• dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    In reply to: woodey24 posted an update I seen in a post you started with an 8 gallon pot. We are looking at one too and wondering what your output per batch is? thanks..@dooley View

    depending on the abv of your mash and your cuts maybe a gallon after diluting it to 90 or so. my advice is to get the 13 gal with 3inch simple pot still head to start out will save you money in the long run when you relize 8 is not enogh.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    In reply to: first-timmer joined the group Introduce yourself View

    with supplies being hard to get not to mention costly I suggest you make sour mash that way you can get the most out of your supply theres a uncle jesses sour mash recipe in the recipe section I believe if not I can shoot you one. also theres a book you should get called moonshine its a good beginners book covers a little of everything.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

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    good luck you’ll like it much better than the tea pot.

    • I got the still today and holy cow this looks tons better than what I made. I’ve already got all the ingredients I need at home.I’ll be busy for the next few months.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: cian posted an update Hi I was just wondering does anybody have a good corn shine recipe View

    look under favorites in mash recipes.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: tommyb joined the group Mash Recipes View

    sounds good.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 1 year, 11 months ago

    In reply to: dooley posted an update in the group Mash Recipes
    If your wondering what its supposed to look like when its working good here it is.
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    sure whats up?

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: vwoods posted an update Lookn 4 word from Tom Dooly View

    sent you a message holler if you got more questions.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: destiller1948 posted an update Getting ready to run a thirty gallon batch that should give me plenty of shine for the next few months. If I use the six plate setup I will start out with 190+ for the first quart or so. Strictly heads and very good cleaning fluid. Will start collecting at 180 and stop around 165+. Will keep running into a five gallon bucket until I get down to 30% abv for backset. Been at it now for five years and since I live only 45 miles from Mike and Matt at Hillbilly Stills, I\'m proud to say they are both personal friends of mine and wonderful people. View

    Awesome I just ran 25 gallon wash with a four plate flute after cuts and dilution I got 5 gallons of 100 proof don’t ya just love them.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: frisco posted an update Hi there guys, I\'m having trouble getting my specific gravity below 1.05, after 3 runs of white sugar 16kg and molasses, 12L approx 8 gallons water. The starting SG was 1.14 and then added 2 packs turbo yeast. The temp was 28deg C when I pitched the yeast, had lots of activity for about 5-6 days then just stops. The temp of the mash climbed to 36degC while it was fermenting. Test the SG and this run has only dropped to 1.08..... not sure what I\'m doing wrong. Please help..... View

    if I’m understanding you right you used 16kg of sugar (35 lbs) and 12 liters of molasses (3 gallons) to 8 gallons of water. if so that’s way to much per gallon of water. yor abv is probably higher thann your yeast can handle. I’m surprise your starting SG was only 1.140.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: jed928 posted an update I have a question. For the first time I have close to 1/4 of my maze and barley floating on top of my mash. It seems to not allow the CO2 to escape. Is this normal? Or should I strain it off the top and throw it away? View

    ok I assumed you were fermenting on the grain. not sure let it work off and see prob be ok.

    • I am this time, just put it all in the fermentor and pitched yeast. I generally heat up my water to 160, add flaked maze and crushed malted barley. Cover it and let it sit for 3 hours and strain it out. Than I add the sugar. Once it gets down to 70 degrees I add yeast. This time I just put it all in fermentor and was going to strain when finished.…[Read more]

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

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    well as long as its built correctly and with safe materals its fine. but if you decide to go with the hbs still id get the 13 gal with 3” potstill head both come with everything even electric heat source if you want that.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: jed928 posted an update I have a question. For the first time I have close to 1/4 of my maze and barley floating on top of my mash. It seems to not allow the CO2 to escape. Is this normal? Or should I strain it off the top and throw it away? View

    no its fine its the cap it’ll sink as the sugars converted.

    • I normally strain out the grains before fermenting. I got nervous and scooped it off. Hope I didn’t ruin it!

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 4 months ago

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    welcome aboard will help where we can.

    • Thanks, Dooley

    • Hey Dooley, Let me ask you; better to make my first batch in homemade still i built out of a keg or save up and purchase the 8 gallon still off the website?? If you think the second choice, does it come with everything I need to get started?

      • well as long as its built correctly and with safe materals its fine. but if you decide to go with the hbs still id get the 13 gal with 3” potstill head both come with everything even electric heat source if you want that.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 4 months ago

    In reply to: dooley posted an update in the group Mash Recipes
    If your wondering what its supposed to look like when its working good here it is.
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    10 lb. sweet feed
    5 lb. cracked corn
    40 lb. cane sugar
    10 lb. dark brown sugar
    10 tlbs. Dry distillers yeast
    6 tlbs. yeast nutrient
    fill to 25 gallon mark with water

  • dooley posted an update in the group Group logo of Mash RecipesMash Recipes 2 years, 4 months ago

    If your wondering what its supposed to look like when its working good here it is.
  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: steve-k became a registered member View

    1 % equals 2 proof don’t believe anyones getting 140% thatd be 280 proof best your going to get out of any stills around 92%.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: deserteagle posted an update What is the approximate cost of being licensed becoming legal? View

    Depends on how far you want to take it. The TTB has licene prices on their sight and list different types take a look. I think a micro distillery or a craft licence is like 5k a year but there are restrictions on amounts and how its sold.

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: mike posted an update https://youtu.be/a--42w0tpHI View

    I really want that 30 gallon pot anyone wanna buy a kidney or two? lol

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: mike posted an update Ok guys I am not a big fan of this set up. We purchased it from china to check some things out on it. It has never been used and this is in our opinion about all one of these columns is worth. We have this on eBay if you would like to check it out. Like I said we did not build this. It is from china.. Buy at your own risk. http://www.ebay.com/itm/282048101643?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 View

    So yall never did a test run on it mike?

  • dooley posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: freddy posted an update I\'m a new be I recently made a 5 gallon batch using sweet feed along with 5lbs of sugar and a 1pkg of champagne yeast now I let it sit for 4 days as it stopped bubbling ran it threw my stainless steel pot as I seen the first bunch of drips coming out at 2-3drops a second then it poured so I turned down the heat it helped a bit but the water in the worm pot was getting really hot went through a lot of ice lol anyway I did get rid of the first 50ml I just found the taste was not as I expected and the smell.???almost like rotten eggs. I hope that someone can steer me in the right direction. ....also I would be interested in making a good tasting whisky pls help View

    sorry it didn’t go well freddy don’t know why it smelled like rotten eggs ive never had that happen. lets see if we can figure it out what type still are you using size and what not? and was your still clean? also 50 ml isn’t enogh to pull off for forshots you’ll wanna take 250 ml for every 6 gallons of wash.

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