Originally Posted by jimbobminogue
Not completely sure where to post this question but this was the best place I could find without spending hours searching the site. On a random bored night I stumbled upon a youtube video of a college student making "homemade booze" All he used was a 2L jug of generic fruit juice, 3 cups of sugar, and 20g of brewers yeast. Tossed on an airlock and in 3 days had drinkable alcohol. I then did a few hours of google research (learned an amazing amount of stuff about yeast) and realized that a basic alcohol is really just sugar, water and yeast with/or with out any additional flavoring. I found lots of people even making low grade alcohol with plain old bread yeast. Being a fairly cheap and resourceful individual I thought I would give it a go. I have a few batches fermenting right now ( 7 to be exact). I think the first 3 will be a big fail because at the time all I had was bread yeast and table sugar. The next 4 I tried consisted of frozen juice concentrate, dextrose, brewers yeast and water. I guess in the end my question is has any else ever made anything like this? If so, any tips trick and recipes would be awsome
Hell yeah, that was the first kind of alcohol I ever made. Maybe I even saw that same college kid on youtube making booze. But yeah, my first was water, sugar, bread yeast. Tasted horrible, mixed it with lemonade mix and still tasted horrible, but I still drank it. It was really cool to me, being 18 at the time: The whole balloon expanding, the novelty of making alcohol, and the best was hiding the stuff under my sink from my parents lol.
But now I'm 23, I can get alcohol, but I think it's more fun to make it and show off to friends.