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by cuginosgrizzo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: My old cat made a double decade
Replies: 26
Views: 639

Re: My old cat made a double decade

cheers to Mouse the Impaler! My oldest cat at the moment is Lulu (full name Honolulu Whiteforest), who is 16. My Maine Coons live a quiet life insode the walls of our house, so I haven't got many stories to tell. Once I was starting to make fresh pasta, I had flour and eggs on the table, when Noè (L...
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 377134

Re: Jokes

cranky wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:23 pm
This just occurred to me

:esurprised: What if Santa gets Covid and passes it on to every household in the world in one night and kills the entire human race on Christmas :wtf:
Nah....Santa keeps his social distance
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lost my favorite cat today
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Lost my favorite cat today

Hi Cranky, so sorry to hear about your loss. As a cat family member, I can understand how you feel. I felt the same when Napoleone, my Maine Coon child, left us one night when he was just nine. That was the reason I started distilling, and the ultimate reason I am here. Currenlty we are caring for L...
by cuginosgrizzo
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 377134

Re: Jokes

contrahead wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:17 pm
BMW de-icer
Pure genius!!!
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 377134

Re: Jokes

"Dad, will you do my algebra homework for me?"
"No, dear, it wouldn't be right!"
"But dad, you could at least try!"
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Any rugby fans?
Replies: 52
Views: 3053

Re: Any rugby fans?

Swedish Pride wrote:Looks like the Italians may avoid the wooden spoon this year
Naaa don't worry we deserve it
by cuginosgrizzo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

nth time today
by cuginosgrizzo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: An Angel Share Day
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: An Angel Share Day

It's a nice idea, Tater. May I suggest Feburary the 6th: it is the feast of Saint Amandus, patron of beermakers and winemakers.
by cuginosgrizzo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3613
Views: 377134

Re: Jokes

warning sign
warning sign
by cuginosgrizzo
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

I am staying
by cuginosgrizzo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Grandpas bottle
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Grandpas bottle

+1 MoonBreath. Keep it on a shelf.
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Aging
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

Re: Aging

Will probably buy a used barrel, local store has 5 gallons used once for whisky at a decent price. That's correct. If you want to imitate a peated scotch whisky Islay style you must use used wood. Once or more used wood. Oak flavour must not overwhelm the peat and maltiness of your whisky, and new ...
by cuginosgrizzo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: live radio
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: live radio

Very nice! thanks for the links, contrahead
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

on tv before
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

above the knee
by cuginosgrizzo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5174
Views: 348305

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

yesterday I ran the stripping run on the new batch of UJSSM and started the second generation. This time I used corn for popcorn, that I cracked with my manual mill. I plan to do 9 generations with three spirit runs.
I have been "idle" for more than one year, I'm happy to be on the run again. :)
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Know any outrageous insults?
Replies: 74
Views: 5137

Re: Know any outrageous insults?

you are so stupid that in the stupid olympics you would qualify second.
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Rule #8
Replies: 19
Views: 2480

Re: Rule #8

[quote="CraftyZA"I suspect the moderators will ban it is well. Any synthetic material is banned. Not just plastic.[/quote]

No. PTFE is accepted and it is safe to use
by cuginosgrizzo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Fruit and grain season is here
Topic: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness
Replies: 1933
Views: 114804

Re: Lets get carried away with fruity goodness

Yes Arbutus unedo, we call it "corbezzolo". They are very common in the mediterranean. Usually people make jelly with them. They can be fermented and distilled. There are a in Italy a couple of industrial brandies made with corbezzoli, but I never tasted them.
by cuginosgrizzo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Lessons from commercial fuel ethanol producers
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Lessons from commercial fuel ethanol producers

well, it sounds almost right. 3kg of flaked maize in 10 liters water, with 100% efficiency virtually produce a 10%ABV wash, with a little less than 1kg alcohol.

So the ratio 3-1 is theoretically feasible. Not in my house, though, not with 100% efficiency.
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: A GOOD story in the news
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: A GOOD story in the news

What a touching act, thank you for sharing, TD. Let me share with you "sa paradura" which is an old tradition still alive among Sardinian sheperds. (I cannot share news articles as they are all in italian) Whenever one sheperd loses his sheeps, which are his only way of supporting his family, for an...
by cuginosgrizzo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Winter Barrel Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Winter Barrel Storage

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:There is a word for local uniqueness of influence to spirits. When I find the word, I'll report back. It's all about your water, your temps, your environment for conditioning a spirit that can not be replicated. Let it be what it wants to be :thumbup:
for winemaking that word would be terroir
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

Georgia, Ohhh Georgia
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Fruit Fly Control
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Fruit Fly Control

I have my method too. It's time consuming but works very well. Take any hemorrhoid cream of your choice, and spread it carefully on the backs of the little pests. They die almost instantly! I have tried with toothpaste also, but it does not seem to work as well.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Wrapping Barrels
Replies: 13
Views: 1307

Re: Wrapping Barrels

HDNB wrote: and no, the ABV does not go up in dryness...it drops along with the water.
I have no proof, but common understanding says the opposite:

http://www.distillerytrail.com/blog/wha ... els-share/
https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-scie ... els-share/
by cuginosgrizzo
Wed May 30, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Sugar Substitutes
Replies: 9
Views: 1585

Re: Sugar Substitutes

I used sweetener (Stevia) in my apple cider. It's the easiest way to obtain a sparkling sweet cider. But when I do a sweel liquor (limoncello, nutellotto) I always use real sugar, which in my corner of the world means white beet sugar.
by cuginosgrizzo
Thu May 24, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: The liar's bench
Replies: 6173
Views: 252902

Re: The liar's bench

contrahead wrote:I figure it to mean Significant OtHer or Significant Other Half.
either that or Speaker Of the House.

another acronym is SWMBO. She who must be obeyed.
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue May 22, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Tell us about your mistakes.
Replies: 1414
Views: 204015

Re: Tell us about your mistakes.

jb-texshine wrote:I got married to my ex wife...does that count as a mistake?
been there, done that. (of course in my case it wasn't your ex wife but mine)
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Sour mash process possible without sugar?
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Sour mash process possible without sugar?

As I work through this, maybe I am just fermenting the added sugar and bringing flavor over from the grain/backset, but my typical yield on the second run is similar to the first? I think you got it. As I understand it you don't do a proper mash the first time? please describe your process in detai...
by cuginosgrizzo
Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6119
Views: 198306

Re: Three Word Story

in another state