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  1. bierling

    Outlet size on mash tun

    I’ve gotten clogs on a 2” drain with 2” butterfly valve before so now I step up to use a 3” butterfly with a 2” drain.
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    It may not be the water or the barrel. It’s really a function of the spirit and the bottling proof. The TCW filter works.
  3. I’ve heard it said underfilling is better than overfilling.
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    Possible Mash Infection, Need Help

    Have you tried double distilling and/or running slower? I have a feeling you're just smearing heads, hearts, and tails.
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    Proofing....hydrometer vs Anton Paar

    So I have this piece of history which apparently at one time was good enough. Digital devices should be good enough too.
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    Proofing....hydrometer vs Anton Paar

    In my opinion, the traditional and approved way of measuring proof is a bit of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. You can either know the temperature or the proof/density, but not both. I’d bet that on average, any of the digital readers yield better results than the average person using the best analog equipment. I wish the TTB would acknowledge that.
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    Test Recipe Stills

    What is the unit on the left in the last picture?
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    On The Grain *Newbie*

    Sorry, its never going to work. You need indirect heat for grain in.
  9. bierling

    Best label company

    Blue Label FTW (although I will check these others out for my next order).
  10. bierling

    Corn mash-Improving effeciency

    3.9 or .36?
  11. bierling

    Ceiling height

    How well do your small continuous stills deal with solids?
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    Caution using some Ace Roto-mold inductor tanks

    That's the thing I hate too. Can't really ever get them 100% clean. Never really understood the non-draining design. How about these: http://www.thecarycompany.com/330-gallon-voyager-heavy-duty-poly-tote-26bvt5 Anyone use them? Bigger opening to get inside to clean it and the description says it drains well. Does it?
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    Caution using some Ace Roto-mold inductor tanks

    I have two of these tanks, I have two because one leaked from bottom of the leg seam you mentioned and they sent me another. What I've been doing is spray balling caustic up to 180F. Wouldn't that kill just about anything even if something was lurking in a seam?
  14. bierling

    Apple Brandy Cuts

    Make sure you compress the foreshots and heads. And actually, much of the flavor that you need for apple brandy comes from late heads.
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    Apple Brandy Cuts

    I’m distilling some cider as I write. I always found the heads to be tiny compared to the other products I make, however the foreshots are extremely nasty. I ferment everything myself.
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