What do you have to say about Dave's book "Alcohol Can Be A Gas"?
waiting to view and read. People who are critical of this work have not taken the time to actually read it. Very impressed with the breadth of material that David covers. Looking forward to viewing the DVD when it arrives. I think we are definitely at a point where critical mass of interest and participation can swing things onto a different path.
biodiesel maker for 5+ years, will be recycling waste alcohol to make ethanol starting this fall.
I purchased my SS boiler locally, I ran a Add in my local On line
Buy and sell/swap.
I received a reply after about two weeks and ended up paying 250.00 for the drum.
A SS drum just sold on Ebay for just over 200.00 bucks + shipping.
Finding a SS drum is not going to be easy to do for that price, you really have to get out there and look. If I run across one I will send yea a heads up.
Just a tip, open yea up a Fed Ex account than when you do find one say on Ebay you can save a bunch of money and supply your own shipping. To ship a Drum in the lower 48 with a Fed Ex account runs about 60.00 Bucks.
Thanks for the head's up on the http://www.amphora-society.com/ web site. I've ordered their books, but forgot we are gutting our US Dollar. I should have bought the ones I could locally. Their $25 book cost me $40. I think 2 of the 3 were available via Amazon.com. In any event I'm looking forward to reading their books. If I like their ideas I'll have to consider their still, but their $400 is nearly $650 USD. Damn Fed & Congress for permitting their existence! But that's a different rant ;) -Erik
Thanks for telling me about Amphora. I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone on this site has to say. I made a 'farming' folder and an 'energy' folder in my web favorites, and I'm getting great sources of information. It's a lot to mull over. It's really encouraging.
I think it'd be hilarious to start with day-old doughnuts for my ethanol. I'm going to be living in Fayetteville, NC. Surely there is plenty bakery throw-away fuel in a town that big. Even if it's just enough for my own car for starters, maybe I'll recoup the price of the equipment in 6 or 7 months, then start paying pennies per gallon, then I'm DOING IT. Then I can show a banker or a venture capitalist that it's working on a small scale, explain the next steps, and see if somebody would like to get a return on their investment by loaning money to me or buying shares in my business.
I don't know....smaller might be funner. Help individuals set up their own stills and make an income through consulting small groups. Maybe come up with a better still.
The thought that I can drive my beautiful Lincoln Town Car, which I adore, and put inexpensive fuel in it makes me very happy. I love that car. People give me a rash telling me it's a gas guzzler--which it isn't--it gets 18/22.5--and I'd like to come back, just once, with, "I pay a buck fifty a gallon." Sweet...
Take it easy. Maggie
Roger-Doger, Dogbreath. Will let you know how the PDA-1 seems to be shaping up after getting a few batches through it and once I have some kind of a feel for it. Looking forward to hearing how your mods to the Charles803 go. Talk to you later -- Erik
I've done a few stripping runs. I don't yet have enough low wine that I feel I'm ready for the final run. The first two stripping runs were literally on beer. My dad had a batch of "bad" home brew beer. So we stripped them, and we are working on stripping the results of making two batches of beer from a couple different "turbo" yeasts.
You can see what we've done at my web site, but I haven't yet had time to update the site with the last stripping run:
Keep in touch and let me know how your net trial goes!