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Hi from Newcastle

Postby murray82gp » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:02 pm

Newcastle Newbie here with same sad story: yes i purchased a T500. heard i was great. lol
Nevermind, ill practice on this for a while then look to build or purchase something better.
There is a lot to get your head around, haven't even done my first run.
I think im suffering from PFOA (Paralysis from over Analysis). lol Just waiting for my wash to finish.
Thanks for the info on here, its been a great resource.
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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby db1979 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Welcome mate, enjoy the reading and hope your first run goes well. Just make sure you follow the running a t500, the proper way thread.
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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby The Stig » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:28 am

Welcome Murray, we’ve all been in the same place you have at one stage or another.
It’s what you do from here on that will make the difference
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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby woodduck » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:13 am

Hi mate welcome :greetings-waveyellow:

It's easy to become overwhelmed with all the info on here. My advice is just keep it simple and get the basics right then add small changes as you go and learn. Spend most of your time in the newbies corner and the t500 thread db showed you above.

You'll be fine just take your time.
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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby andybear » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:24 am

Hi Shane, I did the same thing as you with the T500. Depending on what you want to make will help you choose the type of still that will replace the T500. It's a good starting point though. And it's easy to sell on gumtree once you have a better one. Keep reading the info here and you will learn heaps. :-B
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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby Professor Green » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:40 am

Welcome Shane.

The T500 isn't so bad, it's just that many people outgrow it's capabilities fairly quickly.

Have a read of the thread db mentioned and there's a couple other threads you should read to help you get the best out of it too. The "So you bought a home brew shop still...." thread has links to them.

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Re: Hi from Newcastle

Postby Tiprat67 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:49 pm

Hey Shane,

Welcome aboard mate I am new myself and from up in the Valley.

I am distilling my first TPW tonight and will post later .

Just make sure you got everything ready to go !
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