New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Say Hi and introduce yourself

New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby Postiron » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:46 pm

Hi all, just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of the forum. I signed up a year ago but haven't really been on the board too much for fear of going broke!

I recently moved to Orange, NSW and the cold start to winter has convinced me its time to start getting into distillation. I've been doing kit and bit homebrew beers for the last year or two and fallen deeply in love with the hobby - the taste and satisfaction from a beer you've brewed yourself simply can't compare with any of the commercially available beers in Australia, and sharing a pint with a friend and seeing the surprise on their face that it's actually a decent beer brings a great feeling.

I've been browsing through a lot of member build threads and am very impressed and excited to be a part of this community!

Cheers!
Postiron
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:12 pm
equipment: I'm quite new to this topic. All I have now is Brewzilla 65

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby Wellsy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:50 pm

Welcome Postiron
You will love it here mate. So many good people happy to share their knowledge.

Work out what you want to make mate and the decision on what to buy becomes easy.
Wellsy
Site Donor
 
Posts: 543
Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:48 am
Location: Victoria
equipment: FSD 4” Modular Pot Still on FSD 50 ltr Milk Can Boiler + 2 x 2400W FSD Element and Guard Kits

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby The Stig » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:16 pm

Welcome Postiron
You can spend as much or as little as you want to get started .
But if the bug bites hard you better be prepared :laughing-rolling:
The Stig
Site Nerd
 
Posts: 9612
Images: 9
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 am
equipment: Only the Best will Do.
Mac4 SSG Bubbles of Joy

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby Doubleuj » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:25 pm

Gday mate, you’ve found the right place to learn :handgestures-thumbupleft:
On a side note, I was recently in orange over winter, holy fuck that place is cold!!!
Last edited by Doubleuj on Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Doubleuj
Moderator
 
Posts: 3606
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:15 pm
Location: rockhampton qld
equipment: 4" stainless glasser

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby Professor Green » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:36 pm

Welcome Positron.

This hobby can be done on a budget but like most things, you need to compromise.

What kind of spirits are you looking to make?

Cheers,
Prof. Green.
Professor Green
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Location: Victoria
equipment: FSD 100 litre milk can with 2 x 2400W elements
FSD Neutraliser
FSD Carter Head
12 litre double boiler with 2400W element

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby WhiskeySour » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:22 pm

Welcome mate

Get started now and you will have a good selection of your favourite drop to get you through the Orange winter
WhiskeySour
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:47 am
Location: Adelaide
equipment: 50L keg boiler, 2x 2200w
2" copper pot still
CCVM head, 1m column

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby scythe » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:09 am

You get used to the winters in Orange.
This one wasn't actually too bad, only a few days where it dropped below 0*c, and only a couple of days where it snowed.

Welcome positron.
scythe
 
Posts: 1783
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:34 am
Location: Central West NSW
equipment: Dreaming of a 4" bubbler

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby southern45 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:09 am

The Stig wrote:But if the bug bites hard you better be prepared :laughing-rolling:

Oh how true that is.... :oops:
southern45
 
Posts: 144
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Location: Tasmania
equipment: Four plate 5-Star copper bubbler

Re: New to the forum. I hope I'll like it here!

Postby druwade » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:33 am

Welcome mate! like you I am fairly new. Key to not going broke is listening to those that have done it before and recommend you what to get. Whilst it my cost you a little to begin in the long run, once the investment is done. You're sorted for years...unless you crave more...
druwade
Site Donor
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Location: Ascot Vale, VIC
equipment: 35L digiboiler, FSD 2" pot still... For now.


Return to Welcome Centre



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

x