A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

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James22
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A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by James22 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:27 am

I live in the South Island of New Zealand where the only controls on home distillation of alcohol is that it cannot be sold, traded, swapped etc etc. No licence or forms required.
I have been distilling for a few years and have a 100 litre all copper pot still, and a 50 litre SS reflux still that have produced quite a lot of variable quality whisky and gin.
This site is so full of good information. I wish that I had come across it years ago as it would have made my distilling career so much easier. I still (please excuse the pun) have much to learn.

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Yummyrum
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Re: A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by Yummyrum » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 am

Welcome to HD James . Enough reading here to keep you busy for a while for sure .
Where about’s in the South Island are you ? I’m an ex wet coaster

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Re: A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by Demy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:33 am

Welcome, it's a great forum.

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Re: A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by James22 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:15 pm

Hi Yummyrum and Demy.
Thanks for the welcome message. I am from the dry side (Christchurch), but did spend some time looking for gold up the Grey R.
Really looking forward to making some memorable brews and interacting with other like minded people.

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NZChris
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Re: A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by NZChris » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:19 pm

Welcome to the forum from the North Island.

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Teddysad
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Re: A Kiwi Amateur Distiller

Post by Teddysad » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 am

Welcome. I am moving very close to you next month. Happy to catch up and share ideas
You can lead a horse to drink, but you cant make it water!
You can lead a horticulture but can you teach a prototype?

Proverbs 31:6-7

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