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Old 07-09-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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Went to a wedding tonight (7/8/09 at 7:08:09 pm). Kinda cheesy but the first time I've atually ENJOYED a wedding.

On tap were miller, newcastle brown, bridgeport IPA and a couple wines. Most importantly though, were some homebrew spirits. Never have I tasted a rum with such flavor...

Didn't get many details from the groom (wedding was a highschool friend of the wife's) but ya best beleive I will... for... ahem... research purposes.

Obviously I think it was a tad foolish to be openly serving homebrew spirits to guests (we'll act like he has a license) but really - better crap than I've ever had.

Note that there is no discussion of distillation techniques allowed here - try and respect that folks, I know how to use google ;-)
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:24 AM   #2
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Wine on tap? how interesting.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Err... not wine on tap - wine from the bottle...

So the 3 beers were on tap, wine and spirits were bottled.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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So it's still (pun intended) unlawful to assemble legal ingredients into a substance that is legal to own and consume? I thought prohibition ended ages ago.

 
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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Yes, distilling is still illegal. Distillation yeilds methanol as well as ethanol. You don't want to drink methanol - its dangerous. Plus, there is risk of explosion if not done correctly.

 
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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NO, there is no risk of explosion. Well, there is, but much like smoking while filling your car with gas, it takes gross stupidity to make it happen(and the same process too, extreme heat REALLY close to vapors). Methanol is also in very small amounts and vaporizes first, therefore just throw out the first shot's worth.

It's only illegal because The Man doesn't get his cut of the taxes.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
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Distillation of alcohol isn't illegal........ You just have to have a permit, which can get costly and a a PITA to get......
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Distillation of alcohol isn't illegal........ You just have to have a permit, which can get costly and a a PITA to get......
That is true - I stand corrected. Distillation is illegal without a permit.

 
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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The only reason I know that is b/c my ex-BIL owns a microstill/resturaunt in Lowndes, MS. He said it cost him nearly $2000 and about a year and a half before his permit was approved and his still/resturaunt gets audited(i guess that's what it's called) every few months to make sure that he's not selling anywhere else but in his resturaunt....
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:32 PM   #10
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Had some HB'd Brandy. Whacheewahh what a headache that made for. But dang, was it good going down.

And Wine on tap is not so far fetched. Low pressure on the corny (enough to push is all) and a cobra faucet and you are done. I have seen this a lot when we'd go to the winery tastings.

 
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