Airstill Mr. Disteller

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Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by rescueeddie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:38 am

Using Corn Sugar/water/turbo yeast,Do I need to dump 1st ounce.Dose not say in Instructions but I have been anyway.Eddie

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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by dakotasnake » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:54 am

ok 1 st off forget the turbo yeast, you dont want it. 2nd, go to the tryed and true threads and find a formula you like there, there all proven to work nicely. how much methonal you dump depends on the size of your boiler charge, i personlly dump 8 oz from a 5 gal batch but thats pretty liberal.
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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by Doogie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:46 pm

*shakes head*

Trash the mr-dickstiller and just by likker at the store. The quality will be the same or better, and the cost too.
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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by cornsqueezer » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Doogie wrote:*shakes head*

Trash the mr-dickstiller and just by likker at the store. The quality will be the same or better, and the cost too.
LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol: you have a way with words!!!!

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Post by Prairiepiss » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:28 pm

Go to the must read new distiller reading lounge. There you will find a thread called "novice guide to cuts". Cuts will be extremely difficult with that tiny little thing.

As far as turbo yeast. It makes good rocket fuel. But not a good drink. You have been swindled by whomever you bought that junk from. The still included. You can make alcohol with what you have. But making a good drink will be the hard part. Take the time to do plenty of research around here. Starting in the must read new distiller reading lounge.
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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by Doogie » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:21 pm

cornsqueezer wrote:LMAO :lol: :lol: :lol: you have a way with words!!!!
It is a blessing and a curse ... :lol:
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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by rescueeddie » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:15 am

When I first started I was using cane sugar.Yes it burned and tasted like gasoline.OLny 70 to 80 Proof.Tried some grain washes worse.After a lot of research found Corn Sugar.120to 130 Proof and smooth as silk.I do cut it to 90.Airstill is made olny for Sugar washes.When all else fails read the directions!I love my Mr.Disteller.It works fine.I'm not trying to make Gallons.I am not surprised of the negative comments,Its not there fault Ignorance is gentic.Thanks for the ones who try to Help.Thats what this Forum is for.Be safe,Eddie

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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by rad14701 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:25 am

rescueeddie wrote:Airstill is made olny for Sugar washes.
This is not true... They are intended to only be used for distilling well cleared washes rather than distilling "on the grain"... Whether a sugar wash, fruit must, or grain mash is irrelevant just as long as what goes into the still has been adequately cleared...

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Post by Prairiepiss » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:43 am

In all actuality they were designed to distill water. Not alcohol.
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Re: Airstill Mr. Disteller

Post by likkerluvver » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:45 am

rescueeddie wrote:When I first started I was using cane sugar.Yes it burned and tasted like gasoline.OLny 70 to 80 Proof.Tried some grain washes worse.After a lot of research found Corn Sugar.120to 130 Proof and smooth as silk.I do cut it to 90.Airstill is made olny for Sugar washes.When all else fails read the directions!I love my Mr.Disteller.It works fine.I'm not trying to make Gallons.I am not surprised of the negative comments,Its not there fault Ignorance is gentic.Thanks for the ones who try to Help.Thats what this Forum is for.Be safe,Eddie
Many of the most negative comments come from those who have never used them. If you can get a tasty drop out of an airstill, you'll find it dead easy to use a larger rig if/when you upgrade.

I use mine (with all the mods) for small quantities of distilled macerations AND for distilled water for dilution. I have also gone back to it and produced very respectable rum, UJSSM and All Bran - just to see if I could produce good likker now that I have many years of experience with a 3" pot-still. Would I give up my recently-acquired 4" bubbler for it? - Not likely! They are so easy to run that a nooB can produce top-shelf quality in very short order with a bubbler.

Turbo yeasts MAY be OK for an experienced stiller running at azeotrope and maybe carbon filtering. - I've NEVER managed it, but many experienced distillers, particularly Europeans, claim they're as good as any wash.

There are some great recipes in the Tried n' True section that will easily get you better results with an airstill - and at far lower cost. Try Rad's All Bran. Up the quantity of AB for a tasty (faux) wheat whiskey, lower it for a vodka with some wheat flavour and good mouth-feel.

It is a challenge to produce high quality booze from an airstill - but it CAN be done.

(edited: "neutral" replaced by "vodka")


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