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Old 06-13-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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CURRENTLY OUT IN IRAQ ON TOUR AND NEED HELP MAKING A BREW I HAVE LIMITED SUPPLIES WHAT I CAN GET IS BOTTLES, FRUIT, SUGAR AND BREAD AS MY YEAST CAN I MAKE A BREW AND HOW WOULD I DO IT . WOULD APPREICIATE A TECHNIGUE WITH TIMINGS AND MEASUREMENTS AND HOW TO MAKE AN AIR LOCK. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME NEED ALCOHOL. TOTALLY DRY OUT HERE



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Old 06-13-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Its against the rules to have alcohol over there. Not to mention its going to taste horrible with the ingredients you mentioned.

Just do what I did. Make friends with the British/Aussie guys. They seem to have an endless supply of beer and liquor.



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Old 06-13-2006, 07:10 PM   #3
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I'd have to agree. Not only can you get in some deep s**t, but being over there in deep s**t would be worse. Also, look up the contractors (heavily armed, scruffy looking Americans) perhaps they can help.

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Sounds like you have all the ingredients you need for some prison hooch...

http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/cat_steve_dont_eat_it.php

(It's #8 on the list, scroll down for a bit).

All in all, though, sounds like a pretty bad idea.

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Old 06-13-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Sounds like you have all the ingredients you need for some prison hooch...

http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/cat_steve_dont_eat_it.php

(It's #8 on the list, scroll down for a bit).

All in all, though, sounds like a pretty bad idea.
You know, if he used only the strainght yeast and a clean sock, it may have actually been ...er... tasty.
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I'd have to agree. Not only can you get in some deep s**t, but being over there in deep s**t would be worse. Also, look up the contractors (heavily armed, scruffy looking Americans) perhaps they can help.

I wish, we never got to carry weapons
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If you can get honey, try a quick mead:
http://www.gotmead.com/component/option,com_pccookbook/page,viewrecipe/cat_id,69/recipe_id,118/

I am sure you can get the ingredients locally.

For an airlock, use a blowoff tube - a hose from the jug to a low-lying bowl filled with water, keeping the hose tip submerged in the water.

Taste it in 3 weeks...it will likely be too sweet, but it will definitely be alcoholic...a lot alcoholic. If you can hold off, wait for the full 2 months. Better yet, have multiple batches going at the same time.

Let us know how it turns out.

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Most English 'country wines' are made with fruit juice and sugar. Look for recipes for this on the internet, there's thousands.

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CURRENTLY OUT IN IRAQ ON TOUR AND NEED HELP MAKING A BREW I HAVE LIMITED SUPPLIES WHAT I CAN GET IS BOTTLES, FRUIT, SUGAR AND BREAD AS MY YEAST CAN I MAKE A BREW AND HOW WOULD I DO IT . WOULD APPREICIATE A TECHNIGUE WITH TIMINGS AND MEASUREMENTS AND HOW TO MAKE AN AIR LOCK. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME NEED ALCOHOL. TOTALLY DRY OUT HERE
I THINK IT MIGHT BE A KID WHO CAN'T GET BOOZE RATHER THAN A DUDE IN IRAQ I MEAN WHY WOULD AN INTELLECTUALLY MATURE PERSON TYPE ENTIRELY IN CAPITALS AND WITH SUCH BAD GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION?!?!
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I THINK IT MIGHT BE A KID WHO CAN'T GET BOOZE RATHER THAN A DUDE IN IRAQ I MEAN WHY WOULD AN INTELLECTUALLY MATURE PERSON TYPE ENTIRELY IN CAPITALS AND WITH SUCH BAD GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION?!?!
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