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Posted: May 26, 2016 - 8:58am

 islander wrote:
I miss the days when the political shills were interesting.

 
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Posted: May 26, 2016 - 8:45am

I miss the days when the political shills were interesting.
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Posted: May 26, 2016 - 8:40am

Ooh.


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Posted: May 25, 2016 - 7:29am

blabla
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Posted: May 25, 2016 - 6:54am

 helenofjoy wrote:
Maybe we really ARE descended from a race from another planet.  For over 40 years I have wondered why humans seem intent on getting off this planet, why we pray to a powerful, authority figure in the sky, why some of our ancestors seem to have appeared from out of nowhere, and why some of the ancient archeological findings seem to indicate a previous culture of humans that had technology greater than what we possess today.  Also our extraordinarily rapid evolution compared to other life forms on this planet.  Why did that happen? A friend says because we became meat eaters, starting the leap in brain power and intelligence.  If this were so, why haven't the other large carnivores and omnivores on this planet kept pace?  It's possible I think too much.

  
 


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Posted: May 25, 2016 - 6:37am

Maybe we really ARE descended from a race from another planet.  For over 40 years I have wondered why humans seem intent on getting off this planet, why we pray to a powerful, authority figure in the sky, why some of our ancestors seem to have appeared from out of nowhere, and why some of the ancient archeological findings seem to indicate a previous culture of humans that had technology greater than what we possess today.  Also our extraordinarily rapid evolution compared to other life forms on this planet.  Why did that happen? A friend says because we became meat eaters, starting the leap in brain power and intelligence.  If this were so, why haven't the other large carnivores and omnivores on this planet kept pace?  It's possible I think too much.
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Posted: May 25, 2016 - 12:09am

 haresfur wrote:

Well 700 mL of shitty vodka will set you back about $35 here {#Arghhh}. You will get considerably different extraction with the higher proof. I have some makings for green walnut liqueur sitting in a cupboard that I really should finish up. I had to split it up because I couldn't get the rectified spirits at the time except from a little I had lying around. So I have some using 40% vodka, Wild Turkey 101, and the very high proof. The difference was remarkable and I basically ended up putting all of it away for 18 months to see what would happen. The 40% vodka was really insipid but maybe the time will help. I have heard that Everclear makes for a really harsh infusion.

A friend did some bitters using really vile high proof Chinese spirits that he got from the grocery in his somewhat dodgy neighbourhood. The bitters are fine and I figure a few drops of the stuff won't kill me but I wouldn't trust any larger volume.

Let me know how the experiments turn out. 

 
I have never been more confused in my life. *hic*
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 11:15pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

But they say cheap vodka can be made to taste as good as good vodka if you run it thru a Brita filter a few times. I wouldn't know because I don't care, but a half a gallon of shitty vodka might cost $12. I'm not sure why he wants to use 50%ABV vodka either... a little better maceration? I could buy a pint of Everclear (190 proof) if it's that important. That stuff's cheap too.
 
Anyway, I think I'll keep an eye out for some fancy herbal shoppe when we're on vacation because I want to make my own Bay Rum after shave too.
 
Need to make a list of stuff to get... 

 
Well 700 mL of shitty vodka will set you back about $35 here {#Arghhh}. You will get considerably different extraction with the higher proof. I have some makings for green walnut liqueur sitting in a cupboard that I really should finish up. I had to split it up because I couldn't get the rectified spirits at the time except from a little I had lying around. So I have some using 40% vodka, Wild Turkey 101, and the very high proof. The difference was remarkable and I basically ended up putting all of it away for 18 months to see what would happen. The 40% vodka was really insipid but maybe the time will help. I have heard that Everclear makes for a really harsh infusion.

A friend did some bitters using really vile high proof Chinese spirits that he got from the grocery in his somewhat dodgy neighbourhood. The bitters are fine and I figure a few drops of the stuff won't kill me but I wouldn't trust any larger volume.

Let me know how the experiments turn out. 
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 10:33pm

 haresfur wrote:

Morgenthaler is a rock star. 

I used Tanqueray  which tastes as much like a Christmas tree as anything I've tried. You can buy "essential oil" stills here that can be used to distill flavours into vodka. But a problem with infusion here is that you can't get 50% abv vodka. I think they are trying to save the bogans from themselves (even though you can get overproof rum and bourbon if you are willing to pay the tax premium. And you can get 95% rectified spirits. Go figure). Personally, I'm willing to leave the compounding to the experts since the tax structure means that vodka isn't much of a savings. That is unless I decide to try to import a real still from New Zealand where distilling is legal.

In any case it's a bit of problem getting juniper berries to make gin to replace the juniper berries I lost somewhere in the back of the pantry.{#Lol} 

 
But they say cheap vodka can be made to taste as good as good vodka if you run it thru a Brita filter a few times. I wouldn't know because I don't care, but a half a gallon of shitty vodka might cost $12. I'm not sure why he wants to use 50%ABV vodka either... a little better maceration? I could buy a pint of Everclear (190 proof) if it's that important. That stuff's cheap too.
 
Anyway, I think I'll keep an eye out for some fancy herbal shoppe when we're on vacation because I want to make my own Bay Rum after shave too.
 
Need to make a list of stuff to get... 
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 10:09pm

Why in the HELL didn't I think of this sooner??
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 4:49pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Honestly? Probably. If it's good gin. 
 
In looking for what gin has the most aromatics in it, I ran across this article and I'll be doing this asap. I hate vodka, and most gin doesn't have enough oomph for me until you get to the expensive stuff.
 
And another extraordinarily geeky article with comments that outdo the article's geekiness by a factor of about infinity.

 
Morgenthaler is a rock star. 

I used Tanqueray  which tastes as much like a Christmas tree as anything I've tried. You can buy "essential oil" stills here that can be used to distill flavours into vodka. But a problem with infusion here is that you can't get 50% abv vodka. I think they are trying to save the bogans from themselves (even though you can get overproof rum and bourbon if you are willing to pay the tax premium. And you can get 95% rectified spirits. Go figure). Personally, I'm willing to leave the compounding to the experts since the tax structure means that vodka isn't much of a savings. That is unless I decide to try to import a real still from New Zealand where distilling is legal.

In any case it's a bit of problem getting juniper berries to make gin to replace the juniper berries I lost somewhere in the back of the pantry.{#Lol} 
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 9:40am

 Skydog wrote:

Old Tom Ransom Gin is so good you don't need the tonic, just ice and small slice of lime

 
But I think a small investment in some botanicals can make average vodka into great gin. We'll see.
 
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 9:24am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Honestly? Probably. If it's good gin. 
 
In looking for what gin has the most aromatics in it, I ran across this article and I'll be doing this asap. I hate vodka, and most gin doesn't have enough oomph for me until you get to the expensive stuff.
 
And another extraordinarily geeky article with comments that outdo the article's geekiness by a factor of about infinity.

 
Old Tom Ransom Gin is so good you don't need the tonic, just ice and small slice of lime
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 8:46am

 haresfur wrote:
Is gin a suitable substitute for juniper berries in Bigos?

 
Honestly? Probably. If it's good gin. 
 
In looking for what gin has the most aromatics in it, I ran across this article and I'll be doing this asap. I hate vodka, and most gin doesn't have enough oomph for me until you get to the expensive stuff.
 
And another extraordinarily geeky article with comments that outdo the article's geekiness by a factor of about infinity.
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Posted: May 24, 2016 - 8:18am

Is gin a suitable substitute for juniper berries in Bigos?
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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 9:33pm

 Alexandra wrote:
I'm thinking an Italian food theme for my birthday party catering.

 
 
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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 9:31pm

I'm thinking an Italian food theme for my birthday party catering.
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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 10:16am

boy, did it take me a long time to get my finger out this morning.
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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 7:43am

 haresfur wrote:

Long time passing. Gone to sailors everyone, long time ago.

It took a rum-runner.

Because last night it said fts, I'm finding a sailboat.

Should have watered down the crew's portion.

You should have bought the undrinkably cheap stuff. 

 
Actually just the cheap stuff we ran out of. Don Q silver makes a nice mixer for mojitos and such, but not really for much else. Had to break out the mid grade Pyrat to complete happy hour. 
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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 7:12am

it's only 10:15 and i'm bored to death...


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