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Post by Chauncey » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:21 pm

My friend who shutdown his restaurant because the pandemic situation gave me 30 half gallon ball masons and 24 pints all brand new. Plus a ton of sharpies, masking tape, and bar towels. Best deal i got all week. I hear theres a mason jar shortage right now nationally and havent been able to find any myself around the local grocers so im pretty stoked about that.
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Post by Bushman » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:24 pm

Jars are easier to find than replacement rings and lids but sounds like a good get!

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Post by Deplorable » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:35 pm

Its canning season here, I tried to get some half gallon jars the other day, and evey place was wiped out. Three weeks earlier they were plentyful. My DIL has been advised to hoard all 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon mason jars that come into the use again store going forward until I tell her otherwise if she wants anymore SPD. ( I could also use another case of quart jars.) I have plenty of pints and half pints. If I run low on empties, I'll force feed everyone PB&J to free up some that are home to Blueberry jam.
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Post by Tummydoc » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:38 pm

Ferment the jam. Solves 2 problems!

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Post by shadylane » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:57 pm

I got a really good deal today
My great grand daughter traded "sticky" hugs and kisses for slices of orange :lol:

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Post by jedneck » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:07 pm

shadylane wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:57 pm
I got a really good deal today
My great grand daughter traded "sticky" hugs and kisses for slices of orange :lol:
I’m quite a few years away from great grands(aint got grands yet) but that sounds like best deal ever
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Post by cob » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:41 pm

shadylane wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:57 pm
I got a really good deal today
My great grand daughter traded "sticky" hugs and kisses for slices of orange :lol:
just trying to figure out what sticky hugs are? around here grand kids and

great grand kids always got squishes. sure miss those hugs. missed my great

grand daughters sixth birthday cake last week.
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:19 pm

So speaking of about sticky more sugar showed up at my door
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120 lbs of free sugar
More rum!!

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Post by shadylane » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:10 pm

With that much sugar
A room full of kindergarteners could power a small city for a little while :lol:

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Post by tubbsy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:39 pm

Thinking about getting this to malt my grains. Not sure how it'd go, but it comes at a decent price!
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Post by NZChris » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:39 pm

If I was offered that at a decent price I'd grab it, especially if the motor still ran, which I doubt it will.

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Post by Boozewaves » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:32 am

3 skull shaped bottles containing spicy powder for cooking . just wanted the bottles really , they were 50p each reduced from £6.99
planning to make traffic light coloured infusions to go in them . Damson can be red . limoncello for amber , not sure about green ,can only think of green skittles .I have a cherry log that I can make corks from to replace the plastic lids

and on the way back found some copper and brass pieces including a brass gate valve that were being thrown away . I like a good dumpster dive . got a working chop saw too
Oldvine Zin wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:19 pm

More sugar.120 lbs of free sugar
More rum!!

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Post by Kareltje » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:21 pm

Boozewaves wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:32 am
3 skull shaped bottles containing spicy powder for cooking . just wanted the bottles really , they were 50p each reduced from £6.99
planning to make traffic light coloured infusions to go in them . Damson can be red . limoncello for amber , not sure about green ,can only think of green skittles .I have a cherry log that I can make corks from to replace the plastic lids

and on the way back found some copper and brass pieces including a brass gate valve that were being thrown away . I like a good dumpster dive . got a working chop saw too
Absinth is green.

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Post by cob » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:39 pm

went to the scrappy today and got complete corona mill, no broken or worn parts. $1.00 US :esurprised:
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:46 pm

cob wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:39 pm
went to the scrappy today and got complete corona mill, no broken or worn parts. $1.00 US :esurprised:
Nice!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Post by Bushman » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:54 pm

Nice find Cob I am sure that will serve you well!

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Post by Boozewaves » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:58 am

Kareltje wrote:
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Absinth is green.
tried making it before and it wasnt very good ,I really like absinth though . absinthe calavera is my favourite . Its probably going to be an xmas present so doubt I can make another good enough attempt by then . seems you gotta grow your own herbs to make something good . might just do a sambuca and dye it green :sick:
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Post by Deplorable » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 pm

So the kids dropped by for a visit last night and brought me a few jars and half gallon growlers. But this was the gem of the bunch.
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A 3 liter graduated flip top mason jar. A little PTFE tape and it's gonna make a fine aging jar.
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by Durhommer » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:43 pm

I have the same jar there
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Post by cranky » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:45 pm

Deplorable wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 pm
So the kids dropped by for a visit last night and brought me a few jars and half gallon growlers. But this was the gem of the bunch.
A 3 liter graduated flip top mason jar. A little PTFE tape and it's gonna make a fine aging jar.
I have quite a few lightning jars in various sizes. Personally I like to leave the seal off when aging in them.

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Post by The Baker » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:55 pm

cranky wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Deplorable wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 pm
So the kids dropped by for a visit last night and brought me a few jars and half gallon growlers. But this was the gem of the bunch.
A 3 liter graduated flip top mason jar. A little PTFE tape and it's gonna make a fine aging jar.
I have quite a few lightning jars in various sizes. Personally I like to leave the seal off when aging in them.
Doesn't lose too much alcohol?

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Post by Deplorable » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 pm

So far I'm 50/50 on opinions regarding the seal.
I imagine climate plays a role as well. In some environments I imagine you'd lose too much to evaporation without the seal.
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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Post by cranky » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:08 am

The Baker wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:55 pm
cranky wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Deplorable wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 pm
So the kids dropped by for a visit last night and brought me a few jars and half gallon growlers. But this was the gem of the bunch.
A 3 liter graduated flip top mason jar. A little PTFE tape and it's gonna make a fine aging jar.
I have quite a few lightning jars in various sizes. Personally I like to leave the seal off when aging in them.
Doesn't lose too much alcohol?

Geoff
In my case no, I have greater loss from my barrel. I live in a fairly low temp high humidity environment but even when I leave them on a heater vent it doesn't lose too much. Of course your mileage may vary and what I view as acceptable loss you may not, so you would have to keep an eye on it and decide when you feel it was time to put a seal on.

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Post by nerdybrewer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 pm

The wisdom that comes from aging in a proper barrel is priceless.
Cranky you view the loss from unsealed jars to be acceptable because you have experienced the loss from a proper barrel.
You also know to view this as a good thing, because the alchemy that must happen requires that sacrifice.
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52975

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Post by Bushman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:51 pm

For my birthday my son bought me a 4” x 10” Gin basket.
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Post by Durhommer » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm

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New gibbs 2 gallon
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 pm

+1 for the Gibbs barrel, I have quite a few of their barrels and have been happy with all of them.

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Post by nerdybrewer » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 pm

Oldvine Zin wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 pm
+1 for the Gibbs barrel, I have quite a few of their barrels and have been happy with all of them.

stay safe
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I've been happy with what's come out of them!
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52975

Time and Oak will sort it out.

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