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Hello from North Idaho

Postby wildrover » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:37 am

Hello, I figure I should introduce myself. I absolutely love this site. I found out I enjoyed Whiskey back in August 2010 (slow learner I guess :-) I enjoy playing banjo and guitar, and had learned a lot of Irish and Appalachian music. After singing so much about whiskey I figured I better take another look at trying it and found I actually enjoy whiskey.

Then I got curious about how whiskey, specifically bourbon, is made and found this site had the most information, and the most straightforward information. I started out reading the parent site back in October, and by December I had bought a 4L pressure cooker at good will, and ran it through a copper coil in a 5 gallon bucket. I know that people suggest bigger setups, and I agree, but I actually made decent product if I double distilled using that. It just took a lot of work to even go through 2.5 Gallons of wash.

So now I'm running a pot still head exactly like the one in "El Cheapo Keg tapping" except my keg turned out different after it was disassembled and I ended up having to make an easy flange and use a 2 inch tri-clamp to attach it to the keg. So far I'm only running the Sweetfeed Whiskey and I'm really enjoying it. Just having a hard time aging any of it because I'm still just fermenting 2.5 Gallons at a time.

So thanks for all of those contributed to the parent site + wiki and also those who are active on this forum.

-Wild Rover
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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby Bushman » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:24 am

Nice introduction Wildrover, welcome to the forum, I am your neighbor from the west!
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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby loneswinger » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:41 am

Welcome,

I can't be too far from you either,

Cheers,

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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby rtalbigr » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:48 pm

Spent a summer back in the late '70's in Prichard workin' for the Forest Service. We'd go into Silverton for supplies. There were so many bars around there we didn't have to go far ta party. We'd all get together in one of them Thursday nites cuz everybody there said Friday was tax day. It was a great summer, beautiful country. Don't recon I'd want to be there in the winter tho.

Good luck on your stillin'

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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby LWTCS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:41 pm

Welcome
I play fiddle tunes too.

Key a "D" mostly
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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby wildrover » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:54 pm

Thanks guys. I had to lookup where Prichard was. Off the beaten path for sure. Looks like a sweet area to spend the summer though. Good to know there's fellow 'stillers around here.

I play some fiddle also, just not my primary instrument. Which reminds me I need to practice some more :-) Key of D is a good one for fiddle, of course as a Banjo player also Key of G is convenient for me.
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Re: Hello from North Idaho

Postby LWTCS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Hehhe
No no...I play fiddle tunes on the banjo you know,,,,,,,wisky before breakfast,,,,,,,,liberty,,,,,,fly around my pretty little miss,,,,,,,old jake gillie,,,,,,,,you know,,,,fiddle tunes!

Course lots a fellers play fiddle and banjo as they mostly accompany one anuther.

Play some stuff in G But mostly model tunings
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