Jedstar has levelled up

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Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:50 pm

Hi Guys,


I have been quiet on here for a couple of months or so, really just plodding along and mastering my pot still, but grew tied of having to run everything twice. Weeeeell, as a result here is the new obsession, ran a sacrificial yesterday and my first vodka wash today and I am having a ball. Some good coaching from the Andrew at 5 Star and I had this beast mostly under control pretty soon into the deal. Like all things easy to get the basics a lifetime to master. Absolutely loved the waterfall show at the end of the run with the packed section lets go of its water, that was very pretty. Next is change configuration and do a rum wash. No doubt I'll be more active on the forum again asking many questions now I have begun a new chapter in distilling. Cheers
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby The Stig » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:11 pm

Excellent work , looks great :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Wellsy » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:56 pm

Looks fantastic and welcome to the glasses club :)
The waterfall is so much better than watching goldfish. Enjoy many hours of fun mate.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:41 pm

new distillery 4jpg.JPG
new distillery 4jpg.JPG
Further to levelling up with a new FSD SUPER STILL, a super still needs a super dedicated place of worship to make offerings to Oden. This is my journey so far, budget started at 5K and is now at a eye watering 18K and still have the p[lumbers to go. Hey you cant put a price on an obsession.
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Postby The Stig » Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:14 am

That’s the way , gotta love dedication ^:)^
What’s that flooring ? I did a salt and pepper epoxy floor in my shed
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:54 pm

Yes Stig its the same thing epoxy with paint flakes AKA Seamless floor. Plumbers are supost to be rocking up Friday...fingers crossed.
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Postby bluc » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:05 pm

I painted my floor with paver paint but its pretty crap not hard wearing enough..
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Wellsy » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:14 am

Looks fantastic mate.
I left my floor bare, it means any spills soak right in. Of course every time I see the mark it leaves I am reminded to not do something so stupid again. It works and of course I go and do a different kind of stupid next time :)
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Dude » Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:48 am

bluc wrote:I painted my floor with paver paint but its pretty crap not hard wearing enough..




I used concrete paint, never again, lethal when wet it is slicker than ice.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:54 am

Dude wrote:
bluc wrote:I painted my floor with paver paint but its pretty crap not hard wearing enough..




I used concrete paint, never again, lethal when wet it is slicker than ice.


That's why it is suggested to sprinkle the paint flakes or sand on top while it is still wet and you wont get that super slippery finish. A total non slip can be like trying to mop Velcro that's why I prefer the flakes and they make the finish quite decorative.
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Postby Jedstar » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:58 am

Good news the plumbers showed up and progress was made, :dance: I'll post some photos soon at the end on my swing.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:02 pm

Slowly so very slowly I am moving forward with the project, plumbers have completed & I gave the old boilermakers bench some serious love. Landscaping commences tomorrow and the patio roof should also be completed.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby The Stig » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:54 pm

Landscaping, don’t fucking start me :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:03 pm

thanks a mighty KANGA & help of a friend I got this two day job done in one. Trenches filled and terrain levelled then drainage gravel completed, split system AC unit delivered, install next week.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Wellsy » Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:19 pm

Love your work mate
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Postby Jedstar » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:04 am

Thx Wellsy,

Wife and I are pretty excited where this is heading, today the blue metal gravel was wacka packed into the sub straight, next up date should be completion of patio roof, painting & a few creature comforts like a a lounge & a TV with some out door furniture and bar. Further landscaping down the track.
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:51 pm

one step closer ... Patio roof completed today ... TV & Fridge purchased ... moving along nicely now :-D
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Postby The Stig » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:15 am

Looks comfy cozy, but the snags are gunna roll off that BBQ :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Jedstar has levelled up

Postby Jedstar » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:34 pm

Amazing how many people comment on the BBQ but it lives in a distillery of course its on the piss :))

Here is the AC unit going in, fridge and TV purchased and to be installed after the tradies are done.

@Stig this got me thinking, there seems to be no dedicated section for people to tell about there their stilling space, I imagine there would be some interesting configurations, rooms, spaces set ups, maybe a Distillery set up/space folder is in order?

Maybe other could gather ideas and inspiration via such a page, just a thought.

Cheers
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Postby The Stig » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:21 pm

Not many peeps are willing to share this level of detail due to the er um illegalness of our hobby
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