Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:58 pm

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Had enough yet Abdul???
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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:19 pm

Here you go. I doubt I'll win documentary maker of the year but it's not a bad effort. :)

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 pm

ed wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Had enough yet Abdul???
Did you have a great fall?

Or only a good one. :P
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:45 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Here you go. I doubt I'll win documentary maker of the year but it's not a bad effort. :)

Now that's appreciation. :figamagee:

Just one question. Why are the methylated spirits purple? Grape flavored, right? :coolspecs:
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:13 pm

So far as I know, methylated spirits are essentially ethanol, (booze type alcohol), with methanol and other nasties added to prevent people from drinking it recreationally, and to enable it to be sold free of duty. The purple dye has always been added to make it visually identifiable.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:38 pm

And dyeing it orange is out because people would think it's Irn Bru and drink it. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:43 pm

De_Bunk would drink it whatever colour it was dyed. :)
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:26 pm

I seem to recall you had another YouTube channel ... there it is. ;)

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Thanks ac. Really brought a smile.

That stuff is what we call wood alcohol. We dont dye it though.
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm

No, wood alcohol is straight methanol.

What AC calls methylated alcohol real 'Merican's call denatured alcohol.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 pm

But we don't flavor it.

Though I do have some isopropyl alcohol with methyl slaycilate that is green.
But that's purely aesthetic and not a warning dye, because the straight isopropyl is clear.

Then there's this stuff, allegedly a beverage, but I bet you could power the model steam tractor with it.

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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:48 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 pm
But we don't flavor it.

Though I do have some isopropyl alcohol with methyl slaycilate that is green.
But that's purely aesthetic and not a warning dye, because the straight isopropyl is clear.

Then there's this stuff, allegedly a beverage, but I bet you could power the model steam tractor with it.
Yep, that would work. I've heard of that stuff but not seen it for sale here, probably because it would be ludicrously expensive with our duty rates. 95% Polish Spirit will set you back £70 a liter, (unless you know people. ;) )
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:26 pm
I seem to recall you had another YouTube channel ... there it is. ;)

I wondered where they'd gone. Five years ago, eh?

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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:31 am

I remember these steam machines from my youth, but they were powered by solid fuel, so-called "Meta"(ldehyde) tablets:

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Were also used for starting a barbecue, camp fire, and even as slug repellents.


As for the ethanol part, French pharmacists used to sell 90 % proof "medicinal alcohol" and you could make decent vodka out of it. But then the State got wind of it and slapped enormous taxes on the stuff. As it also curtailed the right to distill (legally): once mobile "alambics" toured the villages when it was the season and everybody with an orchard made his own booze. Here in Burgundy, so from grapes:

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Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 am

I had a friend, (long since dead of liver failure), who distilled his own hooch from a simple brew made of sugar, water and yeast. It was and still is a serious offence in the UK, with severe penalties if you get caught. It doesn't stop people though; the potential rewards are huge.
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Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:45 pm

During our prohibition, Moonshine was all the rage. You can still get it pretty easily in my hometown, probably anywhere. It's cheaper than storebought.

It might kill you, it might blind you, but at least you ain't payin' no gov'ment taxes.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:16 pm

The USA produces huge quantities of industrial ethanol with no federal excise (liquor tax).

Controls to prevent diversion to the black market beverage market are very effective, but every so often an employee is busted for drinking it fresh from the still.

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A lot of it is mixed with gasoline and taxed per gallon as if gasoline.

A lot is exported to Europe.

Of the latter, much of it is re-imported to the United States with a federal excise stamp as fine imported liqueurs. 8)

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Post by Witness » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:33 am

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"Club car on Seaboard Railroad's 'Silver Meteor' train, NY – Florida", 1966.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:40 am

Liquor on a train in the USA. The past is a foreign country. 8)
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Post by Witness » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:48 am

You don't have bars on your trains?!? :shock:

I always have a beer, even if my travel lasts just half an hour.