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Old 05-12-2014, 15:26   #106
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Well there is an old saying

"gin makes you sin"

OTOH - "Tequila makes your clothes fall off"

So perhaps we need to invite the ladies to a gin and tequila evening?

All very platonic - of course
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Re: Gin Tankage?

I once bought 5 imperial gallons of rum in Cuba and it worked out to about 20 cents Can./gallon ..... I had to bring my own jug.
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Try what we did in Kuwait... buy 99.99% pure medical grade alcohol (NOT industrial!!!), and some Juniper berries. When thirsty, thin down 3 to 1 (makes it about 25% alcohol. Drink. Don't suffer hangover (no impurities, the stuff is so pure!!!).

And if you're thinking "my God, is that girl insane?" (no comment, BTW), check the ingredients label on the back of a bottle of Sainsbury's Gin. It says "Juniper berry flavoured ethanol". If you don't believe me, go check.
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Re: Gin Tankage?

Just testing to see if the the membership might be somewhat more tolerant these days. Last time I posted this pic of our weekly provisioning I got some not so nice comments.
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Old 05-12-2014, 16:41   #110
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Just testing to see if the the membership might be somewhat more tolerant these days. Last time I posted this pic of our weekly provisioning I got some not so nice comments.
What, you stretch that out over a week?
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Only two problems with that:

1. Vodka is not that cheap in Russia.

2. How to carry it in the quantities required by up to 5 thirsty sailors?
I was thinking more as a replacement for everything you had to offload before entering the country! If the prices have gone up, then I'm afraid Saucy's recommendation is for the best. As a plus, I imagine you can just leave it in its original container and call it medical supplies!
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Try what we did in Kuwait... buy 99.99% pure medical grade alcohol (NOT industrial!!!), and some Juniper berries. When thirsty, thin down 3 to 1 (makes it about 25% alcohol. Drink. Don't suffer hangover (no impurities, the stuff is so pure!!!).

And if you're thinking "my God, is that girl insane?" (no comment, BTW), check the ingredients label on the back of a bottle of Sainsbury's Gin. It says "Juniper berry flavoured ethanol". If you don't believe me, go check.
You could buy that in Kuwait? Cool.

But of course vodka is nothing but pure grain alcohol (we used to call it "PGA" in high school -- we bought it to make punch) cut with water. PGA - aka ethanol.

And gin is nothing but vodka with some herbs in it.

That doesn't mean that there's no difference between them. But it does mean that there is nothing weird about an industrial alcohol producer also making the base material for nice spirits.

Quite a lot of expensive spirits start off as barrels of pure ethanol bought from such suppliers.
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What, you stretch that out over a week?
Only when singlehanding.
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There is an argument that only lemon will do in a proper G&T.

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But I do sometimes prefer lemons.

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Re: Gin Tankage?

We have a friend with a Beneteau 393, he has one water tank for Gin. Filled it up in the BVI's in early 2013, still had some this year.
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I wouldn't recommend a soda stream. We got one for a wedding present, and while it works the bottles are rediculiously expensive. Instead I snagged a 10lb CO2 tank and a few carbonator caps. Total cost is about the same, but refills on the 10# bottle runs about $10 versus $10 for a 12oz bottle from sodastream.
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Just testing to see if the the membership might be somewhat more tolerant these days. Last time I posted this pic of our weekly provisioning I got some not so nice comments.


Is the one second from the right on the back row Nassau Royale? That's some good sippin' rum!


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THE LIME... it's not about the pulp juice of the Lime....that just masks poor GIN.

It's all about the LIME OIL from the skin of the Lime (the twist) not the squeeze. The lime oil is the essence, just as the juniper, and various of the other of the essences that make a good gin good.

Just as Tonic is an essence.

If you are going to do bulk storage, go back to my original post.

If you just want to drink alcohol... drink anything cheap! or follow any of the other recommendations on this post

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The lime is way up there - definitely higher than the gin, and maybe even the tonic.

I don't know what kinds/quality of limes you get where you are, but in the Caribe, there are several varieties and qualities. Growing up with only Persian limes, I had no idea there were so many types. A good lime is heavenly, while a not so good one makes even the best gin and tonic mediocre.

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Re: Gin Tankage?

Of course a real problem for a lot of those with smaller boats is ice. A G&T without ice is a sacrilege.

Dockhead has a big freezer. Most of us do not.

However, I do have an ice machine which spits out the first loaad of ice in 9 minutes and thereafter keeps pace with ice enough for 2 drinks every couple of minutes (yes it does use about 8A per hour).

What do the rest of you do? Drink them warm?
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Is the one second from the right on the back row Nassau Royale? That's some good sippin' rum!


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Good eye!! Actually 2 Nassau Royales and one Bacardi 8 in the corner.
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