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Old 01-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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So my wife thinks I have a problem. She just doesn't understand why I make so much alcohol.
Thing is I don't really drink that often. I can count on two hands how many times I drank last year. Now granted when I do I usually have my share. It's not that I have a problem with alcohol or with those that drink it's just that I've gotten to the point in my life where alcohol isn't something that I gravitate towards.
I've done my lions share of drinking mind you, had to be bailed out over it, even tended bar and bounced.
I can't help it, I'm fascinated with yeast, be it bread, wine, beer or mash. The whole "yeast thing" just intrigues me.
In process now I have:
1-5 gallon carboy of Skeeter Pee ageing
1-5 gallon carboy of Pear eau de vie settling
46-12 oz Dark Irish Stout bottle conditioning (get to try it tomorrow)
20 gallons of peach wine fermenting in a garbage can in my kitchen waiting to settle out so I can transfer to carboy
8 gallons of corn mash fermenting to be distilled on Mon.
And if any of the above don't turn out right, through the still it goes.

Today at work I disassembled a hard drive for magnets to make a yeast stirrer.
I think the tipping point was when she came home and saw that I reimbursed myself what I spent of my personal Christmas money that I spent on my kids school supplies; with a 70 pound purchase of sugar instead of getting the cash.

Maybe I do have a problem?

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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Let me ask, is your wifes issue with how much alcohol you drink, or your preoccupation with making it?

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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You've come to the place where you will be loved and appreciated. I've been wondering for a while why we don't have a distilling section here.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:15 AM   #4
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You've come to the place where you will be loved and appreciated. I've been wondering for a while why we don't have a distilling section here.
I think distilling is illegal?? Unless you have permits etc.?

If money is a problem, then don't but anything. If you can spend money and still have plenty left over for savings etc, then have fun.

If the wife just wants the money for herself to buy shoes, purses, jewelry, etc, that's just like any other woman I know in this area, then she's probably just going to steal it from you anyway, and lie about it... Ya I've had some bad relationships with woman that steal money from you, lol.

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Distillling is illegal in the United States. Talk about it isn't allowed here as a result.
If you're buying a 70# bag of sugar for making alcohol that's a lot more than the average person on here is using/fermenting.

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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http://www.ttb.gov/faqs/genalcohol.shtml

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #7
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Folks, I think the OP is asking some legitimate and serious questions about his home, and if this turns into a discussion about distilling, the thread might get locked without us helping the OP.

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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I'm sure he probably distills for fuel-which is legal.

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There is a similar thread on beeradvocate.com. There is a difference between having an alcohol problem and getting into the process of brewing. One can be a health risk, the other a relationship risk. In both cases ask yourself if this hobby is detrimental to any part of your life. Does this hobby keep you from being productive at work, diminishing the quality of your personal relationships, tap into your finances more than you are aware of? As with anything, I think the key is moderation. I wish you well.
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