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Old 01-31-2007, 12:26 AM   #11
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The problem is that distilling is illegal. I have mentioned NUMEROUS times that the only reason I started brewing wsa to learn how to mash so I could distill but I have never mentioned (at least I dont think I have) if I am actually distilling or not.

Retarded as it is in the governments eyes if you are distiling or have been distilling is just as bad as running a meth lab.

Now I'm 99.9% sure that the ATF isn't watching this site just waiting to pounce on the first person to admit to brewing that 1 galon of homebrew past their household limit, BUT at the same time I wouldnt be airing out my laundry here.

(99.9% WOW, thats comming from someone that doesnt trust his government 1 bit, I'm getting soft in my old age . . . budbo you need to straighten me out)
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:20 AM   #12
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If I was a FED in the alcohol section I would be looking at sites like this to see what is going on. Would be stupid not to.

ARE THERE ANY FEDS HERE????

..are you a FED?
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:49 AM   #13
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Sorry about my response, could be considered over-reacting as well. I've read (in this same 18+ forum section) people talk about taking LCD (*edited- I mean LSD), ****ting their pants and plenty of stealing things, defacing property and of course tons of marijuana involved stories. I didn't think adding a 6 year old story of a 5 gallon still was adding too much to the pile. But, I'll keep those stories for late night verbal ramblings in real life.

Sorry again for those offended.


 
Old 01-31-2007, 04:54 AM   #14
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Distilling is illegal in all 50 states and most every where else. New Zealand has legalized it and there is a bunch of cool stuff happening there. I have had the chance to do it commercially and think it is about as much fun as brewing (almost!)
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:04 AM   #15
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I've read (in this same 18+ forum section) people talk about taking LCD, ****ting their pants and plenty of stealing things, defacing property and of course tons of marijuana involved stories. . . .

Sorry again for those offended.
I avoid those thread normally (except sharting your pants, it's not illegal and funny as hell)

BTW I honestly think I am un-offendable (I just tend to write people off as morons, but your safe ) so no worries
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:25 AM   #16
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Wow, ok, sorry, thought the drunken ramblings forum would be for, well, drunken ramblings. Including being hammered drunk, and teenage idiocy. Sorry to have offended anyone in an anonymous alcohol forum... truly unexpected response, if I could delete the post I would.
seefresh, if you want me to delete this I will.

Everyone else, lay off a little! I haven't read the law where it says we can't talk about distilling! It is extremely interesting and something I would love to be able to do as well.

seefresh didn't do anything wrong in my eyes, he even posted this in the right spot! I've seen MUCH worse on this forum.

Let's just try to be a little more accomodating.

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:26 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Sorry about my response, could be considered over-reacting as well. I've read (in this same 18+ forum section) people talk about taking LCD, ****ting their pants and plenty of stealing things, defacing property and of course tons of marijuana involved stories. I didn't think adding a 6 year old story of a 5 gallon still was adding too much to the pile. But, I'll keep those stories for late night verbal ramblings in real life.

Sorry again for those offended.

Man, no worries from this front. Create a story around it. "I was thinking about a time when something inhabited my body and I got the idea to distill alcohol, and then for fun added some really good herbs for dry-hopping purposes. We ended up with some really great beverages and the next hookah party was amaaaaazzzzing. Then again the whole thing could have been implanted subliminally in my mind by the gypsy that lived upstairs."

Just a ramble...


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Old 01-31-2007, 06:37 AM   #18
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Sorry again for those offended.
Everything is a-okay. It's not that people are offended, it's just the legality question. There have been a number of posts recently from underage kids asking how to basically make hooch in their room. Many of use here don't want to intentionally encourage underage drinking, especially when there could be a possibility of it getting the site into legal trouble. Distilling is kinda in that same ballpark. It's a very interesting subject and one that should be discussed, but the fact that doing it at home remains illegal in the US makes some of us a little leery about divulging a bunch of info. Mostly just as a precaution against some nosey ninny trying to shut the site down.

Dude hit it right on the head. You posted in the right section! Distillation has me interested, although, if I was going to do any, I don't know if I would admit it.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:50 AM   #19
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So aside from the obvious illegal aspects of ruining your liver with something like that, isn't there something about stills, alternative fuels, etc...?
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:51 AM   #20
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