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Laptop Cooling Pad

I'm using a laptop-sized, vented, inverted vegetable tray to keep the laptop cool. It's quite effective even without any fans in this scorching heat. I added a CPU fan underneath ( 12 V, 0.42 A), and ran it off a USB cable from the laptop. The air is quite nice, but one thing I'm a bit worried is, when I touch the top of the laptop, it slightly vibrates constantly due to the fan underneath. Is that dangerous for the laptop? I'm planning to add another fan beneath the hard disk. The one I have now, is under the laptop's CPU fan. Another thing I would like to know is that, is it okay to run two fans of 042 A each, from two USB ports? Each USB port can supply 0.5 A max current. Running one fan off each port should be okay? But, today, the temperature was quite high in the afternoon, nearly 50 degrees! I'm thinking of buyin a readymade laptop cooler.  One of these three cheap ones at ebay India: http://cgi.ebay.in/Folding-Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling-2-Fan-/250631119144?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ac76128 http://cgi.ebay.in/Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-3-Fans-USB-Fan-LED-Light-/250629679857?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ab16af1#shId http://cgi.ebay.in/New-Super-Mini-2-Fan-Foldable-Laptop-Cooling-Cooler-Pad-/280504780978?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item414f6348b2 Please advise / comment. Regards, RS 

Topic by rseni  


Is it good idea to replace laptop's fan by fan of cooler pad ?

There are nasty fan inside of my laptop. The fan is loud and sound is nasty and works always (its such model of laptop), so I want to remove bottom of the laptop's corpus and may be top of the cooling pad and use the pad instead of internal cooler (which I will plug out). I have AMD. I think that it's may work because: fan inside laptop blows at radiator (which is on another end of copper pipe), not right at place where processors located. And I want big fan that will blow right at those part of cooling system where processors located. I'm not gonna remove copper pipe, just plug out default fan and use pad's instead so that it will blow at cooling system from the bottom. I'm gonna use pad with 220-250 mm fan. What do you think ?

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Bilge Pump vs Drip Irrigation for Low-Power Swamp Cooler

I'm building a small evaporative/swamp cooler for Burning Man that I would like to use as little power as possible (no solar panels). Traditional playa swamp cooler designs use a small pump to continuously irrigate the cooler pads. I'm thinking it might be more efficient to put the water in a reservoir that sits above the pads and gradually drips down on them. But since the pads need to be saturated for maximum evaporation, eventually the water will pool at the bottom and need to be pumped back to the reservoir by a pump controlled by a float switch. Which of these designs do you think would use less energy?

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Laptop Cooling Question

I'm using a laptop-sized, vented, inverted vegetable tray to keep the laptop cool. It's quite effective even without any fans in this scorching heat. I added a CPU fan underneath ( 12 V, 0.42 A), and ran it off a USB cable from the laptop. The air is quite nice, but one thing I'm a bit worried is, when I touch the top of the laptop, it slightly vibrates constantly due to the fan underneath. Is that dangerous for the laptop? I'm planning to add another fan beneath the hard disk. The one I have now, is under the laptop's CPU fan. Another thing I would like to know is that, is it okay to run two fans of 042 A each, from two USB ports? Each USB port can supply 0.5 A max current. Running one fan off each port should be okay? But, today, the temperature was quite high in the afternoon, nearly 50 degrees! I'm thinking of buyin a readymade laptop cooler. One of these three cheap ones at ebay India: http://cgi.ebay.in/Folding-Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling-2-Fan-/250631119144?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ac76128 http://cgi.ebay.in/Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-3-Fans-USB-Fan-LED-Light-/250629679857?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ab16af1#shId http://cgi.ebay.in/New-Super-Mini-2-Fan-Foldable-Laptop-Cooling-Cooler-Pad-/280504780978?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item414f6348b2 Please advise / comment. Regards, RS  

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Confused about air flow Answered

I wanted to make a DYI cooling stand, but I'm confused about air flow.. fan for bottom laptop : flow in or flow out? and then I wanted to add an additional fan at the back.. ( at the heat-air-out ) same question, flow in or flow out? : sorry, my English really bad..

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Using TEC chips and heatsinks for personal cooling - heating collars or pads

I've been toying with using TEC chips (facinating devices that are cheap - applying voltage make one side hot - the other cold, Inversely, appling any existing temprature differential to the sinks PRODUCES POWER). They are used most commonly by consumers in auto beverage coolers and heaters. It  started when a car ran me down on my bike, and I was wearing a neck brace for months. I thought about how misserable I'd be if it were summertime. I also thought of those poor people that always wore them... Anyway, there's a thousand different easy ways to do this - I took fluid-filled plastic sections of a beverage cooler and attached them to a belt, which hangs around my neck. applied the heat  sink of the TEC and there you go - just wrap it in something. Now if I were on a motorcycle in summer and stopped in traffic, the cool collar would be a lifesaver, as well as a myriad of other apps. I cannot figure out the best (inexpensive) way to control this. It's easy enough to turn on and off - you can hardly forget it! But if I allow the chip to get too much wattage it will get too hot and self-destruct. Also, if I limit the wattage correctly, it would just need adjusting, and could be left on most of the time. The idea here is there are many ways to do this but they are too expensive... I want everyone to be able to afford it. If you use a Pot or resistor, the excess goes to heat and ruins battery life, and other controllers of DC current are expensive. Any help? I am almost 60 and have earned the nickname Misc. Expert among my family and friends, and I must say I'm very impressed with what y'all do here in this newsletter - Congrats!

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How to determine which potentiometer I need for this project? Answered

Hi all,  I am building a laptop cooling pad with external power supply, and I would like to include a potentiometer so I could control the speed of the fan rotation. However, I am not sure about the resistance of the potentiometer. I am using the adapter from an old HP printer. Here are the values: +16V, 500mA And I am using the Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 fan. 12VDC, 0.35A

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Alternative Cooling design idea – Southeast moderate to high humidity

I need some serious feedback!  I have an 1896 Victorian, about 3800 sq.ft. but we did it right. Foamed the walls, floors, all new everything; a/c upstairs(2ton) and 5 ton downstairs.  It cools fine, but it's big and with only 3 of us, we only use about 2 rooms most of the time. Practically a new home. I've was studying underground piping for cooling but I have a new though. I can not use swamp coolers because it's to humid in Middle Ga. I have a well that the water is about 49-58 degrees. If I build a box with a cage fan and use small radiators (desinged for this purpose; not auto radiators), to pass the cold well water thru, wouldn't this work to cool the air for a room or two? I would design it to use a thermostat to open a valve when the water reached about 70 degrees and have it to RETURN the water back to the well (have have an opening to do so on the well). What I'm visioning is, the air would pass a hundred or so coils with circulated cold water all the time. I understand I need to also consider humidity dropping and cycle that out. Keep in mind, I'm not talking about passing air over a wet pad. I'm leaning toward passing air over cold coils that might be as deep as 3 feet. I really would like some detailed opinions. I'll email drawing if I have to.  Best regards.  Chris - Macon Ga.

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oil submerged playstation 3

Hi again iables, I want to build a oil submersable ps3 and have a few questions, 1. Will the oil degrade the silicone on a glass fish tank and cause a leak? 2. How do i extend the power and eject buttons off the motherboard? 3. How do i extend all other wires for the hard drive, power supply, bluray drive, hard disk drive and any i have missed? 4. What would be the best way to stop wicking in the wires from slowly emptying the oil? 5. Would any normal pc case cooling fans be ok to circulate the oil or would they burn out from the extra current draw? 6. Would a normal overhead fish tank filter be ok to use as a diy radiator pump? 7. Would this prevent the dreaded YLOD as iv already had it twice and fixed it myself, with relative success (about 2 months or 100ish hours), and this time im going to oven bake instead of heat gun as this method is rumoured to provide the best results, anyway i hope because of the even cooling provided by the oil bath, then it would keep it much cooler than air cooling? 8. What about using themoelectric cooling pads with huge heatsinks to provide extra cooling? 9. Would the wireless and bluetooth antenna's need to be extended or would they be ok submersed? i thought radio signals were blocked by water so is oil the same? If they do, how would i go about this? 10. Where would i buy mineral oil? I heard that Johnsons baby oil would work? 11. Could i use something similar to an undergravel filter in a fish tank to generate circulation if a pump head wont work? 12. What metal piping should i use for a diy radiator as i heard that mineral oil is very good at dissolving some things and im worried that the contamination may cause conductivity? I think that's it... if not ill add more when i think of them, many thanks in advance for any help!?

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Need help making a CAPD/Dialysis bag warmer

We are doing a lot of traveling right now to a bunch of different hospitals and I need a heating device I can plug into the car or preferably run off a battery. I have a hard platt suitcase which will hold 2 bags and am toying with the idea of just insulating it and putting a heating pad in there to plug into an inverter. The problem there is I don't always have access to an outlet in the hospital, and you tend to look very much like a terrorist and scare the holy jeebus out of people strolling around the hospital with this wired suitcase thingy. I am unaware of  IED or ordinance requiring an electrical outlet, but hospital security knows all about them and are just itching to go all *observe and report* on you.  I picked up one of those black and decker heat/cooler's at a yard sale with the intent to pop it open and see if anything can be repurposed, but I am not real confident on how to cover the elements so they don't melt the bags.  Temperature regulation is really important, and I really don't have the foggiest idea how to best do this. It's a 4.4lb bag of fluid, so it would have to heat 2 of them without turning them into boiling lava. It also can't be so weak that it takes 12 hours to heat the bag. It would need to get to 37*C/98.6*F (or near to it in any event) in about 4 hours. This is the real McCoy I am trying to rinky dink replicate: http://www.kidneystuff.com/warmers.html Keeping her alive ain't cheap so I simply don't have the 400$ to hand over for it.  Nutshell: I need help with (everything :P ) 1. Heating element 2. How to best secure bags  3. Best/most efficient way to power it 4. What material and in what fashion to insulate the case. 5. How to regulate temperature. I'm sure I missed some things, but really any and all advice would be more than greatly appreciated. 

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Halloween: Angel Wings, Werewolf Costume, Jack-o-Lanterns

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Oct. 26, 2007 Welcome back! Our favorite holiday of the year is almost here and we're celebrating with a special newsletter! Here are some great Instructables to provide some inspiration for our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest. Be sure to take some photos or video of your creepy creations and enter to win some awesome prizes, including a trip to Maker Faire 2008! For those who are in the Bay Area in California, come by our Halloween Costume Ball tomorrow night! We want to see your costume! And for those who are near Boston, check out the Show & Tell at MITERSnext Friday, November 2. So what are you waiting for? Check out these Instructables and get started! How to make a pair of Angel Wings In this Instructable I will explain how to make a pair of wings which could be used to dress up as an angel, bird, or anything else with feathered wings!posted by T0BY on Oct 23, 2007 Realistic Werewolf Costume Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!posted by missmonster on Oct 20, 2007 How to convert an old swingset into a guillotine prop for Halloween Reuse an old pile of lumber that used to be a wooden swing set for a nice prop for Halloween.posted by Strapped-4-Cache on Oct 14, 2007 Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving! I've been doing these skulls for several years, but recently I got the idea that I could make a whole skeleton out of pumpkins.posted by mcraghead on Aug 21, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! How to Apply Elf Ears Want elf ears on your head? Then show this Instructable to a friend because you can't put them on yourself!posted by jforbess on Oct 12, 2007 How to make a cardboard costume helmet Helmets are usually one of the hardest and most expensive parts to make for a cool Halloween costume so here's a simple method using cardboard.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 DIY Girl Pirate Costume HOW-TO Do you feel that the Girl Pirate Costumes you find in the stores are too expensive and not original? Well, make your own!posted by threadbanger on Oct 25, 2007 Solid-state Halloween controller and how to build a Haunted House Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year I create some sort of a haunted house - all for the neighborhood kids, of course!posted by ewilhelm on Oct 1, 2006 Pirate Cannon - A working replica of a naval cannon that fires pneumatically Halloween has been a pirate theme around here for a while. I had the sword, I had the treasure chest, I needed a cannon. posted by Part Time Chef.com on Nov 4, 2006 Special FX: Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect This instructable will show you how to make a Swiffer WetJet mop into a sweet squirting blood effect. posted by that_one_guy on Jun 23, 2007 Tips for Halloween pumpkin pictures Carving a Jack-O-Lantern is fun, taking loving pictures of the spooky glowing face is even more fun. posted by ewilhelm on Oct 31, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Laser Vortex Use a laser pointer, small motor, and a mirror to create an effect similar to what you might see at Halloween Horror Nights but on a smaller scale and much cheaper.posted by mever on Oct 18, 2006 Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! This is an over-the-top costume, but come Halloween it is oh sooo worth it. People go absolutely flippin' nuts when they see the whole getup.posted by Honus on Oct 4, 2006 Realistic Wound FX In this following you will see how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget. posted by Pull and Twist on Jul 17, 2007 Biohazard beer barrel A cheap and easy cooler that belches fog into your party. posted by zieak on Nov 1, 2006 T-Rex Rooftopper Make your own roof explode with this gigantic invader. posted by hirerob on Oct 31, 2006 Nazgul Mask for $15-20 This is a quick, 2-hour project I pieced together for one of my students who requested a Nazgul King mask for a production he was working on. posted by Drakz on Oct 27, 2006 How to build a Five Foot Tall Jacob's ladder This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV! posted by ewilhelm on Dec 13, 2005 Travelling Mexican Wrestling Ring If you're dressed as a wrestler, you need to wrestle. And if you need to wrestle, you need a ring to wrestle in. posted by rachel on Nov 19, 2006 Now go build something spookily awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by lebowski  


The little moonshiner....

Found an old topic that someone reactivated with a reply, so I though I do a new one to make it easier. "Moonshine" can be as tasty as any good spirit from the shops. I have done a few liters back in my days... There are a few things to consider right from the start though. What type of sugar is used, e.g. fruits, corn, wheat, potatoes or plain sugar and water. Equally important is the yeast, some prefer natural fermantation, others use baker's yeast, most prefer dedicated yeasts for wine. Even the water used plays a role in the final taste!Hygine is another thing that many people overlook or neglect. Anything that can grow in a warm and sweet enviroment will grow rapidly! That means if your yeast is not good or fast enough, other cultures can take over and sometimes totally change the outcome and quality. In some cases, like with fruits to the better but usually to the worse. Imagine you want to bake a nice cake with vanilla in it. But since your vanilla stick is already quite old and you stored it together with your garden herbs in one jar.... You get the idea of taste I hope ;) Just go from start to finnish like you would prepare chicken meat together with fish - keep it clean, keep it healthy.The still.... Now, if you trust some old blokes doing moonshine since they were kids then it all sounds so easy. But for the hobby brewer there are now tons of options available. Basic pot stills you can put on your stove, electric ones that are basically just an electric boiler with a cooling tube, tower models with several levels of control or the good old "reflux" still in copper. Why is it important to know your way around stills? Again, if you ask a cook then he will tell you why he uses a certain pot for certain dishes or why he won't work with certain materials. Sometimes it is for taste or ease of handling, often just preference. Lets check the main differences in material. We have the modern stainless steel and the classic copper. Stainless steel is easy to clean, won't affect the taste and won't cause any chemical reactions that would alter the taste of your product. That is true only if you trust the manufacturers ;) To compensate for the problems I will explain in a bit they use all sorts of gadgets. I call them brewing helpers and explain them in a bit. Copper on the other hand is now quite expensive and also deemed to be a pain to clean and sanitise. To be honest: how hard it is to clean a still only depends on the design. If you can seperate it into nice straight pieces with good access you can clean anything. But copper was and still is the prefered option for drinking vessels and cookware in a lot of cultures - and it is coming back into our kitchens now as well. Why is that then? Copper has natural sanitising abilities but also reacts with a lot of chemicals. And since copper is considered to be a "good" metal, these reactions usually happen only directly on the copper. Meaning all reaction products stay on the copper as well. Work with fruits or potatoes and a copper still can look dark black and really ugly when done. Do the same in a steel still and then compare the taste ;) Copper produces a far better taste! Especially sufur based compounds react strongly with the copper but also anything causing bad smells or tastes is reduced big time. To flux, reflux not not to flux at all!? A basic still heats the mesh to a set temperature, a cooling coil or similar lets the steam condensate and the alcohol (and everything else) drips out. More complex models have a more tower like appearance and with that allow for a better temperature control. Here the steam will cool down in the tower and at the right height you have the outlet. Brings a much more refined product. The best is still the reflux still however. Here the steam is allowed to travel further and cool down completely. Only a fraction is allowed to come out while the rest runs back down into the heated pot. From first to last model the quality, taste and purity improve. Lets take a closer look on what actually happens inside a still:Once the mix is hot enough that something can turn into a vapor or gas form it will try to escape. That is why we usually discard the first "head" coming out - it contains the most methanol for starters but also the worst of tastes. Again more on heads and tails later ;)In a simple still all steam produced is now turned back into a liquid.One reason why the alcohol concentrations is quite low, around 40%.But also the reason for the low quality taste that can happen.Even with a generous amount of head removed literally everything that is in the opt ends up in the spirit.A good temperature control is a must have and the less deviation the better.And as with all pots running low, once you are low enough all impurities left in your mesh will be concentrated.If the bottom now gets too hot they release unwanted tastes...We skip the tower models and go right to the reflux as the later is just better and includes all there is to say about the tower models anyway.At least on a hobby level a reflux still already starts with a quite tall boiling vessel.It just allows a better and more evenly heating of the mesh inside.While the bottom part is hotter than the top currents form that constantly mix what is inside.The heat is controlled so there is no real boiling, in the best option so that no part of the pot will go over 85° C.When all is hot enough so the first alcohol could run out the system is actually still closed.All vapour has to run back down the tower - which is why some towers even come with cooling fins...As a result all things with a low boiling point will stay in the tower as vapor and once the still is opened they come out first.The heads can be much smaller then too ;)Since the outlet is set at a suitable height and is naturally cooler than the steam, a lot of steam will condense above the outlet.Much more below it and only a fraction is collected to run to the outlet.That means that once the system has reached stable temps throughout that the tower is filled with ethanol vapour only.And since it is constantly re-boiled and runs back down and up all that comes out is already at quite high concentrations.With a good setup as high as 95% vol.It also means that you can have a great level of control about what exactly ends in your ethanol.Depending on how high the outlet is located a different amount of things that can either bond with ethanol or have a similar boiling temperature will be collected.Sole reason why most simple pot stills are designed to work with sugar and clean water only...When working with fruits as a base you often want quite a lot of the flavours and tastes preserved.Only experience and trying will get you tot he sweet spot where the alcohol content is just right and all wanted flavours are included.Go too high with your quality and the alcohol is too pure, go too low and the taste is bad...Which of course brings us back to why you should take your time before the cooking starts!I know far too many people who have no patience when it comes to the end of fermantation.Some yeast might be still active, far too much sugar left over in the mesh or just not enough care in general...You want most if not all of the sugar gone and used.What is not dead in terms of yeast needs to be dormant due to the alcohol concentration.And that can be the tricky part already!You see, once yeast dies off quickly due to the alcohol only the strong survive.In some cases, especially if you re-use your leftovers often, these few can still be active at over 20% of alcohol volume in the mix.The best option is to have a spare fridge and to put the entire container or drum in there.Let it sit cold for a few days, the yeast goes dormant, all sediments settly down to the bottom as no CO2 is produced anymore.Once all is really nice and clear use a hose or similar to remove the clear content only!Be careful here and once the levels are low use a seperate container to drain off!Take out what you can and if in doubt let what you take settle again for a day or two.Doing this time consuming step will make sure you only boil up what brings you the good stuff.On the other hand, when using potatoes, fruits or such you might have to press the liquid out and and add that to what you drained off already.I prefer to do this first and just put it back into the big drum again to let it all settle together.Ok, you only use sugar anyway but what comes out just does not taste or smell right...Would also mean you only use a basic still...As mentioned before the heads are what contains all the nasties.There are ways to actually measure if there is methanol present but for what we do now this is not so important.When the dripping start use shot glasses or such to catch it.Preferably while watching it ;)Smell what it is the glass when you put the next one under.The first glass should smell quite bad anyways.Quickly the smell in the glasses will change to something more "pure" and alcohol like - now start collecting for use.With a simple but good controlled still you will see the flow increases and levels out at some point.When the volume starts to go down your tails start.It is good practise to now use a seperate collecting vessel for the rest until what comes to fully discard.At some point you will notice the difference between just enough and really good temperature control.In a really good system the flow will go down to a slow drip or even stop.While in a dirt simple one the flow will just slow down for a while and then suddenly start running again.This running happens when the remainig water starts boiling...Keep smelling what comes out and once the taste or smell changes noticably again use a different container to collet what comes out. - This is you first tail collection.What comes out until the smell and taste go bad is your second tail collection - now you can turn your still off for a while.Let all what you collected cool down to room temperature is not already.Check what you collected from the heads, helps to have small jars for this ;)From start to last the smell should get better.If the last two or three collections smeel somehow interesting then add them to your main collection.Smell the first tail collection again - it should not be that bad anymore, especially if you let it cool down slightly open.Especially when working with fruits you might to add quite a bit of this to your main collection.If only sugar was used just move on to the last tail collection.In case you still don't like the smell mix the tail collection together and keep in a seperate and sealed vessel.Those tail collections can then later be used to destill them again (with more tails from other runs) to get a decent cleaning alcohol or something that might still be worth adding in small amounts for a better overall taste.However for sugar only mixes it can be considered to be for cleaning purposes only.What you have now is little waste and a lot of almost good alcohol.It still contains more or less amounts of unwanted things that mainly come from the yeast and their by-products.To "clean" you alcohol the best option is to destill it again - it will also increase the concentration quite a bit.Best option here is to use properly filtered and prefeably demineralised water to get back to a full fill of the still.If your still is quite small and what you collected would make for one or two full fills then go for it.Be warned though that you should not fill it up to the full mark, a bit under is better as the mix now will boil far quicker and more violent.Personally I prefer to have the alcohol conectration in the still at around 205% only.As we already discarded the worst of the worst in the heads during our first run only a tiny amount, like half a shot glass should be too bad in terms of taste and smell.Whatever comes after shall be fine.Again, once the tails start try to be carefull and if you can slow things down a notch.You will see a quite destinct reduction in the flow rate once the tails start - use a new container right away.The alcohol concentration should now drop quickly too as another indicator.If you want just pure tasting alcohol add what you comes out from this point to your tails container for later use as you don't want to drink it.Again, for fruits and potatoes you might want to keep the first bit of the collected tails.You alcohol concentration should now be already over 75% even if a basic still was used.The overall volume you collected will be lower accordingly of course - so don't be too disappointed by the liters you got from the second run.In a perfect world you now would use some nice barrel and let your creation age...But since we do moonshine...There is a chance that even after two runs you still taste and smell things you don't want or like.So if in doubt do it all again and get to 90 or more percent...Either way the final stuff should be now either watered down (filtered and clean of course) to the desired level.How to further improve on the outcome....There are little helpers along the way to get far bette results than without using them.If you check ready to go kits then they often contain specialised yest strains, a carbon mix and some "clearing aids".The yeast part is obvious, although I do prefer life prt wine yeast anyway.Carbon or activated charcoal is used to bind some of the bad odors and tastes the yeast produces.Keep in mind they are designed to work together, unlike using proper wine making cultures.Using power yeasts without carbon always results in a low quality.The clearing aids actually change the acidity levels and cause some things to mineralise or otherwise change so they settle to the ground.But they mainly make sure the yeast is dead.If you only use sugar then these kits are your easiest option and just follow their instructions.For fruits or anything else however you might want to try the slow route and use actual wine making yeasts for a change ;)And of course here we do not use carbon at all as we actually want to keep the taste of waht we use.We already had the proper way of getting the mesh to settle down, so that bit is clear.For sugar only you can now try to run your creation through activated charcaol or just add it and mix it.Let it sit and mix again for a few days.You do not need to filter the black stuff out, just drain it carefully and run the last bit through a coffee filter.Nothing will end in your destilled product.Inside the still you can use ceramic bioling thingies of all sorts.They provide a surface for water or mix to boil on instead of just the bottom.If you can't them for a good price then just use the stuff for aquarium filters ;)As said earlier too, copper is good but most modern stills are made from steel.If you can't find any copper wool pot cleaners you can cut some plumbing pipe into small sections.Inside the boiling vessel they will quickly turn brownish black while collecting bad things.Cleaning is easy with some cirtic acid/delimer/coffee machine cleaner...For a tower or reflux still it really helps to have these copper pads or wool inside for a far greater surface area to aid condensation and slow down the run off.I know how hard it is to get the stuff these days so if no other option use stainless steel ones and only loose the benefit of more cleaning through chemical reactions.Tools that come in handy....Monitoring the sugar and alcohol level to know when the mesh is right is quite obvious.What might not be is that you can correct bad level towards the end of fermentation.Yeast already dying slowly but far too much sugar left? Just add luke warm water to lover the alcohol conectration...Yeast going dormant with low alcohol levels? The sugar might be out so chack and if in doubt add some more.A good stir will help the remaining yeast to get more active in a day or two.So these little glass measuring tools should be put to good use from the start.During the destillation a purpose made overflow pipe to hold your alcohol tester is extremly helpful!The destilled liquid goes in through a pipe or hose at the bottom of the pipe.The bottom is closed, the top open to allow to drop the alcohol tester inside.Overflow or outlet should be just under the rim.During your run you can now see directly how the alcohol content changes.It will stabilse once the heads are finnished and get a slight rise just before it drops during the tails section.Improving basic desing of a basic still...Once you are done with a dead simple pot still and buy a reflux or tower model you might wonder why you did not build one yourself.What looked good on the pics and in the shop turns out to be still a bit away from perfect.The outlet might not have any flow control or is located to low/high.The vital overpressure protection might be missing and the thing sometimes runs out like a garden hose...For the later you can slavage some old pressure cooker and use the weight with the screw in counterpart in the lid ;)A simple hole in the top with flat weight on it works too, I used an old rubber plug from my bathtub one (could not find the purpose made one in time).For the outlet you can cheat a bit ;)Wrapping the tower with some insulating material improves on the heat loss - this helps if the still struggles to heat enough to provide a proper flow rate.Cooling the tower with wet towels, running water or similar well help on hot days or if the outlet is located reall high with little chance to provide decent condensation in the lower parts.How to cheat with the barrel....No matter if you just run with sugar or if you prefern corn, wheat, fruits....For some spirits good taste means good age.And well, good age for commercial spirits usually happens by resting in wooden drums.Oak, white oak, red gum and several other types of wood are used.Some small destilleries even use only locally available wood and won't even tell you which tree it was...Means we have a few chocices if we don't want to stick to the well known classics.But how do we make a barrel ?A good one is not just made from any old wood - the wood needs to be of the right age and moisture.To keep it simple just treat it like your firewood and let it rest for the same time.A good barrel is often "charred" - burnt with a flame or by rolling it with burning charcoal inside.This does two imortant things:1: It provides charcoal to bind remaining bad stuff.2: It releases some sugars from the wood plus resins and othe stuff.Both are an essential part of the final product and aging process!Now it becomes clear why a good sprit cost more than vodka...Using a neutral vessel like glass to age your spirit is one thing, preparing the wood the right way another...You see, size matters here in several ways.Big chunks provide a decent surface are without causing too much debris.The also provide more tannins for the color and more resins and sugar.Smaller chunks provide more charcaol for a higher level or binding impurities.But both will soak up far more alcohol than the correspong barrel size would!Obviously, if you are on a small scale on only got about 5 liters of alcohol to deal with loosing much is bad.The best way to char the wood IMHO is inside a clsed can or steel box.Just a small vent hole and a lot of turning with the right eye for when the wood is charred enough to be black and sealed.Opinions vary here but I use about a cup full of wood per 5 liters of alcohol at around 93% vol.Some goes for the storage, apart from dark some can't really agree here.Tossing and turning is as much prefered as undisturbed resting - take your own pick.The thig I do differently after the filtering off is to re-use the wood that is soaked.It goes into a freezer bag until the next run of the still and then the frozen wood is just added to the second still run to get back the alcohol in it, plus some nice taste and smell :)

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Stick Rpg CompleteCheats

Stick RPG CompleteSubmitted by: RMCheat mode:Enter HEYZEUS!!!! as a user name to get 555 Stats and 10,000 to start the game.Save money:Start with your intelligence at maximum, then get a job and keep getting promotions until you are the CEO. Do not increase anything else or do anything else until you are Ceo with an intelligence level of 250. Then, stop increasing intelligence until you get a penthouse with a television. Watch the news until you have about 330 intelligence. You can then hot wire the car. The car is like the skateboard except faster and cooler.Easy money:First, start a bank account. You do not need much, but the more the better. Next, go into your apartment and sleep for a few days. The interest in the bank will earn money slowly. The more money you have, the more you will receive. This is very useful if you are trying to get a few stats. Buy the items that raise all of the stats when you sleep. Each night you sleep, you will get better.When you have 999 Intelligence, Charm, and Strength, get to -100 Karma by doing a lot of Drug deals and bar fights. Notice that you will receive an invitation in your home to join in an Election. Click on the 50,000 Election and you should win it. After that, sleep and you will get $5,000 a day.Save the game, then play blackjack. Bet all your money. If you lose, refresh and try again. Save the game each time you win more money.Note: While playing blackjack is an easy way to get money, it takes a long time to click the chips to bet. Instead, do not click them. Press [Tab] until the 500 chip is selected then hold [Enter] for a faster method.Red car:If you get over $500 you will get a new car.Commodities:While doing Commodities, before you leave the bus station to sell, make sure you have agun with 99 ammunition. Also make sure that you pump up Strength and Charm and lower your Karma for extra safety.Darts:When doing the darts, go for the lighter dart board. Convertible:Start out with unlimited intelligence and get the job of the CEO. Follow the first car cheat and get to day 381. Then, press C and you should be in a red convertible.President or Dictator:When it is 2,000 days and you have a castle and lots of money (200,000), you should be invited to have an election. For Dictator, have $200,000, Karma -100, 850+ Stats, CEO, and a castle ($500,000).For President, have $200,000, Karma 100, 750+ Stats, CEO, and a castle ($500,000).Funny messages 1:Whenever your stickman gets run over by a car, he will get one of three messages. One is from Sticknews, another from You Hit, They Run law agency, and the final one is is from Cash for Skidmarks' Inc.Funny messages 2:Give the boy who wants smoke exactly ten of them. He will die and you will get a message from a detective.Red Stickman:Keep robbing places.Kill kid on the corner:Keep giving the kid on the corner of the street cigarettes. He will eventually die from too much smoke inhalation.Sleeping:If you are trying to sleep very quickly, press [Tab] twice, [Enter], [Tab], [Enter] and repeat.Hint:Submitted by: Brandonto wake up at 12:00 am everyday, get a job or the HEYZEUS!!!! and purchase an alarm clock. this should wake up a little earlyer, next buy as many nicatinue pills as possible because every pill used + alarm clock will wake you up at 12:00 amHint:Submitted by: nathanstart the game enter HEYZEUS!!!! get 999 of charm intellagence and streinth get castle check email erace it you will get a lottory if its not when you leave the castle is in the bank choose 50000 you win go to bed you get 5000 each day hey you deserve it for all your hard work im still getting my presidensial account byeEasy money:Get an alarm clock ($200) and caffeine pills. You will be able to work four times a day.For a CEO this results in $2,400 per day. Note: This is also how you get a bus ride.Good karma:Go to the bum by the bar and keep giving him money. You will get good karma in return. Hint:Submitted by:adamif you start a new game and keep working as a CEO and dont rob any places you will get a white stick man. Hint:Submitted by: Daniel Householder to get a red stickman you can either kill the kid on the block and make a lot of deals in las vegas, you can also get into some barfights or you can rob places a lotHint:Submitted by:tim get some money then go to the bank and deposite all but 1 dollar. then go to casino and play black jack click on the token that says 0 on it and a 0 will be added to your money. you can repeat this as long as you want.Very Easy money:Submitted by: davidfirst become presedenant then sleep for 50 days put all your money in the bank and keep doing this.Hint:Submitted by: BoabaDO YOU NEED MOR MONEY? Buy 10 cocain or beer and travel to NJ or LA by bus. Make sure you have a cell phone and a gun with atleast 90 ammo. Sell your comidates and you will get a BIG profit.Hint:Submitted by: PManHi i have just found out a new hint for Stickman RPG:When you get your intelligence up to 330 you can steal a car but if you already have a yellow/red car go to sleep untill day 364 and you should get a message saying Congratzyou have been playing for a game year and you will recieve A BRAAANNNDD NEEEEWWW SPOORRRTTTSS CCAAARRRRbyeMoon walk:So to do the moon walk you hold up left right then you look like you walking forward but your going backwards Sports Car:After 365 stick days you should wake up and get some mail and a sports car!Changing colors:Purple - Win a lot of bar fightsWhite - Become PresidentRed - Rob banksBlue - Start of gameHint:Submitted by: ya mumto get easy money get all your cash out of the bank exepet for 1 doller and go to the casino and bet all of it al if u loose get out of it then back in to iit then u should still have all your cash. and if u win go save it then do it all over again keep doing this until u have alot of cashMoney Trick:Use the following trick for easy money and decreased Karma. Buy 20 pieces of cocaine from the person besides the pawn shop. Make sure every time you wake up it is midnight so you could catch up to the bus. Go to Los Angeles and sell the cocaine you bought for easy money. It is possible that your stick will be red.Cool car:To get a cool car get unlimited time and sleep until the number says like 365 which is a year. If you slept for a year in stick RPG then you get a cool car I guess. It happened to me. Take a bus:Get a alarm clock then get caffine pills go to sleep then go to the bus station and pik anywhere u want to go but its not wat u think it is.Wake Up Car:After you have hotwired the car by your home, enter it and go to your inventory. Press the go home button and go to sleep. After you wake up the next day, save your game and leave your home. You should start off inside your car.Hint:Submitted by: keithMake your car do the moon walk press up left and right together it you'll moon walkHint:Submitted by: hubfirst, buy a computer. the stocks can not go below 1 dollar. Buy as much of it as u can at 1 dollar than wait till it doubles or triples, easy & fast money. Hats:Go to twilly in Falconreach and put minigame prises.win big:If your new to this game listen to me. first make sure you are playing stick rpg complete. Now make your name HEYZEUS!!!! make sure you typed all of the !!!! marks and its all in caps.Now youy shold be playing. If you want to be prez or dictator follow this: prez=999 in all stats, 100 karma, a castle, a convetable, a ceo, and your stick figure has to be white. Dictator= 999 in all stats, -100 karma, a castle, a convertable, a ceo, and your stick has to be red. p.s. you have to wait 2000 days to have election and you need $20000.Skateboard tricks:When you have a skateboard and want to do a trick, hold [Shift] and press [Left], [Right], and [Up].Easy Money:Use the following trick for easy money and decreased Karma. Buy 20 pieces of cocaine from the person besides the pawn shop. Make sure every time you wake up it is midnight so you could catch up to the bus. Go to Los Angeles and sell the cocaine you bought for easy money. It is possible that your stick will be red.Hint:Submitted by: JoshTo get a red stick, just rob the bank a whole lot. you dont have to get away with money to turn red. you just have to have a gun with ammo, and click "Rob the place" when your at the bank and eventually, you will turn redHint:Submitted by: josephcomplete cheats:codes,HEYZEUS!!!! Tips,Sleep for 365 days(1 year) you will get a messege and press c and you can drive a hot rod or to get the yellow car neer apartment and hotwire it by geting 370 intelegence,become CEO evrey day do job and when you get enogh funds you can by a mansion tv satlite (for tv) computer bed!!more information email me at jprgameboy@hotmail.comHints:Submitted by: willeversteps for ultimate gameGOOD1 HEYZUES!!!! improtant (!!!!) 4=555 all stats, $100002 go to the house click on the car at your house hotwire it. 3 go to the bar out side is a bum click on him give him 10 dolars4 go to the pawn shop and buy a almarm clock 5 go to the school and use the gym till u have 999 strenth6 go back to the school with 5000 dollars and do `go to class`7 after u have finished th 5000 dollars if your not at 999 intelagence go to `study` 8 go to the big building beside the bank and ask for promptions till your ceo9 work till you have 600,000 dollars 10 buy the caslte at the bank11 go the bar and drink beer untill you have 999 charm12 make shure u have 100 karma13 go to your castle and sleep untill u get a letter asking to run for presedent 14 say yes 15 play as u wish u are presadent what more could u want u get 5000 dollars a night EVIL1 HEYZUES!!!! improtant (!!!!) 4=555 all stats, $100002 go to the house clic on the car at ur hose hotwir it. 3 go to the bar out side is a bum lick him and giv im 10 dolars ( holly shit ive never accidentally done something that funy)4 go to the pan shop and buy a alarm cock (lol) and knife5 go to the bar and bar fiht till u hav -100 karma6 go to the scool and go to clas until u hav 0 karma7 repet step 5 and 6 til u have 999 strengh and intelgense as well as -100 karma8 go to the bulding beside the bank and become ceo9 work until u have 600000 dolars9 drink ber until u hav 999 charm10 bar fite until u have -100 karma11 wait til u got an emal sain u can be dick-tater ( who wold wana be a dick made of taters) 12 say oui13 play as, want sorry for my BAD spellingHint:Submitted by: tjIf you start out with the name HEYZEUS!!!! you will get money and to get money get the ceo job and then you save to buy castleHint:Submitted by: DillanGet the car and get in and then press the direction pad and press c and the car raves its engineHint:Submitted by: wronTo get lots of money put 10,000 dollars in bank and sleep for 365 day you will wake up check your messages you will get a new car and in your bank is tons of cash, i got a castle fron doing this with money left over!!!Hint:Submitted by: JAKEIf u want a totally black screen while playing, hold "c" and the right arrow key at the same time.Hints:Submitted by: Jordy Give the bum by the bar lots of money until you turn white.Kill the kid that asks for smokes (10 smokes) then go by some coke then go to LA.Hint:Submitted by: mathewplay the game get at least 700 intelligence steel the car then get promotions until u r ceo the get a clock and caffeine pills the sleep go t work u should get $2,400 the go home save game then go to the casino bet all your money if u win u get lots if u8 lose close window and re-open it the keep repeating it and ull beHint:Submitted by: tomfirst put your name as HEYZEUS!!!!second when you have your stats and money save your file then go to the casino.next go to the blackjack table and bet all your money.if you win go to your house and save.if you lose quit the game and go to continue.keep doing this until you have 640,000 dollars.now go buy a castle.go to the furnishing store and buy everything.now go to your house and get on the computer.now buy all the stocks that are at 1 dollar.because the stocks cant go bellow 1.spend all your money.now sleep and next morning the stocks should go up.wait till they are about 2-4 dollars or more. then sell them you should make alot of money.if you get good at stock managing then you can make alot of money.this doesnt take long. about 1-2 hours depending on how good you are.i made over 1.2 mil in 15 mins. so give it a try.Cheat:Submitted by: ZaneGet mega money by either going to the casino and betting all it may take long but if you win save (also save before you go) press tab till its on the 500 and hold enter for faster betting also you can put all your money in the bank then wait untill the intrest is high then make a lot of money and put it in the bank and you will sky rocket up in money i did and got over 5 mil and im still going up.Hint:Submitted by: j&b;If you you are president or dictator get 1million$ and put it in bank. sleep till you get 1million with you. the keep with drawing 1million you should be very richHint:Submitted by: RobbieSave then get 1 mil then bet it all on blackjack. If you don't win then close down the game then log back on and do it again but when u do win save strait awayHint:Submitted by: Sidow21st get a lot of money(no loan)2nd go to Fine Line Furnishings3rd buy every thing there4th go back the next day5th buy every thing again (it has new stuff)6th if you bought every thing you should get more intelligence, Strength and charm everydayHint:Submitted by: Sidow2You need 200 charm 1st you need a gun ($400)2nd get money (CEO is best)3rd deposit money4rd rob the bank4rd-B or go to jail for 5 daysCheat:Submitted by: cODYFirst you must have a health lvl of 560. Use HEYZUES!!!! as your name at the start of the game your health will be at 560/560. go towards tthe edge of the area and fall off you should then have 560/570. Go home and sleep BANG extra hpChanging color:2 become white, u just go 2 work. 2 become red, u smoke, drink, rob, fight and buy cocaine.Hint:Submitted by: JulioHeres a good tip...buy alll the exercise things...and then sleep all the time...your strength will go up with your charm and intellgence...just from sleeping!!! ALSO! Do that Zeus thing from other tips...and you will get so much money fast...after you get 999 of all skillzHint:Submitted by: keaneto work at mcsticks you have to type in HEYZUES in capitals as password.to get are scateboard you have to buy smokes and give them to the blue person on the corner of path.Hint:Submitted by: rexxarWhen u get to one thousand days and when u get $200,000 -100 karma and a castle and ceo u get to become a dictator and its not 2,000 days its 1,000 days.Hint:Submitted by: SETHyou must play complete version of stick rpg you will have a car outside your house click on it to hot wire the press c to drive then hold c to make the screen blink black makes stickman like hes in a invisable car.Easter Egg - Back Wards Cars:Sometime when u put Heyzeus!!!!. U might see a car driving backwards.(It doesn't realy have to be HEYZEUS!!!! as ur name but thats a different code)Cocaine:Dont go to a place with to much cocaine the cops find you and your sent to jail u lose your gun and your stuff.Gambling win:Take out a loan at the bank,then click repay loan.type minus and then the amount that you want(repeat this as many times as you like).then gamble it at the casino and hope you win.if you dont then start a new game and try again.Hint:Submitted by: freddydavebobsmithgrayomif you are in a bar fight and it freezes instead of clicking it froze just click the done button on the fighting bar and it should come back to life... do this every time it freezes and finish off your enemy =]Cheat:Submitted by: Shawn JTo become prez all u have 2 do is have a castle be ceo and haf 200,000$ because that is the best chance to win election and you don't have to wait 1000 days,i was prez at 400 days.Hint:Submitted by: CazzerTo become dictator you have to have been playing for 1000 days, On the 1001 day you will get an answering machine message asking you to become dictator of sticks, the more money you put in the more chance you have of winning the electionHint:Submitted by: EvaWhen you have a lot of money, take it all out of your bank acount and save the game. Then go to the Casino and bet it all on blackjack. If you win, save your game and you will get double money. If you lose however, just dont save, exit, and go back and all your money will be returned to you.Hint:Submitted by: AndrewIf you want to sell stuff in other citys but don't want bad karma sell beer insted of cocain.Bank Glitch:Submitted by: CamerantGet some money. Then go to the bank and put a 0 before it than deposit. Might only work with even number like 02000, 01000 etc. You'll deposit that much and keep half. Email gnicol116@aol.com Bye! hope it helps it did for me.Easy Strength + Charm:Submitted by: brodyAn easy way to build strength and charm is to buy the mansion and the treadmill from the furniture store. Next, go to the convinience store and buy a whole bunch of smokes. Then, go stand one pace away from entering your mansion. Then all you have to do is smoke until your health is too low to smoke any more (you will be prohibited to smoke automaticly, so don't worry about dieing) then enter your house and sleep whickh will raise you health and strength. Continue this until desired.Cheat:Submitted by: shaun when you have a castle + $200,000 + the job as a CEO + 100 karma and have played for a virtual year you should be invited to have an election, accept and choose the $200,000 campaing and you should become presidentnote: when you are president you can not work and you get $5000 when you sleepCheat:Submitted by: BOOBhold forward and backwards in the car put your bonet over the edge near the mansion and make sure u just start the game or i wont work btw u can fall thogh ground why u on the road and went u respawn u start with 999 everthing and preisdent and castle and 9000,00000 money.Here are some cheats for stick Rpg CompleteCheat:Submitted by: samto be director get 999 on every thing but karma, a castle and 200,000 dollars and sleep till 999 days egzactly and you have a messeage read then erase then you get another message and choose the 200,000 dollar option (if u kill people you cant be presidant).

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