Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
greytail

Just made myself a hillbilly dripper

Recommended Posts

Tall plastic cup with a very small diameter hole. Use some Popsicle sticks to support the cup atop the glass.

 

Add ice and water and viola.

 

 

So, what have your "hillbilly" like creations been?

 

 

This was my second creation. The first was a tea infuser made of silver. Had a lot of small holes to allow the water into the tea but not the tea into the water. I plugged up all the holes save one with tooth picks. The infuser was not deep enough so the amount of water I could add would not allow the water to drip much. If I added enough water to get the drip going, it would drip too fast at the beginning, then hardly at all once it was near empty. So far, the plastic cup does the trick.

 

Before this I simply used a sports water bottle, but grew tied of holding it.

Edited by greytail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to do that, now I have a very good "cheap" dripper. More water gives me a nice steady but thin stream. Less water gives me a drip. I like it. Worked well for my wee dram of Ridge I just had.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I want a quick, easy glass, I use distilled water from a container in the fridge.

I'm not motivated enough to rig something up. (too lazy) :paperbag3:

For me, it's either fountain or fridge. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha. I used to do that years ago. I had a container of water from the store that came in a jug with a spigot. Man, what a chore that was though.

 

 

I must say I am very pleased with the Ridge Verte. The only thing I can fine wrong with it is that the bottle is too tall and will not fit in my cabinet where I have my other bottles of WW, MoL and remnants of Pacifique.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My original dripper was a yogurt cup that I would place on an "ABSINTHE" spoon. Then I got a fancy fountain/infusion jar. Then, I dropped it, sending shards of glass all over the kitchen floor. Having little ones, the wife wasn't amused. So I searched for a better dripper, bought an onion saver that seemed to fit the bill, my wife confiscated it to be used as an onion saver (onions are a staple food for her), so I confiscated a measuring cup with a broken handle, which is now my dripper. My carafe is an old VC bottle, which makes a fantastic carafe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I want a quick, easy glass, I use distilled water from a container in the fridge.

I'm not motivated enough to rig something up. (too lazy) :paperbag3:

For me, it's either fountain or fridge. ;)

 

What my twin from another mother said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first dripper came from a small coffee machine and worked really well.

 

When I'm on the road and away from my fountain I go for one of the following:

 

- Sports water bottle

- Cocktail shaker

- Dixie cup with 2-3 holes poked in it with a toothpick

- Tin foil shaped to hold water with 2-3 holes poked in it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The old porcelain mouthwash dispenser, that I don't believe is available any more, was my first. Just had to set it on something high enough to clear the glass. Problem is, the spigot is higher than it needed to be to use all the water contained therein.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First I purchased a glass dripper but the water streamed out too fast. I made a great dripper using a tall, clear plastic, funnel-shaped measuring cup that had a flat bottom which fit perfectly over my glasses (found it in a local kitchen store). I drilled a tiny hole in the bottom; turned out it was a bit too large so I used a hot match head to close up the hole a bit. Worked beautifully. I got an absinthe fountain for Christmas, but I still use my homemade dripper on occasion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A glass marble does a great job on slowing down the drip.

 

Despite our wealth of drippers and fountains, if I'm only going to have a single glass of absinthe, I fill a 20oz paper coffee cup with ice, water and snap on the plastic travel lid. Even I can easily pour the cold water in a thin stream from the little drinking hole without splashing ice into the glass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You silly folks and your drips. ;)

 

It's wonderfully creative to build these things. I'm reading this and imagining all the contraptions. Very entertaining.

 

As for me, it all depends on the booze. If the booze is in my top three or four, I'll bring out a small fountain. If the booze is below those and I'm only going to have a single small glass or two, I may power louche and let the thing stand for a minute and cloud itself up. 'Tis a fun game to play. It's also an individuals mood thing. 'Tis all good though. :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I power louched until I was able to certify Jules' claim that a slower drip results with a creamier feel. With the Sauvage, it made the difference between a 4.0 and a 5.0 louche. Ironically, it is her verte that power louches the best.

Edited by Miguel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really liked the idea of the Balancier, but I'd rather put the money into another bottle of absinthe then to buy one of those for now. My plastic cup balanced on Popsicle sticks is working just fine. At least now I can admire the louche a bit more.

 

I remember power louch'ing years ago though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the Lucid one, $37.57 shipped. It was a carrot I dangled over myself, in order to sell my Miata. Sure it isn't a work of art, but unless I have a drastic change in fortunes, I'll wont likely own the nicer one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll post a review when it gets here. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have the fancy one, but I would need to be a lot smarter with my money, before I could afford it.

I doubt even the Lucid one will be a regular, but more of a special occation thing. With my demi verres I just slowly from my fancy VC carafe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I want a quick, easy glass, I use distilled water from a container in the fridge.

I'm not motivated enough to rig something up. (too lazy) :paperbag3:

For me, it's either fountain or fridge. ;)

 

What my twin from another mother said.

 

I thought distilled water wasn't meant to taste very good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not. By definition, it should be tasteless, but few are made with taste in mind. Distilled water is made with machines in mind. I use a lot with my BiPap breathing machine, and the times that I've tasted it, it was too insipid.

My favorite louching water is spring water from Kentwood Louisiana.

If I'm ever again in Lourdes it will be tempting to bring a glass ... :) That spring fed fountain does have tasty cold water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please see avatar for a quite practical dripper, especialy if you want to use sugar.

 

Could we get this thread moved to the gadgets and gizmos place?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I want a quick, easy glass, I use distilled water from a container in the fridge.

I'm not motivated enough to rig something up. (too lazy) :paperbag3:

For me, it's either fountain or fridge. ;)

 

What my twin from another mother said.

 

I thought distilled water wasn't meant to taste very good?

 

Perhaps the distilled water you get tastes bad, mine works perfectly for cooking, water bottles, coffee, tea, absinthe, etc. It has no taste at all.

Edited by Hedonmonkey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just don't take the MoL into the sunshine.

BAH!!

 

 

It may change colors but I'll bet the taste stays pretty good.

 

Just my Tuesday evening opinion. *smiley wink*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×