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Old 09-22-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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So I was thinking about trying something new here... The thinking is to take 18 lbs of white table sugar and ferment it with a turbo yeast to get an 18% swing appropriate for mixing into other things.

Is it necessary to do anything to this prior to consumption? Will there be unsafe levels of methanol in this swig to the point its not worth it or will I avoid those with the use of table sugar?



 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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I think you'd be better off with cheap vodka or another grain alcohol. Fermenting pure sugar with Turbo Yeast is not exactly a pleasant drinking experience.



 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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you could then distill it to
you have everclear

 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:41 PM   #5
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Build a still and make Rum with it. Or maybe freeze it and rack off the liquid. Cheap buzz!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:42 PM   #6
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i think you'd be better off with cheap vodka or another grain alcohol.

 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #7
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You would be better off trying an Eau de Vie. Will not be as harsh as turbo yeast.

 
Old 09-23-2010, 12:51 AM   #8
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without distilling it with a still... would we get injured or do we avoid the methanols by using just pure table sugar?

 
Old 09-23-2010, 02:35 AM   #9
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the methanols would still be present but since you are not concentrating it by distillation the concentrations are not harmful.

 
Old 09-23-2010, 02:40 AM   #10
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Prison hootch. Not related to beer.


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