Newb checking in

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SnowJeeper
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Newb checking in

Post by SnowJeeper » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:28 am

Hello friends,

I'm a long-time brewer and wine maker from the Great Lakes region checking in. I don't have a still (yet) but I'm enjoying the reading and learning here. Thanks to all the wise and experienced folks who are willing to share their nuggets of information with the rest of us. :D

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Bushman
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Re: Newb checking in

Post by Bushman » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:34 am

Welcome, when I first started I did the same thing; collecting information unti I felt confident to build and run my own still. You can only go so far before you need to pull the plug and jump in. Good Luck and be safe!

SnowJeeper
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Re: Newb checking in

Post by SnowJeeper » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 am

Thanks!

There are plenty of options and lots of decisions to be made, that's for sure. Fortunately I have a good level of experience with the mash and fermentation portion of the process. I have a nice electric HERMS system that will work great for that part. I'm learning all the additional terms, processes, and 'tricks' for the distillation phase.

My lovely wife thinks I don't need another hobby. Pshhh!

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Deplorable
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Re: Newb checking in

Post by Deplorable » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:18 am

You understand this will take funds from your Jeep fund, right? LOL.
Welcome to the rabbit hole.
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.
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SnowJeeper
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Re: Newb checking in

Post by SnowJeeper » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:13 pm

No matter what hobby I choose, there is never enough funding. :(

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SassyFrass
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Re: Newb checking in

Post by SassyFrass » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:00 pm

Hello and welcome. Have fun and be safe

SF
Simple Lil' Pot Still, no temp guage, no carbon, no scrubbers, nuthin' fancy. Sometimes use a thumper, sometimes don't.

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