What are you guys getting for christmas?

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What are you guys getting for christmas?

Post by MisterSteve124 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:55 pm

Well on my list this year for my new hobby is a new fermenter, racking cane, new alcoholmeter, history channel distilleries 2 dvd and a few other small things.

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Post by new_moonshiner » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:08 pm

I'll most likely get same as last year.. Socks and Sex, and neither was a perfect fit.. :D :D :D

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Post by BW Redneck » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:14 pm

My friends are going to drain me a keg and give it to me for Christmas. They get the beer, I get the keg, we share the liquor. It's a win, win, win situation! :D
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Post by Husker » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:21 pm

one thing I am getting myself, is that Foxfire book set. It is amazing the many varied things you find when you read this site. My wife also goes for that sort of thing. I told her about the books over dinner, and you could see her eyes light up.

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Post by HookLine » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:31 pm

A new (and much much bigger!) hard drive, and a new optic drive (DVD burner this time, not just CD burner).

I have also become interested in the Foxfire books, and will be checking them out.

And if things work out, I will have some mango brandy to help celebrate it all. (Setting the ferment up tomorrow.)
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Post by BrianC » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:16 pm

new_moonshiner wrote:I'll most likely get same as last year.. Socks and Sex, and neither was a perfect fit.. :D :D :D
ROFLMAO,

I'll probably probably get the same.
Still, I need some new socks...........

I'll probably buy myself a hangover.
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Post by punkin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:21 am

Getting the temp controller for my mash room.

http://mashmaster.com.au/p/365439/fridg ... r-kit.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

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Post by CoopsOz » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:32 am

I'm a youngin', so I put in a order for a nintendo Wii. You would be amazed how fun the 10 pin bowling is with a group of mates sucking down UJSM's all night.
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Post by Still_Crazy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:13 am

CoopsOz wrote:I'm a youngin', so I put in a order for a nintendo Wii. You would be amazed how fun the 10 pin bowling is with a group of mates sucking down UJSM's all night.
Hey Coops, I'ma young'n too! (47 is young right? :lol: )
I hear those things are fun, just don't throw the controller through any VDU's (video display units)

:shock:

But seriously,

Some of y'all are gonna be happy I can tell come Santa time. I'm not expecting much but with the new g/f I imagine she will do something even if I tell her not too.
She's really interested in what I'm doing so I've kind of tossed out there :wink: that I'd like to get the distillation related, DVD's (any of them) and hey it's something to watch together which means time on the couch together so it all works out :D

Now, what everyone gets from me this year is a lump of coal. No *hit, real coal! Some how :?: it came from one of the coal cars that runs behind the building every day. I have a large ziploc bag of it. Aren't you glad I don't have your address?

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Post by The Chemist » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:23 am

Husker wrote:one thing I am getting myself, is that Foxfire book set. It is amazing the many varied things you find when you read this site. My wife also goes for that sort of thing. I told her about the books over dinner, and you could see her eyes light up.

H.
Oh, my, I haven't thought of those in years!! We had the set when there were only three, I wonder how many there are now?

The moonshining, if I recall, was in the first.

I'm gettin' an industrial strength router set-up for my other 'job', piano technology! Can't wait!!

(Last year, I got a sweater...would've much rather preferred a moaner...)
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Post by Husker » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:53 am

The Chemist wrote:
Husker wrote:one thing I am getting myself, is that Foxfire book set. It is amazing the many varied things you find when you read this site. My wife also goes for that sort of thing. I told her about the books over dinner, and you could see her eyes light up.

H.
Oh, my, I haven't thought of those in years!! We had the set when there were only three, I wonder how many there are now?

The moonshining, if I recall, was in the first.

I'm gettin' an industrial strength router set-up for my other 'job', piano technology! Can't wait!!

(Last year, I got a sweater...would've much rather preferred a moaner...)
There are 12, but I think the "real" set is the first 8. Yes, 'shine is in the first book, along with hog butchering ;)

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Post by Butch50 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:31 am

What I really want are a bunch of those old porcelain looking gallon jugs. What I will probably get is a gift certificate to the local steak house. Which is just fine.
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Post by Dutchmancreek » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:36 am

Still_Crazy wrote:[

Now, what everyone gets from me this year is a lump of coal. No *hit, real coal! Some how :?: it came from one of the coal cars that runs behind the building every day. I have a large ziploc bag of it. Aren't you glad I don't have your address?

:P
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Post by Dutchmancreek » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:43 am

Butch50 wrote:What I really want are a bunch of those old porcelain looking gallon jugs. What I will probably get is a gift certificate to the local steak house. Which is just fine.
Too bad Zanesville Pottery seems to have quit carrying those jugs. Maybe if everyone sends them an e-mail they will do another production run.

http://www.zanesvillepottery.com/bin/ca ... ategory=53" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

The ones shown are small. Until recently they had the new one gallon size for $11.95 but sold out quickly.
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Post by The Chemist » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:45 am

:lol:

Cartoon in today's paper: two little boys in pj's sitting by the Christmas tree, one dumping coal out of a stocking.

Caption: "It's a paradigm shift-- good boys and girls get real fossil fuel, bad ones get toxic toys from China..."
Purposeful motion, for one so insane...

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Post by pothead » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:54 pm

I got my wife(lmao) a 47" plasma TV.
I got my kids 4-wheelers.

I told the kids if they didn't behave, Santa would leave snowman turds in their stockings. So, I am gonna put a couple marshmallows in their stockings, and tell them it's snowman turds. lmao

For myself.....not sure yet, Probably a 50"Samsung LCD .
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Post by grainhopper » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:58 pm

Christmas bills.
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Post by wineo » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:04 pm

Hopefully a card that says,ITS OVER!!! :lol:

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Post by Rotgut » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:08 pm

I got myself a Model A for christmas. So hopefully I can finish it by summer and get in some trouble.

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Post by Tater » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:28 pm

got myself 3 vintage campers a 14 ft1956 burro 15 ft 1961 nomad and a 12 ft 1969 shasta.
I use a pot still.Sometimes with a thumper

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Post by punkin » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:07 am

Got most of the family comin home for xmas. Best present out. :lol: 8)


Specially so some of the boys can help me erecting the walls of the distilliery, Got one wall up and the next frame done yestarday, screw the tin on the second wall and slip the window in, then to start on the front wall :roll:
Frames gotta house a 7' x 8' door as well as a man door and a large oblong spy window that came out of a caravan factory. Got inbuilt venetians and smoked glass outer skin 8)

Then put the beam up for the gantry for lifting full drums from the back of the ute, and fianlly just screw the tin on top.



Then comes the good bit, the fitout...

Collecting a lotta bits already, gotta find a nice pump for pumping mashes into the still though, i'm over carrying all these drums all the time. :evil:

Any hints for something reasonable that's gunna last the distance and cope with some lumps? (240 or 12 volt)

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Post by pothead » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:51 am

tater wrote:got myself 3 vintage campers a 14 ft1956 burro 15 ft 1961 nomad and a 12 ft 1969 shasta.
My old man had a '69 Shasta when I was a kid. We took it all over the place, then he traded it in for a Cobra Motor-home.
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Post by blanikdog » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:39 pm

When one reaches my age one desires nothing for chrismas, However, if one were to push the matter, another fermenter would be bloody handy. :)

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Post by HookLine » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:19 am

blanikdog wrote:When one reaches my age one desires nothing for chrismas, However, if one were to push the matter, another fermenter would be bloody handy. :)

blanik
Too many fermenters are barely enough, hey Blanik?
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Post by punkin » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:19 am

blanikdog wrote:When one reaches my age one desires nothing for chrismas, However, if one were to push the matter, another fermenter would be bloody handy. :)

blanik
How sad. :cry:

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Post by CoopsOz » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:31 am

The problem with to many fermenters is you have to find time to run them.
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Post by rumbaba » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:50 am

CoopsOz wrote:I'm a youngin', so I put in a order for a nintendo Wii. You would be amazed how fun the 10 pin bowling is with a group of mates sucking down UJSM's all night.
Coops, I'm 42 but I am getting a Wii from the missus. They look bloody great. I closed myself off from technology for a year or two, and it is remarkable how fast it develops.

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Post by Ricky » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:56 am

i dont know what im getting but i put in an order for them foxfire books though!
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Post by bronzdragon » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:32 pm

The missus and I have set our sights on upgrading our surround sound set-up. We recently got a new Sony Bravia flatscreen. So, I'm going to get a HD-DVD player and new 7.1 surround receiver. During the holidays they usually have some killer deals ... we're just waiting to pounce on one.

My wife knows better then to get me brewing/distilling stuff. I take care of all my supply ordering. She just does the tasting! :)

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Post by blanikdog » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:15 pm

punkin wrote:How sad. :cry:

Not really punkin. What can you give to someone who has everything, including a 1970 Volkswagen Kombi. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmmmmmm, except maybe a course in keeping a 1970 Kombi running?


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