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  1. Big Beahs rule my world and Dogfish Head is king. No one is pushing the limits like they are. Consistently amazing.
  2. I trust that you will pay them a visit for a bit of the green schooling, yes? You and I can't be the only enthusiasts in Maine, can we?
  3. What a lush and beautiful film, thanks! Shame that 2 years of high school German did not help in the least.
  4. Thanks for sharing. Are they with fountain?
  5. Alright, alright. So I was a tad freaked by the labels and I suspect others will be too. Cut a brother some slack. I just got off the phone with these folks and feel pretty good about finally getting my converted ice tea dispenser fountain on line. Bottom line seems to be that ice water ain't no thang. Of all the liquids that could flow through these spigots, water apparently is going to pull out the least, if any, naughty bits. Just keep the fruit juices and any other corrosives out of there. The prez did say that they looked at some kind of oxidization process but it was cost prohibitive. He also said they tried to get someone to test and even the universities said it was just too small a project to bother with. Sounds like an A for effort to me. Good folks at aftosa, primo customer service. Even if the guy was hosing me down I still feel better. Now where did I put that damn bottle'o DV ? . . .
  6. Dang, the pres. of AFTOSA left a message on my machine. Nice. "There is of course some lead in the brass but we've been selling these things for 15 years without incident." We'll chat soon and then I'll dish. Prop 65 has been around for a while, yes? So haven't these spigots with their lead and copper. I checked out the web site and am wondering if one of the chemicals recently added to the dangerous list tripped the "we need labels now" wire. Hey Cowboy, oxidization you say. Is that from just leaving it out in the air or do you have a process you'd care to share?
  7. Apologies in advance if this tidbit is buried somewhere . . . I started it on the Fountain making thread but didn't get much . . . I just got my brass spigots from aftosa and found a label on the plastic bag each was sealed in. They read: "California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm." I know lots of you use these little beauties, is this sticker thing new? I've asked the company to elaborate but nothing from them yet. I've got my first fountain and an unopened bottle of Duplais ready to go but now the brakes are on. What's the word on this?
  8. I'd be happy to join you gents and round out the Maine posse. Retro, drop me a line when you decide to visit and we can get some practice runs in. Cheers.
  9. Just a shout out to the venerable Pepperland Cafe, 15 minutes north of Portsmouth in South Berwick (SoBer) ME, where I spied a bottle of Lucid! While I admit I have not been to all of the many watering holes in the area recently, I'll bet that Pepperland is the first to adopt our beloved green fairy--BRAVO. (btw: The beer selection and the food is ALWAYS primo!)
  10. I've gone through every vessel in the house looking for something that can drip without dribbling. No dribbles and an ice dam--SOLD.
  11. I hit the prop 65 website and see that new chemicals are added to the list every so often. My guess is that something used in the manufacturing has recently been added, prompting warning labels from that point in time on. After a quick scan of what 65 is and what it's supposed do, I feel a bit spooked.
  12. Apologies in advance if this tidbit is buried in this thread somewhere . . . I finally got my brass spigots from aftosa and found a label on the plastic bag each was sealed in. It reads: "California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm." I know lots of you use these little beauties, is this sticker thing new? I've asked the company to elaborate but nothing from them yet. I've got my first fountain and an unopened bottle of Duplais ready to go but now the brakes are on. What's the word on this?
  13. I swear to Gawd my wife and I were just kicking this idea around, her being an herbalist and all. She's got some of the goods and access to the rest but we got hung up on the what exactly to do with the herbs, what would be the best form to present them in. Loose and in a little plastic bag would give a scent reference but the essential oils would be gone in short order. Then we thought maybe a tincture, maybe a hydrosol. Better check out what the Matter folks are up to . . . we may whip up something cheap and helpful after all.
  14. From MedicineNet.com's "Definition of absinthe." Be warned! " . . . The first important medical research on absinthe was initiated in 1864 by a psychiatrist, Valentin Jacques Joseph Magnan, who exposed a veritable Noah's arkful of animals to wormwood oil (the essence of absinthe) and alcohol (the base of absinthe). He put cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs under an individual glass case next to a saucer of either wormwood oil or alcohol. The animals that breathed the alcohol fumes became drunk while those that inhaled the vapors of wormwood had epileptic seizures, reported Dr. Magnan in the medical journal The Lancet. Prolonged drinking of absinthe causes convulsions, blindness, hallucinations, and mental deterioration. . . ." Singing my song!
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