What the hell is this thing ?

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What the hell is this thing ?

Post by Bohunk » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:00 am

At a farm auction a friend bought an old copper boiler that had been turned into a still, along with the boiler came this copper bucket, punched full of holes. Never saw anything like it before, anyone know what it is, or what it was used for ??

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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by bship » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:34 am

Cook the grains and lift out , like a old version of a mesh bag??? just a guess, no idea

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Post by FullySilenced » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:57 am

My guess as well...

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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by MitchyBourbon » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:41 am

No no no, that's where you put your spaghetti!
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by Kegg_jam » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:47 am

I get it. Cook the spaghetti in backset then strain.

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Post by S-Cackalacky » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:51 pm

Maybe the ole boy just liked a good Cajun boil.
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by bearriver » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:19 pm

The owner, being an old world man possessing practical sense, would use his still boiler for non-alcoholic purposes.

That thing could be useful for many basic & common tasks, such as cooking food.

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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by Halfbaked » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:28 pm

I would take that with me trout fishin to keep my minnows in.....I might put the spagetti in afterwards also.

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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by Tal » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:50 pm

I saw a travel alarm clock that looked similar to that after we pulled the trigger on a 12 gauge shotgun on it for waking us too early while we were away on a fishing/drinking trip....
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by moosemilk » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:57 am

I'd be guessing same as other guys. Cook grains and lift out. And multiple use for boiling pot.

Goose, if you happen to pop in, any of them ol' boys educate us a bit?

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Post by Rastus » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:44 am

a hillbilly Gin Basket?
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by shadylane » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:54 am

Fill it with chard wood and drop it in the mixing barrel.

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Post by myles » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:16 am

I would guess it is for flavouring. If it fits inside the boiler I suspect that is what it would have been used for.

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Post by Fastill » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:35 am

myles wrote:I would guess it is for flavouring. If it fits inside the boiler I suspect that is what it would have been used for.
Or maybe for stilling on the grain??
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by Bohunk » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:02 am

All good guesses, wish I could talk to the old gent who made it and find out. Back in the country they sell old copper boilers set up to run a little shine every once in a while. I told an auctioneer to buy them all and I'd pay for them, but he's scared to get involved.
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Post by WooTeck » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:41 am

Fastill wrote:
myles wrote:I would guess it is for flavouring. If it fits inside the boiler I suspect that is what it would have been used for.
Or maybe for stilling on the grain??

that's the uses id go for.

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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by thecroweater » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:59 am

Sparging tun , got an old banged up one back on the farm :wink:
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Re: What the hell is this thing ?

Post by shadylane » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:47 am

thecroweater wrote:Sparging tun , got an old banged up one back on the farm :wink:
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