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#1 dakini_painter

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:07 AM

Hi,

I'm dakini_painter. I think boggy knows me. He'll vouch for my good qualities. I count Oscar, hissy, and Prole amongst my friends. I feel it's an honor to know An Instrument of God's will and a distillateur of Grim visage, the sublime and the well-read. There are probably others I know that visit here.

In case you've had your head under a rock for the last year or so, I'll be honest and tell you I'm opening an absinthe distillery here in the crumbling village of Walton, NY. It's called Delaware Phoenix Distillery. We'll see how it goes. I know many of you are thinking: "Absinthe? Absinthe? Why would anyone in their right mind want to make the gawd-awful licorice tasting crap?" I know that must seem strange, but it's this compulsion I have, kind of like the twitch around my left eye and the tremor in my hands.

For those who find black licorice tasting crap appealing, I plan on fleecing your wallets soon, perhaps as early as the end of February, if the TTB label folks are kind and don't think my labels suck. Remember, as The Great One said: "When you spread the wealth around, everyone benefits". So spread the wealth around to me and the crumbling village might be a little less crumbly.

Thank you for allowing me to join your forum. Here's some musical accompaniment. :V: Let's party! :blbl:

ps I couldn't find an intro subforum, because I'm not very smart OK?

#2 Kirk

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:17 AM

Hello bayyyby.
I can't wait to buy some of that stuff , the little sample I shared really popped.
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#3 absinthist

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:49 AM

He'll vouch for my good qualities.

Indeed!™ The poison ya sent me is growin' on me. I have re-visited it twice and cannot wait seein' in the US on the shelves.

Oh, and welcum profiteer™!
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:24 AM

Kirk, you forgot to ask her
to show us her tits.
I didn't get a sample and nothing
's going pop for me.
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unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

#5 jaded prol

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:24 AM

You are certainly welcome! I look forward to seeing your booze on store shelves and in my cabinet.
Drinking for medicinal reasons.

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but I'm not the only one.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:40 AM

I have no idea what your licorice tasting crap tastes like, but at least you're honest... and within an ambitious afternoon's drive, so I can always deliver a well aimed crotch punch if needs be.
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:47 AM

What Prol said.

Work your magic with the powers that be at Virginia ABC so's I can try it too.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:52 AM

I feel it's an honor to know An Instrument of God's will

That's a bass thought.

The Great One said: "When you spread the wealth around, everyone benefits".

Just TGO would suffice, no need to go overboard. Besides, I said absinthe, not wealth.

Greetings.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:14 AM

That's a bass thought.

What do fish have to do with absinthe?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

That's low.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:44 PM

Neither fish nor absinthe should be consumed with sugar.

shuck and jive is an important skill

 

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:58 PM

Butt can the same be said
of old chestnuts:

"Like marron-glaced fish bones
Oh lady hit the road!"


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

Glad to see you here DP.
Take a seat, relax, enjoy.

See this place more like like a rural bar, nothing snobbish, where all the old drunk fux talk ad nauseam about literally... nothing.

And "show us you're tits"™

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

And show us she's tits?

There's only one True Tits...

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:03 PM

I couldn't find an intro subforum

It's right there next to the Birthday Thread subforum. These threads are so important to us that we don't trust Cros with them, so we keep them over at FV.

Welcome abroad DP!
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's just fun.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:11 AM

She's tits in my book.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:58 AM

I suspect she's tits in my book too. After all, to show you're tits, you can also show absinthe.

Besides, even Boggy (the Übertits) didn't show us his tits.

Edited by sixela, 26 January 2009 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:38 AM

For which everyone is most thankful.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:23 AM

Looks like ya missed both that thread
"therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge"

"Men’s hatreds generally spring from fear or envy"


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:42 AM

I drink to forget.

Edited by sixela, 26 January 2009 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

Generally, it is what drinkin' is, amongst others, for.
"therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge"

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:52 AM

No matter how much I drink
I never forget
the comfort in the consistency
of the act of drinking.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

Glad to see you finally made it DP!

And yer stuff popped fur me.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:31 PM

Yo DP.
They're to keep out witches!

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for the ubercool welcome. Fear not, we'll get some pictures. Though I must admit my photo skilz are vastly inferior to elf and others. So that's the way it goes.

My "To Do" list has gotten far too long, and has so many marketing items on it, I want to puke. :CG:

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:38 PM

You can add "make an avatar to use at the lounge" to your list.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:00 PM

Hey to now Dakini.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:01 AM

Thanks for the ubercool welcome.


I think you mean "übercool" (or "uebercool" in a pinch).

my photo skilz are vastly inferior to elf and others

You're not being possessive enough (prod, prod, grrr....).

Edited by sixela, 28 January 2009 - 03:03 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:04 PM

... and within an ambitious afternoon's drive, so I can always deliver a well aimed crotch punch if needs be.

Does that mean you finally bought a real car?

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

You and Grim were looking good in that.
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:21 AM

It's the only way we could get happymeals.
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:40 AM

There's a couple new COLAs worth checking out. Oh, I forgot, this is LL where everyone drinks beer.

When shopping for gifts for your friends that still drink absinthe, and hate paying lowly monkeys exorbitant sums of American dollars to shlep the stuff all the way from EU, consider helping the American economy as it sheds jobs faster than my dogs shed hair by buying local. Well, if you're in New York it's local. Everywhere else, it's simply more local than EU.

Due to NY brand registration and price posting schedules I won't be able to get the stuff into stores (and start making vast sums of money, but only in a revenoor's wet dream) until April 1, but hey, that'll give it a chance to rest. I've been talking to Kamal @ DrinkUp and Bill @ Astor. So when you shop let them know you're interested (if you are).

Oh, also got official NY state approval, but I haven't yet received my official permit. Along with info about how to file taxes. I'm sure they'll tell me that. But I know they're due on the 20th of the month for NY.

Here's the labels. Bitchin' and whining expected.


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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

Kick ASS DP!

Think Global,
Drink Local!

That makes 4 items I'm waiting on DUNY to stock.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:39 AM

:clap:
Congrats to the Martini Feigner!
Stimulate that economy, beetch.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:41 AM

Now, what about us poor fooks
on the proper side of the pond?

Who's gonna handle that monkey?
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:46 AM

Um, Meadow of Love?
Bull hockey?

Where's our resident
wacker, Shoulderdeep?
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

It's 68. Those dandy lion's really shared the love in order to produce all those puff balls.

And I even included some telephone poles in the picture for those who, well, we'll just leave it to your imagination.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:46 PM

Walton Waters is da bomb! Go, get 'em, girl!
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:53 PM

The Meadow of Love
shd be 69.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:55 PM

Not to sound dated,
butt that's the way it wuz

in the meadows
that I tainted.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:39 AM

It's 68. Those dandy lion's [?] really shared the love in order to produce all those puff balls.

What exactly did the dandy lion possess?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:06 AM

The love.

"It never was about absinthe anyway" - artemis 1/16/2015


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

Here's some pictures.

The profiteer™ herself.
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I think this is pontica. I've been using it in the coloring step. A little bitter. But I've been told by Dr. O and L. Winters that absinthe is supposed to be bitter. That's why they used all those sugar cubes. It's very unique to find pontica with flowers.
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Some metal barrels. They fell off a truck and I snagged some. Just a few dings.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

:clap:
"therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge"

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:58 PM

Yep, that's pontica for sure.
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:56 PM

I think this is pontica. I've been using it in the coloring step. A little bitter. But I've been told by Dr. O and L. Winters that absinthe is supposed to be bitter. That's why they used all those sugar cubes. It's very unique to find pontica with flowers.

:clap:

No, I think that's lemon balm, or maybe Melissa. Which one has the flowers again?

Can't wait to try this one.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:21 PM

Good, glad I got that right. More pictures.

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The 35 liter alembic, with custom heating mantle and controller. Too bad IC was deficient in their execution. You can read all about it over at ADI here.

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I've been wondering about the source of the backpressure in the system. But I think this is the culprit. Some kind of sweat fitting 1/4" ID inside the 1/2" ID vapor path. Soon that little bit of metal will be fit for the slag heap and I'll have nonstop 1/2" ID vapor path from the end of the lyne arm to to condensers' spout dick. I think with that gone, the still will piss like a Bowery bum in the alley.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:22 PM

Outstanding! I can't wait to tastes it. BTW, I love your labels. Very classy and a standout from the rest of the crowd.
Say something clever and memorable, or say something outrageous. And unfortunately, it's a lot easier to be outrageous than clever and memorable

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:57 PM

It's very unique to find pontica with flowers.

Perhaps in your neck of the woods but mine flowers every year. I'll look for if I have a picture.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:00 PM

I also notice your label claims Florence Fennel.
Are your sure it's really Foeniculum vulgare Azoricum?

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:51 AM

Yup.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:43 PM

I'm curious about that spiffy heating mantle.
Is that gizmo permanent
or can it be removed?

What exactly is under that shiny surface?
I'd guess electric heating elements
acting through some kind of medium
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:59 PM

The alembic itself can be removed which makes cleaning easier. And keeps the electric elements away from that water stuff. I don't know about the internals of the mantle itself, but it's the kind of equipment used in pharmaceutical companies for heating reactions during development, or even production if on a large enough scale. There seem to be heating elements surrounded by a kind of fiberglass mesh or something. Supposedly even if there were flammable gasses present, the heating elements wouldn't directly contact the gas and cause an explosion.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:13 PM

This is just the coolest thread. I can't wait to buy some of your stuff, DP!
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:14 AM

After all the posts by great absintheurs over the years at the Lounge, and you say this is the coolest?


That's just cold, speedle.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:16 AM

Mebbe he just hasn't been here enough years.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:34 AM

Mebbe he just doesn't have
enough between his ears.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

My mechanicals expert drilled out the offending metal constricting the vapor path.

Found that there is an object rolling inside the lyne arm. Too big to exit the small end, as well as the large end (with the thermometer cylinder in place). It's not metal. Trying to clear it from the lyne arm with water tends to cause it to stick. It's brown, organic (but not from an absinthe distillation), has no smell, and the little pieces that crumble to very very fine material. The lyne arm is soaking in the tub now.

Guess I'll plan on another cleaning run once the offending matter has been vacated from the system.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:56 PM

You need more fiber.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

It's all better now. The marble-sized clump of dirt is gone from my lyne arm. I feel better already.
I was able to finish running the trash/cleaning batch today. More news soon, hopefully at 10.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:45 PM

Man, they really dropped the ball on making your rig. That would be like if you bought a car and they left some sludge from the manufacturing process blocking the fuel line. I'm sure they normally QC their stuff but I guess the guy in charge of that was out back doing his own run when your rig was "inspected". Glad you got it resolved and looking forward to what comes out of it!

You really should ask them for some sort of remuneration though, as this not only involved extra labor to fix what they failed to quality control, but more importantly lost time that could have been spent actually making the product.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

Sadly the lost time part wouldn't be very true as I have the wonderful State of New York to thank for that. I ordered this unit back in Feb 2008 thinking I'd be in operation by summer. HA! I think they had this crummy pot sitting around and when someone ordered a 35 liter pot (especially a g-i-r-l), this was "close enough". I'm thankful that someone else didn't end up with it sitting in their garage. I can make it work. Even if I can only run 8 liters of base every day rather than 10 as planned. I'll be able to pay the herb growers to grow the herbs, etc. I think I might gross enough to get above the poverty line. Only time will tell.


Anyway, here are some pictures of the unit in operation doing a live, legal run for making absinthe.


Now this has 26 liters of liquid. Does anyone think you could get 9 more liters of liquid in that pot (not that you'd want to do that, but the pot was supposed to be a 35 liter alembic).
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Dribble, dribble, dribble in the collection vessel. Right now it's a 1000 ml graduated cylinder so I can measure the collection rate and see how this are going. Once I get a better feel for how this runs, I'll switch to a carboy and use the instruments and senses. I still think it's a bit slow. There could be some vapor leaks. Or I'm, simply not pushing the heating elements high enough. A variac style controller would have been better, but it may work out. Must play more.
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Here is Gonzo-Fury in all it's operating "glory".
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I don't have pictures of the louched likker yet, though a small test seemed like it'll be OK.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

It's good to see someone passionate about making absinthe, instead of making money.
... although I hope you do lots of both.
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:49 AM

Thanks. I think the profit motive is overrated. It leads to all sorts of problems like the economy is having now. I prefer profit awareness. If you don't make a profit, you're out of business, and you and your employees (if you have any) are out of work. Then no one is happy.

So I hope to do well enough to keep the fun going.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:41 AM

the pot was supposed to be a 35 liter alembic

Mebbie Iberian Copper should have check with these folks.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:26 PM

Thanks TGO for the link. Lots of good info there. But it probably wouldn't help as I think IC is probably still using alqueire and quartilho. Otherwise, their alembics wouldn't be authentic.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

You should still give 'em hell and demand compensation, at least for the cost of repairs on seals and production time lost.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

They just beat the timeframe for compliance with Directive 80/181/EEC.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:11 PM

I enjoyed working on your still D , I could probably fix your fit problems if I had both parts at the same time , I noticed the warp but didn't want to straighten it out because I figured the pot was warped too .
I silver soldered the leaks at the seam . The brass ferule for the neck connection is tin soldered , I think it should be silver soldered too . All traces of tin would have to be removed before you could do that.
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Soft soldering is tinning , the flux used is sal ammoniac . Sal ammoniac is used as an etching reagent and as a soft soldering flux . Sal ammoniac is ammonium chloride , it is known as an acid or corrosive flux also called a residue remover , a residue remover must be used when soft soldering .
Soft solder flux is removed with a thorough washing with hot water or hot water and soda . The temperatures involved in soft soldering and tinning are well below red heat .
A good soft solder or tinning flux is made by dissolving small pieces of zinc in muriatic acid ( =hydrochloric acid ) until boiling stops , at that point the acid is considered "killed" . A substitute would be 16 oz of zinc chloride dissolved in a pint of water .
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:19 AM

Just had a nice lunch with Dakini and she brought a generous tasting of what is on the horizon from Delaware Phoenix. This will be the first commercial absinthe that tastes just like a great HG because it is exactly that, a micro-scale HG. "Impressive" would be an understatement. Thanks DP! I foresee the demand outstripping your supply soon after it becomes available.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:01 PM

Well, if that ain't a great advertisement, I don't know what is. How much did you pay Porky, Dakini? This definitely sounds like some good stuff ona'cuz I know if Porky gives it the thumbs up then it's good.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

There's nothing wrong with shilling for something if it's good.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:36 AM

It's good all right , you can shill the good anytime , in my book.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:57 PM

Ll, I didn't pay him anything, which was a real surprise. I thought I'd have to fork over some serious dough, but just a few pennies so he could start a game in the alley.

Thanks for the offer Kirk. We'll see if I need to take you up on it. I know you could fix anything, but how much time would be available to work on it? I broke down with the cold pressed linseed oil+chalk paste and went all around every possible place on the inside where there could be vapor leaks. There's other things to check on, like the connectors between alembic and lyne arm, and lyne arm to condenser.

But there may well be vapor escaping through the water sealing channel itself. We'll see about that. One thing at a time.


btw, could we keep the rah-rah-sis-boom-ba to a dull roar? I don't want to get a big head. Even though I have hats that would fit better if that happened.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:19 PM

In the mean time , you could try that fancy space age silicone tape , it works wonders .
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:31 PM

Congratulations, Dakini. If I can catch a train out to do so, I might stop by your grand opening in March. It'd be good to finally meet you.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:30 PM

btw, could we keep the rah-rah-sis-boom-ba to a dull roar? I don't want to get a big head. Even though I have hats that would fit better if that happened.


No problem. Minor suggestions: increase the clarity of the color just a bit, the hue is fine for my tastes, but it was just ever so slightly hazy. Also if there is a way to reduce the alcohol bite just a little bit in the taste (it's not there in the aroma at all) that could be an improvement. And maybe the balance is tipped just a bit too far in favor of the wormwood, but as I am a wormwood strumpet, that's not really a complaint. So there it is, my really niggling minor perfectionist-type criticisms.

I'm just happy because this is the first absinthe to get US approval that I've tasted/smelled that instantly says "Hello, I'm a good HG, drink lots of me". Sure, there are plenty of other good absinthes out there to be had, but this one is unique.

Was that enough of a subduing of the cheerleading?

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

I'll have to play around with things. The sample you received was intended for wormwood goodness. The actual product backs off on that some. I know I typically water my absinthes perhaps more than some, typically 4 parts water. So I tend not to notice the alcohol. Unless I drink ten of them of course. The only way I know to make the base cleaner requires some serious rectification equipment, which I don't have. There might be other ways, but I'm not that knowledgeable. I never racked the prototypes off the sea monkeys, so you might be noticing a bit of that. The sample bottle definitely got well shaken in transit to the city. If that's not the problem, I'll have to think about it. I'm loathe to filter too heavily. Ideally, I'd like to avoid filtering at all. There may be something else in the coloring/finishing/secondary infusing step that causes a small loss in clarity.

I guess I'll have to add a good refractometer to the list of equipment I need. Maybe an Atago 1412 DR-M2/1550. Of course, you have to promise to buy a lot of absinthe.


Oh, btw, I think this was what six wanted to see... :BL:

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

Naah - you're tits (without a capital letter, lest I infuriate the Great Pole) all right, even without the emoticon. At least when you make the effort to spell properly (which you usually do)¹ ;).


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:46 AM

The grate Prole likes tits (without a capital letter). :blbl:
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:52 AM

Confusers, ah, confused confusers...
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:09 PM

I was just making jokes guys. I know that Porky has good tastes and if he says it's good then I know it's good. That's all I'm saying. I know DP didn't have to pay the Porkster. I wasn't saying that her stuff is bad because haven't tasted it yet. And I know it won't be bad because of the review. And I'm also a wormwood coont so keep the wormwoody goodness in there DP.

btw, Porky, I was watching man vs. food the other day (I know, I know...keep the jokes and hemming and hawing to a minimum everyone) and the guy was in Katz' deli. I was getting all nostalgic and xit.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:39 AM

[quote name='Louchelooker' post='208486' date='Feb 23 2009, 06:09 AM']I was just making jokes guys.[/quote]

[Quoted for clarity] And we were just running with it. And in the process, we learned the world is divided into Tits, people who like the tits of the People (not Tits of the People, as there's only one Tits), and people who like people who're tits¹. And knights who like a good shrubbery and shouting a short onomatopoeia but don't give a tit about the rest.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:16 AM

I know DP didn't have to pay the Porkster.

Well, not in money....

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:40 AM

btw, Porky, I was watching man vs. food the other day (I know, I know...keep the jokes and hemming and hawing to a minimum everyone) and the guy was in Katz' deli. I was getting all nostalgic and xit.


Nice. Can't beat those mountains of meat.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:42 AM

I know DP didn't have to pay the Porkster.

Well, not in money....


Like I said, if the absinthe is good then I have no problem being a total whore. And of course I'll happily pay full price once the final version is on shelves. Cuz I like it.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

I have no problem being a total whore.

That's what you told CG.

And you weren't talking about absinthe.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

Well, if it's good, I'll shill for it, and CG is really good.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

I know DP didn't have to pay the Porkster.

Well, not in money....


He didn't have much interest once he saw that I still had a pulse.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

You're thinking of CG. Porkio likes 'em alive and throbbing. He's funny that way.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:36 PM

Hey DP, have you made any runs of the Meadow of Love?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

I've got 20 liters resting. Will I need more than that?

(Long story but heating mantle is being fixed under warranty. So production is slow. A little bit should trickle out in April, and more in May.)

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:29 AM

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:50 AM

I've got 20 liters resting. Will I need more than that?

(Long story but heating mantle is being fixed under warranty. So production is slow. A little bit should trickle out in April, and more in May.)


Bummer. Who builds these things, Renault?

Unless you're talking about the BK. The first one I bought didn't even turn on, so I had to get replacement. The second one worked flawlessly but the temp knob kept falling off. German engineering doesn't live up to the hype.

And if anyone is wondering I used it to make food. The stove in my first apartment didn't work right so the Broil King came to the rescue on many occasions.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:18 AM

I've never had a problem with the Broil King I use to cook my food.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:41 AM

Is the Broil King related to the Burger King?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:31 AM

Mine always worked well too. It always kept my soup at exactly the right temps.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:17 AM

Ditto. It still has a use in my new kitchen.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

That's not cooking with gas.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

Unless you're talking about the BK.


No it's not the BK. The one I have now (knock on wood lots of times) is working well. Porkio, someone at a very advanced manufacturing plant didn't know how to read the drawings from their engineering department, or they don't know how to measure distance — in this case 9" — with a ruler. Perhaps their ruler was from another dimension where 10" equals 9" here.

Anyway, it's being fixed at no charge. It's OK. Everything will be fine.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:23 PM

Don't get all steamed up Kirk.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:25 PM

I'm sure there's no one here you cares, but making deliveries to big city place tomorrow.


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:18 PM

I have a warm feeling .
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:10 PM

The Secret of Making Absinthe as Good as Pre-Ban

by Henri-Louis Pernod (translated by DP)

As is well known, many absinthe makers employ shortcuts of different kinds to produce absinthe quickly or cheaply. Such methods while in common currency invariably produce an inferior absinthe suited only to the bars of Paris frequented by uncouth men and women of loose morals. They are less interested in the subtleties and beauty of absinthe than it's alcoholic qualities.

In order to make a quality absinthe, one must begin with quality ingredients. This is often the first mistake, choosing low quality ingredients. Thus, it is to be avoided. The ingredients can be divided by their nature. The first is the alcohol. A very good quality neutral base [trans: Pernod uses the term 3/6], which must be properly made and free of phlegms. The second of the ingredients are the herbs themselves. They should be properly harvested and dried, free of molds, mildew and other problems, including insect infestations. All of the problems will lend inferior flavors to the product and taint every batch. The herbs should also be harvested at the proper time. And for this a master herbalist/farmer is very important. It is their skill and knowledge that will ensure that the plants are properly harvested, stored, transported and the like. The third important ingredient is water. It cannot be underestimated how important water is to proper absinthe. Any ditch water will not do for the distillation of absinthe as it may well for the British spirit called gin. So it is very important to get water that is free of odor, is crystal clear as the distillate itself. The water os the Seine is completely polluted by the factories in the environs of Paris. Therefore, it is best to get water that is far away from the effect of industry. This is why the water of the Doubs is so prized.

These are the ingredients. In my next missive, M. Boggytits, I will tell of the proper ways to use the distillation equipment to produce the best results with these fine ingredients. However I must attend to other, more immediate matters. A Communard named Prole is inciting my workers with revolutionary slogans. As you well know, I care for my workers as though they were my very own children! On top of that, there may be some signs of the Apocalypse with the Grim one bringing pestilence and scourges upon the land.

With that, many prayers to you and your family, may they remain in good health, and you as well!

I remain your steadfast servant,
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:03 PM

Sorry for the major bump, but this was a fascinating read!

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

That's one of my fav posts of all time.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 03:47 PM

It is really nice that Henri-Louis, my friend, has posted something in the public via DP, my another friend.

Please, carry on, girl. Remember that whatever you quote by sum is considered "p & c". If Henri-Louis was still alive he would have said: "Skrew you and leave my loyal disciples, Boggy and Cheryl alone, Skrew you and PTFA if ya haven't for the last few years!"
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

Sorry for the major bump,

I got one on my forehead, it's actually an indentation then a bump.
Think I'll get it looked at.
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