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by Grayson_Stewart
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Bosco Engineerings Reflux Still any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

That still is going to be strictly for sugar washes or a grain wash that has been filtered very well. I think it would be near impossible to clean or be somewhat confident that you cleaned a rum wash after running. The column looks too short for single run, high proof nuetral spirits. The thru tubes...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Sugar Wash Corn and Malt
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Jayt, While it CAN be done the way you have mentioned, most people do not. Adding sweet corn and LME to already distilled product, then redistilling is a waste of sugar which will never fermet. It will add a bit of flavor, but at an added expense for nothing more than you would achieve with the meth...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Common Household materials?
Replies: 21
Views: 4432

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by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Invalid Session. Please resubmit the form.
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

I've never seen that happen before.
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: beano question
Replies: 8
Views: 4314

Are you aware of how much crushed malted barley you can purchase for the price of a small bottle of Beano?
by Grayson_Stewart
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Copper Flakes in distillate
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

You just invented the poor man's version of Goldschlager. :D
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Don't want to waste my time with BS...
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Large scale stills, looking for info.
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Thermo is a great class. I enjoyed it more than any other. It's been awhile since I had the class and I never use it other than in this hobby, but if you have any questions, I'd be glad to try to help out offline in PM's.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bow hunting ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

I've been bowhunting for the past 20 years. I love it and shooting is something you can do year round to keep in practice.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

Virginia Gentleman,

You fish for shad? Post a pick of what you are calling shad please...shad is what we use for bait around here.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Buckwheat
Replies: 45
Views: 11719

Did you cook this buckwheat, steep it with malt or what?
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: ok something went wrong
Replies: 20
Views: 4662

Most yeast prefer the same temps that are considered comfortable to you....I'd get it down to 30 C just to be sure.
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

3 pound bream !?! :shock:
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

Rebel...I'm guessing you mean those birds feeding on the shad that come out in the tailwaters of the dam. Was this on Logan Martin below the Neely Henry dam or on Lay below the Logan Martin dam?
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: how will you do
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

I missed one. Moses and the ark got me, guess I need to get back to church on Sundays.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

I think my buddy told me Marathon is closed during the winter months. Don't know when it might be open again. He told me I just had to come over to fish Marothon this past summer...had all kinds of stories about the size and number of fish he was catching. I drive out there the folowing weekend and ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: My new reflux still plan
Replies: 14
Views: 10177

Build the slanted plate inline still...fewer fittings, only one valve, and the coil should be made to allow it's removal. You will get 10 times better service from copper mesh than those rings. No need to go with 3" pipe either.
by Grayson_Stewart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Problem with my wash
Replies: 20
Views: 4698

Re: Problem with my wash

Keep the temperature between 80-85C at all times. Stir daily. Take SG reading daily. Take notes.
I think you meant 80-85 F didn't you?
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

Ricky, Not in a private lake in MS. These are going into Logan Martin, Neely Henry, and Weiss Lakes here in Alabama. I have fished Marathon and Ross Barnett over there in MS and never had alot of luck at either one. Guess you have to know the spots in those lakes as well. I've never been much of a c...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: About time to start fishing again...
Replies: 40
Views: 10719

About time to start fishing again...

It's about time to start fishing around here again. Any of you folks sink structure to fish around? Any tips or hints on making the stuff in these pics better?? PVC pipe in cinder blocks filled with concrete http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u201/graysonstewart/th_pvccondos.jpg Bamboo in buckets of...
by Grayson_Stewart
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: SANKEY BEER KEG?
Replies: 33
Views: 8867

Never claimed you were, but the way the beer store put it to me was the deposit covered the keg. I didn't even ask for one full of beer, I went straight into the store and told them I wanted an empty keg for the price of the deposit only....walked out with my first keg. Hell, they unchained all the ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Some kind of fungus in my molasses
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

My brew store guy gave me 5 gallons of liquid malt extract that had expired...when I opened the cap it had a mold. Poured it off and boiled it up and used it just fine.
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thermometer questions on new still.
Replies: 15
Views: 3645

And no need to quote an entire post with pics :D
by Grayson_Stewart
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: SANKEY BEER KEG?
Replies: 33
Views: 8867

There are always reasons to purchase a keg such as the Superbowl, rugby, soccer, etc. then charge all your friends $10 for their share of the beer. That should be more than enough to cover your losses on the deposit you left for the keg and you had a great evening with your friends. Maybe even take ...
by Grayson_Stewart
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Some kind of fungus in my molasses
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Skim off what you can and boil the rest....can't lose anything but a shotglass full of yeast to find out.
by Grayson_Stewart
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: Shelf life of crushed malt
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Shelf life of crushed malt

What is the longest period of time any of you have kept a bag of crushed malt (dry, at room temperature, non airtight container) and then still got a decent conversion from it?
by Grayson_Stewart
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thermometer questions on new still.
Replies: 15
Views: 3645

You definately need to try to keep the column as vertical as possible. This will allow the condensed liquid to pass through the center and come in contact with as much of the packing as possible. Having a tilt to the column will allow liquid to run down the sides of the pipe and the packing won't be...
by Grayson_Stewart
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Throwing down a brandy wash....
Replies: 9
Views: 3975

1.11 initially or at 5%?
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: mash scum?
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

First of all, why would you want to make strong stuff out of corn? That simply isn't going to happen unless you redistill several times or run through a column....either way it removes flavor and eliminates the entire reason for using corn in the first place. The most simple way to just "make strong...
by Grayson_Stewart
Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: mash scum?
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Was the two row malted and crushed or just straight barley? If not malted, pouring boiling water over your grain will kill off alot of the stuff that might have caused that. Actually boiling it is even better.