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Old 09-01-2005, 03:13 AM   #11
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oh any of you get that stuff or cant see?

 
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:20 AM   #12
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While I don't remember the specifics I do believe that "Jake leg" resulted from some medicinal beverage that people were consuming in lou of alcohol (prohibition). I believe that the chemical substance in the beverage also caused... impotence... *gasps*

Anyhow, consumption of methyl alcohol can cause blindness and even death.. I wouldn't be trying to ferment regular old barley seeds with some random yeast at who knows what temperature.. you could end up with some nasty and dangerous results. I do know that beer fermentation at temps approaching 80 F and upwards produces more fusel alcohols (paint thinner type stuff that causes wicked hangovers and is probably bad for your health). Besides, you aren't producing beer anyways.. beer is made from malted barley and hops.. you're producing who knows what. I wouldn't drink it without running it through some sort of still (at least a couple times through a pot still or once through a reflux type still - of course moonshing is illegal).

Bottom line: it just doesn't sound like a good idea, even if the results were safe to drink they'd probably taste very very bad (as in worse than steel reserve and natural ice combined and served piss warm).

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Old 09-01-2005, 11:35 PM   #13
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well ok but it smells just like beer now and looks to be getting clearer than it was 3.5 days ago?? and there is a white powderie substance on the bottom of the jar? well thats what it looks like... but that is all notmal right?

 
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:13 AM   #14
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if you do it, pour some in a spoon, light it if it burn red you are dead(if you drink it) if it is blue the your are cool. But hell this is beer not white lightning (and no I don't know how to make it.... )
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:51 AM   #15
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If you only used corn sugar, then it's not beer at all. It'll taste horrible and make you feel even worse. Did you use any malt? And what kind of yeast did you use? How big is this jar?

 
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:07 PM   #16
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DAVID: you have to be careful. You're very likely going to make yourself very ill with whatever concoction you have in that jar. It is definately not beer. It will probably have some alcohol in it, but you'd never catch any of us trying to drink what you have made.

True: making beer requires only water, barley and yeast.

False: throwing water, raw barley, and yeast into a jar with some table sugar will make beer.

The barley has to go through some processing to make it ready for beer making. I am SURE your barley has not gone through this process.

Then, everything has to be sanitized reall REALLY well.

Then you cook everything together.

Then you put it in a jar with yeast.

Oh... and I would suggest waiting until you are a little older. I don't know how old you are, but I SERIOUSLY doubt that you're 25 like your user profile suggests.

No one can stop you from trying to make beer, even if you are only 12, but you should listen to everyone here and really read some more on the subject (there are many resources on the internet) before you try to drink anything you are making.
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