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Old 06-25-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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are there any test u can run to make sure the spirits after being distilled is ethanol not methanol

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:08 AM   #2
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Distilling? Um, what're you distilling?

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Home distilling is illegal without proper permits. Home brewing is legal.


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Old 06-25-2008, 05:14 AM   #4
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its all legal in nz

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I'm sure there are some sites out there about distilling spirits. This site is centered around brewing beer, wine, and cider.

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:19 AM   #6
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Isn't Methanol what they put in cigarettes?

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:20 AM   #7
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im not really sure at moment i had a go at distilling some mash (?) a wee while back that just had yeast warm water and brown sugar i distilled it and it came out with something that was definitely alcoholic but not sure if it was poisonous any ideas???

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I thought Methanol was what a Prius ran on?

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:30 AM   #9
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its just metholated spirits (u know the purple cleaning stuff) but its also a product that can be created in same way as ethanol (drinking alcohol)

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The methanol will boil off at 64.7 °C and the ethanol will at 78.4 °C. I not really sure exactly how they do it, but I think they just wait until they hit the ethanol temp to start collecting it. They probably collect the from 64 C up to 78 C and throw it away. I would definitely not drink it if you didn't' know exactly what you were doing. It wouldn't be fun to live the rest of your life blind...or maybe dead.

Oh and don't take my word on the temps either I found it on wikipedia.

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