Re: Everclear Alcohol and Gum

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/27/04-04:20:08 PM Z
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From: Tom Ferguson <>
Subject: Re: Everclear Alcohol and Gum
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 14:37:20 -0700

> I think I will work with cheap vodka for a while. I've always really
> hated vodka taste, so won't be tempted to imbibe while working ;-(

Did you consider mixing Bloody Mary? The traditional recipe says it
should be shaken but you could use magnetic stirrer instead, and use a
graduated cylinder or a volumetric pipette instead of a
jigger. Tabasco and Worcestershire sauces could be measured with a
Mohr pipette or micropipette. Drink should be served in a 250ml Pyrex
beaker. (Actually, there are mugs that are basically a beaker with
a glass handle attached.)

> Now, if I could just find a good photographic reason to keep a stock of
> good German dark beer in the darkroom.........

Budweiser (I call it Budwater) and the like could be used as a
photographic stop bath with lots of bubbles. In my darkroom, I keep
Guiness for spotting my polysulfide toned prints, Belhaven for sepia
toned prints, and Anchor Liberty for photographic inspiration.
(Actually I drink Guiness the most -- with deepest respect to William
Gosset, whose work any probability theorists know.)

Ryuji Suzuki
"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Thu May 27 16:25:50 2004

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