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Old 05-11-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Can Someone Share Their Expertise On Fermenting Corn Or Potatoe Mash To Arrive At (190%-200%) Pure Alcohol, Using The Dry Method Of Fermentation? Is This At All Possible? If So Would It Be Also Possible That He/she Could Share The Process From Beginnig To End With The Ingredients, Time, Size Batch/finished Product?
If It Is Not Possible To Create (190%-200%) Pure Alcohol Through The Dry Method Of Fermentation Then Can I Receive Help In Using The Desired Method?
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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What is "dry Fermentation"? You will need water for mashing and fermentation.

And with fermentation alone you cannot even come close to the alcohol levels you desire.

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #3
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I've made wine using potatoes, but what you'll need to get that alcohol content is distillation, which I believe requires a federal license......
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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Can Someone Share Their Expertise On Fermenting Corn Or Potatoe Mash To Arrive At (190%-200%) Pure Alcohol, Using The Dry Method Of Fermentation? Is This At All Possible? If So Would It Be Also Possible That He/she Could Share The Process From Beginnig To End With The Ingredients, Time, Size Batch/finished Product?
If It Is Not Possible To Create (190%-200%) Pure Alcohol Through The Dry Method Of Fermentation Then Can I Receive Help In Using The Desired Method?
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:43 PM   #5
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Also, there is no method of achieving 190-200% alcohol due to the laws of physics. Even 190-200 proof would be difficult in a non-industrial setting.

 
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:01 PM   #6
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A. You need a federal license for distilling, period.
B. 95% can be reached with three stage distillation. Anhydrous alcohol requires a fourth vacuum stage.
C. It's rare for anyone over 12 to capitalize all of their words, except on AOL.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:57 PM   #7
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Assuming he is american or british. There are several countries where home-distilling is quite legal.
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:02 PM   #8
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i told you before - if you forget and leave caps lock on, for some reason this forum
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:02 AM   #9
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Hi everyone, I am looking for a recipe for beer made from corn (maize) I have developed a grain allergy and (shock horror) can no longer drink beer!!!! After 4 years of 'missing out' on my favourite brews, I am hoping that someone can help. I have brewed before and made wine, so am not a total novice, but cannot find any recipes to suit my requirements.

 
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The indians used to do it all the time. Steve Buhner writes about it in his book Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesguino

I will try making some this summer.



 
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