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Old 10-18-2015, 07:55 PM   #31
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OK back on the rails....

I didnt get a lot done this weekend, just a bit of clean up and prep work.

Pulled all the crap off the seats and have them ready for the scrap yard.


ripped this thing off...



Got Mrs dirtyHippie pealing stickers,


And scored these at a pick and pull for 20 each... need to build some pedestals for them but i think they will do.




question... has anyone ever used the inside wall panels on the exterior?? Thinking that they might work for covering some windows.



finally, what is this gonna be, whats left on my bees honey and some yeast
.... hint Hail ODIN!!!!!!!


More to come....
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:40 PM   #32
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Is this for mead?
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:24 PM   #33
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Is this for mead?
You are correct, will be suitable for drinking in about a year.
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You are correct, will be suitable for drinking in about a year.
It takes a year to make mead? It better taste pretty damn good if you have to wait that long for it to do it's stuff. I remember a buddy making it but I never got a taste before he moved.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:48 AM   #35
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I have friends that do mead (we have a mead festival every summer) they brew theirs and it only takes a couple weeks

(it's a combo of fermenting and brewing best of beer and wine)
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:15 AM   #36
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It takes a year to make mead?
i do a slow fermentation over about 3 months racking several time and reaching 15% to 18% abv... then i let it age for another 8ish months. I brings out the flavor of the honey. i have some bottled 5 years ago that is sweet as the honey i made it with at about 13-15%.

You dont have to age it, but the flavor changes with time.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #37
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...we have a mead festival every summer...
When you say "we" is that a public or private festival?
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So it has been a while... I haven't got a lot done, just gathering up materials, tools, and saving money for the bigger jobs.


I bought one of these and have been practicing on the seat frames that I pulled from the bus.


things I have done.


I stripped out about 50lb of wire


Got all the crap off the walls


including a run to the dump with all this fun and itchy goodness


I took the sheet metal from the back of one of the old seats and cut it into 2x3 inch squares and welded those over the bolt holes from the bus seats.


I saw a post on here where a fella built a passenger seat stand from the old bus seat frames, so I figured I would give it a try. I cut up the base of one of the old seat with an angle grinder, cut out about 6 and welded it back together.


gave it a test by placing a seat on top and . a little too high.


I could build up the floor, but made a smaller base instead


I have the degreaser / etcher / paint for the floor, but havent started on it yet. It has been going slow with side projects and work and little money.... more to come.
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Slow going and side projects? you sound like ME!
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i gots the add... be right back i see something shiny....
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