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  • Stay away from auto recycling or parts stores. Robert From: "morganfield1@^$1 [new_distillers]" To: new_distillers@^$2 Sent: Friday, March 3, 2017 6:33 AM Subject: [new_distillers] Re: how do you condense your vapor? Hello Jason, You might think about going to a auto recycling or used auto parts store, see if you can find a air conditioning cooing grate. Attach it to the front of a...
    RLB Mar 3
  • I use a home made condenser made out of copper pipe with aluminum fins wrapped around them and a 20" box fan to blow air through it. Pipes are set in a 2 X 4 frame with a shelf for the fan to sit. It's crude, but it works nicely. No need for water other than your mash. If I were to run large amounts of mash, I would bury part of my pipe underground for its natural 58 F temp. Robert...
    RLB Mar 2
  • Welcome! This group isn't as active as it once was because we are monitored by authorities. Here in the United States it's illegal to distill without a license, so loose lips will sink ships (know from experience.) I for one am working on my second totally new still design which I hope to one day produce and sell. I need to finish building it (needs custom parts), and test it. I...
    RLB Jan 16
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  • My personal preference is all copper above a still, and you can purchase threaded copper fittings that will connect to a dielectric between ss and copper. In the end it's your choice. Robert From: "johanlundqvist803@^$1 [new_distillers]" To: new_distillers@^$2 Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 6:47 AM Subject: [new_distillers] Fitting help for parrot Hey there! What kind of coupling is...
    RLB Apr 11, 2016
  • Without knowing every minute detail, it's difficult to speculate as to why your wash is milky, but my off the cuff answer would be that it comes from your corn and yeast in the form of free particles. They will settle, but it takes a lot of time which you don't have. My advice is for you to remove as much of the corn and yeast solids once your ferment is finished and pour your wash...
    RLB Feb 28, 2016
  • ...50% more Briss. It’s the flavour that counts. Not the mathematical efficiency. Cheers, Williejohnc On 26/02/2016, at 8:22 PM, last2blast@^$3 [new_distillers] < new_distillers@^$4 > wrote: I just received a copy of Briss Spirit Newsletter, and I hope hobby distillers...
    RLB Feb 27, 2016
  • I just received a copy of Briss Spirit Newsletter, and I hope hobby distillers are not being hood winked by Briss. I have seen Briss malt list specifacation, and the one thing that is appalling about Briss malt is that their efficiency is a dismal 140. Any good malt should have an efficiency between 175 and 250. You might want to think twice about using Briss malted grains. Robert
    last2blast@... Feb 25, 2016
  • I don't know if auto parts store still sell it but there is paper gasket material that can be cut to size. Back in the day! I would hammer the gasket around a part and apply motor oil to allow it to form a good seal for water pumps and thermostats. There is no reason why you couldn't layer that paper and apply vegetable oil to the paper to form a good seal. Just my 2 cents on the...
    RLB Feb 13, 2016
  • Facebook "moonshine distillers group". Is a poor example or place to learn distilling. You join to receive his unwanted product sale items from him. You do it his way or its the highway, and there is no room for independent free thought or experimentation. You have to read the rules, and you will be scolded and kicked if you point out his obvious distilling errors. I leaned nothing...
    RLB Feb 4, 2016
  • Go to any web site that sells sill parts, and look to see their gaskets. Oldest sealer in the book is flour and water or oatmeal and water. Robert From: "windsor11g@^$1 [new_distillers]" To: new_distillers@^$2 Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2016 7:23 PM Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Lid seal material. May have made a mistake That is the way I am leaning too. Better safe than sick. I am...
    RLB Jan 3, 2016