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42873Re: [new_distillers] google tracking and visiting distilling sites...Re: Help with decision

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  • Blackhat-Whitedog
    Dec 7, 2012
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      zymurgybob is one of those names that comes up now and then on forums, on a local still maker/promoter, taught a class or a dozen in my area, a recommendation is something to consider.  so I go to the still dragon site...

      nowI suppose its way past practical to prevent most tracking and data compiling, I mean we live in an era where Target can find out and send marketing material to pregnant women BEFORE the family finds out, and in a couple cases, before the woman herself figured it out.

      BUT, in a hobby situation that is currently more illegal than smoking grass, it makes NO sense for a site desiring to market equipment to participate in the hobby while refusing to show any info UNLESS you agree to allow the downloading of a half dozen scripts including google.

      as one who is seriously in the market for a decent device, Looking at the hillbilly flute, milehi, local rainier distillers, i am totally blocked out, all I can see is the opening splash image of the 3 stainless steel columns, but not a single thing else will load without accepting 4 scripts. 

      could be worse, there was one site that had facebook and twitter scripts involved that I backed out without a 2nd thought.

      --- On Thu, 12/6/12, tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...> wrote:

      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Help with decision
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 4:58 PM


      My first question would be, "What kinds of spirits do you want to make?". Although there are some in-between compromises you can make, generally speaking people who wish to make vodka use reflux stills to get as pure as possible ethanol-water azeotrope, a mixture of ~96% ethanol and 4% water. People who wish to make whiskey, brandy, and rum generally use potstills to get the flavor (read impurities) they want. If you don't want a pure reflux or a pure potstill, you'll need to define how you want to work that in-between distilling.

      Because they are a supplier of both kinds of stills, you owe yourself a look at Still Dragon's incredible modular equipment. Still Dragon is a company in China owned by a Texan who has become a friend of mine (full disclosure), with designs by Canadian and US engineers who are also distillers, and testing by the hobby-distilling community. This modularity is one way around buyin one kind of still setup and then changing your mind later; you can re-use the parts to build something different.

      Warning, the first equipment you'll see on the site is their high-end stuff, and probably pricey.

      To hear its users, Still Dragon quality seems to be incredible. The stuff certainly is beautiful.
      http://www.stilldragon.com/   and the American distributor is here: smaug@...

      If you'd like, I can pass all this posting from you and me to smaug. He's a fellow distiller on another forum.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Claude" <cnapier@...> wrote:
      > Greets.....I love reading the posts in this post....awesome.
      > I have a question. I have Multiple Sclerosis....I wanted to build my own still and rig. This isn't possible given my condition.
      > My kids want to buy me a rig for Christmas.
      > If you had/were to buy a complete rig.
      > What would you buy?
      > And from where?
      > Many thanks.
      > Claude Napier

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