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  • Post #31 - December 17th, 2013, 10:32 am
    Post #31 - December 17th, 2013, 10:32 am Post #31 - December 17th, 2013, 10:32 am
    Stopped by American Science and Surplus yesterday, they didn't have any of the bottles pictured upthread. The only glass dropper bottles there were only 30ml and clear.
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #32 - December 17th, 2013, 10:56 am
    Post #32 - December 17th, 2013, 10:56 am Post #32 - December 17th, 2013, 10:56 am
    I think we need to know how many people want to go in on this. Amazon has 6-pks of the 2oz dropper bottles available via Prime for $12.99/ea. I would suggest we see if ASS (nice acronym!) will special order them for us--not sure how many come to a case but if everyone orders collectively, we'll need 144 bottles (of course, then we have to figure out how to get them to everyone). I'm happy to do it but I don't want to get stuck for it if people back out...
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #33 - December 17th, 2013, 11:20 am
    Post #33 - December 17th, 2013, 11:20 am Post #33 - December 17th, 2013, 11:20 am
    We have plenty of time to order from specialtybottle.com. I believe ASS only deals in surplus, therefore they wouldn't be able to do a specialty order.

    I'm in for shared shipping on bottles from specialtybottle, though I'd prefer brown and eyedropper style rather than shaker bottle. Brown is significantly cheaper and more UV protective. http://www.specialtybottle.com/amberbos ... opper.aspx
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #34 - December 17th, 2013, 11:22 am
    Post #34 - December 17th, 2013, 11:22 am Post #34 - December 17th, 2013, 11:22 am
    Count me in for whatever dropper bottles you decide on. I'd be willing to take more than 12 too since I'll probably be doing some experimenting as part of this endeavor. I'm researching what ingredients I can get my hands on first before committing but I have some fun ideas.
  • Post #35 - December 17th, 2013, 12:04 pm
    Post #35 - December 17th, 2013, 12:04 pm Post #35 - December 17th, 2013, 12:04 pm
    I think you have your full 12 signed up now. I'd like to be on the waitlist please (if you are going to have one).
    I don't know what you think about dinner, but there must be a relation between the breakfast and the happiness. --Cemal Süreyya
  • Post #36 - December 17th, 2013, 1:40 pm
    Post #36 - December 17th, 2013, 1:40 pm Post #36 - December 17th, 2013, 1:40 pm
    laikom wrote:We have plenty of time to order from specialtybottle.com. I believe ASS only deals in surplus, therefore they wouldn't be able to do a specialty order.

    I'm in for shared shipping on bottles from specialtybottle, though I'd prefer brown and eyedropper style rather than shaker bottle. Brown is significantly cheaper and more UV protective. http://www.specialtybottle.com/amberbos ... opper.aspx


    These bottles come out to about $13/pp total if all 12 of us order them. The price goes up if we order less than 128 bottles.
  • Post #37 - December 17th, 2013, 1:45 pm
    Post #37 - December 17th, 2013, 1:45 pm Post #37 - December 17th, 2013, 1:45 pm
    I'd be willing to purchase 24.
  • Post #38 - December 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm
    Post #38 - December 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm Post #38 - December 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm
    I'm pretty sure I already have enough bottles at home but I'll check later to confirm. If not, I'd be in on a group purchase here.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #39 - December 17th, 2013, 4:01 pm
    Post #39 - December 17th, 2013, 4:01 pm Post #39 - December 17th, 2013, 4:01 pm
    Confirming I'll take 12 of whatever bottles we go with, and 6-12 more if needed.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #40 - December 17th, 2013, 6:07 pm
    Post #40 - December 17th, 2013, 6:07 pm Post #40 - December 17th, 2013, 6:07 pm
    In for 12 and up to 12 more if needed.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #41 - December 17th, 2013, 7:03 pm
    Post #41 - December 17th, 2013, 7:03 pm Post #41 - December 17th, 2013, 7:03 pm
    I updated the first post with people's number of bottles.
  • Post #42 - December 17th, 2013, 8:12 pm
    Post #42 - December 17th, 2013, 8:12 pm Post #42 - December 17th, 2013, 8:12 pm
    fropones wrote:I updated the first post with people's number of bottles.

    12-24 for me, please. I only have a few bottles left and some of them are missing their eye-droppers. :x

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #43 - December 17th, 2013, 8:30 pm
    Post #43 - December 17th, 2013, 8:30 pm Post #43 - December 17th, 2013, 8:30 pm
    I'm not 100% sure yet, but I'm thinking making something with hops and pine needles. I'll probably use a fruity hop like citra or amarillo, and pine needles from my christmas tree!
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain
  • Post #44 - December 17th, 2013, 8:53 pm
    Post #44 - December 17th, 2013, 8:53 pm Post #44 - December 17th, 2013, 8:53 pm
    Put me down for 12 bottles. Thanks!
    It is VERY important to be smart when you're doing something stupid

    - Chris

    http://stavewoodworking.com
  • Post #45 - December 17th, 2013, 9:32 pm
    Post #45 - December 17th, 2013, 9:32 pm Post #45 - December 17th, 2013, 9:32 pm
    I'm confirmed for Thai Bitters: Bird Chile, Quassia, Coriander, Galangal, Ginger Root, Lemongrass, Kaffir lime, Thai basil. Not sure if they'll all make it in--plan is to make separate tinctures from each ingredient and then blend.

    I would definitely like to request the full 24 bottles since I may make a few home versions with different combos.

    Be glad I'm leaving out the fish sauce.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #46 - December 17th, 2013, 10:14 pm
    Post #46 - December 17th, 2013, 10:14 pm Post #46 - December 17th, 2013, 10:14 pm
    12 bottles for me.
  • Post #47 - December 18th, 2013, 9:10 am
    Post #47 - December 18th, 2013, 9:10 am Post #47 - December 18th, 2013, 9:10 am
    I'll take 12 bottles and I'm leaning towards a orange, chocolate bitters. I'll look at some recipes and make a decision.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #48 - December 18th, 2013, 10:21 am
    Post #48 - December 18th, 2013, 10:21 am Post #48 - December 18th, 2013, 10:21 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:Be glad I'm leaving out the fish sauce.

    While I am in no way aiming for the Facebookification of LTH, sometimes we really do need a "Like" button around here.
    I don't know what you think about dinner, but there must be a relation between the breakfast and the happiness. --Cemal Süreyya
  • Post #49 - December 18th, 2013, 6:01 pm
    Post #49 - December 18th, 2013, 6:01 pm Post #49 - December 18th, 2013, 6:01 pm
    In for 12 if still going, and can PayPal, or even better, drop cash in a sketchy fluorescent vinyl pouch on the stoop of your choosing, for the orderer.
  • Post #50 - December 18th, 2013, 6:10 pm
    Post #50 - December 18th, 2013, 6:10 pm Post #50 - December 18th, 2013, 6:10 pm
    Santander wrote:In for 12 if still going, and can PayPal, or even better, drop cash in a sketchy fluorescent vinyl pouch on the stoop of your choosing, for the orderer.


    Only if you are making kalamata bitters :)
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #51 - December 18th, 2013, 9:56 pm
    Post #51 - December 18th, 2013, 9:56 pm Post #51 - December 18th, 2013, 9:56 pm
    RAB wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:Be glad I'm leaving out the fish sauce.

    While I am in no way aiming for the Facebookification of LTH, sometimes we really do need a "Like" button around here.


    It's at the very top of the thread.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #52 - December 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm
    Post #52 - December 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm Post #52 - December 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm
    I'm going to be ambitious and make 2 kinds of bitters. Coffee Pecan bitters and Pear bitters. So 50 mL of each pp.
  • Post #53 - December 27th, 2013, 6:44 pm
    Post #53 - December 27th, 2013, 6:44 pm Post #53 - December 27th, 2013, 6:44 pm
    Please confirm the quantities of bottles you want so I can order them on Monday.

    Also, if anyone needs any wild cherry bark, cinchona bark, calamus root, minced orange peel, or cassia chips let me know. I have more than I could ever use.
  • Post #54 - December 28th, 2013, 3:39 pm
    Post #54 - December 28th, 2013, 3:39 pm Post #54 - December 28th, 2013, 3:39 pm
    fropones wrote:Also, if anyone needs any wild cherry bark, cinchona bark, calamus root, minced orange peel, or cassia chips let me know. I have more than I could ever use.


    Ditto for Gentian Root and Quassia chips on my part :)
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #55 - December 29th, 2013, 10:01 am
    Post #55 - December 29th, 2013, 10:01 am Post #55 - December 29th, 2013, 10:01 am
    fropones wrote:Please confirm the quantities of bottles you want so I can order them on Monday.

    Also, if anyone needs any wild cherry bark, cinchona bark, calamus root, minced orange peel, or cassia chips let me know. I have more than I could ever use.


    Count me in for 24 bottles.

    I haven't made my order yet so I can use some of that stuff. Let's talk soon.
  • Post #56 - December 29th, 2013, 1:47 pm
    Post #56 - December 29th, 2013, 1:47 pm Post #56 - December 29th, 2013, 1:47 pm
    24 bottles please.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #57 - December 29th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    Post #57 - December 29th, 2013, 2:24 pm Post #57 - December 29th, 2013, 2:24 pm
    12 bottles for me please, and I may take advantage of your kind offers of different ingredients. I need to decide what recipe I'll use as a guideline.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #58 - December 30th, 2013, 4:01 pm
    Post #58 - December 30th, 2013, 4:01 pm Post #58 - December 30th, 2013, 4:01 pm
    I searched around a bunch for interesting ingredients and ended up buying a good variety of stuff. For now put me down for sumac bitters, though that may change depending on how it turns out. I'm thinking the citrusy flavor will work nicely in a variety of drinks, but who knows how it'll turn out.
  • Post #59 - December 30th, 2013, 9:57 pm
    Post #59 - December 30th, 2013, 9:57 pm Post #59 - December 30th, 2013, 9:57 pm
    Can I up my bottle total to 36?
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #60 - January 7th, 2014, 3:50 pm
    Post #60 - January 7th, 2014, 3:50 pm Post #60 - January 7th, 2014, 3:50 pm
    Whoops, I'll take 12.
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