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Hi from New Mexico.....

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Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Alchemist75 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm

Oh, I've defected from HD or maybe it's just dual citizenship.....
Just based on what I've seen on these forums it seems like certain subjects are treated with more open and progressive attitudes and so I figure it'll have a different angle in terms of the information available. Been running stills over 20 years now and not strictly for the purposes of making hooch.....
I've been running glass stills for over 20 years now and have no shame in saying so.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Pa_bon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:37 pm

Welcome in.
Overhead the albatross
Hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves
In labyrinths of coral caves
An echo of a distant time
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine

Pink Floyd
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Kareltje » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:43 pm

Hey, you too here again?

Same reason I came here, but HD is a larger community, more to do.
About your subscription: last week I bought a glass still, still not unpacked it though.
Is that why you fled? Or is this question too personal? :?
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Alchemist75 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:54 pm

Oh I haven't fled, I admitted openly on HD that I run on glass and I was never brow beaten for it. I actually was able to provide an educated opinion regarding it so I think it was left alone. HD is a great forum, it has a lot of useful information on it and great wisdom as well but I like what I see here too. Rather than living in denial about the use of things like glass or silicone it's actually openly discussed here. I think just poo pooing a subject based on a paranoid opinion isn't terribly useful, the better approach is to talk about the safety, management and reality based on education or experience. Honestly I think there is more potential for disaster if a given subject is just swept under the carpet rather than discussing it in an open and intelligent way. Knowledge is power. Yeah, there are dos and don'ts when using glass rigging but the same can be said for all copper, steel, ceramic and etc. I feel more liberated to speak about my technology on this forum but otherwise I take no issue with HD, they're just purists.
I've been running glass stills for over 20 years now and have no shame in saying so.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby punkin » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Welcome, have access.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Pikey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:47 pm

Hi Alchemist, Welcome in :8)

I got some really sensible answers over here to a problem I had regarding material which woud have caused a huge problem on HD. Great forum over there and over here.

If we try to use this one as much as posiible, and increase the post rate, hopefully it can become very active too.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Kareltje » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 pm

Nice answer! I feel with you.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby sasquatch » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:13 pm

Some real nice people living down in your area of the world.
Taos is an amazing place.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby The Baker » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:47 pm

sasquatch wrote:Some real nice people living down in your area of the world.
Taos is an amazing place.


Ah, yes.

The home town of Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of Taos, New Mexico, who was on loan to the New York City Police Department.

Loved that TV show. How about the time he tied his horse to a car and the car drove off....

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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby Alchemist75 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:17 pm

The only state, to my knowledge, where cattle rustling is still a problem from time to time....
I've been running glass stills for over 20 years now and have no shame in saying so.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby punkin » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Big problem here. All the major country centres have stock squads as part of the regular police dept. Cattle and sheep.
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Re: Hi from New Mexico.....

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 pm

Pikey wrote:Hi Alchemist, Welcome in :8)

I got some really sensible answers over here to a problem I had regarding material which woud have caused a huge problem on HD. Great forum over there and over here.

If we try to use this one as much as posiible, and increase the post rate, hopefully it can become very active too.

i agree with pikey.
from time to time some members can get ``crabby```
also seem to be paranoid on protocol and materials-equipement
all in all it is a great site though
its better to think stupid but keep ur mouth shut
then to open ur mouth and have it confirmed
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