Mandatory first post.

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** Your first post MUST go here. Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your interest in distilling. Any posts asking distilling questions will be deleted. **

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fran_ois
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Mandatory first post.

Post by fran_ois » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Hello! Looks like there needs to be this mandatory post before talking anywhere else in here, so here is the post. I'm interested in distilling, not so much about building the still. I know people will hate me for it, but doing it myself will mean I'll never do it and just have a pile of copper turning green in a corner of my basement.

tombombadil
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Re: Mandatory first post.

Post by tombombadil » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:53 pm

Building a still is indeed fun. However... better to buy one and get started then to never get started at all. Welcome!

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SuburbanShiner
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Re: Mandatory first post.

Post by SuburbanShiner » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:56 am

Welcome, fran_ois! Nothing wrong with purchasing still equipment. I have been home distilling for years now and I still don't have the interest or skills to build one myself .

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Saltbush Bill
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Re: Mandatory first post.

Post by Saltbush Bill » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:04 am

No one going to hate you for buying , But be very very aware that there are many crappily made commercially built stills out there for sale.
You will get what you pay for..pay little you will get cheap shit.....pay more and you will get mid range....pay more again and your in the same place that a person who builds is.
Also be very sure of what sort of still you need to own to make the spirits that you want to make / drink.
Many newbs jump into buying without even considering those things.
Not all still types do all things well.

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Demy
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Re: Mandatory first post.

Post by Demy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:40 am

Welcome. No hatred for a distiller! Usually it is recommended to build your own "toy" because there is some satisfaction, to save and to learn (DIY lovers will understand me) but there is nothing wrong with buying one. It's just a road, nothing more.

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