Buying sugar and not looking like its for distilling

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Post by UnSub » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:25 am

Yeah. My welder is an older gentleman. I tried to overwhelm him with "you know how diesel guys take veg oil....., this is similar but for essential oils and the such". His reply was "well, it looks like a still to me- I'm a tin knocker, I've made a bunch of stainless boilers over the years"
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Post by Shine0n » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:46 pm

As much sugar as I buy, I'm not supplying sugar cookies around town... the old man knew! Lol by the time I drive 45 minutes at 65 mph to get my sugar for 2 bucks less I've spent more on the fuel to go than to buy here. But if I'm in the city I won't hesitate to hit up sams. My parties are well known with BBQ and spirits!

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Post by RevSpaminator » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:51 pm

You think you get funny looks for buying sugar? Try buying two sacks of corn, asking for the stuff without soybean oil, and possibly a bucket of feed molasses...while wearing slacks and a tie and loading it into a little Toyota commuter car.
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Post by squeezins » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:00 pm

I've bought it from Walmart by the pallet. I tell them it's for honey bees, which it is, I just have some left over for me.
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Post by Truckinbutch » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:04 pm

squeezins wrote:I've bought it from Walmart by the pallet. I tell them it's for honey bees, which it is, I just have some left over for me.
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Post by frodo » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:37 pm

UnSub wrote:Yeah. My welder is an older gentleman. I tried to overwhelm him with "you know how diesel guys take veg oil....., this is similar but for essential oils and the such". His reply was "well, it looks like a still to me- I'm a tin knocker, I've made a bunch of stainless boilers over the years"
(Checkmate). Ok, you got me..

:mrgreen: Yeah, My welder did not believe me either.

after i went into my story on a fuel tank for a hot rod

he just nodded and took the tank to his welder..I heard him say...I got another still for you.

busted !!!!

then, a week later, I brought him my thumper...

I grinned and said,,i got another fuel tank for you

the flange to be welded had "dragon still" stamped on it. lol

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Post by moosemilk » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:52 pm

frodo wrote:
UnSub wrote:Yeah. My welder is an older gentleman. I tried to overwhelm him with "you know how diesel guys take veg oil....., this is similar but for essential oils and the such". His reply was "well, it looks like a still to me- I'm a tin knocker, I've made a bunch of stainless boilers over the years"
(Checkmate). Ok, you got me..

:mrgreen: Yeah, My welder did not believe me either.

after i went into my story on a fuel tank for a hot rod

he just nodded and took the tank to his welder..I heard him say...I got another still for you.

busted !!!!

then, a week later, I brought him my thumper...

I grinned and said,,i got another fuel tank for you

the flange to be welded had "dragon still" stamped on it. lol
Pretty sure welders have seen a fair amount of them. When i went to the shop here, he said "oh, got a big ol' "coffee pot" you want done up, we done a few of them" referring to my keg. Didn't end up going there, too long of a wait . . . but the welder that did do it I knew personally, and he had also done a few. As well as another welder friend who couldn't due to working out of town, but said "yup, i've done my share . . . make sure it gets filled with argon inside too so you don't get sugaring". I haven't even started my GTAW yet (just passed my all position stick CWB), but i've already been asked to weld a few "questionable" items when I have my TIG setup.

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Post by columbia36 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:03 am

I get the same thing from the home brew store. Been shopping there for years for beer stuff, but when you buy grain and no hops, they know what you're up to.

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Post by Paulinka » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:13 am

columbia36 wrote:I get the same thing from the home brew store. Been shopping there for years for beer stuff, but when you buy grain and no hops, they know what you're up to.
Hops are much cheaper in bulk, so I say. :wink:

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Post by masonsjax » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:00 am

I ordered full sacks of flaked corn, 6-row, and beechwood smoked malt from my regular group grain buy. They were a little confused cause that's the first time anyone has ordered a full sack of any of those for themselves. "You must really like Rauchbier... and light american lagers??" "Um.. Yeah... I'm doing some experimental batches" :)

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Post by justsomeguy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:44 pm

I tell folks my wife makes icing a bakery here. Covers 5 gallon buckets and sugar. Then you just bring up the christmas thanksgiving halloween valentines easter etc rush and they have no more questions.
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Post by Desvio » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:30 pm

So you're saying if I'm walking out of Costco with 80lbs of sugar, a jumbo can of tomato paste, ten gallons of cider, a case of corn flakes and a chicken pot pie. They are going to question what I am doing with the pot pie?
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Post by Truckinbutch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:29 pm

Desvio wrote:So you're saying if I'm walking out of Costco with 80lbs of sugar, a jumbo can of tomato paste, ten gallons of cider, a case of corn flakes and a chicken pot pie. They are going to question what I am doing with the pot pie?
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Post by NZChris » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:45 pm

A recent conversation in our local supermarket...

Her, "You must be making a lot of jam?"

Me. "Nope, I'm making corn likker!"

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Post by Shiny Coke » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:43 am

True North wrote:I went to a plumbing store for some 2" fittings. The guy at the counter knew right away. "You building a still or something?" What do you even say?

Had that happen to me at HD. Told the old fella I was building the wife a water feature for the garden and reckoned it would green up real nice. Not sure if he bought it but came out quick enough he may have.

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Post by Maritimer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:29 am

True North wrote:I went to a plumbing store for some 2" fittings. The guy at the counter knew right away. "You building a still or something?" What do you even say?
One of the most memorable and fun days in recent years was getting my still parts at Home Depot. The guy taking care of the plumbing department looked in my shopping cart and asked in a broad Newfie accent, "You building a still?" to which I replied, "No, I'm building two stills." He regaled me with stories of his father and uncles making screech. I got all the parts and a lot of good advice thrown in.

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Post by rad14701 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:06 pm

Shiny Coke wrote:
Desvio wrote:So you're saying if I'm walking out of Costco with 80lbs of sugar, a jumbo can of tomato paste, ten gallons of cider, a case of corn flakes and a chicken pot pie. They are going to question what I am doing with the pot pie?
Pot pie is very suspicious and am amazed Costco has them down there. You must be in Oregon. In BC we gotta make'em ourselves. :mrgreen:
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Post by Bushman » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:13 pm

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Post by jb-texshine » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:26 pm

NZChris wrote:A recent conversation in our local supermarket...

Her, "You must be making a lot of jam?"

Me. "Nope, I'm making corn likker!"
I am gonna kick you in the shin for rubbing it in that y'all can legally still if I ever meet you!!!!
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Post by dougmac » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:33 pm

New to the site, but will add my $.02. I am also an amateur bee keeper. During the winter we go through a lot of sugar to feed our bees. Buy all the sugar you want in Jan/Feb. A guy in our bee club gets sugar that is "not fit for human consumption" from a distributor (by the 55 gal drum!) and sells it cheap to his bee keeper friends. Might want to join your local bee club.

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Post by nerdybrewer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:15 pm

My homebrew store (just literally around the corner) is totally in the know.
They ask me for my advice on using molasses and how to keep the PH in the good range.
I'm so happy that to the right I have a homebrew store and to the left I have a 115 year old hardware store where I've been shopping for nearly 30 years.
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Post by BTR Kentucky » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:24 pm

So far the last few times the wife has picked up 25lbs of sugar with the kids with her and loaded down with groceries no one has batted an eye. The feed i get from the Amish and its all good.
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Post by Shiny Coke » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:36 pm

rad14701 wrote:
Shiny Coke wrote:
Desvio wrote:So you're saying if I'm walking out of Costco with 80lbs of sugar, a jumbo can of tomato paste, ten gallons of cider, a case of corn flakes and a chicken pot pie. They are going to question what I am doing with the pot pie?
Pot pie is very suspicious and am amazed Costco has them down there. You must be in Oregon. In BC we gotta make'em ourselves. :mrgreen:
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Oops, just trying to make a joke and thought it was funny. Didn't mean to get "hall monitor" rad all hot and bothered about a natural plant which is proven to improve the quality of life in many people (including children) suffering from many illnesses such as epilepsy, nausea, glaucoma, cancer and constant pain not to mention many other symptoms. Luckily the religious good-doers of the world didn't convince politicians to outlaw the chemicals we ingest daily such as tobacco, caffeine, tylenol and aspirin, not to mention the evils of red meat and bacon.

By the way, I'm not a user of pot in any form or fashion at all. I don't even smoke, but I do think it should be decriminalized based solely on proven medical facts and if you don't like that...go f$#k your hat.

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I don't give a flying fuck what your beliefs are in this regard and my views don't matter either for that matter sport, but by posting here you agree to abide by the rules. If that's too hard best ya piss of now because further discussion will NOT be tolerated end of story :thumbdown:
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thecroweater wrote:I don't give a flying fuck what your beliefs are in this regard and my views don't matter either for that matter sport, but by posting here you agree to abide by the rules. If that's too hard best ya piss of now because further discussion will NOT be tolerated end of story :thumbdown:
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Post by Shiny Coke » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:36 am

Fu#k y'all get riled up pretty easy eh? Points taken.

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:roll:
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Shiny Coke wrote:Fu#k y'all get riled up pretty easy eh? Points taken.
No not really but when someone rolls up and says bugger ya rules I'll post what I damn well please, they either going to change the attitude soon or they are going to be out the door. No point beating around the bush because it really is that simple :thumbup:
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Isn't stilling illegal in most places? Oh the irony...

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UnSub wrote:Isn't stilling illegal in most places? Oh the irony...
Discussion about stilling doesn't violate rule #6. Have you read the rules?

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