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Glad to be back

Postby firewater69 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:32 pm

Hey folks, I registered back in 2014, I have been distilling ever since, but didn't spend much time here. I'd like to change that now, I recognize several of you folks from another site I hope to share my knowledge and experience with others and be helpful to this forum. I currently have 2 setups a LM and a CM, the CM is my fav as I make mostly whiskey and rum I could make them with either of course but I prefer the CM. I have a 150qt cooler/ mash tun and 2 keg cookers with gear drive mash paddles and am currently working on a plated rig.
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby punkin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:07 pm

Welcome. You should have an idea of what we are about if you've been lurking for 4 years, so have access.
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby firewater69 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks Punkin!
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby just sayin' » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm

Good to see you here, Firewater! Enjoy!

I would love to see some close ups and details on your mash tun filter/screen when you get a chance. Nice, if I remember right!
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby firewater69 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:58 pm

Thanks for the welcome, I'd be more than happy to post up some pics of the mash tun and answer any questions. I'll do that asap.
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby Suzukidave » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Are your gear drive mash paddles something you made your self ? I was planning a stirrer for my setup and was interested in someone's build :)
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby firewater69 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:52 pm

Yes, I got the motors where I work, they no longer used them and were going to throw them away, I just built a mount to set on the keg and made the s.s. paddle and adapter to connect it to the motor. These motors are quite expensive so had I not found them I would have opted for a drill motor or the like, several folks have done similar.
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby Blackstrap » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:44 am

It's good to have you here Firewater. :rkn: ..as inventive as you are, I'm hoping you are able to post more descriptive pictures, I have am intrigued, with your mash tun pics and with your mash stirrer you posted on one of my earlier posts.

:offtopic: I personally use what I have around, I'm fortunate enough to have a very understanding wife, who doesn't object to the hobby, but encourages me to build rather than purchase. I try to show her the same respect but keeping things in budget...Haha sometimes it just takes a little more time and thought on a project. I've had some hobby related projects that didn't turn out as expected, I can't call them failures, because I'm still around to learn from them.

I'm excited to read and view more of your ideas, and thoughts! I love the way you approach a challenge :idea:

Thank You, folks like you encourage me!
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Re: Glad to be back

Postby firewater69 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm

I'm glad to be part of this forum, and thanks for the kind words Blackstrap. I grew up on a dairy farm and if something broke we usually fixed it with what we had around due to cost. I really enjoy building things and working with my hands. I recently built a custom burner for one of my boilers, it's made from a keg spear and designed to clear the bottom drain, maybe I should post up some info on that.
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