Best method for seperating corn from mash

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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby nerdybrewer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:41 am

skow69 wrote:Didn't I see that in one of my GFs toys?


Most "massaging" devices employ the use of an offset cam on a motor or series of motors.
An invention that was stolen from me in the early 80's did, it was the portable car seat back massage unit.
Hint: never submit an invention to one of those "Invention Submission" companies that advertise on late night television.
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby nerdybrewer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:55 am

Currently at $40 plus shipping...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Variable-Speed- ... 1512259426

You can move up to the Concrete Vibrator Motor series but that's heavy duty stuff and the prices rise dramatically.
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby DAD300 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:32 pm

DAD300 wrote:Another commercial version...
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$850.00 plus shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby skow69 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:44 am

Do you know how many paint strainer bags you can buy for $850.00?

And how many guys you can hire at Home Depot parking lot to give them the Popeye treatment?

lol
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby skow69 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:50 am

Unless you are FreeMountainHermit, that is.

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62395

lol lol
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Ok, so I wandered off in a couple directions in this thread and I've come to update and close out.

First of all, I love my filter/shaker. I just did a big batch of murky mucky rice and it was a breeze to filter, never even got my hands wet.
My final rendition of the shaker is a 1/2" bolt loosely through one end of the filter arm, the bearing 16" from that, and then another 16" to the center of the filter.
The offset of the bolt through the bearing is 3/16", and that gives it a really nice vibration at top drill speed.

As for all my rambling about is it worth it in the first place to even bother with filtering if you have the ability to steam strip anyway, I say yes.
I ran the clear low wines first, then added the feints from that run to the trub run. After cuts, both runs taste very similar to me. There is a lot of likker in the spent grains and I'm gonna keep going after it.
All said and done, I ended up with 3 quarts of the trub whiskey, 5 quarts of the clear whiskey, and 2 bottles pulled out of the clear strip as one-and-done raw white corn likker at 90p.
Time will tell if I find a preference for the clear or trub, of if I can ever taste a difference as they age.

Here are a couple vids showing the final shaker in its rice filtering glory. At the end of the first clip I stopped to spread out the damp grains. The second clip shows me doing the second pass on the spread out grains.

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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby Badmotivator » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:26 pm

Awesome! Now that you've got a good working model, it might be nice to write up a concise description in a new thread with links, pics, and videos all in one place and a title which is precise and Google-able. There will be many people building a similar rig, and your work will save others a lot of trouble. Cheers!
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby raketemensch » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:50 am

MichiganCornhusker wrote:Here are a couple vids showing the final shaker in its rice filtering glory. At the end of the first clip I stopped to spread out the damp grains. The second clip shows me doing the second pass on the spread out grains.



I'm not gonna lie, there's something compelling about watching those videos that weirds me out a little.
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Re: Best method for seperating corn from mash

Postby J0hnni3 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:06 am

This is a common topic, and it addresses several of the methods, including what is in my own opinion the best one yet.

I've referenced it several times, but had to search. I'd vote for this as a sticky, but maybe place it in the grains section.
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