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Poll ended at Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:16 am

Fermenting the Mash
5
6%
Distilling in General
19
22%
Design and Building Theory/Practice
15
17%
Physics and Chemistry
6
7%
New Conceptual Design Methods
9
10%
Altering/Designing a Recipe
6
7%
Critique from Shinners on HD
1
1%
Working on Legalization/Legislation Issues
1
1%
Ways to Expand the Safety Aspects
2
2%
Making/Drinking Your Own Booze
22
26%
 
Total votes: 86

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Whats Your Favourite Parts of Stillin...

Post by Samohon » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:16 am

Whats Your Favourite Parts of Our Hobby...

After answering a few very diverse topics here on HD, it got me wondering what other stillers liked most about our hobby...
Apart from making your own clean, cheap booze...
Was it making a new still or coming up with the next great recipe...? Was it the theory or chemistry that intriged you..?

I'd love to know what the top three are...
The poll will run until Xmas eve... Please Pick Three Topics...

The poll is by no means extensive in its topic list, Just thought it would be fun...

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Re: Whats Your Favourite Parts of Stillin...

Post by Austin Nichols » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:14 am

I get great satisfaction from drinking my hooch after all the time and effort put in to it.

My next challenge is bourbon.

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Post by kiwistiller » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:46 am

Other - Gin. Gin is awesome. Choosing, gathering, grinding up my botanicals in a mortar and tasting the different components coming out of the condenser, one at a time. My favourite part by a long shot.
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Post by junkyard dawg » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:01 pm

I can't claim to have ever made cheap likker...

I have made a few great ones tho...

The bourbon challenge is probably my favorite part of stilling. I haven't run anything for some time now... work and life pushed the hobby to the back burner... but I did spend a couple of years pursuing good homemade bourbon. I loved every aspect of it... soldering copper to grinding grains to filling small barrels with water to seal them up... and getting all those great smells and tastes along the way. There were more that a few sessions with guitars, mandolins and homemade whiskey and friends sitting around the campfire too... Whats not to love? :D :D :D
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Post by snookfinken » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:34 pm

Stilling and doing everything leading up to getting the final product is great fun don't get me wrong. The best part in my opinion is the sittin around an ol' campfire with friends passing the jar around telling stories. Ahh can't wait for it to get cold.

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Post by father william » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:33 pm

If the choice was available, I'd vote for just plain learning and developing new skills, in all aspects of the hobby.

I'm better with a bottle torch for having built a still. Have much more knowledge of how a particular liquor is made, even if I haven't made that variety yet. Understand a lot more about basic chemistry than I used to, etc.

Of course, drinking pretty high quality booze for less than 2 bucks a bottle doesn't hurt and that choice IS available :D
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Post by Ayay » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:02 am

First the theory, buildin and practise. Now it's all about what I drink. It ain't bought an it ain't cheap.
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Post by Richiee » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:23 am

I enjoy it all to be honest, trying new recipes from here is always good but I have to agree with Snook. Sitting around a real fire with good friends sharing tales and hooch :lol: :lol:
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Post by ScottishBoy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:15 am

I love it all, but I picked my top three. Right now Im toying with the idea for a bubble plate.
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Post by Samohon » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:51 am

ScottishBoy wrote:I love it all, but I picked my top three. Right now Im toying with the idea for a bubble plate.
You and me both SB...
Found a little more Information... while browsing...

I think every little bit of info we can get on the subject helps.... :wink:
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Post by NcHooch » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:38 pm

nuthin like sitting on the porch on a warm Carolina night, sippin yer own hooch
:ebiggrin:

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Post by decomissioned » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:42 pm

I'm the 1 that voted for Legalization. I'm not sayin its really my favorite in terms of enjoyment.. I mean, talkin to a bunch of politicians is never a good time when you could be sitting out back sippin a lil homemade goodness.. but, I truly think now is the time. If cali can legalize weed, surely the rest of us should be able to do a little stillin' at home.

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Post by Samohon » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:43 pm

NcHooch wrote:nuthin like sitting on the porch on a warm Carolina night, sippin yer own hooch
:ebiggrin:

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Post by LWTCS » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:36 am

That reference was a nice find Sam.
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Re: Whats Your Favourite Parts of Stillin...

Post by ScottishBoy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:19 am

Samohon wrote:
NcHooch wrote:nuthin like sitting on the porch on a warm Carolina night, sippin yer own hooch
:ebiggrin:

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Ooohhh, Now yer talkin... :wink: :wink: :wink:
Except maybe sitting near the fire on a frosty night in New England sippin apple pie and toasting your toes....;)
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