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Well Guys,
Snow just melted here 2 weeks ago. I've been using the 3/4 Ton gasser with chains on all fours as a taxi to get to the car at the bottom of the mountain since late December. I just got to empty out the super sucker with 80+ gallons in it that has been a faithful companion on every trip up and down.
1. Been working on some processor mods getting ready to start brewing again this year. Adding in a water trap between the vacuum pump and methanol catch can for recovery.
2. Finally adding in dedicated electric service for the brewing shed. No more extension cords!!! Maybe. Smile You know how long it takes to recover methanol using a single 120 Volt element, even with vacuum??? Way to d@mn long.
3. Dedicated heating tanks.

Bring on the warm weather.
I'm envious of all you guys with heated space that process all winter.
Maybe that's another modification to make??? Another year.
 
Location: central virginia | Registered: March 13, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm envious of all you guys with heated space that process all winter

Yeah,tell me about it!!We did have some nice weather for over a week but now its getting crappy again.
 
Location: western new york | Registered: November 19, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The cold was a show stopper. No warm spell this year. We did not crush many soybeans this winter because the press is not in a heated part of the shop. Cold is not good for pressing oilseeds.

By next year, or next decade I hope to have a warm place to work, but then we will need to find a good exhaust fan. The dream/fun/work never stops.
 
Location: Virginia | Registered: March 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Winter?? What winter??? Cool

Tony


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1983 Mercedes 300D
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You're finished when you quit.
 
Location: Tampa, Fl | Registered: April 27, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Winter?? What winter??? Cool

Tony


 
Location: Virginia | Registered: March 17, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just cannot imagine life with winters like that. I would just shrivel up without the sun. Even in the most misrable cold front we seldom go below 10 degrees C. In winter we escape just 200km north that gets us out of the winter rain area in open country, chilly mornings with frost on the bonnet at -1 degree C, but then full sunshine and warm days.


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Just because it gets cold does not mean we don't get sunshine; we get lots of sun on cold clear days, and they happen frequently. The cold climate is our friend; it keeps the population from getting out of control. The hot parts of the world are overpopulated with irresponsible people too stupid to do anything but breed and eat.



 
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My part of the world, just nobody out there Smile


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Breeding and eating sounds good to me-lol
Here in the UK our spring monsoon is underway,this is after the winter frozen monsoon.
 
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Watch it Hannes, seems even your car got sunburn in that area. I presume you are the one taking the 'photo! Jim.
 
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