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Postby Andrewb » Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:32 am

Hi everyone. I am Andrew from Brisbane. I have wanted a still for a while, but thought I would start my research on what to buy here. Great site still trying to work out what I require and need. Only really want to make Canadian club whiskey at this stage.


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Re: Hello all

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:05 am

Welcome Andrew :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Eh mate take your time and have a real good read as there is a heap of good info on this site so you learn to start the right way :handgestures-thumbupleft: Now also have a look at the shop which will give you an idea on your budget then give The Stig a call or even go visit him mate as the chances are he may be just around the corner :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Many members have started small and worked their way up, now you have said you want to make a whisky then read about doing all grain mate, it aint hard to do and the results do speak for themselves :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Hello all

Postby Wellsy » Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:15 pm

Welcome Andrew
Knowing what you want to produce is half the battle mate. For whisky, bourbon and rums you will need a pot still.
As Bryan said give the Stig a call at 5star he always gives honest advice and suggestions, whether you buy or not is absolutely up to you.
That is exactly where I started and I am so pleased I took his advice, as well as the advice of many others on here who were happy to share their experiences
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Re: Hello all

Postby The Stig » Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:15 pm

G’Day Andrewb
There Rae 2 ways to make what your chasing.
1 requires a pot still and a lot of time the other is the cheating way , make neutral spirit and add flavorings (cordials)
A lot of us started making neutral and adding cordials and many still follow this path and that’s fine.
But a lot of us chased “more” and end up going down this crazy rabbit hole.
Feel free to give me a call , we have stills for all your needs and budgets.
As Ruddy said , we are in Capalaba and have a display of various setups .
The big thing is , never forget to have fun and you can go as far as you want with this hobby.
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Re: Hello all

Postby Andrewb » Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:42 pm

Thanks for the information guys . It is very helpful.

I will read through the forums posts and give Andrew a call.
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