New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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I have noticed a couple of members have expressed concern about using a microwave oven.

What is it that is disconcerting?
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popalop wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm Ah haha just use my sous vide wand in a plastic bowl and stand the glass jars in the water, when at temp remove let cool then in the fridge overnight then repeat, I am still experimenting though
I now have to find out what a "sous vide wand" is popsalop.

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Mash wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:00 am I have noticed a couple of members have expressed concern about using a microwave oven.

What is it that is disconcerting?
My micro has been known to emit sparks from the silly bit of foil carboard where the waves actually enter the body of the oven, and as I nuke to relative boiling with 65% spirit, this has the possibility of a small explosion.
It doesn't stop me. :shock:

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Mash wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:58 am
popalop wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm Ah haha just use my sous vide wand in a plastic bowl and stand the glass jars in the water, when at temp remove let cool then in the fridge overnight then repeat, I am still experimenting though
Are you getting "to temp" in the water or in the spirit?
I set the water to desired temperature then put the spirit into the water and wait till it equalises
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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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My main concern, because of past experience, has been jars cracking. I had a kilner jar crack whilst inside the microwave. So what I do now is place the jar, kilner or otherwise, in an empty plastic jug, so as to be able to catch any leakage in the event of another breakage, and that's it, problem solved. :D
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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Easydrinker wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:56 am
Mash wrote: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:00 am I have noticed a couple of members have expressed concern about using a microwave oven.

What is it that is disconcerting?
My micro has been known to emit sparks from the silly bit of foil carboard where the waves actually enter the body of the oven, and as I nuke to relative boiling with 65% spirit, this has the possibility of a small explosion.
It doesn't stop me. :shock:

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Hey, thanks dude,
I had not considered that, doh!
Just ordered a piece, big enough to last a lifetime, for a tenner.
Stick around, you are a helpfull kind of guy. :)

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Easydrinker wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:12 am Hey, thanks dude,
I had not considered that, doh!
Just ordered a piece, big enough to last a lifetime, for a tenner.
Stick around, you are a helpfull kind of guy. :)

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Always happy to help, not always sure it is needed!''

Always welcome, it can always be ignored. :lol:

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Hello All:

It's been a while but good to see you guys are still nuking.

No one's blown up a microwave as of yet to my knowledge.

Taste your product between each cycle.

Do not immerse the hot jars in cold water... that's kinda dumb even . You can put them under a fan or set them on a dry surface in the fridge or freezer if you just have to rush the process.

Heat till I see tiny bubbles was my original process not boiling.

Spirits can become super heated they will look normal with maybe a few bubbles rising to the surface... a liquid until it's moved or shaken. It will then instantly boil and erupt from the container so some type of hand protection should be used... silicone glove ect. to prevent burns.

I always sealed my jars while hot... but I have nuked open containers and let it set open for a bit... if there are heads or any other higher end solvents in your product they seem to go away somewhat... I know the product will be smoother on the palette .

Try nuking with blue berries, raisins, peaches and other things... you will be amazed at the results..

I will try to pop in more often as historically this was a great forum!

until next time

happy stillin

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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Welcome back Fully, never done any nuking...the stuff never lasts long enough around our place... :lol: hopefully with this bigger boiler I've got on order I'll have some spare to give it a try??

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Re: New thoughts on "Nuking"

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indeed FS, Welcome back.
I have only nuked whisky in the past.
Sometimes boiling it until it rocked.
I stopped the capping/vaccumn side, just let the higher alcohols escape, for sure a better drink after.
But you have now inspired me to try other stuff.
I wish that we could add a few more hours to the days, my days are too short for all the things that I want to do!

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