Make mine a double!(This is currently the BBC's "most emailed" story)
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Gizmodo recently posted about vodka-infused gummi-bears, but presented it as if it was their own idea. I tried to leave a comment to point out that the process was posted here, nearly three years ago, but I was informed that my post was "spam" because it was "too short", and "contained too many links". How is one link "too many"? I tried again, typing a lot more, and including no links at all, yet that comment mysteriously did not appear, either. So, I checked the FAQ, to see if I'd accidentally broken some rule, and I found it: according to their FAQ, Gizmodo "only approve the comments we love". To me, only allowing comments that say nice things about the site, and preventing plagiarism (or mistakes) being highlighted, is censorship, and cowardly. Rant over - there doesn't seem to be any way to contact Gizmodo with actual criticism.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
Here's a useful bit of technology I discovered. Having bought a new coffee maker - a "Mr. Coffee" type drip machine - I found that it left the coffee with a nasty plastic taste. You could also smell the same plasticy aroma just opening up the packaging. I was advised that washing the coffeemaker and running a lot of water through it would cure this. Well, it didn't seem to. Other suggestions included vinegar, powdered "coffee pot cleaner", and running it through the dishwasher (well, please don't run an electrical appliance through your dishwasher, OK?) But I did have something on hand that eliminated the smell and taste completely - Vodka. Thoroughly moisten a paper towel with vodka (Everclear would work, too) - and wipe down all the interior surfaces (especially plastic ones). Mostly this means the water reservoir, the filter basket, and any lids. The glass carafe can be done, too. Use at least a shot or two of vodka. (Not counting that which you drink.) Follow with a thorough rinse. Evidently the bad-tasting plastic residue is soluble in alcohol.
Posted by ebenostby 6 years ago
The gist of this question is this: How do I calculate the size compressor rig that I need for a cooling system? The larger context is this: I am building a bar in my living room that has some special features - Namely it has a "cold strip" running across the top of the bar - which amounts to a 4 inch wide strip of chilled copped built into the bar top- to keep your drink cold; as well as two vodka wells - which each hold a bottle of vodka in a frozen bath of (cheaper) vodka (under a glass dome). The bar top is made of Styrofoam and composite materials (I used to make Surfboards) and is basically seamless. The copper tubing will be built into the bar top - under the composite and soldered to a copper plate - which is built into the composite.... you get the picture. I have built "frozen" sculptures in the past using old fridges that I have disassembled and then re tubed. In the past I have always just winged the amount of tubing I used and thus far - have gotten away with it, and the sculptures have always worked. This time though I am buying the compressor new and want to match the unit to the need - but I have no idea how to calculate the needed compressor to the job. Any help would be great. Thanks! And Yes, I will post the Instructable when the bar is completed. :)
Posted by Rogue Gourmet 10 years ago
From the BBC: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as alcoholic. Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia has been considered a foodstuff. The move, signed into law on Wednesday, will allow ministers to control the sale of beer in the same way that spirits are controlled. Russian alcohol consumption is already twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization. Although vodka has long been the traditional tipple in Russia, beer has soared in popularity, being marketed as a healthier alternative to spirits. Over the past decade, beer sales in Russia have risen more than 40% while vodka sales have fallen by nearly 30%. Correspondents say it is common to see people swigging beer in the street and in parks as if they are drinking soft drinks. It is not restricted to certain stores and is sold around the clock.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago
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Posted by randofo 7 years ago
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Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
This was put together for my little sister's 8th birthday party :) Just get crafty type foam (like the white type for floral arrangements) and cut circles (or squares or triangles etc.) of decreasing size. Hot glue together....Then, hot glue on those fun sized candies (just a little dab). You know, the kind you discovered to be not so very fun unless you're eight years old :) This makes it easy for people to pull the candies off and keeps the arrangement nice and tidy.Vodka and Cranberry Juice for the adults.... kidding :P
Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago
Howdy, I've been inspired by this type of craft: http://observationdeck.io9.com/repurpose-your-empty-crystal-head-vodka-skull-bottle-1642204227/+charliejane I know there are many who sell completed type setups, but as I'm trying to save the money and would like to hang my personally emptied bottles I've done a lot of internet searching for over a week or so,without luck. I'd like to hang a bottle with a lamp in it, but the bottle has no threading to insert pipe fittings or whatnot, and I can't tell how the bottle was hung. Any ideas are appreciated, I'm going to continue to look. Thanks.
Posted by barry_015 3 years ago
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Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago