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#601 MASTERPC

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:10 AM

Leave it be. Nice for sure!
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:40 AM

I agree, leave it the way it is, there are a lot of things that can be used as a dripper but that is a nice piece of history!

Edited by Bushman, 20 January 2012 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

I think you should leave it as is also, for all the reasons posted above. And it would be heartbreaking if the hole was too big.

Edited by baubel, 20 January 2012 - 10:50 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

Like i said i just cant bring myself to do it. But i did manage to (to get back on topic) reengineer my water jug into a fountain slash carafe slash dripper by removing the plastic spiggot from the water jug and placing on a top of another bottle. :thumbup:

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The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:58 AM

Nice! A yogurt cup suspended on an absinthe spoon was my first dripper. A vodka infusion jar that with a nice spigot only cost me ~$37.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:47 AM

I've got a few fountains lying around, but usually use a water bottle with the cap slightly unscrewed. I usually only a glass or two. If I was entertaining a group of absinthe drinkers, I'd probably bring out a fountain. With a water bottle I can usually adjust the cap to the right drip rate pretty easily. To me, enjoying the beverage is more important than the ritual, sometimes te ritual adds to that enjoyment, sometimes it provides comedic relief-such as power louching a glass in a hotel lounge.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hanging from my guitar stand it lets me sit back and watch the fairy dance in the glass unencumbered. now i know why people dig a fountain so much. And yes i agree the glass is more important than the ritual. The ritual is more like foreplay

Edited by Songcatcher, 21 January 2012 - 01:38 PM.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

it provides comedic relief-such as power louching a glass in a hotel lounge.

Or an airplane at cruising altitude. *smiley wink*
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#609 Père Ubu

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

:worshippy:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

it provides comedic relief-such as power louching a glass in a hotel lounge.

Or an airplane at cruising altitude. *smiley wink*


I've seen the pics. It happened.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Anyone care to share tips & experiences making your own absinthe fountain?



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I feel retarted and like such a complete amateur for putting this pic on here.And even more so because i got offended when someone was pointing out their respect for the ritual and my apparent disregard of it. I wish i could take it off. It doesnt do justice to this fine elixer that has come to be my new muse. Especially after finally receiving my first bottle of Pacifique! I do not have words worthy to describe this wonderful beverage. Please forgive my crude attempt to fit in. I was like a bad accordian player trying to jump in a violin concerto. My sincerest apologies to this fine group of folks.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#612 Ambear

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:29 PM

Meh...It doesn't really matter how it's done so long as it tastes good and you don't light it on fire. :cheers:
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

I enjoyed that post. It showed your MacGyver spirit.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:36 PM

It was a great post! :cheers:
I posted here someplace my first brouilleur was a cut-off plastic soda bottle.

It is a good thing to pass along that you don't need fancy stuff to enjoy absinthe!


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poke around this forum, you will see everything here from homemade, improvised, comical, modern ware, all the way to expensive antiques. All good. Just enjoy!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

heck, my fountain was completely homemade, it cost me about 30 bucks. The majority of that being the spigots. I got 4 water glasses with a suspiciously Torsade-like profile for about 6 more bucks. I used a sake thingy from one of several sushi sets we were given at our wedding as a carafe(still do on occasion).

I have since then purchased some actual absinthe glasses and drippers but the point remains.
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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

aaaaaaaaaaannnnd, in the interest of transparency, have been using our water filter directly hooked up to the tap in the kitchen sink; as it is the perfect height and can be made to drip at any speed one would desire. I have used this system for almost a year now(or however long we've had the thing)--it works beautifully. I have gotten a full, thick louche from L'itallienne batch 1 using this method.

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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Very nice!
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

Nice!
I adore my measuring cup dripper. But I'm too lazy for photobucket. FB is as industrial as I get. :)

Songcaster, don't let folks get you into believing that if you don't use some extra $$ accessory, you are not properly enjoying anything. In every hobby I enjoy, some folks insist that if you don't have the latest euro gadget with the gravitas of its made up heritage, you are not doing it right. Let me tell you my experience from another hobby, prancing ponies look really nice in your mirrors as you drive away from them. :)

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

I feel retarted and like such a complete amateur for putting this pic on here.And even more so because i got offended when someone was pointing out their respect for the ritual and my apparent disregard of it. I wish i could take it off. It doesnt do justice to this fine elixer that has come to be my new muse. Especially after finally receiving my first bottle of Pacifique! I do not have words worthy to describe this wonderful beverage. Please forgive my crude attempt to fit in. I was like a bad accordian player trying to jump in a violin concerto. My sincerest apologies to this fine group of folks.


No retardation perceived on my part, and no disregard taken. And I disagree. It does perfect justice. Drinking absinthe is the point, not the use of the choicest accessories. Nothing crude. You should've seen some of my early improvisations of ways to get the water in. To this day, a sports bottle is my most common delivery vehicle. No apologies necessary.

P.S. Is there actually such a thing as a good accordion player? :twitchsmile:
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

My sincerest apologies to this fine group of folks.

You have us all wrong. Oh sure, we appreciate fine glasses, spoons and antiques but the delivery system is not the point. The point is all about enjoying a glass of absinthe. You should see our absinthe back-country camping gear! Rude, crude and provides the best glass in the most beautiful country in the world. And that is the point, I think. :cheers:

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:27 PM

Aha! A ten stage filter... nice.

I'll admit, my usual technique is eerily similar to yours buddhasynth.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

I've held a glass under our faucet-attached Pur water filter and had a slow stream, with ice in the absinthe before I had the stream. I thought it tasted pretty good.

P.S. Is there actually such a thing as a good accordion player? :twitchsmile:


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Despite my love of antiques, I admit I get a great drip from a two cup pyrex kitchen-ware thingamagig for my go-to daily fix when I'm not using the wonderful Baubel-made fountain I love so much. It provides a perfect drip/stream for getting things done well with no fuss.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:14 AM

That from a man that knows his antiques.

I do appreciate the value of high end stuff, and think the world as a whole is better because they exist, but I still enjoy activities to the max with good but inexpensive options. Partly because I can enjoy them with freaking out about using them.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:37 AM

You guys are awesome! Thanks

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:35 AM

No problems, I stated something a week or so ago and it came out wrong. Very forgiving group if you admit or correct something that someone may take differently than your intensions! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

Text on a screen is so often mis interpreted.

I dare say this a fine forum and rarley gets fizzed up.

So, have a wonderful day! *smile*
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

I'll admit, my usual technique is eerily similar to yours buddhasynth.


He's got some schmancy produce wash to go with his dogs playing poker picture though. :laugh:

I accidentally wrote "dongs" the first time...so now I'm laughing way too loud at work.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

Yep, I like the way you think.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

Jeez Ambear, first "cuntiness" and now dongs playing poker. Something on your mind as of late, or are you just getting really comfortable around here?

Edited by baubel, 25 January 2012 - 12:01 PM.

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