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by smokerscully1
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: military vets
Replies: 55
Views: 2268

Re: military vets

same here Cack--service number started with a US

MOS 11Bravo came home a Spek 4
by smokerscully1
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: 10 Questions?
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: 10 Questions?

I check into this forum frequently but don't log-in much--just haven't got much to contribute--finally something I can contribute too. I was born in '49 in South Missiouri-went to high school in Minnesota--got drafted in '69 and moved to Northwestern Ontario in '72. 1) Played a lot of football and b...
by smokerscully1
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12671

Re: Prayers wanted

Goodbye Barb--Rest in Peace As you know Jim I went thru the exact same experience. It was 15 years ago this month but lots of times it feels like yesterday. She is beyond pain and suffering now and that is a big relief--hold on to that. Your whole outlook on life has changed because of this experien...
by smokerscully1
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The Yankee or Dixie quiz
Replies: 51
Views: 1655

Re: The Yankee or Dixie quiz

Lived in Canada for 39 years now but I warn't borned here.
79% Dixie first test and 81% on the second.
Dunder is right though--time was I could listen to a feller talk for 10 minutes and tell you which county he was born in.
by smokerscully1
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Duck-Duck-Grouse
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: Duck-Duck-Grouse

Moose Fish and Grouse for me.
I love it when the tourists are here--pork chops and beefsteak is a nice change of pace.
by smokerscully1
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Discovery of still leads to arrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Discovery of still leads to arrest

I ain't much on geography--visited a boy in Hazard years ago. Rough country but nice people.
Selling to minors gonna buy some hard time --even in Hazard.
by smokerscully1
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Packratism
Replies: 26
Views: 1062

Re: Packratism

I own a boat--therefore--nothing gets thrown out untill it starts to smell.

Even then I want to check it first.
by smokerscully1
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Discovery of still leads to arrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Discovery of still leads to arrest

Bloody Harlan County --no doubt.
by smokerscully1
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: On Da Bayou Agin
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: On Da Bayou Agin

I was talking to a trapper the other day. He took up trappin as a hobby after retiring from the paper mill. He was braggin and carring on about how much he had grossed on the last fur check. I pointed out with the price of gas and grocieries and such plus the new snowmachine and all it would be pret...
by smokerscully1
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Question about commercial trucking
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Question about commercial trucking

I work as a saftey super for a logging company. Wood is trucked to the mill by independant brokers. I know guys with 15 years experience that can't even get insurance.
Commercial Insurance has been screwed up ever since 9/11.
Just the mere mention of Insurance wrecks my day.
by smokerscully1
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: types of metal
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: types of metal

Get a SS stock pot--not much more money than aluminum and only a little harder to find.
Do a search--lots of reasons not to use aluminum. Saftey first!!
by smokerscully1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Questions on copper and molassas.
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Questions on copper and molassas.

I found a liebig condenser made outta 1/2" copper pipe running thru a 3/4 " piece just so much easier to build--hook it up to the sink taps and turn on the cold water. But then I have unlimited amounts of fresh water.
You can't make nuthin otta beet mollases--feed it to the cattle.
by smokerscully1
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Old sailors,,,, and no water
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Old sailors,,,, and no water

Ships in the old days rarely ran out of water. That water went stale pretty fast too. Water while in the dories or the life boats was another matter. The math is rather interesting--1and quarter gallons per man per day--maybe possible with light alochol wine but totally impossible with rum. Remeber ...
by smokerscully1
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: First batch... lots of questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

Re: First batch... lots of questions

I live in a very cold climate also. -40 cold. I started with birdwatchers and it is slow compared to a mollases wash or UJSSm. It does make a very nice neutral even with a slow ferment. I ferment in an upstairs bedroom that I doubt ever gets above 15C. I put a five gallon pail on a small table with ...
by smokerscully1
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Indiana adding Vodka to de-ice roads?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Indiana adding Vodka to de-ice roads?

I actually poured some foreshots into the windshield washer once to keep it from freezing.
Never thought what it would smell like when I went to wash off the road salt.
If a cop would have stopped me I'd had some 'splaning to do.
by smokerscully1
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Busy day (week) canning
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Busy day (week) canning

Talked to an ole woman here who used to do it. Her reciepe is real simple. Half a teaspoon of 'Tender-quick' salt--thats the one with sodium nitrite in it. Cut the moose meat in small cubes and pack the jar as full as you can. Boil it in big pot for at least 3 hours. It makes a clear red juice that ...
by smokerscully1
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Busy day (week) canning
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Busy day (week) canning

I have seen old women in this community can moose meat and partridge by just packing the meat into glass jars and boiling on an open fire for 3 or 4 hours. A lot of fish was done this way in the old days too. I have always wondered about the saftey of this practice. Botulism you know! Its not done m...
by smokerscully1
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12671

Re: Prayers wanted

Great news!! Merry Christmas to you and Barb
by smokerscully1
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your cover story?
Replies: 69
Views: 4468

Re: What's your cover story?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/kkahmann/IMG_0207.jpg This is what my set-up looks like when not in operation. Everything is there, hanging on the wall, right in plain sight. On the freezer to the left is several carbouys of UJSSM ready to run. I have never sold any but several people know w...
by smokerscully1
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Deer hunting

Last winter 'bought did our deer in--too much snow, aint seen nary a track. Deep snow don't hamper the moose so much--cut up 'bout 50 so far--most years I do over a hundred. Still 2 weeks to go and I may take one more. Got a good freezer full of triming but will wait until New Years to make sausage....
by smokerscully1
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Shares?
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Shares?

I bought some penny mineing stock 'bout 30 years ago--cured me from the stock market.

I've made a few bucks on blackjack.
by smokerscully1
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Big Steel Boats will sink
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Big Steel Boats will sink

She's 60ft long with 18ft beam. Big Cummins diesle. 'bout 34 ton gross wieght. We're having to build 1.2 miles of road thru swamp to get to her. Worked all week with a Feller-Buncher, a grapple skidder and a linkbelt excavator--am having to cordaroy a road to it. Got a D-7H bulldozer with a good win...
by smokerscully1
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Big Steel Boats will sink
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Big Steel Boats will sink

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Was gonna go moose hunting last weekend and went to get me boat--shit happens
by smokerscully1
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Where are they
Replies: 53
Views: 3056

Re: Where are they

MR Wilson Pickett--white phospherous--4400 degrees for 50 seconds. Carry some tinfoil in your pots head band, cover it quick--won't help much.
by smokerscully1
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Rubbermaid Roughneck
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Rubbermaid Roughneck

They make great fermentators--all I used until I found a food grade plastic barrel.
by smokerscully1
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: HBC spruce beer recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 2938

Re: HBC spruce beer recipe

Igor--whats the name of that book? I have been somewhat of a history buff concerning the HBC, especially as it pertains to Indian Treaties and the forming of Canada as a country. I have often wondered, since so many of the Factors came from Scotland, if distilling where a practiced art on the fronti...
by smokerscully1
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 12671

Re: Prayers wanted

Husker--my daughter too was 13 when they took my wifes lung out. My daughter and I became very close because of it. I think it was because I took the time to talk to her more--I told her I was expecting her to help me keep my game face on. At the time I didn't know if I was gettin thru to her or not...
by smokerscully1
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: clearing agents
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: clearing agents

Like Hook said--time and cold is the ticket. I tried egg-white on a batch of birdwatchers sugar wash once. I read that somewhere. Can't say it helped any. I do my neutrals here in winter and it gets down pretty cool in the shop--maybe 40 degrees F. Let it sit at that temp for a week or so and it wil...
by smokerscully1
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: just about to take my first steps
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: just about to take my first steps

I've made Winoe's without the DAP--just cause I didn't have any. Seemend to work all right. Maybe a little slow but a sugar wash always is.
by smokerscully1
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: New kid on the block
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: New kid on the block

Congrats Rum--its a happy day for sure when presented with a healthy youngin.Glad to hear mother and child are fine.