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The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:56 pm

When I arrived home today from work there was a box on my front porch! I really can't describe how excited I was :shock: I played it off as if it were no big deal as Mrs. Knuckles was watching as I opened the box... When I finally got the box open there was some of the shiniest metal parts I've ever seen in there :-o I almost passed out :mrgreen:

Needless to say, I can't wait to run that beautiful piece of awesomeness :obscene-buttsway:

Thank you Larry and Fester :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby DuckofDeath » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:06 pm

I love that feeling....
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:09 pm

Sorry bentstick... No pics yet, I'm sorry to say... I'll have to get some this weekend when I get it all together. I need to pick up a couple of clamps and ferrules to make it work. I promise I'll take some soon...


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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:34 pm

bentstick wrote:Naw man just given ya crap,but what the hell,wife would of had a camera as I was unboxing the shiney pieces! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Has to be a good feeling, plus some agony knowing it is right there,and you have to wait! :obscene-drinkingcheers:


LOL.... My camera went south the other day or I would have been firing off photos like mad :laughing-rolling:

It is truly killing me :violin:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Philter » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:47 pm

How long did it take to unwrap? It took me ages :)
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Hawk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:15 pm

Philter wrote:How long did it take to unwrap? It took me ages :)


Ha! No kidding lol.

Congrats man! To some it may be just another perchase but to me it is a gift of labor and study. I know how excited you are.
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 pm

Just think how long it takes Smaug and Punkin to wrap it... pain in the ass on both ends... due to the Gorilla Freight GUY.... and how rough he handles the boxes ...
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:02 am

HawkingRage wrote:
Philter wrote:How long did it take to unwrap? It took me ages :)


Ha! No kidding lol.

Congrats man! To some it may be just another perchase but to me it is a gift of labor and study. I know how excited you are.


Haha.. It only took about 15 minutes to unwrap it.. Thank God it was well packed because the box was hammered...LOL...
Fester wrote:I just gotta know... Who sent the box? Larry (USA), Punkin (Australia) or Tan and me (China)?
If from Ms Tan, I KNOW it took awhile to unwrap because she got 6 big rolls of free packing tape and has been very active to use it on all the shipments :mrgreen:


Larry shipped it Fester and did a fine job of it :handgestures-thumbupright:
Fester wrote:Oh, so not so much tape then :grin: :grin:

No fester, not too much tape..LOL... All the parts look to be in great condition and the craftsmanship looks amazing! I can't wait to get it on top of my boiler this weekend! It's really killing me to be here at work :angry-banghead:

Thanks to all who have had a hand in making this possible. Sure beats my old steam punk looking pot head..LOL...

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby the Doctor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:25 am

BK I remember well when I got my SD Dash 2 ...I was gobsmacked by it...It was so beautiful that I had to make a video of it, The 2001 space odyssey video on the SD site was my response to the thrill of unpacking it. It just exceeded my expectations. I had always wanted to become a commercial distiller, and opening that box was my first step. Now less than a year later ( seems at times like a century ) I am now licensed and selling out of product almost every week. It is a hard road at times, but one I chose. But it all came from the opening of that box and the opportunities it opened up for me. Enjoy this time, life gives us few opportunities to be able to do the things we love and know we have the right tool for the job.I am happy for you. Take care.
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:42 am

Thank you Doc... That means a lot.... You sir are an inspiration to us all and a man of many talents...


Thank you for having this site. For without it, many of us would not be the distillers we are....

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:02 pm

Well here she is!... I can't freakin' wait to run her :teasing-tease:
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Tracker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 pm

I feel a little inadequate now BK. :crying-yellow:
It should work well.


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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:34 pm

punkin wrote:Excellent. have you got 3 plates or two in there?

Just 2 plates as of now.....

Thanks for the positive comments fellas.....

Now it's really killing me sitting out there in the garage looking all fabulous and stuff...LOL... :laughing-rolling:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Sadi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 pm

Looks very nice, :clap:

I am sure it will serve you well.

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 pm

Thanks Sadi... I sure hope so!

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:21 pm

HEY BK i can hear it calling to you from here... Jeez man go shut it up will ya.... :laughing-rolling:
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:38 pm

Dude. That's just wrong. Lol
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Philter » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:57 pm

That's a Sweet looking still there BareKnuckles :)

I'm looking forward to your progress - with more pics of course :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby jonnir » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:36 pm

man that is awesome!! i can't wait till i save enough cash to start putting together my bubble dragon!
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:39 am

Yep... It's a short reducer... I'll flip it when I go to run it. I have some copper pieces I plan on adding as well. Smaug, I think I need another 4x2 long reducer like the on on top in the pic. I think I'll look better too :handgestures-thumbupright: Looks like I'll be placing another order...LOL...
There is no bubble plate on the short reducer at the moment. It's above the top T....
Thanks fellas for the comments.... I'm kinda nervous about running it... Gonna be like trying to figure out the space shuttle controls.. :laughing-rolling:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:00 am

Nah Cooperville posted a how to run tutorial... it should put you in the drivers seat in seconds...
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:09 am

Thanks FS and fester.... I'll check his tutorial out...

I've always been a low and slow kind of guy with my pot head. I really like rye whiskey. I usually just do a low and slow single run when doing rye. No strip. I normally strip everything else fast and furious...
I hope to not strip anymore with this setup.

I am looking forward to running this. I hope to have it all put together by tomorrow.

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:32 am

Hey FS.. Would you be so kind to throw up a link to that tutorial?


Thank you kind sir(in advance)

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:40 am

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=227&p=13882#p13882


viewtopic.php?f=33&t=227&p=13882#p13882

Two or three variations on running the dash here.. and plumbing and replumbing ect...
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:12 am

Mucho gracias my friend.

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby DuckofDeath » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:43 am

The only bad thing about stilldragon is that you always need MORE parts hahahaha.

Smaug has been an absolute pleasure to deal with.
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:52 am

Gonna have to agree with ya on both counts there Ducko!

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edited by FS if you meant cunts just change it back.... :teasing-tease:
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:40 am

BareKnuckles wrote:Gonna have to agree with ya on both counts there Ducko!

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edited by FS if you meant cunts just change it back.... :teasing-tease:


LOL.. Sorry about that mate....

Pretty funny Larry....
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:47 am

punkin wrote:If you are going to order another reducer you may as well make it a torpedo half with a window. That way you can put a third plate there and have a view of it for bugger all extra.

excellent idea punkin... I should have thought of that... :angry-banghead:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:49 am

need another clamp, sight glass and oring seal.... but its a great thing to do ... BK

I know your ready to get this gal running.... its a great unit...

nothing like SD stainless steel porn..... can't keep your eye's off of it
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:54 am

FullySilenced wrote:need another clamp, sight glass and oring seal.... but its a great thing to do ... BK

I know your ready to get this gal running.... its a great unit...

nothing like SD stainless steel porn..... can't keep your eye's off of it


I may do that. Or I may wait till order 2 more T's... :think: Not sure yet....

They are definitely beautiful!.....
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:10 am

punkin wrote:Any way you do it, there's an opportunity to add an extra plate. The orifice in the torpedo can be used as access for clean in place washdown of the still too, or a thermo port with a tapped end cap. Not sure if Larry's stocking them yet, but we have 2" caps with a 1/2" thread.


Nice punkin... Ideas, Ideas :confusion-confused:

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:24 am

punkin wrote:Big pa came up with the idea of using one as the bottom reducer and using the branch as a fill port. He just has a 45 bend clamped to it with an endcap on the top. :handgestures-thumbupright: :clap:

That sounds like great idea....
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby FullySilenced » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:30 am

Who was it first put one on the top as a temperature/flush out port... after the run thingy... another great idea...
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby TheGekko77 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:51 am

BareKnuckles wrote:Well here she is!... I can't freakin' wait to run her :teasing-tease:
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BK... :text-coolphotos: wow what a sexy piece of art! I cant wait for my "Box" to show up! It shouldn't be long now!! :grin: :grin:
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:34 pm

Wassup gekko. I can't wait to see you setup too man. I'm sitting in a bar having a few beers.

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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby Tracker » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:00 pm

BareKnuckles wrote:Hey FS.. Would you be so kind to throw up a link to that tutorial?


Thank you kind sir(in advance)

-BK


My set-up is pretty much the same as yours and in case you have not read how I run it, the link is viewtopic.php?f=58&t=527

It may be of some help.


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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby TheGekko77 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:05 pm

BareKnuckles wrote:Wassup gekko. I can't wait to see you setup too man. I'm sitting in a bar having a few beers.

-BK


Yeah! I am going to take pics and maybe a video of the unpacking!
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Re: The Box on My Porch

Postby BareKnuckles » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:52 am

Ran the vinegar run today... Went fine until I started shutting down. The monster liebig condenser was far too heavy and it bent the copper cone lyn arm. I had it supported but not well enough(evidently)... I have it straightened out now but I think I'll reconfigure it a bit before I do the final cleaning run...

THIS THING IS AWEESOME :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-buttsway: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: to the SD gods!!!!

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