The day our hobby becomes legal

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Re: The day our hobby becomes legal

Post by StillLearning1 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:42 pm

goose eye wrote:Hope it do. Crazy it aint.
guess I'll run my first ever charge.

So I'm tole
I got a feeling if them ol boys are still around to show you the ways your first run should taste mighty good goose.
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Post by RevSpaminator » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:18 pm

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raketemensch wrote:I'd just like to be able to freely give away what I make.

You know... Once it's drinkable....
I don't like your chances of that happening. Stilling is legal here in NZ and we can't give it away.
Technically we aren't supposed to give away homemade beer and wine where I live but no one cares about that. Just don't sell and don't give to minors and all is cool. Once the act of distilling is legal then it won't draw attention from the law.
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Post by kiwi Bruce » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:16 pm

I'd just sit in my rocking chair on my front porch and sip on a jug of my own hooch....... NO ! wait a minute... that's what I do now ! ! !
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Post by ranger_ric » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Yeah Kiwi, Ole Buddy.... Rub it in, Rub it In..... LOL

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Post by jedneck » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:20 pm

kiwi Bruce wrote:I'd just sit in my rocking chair on my front porch and sip on a jug of my own hooch....... NO ! wait a minute... that's what I do now ! ! !
I do to, bit I live in the sticks.
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Post by ranger_ric » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:26 pm

SOB to the West of me (across the street).... Sherriff to the North... Daughter married a State Trooper.....
So we do our shots on the rocks in a whataburger cup, through a straw.....

Dont that beat ALL !!!

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Post by Truckinbutch » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:05 pm

Y'all got me feelin ornery tonight . Think I'd move my rig out onto the patio , start a 22 gallon strip run of first gen UJ or SF and then invite my BAC ex wife of 30 years and that FBI daughter that lives with her over for an evening get together . Of course I would remove fore shots for safety . If I/they timed it just right they would arrive just after I collected the first half pint of heads . Which I would offer to split in their glasses of lemonade :twisted:
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Truckinbutch wrote:Y'all got me feelin ornery tonight . Think I'd move my rig out onto the patio , start a 22 gallon strip run of first gen UJ or SF and then invite my BAC ex wife of 30 years and that FBI daughter that lives with her over for an evening get together . Of course I would remove fore shots for safety . If I/they timed it just right they would arrive just after I collected the first half pint of heads . Which I would offer to split in their glasses of lemonade :twisted:
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Truckinbutch wrote:Y'all got me feelin ornery tonight . Think I'd move my rig out onto the patio , start a 22 gallon strip run of first gen UJ or SF and then invite my BAC ex wife of 30 years and that FBI daughter that lives with her over for an evening get together . Of course I would remove fore shots for safety . If I/they timed it just right they would arrive just after I collected the first half pint of heads . Which I would offer to split in their glasses of lemonade :twisted:
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Post by Jimbo » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:54 am

I'd build a 30gal still. :mrgreen: I'm ornery like that.
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Post by ga flatwoods » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:37 am

We will probably all be dead and gone.
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Post by S-Cackalacky » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:15 am

ga flatwoods wrote:We will probably all be dead and gone.
Hey, no cynical pragmatists allowed here - only rose colored glasses. :mrgreen:
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Post by Haus » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:37 am

S-Cackalacky wrote:
ga flatwoods wrote:We will probably all be dead and gone.
Hey, no cynical pragmatists allowed here - only rose colored glasses. :mrgreen:
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Post by S-Cackalacky » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:59 am

Exactly.
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Re: The day our hobby becomes legal

Post by kiwi Bruce » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:58 pm

Haus6565 wrote:
S-Cackalacky wrote:
ga flatwoods wrote:We will probably all be dead and gone.
Hey, no cynical pragmatists allowed here - only rose colored glasses. :mrgreen:
We make our own Kool-Aid :thumbup:
and we'd be fermenting and stilling that cool-aid !!
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Post by ShineonCrazyDiamond » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:49 pm

kiwi Bruce wrote:
Haus6565 wrote:
S-Cackalacky wrote:
ga flatwoods wrote:We will probably all be dead and gone.
Hey, no cynical pragmatists allowed here - only rose colored glasses. :mrgreen:
We make our own Kool-Aid :thumbup:
and we'd be fermenting and stilling that cool-aid !!
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Post by varocketry » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:06 pm

Seriously, the ADMINS or some entrepreneurial sub-group should start planning the first of many convocations or seminars on distilling techniques in all facets.

This is a market opportunity it's easy to see coming.
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Post by kiwi Bruce » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:34 pm

We will see legalized pot in PA, before we see legalized home distilling.
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Re: The day our hobby becomes legal

Post by Bushman » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:45 pm

I hope your wrong, I think we are closer to legalizing it than you think!

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Post by Truckinbutch » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:22 pm

Bushman wrote:I hope your wrong, I think we are closer to legalizing it than you think!
I'm not certain , Bushman . We and the for profit leggers are still job security for a Federal entity that has grown for how many years . They are grudgingly admitting they have lost the war on drugs . We are all they have left to keep sucking on the public tit and we are low hanging fruit .
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Post by Rng4 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:33 pm

The biggest problem we gonna have in Florida is getting it legal on a state level. It's a felony to possess any part of a still or even a bucket of mash. It wud make the arrests a couple of years ago look bad, and politicians don't enjoy that kinda press. I can see it taking years to get our state laws to finally catch up to the federal laws if we catch up at all.

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Post by jb-texshine » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:10 am

goose eye wrote:Hope it do. Crazy it aint.
guess I'll run my first ever charge.

So I'm tole
I'm gonna volunteer to be goose eye's still hand so I can learn what them ol boys tole him...
Or
Build a snail shell furnace in the middle of the front yard and have a good ole time learning to run on a wood fire.
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Post by RandyMarshCT » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:05 am

I'd most likely get a 6" plate column going. I'd love to fill a 5 gallon barrel with a single day of stillin.

First, I'd buy the 6-plate 4" bubble cap column from Brewhaus that I've had my eye on for some time now. Partially as a thank you to Rick for his hard work and partially because I always wished my column was modular.

Then I would start planning the first hobby spirits competition.

I'd also open a hobby distilling club, with a good sized building. I don't want to own a distillery ever... I just want to get a license to operate as a research facility. Have every type of still there is, lots of different boilers, an account with a wholesale grain supplier for all the members to order from. Host events where people like Zymurgy Bob and others could come and give talks or workshops. Sign a deal with a cooper to provide the membership base with barrels. Hold classes for people who are interested in learning distilling as a hobby and practicing with different processes and rigs. We could get some of the better fabricators here to teach others how to build. Plenty of books and research materials in the library.

A distilling playground with plenty of power and steam and glycol cooling and....

Well, that's my personal goal. I'm sure some of you guys would be into it. It's my ultimate pipe dream.
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Post by kiwi Bruce » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:00 am

And PA is so close to legalizing Pot, we have growers from Colorado setting up here. My boys are friends with a kid who was a manager in Colorado and they are set up and ready to go.
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Re: The day our hobby becomes legal

Post by Bushman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:42 am

Truckinbutch wrote:
Bushman wrote:I hope your wrong, I think we are closer to legalizing it than you think!
I'm not certain , Bushman . We and the for profit leggers are still job security for a Federal entity that has grown for how many years . They are grudgingly admitting they have lost the war on drugs . We are all they have left to keep sucking on the public tit and we are low hanging fruit .
I am also looking at the explosion of micro-breweries and their success after legalizing beer making. They generate a lot of tax dollars, guess time will tell.

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Post by kiwi Bruce » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:01 pm

Bushman wrote:I am also looking at the explosion of micro-breweries and their success after legalizing beer making. They generate a lot of tax dollars, guess time will tell.
And beer consumption went up by a third, in just five years.
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kiwi Bruce wrote:
Bushman wrote:I am also looking at the explosion of micro-breweries and their success after legalizing beer making. They generate a lot of tax dollars, guess time will tell.
And beer consumption went up by a third, in just five years.
So, this would be sort of like reverse prohibition?
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Post by kiwi Bruce » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:27 pm

LOL YES ! ! !
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Post by raketemensch » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:56 am

And if there's anything a government wants, it's a numb populace.

You might not want to mention that in your letter to your congresscritter though.

I've been wondering if it'd be worth mentioning that the ATF-TTB is supporting it as well... I doubt that my senator is up on their wants and desires.

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Post by kiwi Bruce » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:51 pm

Congress man Bart Stupak a Michigan Dem, sponsored a house bill to legalize HD. It died in Committee, and his career went belly up in 2011.
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