Homemade distilled spirits

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Anyone out there know how? ( have high hopes from you Southern guys ; ) The Sugar beet thread got me thinking. The waste products from Sugar beet processing make a good livestock feed. The dried mash after it is cooked is better feed than just the raw corn. Seems like if you just munched the sugar beet ( 17% sugar, 76% water, the rest fiber ) you wouldn't have to process the beet at all.

Found this with a quick search but haven't downloaded it yet,


Thought I'd ask here first, anyone?

-- CT (ct@no.yr), July 31, 1999


To the new answer page.

-- CT (ct@no.yr), July 31, 1999.

I don't know, but there is a section about it in one of the Foxfire books.

-- biker (y2kbiker@worldnet.att.net), August 01, 1999.

"Welfare Wine". Been a hundred years since i've done this, but it works. Proportions are from memory, which is - I forget the word. Experiment.

Empty clean glass gallon jug. Install 2 cans (or 1 1/2?) frozen, grape concentrate (other kinds don't work). Add 3 cups sugar. Warm to room temp, or more. Add 1/2 teaspoon yeast, any kind, but expensive wine yeast gives more punch. Cover top with balloon, or equal, to act as fermentation lock. Let age for about 30 days. Balloon should blow up and need pressure released if culture works. Contents will settle, useless sludge towards bottom. Will taste yeasty. Yes, it has a "kick". Optional: Distill thru pressure cooker, copper tube combo. Can drink final product, or use for medical purposes (same thing?). Cheers!

-- A. Hambley (a.hambley@usa.net), August 01, 1999.

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