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stearns
12-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Hey guys,

I need to find a Christmas gift for my brother in-law, who recently started his first attempt at working a still. I thought this would be a good base to work off, he has all the basic components to get everything working so it would be something extra. I'd rather not get him just a book about it with recipes or something, so if anybody knows of anything cool and unique to get post it up. Looking to spend around $75. His first run is some sort of brandy, and he has shown an interest in Gin. Don't know much more than that. Thanks :tu

chaase321
12-01-2014, 05:54 PM
if you could sneak a pic of his setup that might help people with suggesting add-ons (i.e. a "thumper" or something that may help with double distilling).

Or if you are not looking for something to add to his set up, you could always go the route of personalized bottles/labels.

or my favorite...if he is making whiskey, you could get him a charred white oak barrel from online, they come in different sizes, but a 3 litre size is just right for a newb because they aren't putting too much into it in case it comes out wrong. There are a few sites that sell them online for around $50-$75, you can get them personalized, and he could age his whiskey in the barrel anywhere from 3 months to a year to get a flavor he liked.

I had some whiskey "made" :D and put it in a barrel and love it...homemade bourbon!

stearns
12-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Love that idea Cole, definitely gonna look into it. Especially if I can get it personalized. Thanks :tu

T.G
12-01-2014, 08:28 PM
How about a police scanner?

MarkinCA
12-01-2014, 10:06 PM
How about a police scanner?

Great gift idea Adam:tu Because you never know...;)

8zeros
12-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Oh, you gotta get him an orange '69 Dodge Charger. And a hot girl in cheeky cutoffs.

shilala
12-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Oh, you gotta get him an orange '69 Dodge Charger. And a hot girl in cheeky cutoffs.
Winner.
And you can probably get her for a month on that budget. :tu

stearns
12-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Winner.
And you can probably get her for a month on that budget. :tu

I'll put that on the 'gifts for myself' list :D

8zeros
12-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Here ya go...
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/dukes-of-hazzard-figures

chaase321
12-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Here are two places that allow for engraving. *Note I haven't ordered from either of these, because I just wanted plain barrels before.

1000 Oaks Barrels (http://1000oaksbarrel.com/oak-barrel-products/oak-barrels.html)
Barrels online (http://www.barrelsonline.com/barrel_engraving.aspx)

The one i ordered from...which is significantly cheaper right now...is
Oak Barrels Ltd (http://oakbarrelsltd.com/black-hoops/)