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Making a simple still for absinthe

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#21 Guest_Dipole_*

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

Wow. I didn't know that quicklime could be purchased. Some fun stuff can be done with that. I thought the stuff was too dangerous for most people to handle.

Thanks for the tip!!!

#22 thepope



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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

What's the danger from it????
The heat of dissociation that occurs upon contact with water???
Driveway De-Icer pellets (CaCl) can't be any worse can it?

#23 Guest_Dipole_*

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:27 PM

No, you are right, what is the danger. I have seen video of the slaking and it gets steaming hot. No worse the dumping water on lye. In 1975 a pound of lye cost $0.33 now it is a couple bucks. That sounds like product liability insurance to me. There are some really dumb people out there.

Still it is nice to know the stuff is available. I wonder if there is something dumb I can do with it.

#24 kuskus



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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:14 AM

You should use lead for all the metallic parts on the still including the pot. Just kidding.


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