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Post by olddog » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:59 am

I called at my nearest brewshop to pick up some pectinase for winemaking, and was discussing stilling with the brewshop owner, he told me the only way to make a good spirit was to use liquid sucrose that he sells. I told him I used ordinary sugar and inverted it with a bit of water and lemon juice, I was then told that inverting sugar was dangerous and causes cancer, its no wonder some of the noobies come here confused.


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Re: WTF

Post by rubber duck » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:48 am

I'm just going to control the ptsd and say hmmmm, makes one wonder how much return business that shop gets.
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Post by Grumpy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:57 am

Yep OD ,
It is unbelievable the amount of rubbish I had to sift through just to start to make home brew beer, between the brew shops and people that thought they knew best . .bad advise is plentiful .

If it wasn't for forums I would have given up a long time ago with beer and never would have attempted a still.

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Re: WTF

Post by LWTCS » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:53 am

Sadly,, that's kind of hilarious.

Did you debate that assertion with him mike? Or merely have a good chuckle, render payment and be on you way?
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Re: WTF

Post by toofless one » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:03 pm

olddog wrote:I was then told that inverting sugar was dangerous and causes cancer

Well that explains my 11th finger
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Re: WTF

Post by olddog » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:28 pm

LWTCS wrote:Did you debate that assertion with him mike? Or merely have a good chuckle, render payment and be on you way?
Its hard to have a sensible discussion with a guy with a shop full of distilling equipment with plastic parts.
I just paid and left.

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Re: WTF

Post by ScottishBoy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:10 pm

My wife, who knows me very well, would have grabbed my arm and said " Don't bother Dear."
I usually look at her and say "Do you think he speaks anything above 70?"
By the time they figure out I just insulted them, if they ever do, I'm already gone.
Had one guy chase me once, but seriously, who is gonna mess with a 20 Stone Scotsman?



Inverting sugars causes cancer? Man I guess that makes SPLENDA "Death in a Box"....;)
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Re: WTF

Post by HookLine » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 pm

inverting sugar was dangerous and causes cancer,...
Except when yeast or bees or food manufacturers do it, apparently.

:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: WTF

Post by rad14701 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:35 am

Nothing like "reliable disinformation" to boost sales... :| It's no wonder why some of us see the brew shop folks as greedy scoundrels... :roll:

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Re: WTF

Post by ScottishBoy » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:11 am

HookLine wrote:
inverting sugar was dangerous and causes cancer,...
Except when yeast or bees or food manufacturers do it, apparently.

:roll: :roll: :roll:
Soooooooo...the Bees are deliberately trying to give us cancer?
Whole damn insect world is turning against us.... :twisted:
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Re: WTF

Post by heynonny » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:06 am

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

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Re: WTF

Post by vicrider » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:12 pm

He probably didn't believe what he was telling you himself. Trouble is, if he told you you could get something that worked just as well for a fraction of the price down at the local market, he wouldn't be in business for long, no matter how much you you respected him for being honest. V
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Re: WTF

Post by rubber duck » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:22 pm

The way I figure it if you can't afford to run a business honestly you can't afford to be in business.

A guy can only screw so many customers before he has no more customers.

The brew shop business is a bitch of a deal. Hard to make money honestly and can't stay in business long being dishonest.
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Re: WTF

Post by Mud Mechanik » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:27 pm

+1 RD well put. MM
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Re: WTF

Post by vicrider » Sat May 01, 2010 2:41 am

rubber duck wrote:The way I figure it if you can't afford to run a business honestly you can't afford to be in business.

A guy can only screw so many customers before he has no more customers.

The brew shop business is a bitch of a deal. Hard to make money honestly and can't stay in business long being dishonest.
Spot on. Couldn't agree more. V
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Re: WTF

Post by jacdev » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:10 am

Well..... when you talk so much bullshit, you begin to believe it :shock:

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Re: WTF

Post by Husker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:19 am

toofless wrote:
olddog wrote:I was then told that inverting sugar was dangerous and causes cancer
Well that explains my 11th finger
That 11th finger is just a mirage you get from double vision from drinking too much product.

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Re: WTF

Post by King Of Hearts » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:32 am

Sugar doesn't cause cancer, but cancer cells love to eat it to stay alive, they eat that first cause it's so easy. I use very little sugar in my 1 cup of jo per day, and limit all the sugar intake I can.

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