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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:48 am

Wellsy wrote:It is certainly going to be a long 10 days or so waiting for delivery if last night is anything to go by.
9:30 - 12:30 sleep
12:30 - 5:00 am, wondering if the still will fit in the new cupboard, will the hose from the water tank be to long to provide adequate pressure, oh I wonder what the ph is of our rain water compared to tap water. Is that big pot in the laundry stainless steel or aluminium, what will I use to get the drops to taste test all the jars,will I be able to taste the difference between heads and heart , I assumed I new what wet cardboard tasted like. If I get a wash on Saturday will I be able to store it until the still arrives. Who has nutri grain on special. I won’t even go into the number of shops I visualised looking for large glass jars.
OMFG !!!!!
I need some of the produce to help me sleep,this is a vicious cycle I am on lol

Loss of sleep is definitely a side affect after being bitten by the bug.. :D
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:23 pm

We are pretty close Bluc
Bendigo area so next door to each other :)
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Professor Green » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:34 pm

Congratulations Wellsy, that's great choice with an easy upgrade path should you want to expand to a bubbler later on.
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby The Stig » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:30 pm

Wellsy wrote:We are pretty close Bluc
Bendigo area so next door to each other :)

Bluc is no where near you , he is actually north of me :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:32 pm

:laughing-rolling:
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:03 pm

Apologies crow, itoldyou guys I had not slept last night.

I keep looking at the tracking and it is still in Queensland , done thise bloody northerners stop working at 5:00 lol.

After talking to Andrew I will put a simple vinegar wash through the still when it arrives, so it looks like tomorrow I put down my first wash :)

The wash of choice is the nutritrain with raw sugar, then when the still gets here I am ready to go :)

I have even been to k mart and got a couple of 3.5 litre jars with a tap on them. So many variations to concoct so little time
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:08 pm

Professor Green wrote:Congratulations Wellsy, that's great choice with an easy upgrade path should you want to expand to a bubbler later on.


Thanks professor it was your advice that had me explore the fsd pot distiller, I really appreciate that as the reflux I was looking at was never going to do what I wanted. I actually made the comment about upgrading to a bubbler that made Andrew suggest the 50 litre boiler with 4 inch as that was upgradable and the 25 was at its limits with the pot

I spent heaps more than I ever intended but it was more an investment In future opportunities than a simple buy this and then look to see what I could do with it.
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:20 pm

Hey welsy just make sure the taps on the jars are not plastic. If they are all is not lost jump on ebay you can get stainless ones :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:19 am

Thanks bluc
You must have known because they are, I did not give that a second thought. Rookie mistake I guess :)

The other thing I noticed is the lids are not airtight so that fluid will flow when you open the tap. Now I am worried about evaporation. The professionals call this gods share when it evaporates from the barrels when stored. Quite frankly if he wants some he can contact fsd himself and learn as we have had too. I will be watching closely and if it starts to evaporate I will just use them for storing strip runs and cover the lid with glad wrap. Making sure of course it does not contact the spirit.

Thanks again for the heads up mate
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:48 am

Glad wrap not good either no plastic anywhere near your spirit
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:54 am

bluc wrote:Glad wrap not good either no plastic anywhere near your spirit


So the only answer is to get air tight lids , or drink quickly hey.
Appreciate your help guys it makes such a big difference
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby The Stig » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:43 am

Silicone replacement seals :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby RC Al » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:29 pm

I have been using alfoil, there is a reaction with ethanol at room temp, but apparently it is of little consequence.
I have yet to see any oxidisation on what i have used, so Im hip to use it at this stage until i see anything different - had some on some 70% for a year or so, cant see any effects, only using it on flagons and regular jars, so not a huge surface area

https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/que ... d-aluminum
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:21 pm

Thanks RC A1

These jars are designed to be a loose fit so the fluid pours from the tap easily. So once I get the stainless taps I will probably just use them for short term storage or mixing cuts.

Of course the other option is to drink it quickly :)
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby crow » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:34 pm

I'm not actually in Ballarat but towards you a bit near Creswick :handgestures-thumbupleft: , I'm originally a Murray boy from SA but been here around a decade now.
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:26 am

Just think crow another 5 years and you might start getting used to the cold lol.
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby crow » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:59 am

Not effing likely, unless you heard they are banning snow and sleet round here :))
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:12 am

:))
I have never known a place to be so cold all the time. It gets all th3 cold but none of the snow. I assume it gets better in summer once the water thaws out
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Ned » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:51 pm

crow wrote:I'm not actually in Ballarat but towards you a bit near Creswick :handgestures-thumbupleft: , I'm originally a Murray boy from SA but been here around a decade now.

Hey I was born and bred in Creswick 68 years ago. Its not the coldest place in Victoria. Daylesford and Tylden are worse, except if your in Ballarat and that wind whips down Sturt St. :text-lol: Now living on the Murray River North of Bendigo.
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Re: Hello from Central Vic

Postby Wellsy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:36 pm

Hey NED
I lived for 25 years in Echuca, lovely spot
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