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  1. Thanks. That's exactly the reason I purchased it. I wanted something simple with clean lines. I don't care for overly ornate things. I would love to find a glass lid for it but I think that's going to be pretty hard to find one that would actually suit it. I honestly like it without a lid but keeping the dust out of it without a lid is going to be a pain. Of course I could just start drinking a lot more absinthe and have more people around for absinthe parties and that would solve that issue. <grin>
  2. There are 2 types of glass grill bits. One is your standard type drill bit that starts off at a point then flares out as it gets higher. This type of but shaves the material. I wasn't really comfortable with using that as i could see it easily shattering the glass. The other type of bit, which is the type is used, is a barrel type bit. It's a cylinder that is dructed with diamond around the edge. It acutally routes out the hole. Worked great. I know, I know... It was the first time I used it and I was paying more attention to getting a good pic. That and I really wanted an absinthe so I was a bit impatient. Tried that already. But that's the idea I had. I'd like to find a flat brushed stainless steel lid from a kitchen canester that will fit it. Then I can just purchase a knob type handle from the kitchen/bathroom hardware section of lowes. They weird thing is the lid from a large quaker oats oatmeal container fits perfectly but I don't think I'll be using that.
  3. So here's what I did yesterday. Drilling the glass was no problem wth the special drillbit I bought. Used aquarium silicon to seal it up. Works great. Now I just need to find a lid for it. Oh and verte on the left blanche on the right. Mmmmm....
  4. I always order my Kübler from drinkupny.com. Great price and free shipping. When I buy Lucid though I buy local. There is a place here that sells Lucid for $52.00 a bottle. Everywhere else both on-line and brick and morter it always appears to be around $62.00. Cheers
  5. I agree, I prefer Lucid to Kübler, I found Kübler to be a tad on the sweet side as well as a little less character. I agree with DrinkBoy and Marlow. I really wanted to like Kübler better. Especially since it's a few bucks less and you get 33% more, however I did find it a bit flat. I think it's unbalanced toward the anise and one dimesnsional. Now this is comparatively speaking. I think both really are great introductions to absinthe. No sense droping $110.00 for a bottle of Jade if you're not into the scene. I find Lucid to be better balanced then Kübler and similar to the higher end Jades in over all flavor but lack the real intensity and punch that the Jades have. I really wish Lucid was a notch closer to the Jade line then I could justify it being priced higher then Kübler. I do like both Lucid and Kübler for daily drinkers. Honestly you'll never know which suits you better until you try them both. Cheers
  6. You know, I must say I do find it amusing that people make such a big fuss about following a rule when I'll bet dollars to donuts there are quite a few people here who have been importing absinthe into the U.S. for quite some time. Well before it was legal mind you. There are also quite a few people here in possession of HG absinthe. So am I the only one who finds it ironic that we have a forum full of rule breakers getting worked up over someone not adhering to one of their rules? GOTCHA! Come on guys life is too short to argue over things like this. In the last 6 months I watched my best friend go through 8 hearts attacks, 12 seizures (diabetic and grand mal), an untold number of infections, a full hysterectomy, 8 stomach ulcers repaired, 3 comas, 6 strokes, 2 surgeries to repair heart valves, full kidney failure, dialysis, medication toxicity and finally death. Now my 9 year old daughter had to watch her mommy die in her arms after bearing witness to all of this only to be involved in a car accident with a drunk driver a mear 6 weeks after this. The accident caused some of her spine to fragment almost severing her spinal cord. The subsequent swelling from these bone fragments cause full paralysis. She had to have surgery to correct this which almost left her permanently paralyzed. They gave her massive doeses of anti-inflamatories which destroyed her liver. (She just had 3/4 of her liver removed 3 days ago) These drugs also destroyed one of her kidneys. They have also triggered neurological side effects, i.e. seizures. All of this has left her body so weak that she's had 5 hearts attacks. One of the seizures was so bad it ruptured the internal suters and she almost blead to death. This little girl has been home for only 1 day since she went into the hospital 2 weeks ago. That was Christmas day. Her mommy knew she wasn't going to make it so before she died bought her nearly $5000.00 worth of Christmas presents on the internet while she was in the hospital. That little girl unwrapped all of her presents but didn't open or play with a single one. They're still laying right where she left them. That night she woke up in the middle of the night after the swelling returned and she couldn't move. She had a panic attack which caused a heart attack and a coma. She hasn't been home since. Oh yeah, and she's plagued by nightmares every single time she goes to sleep so horrible that they frighten me when she tells me about them. Wes Craven has nothing on her dreams. Just writting this paragraph has caused me to break into tears repeatedly. So, how important is capitalization really in the grand scheme of things? I signed up for this forum as a way to escape for brief moments through out the day into something I love. Heck of a greating guys. An arguement over the fact that I didn't use big letters to start my sentences. Forgive me if I'm a bit on edge or easy to work up right now. Cheers. P.S. Shabba, I want you to know that just because I was quoting you doesn't mean that was directed at you or anyone for that matter. I'm speaking generally.
  7. I assume AJ's post was just teasing and he was having a little fun. Finally!!! Someone gets it! By the way, since we're talking about consideration... You'd probably have gotten a much better response from me had someone simply asked "If you wouldn't mind, could you use proper caps and puncuation when you post. It's kind of our things around here. Cheers!" as opposed to grading my light hearted introduction post as though I was a student... Or just telling me that "It's the rules!"... Remember, if you're going to ask someone for consideration and respect, you should show them the same. The responses you receive to your questions or requests is directly related to the way they are presented to the requestee. You all have my appology for overlooking the capitalization rule. I really do mean that. I'm not here to step on toes or start arguements. Now that we've gotten my proverbial "how dare you not use capital letters and commas" wrist slapping out of the way I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and gleaning every bit of information I can from each and every one of you. This site has already been extremely informing, especially the fountain making threads. Cheers!
  8. well there's a reason i ask. for instance, take wine. the best wine i've ever had was a '82 chateau cantermerle. brilliant wine. now, if i could only have one wine for the rest of my life it wouldn't be the '82 chateau cantermerle. why? beacuse it's too big and just too much to drink on a daily basis. i would actually choose louis jadot beaujolais villages. yep, i would take a $10 burgundy over an outstanding bordeaux as a daily drinker. it's easier to drink and it's not fatiguing on the palet at all. the top 10 thread is great for rating what you consider to be the best but that doesn't necessarily mean you'd drink your number one every day.
  9. um, aj? you weren't kidding about that adhd huh?
  10. the funny thing is when i posted this i actually thought to myself "i bet someone corrects my punctuation and capitalization. i really did. now why that is i don't know because i've never thought that before in my life. the thing is when it comes to the internet i just don't care about punctuation and capitalization enough to use it. now when i start work on my masters dissertation then we'll talk. until then no caps for me. hel, im luckey i spelld everyting wright. <grin>
  11. i have seen refrences to aged absinthe and all of them have stated the use of neutral un-burnt barrels. i think any type of oak or burnt barrel would completely destroy the taste of the absinthe. and that's about all i know on that.
  12. if you could only drink one absinthe for the rest of your life what would it be?
  13. so would you call it obsession when the first thing you think about in the morning is "i can't wait to get home from work and have an absinthe". <grin> my name is rob. i'm 31. from the u.s. i work as an analyst for a major insurance comapny but oddly enough i'm a well trained chef, an ace certified personal trainer and i use to be a producer and night club dj. i think it's my adhd. <grin> i love absinthe. i'm not new to it but i have not had the chance to try a lot of different absinthes. i can tell you that's about to change though. my non-absinthe related hobbies are music, food, tattoos, cigars, art, interior design, fasion, working out, futbol and just about anything that society generally deems bad for you. oh yeah, and women. i'll try pretty much anything once and twice if i like it. i'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of me around here. can't wait to get to know you guys. cheers. rob p.s. i'm a football hooligan through and through. i support heart of midlothian football club (i.e. hmfc, the hearts, jambos, jam tarts). that's right lads i'm a jambo so any hibees in here better watch out! <grin>
  14. you know i've been wanting to make my own fountain since i can never find one i like. most of the fountains i see for sale are too antique looking and the one's that aren't are just kind of cheesy. i have a very modern style. very metropolitan. i like clean lines, nothing ornate. for me the most beautiful things are those who's form follows function. so if there are any of you out there who are like me check this out. i found this at pier 1 for $20.00. it's a candle holder and the top is the size of a 2 liter soda bottle and the stem is 9 3/4 inches tall. perfect for those taller glasses. i'm going to pick up a couple of the chrome versions of the spouts everyone's been using on their homemade fountains. i think it'll be the business when it's finished. now i just neeed to find a lid. something simple and clean. i'm going to see if i can find a stainless steel canister with a simple lid that'll fit. anyone have any ideas?