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I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby jsanders420 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:45 am

I'm just putting this out here to chat about. A couple if years ago I was making some really good stuff. It was out of a reflux so there wasn't hardly any taste and I either flavored it, like apple pie, stored on charred white oak or just watered down like vodka. The problem I saw was people were talking to much! So I quit. Heck, I'm friends with the guy who was sheriff at the time. It's about time I think to get back into it and I am pretty fired up. I have truly missed it.

That's it.
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Postby Deerhunter » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:23 am

who did the talking?
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby jsanders420 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:29 am

A few people. Its all done now... Since I quit. Lol
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby rad14701 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:51 pm

Quick solution to the problem... Stop letting people know about your secret illegal hobby, quit sharing, and definitely NEVER sell... Any problems you had, you brought upon yourself... If you're back at it, be a bit wiser this time around...
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Postby Kareltje » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:04 pm

Rad14701 is right. If you want something to be a secret, never tell anyone about it.
Never ever! Not even to someone who is (or seems) a colleague.
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Postby rad14701 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:33 pm

Kareltje wrote:Rad14701 is right. If you want something to be a secret, never tell anyone about it.
Never ever! Not even to someone who is (or seems) a colleague.

Yep... As I've mentioned here a few times, my ex SOH and I were together for 22 years and even she never knew about my participation in this hobby...
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Postby jsanders420 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:07 am

I know, I get it. I shared some and that's how it happened. I never talk to anybody about it and won't be sharing anymore either. More for me, yuppers! :thumbup:
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby city shiner » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:12 pm

This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.
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Postby freefall » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:08 pm

city shiner wrote:This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.

lol...I keep my fermentors in the bathroom in my bedroom. I never let the kids use my bathroom. They have their own.
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Postby StillLearning1 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:21 pm

city shiner wrote:This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.


Make a few bottles of beer, keep some around so if anyone sees your fermenter you can offer them a beer from the last batch you made!
But what the heck do I know.....I am still learning.
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Postby Greenthorn » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:35 pm

rad14701 wrote:
Kareltje wrote:Rad14701 is right. If you want something to be a secret, never tell anyone about it.
Never ever! Not even to someone who is (or seems) a colleague.

Yep... As I've mentioned here a few times, my ex SOH and I were together for 22 years and even she never knew about my participation in this hobby...


You sir, should have been in the CIA or MI6, my SOH knows when I fart 20 miles away! :lol:
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Postby Hank Reardon » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:52 pm

Lots of condemnation about your hobby getting around. OK, we all know don't do that.

Welcome back to the hobby you shouldn't do, and can't speak about. I bet round two is great.
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby Mikey-moo » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:13 am

StillLearning1 wrote:
city shiner wrote:This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.


Make a few bottles of beer, keep some around so if anyone sees your fermenter you can offer them a beer from the last batch you made!


Make it cheap beer and soak the labels off. That way, they get a drink but aren't mega impressed and don't try to get you to make them more.
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Postby Mikey-moo » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:13 am

Greenthorn wrote:
rad14701 wrote:
Kareltje wrote:Rad14701 is right. If you want something to be a secret, never tell anyone about it.
Never ever! Not even to someone who is (or seems) a colleague.

Yep... As I've mentioned here a few times, my ex SOH and I were together for 22 years and even she never knew about my participation in this hobby...


You sir, should have been in the CIA or MI6, my SOH knows when I fart 20 miles away! :lol:


How do you know he isn't? ;-)
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Postby hidalgo » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:26 am

Been there, too. Just thinking about getting back in after nearly a year off.
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby jsanders420 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:54 pm

Hidalgo, I remember you when I was here last!! I don't remember what my user name was then, hell, I was making likker!! Good to hear from you.
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Postby city shiner » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:11 pm

Mikey-moo wrote:
StillLearning1 wrote:
city shiner wrote:This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.


Make a few bottles of beer, keep some around so if anyone sees your fermenter you can offer them a beer from the last batch you made!


Make it cheap beer and soak the labels off. That way, they get a drink but aren't mega impressed and don't try to get you to make them more.

Both excellent ideas, extract and partial mash brewing have come a long way.
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Postby budy » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:18 pm

StillLearning1 wrote:
city shiner wrote:This exactly why I haven't started yet. One of my family members has a big mouth and an axe to grind. She moved out of my home. But I'm still very hesitant. If I start its going to have to be hidden from the kids. It would be easy to hide/disguise a small still. Easy to run it when they are at school. I work nights. But having a fermentor in the closet. No way to hide that.


Make a few bottles of beer, keep some around so if anyone sees your fermenter you can offer them a beer from the last batch you made!

Every now and then someone notices something I'm doing or carrying and asks about it . Those people think I'm the worst brewer in the world because my batches always seem to get infected and I never have any beer to show for my efforts.
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby jsanders420 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:07 am

I tell the people at the stores that ask about the sugar I buy that we are having a church bakesale.
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Postby zach » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:47 pm

budy wrote:Every now and then someone notices something I'm doing or carrying and asks about it . Those people think I'm the worst brewer in the world because my batches always seem to get infected and I never have any beer to show for my efforts.


That's funny!

I was thinking about brewing beer again (after a 20 year hiatus) as cover for all the buckets and stockpots I have around the house. My girlfriend doesn't know and I have no reason to spill the beans

Was thinking about some light corn beer or dry hopping and priming an Uncle Jesse's.
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Postby hidalgo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:30 am

Good to be back. Now I just need to get my still out of hiding and fire it up.
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Postby goinbroke2 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:51 am

Sometimes you just don't know how good you have it. Half the guy on th lake where I live have those store bought airdistillers and it's freely talked about everywhere. The local beer and wine stores sells all the airdistillers and essences etc. Cops and everyone else here openly distill their own."yeah it legal like beer and wine"
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Postby goinbroke2 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:53 am

Wow, atrocious spelling and sentence structure on my black berry, sorry.
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Postby hellbilly007 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:29 am

goinbroke2 wrote: :roll: Cops and everyone else here openly distill their own."yeah it legal like beer and wine"


That is the general assumption around where I live. I still keep my mouth shut
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Postby johns455 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:11 am

I make wine which is completely legal here, (go figure lol) so anyone who sees me fermenting has no reason to ask what its for :D My little still is very easy to break down and store, and looks nothing like what it is, except for maybe the condensing coil, and I live in BFE, so no nosey neighbors to causes problems.
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Coulda knocked me over with a feather.

Postby varocketry » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:43 am

I went to a party two weeks ago given by my wife's colleagues - her peer was the host and her boss attending. I'm not there ten minutes saying hi to a group of men I've never met and one says "we were hoping you'd bring some of your good stuff to sample." You coulda knocked me over with a feather.

My wife's boss is an extroverted former party girl that apparently is loose lipped and my my wife confides in her collegues. Seems she mentioned my hobby before we even arrived.

Sure gave me pause .......


PS I keep my copper modular and mostly packed away. But the six gallon glass carboys and foil covered keg sticks out in the shed.
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Postby Truckinbutch » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:45 pm

varocketry wrote:I went to a party two weeks ago given by my wife's colleagues - her peer was the host and her boss attending. I'm not there ten minutes saying hi to a group of men I've never met and one says "we were hoping you'd bring some of your good stuff to sample." You coulda knocked me over with a feather.

My wife's boss is an extroverted former party girl that apparently is loose lipped and my my wife confides in her collegues. Seems she mentioned my hobby before we even arrived.

Sure gave me pause .......


PS I keep my copper modular and mostly packed away. But the six gallon glass carboys and foil covered keg sticks out in the shed.
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Re: I had to take a break for a while due to too much talk.

Postby Jimy Dee » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Can some one please tell me what does SOH mean ?

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Postby Pikey » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:14 pm

Significant Other Half ?

Oh and piss that Tapatlk crap off !
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Postby cranky » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Pikey wrote:Significant Other Half ?

Yes
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