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Post by Durhommer » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 pm

I'm gonna do the water soak on it tonight
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:54 pm

Durhommer wrote:
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I'm gonna do the water soak on it tonight
I have never needed to soak a Gibbs barrel overnight, you would lose some of that oaky goodness to that water. In my five gal barrels Iput about a half gal of hot water in seal the bung and just slosh it around looking for any leeks, if any they do quickly swell and stop. the hot water will create a little pressure inside the sealed barrel.

Stay safe and enjoy that new barrel
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Post by Durhommer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:03 am

Oldvine Zin wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Durhommer wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 pm
I'm gonna do the water soak on it tonight
I have never needed to soak a Gibbs barrel overnight, you would lose some of that oaky goodness to that water. In my five gal barrels Iput about a half gal of hot water in seal the bung and just slosh it around looking for any leeks, if any they do quickly swell and stop. the hot water will create a little pressure inside the sealed barrel.

Stay safe and enjoy that new barrel
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That's exactly what I did within 15 minutes it was sealed up and is holding MY product proudly
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Post by Expat » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:13 am

Durhommer wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:03 am
Oldvine Zin wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Durhommer wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 pm
I'm gonna do the water soak on it tonight
I have never needed to soak a Gibbs barrel overnight, you would lose some of that oaky goodness to that water. In my five gal barrels Iput about a half gal of hot water in seal the bung and just slosh it around looking for any leeks, if any they do quickly swell and stop. the hot water will create a little pressure inside the sealed barrel.

Stay safe and enjoy that new barrel
OVZ
That's exactly what I did within 15 minutes it was sealed up and is holding MY product proudly
Not to take the thread off topic, but just to say that nothing needs to be lost with swell water. Save it and for use when you bring down the proof of the spirit when you empty the barrel.
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Post by nerdybrewer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Expat wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:13 am
Durhommer wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:03 am
Oldvine Zin wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Durhommer wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 pm
I'm gonna do the water soak on it tonight
I have never needed to soak a Gibbs barrel overnight, you would lose some of that oaky goodness to that water. In my five gal barrels Iput about a half gal of hot water in seal the bung and just slosh it around looking for any leeks, if any they do quickly swell and stop. the hot water will create a little pressure inside the sealed barrel.

Stay safe and enjoy that new barrel
OVZ
That's exactly what I did within 15 minutes it was sealed up and is holding MY product proudly
Not to take the thread off topic, but just to say that nothing needs to be lost with swell water. Save it and for use when you bring down the proof of the spirit when you empty the barrel.
Expat, are you a Scot by any chance? :D
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Post by silverbean » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:59 am

Scored a 1 meter length of 2" copper today. BIL found it under 20 years of junk during a recent cleanup. I'm thinking it might make a nice Boka.

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Post by Twisted Brick » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:27 am

Expat wrote:
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Not to take the thread off topic, but just to say that nothing needs to be lost with swell water. Save it and for use when you bring down the proof of the spirit when you empty the barrel.
That's a great idea. Deplorable scoped out a 2x used bourbon barrel for me that smells utterly fantastic inside. (Made me want to shrink to fit inside, float on my back in a sea of goodness and just turn my head to the side whenever I got thirsty).

From the build quality, I don't see a single drop leaking, so was not gonna swell/rinse or anything, just fill it. Do you think this approach is unwise?
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silverbean wrote:
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Scored a 1 meter length of 2" copper today. BIL found it under 20 years of junk during a recent cleanup. I'm thinking it might make a nice Boka.
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Post by Expat » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:56 am

Twisted Brick wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:27 am
Expat wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:13 am
Not to take the thread off topic, but just to say that nothing needs to be lost with swell water. Save it and for use when you bring down the proof of the spirit when you empty the barrel.
That's a great idea. Deplorable scoped out a 2x used bourbon barrel for me that smells utterly fantastic inside. (Made me want to shrink to fit inside, float on my back in a sea of goodness and just turn my head to the side whenever I got thirsty).

From the build quality, I don't see a single drop leaking, so was not gonna swell/rinse or anything, just fill it. Do you think this approach is unwise?
I can only speak from my experience, none of my barrels have ever leaked significantly however there was some seepage; given the blood sweat and tears which go into every drop I recommend swelling with water. Also, it may not be significant in the long run, but i'd prefer the wood take my water and not my precious grain juice. :)
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Post by Twisted Brick » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am

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Also, it may not be significant in the long run, but i'd prefer the wood take my water and not my precious grain juice. :)
I was thinking the same thing. Guess I'll haul out a spare empty handle and keep my swell water in it. Thanks for the input.
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Post by Expat » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:59 am

Twisted Brick wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am
Expat wrote:
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Also, it may not be significant in the long run, but i'd prefer the wood take my water and not my precious grain juice. :)
I was thinking the same thing. Guess I'll haul out a spare empty handle and keep my swell water in it. Thanks for the input.
Someday I hope have enough barrels to be using the current swell, for the previous years proofing.
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Post by Deplorable » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:08 pm

Expat wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:59 am
Twisted Brick wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am
Expat wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:56 am
Also, it may not be significant in the long run, but i'd prefer the wood take my water and not my precious grain juice. :)
I was thinking the same thing. Guess I'll haul out a spare empty handle and keep my swell water in it. Thanks for the input.
Someday I hope have enough barrels to be using the current swell, for the previous years proofing.
I was thinking three 5 gallon barrels ought to be right for such a rotation. Each about a year apart on the shelf. When you empty one, promptly refill it. When the next barrel is about to come of age, start another batch for it, and so on...
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by Expat » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:13 pm

Deplorable wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Expat wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:59 am
Twisted Brick wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am
Expat wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:56 am
Also, it may not be significant in the long run, but i'd prefer the wood take my water and not my precious grain juice. :)
I was thinking the same thing. Guess I'll haul out a spare empty handle and keep my swell water in it. Thanks for the input.
Someday I hope have enough barrels to be using the current swell, for the previous years proofing.
I was thinking three 5 gallon barrels ought to be right for such a rotation. Each about a year apart on the shelf. When you empty one, promptly refill it. When the next barrel is about to come of age, start another batch for it, and so on...
Yup, now I just need a good deal on barrels :)
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Post by Deplorable » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:54 pm

When I used to make a lot of beer, this system worked well with corny kegs. But the neighbors seemed to be drinking a lot of my beer, and I got tired of brewing all the time.
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Post by silverbean » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:44 pm

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Build a shotgun!
That was 1 idea when I thought he had a lot longer piece but I am currently only running a 1300W element in a 8.5L boiler so my Liebig is ample. Maybe a small CCVM. I will do more research and then create a seperate post with my plans.

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Post by Bushman » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:17 am

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My son in law works commercial construction and they are building a large building and could not use some of the clear grain yellow cedar so I got it for free and he said he can get me a lot more.

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Post by Expat » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:34 am

Bushman wrote:
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7BE74237-3AF5-48D7-9FCE-719A81EEA7D4.jpegMy son in law works commercial construction and they are building a large building and could not use some of the clear grain yellow cedar so I got it for free and he said he can get me a lot more.
Awesome score even in regular times, doubly so with the covid lumber effect!
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Post by MichiganCornhusker » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:38 am

Time to build that strip canoe, Bushman!
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Time to build that strip canoe, Bushman!
He said I can more than double the lumber if I want it. I am looking at several projects like picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, will take any suggestions from the forum of winter projects.

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Post by Twisted Brick » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:27 am

I love the idea of Adirondack chairs, but to cut such beautiful, long lengths such as you have would be.... painful.

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Post by Windswept » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:08 am

Twisted Brick wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:27 am
I love the idea of Adirondack chairs, but to cut such beautiful, long lengths such as you have would be.... painful.

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I agree, I'd canoe that up!
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Post by Bushman » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:15 am

I have a 20” industrial planer but not sure I want to cut them down either. Nice looking table Twisted did you build it?

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Post by Twisted Brick » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:06 pm

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I have a 20” industrial planer but not sure I want to cut them down either. Nice looking table Twisted did you build it?
No. (I wish) I did a search for yellow cedar projects and it showed up.

Don't ask me why, but after a recruiting trip for my daughter, we had lunch at a Westwood restaurant at a table I fell in love with. The table exudes warmth and just begs for a large group to gather at it and eat. The table I pictured reminded me of it.
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Post by Bushman » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:28 pm

This is the table in the wine cellar of the hotel/restaurant that my son is the manager of. You can reserve it for special events.
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Post by Twisted Brick » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:32 pm

Magnificent setting, Bushman. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by goinbroke2 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:58 pm

Local superstore had bags of sugar on for $1.50 (for 2kg bag, 4.4 lbs)
Bought 60 bags and put on a 50L sugar wash using turbo. ( I know but I wanted to try it)
Fermented in 4 days, stirred the co2 out and let it sit over night.
Still milky but I ran it anyway, got about 18l of low wines, started at 76 and took it to 25% but forgot to check to total Abv.

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Post by The Baker » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:31 pm

A good price I know but, sixty bags of sugar!

My wife complains bitterly when I add ONE bag (three kilos) to the weekly shopping.

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Post by Bushman » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:22 am

If you got room to store it that is a great price. I buy 25lb bags and my wife is always stealing from my containers. Good find on the sugar.

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Post by goinbroke2 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:55 am

I always restock the pallet of bags to get to the heavy brown shipping paper. There is ten bags per brown wrapper, three fit in a shopping cart standing up. Just have to bring one single bag for the cashier to scan. They always say "can you open that so I can scan one of the bags"? And I say "no, that's why I buy them like this, easier to carry" then give her the single bag.

Wife is pretty much good with anything I buy for making likker, hell she stopped drinking when they invented the funnel!
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Post by Durhommer » Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:05 pm

#20 golden promise for 15 bucks at the brew shop...dude was overwhelmed with customers and I helped a few find stuff so he gave me a deal
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