Recently, I've become enamoured with the proccess of distilling liqours and utterly fascinated by the different equipment and procedures. At some point during my investigation of ancient liquor refinery, I decided I'd try it myself. Absinthe, anyone? The proccess is really quite simple and the raw materials are not hard to find. The fabrication of the apparatus may prove a challenge but I'm fairly certain I can manage it. I've found countless drawings and sketches from old manuscripts detailing not only the construction of the still, but also the recipes and techniques for creating a genuine absinthe. Just the thought of constructing a still from copper bits and pieces, gauges, valves, etc. make me want to start now! I can't think of anyhing more steampunk than building and operating your own still.