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Post by cranky » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:00 pm

Deplorable wrote:
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lol my wife would shit if I unloaded all that. 31 gallons of apple juice. That's a nice bit of apple brandy right there. The cranberry cocktail, Im not sure what I'd do with it. Reflux into neutral?
I expected my wife to not approve but she knows it was a hell of a deal and I can't pass up that sort of thing. as far as the cranberry, I was planning to make neutral out of it but NZChris says it might make a nice sparkling hard "cider" so I'm going to ferment it and see what I think before deciding anything further.

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Post by TDick » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:08 pm

This is an appropriate place but I really hope I get a quick response.
On Facebook so I'm concerened.
Does anyone have any experience with Thompson Barrell?
They are having a online discount sale - a 2 L Personalized Barrell for $38.00 shipping included.
I've been burned once on a Facebook advertiser so being very cautious.
Anyone know about them?
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TDick wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:08 pm
This is an appropriate place but I really hope I get a quick response.
On Facebook so I'm concerened.
Does anyone have any experience with Thompson Barrell?
They are having a online discount sale - a 2 L Personalized Barrell for $38.00 shipping included.
I've been burned once on a Facebook advertiser so being very cautious.
Anyone know about them?

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$40 sounds like you might get burned again, but it might turn out okay. Flip a coin.
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Post by Durhommer » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:46 am

I wouldn't trust it that's too cheap a price
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Post by cranky » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:26 pm

Today I got a few more cans of free apple juice
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At least as far as Mrs Cranky knows :shh: In reality It's actually 576 cans :roll: which is 51 gallons of apple juice.

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Post by Zeotropic » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:11 pm

cranky wrote:Today I got a few more cans of free apple juice
APPLE JUICE 27 MAR 21 #2A - C.jpg
At least as far as Mrs Cranky knows :shh: In reality It's actually 576 cans :roll: which is 51 gallons of apple juice.
Have fun opening cans. I foresee sore fingers.

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Post by Kareltje » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:14 pm

Switching from apples from trees to cans of juice from the factory?
Quite a different way of working: you will need a can shredder. But I guess you can build one yourself.

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Post by Durhommer » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:19 pm

I bought 5 records for my dad for 75 bucks
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:39 pm

cranky wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:26 pm
Today I got a few more cans of free apple juice
APPLE JUICE 27 MAR 21 #2A - C.jpg
At least as far as Mrs Cranky knows :shh: In reality It's actually 576 cans :roll: which is 51 gallons of apple juice.
I'm kinda envious. That's a nice haul. I'd be forced to learn to make apple brandy if I came across that much free juice.
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by cranky » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:06 pm

Zeotropic wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:11 pm
Have fun opening cans. I foresee sore fingers.
Mrs Cranky has that down pat, a short butter knife or church key is all it takes and no sore fingers. She opened 320 Thursday and another 110 Friday with no problems.
Kareltje wrote:
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Switching from apples from trees to cans of juice from the factory?
Quite a different way of working: you will need a can shredder. But I guess you can build one yourself.
I know! It's very different for me. I know from past experience it won't be as good as fresh pressed but I am on opportunist and am not about to pass up 80 gallons of free juice.
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Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:39 pm
I'm kinda envious. That's a nice haul. I'd be forced to learn to make apple brandy if I came across that much free juice.
Thank you, it was just too good to pass up.

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Post by Zeotropic » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 pm

cranky wrote:
Zeotropic wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:11 pm
Have fun opening cans. I foresee sore fingers.
Mrs Cranky has that down pat, a short butter knife or church key is all it takes and no sore fingers. She opened 320 Thursday and another 110 Friday with no problems.
Kareltje wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:14 pm
Switching from apples from trees to cans of juice from the factory?
Quite a different way of working: you will need a can shredder. But I guess you can build one yourself.
I know! It's very different for me. I know from past experience it won't be as good as fresh pressed but I am on opportunist and am not about to pass up 80 gallons of free juice.
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Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:39 pm
I'm kinda envious. That's a nice haul. I'd be forced to learn to make apple brandy if I came across that much free juice.
Thank you, it was just too good to pass up.
Man she's good.

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Post by cranky » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:59 pm

Zeotropic wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Man she's good.
She is :thumbup:

I'm kind of surprised she isn't complaining but she is taking this thing well even after she found out what my definition of "a few more cans" is.

I'm actually interested to see how close I can make this brandy taste to fresh pressed, although I will likely be turning it into Scumble in the long run, which is entirely different.

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Post by Zeotropic » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:07 pm

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I got corks from the hardware store. I bought one of each of the bigger sizes so that I can figure out what sizes I need.
I don't know if it was a good deal but I was happy to finally remember to get them.

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Post by Deplorable » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:30 pm

I picked up a nice clean, gently used 30 gallon barrel for a new fermenter. $30 on Craig's list. Previous guy was storing bird seed in it. He asked what I planned to use it for, I said "temporary grain storage".
Calamity Jane approves.
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Post by Durhommer » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:58 pm

Deplorable wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:30 pm
I picked up a nice clean, gently used 30 gallon barrel for a new fermenter. $30 on Craig's list. Previous guy was storing bird seed in it. He asked what I planned to use it for, I said "temporary grain storage".
Calamity Jane approves.

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Nice score there deplorable and I bet you will be filling it up soon
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:25 pm

Durhommer wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:58 pm
Deplorable wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:30 pm
I picked up a nice clean, gently used 30 gallon barrel for a new fermenter. $30 on Craig's list. Previous guy was storing bird seed in it. He asked what I planned to use it for, I said "temporary grain storage".
Calamity Jane approves.

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Nice score there deplorable and I bet you will be filling it up soon
It got a good hot bath and a Star-San rinse. I'm thinking about a sugar head off my bourbon grains that are currently fermenting in my Brute, but I'm running out of available weekends to distill. We've got a few pleasure trips coming up, and I need to get the 5th wheel dewinterized and ready, and get the lawn back in shape. Winter was hard on the yard this year.
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by Mashable » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:06 am

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Kijiji find $100 CAD for all 5 tee’s 3x1-1/2x3!!!!

Seller asked if I was a plumber! I said no, there for an art project my wife has on the go!
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Post by Winnipeg204 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:38 pm

Got this for $80, came with extra stuff I didnt see in the kijiji ad and all the parts on the left to make the sneaky thumper connection (the reducer fits inside the 2"), he offered to deliver and then gave me about 15lb of used scrap 1/2" copper too cause he didnt want to deal with it. Oh well, $4.25 a lb ill go get $60 back from the scrap. I'll try soldering a ferrule to that 3kw element for some extra power.
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Post by nerdybrewer » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm

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I went to the grocery store to get burger buns and fries for dinner.
Saw this box with a bottle of Templeton Rye on sale.
Normally $56 but it's one of the packs they put out at Christmas with the two glasses in it.
On sale for $30.
Grab it, go to self check and it won't scan.
Kid comes to help me, won't scan for him too... 😉 so he goes over to his workstation, nothing works.
Says "Do you remember the price?" honestly I say $29.99.
He rings it up as Grocery for $25.
No 21% WA state tax and no Liter fee.
I was tempted to go back and see if I could find more but figured I'd just take the win and get out of there.
This is 95% rye, what I want to know is how do they mash 95% rye without going out of their minds?
Also - this really tastes great, I've been gaining a lot of respect for rye whiskey.
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52975

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Post by Twisted Brick » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:28 pm

nerdybrewer wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm

This is 95% rye, what I want to know is how do they mash 95% rye without going out of their minds?
Also - this really tastes great, I've been gaining a lot of respect for rye whiskey.
Nice get, Nerdy!

This is a 'good deals' thread, but in short, even raw (unmalted) rye can be tamed with several rests on the way up and glucanase on the way down. Here are some links to some commercial guys that have their processes down.

https://adiforums.com/topic/9233-rye-mash/

https://adiforums.com/topic/9233-rye-mash/
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:05 pm

nerdybrewer wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm

He rings it up as Grocery for $25.
No 21% WA state tax and no Liter fee.
Nice one :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Post by quite4 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:12 pm

My father came over for a beer tonight.
Says his neighbour has 57 plum trees and don't know what to do with them, he is too old to pick the trees himself. old man mentioned him and I bulit a 30l keg still recently. He's willing to give us all the fruit if we drink some booze with him once it's done. Gonna be a fun weekend.

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Post by Deplorable » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:22 pm

nerdybrewer wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:07 pm
TempletonRye.jpgI went to the grocery store to get burger buns and fries for dinner.
Saw this box with a bottle of Templeton Rye on sale.
Normally $56 but it's one of the packs they put out at Christmas with the two glasses in it.
On sale for $30.
Grab it, go to self check and it won't scan.
Kid comes to help me, won't scan for him too... 😉 so he goes over to his workstation, nothing works.
Says "Do you remember the price?" honestly I say $29.99.
He rings it up as Grocery for $25.
No 21% WA state tax and no Liter fee.
I was tempted to go back and see if I could find more but figured I'd just take the win and get out of there.
This is 95% rye, what I want to know is how do they mash 95% rye without going out of their minds?
Also - this really tastes great, I've been gaining a lot of respect for rye whiskey.
No better deal than sticking it to the governor!
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by RC Al » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:06 am

I occasionally randomly search things I will need in the future to see how prices are going, so I type in brazing rod, get a hit back from repco (auto parts supplier here in oz) in their clearance section. Packs of 2x 45% silver fluxed 1.6mm brazing rods $10, getting excited I type in 10 packs, nope.. turns out they only had 6 packs, shame... no postage, they send it to the store of choice for free.. googled the product number - $60+ a pack elsewhere woot! passing on a couple of packs to one of the local guys here, I can share lols.

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