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Old 04-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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I was just pondering the idea of yeast and how we could make alcohol without it.. and thought about Synthetic Alcohol. That article seems to be the start of something that could phase out alcohol in the next century, but for now I'm curious if there is ANY known way to make alcohol without the use of yeast


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Old 04-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'm no chemist by any means. But in order to do that you might have to find a way to isolate some lactobacillus and put that in.



 
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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The synthetic "alcohol" described in the article does not contain any alcohol at all. It is meerly a mix of mindaltering drugs that make you feel "buzzed".
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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The synthetic "alcohol" described in the article does not contain any alcohol at all. It is meerly a mix of mindaltering drugs that make you feel "buzzed".
Yeah, I understand that. I'm simply saying it could replace alcohol.

I'm curious if there is another way to make Alcohol. I found a couple articles that suggest it is. It sounds like you need to extract the enzyme that produces alcohol from the yeast cells and introduce that to sugars.

I was just thinking hard about how alcohol is made and was curious if that was the ONLY way it is made. Hydration of ethylene produces non-drikable alcohol, but not really interested in that. I think drinkable alcohol is pretty much only made with yeast.

Synthetic alcohol sounds pretty cool though. It would be cool to have an antidote to alcohol
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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I read somwhere that they use bacteria to make alchohol out of wood pulp
Cant find it now tho...

but this might be interesting http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdiges...rsion-process/
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #6
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diazepam enhances drunkenness, there is no way it could ever replace it. unless it can **** in my sock drawer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Yeah, I understand that. I'm simply saying it could replace alcohol.
What would be the advantage?
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #8
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That article is a joke. benzodiazepines are highly addictive. This "synthetic" alcohol from benzodiazepine-spiked liquid will never be allowed to be served, so dont get your hopes up that it will phase out alcohol!

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #9
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isnt that the same thing at ludes or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methaqualone

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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Alcohol is produced by countless micro-organisms. There are plenty of fungi and bacteria that produce alcohol. Go into google and type fungal ethanol production and then try bacterial ethanol production. If you want to find better quality results type filetypedf after your search and it will increase the percentage of scientific journal articles found, I would rate myself as highly educated in most areas of science simply because of my use of filetypedf.

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