Use your eyes to make heads cut??

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Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by john2674 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:58 pm

My distilling partner isn't much for using computers, but he does watch every single show on tv that has anything at all to do with distilling. Well during today's spirit run he tells me about a show about a rum distillery where they take samples of the run in a small glass and cover the top with their eye... If it waters then your still in heads. If not it's time to dilute and sample. I tried it today and believe it or not I got it pretty close!!
Anybody else ever heard of this method? Or does everybody do it and I'm just showing my ignorance again lol.

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Post by aceswired » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Heard of it yes. Played with it, yes. Is it close? Yes. But your taste buds and nose still do a better job.

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Post by bearriver » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:44 pm

aceswired wrote:Heard of it yes. Played with it, yes. Is it close? Yes. But your taste buds and nose still do a better job.
That about sums up my experience with it as well.

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Post by Danespirit » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:09 am

bearriver wrote:
aceswired wrote:Heard of it yes. Played with it, yes. Is it close? Yes. But your taste buds and nose still do a better job.
That about sums up my experience with it as well.
Here too..
The "eyeballtest", is sure ok...but i'd rather use my tastebuds and nose.
I just dip the finger into the stream, rub it and smell it..the heads will be discovered immidiatly if in there.
That's also the reason i never do a spiritrun when i catched a cold..the nose can't do anything for me.

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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by rad14701 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:45 am

There should be an entire topic about eyeball testing for cuts here in these forums. somewhere...

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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by RevSpaminator » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:30 am

If somebody jostles your arm this test would get pretty painful.
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Post by thecroweater » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:48 am

rad14701 wrote:There should be an entire topic about eyeball testing for cuts here in these forums. somewhere...
Would it be in the safety section , if not it should be.
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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by bearriver » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:57 am

I didn't learn of this until recently. Here is a tip that might keep you from getting the sauce in your eyes.

Odin and I were trying something that a guest brought to a BBQ. He told me to put the rim of the glass under my nose and to gently blow. The gas immediately burned my eyes from the heads. Pretty cool little ditty if you ask me, even if its not very useful for making cuts.

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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by john2674 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:02 am

rad14701 wrote:There should be an entire topic about eyeball testing for cuts here in these forums. somewhere...
I tried searching for it,but the stupid advanced search tells me eye and cuts are too common and omits them from my search. Arrggh! I even tried adding + before each word. No luck
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Post by S-Cackalacky » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:03 am

They demonstrated this on an episode of "Booze Traveler" once. Don't remember what distillery it was, but they used one of those tall Glen Carin(sp?) style glasses. I remember the method being mentioned here on the forums a few times. I always found it easy enough to detect the sting on the tip and outer edges of my tongue. My vision is already bad enough - don't think I want to take the chance of causing any more damage.
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Post by bearriver » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:04 am

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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by john2674 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:10 am

Thanks bear! I'll give it a try! I hate asking about stuff when I know it's been discussed before ...if I could just find it

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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by still_stirrin » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:11 am

YMMV. But I certainly wouldn't want to stick my eyeballs into a cauldron of steaming volatile solvents. No sir....not me!
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Re: Use your eyes to make heads cut??

Post by Greig56 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:19 pm

john2674 wrote:Thanks bear! I'll give it a try! I hate asking about stuff when I know it's been discussed before ...if I could just find it
There in lies the dilemma!! Having a good question yould just love answers to found or having your eyes or fingers dipped in caustics for contemplating the thought outloud in the ether/print[!]
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