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#1 Hippie3

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 09:34 PM

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Probably get me a broadside for this but 'ere goes ; A whole bag o' Rye got bilged in the pressure cooker Three days afore Cupid was ta loose es arrows. I brooded for hours -- then I got me a idea; I'll make me some liquid mushroom. T'aint 'lasses mind ye, but 'el -- Rye whiskey or raw Rum, not a Kings farthing a difference I says. So 'ers what I did

First: Case some Rye Grain with Water, Sugar, and yeast. Set in a warm hold mos 'bout three day. -> Put the resulting fluid in the Cold Finger Extractor upon the braizer.
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Heep the Coal up till the de spirit a'gin to roil, 'bout 170:
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'bout three quarters 'o glass later check ye brew-- methinks a little cloudy.
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Got no more gun powder but I'll light 'er jus de same:
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Tis a sad conflagration indeed -- I'll run 'er aground once more:
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I gawd Port Royal will be a sing'en tonight:
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Light er up mate:
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Belly up an we'll pull a cork amongst us:
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Posted 12 March 2006 - 07:17 PM

Nice, wish I had a still.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:39 PM

me, too.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 03:02 PM

isnt there a reflux still tek in the archives/vaults somewhere?

#5 MurCurY

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:39 PM

I got some distillation glasware. Need help figuring out what's missing.
On the neck of the condenser it says "24/40 Pyrex" anyone know what this means?

also...what glasware would i need (flasks) to distill alcohol?
I'm assuming i need special glassware for alcohol.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:40 PM

here's the condenser.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:16 PM

24/40 refers to the taper on the stopper at each joint. You can only attach 24/40 glassware, but, adapters like 19/22-24/40 can be found. Alcohol distillation depends on what alcohol. If its ethyl from an ethyl-methyl mixture (like moonshine) you can use standard equipment but I hear its kind of tough if youre not experienced.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 05:33 PM

yeah...."moonshine" is what i'm looking for.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:09 PM

moonshine

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:09 PM

discus archive i believe.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:25 PM

ok...so....i have half a bag of rye seed sitting here....hmm.....

I also have some brewers yeast that's good to 14% alcohol.

Wish there were some better pics of his setup. so....

I mix the grain, water, and yeast and let it set for a few days. Then using the round bottom heat till about boiling...170oF. The condenser would be attached to the flask with a downward slope to another flask?
I have some glass tubing i'm going to bend for connecting tubes
I'm going to post some pics of my glassware...maybe we can assemble a still here :D

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:29 PM

and what would be considered "standard equipment"?

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:40 PM

round bottom flask, heat/stir plate, water supply for condenser, a good thermometer, boiling chips. Pretty much what you already have. Also, dump the first few? mls of your condensate. BTW, ethanol is the curative for methanol poisoning.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 09:53 PM

If you're considering making any serious volume of alcohol, you're going to need a pretty decent sized boiling flask. Figure you get a 1L flask, fill it to 750 mL. If you're brew is 14% alcohol, and you do a simple distillation, you're only going to get about 50 to 60% ethanol out the other end. You can't distill the whole 750 mL either, because that would defeat the purpose of distilling. You'll probably only get about half a pint out of the process. Distilling much more than that will give you some of the heavier alcohols and other foul tasting chems you don't want. Although that is plenty to get a good buzz on for yourself. Heh, you'll have to do two runs if you don't want to drink alone :p

As far as your brew, I'd go w/ some brown sugar, water and yeast your first run. Hard to mess up. If you know of a home brew store some yeast nutes are a good investment as well. I'd give it more than a few days to ferment as well. Let the bubbling stop and the yeast settle out. Yeast floating around in your brew when you distill it results in nasty flavors. Do this and you'll get a nice high proof rum, although like I said, not very much. Good luck!

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 11:17 PM

rum is my favorite!

know of any recipes with exact amounts?
I am also posting pictures of my glassware...maybe we can figure out how to assemble it together...

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 11:20 PM

also...
wouldn't i be able to do a bunch of smaller batches on the heated side and have a larger container to catch the drippings out the other end?

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:58 AM

few questions.....

What are "boiling chips" and where might i get them?
do i need one of those fancy airlocks?
Can i do this in a sterile pickle bucket...the brewing and fermenting...not the distilling.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 03:21 PM

any kinda sanitized bucket w. a airithgt lid is good. u have to put a hole in the lid and use a fermentaion lock to release co2 gas tho. if u dont have a fermentaion lock, heres a good place to get one
http://www.beer-wine...102&sectionID=2

get the cylinder one, it's easier to check fermentation progress with that kind. just look to see if its bubbling or not.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 03:29 PM

Cheap boling chips = broken glass. Since you have glass tubing, for an airlock, you can bend some into an S shape and put some water in it. Just look up some airlocks and you'll see what I mean. You'll be able to see bubbling too. An addendum: you might consider secondary fermentation in another bucket after yeast start to settle in your pickling jar. It helps out the taste considerably with beer.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:46 PM

there's a brew store local. I'm going to pick up an airlock tomorrow...$1.50...that's worth not having to bend this glass. As far as primary and secondary fermentation buckets. I called the store and they have a 6.5gallon primary for $15 and a secondary glass for $22.

First. Why do you need 2 vessels to ferment?
Second. Why is the second one glass?




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