• possum posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: possum posted an update I mashed in yesterday & I have a copper still being built it is 3-4 weeks out. I will attempt the virgin run on a stainless rig with a thumper could some one tell me if I put the same wash in the thumper as the pot to start.I help dad many years ago & I have forgot the basics + we did not use a pot still. View

    thank you dooley,

  • possum posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: possum posted an update I mashed in yesterday & I have a copper still being built it is 3-4 weeks out. I will attempt the virgin run on a stainless rig with a thumper could some one tell me if I put the same wash in the thumper as the pot to start.I help dad many years ago & I have forgot the basics + we did not use a pot still. View

    I forgot to ask does the diameter & length of the copper column matter I have a 2″ x 17″ 17 gal.pot. Bear with me I am learning & I had rather ask than mess up.

    • the bigger the colums dia. the faster it will run say 2 vs 3 vs 4” as far as length I have seen them up to 5 or 6 feet mikes the expert on stills give him a call at hillbilly stills mike , matt or jared can help you with that.

  • possum posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: possum posted an update I mashed in yesterday & I have a copper still being built it is 3-4 weeks out. I will attempt the virgin run on a stainless rig with a thumper could some one tell me if I put the same wash in the thumper as the pot to start.I help dad many years ago & I have forgot the basics + we did not use a pot still. View

    Thanks dooley 4 the reply. If I may ask you ask another ? do u gain any extra proof / flavor by tying / sacking your grain & running with the wash. Mash was rocking & rolling yesterday looking good.

    • you’ll get more flaver maybe but not higher proof but be careful doing that if using electric heat elemnts if any thing touches it it’ll burn up I don’t believe its worth it myself.

  • possum posted an update 2 years, 11 months ago

    I mashed in yesterday & I have a copper still being built it is 3-4 weeks out.
    I will attempt the virgin run on a stainless rig with a thumper could some one tell me if I put the same wash in the thumper as the pot to start.I help dad many years ago & I have forgot the basics + we did not use a pot still.

    • possum ive never run a thumper but from what ive read you can use some of the mash or water or even your tails from your last run in it. hope that helps.

      • Thanks dooley 4 the reply. If I may ask you ask another ? do u gain any extra proof / flavor by tying / sacking your grain & running with the wash. Mash was rocking & rolling yesterday looking good.

        • you’ll get more flaver maybe but not higher proof but be careful doing that if using electric heat elemnts if any thing touches it it’ll burn up I don’t believe its worth it myself.

    • I forgot to ask does the diameter & length of the copper column matter I have a 2″ x 17″ 17 gal.pot. Bear with me I am learning & I had rather ask than mess up.

      • the bigger the colums dia. the faster it will run say 2 vs 3 vs 4” as far as length I have seen them up to 5 or 6 feet mikes the expert on stills give him a call at hillbilly stills mike , matt or jared can help you with that.

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