A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

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Re: A little spoon feeding

Post by S-Cackalacky » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:37 pm

Hey, it's a sticky!
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Post by T-Pee » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:04 pm

S-Cackalacky wrote:Hey, it's a sticky!
HELL YEAH!! :clap:

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by sltm1 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:22 pm

OK, more computer inadequacy.......how's one go about adding cranky's post to my profile so it comes up when I post something????
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Post by bearriver » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:40 pm

sltm1 wrote:OK, more computer inadequacy.......how's one go about adding cranky's post to my profile so it comes up when I post something????
I am so very glad you asked! : http://homedistiller.org/forum/faq.php?mode=bbcode

Look at "Linking to another site".

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by thatguy1313 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:43 pm

No, officer, I wasn't distilling alcohol! It was probably that guy!

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:55 pm

Thank you for your kind words everyone. I'm just glad I could write something that I feel should make everyone's efforts here a bit easier for the benefit of this wonderful site. I'm also glad you guys knew how to link posts in a signature because I have no idea how I did it.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by sltm1 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:13 pm

Bearriver, got it thanx.
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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by MichiganCornhusker » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:15 pm

And just in time for all the folks who are about to get a store bought still for Christmas...
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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by Hound Dog » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:28 am

bearriver wrote:
sltm1 wrote:OK, more computer inadequacy.......how's one go about adding cranky's post to my profile so it comes up when I post something????
I am so very glad you asked! : http://homedistiller.org/forum/faq.php?mode=bbcode

Look at "Linking to another site".
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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by NurseDan89 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:04 pm

Thanks for directing me to this! :D

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Post by moosemilk » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:19 pm

Now I see this year after asking Halfbaked how to do it lol. I'm old school and not up to date on php at all, and my attempt at using the old html method didn't work.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by SilentShine » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:58 pm

Thought I'd confirm that your spoon-feeding tips were a good read. I read this some time ago, and a few times since. Thanks for your efforts Cranky.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:52 pm

SilentShine wrote:Thought I'd confirm that your spoon-feeding tips were a good read. I read this some time ago, and a few times since. Thanks for your efforts Cranky.
Thank you, glad my little thread has turned out as helpful as I had hoped.

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Post by Smokey hollow » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 am

Well done there buddy . , smokey hollow
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Post by whisky bent 44 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:09 pm

Well im new to the forum just a few hours. And im glad i found this because i came to the forum to learn and to make a better product. I was haveing a little trouble navigateing the site but this post gave me direction. I thankyou for that cranky. It may be a bit befor u hear from me again as it seems i have a ton of reading to do. The other members might thank you for that thanks again for this

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by mikeba » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:35 pm

great site introduction. made it easy and clear how to find what and obviously research before asking the same question 5 million time. thanks.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:56 am

Thank you everybody. I'm glad this little post has helped out so many and always happy to hear from the people it helped.

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Post by ff_cbryan » Sun May 03, 2015 4:13 am

I have read through this once so far, as I will need to a couple more times. I would like to thank the editor of this post. Mr.Cranky I believe. (Still very new to this).

Thank you sir, Chace

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Sun May 03, 2015 4:35 am

ff_cbryan wrote:I have read through this once so far, as I will need to a couple more times. I would like to thank the editor of this post. Mr.Cranky I believe. (Still very new to this).

Thank you sir, Chace
Thank you Chace. I'm always happy to hear from people this thread helps even though I regard my contribution as a very small part. Yes, I wrote this thread but in all actuality there are many contributors, namely each person who wrote each of those links. I feel my part is only a very small contribution to give back to the site that has helped me and I'm glad it is able to help so many others.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by frodo » Mon May 04, 2015 4:33 pm

THANK YOU ......as a newbie, with ADD...this helps a WHOLE lot/


I was getting discouraged because the site has so much info every where..



for a newbie,,it is very intimidating and confusing. coupled with being told to study.

while asking yourself "STUDY WHAT?" "WHERE?"

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Post by cranky » Mon May 04, 2015 5:55 pm

frodo wrote:THANK YOU ......as a newbie, with ADD...this helps a WHOLE lot/


I was getting discouraged because the site has so much info every where..



for a newbie,,it is very intimidating and confusing. coupled with being told to study.

while asking yourself "STUDY WHAT?" "WHERE?"
Your welcome Frodo, glad I could help.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by bigrobbie » Wed May 06, 2015 3:42 am

Thanks for the feeding...as a long time member and moderator on a couple other forums(different topics of discussion of course) I feel your frustration with the same questions again and again. People don't want to research which I don't understand cause I love learning new stuff...

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by geo » Sat May 09, 2015 5:42 am

It's good to see this, I really hate seeing the same question asked over and over again
Thanks for putting this together

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers,

Post by Mashmonster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:07 pm

Thank you Cranky! Looks like I have a lot of reading to do! Lol!

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:21 pm

Thank you everybody, sorry I missed responding to a couple of you but I always appreciate the kind words and am glad this thread has helped so many.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by still_stirrin » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:06 am

Hey Crankmeister (Oscar???),

I've got your sticky threaded in my signature line, as have many, many others. I think this link is one of the "most followed" for the new, and even not-quite-so-new distillers. If there was a "kickback" for threads, I'd bet you'd be driving a new Cadillac soon. But since there isn't, I just wanted to parrot others words and say "thank you" for pulling the links and all together for a concise, quick starting point to this hobby.

Now, if it would just eliminate the redundant newbie questions....(pinch me, I'm dreaming)....
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Attention new distillers: Cranky's spoon feed info
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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by cranky » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:32 am

still_stirrin wrote:Hey Crankmeister (Oscar???),

I've got your sticky threaded in my signature line, as have many, many others. I think this link is one of the "most followed" for the new, and even not-quite-so-new distillers. If there was a "kickback" for threads, I'd bet you'd be driving a new Cadillac soon. But since there isn't, I just wanted to parrot others words and say "thank you" for pulling the links and all together for a concise, quick starting point to this hobby.

Now, if it would just eliminate the redundant newbie questions....(pinch me, I'm dreaming)....
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(Bump to the top....)
It may not stop the questions but now the redundant answer is often "Go to the spoon feeding thread" which was my whole point in creating it in the first place so I think mission accomplished there :ebiggrin:

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by bearriver » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:34 pm

cranky wrote:I think mission accomplished there :ebiggrin:
As of this post, at 18,845 views, I would say so. :clap:

I wonder if there is a way to see the unique views...

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Post by cranky » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:10 pm

bearriver wrote:
cranky wrote:I think mission accomplished there :ebiggrin:
As of this post, at 18,845 views, I would say so. :clap:

I wonder if there is a way to see the unique views...
That's actually pretty cool that something I wrote has received that many views in a little over 6 months.

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Re: A little spoon feeding *For New & Novice Distillers

Post by Jamco » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:55 pm

Cranky
Thank you I think it's great that you took your time to share your experience with us newbies. I know I'm very anxious to get started, but I'd definitely rather be safe than sorry. Thanks again

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