Where's my post?
- Hello again!
Is it me or what? My post are slllooooowww in getting on this
board. Sure its just me. I don't see anyone else mentioning it. It's
like a killer delayed reaction. I was suprized to see my test post
show up. It came the next day. I must be doing something wrong or
Ok, so I won't be totally off topic here. About submarine stills.
You start digging a hole and make it the right depth and length to
accomodate your 2000 gallon still. Yep, we got them here.
They are rectangle in shape and go up almost to a point on the end
veiw and then flaten out on top. We got to hide our stuff out here
because we are moonshiners and considered outlaws of a sort. But
these days getting caught means $100 fine. That's it and then your
back in business untill the next time. It doesn't matter if its a 5
gallon still or a 5,000 gallon still, the penalty is the same. So it
pays to go for the gusto. You New Zealanders got it made. Anyway, you
make a steel pipe burner that has several legs with an adjustable air
mixture valve to fire the kettle. Usually have at least a 300 gallon
LP gas tank to work with. On the big operations I've seen tanks on
wheels to haul to the filling station. Wouldn't want anyone coming to
your farm to fill up now would you?
Cover the kettle with some plywood and/or tree limbs or whatever to
keep the "eye in the sky" from noticing anything. Everything else is
done pretty much in the normal fashion. Shotgun condensers are a must
in this situation because of volume. Mash will be pumped into the
submarine still and another pump will pump out the contents after the
run. Feed the old mash to the hogs, they'll love you for life. It's
good for them.
These are big time operations that made people in these parts land
rich. The bigger the spread, the bigger the still.
If some is good, more is better and too much has to be JUST RIGHT!