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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:05 AM

I'm almost out of isopropyl Alcohol. But I got lucky.

So this not a serious political discussion. But is where most of us are right now. And politics is pretty set for us anyway. Keeping safe is where we are.

You canít get hand sanitizer and as a kind of liberal redneck guy with a science education I have been opting for carrying around a freezer zippy with a stout paper towel saturated with alcohol to wipe down everything I touch. I mean everything. And a half bottle had lasted me over a week. But I was almost out and that is an issue. You canít buy that shit anywhere.

My wife does not need to get this as she is pushing 60 with a history of pneumonia and I am the one going out to buy groceries and such and I also have to work every day. Critical infrastructure stuff. Luckily she is working from home and still getting paid.

Tonight I went into our local ABC liquor store and scored a 1.75 liter of 151 ever clear. Will cut it with 50 proof vodka to give me 3 liters of sanitizer. So in my older years Iím using beverages that I used to use to get loose to help keep my wife I have loved for 33 years safe.

Iím not at all surprised we are having a pandemic. Science had predicted it for years. But Iím repulsed at the response of the current administration. But not surprised

But life goes on. We pulled the boat over to the gulf and went fishing. And caught dinner.

Just thought it was crazy I was thrilled at scoring booze to run over my hands and everything they touch. There is an irony there.

Now I have to find something I can mix into the ever clear/vodka to make it seem I am not a drunk! Thinking peppermint oil.







Yíall stay safe.

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Reply I'm almost out of isopropyl Alcohol. But I got lucky. (Original post)
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 OP
Hekate Mar 23 #1
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #12
Hekate Mar 23 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 23 #2
customerserviceguy Mar 23 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 23 #5
customerserviceguy Mar 23 #7
BigmanPigman Mar 23 #11
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #15
BigmanPigman Mar 23 #18
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #19
Demovictory9 Mar 23 #3
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #6
handmade34 Mar 23 #8
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #10
handmade34 Mar 23 #14
GulfCoast66 Mar 23 #16
handmade34 Mar 23 #17
MLAA Mar 23 #9

Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:08 AM

1. All the best to you and your wife

Enjoy that fish you caught.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:31 AM

12. Spanish Mackerel poke bowl with cucumbers and seaweed salad and avocado. Spiced mayo topping it.

Ok. Iíve lost my redneck card.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:32 AM

13. Yum

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:09 AM

2. Make your own alcohol.

Ferment some fruit for a few days in a solution of water, sugar and yeast. Distill the solution on your stove - there are instructions on the internet. It's easy - I did it years ago for a high school science experiment.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:13 AM

4. Just look out for the "revenooers" as Snuffy Smith used to call them. n/t

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:14 AM

5. I don't think they'll care if you're making hand sanitizer.

The stuff I made was undrinkable but it burned with a clear blue flame. I suppose I could have made hand sanitizer with it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:18 AM

7. Of course

I was kidding. Snuffy Smith is just who I thought of first when I thought of a still. My buddy Ab in North Carolina made me some, and I used the same line on him, getting a laugh out of him!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:29 AM

11. Tony Bourdain traveled around the world and in just about every

huge city or tiny village there was strange, home brewed hooch (as Tony put it). Often it was started with someone chewing something, like tarot root or yucca but could be anything, and spitting out the partially chewed food and sticking it in some container for a week or so. Somehow the saliva and natural air fermented it. It was usually disgusting but did pack a punch. The men always were the ones drinking it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:36 AM

15. Best show ever on tv. Loved the man. Travel channel or CNN. All epic.

Still crushed his disease got him in the end. No different from Coronavirus. Illness is illness.

Watch them every chance I get.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:49 AM

18. He did it because his girlfriend broke his heart

by cheating on him, Asia Argento. His friends could see he was "crazy in love" with her and it was not a good thing for him. It was an impulsive act. She has been shunned by all his friends since they know the truth.

I have all of his books and all his shows memorized...going way back to 2002 A Chef's Tour. You can watch all of them for free on Daily Motion. Same with No Reservations. I love Zamir, his Russian side kick.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:58 AM

19. Dude. Blaming on the girl?!?

He had suffered from depression for his whole life. Even in his early books and his shows he referred to it. The whole driving the roads on the island in the mountains at high speed not caring if he lived or died? If you have read as much as you say you will get the reference.

So his girlfriend decided to move on. Thatís her fault?

The man had a disease which many in my family have. Fortunately not me. At least yet. No one caused him to kill himself. He was sick and refused treatment.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:10 AM

3. Now I have to find something I can mix into the ever clear/vodka to make it seem I am not a drunk!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:15 AM

6. Maybe is should have typed "not confirmed their suspicions"!

Cause there is no way Iím turning bourbon into sanitizer. I mean, l love my wife and all...

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:20 AM

8. I just realized I have

1/2 gallon of marijuana infused high test vodka in the backroom

Öand to think, I can use it to wipe down door knobs... oh my, that has me laughing

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:24 AM

10. Marijuana high test vodka?

Well, I learned something tonight. If itís 60% alcohol you are good to go. Seems a waste.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:32 AM

14. it's 90%

I make a lot of salves and muscle rubs and soaps and such... always experimenting and I have a 20 gallon storage tub full of marijuana I grew last summer... I make arnica infused alcohol for the muscle rub and the marijuana/CBD infused alcohol for the salves... normally I boil it down to make a tincture but I haven't done that yet... I will end up feeding the weed to the chickens anyways

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:38 AM

16. 90%!!! You've got a bomb!

But also a great sanitizer.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:42 AM

17. ouch proof

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:23 AM

9. Yeah! Well done! What a score 🙂

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