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    Default Ultimate Nerd Bar Set?... Lab Glassware?

    Ok so I saw this on thinkgeek...



    and thought, genius! only problem is, it looks kinda cheezy in my opinion... wouldn't it be better to use actual glassware?

    so I am trying to assemble a bar set using nothing but lab glassware... so far this is what I have managed to put together, I am looking for suggestions as to what I am missing to make the ultimate geek bar...

    first: shot's... according to Wikipedia a shot glass is about 1.5 US fl oz (44 mL)... so I got 12 of these:



    they are 25mm x 150mm pyrex test tubes (new obviously) so they hold about 55mL... so that should work nicely...

    to store them I got one of these



    then for mixed drinks I looked up and found most of the drinks I drink are supposed to be served in a highball glass... which are generally 8 to 12 fluid ounces (240 to 350 ml).

    so I got these



    these are 400mL beakers, they have markings up to the 325mL level... these are also new obviously

    and to stir, these



    6" Glass (Pyrex) stirring rods... also new

    so what else do I need? I don't make any fancy drinks - yet, so I am not sure what other stuff I will need...

    I figure I need something to mix in? maybe a large Erlenmeyer flask? dunno?

    any suggestions/comments/insults are welcome

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    I wanted to do this exact same thing. If I might ask how much were the pieces?
    Great idea.

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    I like it.....conversation starter......

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    Can you get a spiral condenser in there somewhere? That would look impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem View Post
    Can you get a spiral condenser in there somewhere? That would look impressive

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    oohh pretty... what the hell would I use it for though? lol

    maybe run something really cold on the outside and flash cool liquids through the spiral? dunno

    I was thinking a magnetic stirrer would be neat too

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    Quote Originally Posted by flecom View Post
    oohh pretty... what the hell would I use it for though? lol
    Hmmm... Distilling your own alcohol perhaps
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    The spiral condenser is for the bong!

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    It is the perfect size for a nerdtini.....heh heh.....

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    Good idea! How about a glass funnel with an epoxy plug in the hole to seal it, as a martini glass? You'd need a little stand for it, but fits with the design of the set.

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