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Markinwi
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New from Wisconsin

Post by Markinwi » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:20 pm

Hello from WI. I'm here to learn about distilling. At this time I don't have a still and I just want to read learn. I know a couple people that make their own and it has been something I wondered about since that first drink of Apple Pie 30 years ago. Thanks for a great resource.
Mark

SnowJeeper
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by SnowJeeper » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:26 am

Welcome Mark!

As you’ve likely figured out, this place is a wealth of great information. Sit back, pour a glass, read and learn. I’ve found the folks to be very friendly as well.

Enjoy and don’t strain your back shoveling your snow.

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SmokyMtn
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by SmokyMtn » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:51 am

Welcome to HD. The good news is that you will learn all you want here. But it's time consuming, and new people usually want to jump right in to distillation. I thought I had it after a couple weeks on here. Read for months before deciding on much of anything. You will have less buyers remorse.

The more you read the more you realize this is a rabbit hole, welcome and stay safe.
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This hobby really is not so much about making alcohol. But bottling opportunities to make memories with Friends and Family.

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SassyFrass
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by SassyFrass » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:53 am

Hello and welcome to HD. Sounds like you are doing things in good order. Doing the research before you dive in can possibly save you some money and aggravation in the future. Stay patient.
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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Durhommer
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by Durhommer » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:59 am

Welcome aboard
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason....

Chucker
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by Chucker » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:44 pm

Welcome to the adventure! Depending upon where you are located I may be able to help if you start looking to build.

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IMALOSERSCUMBAG
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by IMALOSERSCUMBAG » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:24 am

Yay, another from WI.

FYI, There's a couple of us from the Chippewa Valley area.

Chucker
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Re: New from Wisconsin

Post by Chucker » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:55 am

St. Croix area

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