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Old 29-11-2014, 11:32   #16
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I'd be a bit wary of buying from an outfit with that product line , I wonder if they also produce Aqua Velva'?
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Gin Distillation
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I don't know -- sounds like they really know their solvents -- just the right outfit, I think!
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each made with 75ml of Beefeater.
Whoa cowboy!!! The standard shot is considered 45ml in the US and 35ml in England. It doesn't even approach 75ml until you get to South Korea, with a whopping 60ml standard shot.

Seems like your first step really is admission...

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Shot glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Re: Gin Tankage?

I like Gin.
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Well . . .

Our ship is absolutely dry on passage, not even a glass of wine.
Why is that?
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Re: Gin Tankage?

you "Rum Runner" I mean Gin Runner.

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4 gallon Glass lined water heater. Remove the heating element, annoid, replace all brass fittings with SS.

Run the inlet to the counter top, this become your filler. Plumb the outlet to your choice of location, add a single source bar gun.

Use an alcohol rated soda pump in series before the gun.

Now you have to vent the tank, use a bleeder valve on the supply line, close when not in use. It would be good to add a small vacuum pump, to keep the contents of the tank fresh, when not in use.

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I was joking with a shipmate about how we'll need gin tankage for next year's Baltic odyssey, and afterwards started to think that maybe it's not such a stupid idea. With up to five or six thirsty sailors on board, the bottles stack up, hard to store when full, hard to dispose of, and expensive to buy. Astronomically expensive in Scandinavia.

You can buy gin in bulk in the UK, from here for example: http://www.alcohols.co.uk/distillery products.php

I wouldn't buy a lot of it before trying it, but I bet it's not bad.

A five liter jug of the concentrate would make 10 liters of gin.

I wonder if anyone has tried storing bulk spirits under a cabinet somewhere, with some kind of dispensing pump at the counter? Any tips? It would save a lot of space, a lot of hassle, and a lot of money.
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Whoa cowboy!!! The standard shot is considered 45ml in the US and 35ml in England. It doesn't even approach 75ml until you get to South Korea, with a whopping 60ml standard shot.

Seems like your first step really is admission...

I looked this up for fun!

Shot glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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45ml??? Give me a break! That's not a shot! That's a slight spill!

I have determined with extensive scientific research that the optimum quantity of gin for a G&T is 75ml, and that 150ml is the optimum daily dose of gin for a healthy male weighing 80kg. That's the dose which gives you a nice buzz for an hour or so, but with no bad feelings in the morning.

I believe actually that this optimum dose is good for your health, particularly your heart.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Buy ethanol in bulk (you did say Baltic sailing, so perhaps Vodka or Aqua Vit will do) and then label it as fuel for your alcohol stove.

Another benefit, there is more alcohol per volume, so you need less room on the boat to store the same amount of "kick."

Ethanol is multi-purpose: as it can be used as a fuel, antiseptic, solvent, or beverage. Heck, some of the moonshine made in the USA (about 95% alcohol) could easily strip paint! And we know every boat needs to be painted occasionally and it is a messy job requiring cleaning of tools and brushes and such.

If it gets contaminated with water (or ice cubes) one could always dispose of it as one sees fit.

If you also ship Tonic Water, you can claim that for medicinal purposes (it's original purpose was for malaria prophylaxis).

And, you could put a nice new white label with a bold red cross on each bottle too (first aid antiseptic by the 1/2 litre). Lot's of cuts happen on boats.

The above is all offered "tongue in cheek" as I find humor or humour to be an important ingredient in any good voyage.
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you "Rum Runner" I mean Gin Runner.

Simple Solution.



4 gallon Glass lined water heater. Remove the heating element, annoid, replace all brass fittings with SS.

Run the inlet to the counter top, this become your filler. Plumb the outlet to your choice of location, add a single source bar gun.

Use an alcohol rated soda pump in series before the gun.

Now you have to vent the tank, use a bleeder valve on the supply line, close when not in use. It would be good to add a small vacuum pump, to keep the contents of the tank fresh, when not in use.

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Why is that?
Just because it doesn't go with passage-making. On passage we are all alert, working, striving, making miles, avoiding ships, fixing broken things. Alcohol just doesn't belong.

Also, it makes port calls more fun -- after refraining for so long.

Gives you a reason to go into port at all -- otherwise we might just pull a Motiessier -- if it weren't for the gin which waits for us . . .
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No problems here.

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you "Rum Runner" I mean Gin Runner.

Simple Solution.



4 gallon Glass lined water heater. Remove the heating element, annoid, replace all brass fittings with SS.

Run the inlet to the counter top, this become your filler. Plumb the outlet to your choice of location, add a single source bar gun.

Use an alcohol rated soda pump in series before the gun.

Now you have to vent the tank, use a bleeder valve on the supply line, close when not in use. It would be good to add a small vacuum pump, to keep the contents of the tank fresh, when not in use.

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Lloyd, I have long suspected that you were hiding your light under a bushel, pretending to be simple, when you're actually a genius. Now I know I was right

Can you give references on the parts -- e.g., "alcohol rated soda pump" -- would love to know where to buy that . . .
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