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by thecroweater
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G'Day from Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: G'Day from Oz

Your trade knowledge will come into play I'm sure, maybe not so much determining cuts but ferments and amelioration. What state are you from
by thecroweater
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

What sorta moggie is rippin up ya radiators there, she get a cougar stuck in the fan belt :lol:
by thecroweater
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anybody get any good deals lately?
Replies: 2233
Views: 130705

Re: Anybody get any good deals lately?

Score Yum :thumbup:
by thecroweater
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: The Feints Run Myth
Replies: 113
Views: 7364

Re: The Feints Run Myth

Faints run will give a different product, not better or worst unless your cuts are better or worse. That said the result is not identical to the original and I guess that is likely due to different concentrations of esters and other various flavours in the faints than the original wash. Edit : when ...
by thecroweater
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3529
Views: 363125

Re: Jokes

Well let's hope they don't scramble ya order then
by thecroweater
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1835
Views: 104084

Re: whats your music

57yrs

by thecroweater
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

11/11 11:00
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance

by thecroweater
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 575
Views: 33865

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Yonder wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:32 pm
The Baker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:18 am
Install a hot tub in the still room?Geoff
Oh, man, life’s good! 8) :!:
Y'all sure that will get hot enough for passive mashing?
by thecroweater
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Had to caution my Son when he started dating in the county I got his Mother from .Told him to make sure he wasn't asking a half sister for a date . Son don't go near the Indians eh :lolno: Was the story of my young life, find a nice girl from a near by town and take her home to find out how she wer...
by thecroweater
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Head barman back home, Vic, had a fair sized snout, went one way and another. Every time some punk would start he'd lean across the bar and say "Listen idiot I didn't get this nose picking grapes" . Eventually I asked him how he got it, he said it was bent one way in a cheap shot playing footy and g...
by thecroweater
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Kinda reminds me of a fishing story Butch "Fish swimming down a stream spots a fly flying right over him. The fish thinks, "if that fly drops six inches, I can jump and catch that fly." A bear see the fish that sees the fly. The bear thinks, "if that fly drops six inches, the fish will jump to catch...
by thecroweater
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 575
Views: 33865

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

How is everyone this fine mid spring day
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Hello darkness my old friend
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by thecroweater
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Distill call Australia home
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Distill call Australia home

G'day mate what state ya from
by thecroweater
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: G’day from Northern Territory, Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: G’day from Northern Territory, Oz

Welcome here funders truck, some nice country up your way. I gotta get back up there sometime, might have to hassle the old boy for another Barra trip
by thecroweater
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3529
Views: 363125

Re: Jokes

heynonny wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:59 am
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Ah well at least on the return trip he'll know the quickest route will be a straight line :lolno:
by thecroweater
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 177
Views: 11186

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Any updates yet Bushy? .
We have remote learning ( home schooling) here and my youngest son bumped into his Chinese language teacher down the local mall so asked him what they call COVID19 in Chinese, he said it was named after the city, they call it the Wuhan flu.
by thecroweater
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 177
Views: 11186

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

Fingers crossed for you guys :thumbup: , things seem to be improving here as this area has gone from over 700 new cases a day to , well only 52 so far today
by thecroweater
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy

I lost my main plum tree due to neighbours wanting a higher steel fence. It was a large tree planted in the 1800s so if not happy with the loss but it was a stewing or canning variety, great yielder but a bit sour to eat too many fresh. I will plant something else but it may be awhile before I get a...
by thecroweater
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy

The strains I normally get hear produce some really wonderful flavours but tend to work very slowly. I do always add some water as I think without it you are setting yourself up for trouble with regard to plums, it's just way too thick to ferment or strain. I have only had one or two ferments stall ...
by thecroweater
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Diastatic Barley Malt Powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Diastatic Barley Malt Powder?

I think that 8 oz should convert about 3 to 3.5 lbs if my maths is correct so that would be $4 for that amount plus the cost of the grain. You would have to price that against other options to see how cost effective that actually is .
by thecroweater
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy
Replies: 61
Views: 2159

Re: First run in almost a year and first Plum brandy

The great thing about natural yeast is if it seems not so good you can always pitch a most robust strain at any time.
by thecroweater
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Dunno about ole mate Bullwinkle but skip old son will definitely give that a shot if the opportunity presents. I found that out during the 1982 flood when I foolishly chased one across a flooded billabong . About halfway across it turned and grappled me forcing my head under and I started laying int...
by thecroweater
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Well we got a lot of potentially dangerous critters but most of those dangers are to do with defence so ya not going to get envenomised by a platypus unless you are really dicking round with it. Snakes do deserve some respect as we do have about 30 of the of the world's 32 most venomous snakes that'...
by thecroweater
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 575
Views: 33865

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Beaches are shut anyways here on account of COVID19 being still in full swing down Melbourne and a few districts around here. That said new cases around here have dropped from close to 800 a day to mid 20s but the weather has been absolutely appalling all week and we have a few more days of it so be...
by thecroweater
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!
Replies: 575
Views: 33865

Re: %&*($#%$ SNOW!!!!

Rain, snow, sleet and wind, oh what a sterling day :moresarcasm:
by thecroweater
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Anyone else got the Wuhan?
Replies: 177
Views: 11186

Re: Anyone else got the Wuhan?

No good, yeah I'd say rest up and don't let ya self get ran down, hoping all the best for ya :thumbup:
by thecroweater
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Bloke, glass houses an chit, my folk cut outa that frozen hell for a spot of sunshine, dry feet and critters less inclined to chew ya to bits Y'all got 1. Moose 2 Black widow spider 3 Prairie rattlesnake 4 Cougar 5 Polar bear 6 Grizzly bear 7 Black bear 8 Massassauga rattlesnake 9 Wolf 10 Coyote Not...
by thecroweater
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4318
Views: 746326

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Blue is often a sign of an alkaline ferment more than overly acetic. I've heard of folks having some issues many gens in but not really at 7, as SBB says wait a while and see as not every ferment takes off like a rocket. Being that this is ya second hassle I would say cut right back on your backset ...
by thecroweater
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 5980
Views: 235105

Re: The liar's bench

Some folks think those spines sticking out are claws but nup they are just spines like porcupine quills, their cute little wing claws look like this
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They are quite the songster too


by thecroweater
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: whats your music
Replies: 1835
Views: 104084

Re: whats your music

18-19 August 1966