Originally By Tony Ackland
Keeping up to Date
Distillers NewsgroupA goo group (but hard to work with format), is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/ - with heaps of heaps of usefull, experienced advice from professionals, engineers, keen ammatures, and hicks alike. It will e-mail you the messages too, so you don't have to go hunting through the site each time (and also means you can get them at work!). If you have ANY questions, post them on this newsgroup. It use to be at eGroups, but its since been taken over by Yahoo
Community email addresses:
An searchable archive of the messages is also available at http://archive.nnytech.net/ (big thanks to Martin Klingensmith for setting this up !)
New Distillers NewsgroupDes thought that Distillers was getting a little too technical for absolute newbies, so he also started a second group at YahooGroups called New_Distillers. The object is to keep the discussion to fundamentals and foster good technique at an early stage.
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dutch Distillers NewsgroupThere is also a newsgroup specifically for those who speak Dutch.
rec.crafts.distillingIf you have Usenet access, look up rec.crafts.distilling
Their FAQ can be found at http://www.distilling.netfirms.com/.
IRC Chat RoomThere is a #newdistillers channel at irc.freenode.net
HomeDistiller.Org ForumsSee http://homedistiller.org/forum/ for the forums at HomeDistiller.Org.
Its broken down into the categories of ..
* Research and Theory
* Stills and Appurtenances
* Flavouring and Aging
* Alcohol as Fuel
* Resources and Reviews
There is now a new forum also at http://www.diydistilling.org/phpbb/
Biofuels NewsgroupIf you're into making ethanol as a fuel, try the Biofuels news group at YahooGroups.
Distilled Beverage DigestThe "Distilled Beverage Digest is an email based digest for the discussion of subjects pertinent to the making (non-US) and enjoyment (worldwide) of distilled beverages." Note that only subscribers can post to it, so sign up.
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Homebrew DigestHomebrew Digest http://hbd.org, which hosts the DBD, is a very active homebrewing discussion digest, with less noise than rec.crafts.brewing. While spirits and distillation are not normally a part of hbd, home brewing is, of course, a first step in the production of whiskies.
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American Distiller NewsletterBill Owens (of American Brewer) has just started an (AD) American Distiller newletter. Its aim is to legalize home distilling and promote the industry. Send an e-mail to Ambrew@aol.com if you want to be on the mailing list.