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Postby minime » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:49 am

Just watched Popcorn Sutton's "Last One"

It was definitely entertaining and informative. He showing an UJSSM style run not all grain but done on the proverbial fire and oak barrel thumper. He's a hell of better distiller than he is banjo picker but all in all well worth the $25 delivered to my door.

It's definitely a watch more than once video for me :8)
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Re: The Last One

Postby manu de hanoi » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:51 pm

seen a part on youtube, what is his sealing paste made of ? Looks like plain mud to me.
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Re: The Last One

Postby minime » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:20 pm

manu de hanoi wrote:seen a part on youtube, what is his sealing paste made of ? Looks like plain mud to me.

half flour and half bran, that's why it looks brown, some of the bigger leaks are wound with cotton strips ant then pasted. He also said you could use oatmeal for paste.

Recipe was yellow corn, yellow corn malt, sugar and yeast. No proportions. fermented for 8 days, didn't clear before distilling. Didn't say what kind of yeast but was a bottom fermenting variety. Tails in the the thump keg. Said he hadn't 'stilled since '98 so that's how old the tails were. LOL
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Re: The Last One

Postby manu de hanoi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:22 am

Said he hadn't 'stilled since '98 so that's how old the tails were. LOL

It's probably more like he hasn't used the equipment shown in the video since 98 when he setup the new equipment that was busted by the cops in his place.
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Re: The Last One

Postby pintoshine » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:18 pm

I bought the DVD a while back.
It is a very nice documentary. It is kind of like Firefox book come to life. His explanation of the wash was just as sketchy.
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Re: The Last One

Postby minime » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:28 am

It was a real education for me. I had no idea how they built a still furnace 'till I saw the video. It sure worked well anyhow. I thought a wood fire would be really hard to control heat input but it didn't look like he had any trouble at all.
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Re: The Last One

Postby Mud » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:45 am

Is the furnace built like what's shown in The Foxfire Book?
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Re: The Last One

Postby minime » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:07 am

Mud wrote:Is the furnace built like what's shown in The Foxfire Book?

Sorry Mud, not familiar with Foxfire. I'll try and describe.

Was a large tube of galvanized metal, maybe a culvert or something. 'Bout 4 or 5 feet long. The still was placed at one end and the entire still, and culvert was bricked over with stone and red clay. The stones placed around the still were allowed to breath to a chimney installed on opposite side of the culvert so as to draw smoke and heat around the boiler. No dampening method was employed just regulated by the amount of wood burning in the culvert. Didn't appear to be using much wood. The still was 50 gallon copper with a 3" copper pipe over to the thump keg. Big ole rock holding down the cap, cause he says in the video he's blown more than one cap from having too much heat.

One thing I had a chuckle over was his statement while winding some cotton around a leak. He learned about using cotton from the old Snuffy Smith cartoons in the NY Times. :roflmao:
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Re: The Last One

Postby Mud » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:35 am

The Foxfire Book shows a similar system, minus the culvert pipe. That's a good idea for a masonry form.

Essentially the still is placed in the chimney so the heat is drawn around it. It's a little more complicated but that's the idea.

Check out the link below. It's got a full text of the Foxfire Book. Moonshining as a Fine Art starts on page 298 and the picture of the still in question is on 317.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6475692/The-F ... -Volume-01

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Re: The Last One

Postby minime » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:53 pm

Mud wrote:The Foxfire Book shows a similar system, minus the culvert pipe. That's a good idea for a masonry form. Essentially the still is placed in the chimney so the heat is drawn around it. It's a little more complicated but that's the idea.

Check out the link below. It's got a full text of the Foxfire Book. Moonshining as a Fine Art starts on page 298 and the picture of the still in question is on 317.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6475692/The-F ... -Volume-01

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Thanks for the link, pretty much the same idea 'cept for the stove pipe. He's saying in the video he doesn't like sitting all day with the smoke going in his eyes. Point made whilst sucking on an unfiltered cigarette LOL
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Re: The Last One

Postby Caprimulgus » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:38 pm

The file is deleted on scribd. Anyone still have it on their harddrive?
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Re: The Last One

Postby Harry » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:58 pm

The file is deleted on scribd. Anyone still have it on their harddrive?


It's in my online Library (in 'production' section), along with a lot of other books...

http://distillers.tastylime.net/newSite/
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Re: The Last One

Postby Caprimulgus » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:44 pm

Great! Thanks Harry.
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Re: The Last One

Postby Adverse Effects » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:00 am

Harry wrote:
The file is deleted on scribd. Anyone still have it on their harddrive?


It's in my online Library (in 'production' section), along with a lot of other books...

http://distillers.tastylime.net/newSite/



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Re: The Last One

Postby Harry » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:24 pm

Adverse Effects wrote:LOL what havent you got in there mate ;-) i think i saw a kitchen sink one time



Heh, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Gonna have streaming video soon, just like youtube. And book borrowing like traditional Libraries.





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