn cook at 165*F. After searching a bit I came up with a few posts suggesting to take it to 190*F, suddenly it actually started to break down like everything described. ..Now that I've finally made it work, I'm going to read through everything else here ...
by TDick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G'Day!
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: G'Day!

welcome from the other side of the world
by TDick
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Apple Pie moonshine storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Apple Pie moonshine storage

Hello Stig; A way I have found to seal your jars is to fill a bucket with hot tap water, crack your lids open, and leave loose but on the jars (this allows for expansion, but helps keep the alcohol in while things are warming up) only let the hot water up to the about 1/2 below the top of the jar. ...
by TDick
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Carnivore Lifestyle & Cancer
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Carnivore Lifestyle & Cancer

It's not meant as a threadjack, diet and physical activity are closely linked. I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to throw this out there in a thread where people seem legitimately interested in ACTUAL health and maybe already heading in this direction. No problem! I agree about weight training...