Hello from NC

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mangolia
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Hello from NC

Post by mangolia » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:42 am

Hi all,

Long time lurker (learner) from the great state of NC and finally taking the plunge. I am currently in the process of designing my first still but I've been making beer / liquors (krupnikas is my fav) for a long time so ready for the next step. I've done a lot of reading, I particularly like the Amphora Society books, and am looking forward to getting my hands dirty.

Currently building my first keg boiler and designing a shotgun condenser, looking forward to contributing to the home distiller conversation!

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Bushman
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Re: Hello from NC

Post by Bushman » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 am

Welcome, please post pictures showing the steps in your build in the construction section. This is one reason the forum is so successful in helping others.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by Sailman » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:27 pm

Welcome neighbor

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Twisted Brick
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Re: Hello from NC

Post by Twisted Brick » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm

Welcome mangolia!

Good to hear you're taking the plunge down the rabbit hole. As long as you are designing your shotgun, here is an excellent analysis by an HD member on optimizing your shotgun. I used these numbers when I built mine and it works great.

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mangolia
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Re: Hello from NC

Post by mangolia » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:17 am

Thanks all! Seems like a great community to join and contribute to so I'll def post my build plans and finished build for others to check out. Twisted thanks for the info. I've been reading and re-reading the write up's that you and Zapata posted and they have been a huge help / inspiration so a big thank you.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by MexicanCustard » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 am

Always happy to see another tar heel. Welcome!

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by mangolia » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:22 pm

Haha well not so much of a Tar Heel more of a Mountaineer myself ;)

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by zapata » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:56 pm

Cackalack represent!

Share a krupnikas recipe if ya got one. Had a taste of one out of Durham a while back, no idea if it's good though, nothing to compare it to.

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Re: Hello from NC

Post by Demy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:03 am

Welcome!

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