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by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Percentages of grain for bourbon
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

According to this chart on the parent site, as long as your mash is in the 7% to 13% range you will get 50% to 60% respectively on a single run.

http://homedistiller.org/graphics/Alcohol_curve.
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Trouble Shooting My Mashes
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

My bad, I didn't see that you used liquid malt....liquid malt (as far as I know) will never convert anything because it is the barley starch converted to sugar.
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Trouble Shooting My Mashes
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

You're boiling your malt and killing off all the enzymes that convert starch to sugar. You shouldn't let the malt ever go above 150 F.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Effect of chlorine in water used to ferment
Replies: 25
Views: 7271

Nope, never gave it a second thought and never had a problem. If you are worried about it bring it to a boil and it will drive it all away.
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Amylase
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

At what temperature does the malt enzyme deactivate?


Now......at what temperture does your wash boil at?
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Percentage vs. Temperature Equation
Replies: 27
Views: 11806

T (in C) = 60.526 X ^ 4 - 163.16 X ^ 3 + 163.96 X ^ 2 - 83.438 X + 100
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Percentage vs. Temperature Equation
Replies: 27
Views: 11806

He needs someone to solve the 4th degree polynomial on the home page for X ...I gotta run or I'd do it. Maybe someone else can punch that up for you today.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Checking for starch
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Yep, same stuff used by grade schoolers in science projects to test for starch in potatos.
by Grayson_Stewart
Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Distillers dite and plastic
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Unbelievable.
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Another Newb intro
Replies: 12
Views: 2353

What did you solder those joints with?
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4407
Views: 805112

If you are going to make 2 runs like you have stated then I would collect well into 40 proof on the low wine runs just because there is alcohol in the mix at that proof. Then, on the secong run, I would collect down to 90 proof if you wanted a very clean type of whiskey, maybe even down to 80 proof ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Science Professions ?
Replies: 66
Views: 20912

I agree with Ricky 100%!!! You have to depend on others eyes out in the field to recognize when something "ain't quite right". I depend on so many people and I really value their input and dedication.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Jack Daniels Mash
Replies: 57
Views: 38058

Square "barrels" have been discussed here or over at yahoo before. The benefit of round barrels is the arch. As the wood is pressed together and swollens to create a seal, the structure becomes stronger with each stave supporting the adjacent stave. A square box would have flat sides. Even if you bo...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4407
Views: 805112

GrayGull said: the rest being good, though I shut down after dark and probably lose much tails because the abv then is usually still about 60%........Today I am doing a spirit distillation with a boiler full of 25 litres of low wines.So far the output has been 3 litres of 90%abv every 3 hours If you...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Are copper prices down?
Replies: 18
Views: 4810

EYES ON CHINA At the start of February copper fell to a 10-month low of $5,250, a loss of some 40 percent since the record high of $8,800 in May 2006 on worries about rising stocks and falling demand. Underpinning copper prices are expectations that Chinese demand after the holiday next week was lik...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10706

Crappie were bitin' today!!
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by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My Bokabob very-tiny-ministill
Replies: 19
Views: 6803

Now that is a mini still!!! :D
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Dual columns
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

It's not quite that simple. Surface area for the vapor to escape the surface of the mash comes into play, the amount of heat dissipation from your system to the environment, etc.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Dual columns
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Think about this....

If you are not adding more heat then you are adding the same amount of heat as you added for a single column. If you do not add more heat to the system how are you going to drive off more vapor in a shorter amount of time?
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Science Professions ?
Replies: 66
Views: 20912

Chemist wrote: I'm sure Grayson can come up with more!! Specialized engineering fields are numerous and include aerospace, agricultural, architectural, automotive, biomedical, ceramic, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, engineering physics, environmental health and sanitary, geological, ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Bottles and glassware
Replies: 15
Views: 3823

I have that matching set. The decanter is great, the glasses have a nice thick bottom. I would prefer the glasses to have a slightly thicker wall but they are still very nice.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: This board needs a FAQ for Newbies
Replies: 61
Views: 46900

I've started trying to answer one or two noob questions a day and compile them for a later sticky. If I can answer two a day we should have almost 200 noob questions for a FAQ within several months. Could someone please give me a hand and answer these for me? Just send me a PM with what you have typ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: neighbor alert
Replies: 13
Views: 3340

If someone has noticeable smells coming off their still, doesn't that indicate to you that there is a leak or underpowered condensor?
by Grayson_Stewart
Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: scotch
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

What do you mean? There are alot of people here that smoke their own malt and produce scotch.
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: any other "strange" hobby's?
Replies: 89
Views: 25164

That meat is easy to harvest when it's findin' sactuary on the high ground :wink: Been there, done that.
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bosco Engineerings Reflux Still any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 4733

AH....so it's a cooling jacket designed to induce an estimated reflux at the top of the column yet tied to the water flow through the Liebig condensor unless you add an additional valve to the water flow system. That clears it up for me. I stand corrected.
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Ideas/wishes needed for electrical engineering thesis
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

A thesis on the construction of a variac controler, the $ amount required for construction, the energy savingsand % output accomplished based on using a controller for different heat inputs, extrapolate to large scale energy production, and if you really want to go egghead....develop a P&ID that wil...
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: any other "strange" hobby's?
Replies: 89
Views: 25164

I actually wore a t-shirt in school that said "I SURVIVED CAMILLE" :oops:
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Scorched whiskey
Replies: 2
Views: 890

I guess you can take progressively greater steps toward a nuetral spirit run and determine when it has cleared up enough for you, but I've never been able to rid the scorched taste to my satisfaction unless I completly refluxed the run.
by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: glass still
Replies: 42
Views: 8812

Personally, I ignored the post beause my son performed more research on his third grade Abraham Lincoln report before asking questions.