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Old 12-01-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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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
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Default Re: Unique Gifts for Home Distillers?

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" and put it in a barrel and love it...homemade bourbon!
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Love that idea Cole, definitely gonna look into it. Especially if I can get it personalized. Thanks
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How about a police scanner?
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How about a police scanner?
Great gift idea Adam Because you never know...
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Oh, you gotta get him an orange '69 Dodge Charger. And a hot girl in cheeky cutoffs.
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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.
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Winner.
And you can probably get her for a month on that budget.
I'll put that on the 'gifts for myself' list
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Here ya go...
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/dukes-of-hazzard-figures
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Here are two places that allow for engraving. *Note I haven't ordered from either of these, because I just wanted plain barrels before.

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The one i ordered from...which is significantly cheaper right now...is
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