Thanks to the help and hospitality of Bob and Tonessa Bocales, of Grain, Beans & Things in Medford OR, I moderated, lectured, demonstrated and signed books at the Distiller’s Conference at the Jackson County Harvest Fair on September 23. We had about 30 attendees who were primed with no end of great questions. We went late talking distilling, which is a presenter’s ideal situation. These folks were really hungry for distilling information, and I just hope I satisfied them.
While I talked, I had an essential oil extractor variation of my little coffeepot teaching still from the book running, extracting oil from cedar twigs. That gave the group a chance to watch some real (and legal) distillation in process, and the aroma was wonderful.
With luck, I’ll be doing this again next year.