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Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:57:36 PM »
Just saw this in a catalog that came in the mail: http://www.wineenthusiast.com/erlenmeyer-flask-lab-decanter.asp

I like wine as much or more than the next guy, but I'm not sure I could drink enough to pay $60 for an erlenmeyer flask.  I'm definitely in the wrong business...
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 08:31:15 AM by Joe Sr. »
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask - $60
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 06:23:59 PM »
Yeesh, that's a lot for a flask!

Haven't purchased one yet for starters, though I'm eyeballing this one.
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask - $60
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 06:35:04 PM »
I think there is a big mark up on that. Real big.

http://www.homebrewing.org/search.asp?keyword=flask

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Re: Erlenmeyer flask - $60
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 09:09:56 PM »
Having worked in laboratories for over 30 years, even the thought of drinking anything from an erlenmeyer flask gives me the willies!
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask - $60
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 08:16:06 AM »
Having worked in laboratories for over 30 years, even the thought of drinking anything from an erlenmeyer flask gives me the willies!

Isn't that how you get super powers?  A little bit of this, a little bit of that, let it bubble up a bit and down the hatch!

They're also selling graduated cylinders and other flasks and beakers as decanters.  Bizzaro.  Nothing says fine wine like Pyrex.
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask - $60
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 08:23:18 AM »
I'll admit I didn't click on the link until I realized they are selling the flask as a decanter.  Is "Mad Scientist" the new wine cool look?

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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 08:30:52 AM »
I suppose I didn't make the decanter usage clear in my original post.  In my defense, I'd had a glass or two of wine.  Though I did not pour it from an erlenmeyer flask.
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 08:45:46 AM »
I suppose I didn't make the decanter usage clear in my original post.  In my defense, I'd had a glass or two of wine.  Though I did not pour it from an erlenmeyer flask.
I think the point is - $60 for a $20 flask? - Yeah, we're in the wrong business!
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 09:59:40 AM »
I suppose I didn't make the decanter usage clear in my original post.  In my defense, I'd had a glass or two of wine.  Though I did not pour it from an erlenmeyer flask.

No worries.  I was making fun of myself more than anyone else.   ::)  I just assumed it was a "who thinks they can get that for a flask from a home brewer/vintner" kind of joke.

People I know who blindly follow the wine enthusiast probably would think it's a great deal.  They have paid through the nose for highly rated wines, been sorely disappointed and have then gone back for more recommendations.   :o

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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 07:25:57 AM »
I would have to go for the Florence Flask, but that's a lot of money.
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 07:38:59 AM »
I would have to go for the Florence Flask, but that's a lot of money.

It might seem like a lot of money, but it comes with a rubber stopper...
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 10:23:39 AM »
So they take a regular Erlenmeyer and repackage it as a decanter? Geez what a f'ing ripoff!

And BTW possession of a Erlenmeyer flask in the state of Texas is illegal without a permit. Oh but Officer it's just a "decanter"... ::)
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 11:18:46 AM »
So they take a regular Erlenmeyer and repackage it as a decanter? Geez what a f'ing ripoff!

And BTW possession of a Erlenmeyer flask in the state of Texas is illegal without a permit. Oh but Officer it's just a "decanter"... ::)

That must be due to Meth production?
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 11:28:40 AM »
So they take a regular Erlenmeyer and repackage it as a decanter? Geez what a f'ing ripoff!

And BTW possession of a Erlenmeyer flask in the state of Texas is illegal without a permit. Oh but Officer it's just a "decanter"... ::)
Wow, I just Googled that. Crazy.

So they take a regular Erlenmeyer and repackage it as a decanter? Geez what a f'ing ripoff!

And BTW possession of a Erlenmeyer flask in the state of Texas is illegal without a permit. Oh but Officer it's just a "decanter"... ::)

That must be due to Meth production?
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http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RegulatoryServices/narcotics/narcprecursor.htm
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Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 12:21:10 PM »
Some of the most liberal gun laws yet people are not allowed to have Erlenmeyer flasks w/o a permit. That's crazy. It may even be easier to buy a gun than lab equipment.

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