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by father william
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Maybe I got a little too bit comfortable
Replies: 38
Views: 1283

Re: Maybe I got a little too bit comfortable

I doubt if anyone will get their undies in a twist about it, but in future, if you decide to tell anyone about this place, my humble recommendation would be to point them towards the home site, not the forum, and earnestly encourage them to read EVERYTHING. At least once if not twice, then and only ...
by father william
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Fris Vodka
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Fris Vodka

http://www.gizmag.com/brewdogs-55-abv-b ... ory/15798/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

A 55% ABV beer made by freeze distilling multiple times. They bottle it inside a taxidermied dead animal, for some reason.
by father william
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

You ever notice that there arent really a whole lot of movies for thanksgiving...like Christmas has a bunch,...but not turkey day? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093748/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow killed the genre, if it wasn't dead already. Give me a Red Ryder BB g...
by father william
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: New Zealand mine explosion
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: New Zealand mine explosion

Horrible news. Say what you want about lumberjacking or deep sea fishing or any other risky occupation, nothing would make the hairs on my neck stand up more than being a deep earth miner.

The All Blacks are wearing white armbands in memoriam. Somehow that makes perfect sense.
by father william
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Why is vodka 40 percent alcohol?
Replies: 0
Views: 980

Why is vodka 40 percent alcohol?

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/11/22/why_is_vodka_40_percent_alcohol/ The Russian czar Ivan the Terrible (1546-1584) introduced a monopoly on vodka production, making the government responsible for quality. The law apparently allowed barkeeps who watered down vodka to be be...
by father william
Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: In search of the perfect whiskey
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: In search of the perfect whiskey

Here's another article, by Max Watman, about the experimental work at Buffalo Trace.

Building the Perfect Bourbon at Buffalo Trace

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-watma ... 81714.html
by father william
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: New Vancouver Island single malt whiskey distillery
Replies: 1
Views: 489

New Vancouver Island single malt whiskey distillery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVEoQh3WRVg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by father william
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Hank Williams Jr. to produce legal version of "Popcorn"
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

Re: Hank Williams Jr. to produce legal version of "Popcorn"

http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20101114/LIFESTYLE/11140368/1024" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow has a lot more info I have no problem with this since his widow is involved. Seriously doubt if he left her an annuity or a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Since he died...
by father william
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Man, 19, guilty of making booze
Replies: 29
Views: 2844

Man, 19, guilty of making booze

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/11/13/man-19-guilty-of-making-booze.html?sid=101 A recent check of Rotkiske's Facebook profile showed this comment from him: "ok once I get the distillery up and running to the level i expect, i'll get a good amount of money rolling in SO...
by father william
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Fake ‘vodka’ factory found after warehouse fire
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Fake ‘vodka’ factory found after warehouse fire

All I have to say is that article is the first place that I have ever seen the term "cL" referring to volume. I thought that only existed on high-school tests about the metric system. We see milliliters and liters often enough, and I think blood sugar is measured in deciliters, but I've never seen ...
by father william
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Grains
Topic: rahr 2 row
Replies: 45
Views: 5317

Re: rahr 2 row

Thought the topic was barley not corn, Dunder. You don't need to boil barley and it gelatinizes at the optimum temp in less than an hour. I've done it at 149F (65C) or thereabouts many times without ever bringing the water to boil and get great conversions with no risk of accidentally denaturing the...
by father william
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: rahr 2 row
Replies: 45
Views: 5317

Re: rahr 2 row

So do most people boil their whiskey wash? I've read both ways. Whether malted or unmalted, barley doesn't need to be boiled, and IMO doesn't benefit from boiling. It takes a little longer to gelatinize at the optimum temperature, but the amount of starch released is higher and the flavor of the fi...
by father william
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Moonshine Reclaimed
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Moonshine Reclaimed

http://www.chevychaser.com/Articles-c-2010-11-03-95875.113117-Moonshine-Reclaimed.html "Our moonshine is a combination of corn and cane sugar," Wright said. "Sugar cane allows us a high yield and clean-flavored alcohol, and then the corn adds that little extra flavor that we were looking for. We ar...
by father william
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Dream Come True
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Dream Come True

If you click on the photo, a larger version will (slowly in my case) load.

Note that the bottles are organized alphabetically. Proper treatment of fine booze, well done.
by father william
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What ability/talent would you choose?
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: What ability/talent would you choose?

Lets say that this "entity/force/wish" gave you the ability/talent of your choice. The ability to give a woman the theoretical height of romantic and sexual pleasure. Trust me, I wouldn't HAVE to charge, the wealthy ones would tip very well. And since that's a gift, not me asking for it, it's a leg...
by father william
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Puzzles
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: Puzzles

This is a puzzle/question offered up as an example of the kind of logic problems a software engineer might run into.
Sounds like the kind of logic problem a green grocer might run into to me.


Here's one they ask prospective new hires at MicroSoft:

Why are manholes circular?
by father william
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Lots of tails - fermentation question
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Lots of tails - fermentation question

I've been spending more time lately poking around the homebrew sites and forums, trying to better understand how to best treat barley. One thing I've seen in more than one place is that the best homebrewers are pretty dedicated to fermenting at the low end of the temperature range of any given yeast...
by father william
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Craft booze earns cheers
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Craft booze earns cheers

http://www.jsonline.com/business/105580743.html

Raise a glass to micro-distilleries, which are exploding in popularity across America as demand for craft spirits made from local ingredients grows
by father william
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Russia's Favorite Tipple - 10 Vodkas Tested...
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Russia's Favorite Tipple - 10 Vodkas Tested...

Top 5 vodkas--chosen by a Russian guy

http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2010/06 ... ka_pic.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by father william
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's your cover story?
Replies: 69
Views: 4851

Re: What's your cover story?

I was asked by a grocery store clerk why the copper scrubbers had to be pure copper and not copper plated or coated, I told them that pure copper won't scratch my pans Take a magnet with you to the store. The plated ones are almost always plated onto magnetic steel. If they're plated onto stainless...
by father william
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: lol Got a wink
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: lol Got a wink

I was going to Albertson's when they had sugar on sale, 40 cents a lb in 5 lb bags but you HAD to buy 10 bags to get that price, so it was no big deal if you bought a large amount. But then the Albertson's closest to me shut down, and the world price of sugar went up, so I don't know if their other ...
by father william
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: RYE Without Malt Or Acid
Replies: 61
Views: 30759

Re: RYE Without Malt Or Acid

I would encourage anyone working with Rye to read Uncle Jesse's discussion of Rye and lactic souring here:

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5548

scroll down past the Scotch part to get to the Rye part
by father william
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Whiskey for Pain
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Whiskey for Pain

by father william
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Buying bulk yeast online
Replies: 10
Views: 3701

Re: Buying bulk yeast online

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker's_yeast" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow " Active dry yeast is the form of yeast most commonly available to noncommercial bakers in the United States. It consists of coarse oblong granules of yeast, with live yeast cells encapsulated in...