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Postby sltm1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:10 am

Would a piece of a woman's stocking suspended in a thumper (lengthwise) be a good one use gin basket?
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:54 am

Nylon stockings?
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby sltm1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:32 am

No, today's synthetic stuff. I'm looking for a way to have more surface area for more intense flavor before proofing it down.
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby Kareltje » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:48 am

Speaking for myself: I would never use any synthetic fabric in the still! Especially not with such a large exposed surface.
Pure cotton or linen, not wool or silk.
Metals like copper or ss or, if need be, even iron.
Maybe a skein of copper or ss wire at the bottom of the column.

Reading again: why not putting the stuff loose in a thumper? Or in a ss teabasket?
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:32 pm

This had to be moved anyway, might as well be here. Sorry my floyd fan, no synthetics anywhere. Nylon was bad enough, any synthetics is a no go. There are other solutions that are in our core beliefs.
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby sltm1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:15 pm

I couldn't find any reference to a nylon stocking in the "what not to use" section. I tried a tea basket, but didn't get enough infusion, plus I wanted to keep the dust sizes particles out of the liquid. I also tried directly into the thumper liquid, but again too little flavor. I think I'll order a piece of the finest mesh ss screen I can find then make a copper stand for it to place directly over my bubbler tube on the bottom of the thumper. Oh by the way....which one's Pink? (just for you Shineon)
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby Hallorann » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:44 pm

sltm1 wrote:No, today's synthetic stuff. I'm looking for a way to have more surface area for more intense flavor before proofing it down.


hmm I would avoid any synthetic unless it's a material known for ethanol and other organics resistance. Don't forget, you're dealing with a bit of acetone, methanol, various higher alcohols...all sorts of powerful organic solvents.

You could go with a cotton bag (from a brewer's supply or home-made)... or there have been many posts in HD Forums about people using things like fashioning "bags" made from copper mesh, etc.
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby richard1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am

Mother's ruin !!!
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Re: Gin Basket

Postby Hallorann » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:30 am

richard1 wrote:Mother's ruin !!!


TIL: Mother's ruin

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