On Monday, October 10, 2016 at 10:51:02 AM UTC-4, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
That certainly would apply to someone like you who has stated:
"There are two things I require - alcohol and flavour."
When it gets to the point of *requiring* alcohol, all bets are off.
A lot of resources are spent on that one single purpose, so a second
mortgage is often the result.
On Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:50:57 +0100, "James Wilkinson Sword"
What are the laws about making your own?
In the US you can make fermented beverages (beer, wine etc) for
personal use freely. They only get silly when you want to distill
spirits. The reality is they will ignore personal use stills too
unless there is some kind of complaint.
You can make a pretty good still out of a big pressure cooker. Attach
the condenser pipe to the threaded exit for the pop off valve or
A better still uses a secondary vessel in the condenser plumbing (AKA
the thumper). It effectively distills the mash twice in one pass using
the steam as the heat for the thumper. Your output is much purer that
way for a slightly higher energy input.
We can brew but we can only distil if we apply for a permit (which I think is just a piece of paper and you sign to say you won't sell it). In reality, who's going to know what you do in your own home?
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On 10/08/2016 08:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
500 milliliters, now there's a drink for a man. True, when I read
European recipes and they call for half a kilo of meat it doesn't sound
Then there was the era when US liquor bottlers went to 750 ml bottles
instead of fifths. The price stayed the same and they pocketed the 7 ml.
In America, there is also now an odd mix of measures. Water and soft
drink bottles are sold by the liter, but canned beverages are still
(AFAIK) in ounces and milk still in quarts and gallons. Metric length is
often used in the world of machinery (especially electronics), but not
elsewhere (carpentry, etc).
For everything else, metric is pretty much imprisoned in parentheses.
Our speedometers have long had a kph scale in small numerals next to the
mph scale. Many years ago, I saw a few speed limit signs with the KPH
below the MPH, but those disappeared.
From a comedy news show:
"Today police stopped a speeding car on I-35. We don't know who was
driving, a blind man or his dog. It's okay, since both of them had valid
BTW, I-35 is a north-south interstate entering the US in Laredo Texas,
which seems to be one of the major entry points for Mexican trucks.
It depends how much effort your government wants to make. There's a country somewhere in Europe which managed to change the side they drove on overnight, all the signs needed to be swapped round and stuff. But they did it successfully.
Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours' dog is barking like mad in the garden.
Paddy says "To hell with this!" and storms off.
On 10/8/2016 9:35 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
I remember that.
Finally, everything was ready. At 4:50 a.m. on September 3, 1967, as
crowds of people gathered to watch, all vehicles on the road were
instructed to come to a halt. They were then directed to move carefully
from the left side of the road to the right, and wait. At the stroke of
5:00, following a radio countdown, an announcement was made — “Sweden
now has right-hand driving” — and traffic was allowed to resume. Time
Magazine called the event “a brief but monumental traffic jam.”
On 10/06/2016 11:54 PM, email@example.com wrote:
It's like that on I20 here. They were already dong 80 before the speed
limit went to 75.
I don't find the speed to be as big a problem as the increasing number
of big trucks (I20 is a common route for Mexican trucks going east).
It's not a good feeling, going 75 and not able to see much because
there's multiple trucks on 3 sides.
79 days until the winter celebration (Sunday December 25, 2016 12:00:00
AM for 1 day).
Post a speed limit: 25, 55, or 85, and an
American will automatically exceed it by at
America was founded by people who don't
like to be told what to do, of people who don't
like to be told what to do, for people who
don't like to be told what to do.
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