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Everything posted by Wilson

  1. There are some here who have the knowledge and the passion, but lack the infrastructure. You have the infrastructure and need someone with knowledge and passion. I see this as an opportunity. No. I am not talking about me. I already have a job that I love and I am not qualified for this.
  2. I am late to the party, but I will share my thoughts, which by the way, mirror those of the experts. You saw the popularity and mystique of absinthe and wanted to capitalize on it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's the American way. I applaud you for making the effort. However, you did not do enough research and your product was crappy. You put the marketing department into high gear and they tried to pull the wool over the unknowing public's eyes. Epic Fail. Wouldn't it make more sense to sell a genuine product that stands on it's own merit? Get back to the drawing board and hire a real expert or two to help you develop a good authentic absinthe. This should not be hard to do. I'm sure there are several here on this board that would be willing to work with you if you are sincere. Take someone on as a partner if need be. You would only need a decent product to turn this around. It would sell with out having to use spin marketing, and then you would be able to afford to develop a second better absinthe to accompany it. I think this is very "doable."
  3. Hope you get laid T. You deserve it. Have a great day.
  4. The possibilities are endless. I have a visual on the Steam Punk Testicles and I am thinking mini-bellows would do the trick.
  5. I got an email from them earlier and was thrilled to see that things are a happening.
  6. I love it. Mr. Roboto. You should take it further. A whole suit. I know that would get expensive. Probably hard to get dressed too.
  7. I have the same fountain. Can't beat it for the price and it is heavy enough to use as a weapon. Maybe, one day, I will replace the plastic spigots. They work well enough for now.
  8. I am on a diet and you are killing me. I loves me some buttered pork fat.
  9. I found the Obsello to have a similar flavor profile to Balance. Get a bottle of Obsello and a bottle of La Clandestine. I seriously doubt you will have buyer's remorse with those two choices.
  10. As the ember is fed air, it will make the tobacco below it expand, you simply tamp it to push the ember back down on top of the unburned tobacco to keep it in contact with it.
  11. Pack it pretty good when you load the bowl. I prefer to pack it in layers. Just don't over do it. When you light the tobacco, it will expand, this is when you get your final packing in. Do a second relight and you should be good to go. Remember that the tamping is way more important that the initial packing. Don't dump the ash. Tamp it lightly and it will crush down on top of the ember, without putting the ember out. As it burns, the tobacco will continue to expand as the ember gets to it. Continue tamping lightly to push it down. When it is too loose, it will go out easily. If you over do it, you won't be able to pull enough air through it and it will feel like it is too much work. It should never be like work to draw air through the pipe. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes like a game to see how long you can keep it burning without letting it go out. In fact, they have competitions to do just that. Every contestant gets an equal measure (3.2g) of the same batch of tobacco and 2 matches. The last one burning is the winner.
  12. You really think they will come back? I feel that if that were their plan, they would not have started with the swill they just dumped on the market. But, I could be wrong. Again.
  13. Got a few minutes and decided on a dram of Laphroaig 10 and some Boz Scaggs, Silk Degrees. This takes me "way back." Most folks only know "The Ledo Shuffle" and "Low Down," but the whole album was great. It is definitely one worthy of your collection.