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  • m
    My mash is ready, but my pot lid is not. what do I use to seal the copper tubing to the lid? what about the temp gage? The mash is ready to go, and I would
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 26, 2012
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      My mash is ready, but my pot lid is not. what do I use to seal the copper tubing to the lid? what about the temp gage? The mash is ready to go, and I would like to distill this weekend. I have: 20 ft of copper tubing, 5 gal pot with metal lid, mason jars out the whazoo, and lots of ice for the bucket for condensing. Help?
    • kekedog13
      ... Hard ware store has these black rubber grommets. Make the hole the right size and they will seal. If not a little dab of silicone will do the trick.Make
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 27, 2012
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        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "m" <lighthouse883_2000@...> wrote:
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        > My mash is ready, but my pot lid is not. what do I use to seal the copper tubing to the lid? what about the temp gage? The mash is ready to go, and I would like to distill this weekend. I have: 20 ft of copper tubing, 5 gal pot with metal lid, mason jars out the whazoo, and lots of ice for the bucket for condensing. Help?
        >
        Hard ware store has these black rubber grommets. Make the hole the right size and they will seal. If not a little dab of silicone will do the trick.Make another hole and put in a drilled rubber stopper for a probe thermometer.
      • Butch Derickson
        The old fashioned way is to use cotton strips saturated with flour paste. Worked well for the old time moonshiners Sent from my iPad
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 1, 2012
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          The old fashioned way is to use cotton strips saturated with flour paste. Worked well for the old time moonshiners

          Sent from my iPad
        • Blackhat-Whitedog
          what a lot of french cooks do to seal a dutch oven (really makes a juicy chicken or if you have a big enough one, a whole turkey) is to take bread dough
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 1, 2012
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            what a lot of french cooks do to seal a dutch oven (really makes a juicy chicken or if you have a big enough one, a whole turkey) is to take bread dough (which Im thinking would work as well as flour paste)

            so a philsbury tube of french bread would be stretchy and elastic you wrap around a big pot (like I see a lot of folks use with those binder clamps all around to hold it down)
          • White Bear
            My uncle would use rye paste to plug his pot still cap.  and as I remember, it was only rye flour and water.  I would rather bake the french bread dough
            Message 5 of 5 , Nov 3, 2012
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              My uncle would use rye paste to "plug" his pot still cap.  and as I remember, it was only rye flour and water.  I would rather bake the french bread dough instead and eat the bread as I watch my still. :)
              WB
               
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              From: Blackhat-Whitedog <blkhatwhtdog@...>
              To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 1:49 AM
              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] bread dough? Re: new - help!
               
              what a lot of french cooks do to seal a dutch oven (really makes a juicy chicken or if you have a big enough one, a whole turkey) is to take bread dough (which Im thinking would work as well as flour paste)

              so a philsbury tube of french bread would be stretchy and elastic you wrap around a big pot (like I see a lot of folks use with those binder clamps all around to hold it down)
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