H O M E M A D E A L C O H O L Version 2 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= By: Zero zerotextspy@yahoo.

com July 25th, 2009 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= INTRODUCTION -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= In this file I am going to present to you the simple method(s) for makin g drinkable alcohol; this is so easy a kid could do it. There isn't much to introd uce here, as everyone on Earth (well, almost everyone) knows what alcohol is, and th e effects it has when it is consumed. So let's just get right to the alcohol produ ction. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= INTRODUCTION TO VERSION 2 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= After researching the home production of alcohol quite a bit, I decided to expan d this file a bit more for further education. Many things remain the same; the f irst "fermentation" recipe stays the same as in the July 19th 2008 file, but wit h a few added twists to increase yields of alcohol, give more options, etc. What is primarily different is the recipes for Beer, and higher alcohols; ex: distil led alcohols. You will read how to build a basic distillation apparatus for dist illing higher alcohols. Please take note, though, that while it is perfectly legal to brew your own alco hol, it is completely illegal to distill your own alcohol. This is a crime, no m atter how you look at it. Now, as to whether or not that crime is enforced, or n ot, is another issue. But be aware that distilling alcohol is (for some reason), illegal. Thank you Jason Scott of textfiles.com for hosting all of my files. I'm glad to see that you are still keeping the spirit of textfiles alive. Take note that this file was written in Windows Notepad, and therefor is under t he "FIXEDSYS" font. If you transfer this file over to scribd (where I've seen qu ite a few of my files land), or to any HTML website, be sure to change the font to "FIXEDSYS" to save the ASCII art rendering, and keep the file looking the sam e. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= BEGINNING -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= You should probably have a few things before you start. Through this document I'

as you need them. or wherever. If you would like. thats 36 Proof alcohol. The thing about baker's yeast is the bread taste t hat it has with it (this stuff is used to make bread). If you substitute with brown sugar. When it comes to the gallon size jugs. then be certain to c lean it out using bleach and hot water. Also. of sorts. search for any yeast used to make high concentrations of alcohol. you will have a rum. I suggest buying the packets.and should . you can potentially produce 18% alcohol. you will need the 1-gallon jugs anyway. so just get a big bag and make a crapload of alc ohol. You will go to Wal-Mart. but if you are forced to use a milk jug. then just buy a few gallons of drinking water (thes e are like 80 cents each). and go to the flour/sugar/cake section to find typical Baker's Yeast. you can order yeast off of the internet that will be better. though. you are going to be fermenting sugar in here for a few days. You will find two items. or a small container of yeast. so you definitely want to make for certain that you don't g et any crap bacterial growth in them. but it is tolerable and will wor k. then this will due just fine. You can substitute normal white sugar with brown sugar. so you may as well just buy the gallons of drinking water and use the water they have. If you have decent tap water in your house. as well. You'll only need a few cups per gallon of alcohol you make. Things must be clean. A few things that would be a goo d idea to have. When you use turbo y east. simple as that. If your tap water is suspect.be altered. you will need only a pack of balloons. though -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A BASIC ALCOHOL RECIPE -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= We make ethanol (drinkable alcohol) by the fermentation of sugar using y east." Turbo Yeast ordered onl ine is exceptionally cheap. and the gallon size jug(s). then you are adding a different flavor. a little over $1. If you order the yeast off of the internet. I suggest using the drinking wat er jugs of course.00 per packet. just get a cheap bag of sugar. For the materials. period! The materials can . this is called "Turbo Yeast. Water is not extraordinarily important. what you'll need. Thi s may be suggested for those wanting to experiment. or if you wou ld like a "cleaner" tasting alcohol. you will need three basic ingredients: *-Sugar *-Water *-Yeast Lets start with the yeast. If you distill the brown sug ar alcohol.ll explain. In this recipe. either the yeast in small packets (sold as three packets each). The above (the plastic gall . The sugar is easy.

You can find airlocks on Ebay. I suggest you have one of these. o f s N If using the plastic pail. and put a balloon over the top of the container. it will allow air to escape. put the lid on with the air lock.on jug. This will be used fo r fermenting your alcohol instead of a 1 gallon plastic jug. any brew shop. add 3 1/2 cups of sugar to the gallon sized jug. and slide the air lock into the hole. I suggest buying a 5 gallon plastic pail . For someone wanting to have a little more success. Now poke about 5 very small pin holes in the top of the balloon. Do not stir the yeast. The y are typical white 5 gallon plastic pails that have a lid. Put the jug in a good pl ace (like in your closet). So you would use 14 cups of su gar. you will see t he balloon inflate and hear the carbon dioxide coming out. and shake the living crap out of it to get all f the sugar and yeast dissolved completely in the water. s imply drill a hole in the lid of your container. it will disturb it. better fermentation. You want to activate the yeast. and let it work. I suggest that you buy an Air Lock. instead you should pour the yeast into it. Home Depot.75 cents p er air lock. When you are making alcohol. This carbon dioxide needs to escape from the jug while also not letting oxygen in. This time is . Scale t his up times 4 if you are using the plastic pail. You should notice immediate oaming action. Note that the above procedure is meant for the gallon sized jug. so just let it sit there for a little while to hydrate. and more control. and dump a packet of yeast in it. Once the yeast has disso lved completely into the cup of water. They allow for more head space. Oxygen is damaging to the fermentation process. add 1 cup of luke-warm wa ter. ow it's time to wait. and 3 1/4 gallons of water. ecure it with tape. and add it to th e gallon jug with the sugar and water. To start. fill it with 13 cups of luke-warm water. and allow it to ferment for about 7 to 10 days. they are worth it. Now. they are useful. or any online brew shop for about $0. a by-product is carbon dioxide. Y ou will begin to notice that the yeast is foaming and bubbling. but not allow air to come in. In a few hours. Lowes. Now take the cap off.these can be bought at Wal-Mart. Put the cap on the jug. and balloons) are for the most basic thrown together setup. To use it. The balloons are used to keep air from entering into the container. but not the best. All they do is keep air from entering into the container by using a water barrier. in a sauce pan (pot). so the balloon protects everything from ox ygen while also letting the carbon dioxide out safely. Once it is stirred very well. Next. or virtually anywhere. th en stir it with a large wooden spoon to give it some air to work off of. you can stir it a little bit. When the air lock is filled with water.

You may have heard of distillation. That's right. It is perfectly fine to drink. you can judge when it is done by how many bubbles come out of your air lock per minute. though. The concentration of alcohol is low. or taste . If the liqu id tastes sugary. Do not refrigerate. but it is not beyond your limit ations. it might have 9% alcoh ol by volume at best. and leave the yeast behind . then stick the bucket in the coolest place in the house. which r equires that you heat the alcohol to a vapor. this is just yeast leftovers that taste like bread and will make you fart (it's true). or bucket. then it did not work. and recondense it by itself to yield more pure alcohol. or too cold. If it tastes bitter. You should notice at the bottom of the container some sediment. Sim .not specific. There are many methods to do this. When it stops blowing bubbles out. or a bitter substance.all of which can be bought at a bre w shop. and is no longer putt ing off any gas. it is d one. If it is really cold in your house. then there will be no bread smell. or online. simpl y put it in the freezer. it's not that hard. It requires a few more ingredients . then your alcohol is ready. then insulate the jug. this will kill the yeast. Simply pour the strange smelling sugar wine into a new container. If you want to take advantage of the alcohol content. let it sit for about a month. Simply do an internet search for "alcohol distillatio n" to find out how this is done. but drinking it serves as no problem whatsoever. you can concentrate it with varying methods. Remember that you do not want your ferment to be too hot. at your local grocery store. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= BEER RECIPE -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Beer is somewhat more difficult to make. If it is superiorly hot in side your house. at all. If you used the turbo yeast. For the plastic pail. though. If you would like an easy way to concentrate your alcohol. putting your jug of alcohol in the freezer will allow you to freeze the water. Remember that a good tell of whether or not the alcohol is done is whe ther or not you can taste a sugary substance. with something to keep the warmth inside. this will stop the yeast's action. but you can judge when the fermentation is done by viewing if the balloon has deflated. If you want it to taste better. then you made alcoh ol. which I will not cover due to the fa ct that I am aiming for ease. Once the balloon has deflated a lot. leaving behind a more concentrated form of alcohol. like t he kitchen. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CONCENTRATION -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Your new alcohol isn't exactly that concentrated.

Label them for each day that you make them. If you would like. Adding a bottle of this stuff to your alcohol will give it a better taste. Take the concentrated alcohol. simply put it in your freezer for a while and pour off the more concent rated alcohol. Due to freezer space. of course. IN . but this stuff is drinkable. Now for a practical concern.----- OUT ------------. or wherever. After about 7 days or so. larger amounts. Dis card the water. you should be left with *at least* a gallo n or two of more concentrated alcohol. and you should have a very good amount of some fairly d ecent concentration of drinkable alcohol .ply put the jug of sugar wine in your freezer for a while. which should be a higher concentration of alcohol. Once you have done all of the batches (7 to 14 gallons). then pour off the liquid. allow a lot of the water to f reeze. and st ick them in your closet as you make them. I suggest making 1 to 2 gallons of homem ade alcohol every day for 7 days. and buy a sma ll thing of rum extract. or whatever you want to add. you c an't throw a bunch of jugs in there at once. Cold Water ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cold water '-----------------------------' <--Thermometer .maybe upwards of 25-30% alcohol if you have done everything right. at this point you can add flavoring. when the first b atch is done. Pour off t he alcohol leaving the ice. Do not be confused. Go to Wal-Mart. The following day.-----. do the same thing with the next batch. you're definitely not going to be making quality alc ohol using any of method here. and put it in t he freezer one more time in a final attempt to remove some of the water. Simply add any e xtract flavoring that you would like to add.

Condenser / \ \ \ / \ \ \====== Water In ".-" Fermented Mash <---Alcohol Out (__________) <--Stainless Steel or Copper Boiler [+][+][+] Heat [+][+][+] .________ / ______ \ / / \ \/\========== Water Out \ \ -/ \ / \ \ \ <--.

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