Anybody get any good deals lately?

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Post by Bushman » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:40 pm

What a bummer cob, I would have been so disappointed.

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Post by cob » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:59 pm

bushman I said a few words over it as I was tipping it into the trash. the question that remains is

was it to much pressure to join my 4 original hydrometers in their drill box case and pool noodle

covers. I've never broken one, and this one didn't even make it to my front door. So does this count

against my unbroken record? :econfused:
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Post by seabass » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:03 pm

Didn't make it inside. Doesn't count.

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Post by DSmith78 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:56 am

Picked up a full 15kg butane bottle for £30.
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Post by Bushman » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:36 am

Loaded up on Roses Lime Juice as it was two dollars off per bottle in my store. My wife loves her gin gimlets.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:17 pm

A neighbor and good friend gifted me close to 90 LBS of ripe plums, he said that it was from the low branch that broke and was almost touching the ground. He also stated that there was at least 5 times that on the upper branches and could be mine if I wanted them -- hell yea!!
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Post by Acrylic » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:09 pm

That is a beautiful sight oldvine :D
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Post by Deplorable » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:39 pm

I was gifted a #50 sack of organic malted barley today. Just need to drive 25 miles each way to pick it up. He'll even run it through his mill for me while I drink his beer. I guess that's a pretty good deal.
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Post by Tabucowboy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:48 pm

I would be in the car already.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:53 pm

Deplorable wrote:
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I was gifted a #50 sack of organic malted barley today. Just need to drive 25 miles each way to pick it up. He'll even run it through his mill for me while I drink his beer. I guess that's a pretty good deal.
we are doing good in the pnw

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Post by seabass » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:29 pm

Deplorable wrote:
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I was gifted a #50 sack of organic malted barley today. Just need to drive 25 miles each way to pick it up. He'll even run it through his mill for me while I drink his beer. I guess that's a pretty good deal.
Nice! I'm rarely gifted sacks of grain, but I get my pick of local malts at cost and I get free beer when I pick it up.

I'll be picking up some mecca grade Vienna style malted rye in a few days for a 100% rye whiskey.

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Post by NZChris » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:55 pm

Oldvine Zin wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:17 pm
A neighbor and good friend gifted me close to 90 LBS of ripe plums, he said that it was from the low branch that broke and was almost touching the ground. He also stated that there was at least 5 times that on the upper branches and could be mine if I wanted them -- hell yea!!Free plums.JPG

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Hell yea! I'd be jumping at that offer!

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Post by Deplorable » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:26 am

Well, my gifted 50# of Barley wasn't malted. Its Breiss roasted 2 row. Not sure what to do with it now...
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Post by seabass » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:35 am

Time to make a shit ton of stout!

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Post by DSmith78 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:42 am

Picked up a 2000w angle grinder for £34.99 and a paint stirrer for £2.99.
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:31 pm

seabass wrote:
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Time to make a shit ton of stout!
Right? I sent an IM to a friend that owns a local micro brewery. Im going to see if he has any interst in it as even a partial trade for a bag of malted barley.
Otherwise, yeah, a hell of a lot of stout.
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Post by cranky » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:04 pm

Today I stopped at a garage sale and got this old decanter for a dollar :ebiggrin:
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DECANTER 11 AUG 20 #1A - C.jpg
It's actually really nice, the neck is cut and the lower part is etched.
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That pink/purple tinge it seems to have is likely due to the smoke in the air from the wildfires right now but I will check again when we don't have so much smoke. If glass turns that color from sunlight exposure it's usually an indication that it is not lead crystal but I find that unlikely given it is cut but you never know. I will also have to see about checking it with a black light but I currently don't have one.

I also got 100#s of apples for free today
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But that is nothing new :roll:

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Post by Bushman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:13 pm

For a while I was collecting decanters, now they just sit inside glass cases. Still love them but am too lazy to pull them out and use them.

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Post by cob » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:17 pm

nice looking jug cranky. and for a whole dollar :thumbup:

It's amazing you are able to get a picture at all with all this smoke. :crazy:

visibility is less than 3 blocks here now. :wtf:
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Post by cranky » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:21 pm

Bushman wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:13 pm
For a while I was collecting decanters, now they just sit inside glass cases. Still love them but am too lazy to pull them out and use them.
I'm the same, I'd like to use them but would have to sort the lead from the non-lead and just haven't. My wife has been wanting me to thin down the collection which makes sense but I can't choose which to keep and which to sell.
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nice looking jug cranky. and for a whole dollar :thumbup:
Thank you. I actually wasn't going to buy it, I was just looking around but I always pick up stuff like that and look for marks out of habit and when I picked it up the lady there said "a dollar" without me even asking, I had my quick draw wallet out almost instantly.

Since I had $6 cash I also asked about a big wooden dough bowl they had which she sold me for $4. Mrs, Cranky likes big wooden dough bowls and this is the 2nd one I have found cheap at a garage sale.
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It's amazing you are able to get a picture at all with all this smoke. :crazy:

visibility is less than 3 blocks here now. :wtf:
Ours isn't nearly that bad but I did manage to take this picture this afternoon that kind of shows how thick it is.
SMOKE 11 SEP 20 #3A - C.jpg
The sun wasn't nearly as bright as it looks in this picture but just the fact that I could take a picture of the sun with no filter is really something.

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Post by cob » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:17 pm

I didn't get to see the sun today, no joke.

back on topic I picked up a 2.5 qt. cast iron dutch oven Monday for $5 new never used.

it's porcelain and I prefer naked cast iron but I will use it and have other

porcelains and more cast iron than any one horse can carry.
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Post by Mash master » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:02 pm

I got this for £26! 200L brand new, so good I’ve ordered another 👍
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Post by Bushman » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:29 am

We also have an antique dough bowl we picked up in Texas. I get free wood from the WDOT so I just finished carving my own dough bowl.
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Post by DSmith78 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:49 am

Mash master wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:02 pm
I got this for £26! 200L brand new, so good I’ve ordered another 👍

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Whoa!
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Post by cranky » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:06 pm

cob wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:17 pm
I didn't get to see the sun today, no joke.
Today the sun didn't show here either :( visibility was also down to less than half a mile due to all the smoke.
cob wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:17 pm
back on topic I picked up a 2.5 qt. cast iron dutch oven Monday for $5 new never used.

it's porcelain and I prefer naked cast iron but I will use it and have other

porcelains and more cast iron than any one horse can carry.
Nice. I like cast iron but my wife doesn't like how heavy it is so currently we only have the one vintage chicken fryer that I use constantly.
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I got this for £26! 200L brand new, so good I’ve ordered another
That's a nice deal, I could use a couple of those myself :thumbup:
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We also have an antique dough bowl we picked up in Texas. I get free wood from the WDOT so I just finished carving my own dough bowl.
Wow, nice work Bushman my wife would really like some of those...but then I'd have to find a place to put them :roll:

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:47 pm

Bushman wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:29 am
We also have an antique dough bowl we picked up in Texas. I get free wood from the WDOT so I just finished carving my own dough bowl.
Wow that's beautiful

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Post by nerdybrewer » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:35 pm

Bushman wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:29 am
We also have an antique dough bowl we picked up in Texas. I get free wood from the WDOT so I just finished carving my own dough bowl.
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You are a man of many talents!
Awesome woodwork, beautiful bowl!
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52975

Time and Oak will sort it out.

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Post by Bushman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:32 pm

I am just south of you and I do know the Canadian anthem as we had to sing it every Thursday at our Kiwanis meetings as our clubs district included lower BC so we had exchanges often.

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Post by seabass » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:08 pm

It'll be nice when I can go outside again. This smoke is worse than the usual seasonal depression from the endless drizzle. It's like 70F out and I can't go for a damned hike.

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Post by acfixer69 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:13 pm

Bushman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:32 pm
I am just south of you and I do know the Canadian anthem as we had to sing it every Thursday at our Kiwanis meetings as our clubs district included lower BC so we had exchanges often.
Think you posted this in the wrong thread bushy. :?

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