The moment we got our first bread machine was the moment my life changed forever.
Bread machines perform 21st century alchemy. Just stick about 50 cents worth of ingredients into it, go away for a few hours, and BOOM! A 5 dollar loaf of hot fresh bread is waiting for you. Thanks Taran from Dollar Eater for finding the per-loaf cost for us.
However! Bread machines have one major flaw – few people know how to use them to make adequate bread. Getting our first bread machine to make good bread was an exercise in frustration and dismay. For months we tried recipe after recipe, always ending up with the same thing – a burnt brick of rock-hard particle board.
Out here in cattle country we’re warming up into grilling season out and I’ll admit – I’m developing meat envy. I’m hoping to hop on the steak bandwagon with my own DIY BBQ grill. Of course I’ve got a reputation I’d like to hang on to, and I can’t show up with anything but a bucket barbecue.
A still separates alcohol from water, resulting in a highly alcoholic product. Alcoholic spirits such as vodka, tequila and moonshine are created using stills. There are many DIY still designs, including one made from a 5 gallon bucket.
Warning: In many countries, homemade stills are illegal. Check your local regulations before taking on this project. Stills can also be dangerous. This website or its creator accept no legal liability for the improper or illegal use of this design. Continue reading →