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Re: what is a black pot still?

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  • homemade12476
    would like to know where he got it. that stuff is about $425 a sheet now.--- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, jamesonbeam1 ... his ... tubing ... stills,
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      would like to know where he got it. that stuff is about $425 a sheet
      now.--- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1"
      <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Welp homemade,
      >
      > Thank God Marvin "Popcorn" was using at least stainless steel for
      his
      > boilers... Many folk down here in the backwoods used far less
      > recommended materials such as galvanized steel - along with car
      > radiators (with lead solder) for condensers (and some still do).
      > Stainless steel will not adversly affect taste and usually copper
      tubing
      > was used for the lyne armes.
      >
      > However, as Popcorn had been written up and as he has stated:
      >
      > "Sutton is well-known for the craftsmanship of his custom-made
      stills,
      > seen at demonstrations throughout the Appalachians. Commenting
      on
      > local stills displayed at the Moonshiner's Jamboree, Sutton
      bluntly
      > stated,
      > "They'd be liable to kill you. They're making them out of
      galvanized
      > sheet metal. Even if it was copper, it would have to be clean,
      with
      > none of that green stuff on it."
      >
      >
      > Further questioned on choice of construction materials for
      stills,
      > Sutton said, "Back home, I make mine out of stainless steel.
      Some of
      > these here are so bad they even use a car radiator instead of a
      worm
      > [condensing coil]. Oh, it'll work, but it'll kill you.""
      >
      >
      > Also, dont forget Popcorn was first arrested in the 1980's for
      shining,
      > which would a put him in his 30s - hes in his 60's now.....
      >
      > Vino es Veritas,
      >
      > Jim.
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "homemade12476"
      > <homemade12476@> wrote:
      > >
      > > thanks james but it was not popcorn it was a younger guy.how do
      they
      > > get away with using steel without effecting the tast?---
      >
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